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Options July 8, 2017: You Make Me Feel So Young

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Artist Track
Chet Baker  You Make Me Feel So Young   Options
Beach Boys, The  The Game of Love   Options
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys  Chalk It Up To The Blues   Options
Five Stairsteps, The  I Love You Stop   Options
Milton Banana Trio  Amanhã   Options
Candy Butchers, The  California Girl   Options
Gentrys, The  Let's Dance   Options
Cory Branan  Yeah, So What   Options
Jean and the Darlings  Hang Me Now   Options
Dion  King of the New York Streets   Options
Dion  My Love   Options
Jerry Lee Lewis  Sexy Ways   Options
Supremes, The  You Can't Do That   Options
Laurel Aitken  Teddy Bear   Options
Frank Bango  It's Not A Word   Options
Mustangs, the  Baby Let Me Take You Home   Options
Texas Troubadors, The  Leon's Guitar Boogie   Options
Dr. Horse  Jack That Cat Was Clean   Options
dB's, The  Amplifier   Options
Go-Rillas, The  (I Go) King Kong   Options
Cactus Blossoms, The  Clown Collector   Options
Carol Fran  Knock Knock   Options
Don Redman Orchestra w/ Bill Robinson tapping  Doin' The New Low-Down   Options
Yo La Tengo  Friday I'm In Love   Options
Everly Brothers, The  I'm Not Angry   Options
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives  Wanted Man (live)   Options
Art Neville  Bella Mae   Options
Neighbors, The  Valerie   Options
Rugbys, The  James Is The Name   Options
Jim Ford  It Takes Two To Make One   Options
Bo Diddley  Pills   Options
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires  St. Thomas   Options
Ben Vaughn Quintet  Gimme Gimme Gimme   Options
Robb Storme Group, The  Here Today   Options
Chris Scruggs  Talk Of The Town   Options
Odetta  Hit Or Miss   Options
Redd Kross  Annie's Gone   Options
Aeroplane  It's So Better   Options
Billy Storm  I Never Want to Dream Again (There Is A Garden)   Options
Sonny Curtis  A Beatle I Wanna Be   Options
Paul Collins Beat  Workin' Too Hard   Options
Beach Boys, The  Mama Says (Sessions)   Options

CLICK HERE for "Behind The Vinyl," a series of short videos from a Canadian radio station where artists put on a record of a song and talk about how it came to be

CLICK HERE for info on The Beach Boys' "1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow"

CLICK HERE to see "The Beach Boys" "perform" "Do It Again" on the 2017 A Capitol Fourth

CLICK HERE for "Student Group Apologizes for Playing ‘Transphobic’ and ‘Problematic’ Lou Reed Song"

CLICK HERE for info on Steve Keene's show at The Marlborough Contemporary Gallery from May 25 - Jun 24

CLICK HERE to see how Steve Keene does it

CLICK HERE for 28:46 of "NRBQ & Friends"

CLICK HERE for "Marty Stuart: The Story of Clarence White & The Parsons/White StringBender "

CLICK HERE to find out "How the Nashville Number System revolutionized recording sessions"

CLICK HERE for an Interview with Chris Collingwood about the death of Fountains of Wayne and his new project Look Park

CLICK HERE to listen to a playlist of exclusive unreleased recordings by Longmont Potion Castle

CLICK HERE for a free download of a 16 track compilation from The Wipper Brothers

CLICK HERE for "Taylor Hackford Remembers Making a Movie With Chuck Berry: ‘The Greatest Nightmare of Any Filmmaking Experience I’ve Ever Had' "

CLICK HERE for tales from Chuck Berry's backing bands

CLICK HERE for the 1988 piece "Who Does Chuck Berry Think He Is?"

CLICK HERE for a story about The Beatles remastered version of "Live at the Hollywood Bowl"

CLICK HERE Cheap Trick on "Live At Daryl's House"

CLICK HERE to hear from the amazing Bob Washington, the voice of K-Tel

CLICK HERE for a new song titled "People Are Disgusting" from Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE to listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE to listen to "Musicians fighting Spotify are ‘so f-cking dumb,’ music industry pundit Bob Lefsetz says"

CLICK HERE to read a Mike Love sympathetic piece titled "Beach Boys seek to overcome discord with new wave of Love"

CLICK HERE to listen to a new NPR interview with Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE for an interesting piece about a journalist trying to interview Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE for "Jerry Lewis at 90: His Mouth Runneth Over"

CLICK HERE to read the report on Kippington Lodge's 1967 BBC audition - Includes phrases "painful" & "tone deaf" then CLICK HERE to have a listen & decide for yourself

CLICK HERE for "The Truth of the Flamin' Groovies' Story is Stranger Than Fiction"

CLICK HERE for info about the tuning used on Bad Company's "Can't Get Enough"

CLICK HERE to see the March 25th Hot 100 chart - when Happy Together was number one!!

CLICK HERE for detailed Pet Sounds credits

CLICK HERE for a piece on how they come up with radio ratings & Delilha's radio show

CLICK HERE to see a Thought Leader gives a talk on Thought Leadership

CLICK HERE to find out Why Classic Rock Isn’t What It Used To Be

CLICK HERE to find out Why You Can’t Get a Ticket to the NBA Finals … … and every other major event on the planet

CLICK HERE for a great documentary about The Cactus Blossoms

CLICK HERE to hear "How Music Taste Evolved"


CLICK HERE to check the stats

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

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

CLICK HERE to see some paintings by Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

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

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 info on the new, all instrumental, Michael Shelley album

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

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 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 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. 7/8/17 11:00am Listener Baby:

Baby. Good morning. Hope all is great! Greetings from scary hot, California. 109 degrees today. If we are all going to die, I'm going down listening to WFMU. I'm trusting that todays show will be "cool." Howdy to one and all. PS> I miss Dave The Spazz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 11:00am Frank Above:

Mike! Mike! Mike! Hiiiiii!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 11:00am Frank Above:

Don't die Baby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 11:01am Listener Baby:

Trying like hell Frank. Thanks man. I like life.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 11:02am Frank Above:

Iced bevys and plenty of them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 11:02am Frank Above:

Oh, and AC couldn't hurt either...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 11:03am Listener Baby:

Got to work out in it today, plus talk to people about wine.. A lot. Going to be a long one. Got Baby to lead me through the darkness.
  Sat. 7/8/17 11:04am Stevel:

Doesn't get much cooler than Chet Baker.
  Sat. 7/8/17 11:04am Cooh John:

#1 hits time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 11:04am Frank Above:

Think about the north pole. A lot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 11:05am Listener Baby:

Sounds like a great idea. Hope you and yours are terrific.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 11:07am Frank Above:

Doing ok Baby. Aside from rehearsal today, I've got a much needed relaxing weekend planned.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 11:08am Listener Baby:

Off to a great start, Mike. You can't beat the Big S!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 11:09am Listener Baby:

Drink it in, Frank. I'm going to get the show going on my phone, and head out into the great unknown.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 11:11am Frank Above:

Be safe Baby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 11:15am Listener Baby:

DC5
  Sat. 7/8/17 11:19am Eddy in Australia:

Stay cool, Baby. It's chilly in Melbourne but my football team won well tonight so all is good. Go Saints!
Avatar Sat. 7/8/17 11:21am dfb:

that chugs along nicely
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 11:21am Christina Below:

Sounds like they were going for a Wooly Bully vibe. But it's so weird.
  Sat. 7/8/17 11:22am uncle michael:

72 here in Chicago.
Avatar Sat. 7/8/17 11:23am Marc Francis:

Cool and rainy here in Montreal. It must be the weekend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 11:28am Listener Baby:

median
  Sat. 7/8/17 11:28am Nordstrom:

'scalled the greenbelt, Michael!
  Sat. 7/8/17 11:30am Eddy in Australia:

Called the nature strip here.
Avatar Sat. 7/8/17 11:30am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Cactus Blossoms are sold out at Mercury Lounge. Your promotion is working Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 11:31am Goyim in the AM:

Listening in Austria, but born and raised in Annapolis -- Carr's Beach was before my time but the stories lived on.
Avatar Sat. 7/8/17 11:31am Michael Shelley:

Because of our fine air conditioning it is cold enough in the WFMU studios that I bring (and am wearing now) a sweatshirt in the Summer months. 81
  Sat. 7/8/17 11:33am steve and cindy from Annapolis:

Hi Michael, Shout out to your Carr's Beach reference. SEE: http://www.carrsbeach.com We are long-time listens of WFMU as we transplanted from NYC to Annapolis, MD 26 yrs ago... TG for WFMU....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 11:36am Goyim in the AM:

(Wouldn't be that weird to have a bunch of Annapolis listeners, as it was always a hell of a town for good radio, what with the location between Baltimore and DC and the last days of WHFS as a freeform station (before it became an early adapter of "Alt Rock).)
  Sat. 7/8/17 11:39am David in ATL from NJ:

Michael, that live Beach Boys performance is worst than any Corey Feldman performance video that I have ever seen.

Simply the worst.
Avatar Sat. 7/8/17 11:41am Michael Shelley:

they missed the boat in so many ways
  Sat. 7/8/17 11:42am Robbie White:

David, the Beach Boys are NOT the Beach Boys without Brian Wilson.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 11:43am Frank Above:

They not only missed the boat, they got on a train and the train got wrecked!
Avatar Sat. 7/8/17 11:44am Michael Shelley:

and the ambulance crashed
Avatar Sat. 7/8/17 11:44am dfb:

was that even the real mike love cuz i didnt know he looked like that now
  Sat. 7/8/17 11:45am steve and cindy from Annapolis:

Goyim in the AM: ... Radio still decent here in Annapolis with WRNR (" DJ Weasel", Old Time Oldies...)... DC home of The Bad Brains, Link Ray, etc.... The Land of Pleasant Living is the "brand" in these parts....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 11:47am Frank Above:

God help us if there's a "fake" Mike Love!
Avatar Sat. 7/8/17 11:48am Michael Shelley:

The IBM Mike Love-2000
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 11:49am Frank Above:

Sounds more impressive than "Watson"
  Sat. 7/8/17 12:00pm Baby:

For Dave The Spazz?
Avatar    Sat. 7/8/17 12:01pm myron feld:

The Konks do a great version of "King Kong" as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 12:02pm Goyim in the AM:

Steve and Cindy -- as I said, born and raised. I moved away after graduating from SJC, a little after you two showed up (purely a coincidence!). Interesting thing about Annapolis -- folks talk about the music history and talk about DC, never realizing that Annapolis itself has produced some pretty important African-American artists. It's a frustrating town.
  Sat. 7/8/17 12:05pm steve and cindy from Annapolis:

Goyim in the AM: Apologies -- Weasel is on WTMD (Friday nites @ 7 pm, repeated Saturday @ High Noon).
  Sat. 7/8/17 12:13pm steve and cindy from Annapolis:

Goyim in the Am: The Australia- Annapolis, MD, USA connection is apparently heavy as we have met many locals whom are expat Australians. Maybe we actually know the same cats. off line: sjanoski@me.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 12:14pm Goyim in the AM:

Austria. No Kangaroos. But if you are referring to the mayoral candidate, we likely do have some folks in common!
  Sat. 7/8/17 12:15pm Bill in W.O.:

The Marty Stuart show is great, unfortunately Verizon dropped the RFD show in North Jersey. http://www.rfdtv.com/story/22876024/the-marty-stuart-show
  Sat. 7/8/17 12:17pm steve and cindy from Annapolis:

Goyim in the am: Not enough am coffee after too late of yet another night. So sorry. Big difference and explains why u are still awake...
  Sat. 7/8/17 12:18pm Bill in W.O.:

erm, RFC channel
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 12:20pm Goyim in the AM:

Here is the proper version of that "Beach Boys" nightmare video: www.youtube.com...
  Sat. 7/8/17 12:22pm Baby:

Baby. This should be a weekly spin for you. Just the best!
  Sat. 7/8/17 12:28pm Stevel:

Goyam: Thanks a lot. I'll never sleep again.
Avatar Sat. 7/8/17 12:28pm Mailman Tom:

My favorite Bo Diddley song.
Avatar    Sat. 7/8/17 12:35pm myron feld:

This version of "Here Today" is super #1!
Avatar Sat. 7/8/17 12:35pm Marc Francis:

Oooh. This is a number one hit cover!
  Sat. 7/8/17 12:41pm uncle michael:

Tom Jones did a nice job with this Odetta song too.
  Sat. 7/8/17 12:44pm SeanG:

ANNIE'S GONE!!!
Avatar Sat. 7/8/17 12:44pm Fuzzy:

This song is awesome.
Avatar Sat. 7/8/17 12:45pm Michael Shelley:

Tom Jones should do Annie's Gone
Avatar Sat. 7/8/17 12:45pm Michael Shelley:

@Myron: (Tom Jones wont buy me)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 12:45pm Listener Baby:

I'll bet Annie did Tom Jones??
  Sat. 7/8/17 12:47pm egould310:

The band Christmas wrote this? Saw them live a couple times. Now I have a lot of stuff to listen to and track down today. Love Redd Kross. Had totally forgotten about Christmas. Thanx Mike!
  Sat. 7/8/17 12:48pm sue:

I keep finding myself singing along to these songs not realizing that I knew them at all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 12:50pm Listener Baby:

Mickey of Mickey and Silvia?
  Sat. 7/8/17 12:51pm SeanG:

Dion?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 7/8/17 12:51pm Michael 98145:

thanks for the good summer sounds. i'm watching dragonflies patrol outside.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/8/17 12:52pm Listener Baby:

Hmm I looked it up. It doesn't make sense? Or does it?
  Sat. 7/8/17 12:55pm DG:

Have heard about this "beatle" song for years; funny how it doesn't emulate their sound, unlike all those other ones. Was this a hit?
  Sat. 7/8/17 12:57pm Nate:

I GOTTA HAVE MORE COWBELL SENOR SHELLEY!!!!
  Sat. 7/8/17 12:59pm DG:

I see it's not on that old Rhino collection of "Beatlesongs" either. I'd certainly rather hear that, instead of that dumb Allan Sherman song.
  Sat. 7/8/17 12:59pm SeanG:

thanks michael!
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