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Options November 16, 2013: Guest: Robert Gordon author of "Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion"

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CLICK HERE for Robert Gordon's web site which includes info on his books and some amazing RARE STAX MUSIC from tapes Robert pulled out of the debris when the STAX building was being torn down!

For more STAX related interviews:
CLICK HERE for Michael's interview with Donald "Duck" Dunn
CLICK HERE for Michael's interview with Booker T Jones
CLICK HERE for Michael's interview with Eddie Floyd
CLICK HERE for Michael's interview with William Bell
CLICK HERE for Michael's interview with Skip Pitts

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Artist Track
Staple Singers, The  Long Walk to D.C.   Options
Booker T. & the MGs  Let's Go   Options
Al Anderson  It Came From The South   Options
Jeanne and the Darlings  Soul Girl   Options
Heptones, The  Hypocrite   Options
Mark Bacino  Sugary   Options
Chip Taylor, Al Gorgoni & Trade Martin  Can't Let Go   Options
Tommy Collins  Be Serious Ann   Options
William Bell & Judy Clay  Private Number   Options
Wendy Rene  Bar-B-Que   Options
Johnny Jenkins  Spunky   Options
Sam and Dave  Wrap It Up   Options
Johnnie Taylor  Toe Hold   Options
Ollie And The Nightingales  Mellow Way You Treat Your Man   Options
Booker T. & the MGs  Green Onions   Options
Rufus Thomas  Walking The Dog   Options
Otis Redding  dock of the bay   Options
Luiz Bonfá  Pernambuco   Options
Blondie  I'm Always Touched By Your Presence, Dear   Options
Ian and the Zodiacs  The Crying Game   Options
Curtis Johnson  I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine   Options
Eddie Floyd & Mavis Staples  Never Let You Go   Options
Queers, The  End It All   Options
Escorts, The  Head To Toe   Options
Mabel John  Runnin Out   Options
George Harrison  Awaiting On You (early version)   Options
Charlie Rich  When My Baby Comes Home   Options
Wade Ray  Dipsey Doodle   Options
Carla Thomas  Love's Sweet Sensation   Options
Explorers Club, The  Any Little Way   Options
Otis Redding  Try a Little Tenderness   Options
Don Win  New Siagon   Options

CLICK HERE for some amazing RARE STAX MUSIC from tapes Robert Gordon pulled out of the debris when the STAX building was being torn down!

CLICK HERE for STAX at The White House

CLICK HERE to read about "The Albums Everyone Can Love"

CLICK HERE to read the list of the best selling vinyl records of the last 20 years

CLICK HERE for info on Nothing To Hide which was amazing

CLICK HERE for Shelby Lynn w/ Darrly Hall

CLICK HERE for " Portraits of Unrelated Doppelgangers Who Have Found Their Match"

CLICK HERE for photos of Nashville session cello player Byron Bach's ledger from Paul Lukas' excellent Permanent Record web site

CLICK HERE for another of my links to stories about Will Smith's annoying kids - and one person's reply to a tweet from one of them

CLICK HERE for Dave Edmunds'new song

CLICK HERE to see a guy really get into a Bon Jovi song

CLICK HERE if you're a BEATLE fan!


CLICK HERE for The Spampinato Brothers live at The Hamilton

CLICK HERE for The Turtles "Happy Together" (vocals only)

CLICK HERE to read the story behind Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” bass line

CLICK HERE to read 20th Century Headlines Rewritten To Get More Clicks

CLICK HERE I think this hurts ants, but it looks cool - I want one

CLICK HERE to check your News IQ

CLICK HERE for a long documentary on The Everly Brothers!

CLICK HERE if you're a fan of funky drums

CLICK HERE for a song about Chinese Food - usually I'd suggest ignoring this kind of thing, but this is so misguided, and just plain bad, it needs to be seen - it make you ponder: what kind of world are we living in?

CLICK HERE for Ernie Bushmiller illustrated autobiography, on an amazing website

CLICK HERE for Johnny T's NYC Tourist Tips !

CLICK HERE for "If you thought CBGB’s bathrooms were full of shit check out the movie"

CLICK HERE to find out who's getting the "Baby Blue" money from Badfinger's song being on Breaking Bad

CLICK HERE for info on wealth inequality

CLICK HERE for The Mills Brothers

CLICK HERE for some videos from the BUCKY album 'Women, Ladies and Girls (Sing the Bucky Songbook).' (I especially like THIS ONE! {due to the great acting})

CLICK HERE for James Jamerson & Gladys Knight going nuts on I Heard It Through The Grapevine

CLICK HERE for Wilton Felder's so good isolated bass on "I Want You Back"

CLICK HERE read producer Steve Albini’s incredible four-page letter to Nirvana

CLICK HERE for a 1958 film "The Capitol Tower"

CLICK HERE for interesting reviews of Haribo Gummy Candy Sugarless Gummy Bears 5-Pound Bag

CLICK HERE to find out Popular Science is shutting off their comments

CLICK HERE for an article by WFMU's Joe McGasko: "Johnny Cash: 10 Things You Might Not Know About Him"

CLICK HERE to read: Hal Blaine picks five essential drum records

CLICK HERE the girl from The Like's new band JJAMZ

CLICK HERE for info on the new Nashville DVD

CLICK HERE for " The Weirdest Photos Of Mike Love You Can Find "

CLICK HERE to read: Hal Blaine picks five essential drum records

CLICK HERE for some Steve Allen bashing

CLICK HERE for info in the Fête Paradiso at Governors Island

CLICK HERE for The Beach Boys reunion show live In Japan - full show

CLICK HERE and page down to the Violent Femmes Trivia section

CLICK HERE for twelve seconds of The Limonaire Organ in action at Governors Island

CLICK HERE for Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

CLICK HERE for Deke Dickerson's 2013 Tour Documentary--PART ONE!

CLICK HERE for a "Step Inside Legendary New Jersey Radio Station WFMU!

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 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 watch a video that proves: Andy Kaufman Lives!

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!

CLICK HERE for "I Was a Teenage Fake Zombie"

CLICK HERE for Los Shakers - Siempre tú

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

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 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.

Listener comments!

  Sat. 11/16/13 11:21am myron feld:

This version sounds pretty good to these wizened ears ,Michael
Avatar Sat. 11/16/13 11:21am Juke Joint Jonny:

Hey! Chip Taylor copped that piano part from the Stooges.
  Sat. 11/16/13 11:28am jason in shanghai:

missing my saturday mornings in nj listening to the greatest radio station in the world wfmu, but i'm still staying weird in shanghai. keep the hits coming mr. shelley!
Avatar Sat. 11/16/13 11:30am CTEmpress:

Load it up on the Stax ATTACK
Avatar Sat. 11/16/13 11:31am CTEmpress:

Wendy Rene was used on a Chili's commercial: I felt vendicated!
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 11/16/13 11:32am duke:

I want some bar-b-que for lunch
Avatar Sat. 11/16/13 11:35am DeemerDave:

"Spunky" is the same melody as Chubby Checker's "Let's Twist Again"
  Sat. 11/16/13 11:37am steve krinsky:

Chip Taylor wrote "Can't Let Go" in 1966; Stooges formed in 1967
Avatar Sat. 11/16/13 11:38am CTEmpress:

Wap it up you wascally wabbit
Avatar Sat. 11/16/13 11:44am DeemerDave:

Love them "Green Onions"
Avatar Sat. 11/16/13 11:44am Jay/London:

it's mine too just love it !!!!
Avatar Sat. 11/16/13 12:03pm CTEmpress:

I have a $10 check from STAX signed by Jim Stewart on the 3rd of July 1967. Must've been for some bar-b-q!
  Sat. 11/16/13 12:19pm drr:

I thought I had tuned in Felix Hernandez.
  Sat. 11/16/13 12:21pm drr:

That's not a bad thing.
Avatar Sat. 11/16/13 12:22pm Michael Shelley:

HERES a link to Evan's show:
  Sat. 11/16/13 12:23pm CTEmpress:

Avatar Sat. 11/16/13 12:24pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/16/13 12:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...someone say 'Wabbit' - ?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/16/13 12:30pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...think Flamin' Groovies will go on TerreT's about 4P.M. - ?!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/16/13 12:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- woo! - how Mavis comes in...
...this Program's worth it just for the crazy Links!...
  Sat. 11/16/13 12:39pm CTEmpress:

Mable John: Sistah of Little Willie John, A Raelette and brave enought to sing about abuse: Don't Hit Me No More
  Sat. 11/16/13 12:44pm baby:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/16/13 12:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...George Harrison filling out the form... :
- lesse :
...check off - 'Hindu' or 'Spiritual not Religious' ??...
  Sat. 11/16/13 12:50pm myron feld:

Michael -- is"Nothing to Hide" really worth the price of admission? I'm considering purchasing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/16/13 12:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Thx for making Werk Break into a delicacy Mr. Shelley !
Avatar Sat. 11/16/13 12:50pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar Sat. 11/16/13 12:52pm Michael Shelley:

Joe - it's too short to be a great value - but I (&J&J) loved it from the 3rd row - had a biscotti 1st - call me if you want the low down - M
Avatar Sat. 11/16/13 12:59pm Jimmy Wipper:

Nothing makes them Wippers smile like a Saturday afternoon with Chung Win.
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