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Options December 5, 2015: Somebody's In Love!

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Artist Track
Yo La Tengo  Somebody's In Love   Options
Joanne And Troy  Who Do You Love?   Options
Roger Miller   It Happened Just That Way   Options
Aloe Blacc  I Need A Dollar   Options
Lloyd Charmers With The Hippy Boys  Soul At Large   Options
Darwin Deez  You Can't Be My Girl   Options
Bobby Vee  Before You Go   Options
Rusty and Doug  Sweet Sweet Girl To Me   Options
Bobby Bland  Lover With A Reputation   Options
Keith Moon (John Sebastian on vocals)  Don't Worry Baby   Options
Ray Barretto  New York Soul   Options
Joe South  Down In The Boondocks   Options
Deke Dickerson  I Might Not Come Home At All   Options
Otis Clay  She's About A Mover   Options
James Hunter Six  A Truer Heart   Options
Lonnie Mack  The Bounce   Options
Jeannie C. Riley  The Generation Gap   Options
Major Lance  Gotta Get Away   Options
Sarah Vaughan   I'm Gonna Live Till I Die   Options
Pandoras, The  It's Getting Harder All The Time   Options
Les Hou-Lops  Blue Blue Feeling   Options
Cliff Bruner & His Texas Wanderers  Four or Five Times   Options
Little Willie John  Mister Glenn   Options
Above, The  Coming Around   Options
Cyrcle, The  Money To Burn   Options
Wynn Stewart  Uncle Tom Got Caught   Options
Little Milton  I Want Somebody   Options
Staple Singers, The  Jacob's Ladder   Options
Mitch Easter  Fox On The Run   Options
Strangers, The  I Can Hear Music   Options
Josh Graves  Big Ball in Brooklyn   Options
Irma Thomas  I'm Gonna Cry Till My Tears Run Dry   Options
Queers  The Kids Are Alright   Options
Dave Berry  Alright Baby   Options
Sei Yamamoto  Wild Cat Stomp   Options
Young Holt Unlimited  Who's Makin' Love?   Options
Bucky  Handsomestein   Options
Ramones, The  She's The One   Options
Outta Sites, The  Never Have I Seen   Options
Catbirds, The  I'm Only You   Options
A MINUTE WITH   SCOTT SCHINDER   Options
Longmont Potion Castle  Rollo Candy   Options
Longmont Potion Castle  Voice Over Guy   Options

CLICK HERE to test your sense of pitch

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 Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/5/15 11:01am Uncle Michael:

Good morning, Michael.
Avatar Sat. 12/5/15 11:06am Michael Shelley:

Morning Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/5/15 11:07am Uncle Michael:

You're killing it all ready. A favorite Roger Miller song and that Who Do You Love was terrific.
Avatar Sat. 12/5/15 11:09am duke:

I like this Aloe Blacc cut. Hadn't heard it before
Avatar Sat. 12/5/15 11:11am Marc Francis:

Elle King actually does a pretty great cover of American Girl. I played it at the bar I work at and it went over well!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/5/15 11:15am Sean B.:

@MichaelShelley Hmmm... RE: Versions of "Who Do You Love" never thought about it until you mentioned it....;Cheesh even The Doors version was pretty good!. Bo was one of the ALL All Time Greats.
  Sat. 12/5/15 11:18am KP:

Was Roger McGuinn's "American Girl" mentioned? It's his sound, if not song, and Petty to his credit readily acknowledges that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/5/15 11:19am Sean B.:

Hi Marc!.... 'MBR Marc? If so you're up there in my FAVE D.J's man!. One of the greats!.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/5/15 11:20am Sean B.:

My 2 cent's in and I'm out...Great show today Mike!.
  Sat. 12/5/15 11:26am KWilde:

This is great!
  Sat. 12/5/15 11:31am r i s k y:

STAY POSITIVE MIKE!
Avatar Sat. 12/5/15 11:32am Michael Shelley:

ALWAYS!
Avatar Sat. 12/5/15 11:34am Todd-o-phonic:

Damn, have never seen a good record at that Salvation Army so I rarely go. Congrats on finding a few cool things at least. And to think I dropped some stuff off outside to give them while all those records were probably inside!
Avatar Sat. 12/5/15 11:37am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Billy Joe Royal will definitely not be returning your e-mail now.
Avatar Sat. 12/5/15 11:38am Michael Shelley:

I think I have bought ZERO records there over the years
Bring Purell
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/5/15 11:41am Baby:

Baby!! Whew, slept in.
  Sat. 12/5/15 11:56am Cal Zone!:

Killer show today Mr. Shelley!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/5/15 11:57am drr:

Ask around Harper Valley, maybe.
  Sat. 12/5/15 11:57am middlebun:

Now I need to hear Harper Valley PTA
  Sat. 12/5/15 11:57am chalmers:

Wow, Carol Kaye even took her pro-Palmer, anti-Blaine crusade to the Amazon comments section in a book where she claims to be misquoted.

I'd say the title of the book but it uses the common name for that group of session musicians that she detests (possibly because Blaine coined it).
  Sat. 12/5/15 12:03pm lloyd michigan:

Now I need to hear Harper Valley PTA doing Beautiful Downtown Burbank.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/5/15 12:04pm Baby:

Baby. What did you get on that pitch test? I got 100%. Is that good?
Avatar Sat. 12/5/15 12:04pm Michael Shelley:

100%!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/5/15 12:05pm Baby:

Nice!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/5/15 12:09pm Melissa Jean:

mornin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/5/15 12:09pm Juke Joint Jonny:

I want to hear this Cliff Bruner tune for or five more times
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/5/15 12:15pm Baby:

Stream died for ten minutes. See you played Les Hou-Lops. Can't wait to go back and hear that one. You rock for sure, baby.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/5/15 12:22pm Baby:

Has Nick Lowe and the gang shown up in NYC this tour?
Avatar Sat. 12/5/15 12:25pm Michael Shelley:

no NYC show this tour - no NJ !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/5/15 12:26pm Baby:

Ouch!
Avatar    Sat. 12/5/15 12:28pm KP:

Sweet!
Avatar    Sat. 12/5/15 12:29pm KP:

Sweet, cover, i mean.
  Sat. 12/5/15 12:29pm Troy:

FOXY!!!!
  Sat. 12/5/15 12:30pm Brendan:

Fox on the Run and ELO s Never Seen Nothing Like You? Same Chorus verse and bridge
  Sat. 12/5/15 12:32pm dennis diken:

nice show Mikey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/5/15 12:38pm drr:

Irma Thomas: great dynamics. The band is so restrained.
Avatar Sat. 12/5/15 12:52pm Todd-o-phonic:

YOU CRUSHED IT TODAY!
Avatar Sat. 12/5/15 12:53pm Michael Shelley:

TODAY?!
Every day!
(thanks Todd!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/5/15 12:54pm Baby:

You beat me to it, Mike.
  Sat. 12/5/15 12:59pm Listener Robert:

Michael, you just said, "Don't let them do it," meaning the French taking over America?
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