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August 25, 2018: Bird Of The World
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|Bill Fox||Bird Of The World|
|Nerves, The||When You Find Out|
|Homer And Jethro||Two Tone Shoes|
|Lucky Millinder||Clap Your Hands|
|Johnny Nash||You Got Soul|
|Rockpile||Now and Always|
|Vogues, The||You're The One|
|Moon Mullican||Seven Nights To Rock|
|Eddie Floyd||Things Get Better|
|Above, The||Flake Out|
|Rock Garden||Rainy Days|
|Hank Garland w/ Jack Shook||E String Rag|
|Little Milton||She Put a Spell on Me|
|Joe Carroll||Route 66|
|Teenage Fanclub||I Need Direction|
|Cory Branan||You Make Me|
|Little Jimmy Dickens||Stinky Passed The Hat Around|
|George Jackson||Leavin' Your Homework Undone|
|London Souls, The||When I'm With You|
|Del Shannon||For A Little While|
|Freddie Hart||Snatch It And Grab It|
|Allen Toussaint||Moo Moo|
|Tito Rodriguez and his Orchestra||Latin Twist|
|Liquor Giants, The||Caroline|
|Carlos Bisso y Su Conexión n.º 5||In The Summertime|
|Ferlin Husky||I'll Be Here For A Lifetime|
|Shuggie Otis||Destination You!|
|Peter Holsapple||Bad Reputation|
|Dusty Springfield||Love Power|
|Robbie Fulks And Linda Gail Lewis||Memphis Never Falls From Style|
|Sam and Dave||May I Baby?|
|Camper Van Beethoven||Good Guys and Bad Guys|
|Lemon Twigs, The||Foolin' Around|
|Four Seasons, The||Always Something There to Remind Me|
|John Collard||Pizza Hut Rant|
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CLICK HERE for very funny excerpts from a notebook where record store clerks logged "anytime we got a dopey phone call, boneheaded comment, or generally batshit customer experience"
CLICK HERE for Quincy Jones on Paul "the worst bass player I ever heard" McCartney, Michael "stole a lot of stuff" Jackson, Astrology, and who killed Kennedy!
CLICK HERE for "Replacing Ringo? The Story Behind Bernard Purdie and The Beatles"
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CLICK HERE to listen to/download 1000s of digitized 78s
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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 "Student Group Apologizes for Playing ‘Transphobic’ and ‘Problematic’ Lou Reed Song"
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CLICK HERE to find out "How the Nashville Number System revolutionized recording sessions"
CLICK HERE for the 1988 piece "Who Does Chuck Berry Think He Is?"
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 "The Truth of the Flamin' Groovies' Story is Stranger Than Fiction"
CLICK HERE to see the March 25th Hot 100 chart - when Happy Together was number one!!
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CLICK HERE to find out Why Classic Rock Isn’t What It Used To Be
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CLICK HERE for a great documentary about The Cactus Blossoms
CLICK HERE to hear "How Music Taste Evolved"
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CLICK HERE for Ringo's isolated drums from "Oh Darling"
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CLICK HERE to see The Michael Shelley Band live at WFMU's Monty Hall
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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!
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CLICK HERE for a documentary and discussion of The Columbia House Record Club
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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"
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CLICK HERE for "Mind-Blowing Six Song Country Mashup" - which, if it is real, is pretty mind blowing
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CLICK HERE to watch Nick Lowe & Lost Straightjjackets live!
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CLICK HERE for a piece about mastering that says that sometimes mastering recordings makes them worse
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I love THESE Beach Boy videos!
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Apparently Bowie offered "Golden Years" to Elvis Presley - but The King declined. CLICK HERE former guest Stevie Riks nails the Elvis/Bowie duet version.
Sat. 8/25/18 9:14am
Good morning room
Sat. 8/25/18 10:53am
Sat. 8/25/18 11:00am
Please excuse Baby from last week's show. His absense was unavoidable. Ween was amazing.
Sat. 8/25/18 11:02am
What’s the dj’s name?
Sat. 8/25/18 11:03am
Good morning Michael and fellow listeners. Hit me with the hits.
Sat. 8/25/18 11:06am
Good morning Michael and listeners! Saturday at WFMU is where it's at.
Sat. 8/25/18 11:08am
Mike bringing the jangle early! Thanks man.
Sat. 8/25/18 11:10am
Bill in W.O.:
Bill Fox is/was wonderful. That Joe Hagan/Believer piece on him is great, slightly sad reading. The Mice kicked ass too, BTW. There's a great comp...
Sat. 8/25/18 11:10am
Sat. 8/25/18 11:16am
Geoff in Ottawa:
Goy my swag this week, including Michael Shelley patch!
Sat. 8/25/18 11:17am
That Chordette-esque bumper was awesome. Is that what it's called, a bumper?
Sat. 8/25/18 11:19am
Best song ever?
Sat. 8/25/18 11:27am
Baby, and all you wonderful listeners out there. Austin City Limits is showing a segment with Dan Auerbach. His band is great, they sound great, and there is a special surprise in there that listeners to this show with really appreciate. Also, keyboard player from JD's band is in Dan's band. Really worth while.
Sat. 8/25/18 11:30am
Frank In Queens:
Oh no Michael, A LOT of personnel changes!
Sat. 8/25/18 11:31am
David in ATL from NJ:
In cigar box....check.
Sat. 8/25/18 11:35am
So you'll have them?
Sat. 8/25/18 11:46am
I'm not sick of 'Rainy Day' either! Never DON'T play it.
Sat. 8/25/18 11:47am
The Stones modeled their version of "Route 66" after Perry Como's. Depeche Mode does a good version, and so does Anita Bryant. Now that's a versatile song.
Sat. 8/25/18 11:47am
BABY - just got that.
Sat. 8/25/18 11:47am
Sat. 8/25/18 11:48am
personally I love scatting but I know some folks who hate it and I can kinda get that too. Like how I feel about jam bands.
Sat. 8/25/18 11:51am
And I agree on rainy days, Love the sort-of devil may care vocal tempo
Sat. 8/25/18 11:56am
I speak pretty good Spanish but don't know the word "apson" outside of the band name. My friend from Tucson turned me onto them. Apparently some of the band members run a taco place there called... Tacos Apson
Sat. 8/25/18 12:00pm
Los Apson? According to their Wikipedia page, it stands for their hometown: Agua Prieta Sonora (A + P + Son)
Sat. 8/25/18 12:02pm
Thanks for the skit with GTranslate. First grin of my day.
Sat. 8/25/18 12:11pm
George in WO:
I love Del's "little town flirt"!
Sat. 8/25/18 12:16pm
Our president deals with this same sort of thing.
Sat. 8/25/18 12:19pm
@MS will sam and GTranslate have a battle of the AIs at some point for supremacy of 'FMU?
Sat. 8/25/18 12:21pm
Happy Birthday Lenny, thanks for those Sunday afternoon shows.
Sat. 8/25/18 12:21pm
damn, that 'liquor giants' cut had a strong 'Q vibe to it!
Sat. 8/25/18 12:26pm
@scott: Leonard Bernstein: Young People's Concerts | What Does Music Mean
Sat. 8/25/18 12:33pm
I'm I the only one with dead air?
Sat. 8/25/18 12:34pm
oh, it's back, weird
Sat. 8/25/18 12:37pm
Tom in Baltimore:
Love that version of Bad Reputation! Alex and Peter H together, can't beat that.
Sat. 8/25/18 12:41pm
Had to press the red button on Linda Gail's F Bomb!
Sat. 8/25/18 12:41pm
Juke Joint Jonny:
In my wheelhouse? this song IS my wheelhouse.
Sat. 8/25/18 12:42pm
Memphis Memphis Memphis Memphis Memphis Memphis everyday it's Memphis beautiful place in the world
Sat. 8/25/18 12:44pm
Take an aspirin, Baby. Your face is going to hurt from smiling!
Sat. 8/25/18 12:49pm
haven't heard this Camper Van in ages. big smile here now. :-)
Sat. 8/25/18 12:49pm
We hear. We understand.
Sat. 8/25/18 12:52pm
Confucius say, "must do to understand"
Sat. 8/25/18 12:53pm
Sat. 8/25/18 12:54pm
Juke Joint Jonny:
Some very 3-D stereo going on right now.
Sat. 8/25/18 12:55pm
Great show today, Baby. You had a good breakfast this morning, I take it?
Sat. 8/25/18 12:55pm
Same Moog patch as Montego Bay?
Sat. 8/25/18 12:58pm
I need this rant.
Sat. 8/25/18 12:59pm
welcome back, mike.
nice set today!
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