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Options June 4, 2016: Once Upon An Everyday

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Artist Track
Peter Sarstedt  Once Upon An Everyday   Options
Explorers Club, The  California's Callin' Ya   Options
Robbie Fulks  Aunt Peg's New Old Man   Options
Be Bop Deluxe  Panic In The World   Options
Cliff Richard  Blue Turns To Grey   Options
James Hand  Men Like Me Can Fly   Options
Winfield Parker  Rockin' In The Barnyard   Options
Bucky  Dog Calendar   Options
Muffs, The  On And On   Options
Escorts, The  Last Night I Made A Little Girl Cry   Options
Jerry Reed  Mr. Whiz   Options
Truman Thomas  Baby I Love You   Options
Oscar Aleman  Swinging on a Star   Options
Heartbreakers, The  All By Myself   Options
Merseyboys, The  Don't Bother Me   Options
George Jones & Gene Pitney  Big Job   Options
Eddie Floyd & Mavis Staples  Ain't It Good   Options
Dahlmanns, The  Play It On Repeat   Options
Jan And Dean  Everyone's Gone to The Moon   Options
Johnny and Jack and the Tennessee Mountain Boys  Look Out   Options
Little Milton  Moanin' For You Girl   Options
Los Machucambos  Cielito Lindo   Options
Radio Days  Why Don't You Love Me Anymore?   Options
Warlock  In A Dream   Options
Cactus Blossoms, The  Change Your Ways or Die   Options
Isley Brothers, The  He's Got Your Love   Options
Nikki Hill, Deke Dickerson & The Bo-Keys  Feelings   Options
Josie and the Pussycats  Josie and the Pussycats   Options
Bellfuries, The  Beaumont Blues   Options
Tito Rodriquez  Latin Twist   Options
Ben Vaughn  Hitchin' A Ride (from More Super Hits of the Seventies)   Options
Carnival  Son Of A Preacher Man   Options
Joanna Neel  Daddy Was A Preacher But Mama Was A Go-Go Girl   Options
Joe Haywood  Play a Cornbread Song For Me and My Baby   Options
Carol Kaye and The Hitmen  Caramba Soul   Options
Nick Lowe  Halfway to Paradise   Options
Jake Bugg  What Doesnt Kill You   Options
A MINUTE WITH   SCOTT SCHINDER   Options
Monkees, The  You Bring The Summer   Options

CLICK HERE for a great documentary about The Cactus Blossoms

CLICK HERE to hear "How Music Taste Evolved"


CLICK HERE to get to know my new favorite person Lively Val Shively

CLICK HERE to check the stats

CLICK HERE for Ringo's isolated drums from "Oh Darling"

CLICK HERE to hear Laura Cantrell ina BBC interview with some woman with a lot of plastic surgery

CLICK HERE for info on the new lp from The Explorers Club

CLICK HERE to see some paintings by Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

CLICK HERE for a FREE download of Money Mark's "Mark's Keyboard Repair"

CLICK HERE for The Hollies Family Tree

CLICK HERE to see The Michael Shelley Band live at WFMU's Monty Hall

CLICK HERE for a free download of The Michael Shelley Band live at WFMU's Monty Hall

CLICK HERE to see Michael Shelley get interviewed on a NJ public access TV show "Destination Montclair"

CLICK HERE if you have the stomach to read Rolling Stone's ridiculous "100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time"

CLICK HERE to go "Inside the Strange, Hidden World of Offstage Touring Musicians"

CLICK HERE to watch The Cactus Blossoms live at WFMU April 18, 2015

CLICK HERE to watch James Hunter sing "Somethings Calling" live at WFMU Dec 7, 2015 - just so so so good

CLICK HERE for a nice piece on former guest on this show (and the drummer for The Beatles) Bernard Purdie

CLICK HERE to test your sense of pitch

CLICK HERE to see a BBC Allen Toussaint Documentary

CLICK HERE for a great piece on Esquerita

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 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 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 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 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 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 for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

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, 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 for Ernie Bushmiller illustrated autobiography, on an amazing website

CLICK HERE for The Mills Brothers

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

CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!

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

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!

  Sat. 6/4/16 11:02am Frank Above:

Good Day Michael!
Avatar Sat. 6/4/16 11:03am Michael Shelley:

HI FRANK!
Avatar Sat. 6/4/16 11:04am Michael Shelley:

Did you get my email about Super Hits 5?
  Sat. 6/4/16 11:09am Frank Above:

I did! We're complete again so I'll talk it over with the guys and let you know.
  Sat. 6/4/16 11:15am Stuart Rose:

So, there's another edition of Super Hits in the works. Face it, Michael, you'll be putting together these high spirited 70s hit song memorials a week before you step off the planet.
Avatar Sat. 6/4/16 11:17am Michael Shelley:

Stuart - this will be the 5th and final volume!
Frank - who is the new drummer?
Avatar Sat. 6/4/16 11:17am Michael Shelley:

Where's Baby!?
  Sat. 6/4/16 11:20am scott:

Haven't heard Bill Nelson in a while, thanks Mike.
Avatar Sat. 6/4/16 11:22am Marc Francis:

Eh up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/4/16 11:25am Liz Berg:

Michael, we are waking up the festival-goers by cranking your show here at the WFMU tent at Primavera Sound in Barcelona!
Avatar Sat. 6/4/16 11:26am Michael Shelley:

Bueno!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/4/16 11:28am Listener Baby:

A slightly hung over, Baby. BABY
  Sat. 6/4/16 11:34am Listener Mike Wood:

The Muffs! <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/4/16 11:35am Listener Baby:

Makes sense that missed the James Hand song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/4/16 11:35am Gaylord Fields:

Great Ali impression, Michael! D-Con Power!

Fact Check: Sonny Liston actually made that remark about Ringo, not Ali.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/4/16 11:37am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...oh good, GF. He was grumpy...
Avatar Sat. 6/4/16 11:37am Michael Shelley:

Wow = mind blown
Avatar Sat. 6/4/16 11:41am Michael Shelley:

JOFF - you out there?
  Sat. 6/4/16 11:41am Bob:

Sonny Liston made that comment. From http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/02/beatles-met-muhammad-ali/

Now they were in Florida, soaking up the sun and relaxing after a second Ed Sullivan show appearance. The boys requested to meet the world heavyweight champ- the surly, misanthropic Sonny Liston. But Liston quickly replied that he had no desire to meet “those bums.”

Interestingly, Liston was in the crowd watching their second Ed Sullivan appearance on Feb. 16th. Nevertheless, he was not exactly a “fan” calling them “sissies” and saying, “My dog can play drums better than that guy”- referring to Ringo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/4/16 11:44am Listener Baby:

Sonny's dog was named Bonzo.
Avatar Sat. 6/4/16 11:44am marc15:

Michael, maybe you could play "Stand By Me" by Cassius Clay from 1963? RIP Muhammad Ali
  Sat. 6/4/16 11:50am Joff:

Oh...shit.
I also thought that a pony was just a young/infant horse!
Our songwords are clearly littered with inaccuracies - Hence our record title!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/4/16 11:50am Frank Above:

Michael, it's still a secret, but it's someone who've I wanted in the band for a long time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/4/16 11:54am Neil:

What album was the Heartbreakers track from? Was it the LAMF issue?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/4/16 11:54am Gaylord Fields:

@JOFF: Your "new mistake" detracts not a scintilla from the gloriousness of "Dog Calendar"! Your errors are better than most people's correctly rendered things.
Avatar Sat. 6/4/16 11:55am Michael Shelley:

N- yes
Gaylord - indeed - Joff is one of my very favorite lyricists
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/4/16 11:57am Gaylord Fields:

@Frank Above: Is it Cassius Clay's [sic] dog?
Avatar Sat. 6/4/16 11:58am Michael Shelley:

har har
  Sat. 6/4/16 12:04pm Dennis Diken:

Jan Berry, unsung major talent. Jan & Dean totally rule. Dean is lead singer on the tune you're playing. great show Mikey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/4/16 12:08pm Gaylord Fields:

@Denni Diken: Couldn't agree more, buddy! Jan's "When It's Over" is a gorgeous pop ballad that compares with BW's best.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/4/16 12:09pm Gaylord Fields:

*Dennis
  Sat. 6/4/16 12:18pm Dennis Diken:

"Surf City," "Ride The Wild Surf," "Drag City," "I Can't Wait To Love You," "I Found A Girl" - I'll stop there, too many incredibe sides to list...oh, then there's "Baby Talk," totally influenced early Beach Boys
Avatar Sat. 6/4/16 12:18pm Michael Shelley:

Dennis - have you got another solo lp in the pipeline?
  Sat. 6/4/16 12:21pm Dennis Diken:

yep, just gotta record it Mike! thanks for asking
  Sat. 6/4/16 12:22pm DG:

Wow, never knew J&D did that song. I always found it ominous despite its cheery melody....as for the title, I keep thinking that most of the time I see a newspaper.
  Sat. 6/4/16 12:23pm wfmu roxxxxx:

mike now play some GANTS
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 6/4/16 12:25pm Melissa Jean:

YAS ISLEY BROS! I love this one!
Avatar Sat. 6/4/16 12:26pm Michael Shelley:

Isleys could sing the phone book
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/4/16 12:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

The sound of this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 6/4/16 12:27pm Melissa Jean:

try not to buy 45s but I hadda get Wild Little Tiger recently
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/4/16 12:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Why does that guitar tone make me wanna cry? Ah Music.
Avatar Sat. 6/4/16 12:29pm Michael Shelley:

oh yes (RR) this (Deke) recording sounds AMAZING
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 6/4/16 12:29pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Keep up the roarin' tunes for the crew at the festival!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/4/16 12:30pm Goyim in the AM:

Echoplex + flute = too much for little me. Blew my mind, man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/4/16 12:43pm Listener Baby:

Sounds like my family
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/4/16 12:54pm Frank Above:

@Gaylord Um, not quite ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/4/16 12:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

(...My DJ Don't Care...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/4/16 12:56pm Gaylord Fields:

@Frank Above: It's your band, but keep in mind that Bucky has now been established as not the most reliable source as to the dog's drumming talent or lack thereof.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/4/16 1:00pm Frank Above:

Cool! Greg does great work.
  Wed. 6/8/16 1:17am Country Paul:

May I make a minor correction: according to both bios I've read, it was Jan who originally did everything for Jan & Dean, then Jan & Arnie, then Jan & Dean - until the car crash. Afterward, it was Dean, the lesser singer, who kept things going with the help of a lot of LA surf music folks, because Jan could no longer handle the pressure. Jan still composed, but had a physically hard time of life, being partly paralyzed. Other than that fact check, it was a great show - I heard about an hour in and out of it. Some great discoveries: The Dahlmanns and The Explorers' Club for two. I also really like the James Hand track - nice find! Keep up the great work!
  Mon. 6/13/16 7:58am "Keep jiggling, Peggy!":

The cartoon voice of Josie of the Pussycats whose theme you played died yesterday.

Janet Waldo also voiced Judy Jetson and Penelope Pitstop. On "I Love Lucy" she played the infatuated teen Ricky Ricardo discourages by disguising himself as much older, asking her to keep jiggling his legs for circulation . . . She is survived by her older sister, Elisabeth, whose "Chant to the Sun" became well-known to early New York FM rock listeners as Alison Steele's theme.
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