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Options January 5, 2013: Straighten Up And Fly Right!

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Artist Track
Marvin Gaye  Straighten Up & Fly Right   Options
Dan Penn  You Left The Water Running   Options
Jim Nesbitt  Husband In Law   Options
Obie Plenty  Beef Stew   Options
Bola Sete  Baccara   Options
Undertones, The  Teenage Kicks   Options
T-Bones, The  Hold On, I'm Comin'   Options
Marty Robbins  This Much A Man   Options
Spinners, The  I'm Coming Home   Options
Fleshtones, The  F-F-Facination   Options
Paul Revere and the Raiders  Don't Take It So Hard   Options
Wade Ray  Easy Pickin's   Options
Aaron Neville  Wrong Number (I'm Sorry, Goodbye)   Options
Ella Fitzgerald  Across The Alley From The Alamo   Options
Keith Richards  How I Wish   Options
Real Don Steele, The  Hole In My Soul   Options
Dave Edge  Wham Bam   Options
Piano Red  It's a Sin to Tell a Lie   Options
Redd Kross  Annie's Gone   Options
Brother John Rydgren  A Beautiful Girl   Options
Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks  You Scare Me   Options
Rose Royce  I'm Going Down   Options
Louis Prima  When You're Smiling/The Sheik Of Araby   Options
Jellyfish  He's My Best Friend   Options
Mike Burnett  Saying Things   Options
Tracy Byrd  Something To Brag About   Options
Nickie Lee  The Ten Commandments Of Man   Options
Beastie Boys  Jimmy James (Original Mix)   Options
Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs  Ring Them Bells   Options
George Jones and Gene Pitney  Why Baby Why?   Options
Jimmy McCracklin  Arkansas (pts 1&2)   Options
Bodo  Real Real   Options
Joan Jett  fake friends   Options
Byrds, The  Feel A Whole Lot Better (sessions)   Options
Percy Sledge  You've Got That Something Wonderful   Options
?  Drinking Out Of Cups  
Kris  Angry Messages   Options

CLICK HERE for 1974 Sly Stone on The Mike Douglas show!

CLICK HERE Led Zeppelin vs The Beatles - Whole Lotta Helter Skelter !

CLICK HERE for Chuck Berry's 1980 thoughts about The Sex Pistols, Talking Heads and Clash records.

CLICK HERE for Famous Album Covers Revisited Using Google Street View .

CLICK HERE for a New York Times sound collage featuring a sampling of the musicians who died in 2012.

CLICK HERE for The Joe Smith Collection at the Library of Congress.

Snarky humor is not usually my favorite, but CLICK HERE and read the "Most Helpful Customer Reviews" of the Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer for a few laughs.

CLICK HERE for the kind of dumb ass creative humor I DO think is funny.

CLICK HERE to calculate how the buying power of the US dollar has changed from 1913-2012.

CLICK HERE to watch the documentary "Magical Mystery Tour Revisited"

CLICK HERE to read about the tricks that Fox News uses to manipulate statistics on its graphics.

CLICK HERE to go to a useless website like THIS ONE.

CLICK HERE for a reminder that you have to be 恋のホワン・ホワン! (or HERE , or HERE , or HERE , or HERE , or HERE! )

CLICK HERE for info on an odd e-book "Nick Lowe: A Long Career That Never Gets Stale." It is 4 pages long and "sells" for $1.99. The same author has one about Dean Martin that was reviewed like this: "This pamphlet was complete gargbage. A sixth grader could have written a better essay. All of this author's works should be removed from Amazon."

CLICK HERE for a similar 156 page "Book On Demand" titled "Nick Lowe" that boasts being made from "High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!" What is the world coming to? Only $19.95.

CLICK HERE for the story behind Tthe night James Brown played The Grand Ole Opry !

CLICK HERE for the FREE download of "No Good To Cry" by The Explorers Club!

Listener comments!

  Sat. 1/5/13 11:16am Connie T. Empress:

Get Teenage Kicks every week right here with #1 hits!
  Sat. 1/5/13 11:17am glenn:

banana slicer, you say?

  Sat. 1/5/13 11:17am mrmucho:

fills are overrated anyway
  Sat. 1/5/13 11:30am vanya from moscow:

checking out your links for a while already - thanks! berry interview is great!
  Sat. 1/5/13 11:31am Phelger Nank:

I think You've Got Another Thing Cummin' was by the Judas Priest.
  Sat. 1/5/13 11:34am stairbob:

Sitting by the window, in the sun, listening to your show and you sir, are nailing it. Thanks for your efforts.
  Sat. 1/5/13 11:35am mashmat:

I hear your lament re: today's pop music. But there are lots and many of people making real music everywhere still. God bless.
Avatar Sat. 1/5/13 11:38am Michael Shelley:

ABSOLUTELY - but there really is no large scale "indie" R&B scene - that's what I miss most
  Sat. 1/5/13 11:38am flagbottom:

here is another mashup that improves both originals:

U2 vs. Whitney Houston
  Sat. 1/5/13 11:38am nickinitaly:

the problem is in the past all music was good and accessible.
Now, in the info age,all accessible music is crap, and the good stuff you have to dig for. this is your responsibility as the good dj you are.
  Sat. 1/5/13 11:39am mashmat:

indie r&b i get it now, thanks for your reply.
  Sat. 1/5/13 11:42am pgw in mntclr:

cool links. thanks!
Avatar Sat. 1/5/13 11:43am Michael Shelley:

I wasn't particularly articulate!
  Sat. 1/5/13 11:45am mashmat:

I blame my kid yapping in my ear :)
Avatar Sat. 1/5/13 11:52am Michael Shelley:

  Sat. 1/5/13 11:53am Michael from the Left Coast:

Real Don Steele had a "Bandstand" type dance show for a while in the 70's and some clips still exist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/5/13 11:55am Parq:

Haven't heard the Real Don Steele mentioned in years. East coaster that I am, I've only heard of him, never listened to him.
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:00pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Ah John Rydgren--what pipes on that guy!
Avatar Sat. 1/5/13 12:02pm Philo Gristle:

I knew of Real Don Steele from the great Corman and Joe Dante movies he was in, like Rock'n'Roll High School and especially Death Race 2000. Only later did I come across some airchecks. Rockin' Ricky Rialto in Gremlins, too!
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:02pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Parq--as a transplanted east coaster I can tell you Real Don Steele was just as good as all our heroes (except maybe a shade behind Dan Ingram who was so innately suited for that gig that he stood head and shoulders above everyone else). He was on the air till just before he died and he always sounded exciting and excited
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/5/13 12:06pm Parq:

Aces. Michael. I hate to sound like an old guy, but what are today's kids going to reminisce about? "Wow, remember the computer-generated weather report that Clearchannel put on its midwest stations? That was so cool!"
Avatar Sat. 1/5/13 12:06pm Michael Shelley:

Ingram = my all time favorite
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:10pm Mike East:

watched some of the louis prima special on pbs on nye
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:12pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Talk about drumming! I think that's Bobby Morris with Louis Prima--amazing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/5/13 12:13pm Parq:

Ingram was THE greatest, no argument from me. Half of what I know about puns (and my daughter will confirm that I know way too much) I learned from Dan I.
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:17pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Sorry--my mistake--Jimmy Vincent was the amazing drummer on that Louis Prima track. What a player!
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:19pm Brian:

Seconds on the Rose Royce song: now I want to watch Car Wash.
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:22pm Pete:

The Petty studio in Clovis appears to be preserved and tourable although their web site is defunct.
There's this: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g46990-d662718-Reviews-Norman_Petty_Studios-Clovis_New_Mexico.html
Avatar Sat. 1/5/13 12:23pm Michael Shelley:

Thanks Pete!
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:28pm James:

My wife loves when I play Prince Buster's version of this.
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:30pm Connie T. Empress:

Bob Shannon was called The Prince of Puns and he referred to Dan's words as "Ingramisms": Dan always the first and best
Avatar Sat. 1/5/13 12:31pm Michael Shelley:

Both Bob & Dan can be so subtle & clever - that sometimes I don't figure out the joke till hours after hearing it. I love that.
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:32pm fred:

Beaties! RIP MCA, you're missed so much
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:32pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Sam I Am--Vincent was the regular drummer in the Witnesses during this period so it's my assumption that he played on this. There is some Youtube footage of him which I watched a long time ago--a terrific player and an even better showman
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:32pm Gaylord Fields:

Did you say ther's a copy of "The Ten Commandments of Man" on eBay? I'll ask my wife if I can bid on it.
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:33pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Bob Shannon is in ill health as we speak--it's why he stopped broadcasting
Avatar Sat. 1/5/13 12:34pm Michael Shelley:


there's another for $24.95
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:37pm Connie T. Empress:

Dang Gaylord: I will dig out my extra copy: Can't have too many! 20 Commandments!
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:38pm Gaylord Fields:

I own two copies of tne Prince Buster original, as well as the Princess Buster rebuttal (as per the Fairness Doctrine).
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:38pm Jay/ London:

here's the link that works for Norman Petty Studios
and hi Michael and all
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:41pm Brian:

I doubt Arkansas pre-dates Kansas City, which is derived from Bennie Moten's "Goofy Dust," 1924.
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:41pm Gaylord Fields:

Thanks for giving me cover to own it, Connie. It's not the most "comfortable" record in my collection, to put it mildly.
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:42pm Bob:

Chuck Berry pretty much gets it right.
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:46pm Gaylord Fields:

Ingram is the gold standard. The unheralded Dick Heatherton rates almost as highly. His return during WCBS-FM's short-lived Radio Legends series was revelatory.
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:50pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Gaylord--last time I was in Vegas Dick Heatherton was on there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/5/13 12:54pm Parq:

Sorry, I didn't realize this was still an open question. Arkansas became a state on June 15, 1836. Kansas City Mo was founded on February 22, 1853. You can thank me later.
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:55pm Gaylord Fields:

Thanks for the tip, MftLC! Maybe there's a stream!
  Sat. 1/5/13 12:57pm Mike East:

great show, Michael!
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