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Nuevo  Querido   Favoriting
Bee Gees, The  Lay It On Me   Favoriting
Dennis Leise  I Think About You Naked   Favoriting
Swamp Dogg  Synthetic World   Favoriting
Ken Boothe  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Favoriting
Furies  Get Out Of Denver   Favoriting
Idle Race  Days of the Broken Arrows   Favoriting
Red Sovine  Okey Dokey   Favoriting
Fats Domino  Everybody's Got Something to Hide (Except Me and My Monkey)   Favoriting
Los Lobos  Let's Just Say Goodnight   Favoriting
Television  See No Evil   Favoriting
Crystal Teardrop  Findin' My Own Kind Of Song   Favoriting
Grandpa Jones  Hip Cat's Wedding   Favoriting
Bobby Womack  Broadway Walk   Favoriting
Peggy Lee  Come Back To Me   Favoriting
Outta Sites, The  Beautiful You   Favoriting
Astronauts, The  Girls Like You   Favoriting
Onie Wheeler  That's All   Favoriting
Right Kind, The  (Tell Me) Why Did You Have To Lie?   Favoriting
Loose Lips  Kyle   Favoriting
Zombies, The  I Want Her, She Wants Me   Favoriting
Burt Bacharach & His Orchestra & Chorus  I Say A Little Prayer (backing track)   Favoriting
Ray Liberto  Riot In Cell Block #9   Favoriting
Marva Whitney and Ellis (Gripey) Taylor  We Need More (But Somebody Gotta Sacrifice)   Favoriting
Utopia  One World   Favoriting
Remo Four, The  Lies   Favoriting
Jeannie C. Riley  We Were Raised On Love   Favoriting
Don Bryant  Weak And Broken Hearted   Favoriting
Edwin Starr  Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head   Favoriting
Shoes  Say It Like You Mean It   Favoriting
Everly Brothers, The  Hey Doll Baby (demo)   Favoriting
Buggs, The  Mersey Mercy   Favoriting
Percy Mayfield  Stranger In My Own Home Town   Favoriting
Tracey Ullman  They Don't Know   Favoriting
Carvel  Father's Day   Favoriting

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CLICK HERE to see U.S. recorded music revenues by format from 1973 to 2019

CLICK HERE to see if you can Spot The Troll

CLICK HERE for the (highly recommended) Chrome Music Lab

CLICK HERE for a short documentary on The Liverbirds

CLICK HERE to listen to the Student Teachers on 'KCRW's "Lost Notes"

CLICK HERE for Fountains Of Wayne Live from the Artists Den

CLICK HERE (if you dare) to watch "The Black Connection"

CLICK HERE to watch "Andrew Bird's Live From The Great Room feat. Jonathan Richman"

CLICK HERE for a NY Times piece on the lp "Casino Royale"

CLICK HERE to find how how you can make a guitar amp out of an old radio

The Boston public library are currently digitizing 100,000 vinyl LPs for anyone to listen to online, CLICK HERE to browse

CLICK HERE to hear Michael's new 30 minute mix for the debut installment of Lagniappe Radio

CLICK HERE for The Fab Four Archivist's "Replacing Ringo? The Story Behind Bernard Purdie and The Beatles"

CLICK HERE for a great piece called "Bernard Purdie ... did he really record with The Beatles?"

CLICK HERE for the multi part fascinating documentary about Dream Theater's search for a new drummer

CLICK HERE for info on the Top 100 Most Expensive Cassettes on Discogs

CLICK HERE for The Liner Notes Project

CLICK HERE to hear the new number one hit from Juniper

CLICK HERE for the old switcheroo: A new episode of the Casey's Musical Dustbin Radio podcast where Michael Shelley is the interview subject.

CLICK HERE to hear Laura Cantrell interviewed on the Stereo Hysteria podcast

CLICK HERE to read "How the Beach Boys’ Lost Late-Sixties Gems Got a Second Life "

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Sonny Curtis Please Kill Me!

CLICK HERE to find out what happened when Jonathan Richman moved to Maine in 1981

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Lou Reed archivist Don Fleming on the Please Kill Me website!

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 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

CLICK HERE for the program MP3 Tag

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 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 for the animated guide to compression

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"

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

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

CLICK HERE to listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman

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

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

CLICK HERE for a great documentary about The Cactus Blossoms

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

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

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 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 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 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 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 garbage. 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.

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

CLICK HERE to find how how you can submit your own top of the hour WFMU ID

CLICK HERE for Marty Stewart on the PBS show "The Kate"

CLICK HERE for info on The Steve Keene Art Book

CLICK HEREfor "Remembering Adam Schlesinger"

CLICK HERE to support the new Starry Skies album called 'Small Wonders'.

CLICK HERE to point to your pointer

CLICK HERE for a podcast titled "Nick Lowe breaks down his live show"

CLICK HERE to see The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in September 2020, and CLICK HERE to check out The Most Expensive Soul Records Ever Sold on Discogs

CLICK HERE to check out the Radio Time Machine and listen to any year of any country's radio

CLICK HERE to see U.S. recorded music revenues by format from 1973 to 2019

CLICK HERE to see if you can Spot The Troll

CLICK HERE for the (highly recommended) Chrome Music Lab

CLICK HERE for a short documentary on The Liverbirds

CLICK HERE to listen to the Student Teachers on 'KCRW's "Lost Notes"

CLICK HERE for Fountains Of Wayne Live from the Artists Den

CLICK HERE (if you dare) to watch "The Black Connection"

CLICK HERE to watch "Andrew Bird's Live From The Great Room feat. Jonathan Richman"

CLICK HERE for a NY Times piece on the lp "Casino Royale"

CLICK HERE to find how how you can make a guitar amp out of an old radio

The Boston public library are currently digitizing 100,000 vinyl LPs for anyone to listen to online, CLICK HERE to browse

CLICK HERE to hear Michael's new 30 minute mix for the debut installment of Lagniappe Radio

CLICK HERE for The Fab Four Archivist's "Replacing Ringo? The Story Behind Bernard Purdie and The Beatles"

CLICK HERE for a great piece called "Bernard Purdie ... did he really record with The Beatles?"

CLICK HERE for the multi part fascinating documentary about Dream Theater's search for a new drummer

CLICK HERE for info on the Top 100 Most Expensive Cassettes on Discogs

CLICK HERE for The Liner Notes Project

CLICK HERE to hear the new number one hit from Juniper

CLICK HERE for the old switcheroo: A new episode of the Casey's Musical Dustbin Radio podcast where Michael Shelley is the interview subject.

CLICK HERE to hear Laura Cantrell interviewed on the Stereo Hysteria podcast

CLICK HERE to read "How the Beach Boys’ Lost Late-Sixties Gems Got a Second Life "

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Sonny Curtis Please Kill Me!

CLICK HERE to find out what happened when Jonathan Richman moved to Maine in 1981

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Lou Reed archivist Don Fleming on the Please Kill Me website!

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 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

CLICK HERE for the program MP3 Tag

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 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 for the animated guide to compression

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"

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

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

CLICK HERE to listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman

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

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

CLICK HERE for a great documentary about The Cactus Blossoms

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

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

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 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 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 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 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 garbage. 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.

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


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Listener comments!

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Listener Baby:

Your comment
  11:01am
clarke:

WON YEH
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:01am
Squints:

ok then

hey hey HEY now
  11:02am
clarke:

THAT is a lot of paperwork!!
howdy kids!!
  11:03am
P-90:

That was one of the best “Mike/Michael” collages ever
  11:03am
phat in Lincoln:

I really like Nuevo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am
Listener Baby:

Hey Baby!! Can you smell Maui yet? Because I can, and I’m not going.
  11:04am
clarke:

that's THE maui, Baby -- BABY!!!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:06am
Squints:

I grabbed the Nuevo disc on bandcamp two weeks ago. Had to have it. Always pay 2x the ask on bandcamp because you want your guys to make another.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:06am
Squints:

I didn't know Barry's range went this low. Or is this Maurice? 8^)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...well there's an interesting read - whoosh...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am
Listener Baby:

Roy Orbison was 52 or something close to that. Mind blowing.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:08am
Squints:

Sonofagun. I thought you'd just missed something in the playlist. I am humbled.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am
DJ Johnny Cool:

Pronounced Morris.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:08am
Squints:

Maurice was one cool cat.
  11:09am
clarke:

squints, weren't you saying that you'd had a dave mattacks sighting, recently? was that you?
  11:09am
phat in Lincoln:

53? That's depressing. That's another 3 years for me. Yikes. Maybe that nap I was about to take is misguided.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:10am
Squints:

Not recently. Mattacks was Stawbs? Went to see Strawbs with a bud in Foxborough in 2009 or so.
  11:10am
P-90:

Yep, Maurice sure can speak of the pompatus of love
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:10am
Squints:

Now I'm trying to think of Daves I've seen in the late before times.
  11:10am
Mike Sin:

Well all right! Listening live at shore through the phone app until the battery drains down!
  11:10am
Andres:

Good morning! 53!? That put the fear in me.
  11:10am
clarke:

mattacks was Fairport Convention - think he lives in or near Marblehead these days
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Squints:

Ah. No, clarke. I'm South Shore. practically the Caoe.
  11:12am
gene sculatti:

Greatest Swamp Dogg evah, Michael! Thanx or spinning this.
  11:12am
clarke:

that's cool too - maaaaahshfield???
  11:14am
clarke:

it is quite possible that mattacks was subbing for Strawbs, tho.
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Squints:

plymouth
  11:16am
clarke:

ah, yes. home of me ancestors.
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Squints:

i honestly donna recall.
  11:17am
phat in Lincoln:

Well damn. This is a hell of a cover of Get Out of Denver.
  11:18am
Dennis Diken:

You go, Mikey! Hey everyone!
  11:18am
clarke:

hey ho!
  11:19am
clarke:

yes, he was!!
  11:19am
Peter Horvath:

That certainly sounds like Jeff singing
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McGroovey:

Well, that sure sounds like Jeff Lynn
  11:20am
phat in Lincoln:

@Peter Horvath that's what I was thinking
  11:20am
Peter Horvath:

What a great splice that was
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Frank In Queens:

Belated hey now!
  11:22am
clarke:

drowned yer sorrows a bit late, frank??
  11:22am
clarke:

yer boyz need to git it in GEAR!!
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Frank In Queens:

No, prepping for today's game. Heading out the Island in a little bit. Seeing the family before hitting the game.
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Squints:

do you think he's gently tweaking booker when he says that?
  11:23am
clarke:

taking the train??
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Frank In Queens:

Yeah, I ain't got no car.
  11:24am
clarke:

i think cropper is just used to doing ID's for "major" stations
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

It's interesting how the very earliest Psychedelic tracks were like 'Novelty' rekkids...
As Roger McGuinn said, 'Greenwich Village became the World'...
  11:25am
clarke:

and you are GOING to the game?? or going to watch it with the fam?
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Frank In Queens:

If Michael wrote this song, it would be titled "No Problem" ;)
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Frank In Queens:

GOING to the game. I was there on Thursday as well. I'm a diehard, man!
  11:26am
clarke:

dang!! well hope it is more productive this time!
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Frank In Queens:

Seriously.
  11:27am
clarke:

oh wait - you won on thursday? good luck!
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Frank In Queens:

No, they lost. Down 2-1. Same as the previous 2 series.
  11:29am
Frank Zaatar:

This is so much better than the Beatles cover version.
  11:29am
clarke:

well, i'm sure your prescence will make it happen!
  11:29am
Andres:

That Fats is an example of a song where the lyrics are more accessible to me in a cover version.
  11:30am
clarke:

pre-aerobed times!! ouch!!
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Frank In Queens:

I"m 5-2 so far this playoffs. I missed one game, and they lost that one.
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Squints:

that'll learn ya
  11:31am
clarke:

doh!!!
  11:31am
P-90:

Wow I think I know exactly the two used record stores in the Melrose district that Michael just referred to…
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Montmaster J:

Brooklyn welcomed you after your LA sojourn. Those were the days!
  11:34am
clarke:

ficca!!
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Eddy in Australia:

Saw Ficca up close one night when he was in Richard Lloyd’s band - mind blown. Hi Clarke!
  11:37am
clarke:

ay mate - a mind-blowah!! gain struck-chah galore!!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Not in the band that did the 'Marquee Moon' album.
What, really, is the point of life...
  11:38am
clarke:

how goeth in the middle of WINTER, late at night?
  11:39am
clarke:

yer flatting dear.
  Swag For Life Member 11:40am
Eddy in Australia:

Haven’t braved the cold cos I’ve been crook, otherwise all okayish
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...you sound taller on the radios...
  11:40am
clarke:

what's "crook"??
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mariano:

Gaaah! You said Old Spice and now I'm gonna have that whistling song stuck in my head all day. 'Morning, Michael, everyone.
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Eddy in Australia:

... except stereo in the shop so I can’t play RSD purchases
  11:41am
clarke:

DAMN Mariano!! how the hell are ya!!
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Eddy in Australia:

Oh, sorry, crook = sick
  11:42am
clarke:

ah!! sorry to hear that, mate!!
apparently it is MovieTime????
  11:42am
wenzo:

I had a really great dad... wouldn’t trade 18 years with him for 50 with anyone else. very gentle, diplomatic, zen, funny, got along with everyone, very smart, had one of the loudest laughs Ive ever heard
  11:43am
TimG:

Battered Bastards is a great film (my humble opinion)...but I am a baseball fan
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Woo:

When I would come home from the record store my dad would often ask 'don't you have enough?' Of course the answer was and still is NO.
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mariano:

Hi clarke! Doing ok thanks, how are you? Think that storm's gonna hit us pretty bad? Seems like Slidell's gonna get the worst of it.
  11:44am
clarke:

surviving the 'storm'??
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Eddy in Australia:

Mare of Easttown overrated
  11:44am
clarke:

we have enuff breaks in the rain - i think drainage will be okay (but i am on the ridge!). hope you've been well???
  11:45am
dymphnite:

Mare of Shittown
  11:46am
clarke:

luckily, there is some dry air over texas that is probably going to save us - once again dodging that bullet.
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Squints:

Just married off my youngest in PTown (on Race Point Beach) last weekend.
  11:47am
clarke:

race point - nice beach!!
  11:47am
P-90:

“…do you take this chick for better or worse?…”
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Squints:

"She's yours now, Petrucchio."

I kid. Somewhat.
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mariano:

Don't know if any of y'all saw SNL's sendup of Mare, but it was good for a coupla cheap yuks: www.youtube.com...

All good, clarke, thanks -- been absolutely slammed with work which is great. I'd forgotten what it was like to have money in the bank after paying rent and bills. Sure beats the alternative! You've been doing well, I hope?
  11:49am
clarke:

too bad, Squints, the new spampinato band is playing (near) race point, this weekend! Value Leaders - look out fo' 'em!!
  11:50am
clarke:

there's a great venue to see a band (if the bugs weren't so bad) on the way to the entrance to beach parking lot.
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Squints:

Love those guys. Miss Joey. Don't get to see 'em nearly enough.
  11:51am
clarke:

joey's not in this one - just johnny. but they're GREAT!!
  11:51am
clarke:

the bass player does a great joey on bass!!
  11:52am
Sean:

"On a mule in a jet?"

I gotta find a different airline
  11:52am
clarke:

@Mariano - just tried The Turkey & The Wolf, yesterday - mui bueno!!
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Greg from ZONE 5:

And now I'm home. This feels right.
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Michael Shelley:

GREAT job this morning GFZ5
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Hubig Pie:

The Castaways were from land locked Minneapolis
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Squints:

Yeah, I know joey is sidelined. Probably haven't seen him play since that pickup band at the Weelfleet Oyster Festival in 2012.
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Squints:

What if the Troggs were from Colorado?
  11:58am
clarke:

i wuz there. in the rain??
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mariano:

clarke: Been meaning to try that place for years, can't believe I haven't made it there yet! My current favorite for delivery is Ba Chi Canteen, some of the best Vietnamese food I've had here.
  12:00pm
clarke:

o wow - love me some viet!! but, i am out of your delivery zone - which is NOT Zone 5
  12:00pm
Andres:

Castaways took a charter out of Duluth that got blown off course to Thunder Bay.
  12:01pm
P-90:

The brilliant comedian/comic actor Duck Shawn died of a heart attack onstage during a standup and the audience ACTUALLY thought it was a bit. Now THATS the way to go…
  12:01pm
clarke:

been re-going out a bit, and hit Tan Dinh a few weeks ago - VERY superb!!
  12:02pm
P-90:

*Dick Shawn
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Hoboken Jack:

Hello Michael and crew!!
  12:02pm
clarke:

Ba Chi Canteen on my list - in the bywater??
  12:04pm
Dennis Diken:

Hello Jack!
  12:04pm
Peter Horvath:

Ahoy Jack
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Hubig Pie:

Dick Shawn - "That's our Hitler !"
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Squints:

clarke, the drizzle in the permagale. you know.
  12:06pm
ChrisB.:

My father’s favorite bad was Glen Grey and the Casa Loma Orchestra. Then he got into operettas later in life. Always had a big box of home made cassettes in his truck.
  12:06pm
Andres:

I was listening to Fishbone on my boombox when my father came into the room and demanded that I "turn down that noise!". Also, there are some John Lennon records in his collection that nobody else in the family wants.
  12:06pm
clarke:

my dad took me to get my first real drum-set when i was a tween! this is sorta like having a death sentence, ha ha, getting your kid a drum-kit (it was my money and savings, but dad brought me).
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mariano:

I'll have to try that one out, clarke. Since I work from home, I basically only go out to go to the grocery. One of my cousins drags me out to lunch every couple of weeks though, which is good. Went to Harbor in Kenner for the first time in over a year a month or so ago. I love how your table there ends up looking like a still life of Neptune's bounty.

Regarding Ba Chi, it's actually on Maple, just up from Cooter Brown's. Luckily they deliver to the Marigny. Where are you again, in River Ridge? If so, much closer to you than to me.
  12:07pm
Frank In Queens:

My father is my musical hero. It’s really because of him that i got into music at an early age and I probably got whatever talent I have from him. He played keyboards in a band in the 60s, and I grew up with music always playing in the house. I knew more about The Beatles at age 5 in 1982 then any 5 year old probably should.
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Squints:

Numbah effin one.
  12:08pm
Mark in Columbus Ohio:

My dad wasn’t into any music but back in the 60s he drove me and my band to our gigs and helped unload equipment at 2 in the morning.
  12:08pm
clarke:

i live right next to audubon park. and Ba Chi IS my zone!! will be ordering TONIGHT, thnx!!
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Webhamster Henry:

My father was very funny and like a big kid. His music taste was kind of Dolly Parton-y and Musical Comedy-y. But when he learned that Phil Glass, to whom he had given soccer lessons in school, was a composer, he got all the Phil Glass he could.
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Hoboken Jack:

My dad was not a music guy. Did not care for Dylan's voice. He did like that song "Oh What a Lonely Boy." We did always have the top 40 station on in the car, which I suppose was his doing.
  12:10pm
Jim from Tranquility:

Back in the mid 70’s my father came into the basement to yell at us to turn down the noise. He noticed a poster on the wall and asked “who’s that?”
Dad that’s Eric Clapton, the greatest guitar player.
A couple days later the neighbor complained to him that our music was too loud. He told them “that’s Eric Clapton, the greatest guitar player “
  12:11pm
Mary Marge:

O&O might be my favorite record ever
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McGroovey:

My dad was a jazz drummer and jazz fan. He only played good drums when he'd had too much to drink when I was a kid, but after we'd all gone of to college, he started playing in local Syracuse jazz band again and did it for the rest of his life. His drums were still on his station wagon when he died.

There was always music in the house--mostly jazz from the "classic" era (teens to fifties). Later, in his fifties, he became a fan of modern, almost-rock stuff.
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Montmaster J:

My dad could play piano. Sometimes-in the good times-he would come home make himself a drink and play for an hour before dinner. I'm happy to remember him that way.
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McGroovey:

Only played *HIS drums
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mariano:

Nice one, clarke! Hope you like it.
  12:12pm
Mike Sin:

I definitely owe my love of Sam Cooke to my father. He listened to him nonstop.
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Mailman Tom:

Jim, I love that story about your father.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Odessey one of if not thee 1st things recorded in AbbeyRoad2 after Pepper. MOJO reports that The Zombies were walking in as Engineers were separating the four track machines TheBeatles had joined for more tracks - & TheZombies said - hey, hang on a minute...
  12:13pm
Sean:

who drums on this Bacharach?
  12:13pm
Cooh John:

Got to hear Pet Sounds and Oddysey and Oracle live.🎵
  12:13pm
kevlicki:

I grew up with a hippy dad.
My dad bailed on work to go to Woodstock, he was one of the folks that actually bought a ticket. He was recently telling me how he saw Zepplin at the Filmore Sast on their first Us tour.
He’s taken me to se Dylan about a dozen times.
I was an infant for my first concert. Huey Lewis at the Orange County Fairgrounds…8 y/o for Duran Duran at the Beacon Theater and the list goes on for pop concerts.
My folks were understanding of the community that musical subcultures create so they did not discourage my engagement with the 90’s hardcore punk scene.
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Squints:

My pop wasn't a music head but was indulgent of me. He liked instrumentals. I heard a lot of Tijuana Brass and Booker T & The MGs growing up. That stuff makes me smile to this day. He really dug the pre-Broadway Roger Miller, and Johnny Cash.
  12:15pm
Dennis Diken:

@Sean - Gary Chester was Burt B’s go to drummer in NYC. He also used Buddy Saltzman and probably others. “Prayer” sounds like it could be Buddy?
  12:15pm
gf2002:

My Dad was a WW2 vet and I was born in the early 70's, and he wasn't a music fanatic but he liked good music of all eras and introduced me to a lot of what influenced me. Always supported me as a musician too, and I'm always grateful for that. Some of the early albums I remember were Glenn Miller (LOVED the Miller band), some Sun Records compilations, Sinatra on Reprise, Herb Alpert TJB (every house had those), he loved Get Back and other rocking Beatles tracks. Had an 8-track of Best Of The Beach Boys vol.2, the White Album, and a Count Basie tape, and War. Back in the 50's he'd go to the Wildwood clubs and see The Treniers rip up the joint, he saw Boots Randolph live walk down the bar playing his sax not spilling a drink, Bill Haley, etc. Lots more but I appreciate what he did and miss him every day. Glenn Miller's "Moonlight Serenade" was the song I picked for his memorial service.
  12:16pm
clarke:

was going to guess Salzman
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Charming Dad stories. Jealous! Mine was distant & I was youngest of five so generation gap stuff... Not the worst fellow but more Father than Dad...
  12:18pm
egould310:

Mu dad is a good man and great father. One of the best guitarists I’ve ever heard. Taught me to play guitar. I bought a Used Ludwig drum set (champagne sparkle) in 10th grade. Our band would practice in our basement. Dad would get home from work and hook up his guitar and just shred. Buddy Holly, Beach Boys, Byrds, Dylan, Eagles were his jams. He was cool with most music I played. Except Black Flag. That dude *hates* Black Flag. Happy Fathers Day!
  12:20pm
clarke:

DO NOT STACK!!!!
  12:20pm
dymphnite:

About my musical taste, my dad told me, "Elton John's a 'mo!"
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HyperDose:

Woo, made it!
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Todd-o-phonic Todd:

My father suffered through two of my earliest concerts with me. The first one was supposed to be West, Bruce and Laing in Asbury Park Convention Center. But Jack Bruce left the band before the gig and it became Leslie West's Wild West Show featuring Corky Laing and Mitch Ryder. In his autobiography, Mitch Ryder said that this tour was the worst time of his life (I think because of management). And then there was The Patti Smith Group in Central Park. I remember my Dad reading the newspaper during the encore. He was. good sport.
  12:23pm
Baby:

Baby. Music was the only thing my Dad and I had in common. We spent countless hours listening and talking about music. He taught me so much about how to listen to music. He had great taste, and a pretty open mind too. Other than that, he was a pretty below average Pop. Miss him though.
  12:23pm
kevlicki:

My favorite album as a 6 y/o was Marleys Confrontation, my dad played that cassette in the truck on repeat forever.
  12:24pm
ChrisB.:

Hey @Todd. I went to that Show, hastily billed as Leslie West’s Wild West Show. It stunk.
  12:24pm
clarke:

maybe you'll see Todd in maui, baby!!
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Moammar:

My pop, a former aspiring beatnik, took me to see Dizzy Gillespie and the Count Basie Orchestra. I looted his record collection. Formative stuff.
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Squints:

One of my sneaky Todd faves.
  12:26pm
clarke:

what mix is this?!?
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mariano:

With me, it was one of my uncles, who's only 8 years older, so he's more like a big brother. In the 70s when I was a wee tyke, he was (and still is) really into Zappa, Beefheart, Mahavishnu, and a bunch of other jazz and fusion stuff, though he always had his ear to the ground with music in general. First time I heard the Ramones, the Pistols, Sid's "My Way," the Tubes, and a few others was when he played them for me. I used to hang out in his room with him for hours as he played records and told me about the artists, what the songs were about, etc.
  12:26pm
P-90:

Good point: the world could really use a new album of Todd Rundgren pop songs right about now.
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Scott from Denver:

My dad passed away in 1980 when I was a HS freshman but he would've been 100 in November. He had a RCA Hi-Fi in our basement and he'd crank that up with Frank Sinatra on the turntable and have me dance with him. It was usually after he had a pitcher of beer at Pizza Hut.
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HyperDose:

Lesley, Corky, & Malcolm are/were wonderful people. Salt of the Earth.
  12:28pm
clarke:

you forGOT tha' feet!?!
  12:28pm
muddybrookrambler:

One of my earliest memories is my Dad coming through the door after work, likely beat from a long day, and my asking him to put on "the record". The record was Al Hirt's version of Java. Once I heard it I would go mad dancing in the living room, jumping off the couch, shaking my butt, and he was laugh and dance with me. Still miss him so. He loved watching Hee Haw (probably for the girls), and would tell me to turn up the radio whenever "The Boys are Back in Town" by Thin Lizzy came on. When he passed, my mom gave me an envelope from him with dollars he'd been stuffing under their bed--the note saying I should use it for a new bass and amp. Such an awesome guy, he got it.
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Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@ChrisB: I couldn't say whether it stunk or not because as it was my first concert I could not believe the sheer volume. Though I guess I will say that the sound itself certainly seemed horrible even if I had nothing to judge it against.
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Squints:

These ain't The Knickerbockers, but those are sure Knickerbocker harmonies.
  12:30pm
Vertual:

When I was about 10 my dad decided I needed to hear a Hank Williams album, the Buddy Knox single "Party Doll" and a few others. He always let my brother and me control the car radio and he didnt mind WABC or whatever AM gold station was hot at the time and loved the Beatles records and Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. Mom was always singing Build me Up Buttercup or Candida when she washed dishes. She had boxes of shellac 78 rpm pop records from the 40s thru 50s . They also played Lou Monte , Dean Martin and Sinatra constantly in our Italian household!
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Squints:

Cost ya more not to meet him.
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Squints:

I still have the Stanky Brown 1978 LP. Haven't played it in forever.
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McGroovey:

Todd R still writes pop songs; he just doesn't record them with a pop-rock band anymore. He seems to love the laptop-EDM thing now. He can record it all in his closet from samples, with a hint of guitar thrown on top.

They're fine songs, if you want to listen to laptop music. I don't. I get the albums and admire the songs, but I don't really want to listen to those recordings of them

A great project for someone would be to put together a band to play them "rock-ly".
  12:31pm
DG:

My dad was into jazz (like Benny Goodman, Basie, Ella, etc.) & B'way shows (Company & Fiddler on the Roof were constantly playing in our house in the '60s/70s), although my parents actually bought "Sgt. Pepper" & "Tommy" before I did (didn't get into rock until 6th grade or so).....my sister & I later inherited those. He sorta liked the Beatles, maybe some other non-noisy stuff but never really made an effort to listen to or like the stuff I did later on: Elton, Zappa, Springsteen, & certainly not punk/new wave. He's pretty quick to dismiss any contemporary (i.e. anything after 1960) music so I can't really discuss this stuff w/him. Came to 1-2 gigs with my mom for bands I was in, but I think it was aways too loud for him, or something. He's impossible to change.
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Hubig Pie:

Me pops music collection-
reel to reel copies of Enoch Light, The Limeliters and Harry Belafonte
  12:33pm
Micheal:

Hats off to your step-Dad, Michael!
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mariano:

Scott from Denver: That's a great memory. My grandpa loved his tech and had a hi-fi with the reel-to-reel tape player, and was always playing stuff like that: Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Ray Conniff Orchestra, etc.
  Swag For Life Member 12:37pm
Eddy in Australia:

My old radio show was called Ready Eddy Go!
  12:37pm
adam:

didn't you say parenting was the best long con
  12:37pm
clarke:

grimes = keepin' it UNreal!!
  12:38pm
clarke:

how do we get archives, eddy??
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Eddy in Australia:

Ha, pre-digital, thankfully. I’ll dub you some cassettes!
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Cat:

Pop grew up in South Carolina and used to hitchhike to Ocean Drive (“OD”, now part of North Myrtle Beach) to dance the shag to “beach music” (R&B) and sleep on the beach. He and Mom volunteered at the Carolina Beach Music Festival for years. As a young adult, I went to many dances together with my parents. (I can’t shag.) Going to see Pop tomorrow. He’s in rough shape these days, but still my hero and role model. We’ll surely play some beach music, including Sixty Minute Man.
  12:40pm
clarke:

shipping would be nitemare
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mariano:

Speaking of my grandpa's hi-fi, lol. "Raindrops" was one of my favorite songs when I was a toddler, he used to play the BJ Thomas version. That and "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" and "They All Ask'd for You."
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Andrew Hollywood:

Rain-tastic!
  12:42pm
clarke:

@Mariano - speaking of the by and bywater - made it to Euclid Records the other day. greatest record store in the world!
  12:42pm
bobobob:

is this the same edwin starr did War what is it good for
  Swag For Life Member 12:42pm
Eddy in Australia:

Is the stream down?
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Michael Shelley:

yeah, same
  12:43pm
clarke:

get brent weir i said!!!
  12:44pm
clarke:

i'm getting signal LOUD AND CLEAR, eddy
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Eddy in Australia:

Yep, just reconnected
  12:45pm
clarke:

atta boy!
  Swag For Life Member 12:46pm
Eddy in Australia:

The same Euclid that sells old soul 45s online, I assume?
  12:47pm
clarke:

yeah probably - they want to have EVERYthing on vinyl possible
  12:47pm
clarke:

the mothership store is in St. Louis, but their new orleans store is the shit!!
  12:48pm
Sean:

@Dennis. Thanks. Took me a while to find it. I appreciate the info
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Eddy in Australia:

I’ll visit in person one day. If they ever reopen our borders
  12:48pm
Vertual:

Dad was obsessed with Gilbert O'Sullivan's Alone Again (Naturally), and The Guess Who's These Eyes - unfortunately I think it was because he was lamenting an ill fated extramarital affair.
  12:49pm
clarke:

hope i'm still around when u do! we need to get u a Saints jersey!!
  12:50pm
phat in Lincoln:

I sometimes wish 1) my sister could sing and 2) we didn't hate each other growing up, because I think we probably could have been a good duo.
  12:50pm
Andres:

Gotta hit the road. Thank you, Michael, for the music and for spurring all the discussion. Happy Fathers Day to all of you!
  12:50pm
clarke:

the name of this song is You've Got Me Bugged
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mariano:

Yeah, these Buggs fellas remind me of someone, can't quite put my finger on it...
  12:52pm
clarke:

ha ha
  12:53pm
clarke:

did you have much crawfish this season, M??
  12:58pm
ChrisB.:

Now THIS is a number one hit! Tracy!
  12:58pm
Dennis Diken:

fantabulous show, Mikey!
  12:58pm
phat in Lincoln:

This Tracy Ullman is seriously, seriously good. I mean, it's astounding as a song, the arrangement is perfect, her performance is wonderful and the recording is aces. Just amazing.
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Doug in JC:

The video for this is great too
  12:59pm
dymphnite:

<3 Kirsty
  12:59pm
dmartnewmexico:

Is it wrong to love Ullman’s version more? I don’t think so.
  12:59pm
clarke:

time flies!! ever get the feeling you been cheated?
  12:59pm
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I love this... great show Michael...
Love Peta in Brentford...
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Eddy in Australia:

I miss Kirsty MacColl
  12:59pm
dymphnite:

yes it;s wrong
  12:59pm
gf2002:

What more could you ask for on radio when you hear a clip of South American Getaway followed by Kirsty MacColl's classic...Yes Tracy's video was cool, with the Sir Paul cameo
  12:59pm
Vertual:

Fudgie the Whale!
  12:59pm
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Happy Father's Day...
  1:00pm
DG:

That Carvel tune sounds quite a bit like "Christmas Time is Here" from the Charlie Brown Xmas show, hmmm....
  1:00pm
Mary Marge:

Such a great show <3
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Dominick:

thanks for a great show Michael
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mariano:

Thank you, MS, happy Fathers' Day!
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Juke Joint Jonny:

"Even Rex" ouch
  1:00pm
GerryB:

I’ll still take Kirsty’s version every time. But Tracey does it justice.
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HyperDose:

Hey that was the jam!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

TY DJ MS !
  1:01pm
clarke:

good nite.
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Michael Shelley:

HEY - I LOVE REX!
  5:06pm
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Hey Michael: Is that Burt Bacharach Orchestra piece available anywhere? Tres cool.
  5:07pm
Mark:

That Burt Bacharach question above is from me. I forgot to ID myself.
  4:25pm
Mark in Toronto:

Johnny Cash's first wife was Vivian Liberto.
Must have been related to Ray Liberto?
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