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Options September 23, 2017: Work To Do

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Artist Track
America  Work To Do   Options
Los Bohemios  Dandy   Options
Robbie Fulks  Countrier Then Thou   Options
Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm  The Groove   Options
Joanie Sommers  You've Got Possibilities   Options
Ben Vaughn Combo  I'm Just Sayin'   Options
Left Banke  In The Morning Light   Options
Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies   The Shiek of Araby   Options
Impressions, The  We're A Winner   Options
Frank Blake  Plastic Bag   Options
Motion  Come On Back   Options
Rosalee Allen  Never Trust A Man   Options
Irma Thomas  Break-a-way   Options
Cats and The Fiddle  That's On, Jack, That's On   Options
Dennis Diken With Bell Sound   Let Your Loved One Sleep   Options
Honeybus  Julie In My Heart   Options
Julie Wilson  Interview   Options
Strangers, The  I Can Hear Music   Options
Pee Wee King  Everytime I Feel The Spirit   Options
Otis Redding  It's Growing   Options
Kurt Baker  Everybody Knows   Options
Teddy and The Pandas  Bye Bye Out The Window   Options
Chris Scruggs  Sober Up And Think   Options
Valentinos, The  Lookin' For A Love   Options
Buddy Merrill  The Poor People Of Paris   Options
G. Love & Special Sauce  Baby Got Sauce   Options
Bulldogs, The  John, Paul, George & Ringo   Options
Texas Troubadors, The  C Jam Blues   Options
Little Willie John  My Nerves   Options
Frank Lee Sprague  Like The Break Of Day   Options
Soul Survivors  Tell Daddy   Options
Cory Branan  Yeah So What?   Options
Swamp Dogg  Synthetic World   Options
Mark Bacino  Keep Me Awake   Options
Carole King  Crying in the Rain   Options
George Hamilton IV  If You Don't Know (I Ain't Gonna Tell You)   Options
Z.Z. Hill  Gimme Gimme   Options
Gene Sculatti  What Is A Rock Critic?   Options
Mark Eric  Just Passing By   Options
Miss Ludella Black  My Boyfriend's Band   Options
Dinah Washington  Tells A Joke   Options
A Man  Pope Joke   Options

Julie Wilson I Can Hear Music

CLICK HERE for information on the "I Can Hear Music" cd

CLICK HERE to listen to/download 1000s of digitized 78s

CLICK HERE to watch Robbie Fulks cover NRBQ at FMU

CLICK HERE for amazing then/now images of Pocono's resorts

CLICK HERE for selection from the British Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings, which cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds

CLICK HERE for an interview with Brian Wilson where he says "Mike Love is probably the greatest lyric writer in the world. I think he’s my favorite lyric writer. He just wrote a lot of good songs"

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. 9/23/17 11:00am Listener Baby:

I welcome the season of Fall, with open arms. Baby.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/23/17 11:00am Listener Baby:

And good morning my friend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/23/17 11:04am melinda:

Nice cover
  Sat. 9/23/17 11:05am Dean:

Los Cincos
  Sat. 9/23/17 11:08am paul:

Most played song on my iPod. 32,000 songs and still has the lead.
  Sat. 9/23/17 11:14am battleaxe:

My GF's theme!
Avatar Sat. 9/23/17 11:21am Marc Francis:

Howdy Michael! How all!
  Sat. 9/23/17 11:21am paul:

I prefer the Beatles version of SOA. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/23/17 11:28am Listener Baby:

Baby.. Have you heard the JD single? sound like 80's new wave. Kinda weird, kinda cool.
Avatar Sat. 9/23/17 11:31am Michael Shelley:

I like it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/23/17 11:35am Listener Baby:

Hit me on the lips, that tune, right?
  Sat. 9/23/17 11:43am George in WO:

I love this Bell Sound album!
Avatar Sat. 9/23/17 11:47am Michael Shelley:

me too
  Sat. 9/23/17 11:59am Gaylord Fields:

Dang it to heck! I missed Julie Wilson! (And I miss Julie Wilson!)
  Sat. 9/23/17 12:06pm ?:

my favorite radio show! love you Michael.
  Sat. 9/23/17 12:07pm jeanne:

cool drummer
Avatar Sat. 9/23/17 12:12pm Michael Shelley:

Thanks ?.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/23/17 12:20pm Listener Baby:

Oh Yeahhhhhh! OOOOOOO!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/23/17 12:20pm Listener Baby:

Ort is that UUUUUUUUUUU!
  Sat. 9/23/17 12:22pm Eddy in Australia:

Stop complaining, it's 2:22am here!
Avatar Sat. 9/23/17 12:23pm Michael Shelley:

Eat a few Tim Tams!
  Sat. 9/23/17 12:24pm Eddy in Australia:

Ha! I've just demolished half a block of Cadbury Fruit & Nut
Avatar Sat. 9/23/17 12:27pm Michael Shelley:

perhaps a Vegimite Sandwich
Avatar Sat. 9/23/17 12:27pm Michael Shelley:

ps - that's not a knife
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/23/17 12:30pm northguineahills:

I've seen you've played knifey spooney before!
Avatar    Sat. 9/23/17 12:31pm myron feld:

Remember when you had the link to the Soul Survivors' organ player's insane website? That was good reading.
Avatar Sat. 9/23/17 12:32pm Michael Shelley:

MF - Arthur Ave soon
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/23/17 12:34pm Hughie Considine:

AW, now you've gone and done it. Song just slays me. Swamp Dogg, we hardly knew ye!
  Sat. 9/23/17 12:35pm gene sculatti:

Best S. Dogg song ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/23/17 12:36pm Hughie Considine:

yes. and that fadeout makes me wanna weep, the joy of it
  Sat. 9/23/17 12:40pm DG:

In that 1st Julie Wilson "3 Headed President" picture...WHO is the black (?) guy with a Star of David on his head? I get the other 2, but can't figure out what this is saying.
  Sat. 9/23/17 12:48pm gene sculatti:

Wow, thanks, Michael!
Avatar Sat. 9/23/17 12:49pm Michael Shelley:

Are you kidding me - total #1 hit!
  Sat. 9/23/17 12:51pm spodiodi:

This is hilarious
Avatar    Sat. 9/23/17 12:51pm myron feld:

DG -- that black (?) guy is Jared Kushner.
  Sat. 9/23/17 12:55pm DG:

That's what I mean....that makes no sense. Why would you draw him as black? (if he was a white, skinny, weasel-faced caricature, OK).
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