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Options June 27, 2015: America Is My Home

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Artist Track
James Brown  America Is My Home (Part 1)   Options
Screaming Females  Shake It Off   Options
Sanford Clark  Look Out Floor   Options
Joe Simon  I'm Depend On You   Options
Heptones, The  Hypocrite   Options
Lemonheads, The  Being Around   Options
Chakras  City Boy   Options
Spade Cooley w/Tex Williams  Don't Call Me I'll Call You   Options
Louisiana Red  The Seventh One   Options
Ben Vaughn  I'm Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone   Options
Hi-Fi's, The  No Two Ways   Options
Harold Battiste  clip of Interview from 2009   Options
AFO Executives  Olde Wine   Options
B52's, The  Hero Worship   Options
Randy Newman  Last Night I Had A Dream   Options
Al Terry  Watch Dog   Options
Moonglows, The  See Saw   Options
Zafiros, Los  Bossa Cubana   Options
She & Him  Don't Look Back   Options
Crickets, The  I'm Not A Bad Guy   Options
Delmore Brothers  False Hearted Girl   Options
Don Bryant  Soul Man   Options
Queers, The  Today I Fell In Love   Options
Tribe, The  My Heart You Won't Believe It   Options
Frankie Miller  Rain Rain   Options
Clarence Carter  Harper Valley P.T.A.   Options
Jabulani Quads  Sweetie Love   Options
Bread  Move Over   Options
Ernie and the Emperors  Meet Me at the Corner   Options
Big Al Downing  Down On The Farm   Options
Nikki Corvette with Prima Donna  It Don't Come Easy (from Even More Super Hits of the 70s)   Options
Everly Brothers, The  Stick with Me Baby   Options
Luke McDaniel as Jeff Daniels  Switchblade Sam   Options
James and Bobby Purify  I Was Born To Loose   Options
Andrew Sisters, The  Ber Mir Bis Du Schon   Options
Nick Lowe  I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass   Options
Love  Alone Again Or   Options
Hondells, The  Little Honda   Options
Kim Shattuck  You Make Me   Options
James Brown  America Is My Home (Part 2)   Options

CLICK HERE for the whole show - with music - of my 2009 interview with Harold Battiste

CLICK HERE for Barack Obama on WTF

CLICK HERE for info on the new, all instrumental, Michael Shelley album

CLICK HERE to see SEVEN videos of The Cactus Blossoms' amazing live performance at WFMU

CLICK HERE for a video of David Myhr's cover of Oh Susie, featured on "Even More Super Hits of the Seventies"

CLICK HERE for a documentary and discussion of The Columbia House Record Club

CLICK HERE to test yourself and find out "How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality?"

CLICK HERE to watch "We Didn't Get Famous" The Story of the Southern Music Underground, 1978-1990

CLICK HERE for an article about Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" with files of the isolated tracks to listen to

CLICK HERE to see actual AFM contracts for some legendary recording sessions

CLICK HERE to read Carol Kaye review of the book "The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret" or CLICK HERE to read Carol's review of The Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, BH50010

CLICK HERE to see part one of a short behind the scenes film about Brian Wilson's new album "No Pier Pressure"

CLICK HERE for Brian Wilson's new song "The Right Time" (feat. Al Jardine) live on SoundStage. and

CLICK HERE for "Wild Honey" feat. Blondie Chaplin & Ricky Fataar

CLICK HERE for a great 2012 Rolling Stone piece about the 2012 Beach Boys reunion

CLICK HERE to see Cory Branan's "You Make Me" (in 3-D if you have the red and blue glasses)

CLICK HERE for the Stereohysteria podcast episode featuring Deke Dickerson

CLICK HERE for a chart that shows musician deaths by genre

CLICK HERE to watch 12 parts of "Strong Enough to Break" a documentary film completed in 2004 about the making of Hanson's third studio album "Underneath" that chronicles the bands struggle to complete the album in an increasingly corporate music business.

CLICK HERE for a great piece on Better Records, whcih sells old lp pressings that sell for astronomical prices, e.g: The Police’s Synchronicity: $350

CLICK HERE for "Neil Young's PonoPlayer: The Emperor Has No Clothes"

CLICK HERE for "It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit"

CLICK HERE for "Why Cds May Actually Sound Better Than Vinyl"

CLICK HERE to see some interesting uncut footage of Paul McCartney shot by Albert Maysles

CLICK HERE to create never ending always changing loops of a music files you upload

CLICK HERE for Gay Robot

CLICK HERE for PopSpots: exact locations of album cover photos and other visuals of pop history - tracked down with an obsessive level of research

CLICK HERE for 1971 tapes of Bob Dylan getting rightfully testy with A.J. Weberman (who used to go through and sell Dylan's garbage)

CLICK HERE for "Mind-Blowing Six Song Country Mashup" - which, if it is real, is pretty mind blowing

CLICK HEREfor the answer to the question "Do Coat Hangers Sound As Good Monster Cables?"

CLICK HERE to watch Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets or CLICK HERE to listen

CLICK HERE to watch Nick Lowe & Lost Straightjjackets live!

CLICK HERE to watch Mad Magazine's never aired 1974 tv special

CLICK HERE for the genius school teacher who wore the same outfit for yearbook pictures for 40 years

CLICK HERE for a behind the scenes piece about T. Rex’s ‘Get It On

CLICK HERE Foo Fighters with Rick Nielsen doing "Stiff Competition" on David Letterman

CLICK HERE for the preview of the new WFMU documentary "Sex And Broacasting"

CLICK HERE for info on the Silverball Museum in Asbury Park

CLICK HERE for another piece about how the streaming music business model is doomed for eternity to be a disaster for musicians

CLICK HERE for forty photos of The Brown Sisters

CLICK HERE for a piece about mastering that says that sometimes mastering recordings makes them worse

CLICK HERE to watch a great piece on The Ramones!

CLICK HERE for Phil Baugh's "Country Guitar"

CLICK HERE to watch Lou Reed act like a total a-hole

CLICK HERE to watch the BBC Documentary "Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours"

CLICK HERE for The K-Tel Story

CLICK HERE to hear The Odd Couple sing

CLICK HERE for the N.Y. Times story about the Brazilian bus magnate who’s buying up all the world’s vinyl records

CLICK HERE for a piece from a guy who played in a prison band with drummer Jim Gordon

CLICK HERE for a piece on the dynamic between Lennon & McCartney

CLICK HERE for a documentary about record collectors

CLICK HERE for a piece on The Angelettes


CLICK HERE to see "Triumph Watches The World Cup, Part 1"

CLICK HERE for a a piece by bass player Ernie Brooks remembering his days in Jonathan Richman's Modern Lovers

CLICK HERE for something odd: on the website of session guitarist Jay Graydon (he plays the guitar solo on Steely Dan's "Peg") he lists playing guitar on Cheap Trick's studio version of "I Want You To Want Me" among his 1977 credits.

CLICK HERE for some audio Illusions - "Can You Trust Your Ears"?

CLICK HERE for optical illusions

CLICK HERE for "The Jarmels" "A Little Bit of Soap" - don't think this is the original lead singer - but he does a great job

CLICK HERE for the Abbey Road crossing cam

CLICK HERE to find out if we need to be touching

CLICK HERE for a short film of two craftsmen at work

CLICK HERE to play Name That Drum Fill

CLICK HERE to read "Phish Has Been a Band for Thirty Years Now and They Have Sucked the Whole Time" and then CLICK HERE to read "This Is What Happens When You Make Fun Of Phish On The Internet"

CLICK HERE for the story of Be Bop Deluxe's Bill Nelson and how he says his record label ripped him off

CLICK HERE to watch the famously hard to find MC5 documentary

CLICK HERE to read about a recent Jerry Lewis show

CLICK HERE for the new release of 5 Style 1996 live on WFMU

CLICK HERE for Paul Lukas' excellent piece about cultural criticism

CLICK HERE to read "A Portrait of the Worst Guy Ever"

CLICK HERE for proof that Michael Nesmith is a nut

CLICK HERE to see some wise asses I'm a fan of

CLICK HERE to hear Bernard Prurdie talk about all kinds of things - including saying "Ringo's not on anything"

CLICK HERE for a film excerpt "Session Men - Memphis"

CLICK HERE for a laugh

CLICK HERE for Roz Chast's piece “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?”

CLICK HERE for a brief history of the baritone guitar"

CLICK HERE for "The Making of 96 Tears"

CLICK HERE for a Rolling Stone piece about The Jerky Boys

CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley singing "Dues" from "Nashville"

CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley singing "Tapedeck in His Tractor" from "Nashville"

CLICK HERE to play the web Theremin

CLICK HERE to see drummer Joff from the band Bucky so some drawings of old people

CLICK HERE if you want see a lady call for President Obama's execution. My mind keeps returning to his video and what it means about how screwed up our county is.

CLICK HERE for wrong from the get go NPR blog "The Worst Songs Of All Time?"

CLICK HERE for my July 2007 interview with Mighty Hannibal

CLICK HERE for the website of the guy who shot Bigfoot

CLICK HERE to see why the cowardly anonymous culture of the internet drives me even more crazy then art does

CLICK HERE for a little background on the Buddy Rich tapes

CLICK HERE for a weird Tonight Show episode where Jerry Lewis fills in for Johnny, with guest Bob Hope

CLICK HERE for the Jim Keltner Discography

CLICK HERE for the The Knack - this clip (with hard panned guitars) will help you understand the division of guitar parts in this song - which is not quite what I thought it was

CLICK HERE then click "Random Video"

CLICK HERE Rolling Stone's 500 Worst Reviews of All Time, according to Schmidtt

CLICK HERE for the 1966 Esquire Magazine piece "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold"

CLICK HERE for a dumbly titled, but interesting piece on Tom Wilson

CLICK HERE to find out about folks buying old lps in the USA to sell in Europe

CLICK HERE for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

CLICK HERE to see Jerry Lewis and Al Goldstein show of gadgets in 1976 on "A.M. New York"

CLICK HERE for Nick Lowe's odd appearance on the Adam Carolla show.

CLICK HERE for a $400+ out of print book about Pub Rock that Nick Lowe recommends - OR - buy it HERE for for £20 (about $30), including postage, on Will Birch's website

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 new interactive video from Bob Dylan

CLICK HERE, but only if you have golden ears

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 the list of the best selling vinyl records of the last 20 years

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

CLICK HERE if you're a BEATLE fan!


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

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

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 for a 1958 film "The Capitol Tower"

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

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

CLICK HERE for some Steve Allen bashing

CLICK HERE for Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE for Nick Martellaro version of Los Shakers' Always You

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

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

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

I love THESE Beach Boy videos!

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

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

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

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

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/27/15 11:02am Baby:

Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 11:03am Michael Shelley:

  Sat. 6/27/15 11:03am David in ATL from NJ:

Amen, JB!
Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 11:06am dale:

HA HA HA HA HA. i like it, actually.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/27/15 11:07am Mike East:

Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 11:07am Michael Shelley:

What's not to like? Great song - great version.
Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 11:07am dale:

taylor swift doesn't have the attitude to sing her own song.
  Sat. 6/27/15 11:08am Nimrod:

This song=mute button
Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 11:08am JoshWPRB:

Never thought I'd hear Screamales on Michael Shelley!
  Sat. 6/27/15 11:09am marc:

As a gay man I was very happy with yesterday's Supreme Court Ruling
Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 11:10am Michael Shelley:

taylor swift doesn't have the attitude to sing her own song = true
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/27/15 11:10am Mike East:

Those kids have been cranking out #1 hits from the start
Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 11:10am Michael Shelley:

As a person I was thrilled
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/27/15 11:11am Baby:

Me too!!
Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 11:19am Michael Shelley:

only $3.74 www.ebay.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/27/15 11:24am Melissa Jean:

Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 11:25am Michael Shelley:

Hi Missy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/27/15 11:26am ChrisB.:

Ben Vaughn is a very talented fellow.
Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 11:27am Michael Shelley:

And a great grandfather!
  Sat. 6/27/15 11:38am David in ATL from NJ:

Great grandfather. I remember that and it totally blew me away.
  Sat. 6/27/15 11:50am SeanG:

Avatar 🎃 Sat. 6/27/15 12:00pm herb.nyc:

wow, good SHE & HIM song. i better look for their stuff (at the public library). thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/27/15 12:00pm Stanley:

I'm clicking away like a man obsessed.
Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 12:03pm Michael Shelley:

The rabbit hole!
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 6/27/15 12:16pm Marc Francis:

C'est ma toune!
Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 12:17pm JakeGould:

Click star K-hole.
Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 12:18pm Michael Shelley:

  Sat. 6/27/15 12:20pm John Arthur:

This Clarence Carter is my jam
Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 12:20pm Michael Shelley:

C'est ma toune!
Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 12:20pm JakeGould:

K-hole (Ketamine Hole). Basically a new “slang” way of saying someone is OCD about something. Which is not a bad thing.
  Sat. 6/27/15 12:21pm johnk77:

she and him
very nice rehearsal clients
overall great work
selecter @mshelley
Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 12:21pm JakeGould:

And this Clarence Carter version of “Harper Valley PTA” is amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/27/15 12:23pm Baby:

Lookie here!
Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 12:23pm Montmaster J:

looking about 50/50 for rain at game time....better forecast than last night....
Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 12:23pm Michael Shelley:

Thanks Jake - it is nice to learn something - and I Googled Ketamine
  Sat. 6/27/15 12:24pm JOFF!:

Particularly amazing show today Mr Shelley!
Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 12:25pm Michael Shelley:

Thanks Joff! What % is the new Bucky lp is done?
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 6/27/15 12:26pm Marc Francis:

Yep. SO good.
  Sat. 6/27/15 12:27pm johnk77:

if jabulani quads are
really south african
they listen to lots of
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/27/15 12:29pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Lived in Santa Barbara decades later than this record of course - & always wondered which corner!...
  Sat. 6/27/15 12:31pm JOFF!:

Ask Simon and his busy work/child rearing schedule! We certainly have very many songs!
Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 12:32pm JakeGould:

@MichaelShelley: Never did ketamine, but what I understand of it basically boils down to you being so disconnected from the world that you lose your sense of time while on it.
Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 12:34pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 12:34pm Michael Shelley:

J- Tell Simon to get hie priorities straight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/27/15 12:37pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Love we have wiki for drug info these days: en.wikipedia.org...
...'Erowid' is reportedly a good site for drug info...
  Sat. 6/27/15 12:41pm marc:

Danny Stiles would be very proud :)
  Sat. 6/27/15 12:45pm JOFF!:

Earlier this spring i did make a new band (in my living room) w/ Lisa Marr - Mystery Hand!
  Sat. 6/27/15 12:45pm johnk77:

#27 on above list
rip harold battiste
+ danny stiles:<
Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 12:45pm Michael Shelley:

A real band, Joff? With recordings?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/27/15 12:47pm SeanG:

  Sat. 6/27/15 12:48pm JOFF!:

Of course! We wrote several songs, recorded exclusively on the Photo Booth 'app'!
  Sat. 6/27/15 12:48pm JOFF!:

BEYOND lo-fi!
Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 12:49pm Michael Shelley:

send me 'em!
  Sat. 6/27/15 12:49pm V:

My favvvv album
  Sat. 6/27/15 12:50pm johnk77:

lo-fi station
o the nation?
Avatar Sat. 6/27/15 12:52pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/27/15 12:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Maybe he's having fun because he made up his mind to stop.
  Sat. 6/27/15 12:58pm johnk77:

lonnie turner on bass
steve miller band back in the day
  Sat. 6/27/15 12:59pm JOFF!:

me & Lisa made the songs as part of CRAFT WEEK -regard - http://sellyourtvandcometothecinema.org/2015/04/27/4-26-15-one-last-crafternoon/
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