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Options November 24, 2018: Sweet Love and...

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Artist Track
Starry Skies  Starry Skies   Options
Dick Thunder  Gee But I'm Lonesome   Options
Lattie Moore  Rockabilly Joe's   Options
Allen Toussaint  Hands Christiananderson   Options
Winston Groovy  Sing And Dance   Options
Velvet Underground, The & Nico  Femme Fatale   Options
Zip Codes, The  Dear Mr. Henry Ford   Options
Johnny Preston  Willie and the Hand Jive   Options
Gary Allen  Achin' All Over   Options
NRBQ  Can't Wait To Kiss You   Options
Squidly Diddley  Surf Busters   Options
Gene Ski  Six Food Down   Options
Freddie Scott  One Iddy Biddy Needle (And A Little Bit Of Thread)   Options
Keely Smith  Do You Want to Know a Secret?   Options
Partridge Family, The  Together We're Better   Options
Countdown 5, The  Uncle Kirby (From Brazil)   Options
Charley Crockett  Look What You've Done   Options
Lou Rawls  Deadend Street   Options
Elvis Costello & The Attractions  Waiting for the End of the World (live)   Options
Lazy Eggs, The  I'm A Clown   Options
Kelly Willis  I'm A Lover (Not A Fighter)   Options
Lil' Millet  All Around The World   Options
Bobby Darren  I Got Rhythm   Options
Muffs, The  Just The Beginning   Options
Gary Valentine  The First One   Options
R.J. And The Riots  Girl Nice   Options
Carl Smith  Love, Love, Love   Options
Laverne Baker  Hey Memphis   Options
Bucky  I Am Dark   Options
Hi-Risers, The  Where Are You Tonight?   Options
Love Generation  Magic Land   Options
Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis  Who Cares?   Options
Patti Drew  Sufferer   Options
Walter Wanderley  Os Grilos   Options
Fabienne Delsol  Just Like A Rose   Options
Dennis Linde  Burning Love   Options
Darondo  Gimme Some (version 1)   Options
Starring MH  Whenever Next Time Is   Options
Darwin Deez  Radar Detector   Options
Yo La Tengo  I Saw The Light   Options
Dick Burnett  Ten In One Pitch   Options
Hosts  Rate And Review   Options

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CLICK HERE for info on Chris Stamey's new songbook & double album Kickstarter

CLICK HERE Robbie Fulks And Linda Gail Lewis' interview & performance on Fresh Air

CLICK HERE Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis LIVE & unplugged at Paste studios!

CLICK HERE for interesting photos of closed music clubs

CLICK HERE for info on the new Chris Stamey track!

CLICK HERE for info on the new compilation "Back Patio Bliss" produced by listener Baby!

CLICK HERE for a free download of the new album "Matt Gets Blue" from Matt Lucas

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CLICK HERE to test if you hear Yanny or Laurel

CLICK HERE for an interesting short film about R. Stevie Moore

CLICK HERE for info on Copyright Termination Experts

CLICK HERE to read Michael Shelley's comic "Oh No, It's Tinnitus!"

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"

CLICK HERE for a map, with audio links, to whatever the #1 song is in 3000 places around the world

CLICK HERE for a step-by-step guide to repairing damaged record sleeves

CLICK HERE for testimony given by Taylor Swift in Colorado district court

CLICK HERE to read the four key lessons learned from the Steely Dan estate lawsuit

CLICK HERE for the animated guide to compression

CLICK HERE to watch a video about a guy who represents was America is all about

CLICK HERE for the official "How To Read Nancy" website

CLICK HERE to check out drummer Jim Gordon's discography

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

CLICK HERE to watch Robbie Fulks cover NRBQ at FMU

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 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 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 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 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"


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CLICK HERE to see some paintings by Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

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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

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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

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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

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CLICK HERE for a piece about mastering that says that sometimes mastering recordings makes them worse

CLICK HERE for The K-Tel Story

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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.

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CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley singing "Tapedeck in His Tractor" from "Nashville"

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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

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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. 11/24/18 11:01am Listener Baby:

Congrats on the win, Mike. Good morning, one and all. Let's make it a great day. AND MIKE: I'm putting you in my will!
  Sat. 11/24/18 11:02am clarke:

turkey gumbo ya'll!!!
  Sat. 11/24/18 11:04am clarke:

sanjay's piece.
  Sat. 11/24/18 11:05am Andrea in Chicago:

Hi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 11:09am Joe C from Brooklyn In Staten Island:

Howdy Michael!
  Sat. 11/24/18 11:09am clarke:

while i won't touch that dial, i gotta head out in a bit - fam stuff... will have to archive.
  Sat. 11/24/18 11:17am paul:

Always loved Nico, but not sure she was a great singer.
  Sat. 11/24/18 11:22am clarke:

sitting down here at the end of row 9
Avatar Sat. 11/24/18 11:22am glenn:

sweet love and... buttertarts?
  Sat. 11/24/18 11:24am clarke:

crushing it, MS!! gotta head out...l8r
  Sat. 11/24/18 11:24am emily (adrian) in mpls:

Now I’m wondering if there are other Henry Ford related songs - besides this one and ‘Lord Mr Ford’ by Jerry Reed
  Sat. 11/24/18 11:24am clarke:

Dear Dad by Chuck Berry
  Sat. 11/24/18 11:26am paul:

Thanks Clarke. I was trying to think of that song's name. I know the Dave Edmunds version.
  Sat. 11/24/18 11:26am clarke:

(which is actually 'about' henry ford, junior, but what the hey)
  Sat. 11/24/18 11:29am clarke:

hey that's RIGHT!!
  Sat. 11/24/18 11:30am clarke:

OK gotta run
  Sat. 11/24/18 11:31am JH:

"Double Number One"! Holy cats!
Avatar Sat. 11/24/18 11:32am glenn:

www.cbc.ca...
  Sat. 11/24/18 11:32am adam:

you've got a soggy bottom said Mary berry
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 11:35am mauri:

I've never seen a termite.
  Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 11:40am Geoff in Ottawa:

Looking forward to the Christmas show on the 22nd. I'll be in the kitchen baking cookies and Christmas crack with my little one for us so we can continue our tradition of delivering Christmas cookies to the neighbours on our street on the 23rd. Would love to hear Little Eva and Big Dee Irwin while we cook. Happy Thanksgiving to you.
  Sat. 11/24/18 11:42am egould310:

Looking forward to next weeks show, Michael. What a great concept. Thank you for putting it together.

This weeks show is pretty good, too.
Avatar Sat. 11/24/18 11:45am jake6573:

hello room
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 11:47am Listener Baby:

What would the P-Family be without the Harpsichord?
  Sat. 11/24/18 11:49am JH:

I don't even like to think about it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 11:50am Listener Baby:

@JH. T'would be ugly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 11:52am Hoboken Jack:

Hello Michael and non-glistening listeners! I'd like to take a moment to salute this show's unending devotion to the "[band name], the" format on the playlist. A small touch but I appreciate it!
  Sat. 11/24/18 11:53am adam:

who is everyone looking forward to seeing next year, musicwise
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 11:55am myron feld:

GOO-lashes!
  Sat. 11/24/18 11:56am George in WO:

Who did that "pictures of lilly" take off? Cool! (Hi Jack!)
  Sat. 11/24/18 11:57am Marie:

Hey Michael, thanks for the great show and for playing some Lou!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 12:00pm Listener Baby:

Greatest living drummer.
  Sat. 11/24/18 12:00pm JH:

This EC live cut is fantastic!
  Sat. 11/24/18 12:01pm JH:

@Listener Baby: Pete Thomas? A beast.
  Sat. 11/24/18 12:01pm ironweed:

Leesburg Florida checking in!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 12:11pm Michael Shelley:

GEORGE: the great Sam Elwitt www.nutleybrass.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 12:12pm mb:

Howdy Michael and to all on this purple comment board, hey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 12:14pm Listener Baby:

Baby. Lisa Mychols. Ever check out latest?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 12:15pm myron feld:

This single (Gary V.) is SO great.
  Sat. 11/24/18 12:21pm Ross T.:

With alll due respect, I think that, I believe that computer was programmed for "Knickerbockers"....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 12:22pm Listener Baby:

I'm with @Ross T.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 12:25pm Hoboken Jack:

Hello George!
  Sat. 11/24/18 12:25pm Ross T.:

Which is still great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 12:30pm Hughie Considine:

Sue everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 12:31pm Hughie Considine:

I had a peak experience watching the opening credits of Love American Style on acid. It was a different time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 12:37pm jmd:

whoa, this is waaaay outta phase!
  Sat. 11/24/18 12:39pm andy fuchs:

I missed it, who was that GREAT guitarist on the Patti Drew recording ?
  Sat. 11/24/18 12:40pm Mike tp:

go Walter go
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 12:43pm Hughie Considine:

More tone block!
  Sat. 11/24/18 12:44pm farmerrye:

Got u locked in from California. Thanks!
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