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Options November 14, 2015: Guest: Warren Zanes author of "Petty: The Biography"

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Artist Track
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  I Need To Know   Options
Bob Dylan  If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Or Else You Gotta Stay All Night) Take 3   Options
Bakersfield Breakers, The  BB Breakdown   Options
Irma Thomas  (You Ain't) Hitting On Nothing   Options
Milt Herth Trio  Ber Mir Bis Du Schon   Options
Darwin Deez  Radar Detcetor   Options
George Baker Selection  Pretty Little Dreamer   Options
Big Al Downing  Down on the Farm   Options
Lee Dorsey (with Allen Toussaint)  Would You?   Options
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  On The Street   Options
Id, The  I Can't Stand It Baby   Options
Wynn Stewart  After All   Options
Benny Spellman  If You Love Her   Options
Roy Orbison  You Got It   Options
Mudcrutch  Don't Do Me LIke That   Options
Warren Zanes  Interview   Options
Tom Petty  American Girl   Options
Bruce Cloud  My Book   Options
Chris Erikson  When I Write My Memoir   Options
Lee Dorsey  Four Corners (part 2)   Options
Betty Wright  Shoorah! Shoorah!   Options
Lee Dorsey  CANDY Yam   Options
Labelle  Lady Marmalade   Options
Chick Henry  Run Henry   Options
Allen Toussaint  You Didn't Know, Did You?   Options
Meters, The  6V6 LA   Options
Lee Dorsey  There Should Be A Book   Options
Allen Toussaint  Hands Christiananderson   Options
Willie Harper  New Kind Of Love   Options
Stokes, The  The Fat Cat   Options
A MINUTE WITH   SCOTT SCHINDER   Options
Bee Gees, The  Nights On Broadway   Options

CLICK HERE for a story about the new Emitt Rhodes album and CLICK HERE to to buy it & watch a video about it

CLICK HERE to see a BBC Allen Toussaint Documentary

CLICK HERE for a great piece on Esquerita

CLICK HERE to help Joey Spampinato through cancer treatment

CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE for a huge trove of downloadable, remixable stems

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

CLICK HERE for the Glyn Johns interview in Tape Op!

CLICK HERE for Bruce Swedien: Recording Michael Jackson!

CLICK HERE for a cover of a Michael Shelley song!

CLICK HERE to find out "Why Do All Records Sound the Same?

CLICK HERE for a cover of a Michael Shelley song!

CLICK HERE for The Cactus Blossoms on The 30 Minute Music Hour

CLICK HERE for "Cassette Revolution: Why 1980s Tape Tech Is Still Making Noise in Our Digital World"

CLICK HERE for a new Q&A with Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE to read about "The Endless Fall of Suge Knight" (yikes!)

CLICK HERE for Barack Obama on WTF

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

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

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 a piece about mastering that says that sometimes mastering recordings makes them worse

CLICK HERE for The K-Tel Story

CLICK HERE for Ock TV

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

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 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 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 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 Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!

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 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    Sat. 11/14/15 11:02am Baby:

Baby! Good morning! This is the first song I ever played in a garage band.
Avatar    Sat. 11/14/15 11:03am Michael Shelley:

Bob Brainen just said he also played it in a garage band
Avatar    Sat. 11/14/15 11:03am Baby:

Doh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/14/15 11:06am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...rushing right out to buy the latest 18-disc Dylan box...bank down the street looks vulnerable, don't you think?...
Avatar    Sat. 11/14/15 11:09am Michael Shelley:

you can send me mine:
c/o
WFMU
PO Box 5101
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Avatar    Sat. 11/14/15 11:15am Marc Francis:

Such a great version of this song. It sounds like how the inside of my head feels.
Avatar    Sat. 11/14/15 11:19am Baby:

Hey there!!
  Sat. 11/14/15 11:24am Linda Lee:

hey there! love that farm song, since i live on an old farmstead. i'm looking at the old red barn right now! (100 miles from nyc.)
     Sat. 11/14/15 11:40am David in ATL from NJ:

Is New Orleans music the best or what?
  Sat. 11/14/15 11:46am Linda Lee:

thank you for the link to the Collector's Weekly article on cassette culture from back in June. i treasure my piles of cassettes & appreciate the context. also love the links to real material!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 11/14/15 11:47am Ken From Hyde Park:

It appears that a new Allen Toussaint album is in the works for 2016: www.nola.com...
  Sat. 11/14/15 11:47am Linda Lee:

one of the nicest live shows i recall was seeing Roy Orbison at the Lone Star Cafe' in NYC, early 80s. hearing that voice up close .. unreal. beautiful!
  Sat. 11/14/15 11:58am Linda Lee:

also saw Tom Petty up close at the Bottom Line, right after the first record. a great, raw show! very high energy. we were right up close. can't forget the way he pointedly flirted with my 16 year old companion throughout the show. no tryst resulted, but she was thrilled.
  Sat. 11/14/15 12:01pm Linda Lee:

alas, i've never felt so homely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/14/15 12:03pm Melissa Jean:

good mornin!
  Sat. 11/14/15 12:13pm Caldwel Tom:

RUSH. 40 plus years and counting. Geddy and Alex, middle school buds. Neil, right there since joining. These three guys are tight. Maybe because there's only three of them, but, still defeinitely friends. Just sayin'.
  Sat. 11/14/15 12:14pm SeanG:

goddamn I love this song
Avatar    Sat. 11/14/15 12:15pm Baby:

Me too! Book sounds a must read.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 11/14/15 12:17pm Ken From Hyde Park:

One of theirs that I like but don't hear very often is "Louisiana Rain."
  Sat. 11/14/15 12:23pm Cooh John:

American Girl is a great song. My 3 kids sang it to me for my 50th birthday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/14/15 12:27pm Melissa Jean:

oh yes! LOVE this Betty Wright!
  Sat. 11/14/15 12:37pm SeanG:

cajun is Lafayette music!
Avatar Sat. 11/14/15 12:51pm Dano59:

Lee Dorsey - one of Warren's favorite artists as I recall.
Avatar Sat. 11/14/15 12:54pm Dano59:

I'm sure I have a lot of Allen Toussaint productions but not many records he made as an artist. Must rectify that.
Avatar    Sat. 11/14/15 12:56pm Baby:

Greatness!
Avatar    Sat. 11/14/15 12:58pm Michael Shelley:

www.youtube.com...

for mind blow
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