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Artist Track
Joan Jett  Mary Tyler Moore Theme   Options
Crickets, The  Harlem Girl   Options
Jenny Clay  Even Batman   Options
Doris Duke  Congratulations Baby   Options
Walter Wanderley  Voce E Eu   Options
Leopards, The  I Wonder If I'll Ever See You Again   Options
Stags, The  You Know He Did   Options
Googie Rene Combo  Soul Zone   Options
Carl Smith  Love Love Love   Options
Jags, The  Back Of My Hand   Options
Tony Hazzard  Listen To Me   Options
Bo Diddley  Mr. Kruschev   Options
Mills Brothers, The  Caravan   Options
Dave Edmunds  They've Never Been In Love   Options
Street Cleaners, The  That's Cool, That's Trash   Options
Frankie Miller  Rain, Rain   Options
Wilson Pickett  Everybody Needs Somebody To Love   Options
Elvis Presley  Find Out What's Happening   Options
Belle and Sebastian  The Blues Are Still Blue   Options
Ken Nordine  Olive   Options
Dick Curless  Uncle Tom   Options
Larry Willams and Johnny "Guitar" Watson  Keep On Lovin' You   Options
Shirley Bassey  Burn My Candle   Options
Utopia  Crystal Ball   Options
David Crosby  Get Together   Options
Willis Brothers, The  Highway Patrol   Options
Bobby Byrd  We're In Love   Options
Jenny O.  Learned My Lessons   Options
Carole King  Take a Giant Step (demo)   Options
Vibratos LTD., The  I'll Be Back   Options
Dillards, The  Little Pete   Options
Brenton Wood  Baby You Got It   Options
Bangs, The  Call On Me   Options
Johnny Rivers  It's Too Late   Options
Dave Dudley  Two Six Packs Away   Options
Dumpy "Piano" Rice  The In Crowd   Options
Agressors, The  Cupid   Options
Green  I'm Not Going Down (Anymore)   Options
Ron-Dells  It's Over   Options
Merle Haggard  Mama Tried   Options
Fountains of Wayne  You're Never Satisfied   Options
Kinks, The  Act Nice and Gentle   Options
Bob Ambitieux  Go To Pieces   Options
Chris Issak  I Believe   Options
CKLW Music Mix Up  Walter Fredrickson   Options
Marnie's Brother  Sorry about accidental call   Options
Debbie Roe  Dont F'in Touch Me!   Options
Carnival Barker  Come On Over   Options
Joe  Sorry Beverly's Aunt is Sick   Options
Angry Boy  Wants the People to know: Fists & Rocks   Options

I have low expectations for THIS and even lower ones for THIS

CLICK HERE to read about how Adam Schlesinger‏ from Fountains of Wayne writes songs

CLICK HERE to watch The Beach Boys pretend to record "Good Vibrations"

CLICK HERE for The Mighty Hannibal "Midnight Hour" on The !!!! Beat

CLICK HERE for The Monkees: Complete un-aired TV pilot from 1965

CLICK HERE for Rock Aficionados Try to Spin Old Vinyl Into Gold in New Investing Track

CLICK HERE for Ted Nugent

CLICK HERE for "Iconic NYC Music Venues, Then And Now" slideshow

CLICK HERE for "Ex”-Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos in Lawsuit With “Former” Band Mates"

CLICK HERE for Sinatra doing his thing

CLICK HERE for 45 minutes of Elvis Costello & The Attractions at their peak

CLICK HERE to see the results of THE LES PAUL AUCTION

CLICK HERE to watch the full "Beach Boys Live in Concert 50th Anniversary"

CLICK HERE to see listener Bjarne from Norway who tattooed the Woof Moo Logo on his hip area

CLICK HERE for some live Magic and CLICK HERE for the proper chords.

CLICK HERE for Celebrity Make Unders – What Would Celebrities Look Like If They Were Everyday People?!

CLICK HERE to listen to almost every top 10 of the top 40 era.

I love THIS!

CLICK HERE for a short documentary on Donnie And Joe Emerson!

CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!

CLICK HERE to hear Gene Simmons say that Ace Frehley is a drugged racist with low self esteem who did nothing

CLICK HERE to see Malcolm Brickhouse & Jarad Dawkins sixth-grade metalheads from Flatbush, Brooklyn

CLICK HERE to hear David Letterman ask: "Are Those Your Drums?"

CLICK HERE for a PDF of who plays what on Everly Brothers recordings.

CLICK HERE for How we made "You Really Got Me"!

CLICK HERE for another of the worst people in the world!

CLICK HERE for a not quite right piece called "The Rising Cost of New Vinyl"

CLICK HERE for 10 of the all-time greatest disc jockeys - with audio clips of their chatter

CLICK HERE this train wreck is a great microcosm of what is wrong with the world.

CLICK HERE for Nina Simone: nutty but good.

CLICK HERE for a few actual kind hearted people who would like to give $1 million to each and every person in America but are unfortunately not all that good at math

CLICK HERE for a series of Beatles vocal harmony tutorials

CLICK HERE to read: KISS' Paul Stanley: 'I Don't Need The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame'

CLICK HERE to read: An Open Letter From a Bar Owner to Musicians!

CLICK HERE to read "Van Dyke Parks: 'I was victimised by Brian Wilson's buffoonery' ".

CLICK HERE to watch a video that proves: Andy Kaufman Lives!

CLICK HERE to see why Bob Lefsetz thinks the Stones' tour is a greedy failure, and how the band is clueless.

CLICK HERE to watch the entire Minutemen documentary "We Jam Econo"

CLICK HERE for "22 geniously defaced textbooks & exam papers"

CLICK HERE to see Elvis & Elmo sing "The Monster Went And Ate My Red 2"

CLICK HERE to see Robin Zander's "son"

CLICK HERE for a nice piece about the the L.A. studio musicians who dominated the 70's sound.

CLICK HERE for Kim Shattuck.

CLICK HERE for info in Eric Kayser - now in NYC on 3rd Ave.

CLICK HERE for a nice piece on The Cowsills!

I love THESE Beach Boy videos!

CLICK HERE for Jerry Lewis Telethon Bloopers - Part 1 !

CLICK HERE for Jerry Lewis Telethon Bloopers - Part 2 !

CLICK HERE for more Jerry. the whole clip is crazy - but 2:13 in is really off the charts nuts.

CLICK HERE for The Worst Work Stations Ever

CLICK HERE to see Google interview Nick Lowe after his Live@Google performance in Mountain View. To get the two tracks for free from this performance CLICK HERE

There's some controversy about the coin toss that decided who would get seats in the plane that crashed on February 3, 1959 and killed Buddy Holly, Richie Vallens & Big Bopper. CLICK HERE for "An open Letter & Challenge to Dion from Tommy Allsup" then CLICK HERE for Dion's version from "The Wanderer Talks Truth"

CLICK HERE to explore & watch a short film on The Cosimo Code, an attempt to catalog every Cosimo Matassa 45!

I'm a huge Sonny Curtis fan. CLICK HERE for a recent interview.

CLICK HERE for a video about Wealth Inequality in America

CLICK HERE for "I Was a Teenage Fake Zombie"

CLICK HERE and enjoy the part that starts 2:25 in.

CLICK HERE for Los Shakers - Siempre tú

CLICK HERE for Albums that never were (but should have been!)

CLICK HERE for info on an amazing new drug: Unpretentiousil!

CLICK HERE for info session guitarist Vincent Bell.

CLICK HERE for Paul Anka's famous post-gig turned into a short film!

CLICK HERE for an recent Montclair Times article on Michael Shelley!

CLICK HERE for some minor key songs reworked into major keys.

CLICK HERE to read how Big Star's "September Gurls" was recorded at Ardent Studios

CLICK HERE to see Beastie Boy Mike D's lovely $9 a square foot wallpaper!

CLICK HERE to read "The Beatles and the Art of the Tambourine"

CLICK HERE to read Carol Kaye review of "The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret"

CLICK HERE for a great Beach Boys Interview from 1964 (starts @ 1:30).

CLICK HERE for seven minutes of David Bowie getting pissed off during interviews.

Apparently Bowie offered "Golden Years" to Elvis Presley - but The King declined. CLICK HERE former guest Stevie Riks nails the Elvis/Bowie duet version.

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 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 FREE download of "No Good To Cry" by The Explorers Club!



Listener comments!

Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 11:12am jmd:

Good morning, Michael. Totally agree about the low expectations for the CBGB movie based on the trailer. Looks stink-o. I'll stick with the #1 hits.
  Sat. 8/10/13 11:13am Elias:

Feel free to play this Leopards song several times in a row.
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 11:23am Michael Shelley:

E - you almost got your wish
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 11:26am jmd:

Is that the same Leopards that sing Chicken Pot Pie?
  Sat. 8/10/13 11:34am SeanG:

That Adam Schlesinger link doesn't seem to work
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 11:36am northguineahills:

Man, loved that Bo Diddley.
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 11:37am Michael Shelley:

SG- fixed it, thanks
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 11:37am Michael Shelley:

www.roadfood.com...
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 11:38am pacific standard simon:

mmm... Mills Bros.
  Sat. 8/10/13 11:41am Claudia:

Hey - caught brilliant Chuck Prophet show at the Bell House last night. Garland Jeffries made a guest appearance and they played Wild In The Streets, twice! Prophet closed with You Did and blew the roof off the house.
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 11:46am Gaylord Fields:

I had a long and involved dream last night, and that very song, "That's Cool, That's Trash," was at the core of it! And Todd-O-Phonic Todd made a cameo appearance, appropriately.
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 11:48am Paul Dee:

WP always sounds better on vinyl
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 11:53am Michael Shelley:

some dream in color, other in black & white - better to dream in #1 hits
  Sat. 8/10/13 11:54am scott:

Duck Dunn and Al Jackson only play on a couple of songs on Elvis' Stax sessions, but not that one. I believe that they were only in the studio in Elvis for one day. On the rest of the Stax sessions, the musicians were a combination of Elvis' road band (including James Burton) and Memphis session guys like Reggie Young and Tommy Cogbill.
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 11:56am Mike East:

Hey Michael. Great job on "I Can Hear Music". I've been loving it! I needed some #1 hits!
  Sat. 8/10/13 11:59am scott:

BTW, the Elvis At Stax set is pretty cool. It's not consistently great, but it kind of belies the common misperception that Elvis totally lost his way on record in the '70s. The material is a little spotty, but the performances show that Elvis still had it pretty together, at least talent-wise, in 1973.
  Sat. 8/10/13 12:02pm ans:

love larry williams esp. with johnny guitar!! thx
  Sat. 8/10/13 12:03pm Gordon FM:

Great show as usual Michael - I sent you something you may get a kick out of. Hi Gaylord!
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:05pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- On Monica's the other week I made a few Comments re Elvis :
www.wfmu.org...
...the UrbanMyth now is that the Colonel (Mgmt.) didn't let him grow Artistically w/ his choices - & that screwed him up
- & I've just taken that on board
- but it's not like I actually know any details of what happened...
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:09pm Michael Shelley:

There is no doubt that for a long time The Col. refused to let Elvis record songs that they couldnt get some of the publishing on - I think...
  Sat. 8/10/13 12:12pm scott:

Leiber and Stoller quit working with Elvis after a short time due to the Colonel's publishing greed. Imagine how much great work they could have done together if the Col. hadn't been so penny-wise/pound-foolish.
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...ususally working Sat.s - so I'm basically new to this Program!
...look forward to checking all these Links! :
...Beatles & Tambourine - 2009 Remasters made that notable! George Martin has said that he's worked w/ a few people - but the young Beatles seemed to have a quick & natural genius for Arrangement (...obviously) - which is itself a word that has sort of slyly got my attention more & more lately...& I wonder about generally...

- Crosby has been a LeoMonster awlright: read his autbio. 'LongTimeGone' - he took the drug thing just as far as it would go - w/ all the impact on friends that that implies!
- @ same time - I think he deserves a lotta cred for things he don't often get - like bringing Coltrane Jazz & Shankar Indian stuff to the Byrds & in fact to George & the Beatles (& hence whole World) too! His broad outlook, i.e. ...
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:19pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...in fact - if DavidCrosby had done no more than sing harmonies on the Byrds' 1st album (esp. Bells of Rhymney) - that'd go pretty far w/ me!...McGuinn talks overtly about meeting Crosby & right away having to weigh personality against talent - just by instinct (to paraphrase)...
  Sat. 8/10/13 12:21pm Queens L. Bow:

Wow, wondered who the woman singing "Get Together" was....what a shock. It's not on the Crosby box set; where's it from?
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:25pm Michael Shelley:

www.amazon.com...
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- have an older 1-CD version of Preflyte - more is something to look forward too!
...& that's another good example: Crosby resents it being released - but I love it! - but Artists *often* self-evaluate differently about their stuff than I or many do...
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:30pm glenn:

i dream in barbecue.
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...altho' (Preflyte) not as polished or even fully-formed as their eventual releases, I feel it has great raw & innocent charm - even Folkier - closer to JFK's 'NewFrontier' still...
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:32pm Gaylord Fields:

Never having met David Crosby and never anticipating meeting him, I can say that his personal reputation as a noxious maladroit doesn't concern me. Especially when I play the sublime Airport Song off Preflyte.
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

DaveDudley sounds like JuniorBrown!
...Contempo CountryPop stations aren't gonna play me this - now are they?!...
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:34pm Parq:

Whoa, the great Jesse White. What movie was that drop-in from?
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:35pm Michael Shelley:

www.youtube.com...
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:35pm Gaylord Fields:

@Parq: I'm guessing it's not an unreleased Maytag ad.
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:36pm glenn:

my current fave truck song, with, coincidentally, junior brown. www.youtube.com...
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I saw Crosby walking around SantaBarbara w/ his lady & somebody else's liver in 'im when I lived there! That's SoCal. *Why* didn't I bug him & say Thanks for TheByrds - ?! You develop a dif. attitude about Stars & Class out there...I did tell McGuinn Thx @ a show...
  Sat. 8/10/13 12:36pm Rob from Houston, TX:

Michael, Gary US Bonds has new book out which is a good read. Ever try to get him on your show? Seems like a good guy. Congrats on being part of this year's Ponderosa Stomp!
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:37pm Parq:

Thanks for that link, Michael.
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:38pm pacific standard simon:

@Rabbit - you run a certain risk, thanking people for creative work they did a couple of lifetimes ago.
  Sat. 8/10/13 12:39pm JEV from LMONT:

Green! Excellent. Love that guitar.
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:39pm pacific standard simon:

...if you forget to mention the work they're doing now.
  Sat. 8/10/13 12:40pm Queens L. Bow:

Cool, thanks! That's true about Elvis & the Colonel; I think generally he wouldn't let Elvis record a song without getting a cut of the publishing (this is mentioned in the liner notes to "The Memphis Record" collection). That's why Elvis never performed outside North America, why he did almost no TV, why he kept doing all those crummy movies. As to why Elvis didn't break with him, there are probably plenty of theories about that, but if only he did....imagine Spector, or John Lennon, or Phil Ramone getting a bunch of top rock & roll players to do an album with him. What could have been....
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- yeah - yer wanna be Keeewl
...Crosby says he wishes McGuinn would do TheByrds w/ him, tho'!
...McGuinn - not interested...
  Sat. 8/10/13 12:41pm Moammar:

Primordial Delbert!
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:42pm pacific standard simon:

It's not over until Michael says it's over!
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:44pm glenn:

delbert mcclinton taught john lennon how to play harmonica..
  Sat. 8/10/13 12:46pm Moammar:

"Love Me Do" is just sort of cruddy version of "Hey, Baby," that Bruce Channel song. All hail Vee-Jay records.
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:47pm glenn:

my understanding is that elvis only performed in the u.s and canada because the colonel had a criminal record and couldn't go anywhere, and if the colonel didn't go, elvis didn't go.
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:47pm Gaylord Fields:

Elvis didn't perform outside North America because the Colonel couldn't travel outside NA and would never let Elvis out of his sight. You do know the Colonel was an immigrant from the Netherlands in the US illegally, yes? He couldn't apply for a passport without risking getting his ass deported back to Breda.
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:50pm pacific standard simon:

I thought Elvis was good buddies with Richard Nixon -- you'd think he could have put in the fix.
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:50pm glenn:

nixon had other issues.
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:50pm Gaylord Fields:

And it's been reported that the Colonel was a person of interest in a murder case in the Netherlands, which complicatd things.
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I really wish the energy & money would go into excellent Documentaries rather than 'DocuDramas' - but that's where the financing is ...BeachBoys certainly enuff story to tell tho'! I remember some TV thing - actor doing MikeLove trying to MantraMeditate away MurrayWilson's business perfidy : 'Nothing I can do...Nothing I can do'...
- 'HeyBaby'/'LoveMeDo' make me think of 'JohnLennon'sJukebox' :
www.youtube.com...
- which I Link to a lot - but hey! it's great...
- That's quite interesting re Col.Parker considering Elvis is such an iconic American figure!...
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:54pm glenn:

i think chris isaak is fantastic. just sayin'
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- yeah - like his albums.
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:55pm Michael Shelley:

writes great songs & sings great & makes interesting records
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- seems to have a great attitude too.
  Sat. 8/10/13 12:56pm MK:

Forever Blue is a terrific album. Thanks for playing this, Michael!
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:56pm Gaylord Fields:

The Colonel was the embodiment of the term "Dutch uncle" in his relationship to Elvis.
Avatar Sat. 8/10/13 12:57pm glenn:

he'd probably get more respect if he wasn't so fucking good looking, not that i hold that against him or anything.
  Sat. 8/10/13 1:01pm Queens L. Bow:

GF & others: Yep, I knew all that, just didn't want to make the post longer. There was a bio of the Colonel a few years ago that revealed/confirmed this (his criminal past, immigration status, etc.) & I wrote a couple of pieces about this for a now-defunct magazine. Now if someone really could write a good script, THAT story would make a great movie: a con man who got lucky, then spent his final years losing his fortune in Vegas.
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