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Options March 15, 2014: Guest: Bobby Hart

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CLICK HERE for info on the Sunday March 16, 3pm screening of "Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart: The Guys Who Wrote 'Em" at Brooklyn's Bell House - a special fundraiser with Bobby Hart, Rachel Lichtman (director/writer/producer), Andrew Sandoval (writer/producer) & surprise guests IN PERSON!

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Artist Track
Fats Domino  Be My Guest (written by Bobby Hart) 1958 #8   Options
Amandla  Back Down   Options
Johnny Horton  Cherokee Boogie   Options
Four Tops  Last Train To Clarksville   Options
Buddy Cole  Powerhouse   Options
Dahlmanns, The  He's A Drag   Options
Jay and the Americans  Come A Little Bit Closer (in Spanish) (co-written by Bobby Hart)   Options
Tennessee Ernie Ford & Sue Thomas  How Come You Do Me Like You Do?   Options
James Govan  Wanted Lover (No Experience Necessary)   Options
Robbie Fulks  Mad At A Girl   Options
Hondells, The  Let's Dance On (Boyce & Hart)   Options
Monkees, The  Theme Fom The Monkees (Boyce & Hart)   Options
Outsiders, The  I Wanna Be Free (Boyce & Hart)   Options
Del Shannon  She (Boyce & Hart)   Options
Gary Lewis and the Playboys  I Gotta Find Cupid (co-written by Bobby Hart)   Options
Boyce & Hart  I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight   Options
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant  Comin' On   Options
Esquerita  10-4 Calling All Cars   Options
Bola Sete  Both Sides Now   Options
Sylvain Sylvain  Formidable   Options
Gary Lewis and the Playboys  I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight   Options
Bobby Hart  INTERVIEW   Options
Bobby Hart  Words (demo)   Options
Tex Williams  SMOKE SMOKE SMOKE [That Cigarette]   Options
Ricardo Ray Orchestra  Nitty Gritty   Options
Bogard Brothers  She Keeps On Knocking   Options
dB's, The  Amplifier   Options
Remo Four, The  Lies   Options
Porter Wagoner  Pay Day   Options
Five Stairsteps, The  I'm the One Who Loves You   Options
Emitt Rhodes   Live Till You Die   Options
Johnny Winter  Avacado Green   Options
Laura Cantrell  Driving Down Your Street   Options
Lazy Lester  If You Think I've Lost You   Options
Guitars Unlimited Plus Seven  Diga Diga Doo   Options
Roy Orbison  The Comedians   Options
Little People, The  Hey Little Girl   Options
Luke Wills' Rhythm Busters  Bring It On Down to My House   Options
Eddie Floyd  If Youre Gonna Do It (Dont Get Caufght)   Options
Pearl Harbour & Explosions  You Got It (Release It)   Options
Four Pennies, The  Trouble Is My Middle Name   Options
Bluegrass Cardnals, The  Low And Lonely   Options
Bobby Womack  What Is This?   Options
Maximum Hormone  Stop Winny Upload   Options
Rip Chords, The  Surfin Craze   Options
Tommy Collins  If You Cant Bite, Dont Growl   Options
Sugar Pie DeSanto  Go Go Power   Options
Wire Troop  Oh What a Mistake   Options
Skatalites, The  I Should Have Known Better   Options
Del Shannon  It's My Feeling   Options
Jim & Jesse McReynolds  Memphis   Options
Isley Brothers, The  Move Over And Let Me Dance   Options
Chris Collingwood  Sundown (from More Super Hits of the Seventies)   Options
Move, The  California Man   Options
Leaves  Words   Options
Dickies  She   Options
Jerky Boys, The  The Super Across The Way   Options

CLICK HERE for good Kirsty MacColl documentary from the BBC

CLICK HERE for Roz Chast's piece “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?”

CLICK HERE for "A Brief History of the Tragically Underused Electric Baritone Guitar"

CLICK HERE for a two hour documentary about Louis Prima

CLICK HERE to see "Behind The Scenes of Cuba Gooding Jr's 1996 Oscar Speech"

CLICK HERE for "Fake Chef Fools Midwest Morning Shows, Makes Reporters Eat Gross Food"

CLICK HERE to see an auction I'm keeping my eye on

CLICK HERE for "The Making of 96 Tears"

CLICK HERE for a Rolling Stone piece about The Jerky Boys

CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley singing "Dues" from "Nashville"

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

CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley & Henry Gibson singing "One, I Love You" from "Nashville"

CLICK HERE and tell me if you think this is really edited from the news, or if it was performed knowingly

CLICK HERE to play the web Theremin

CLICK HERE to see the set list of the Cheap Trick show i saw last week

CLICK HERE to see drummer Joff from the band Bucky so some drawings of old people

CLICK HERE if you want see a lady call for President Obama's execution. My mind keeps returning to his video and what it means about how screwed up our county is.

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

CLICK HERE for my July 2007 interview with Mighty Hannibal

CLICK HERE for the website of the guy who shot Bigfoot

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 a weird Tonight Show episode where Jerry Lewis fills in for Johnny, with guest Bob Hope

CLICK HERE for the Jim Keltner Discography

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 Rolling Stone's 500 Worst Reviews of All Time, according to Schmidtt

CLICK HERE for the 1966 Esquire Magazine piece "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold"

CLICK HERE for a dumbly titled, but interesting piece on Tom Wilson

CLICK HERE to find out about the evolution of The Tonight Show theme

CLICK HERE to find out about folks buying old lps in the USA to sell in Europe

CLICK HERE to find out if Is it time to re-evaluate Ringo Starr?


CLICK HERE for the "best" news bloopers of 2013

CLICK HERE for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

CLICK HERE for the first issue of "BOMP!" magazine

CLICK HERE to see Jerry Lewis and Al Goldstein show of gadgets in 1976 on "A.M. New York"

CLICK HERE to hear how drums can sound different depending on where they're played

CLICK HERE for a piece about the 70's music scene in Austin

CLICK HERE for Nick Lowe's odd appearance on the Adam Carolla show.

CLICK HERE for a $400+ out of print book about Pub Rock that Nick Lowe mentions - OR - buy it HERE for for £17 (about $28), including postage, on Will Birch's website

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 for a New York Times piece from Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger and CLICK HERE to read one from Chris Collingwood

CLICK HERE for the unfortunately titled but otherwise interesting "60 Great Albums You Probably Haven’t Heard"

CLICK HERE for a new interactive video from Bob Dylan

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 STAX at The White House

CLICK HERE to read about "The Albums Everyone Can Love"

CLICK HERE to read the list of the best selling vinyl records of the last 20 years

CLICK HERE for info on Nothing To Hide which was amazing

CLICK HERE for Shelby Lynn w/ Darrly Hall

CLICK HERE for " Portraits of Unrelated Doppelgangers Who Have Found Their Match"

CLICK HERE for photos of Nashville session cello player Byron Bach's ledger from Paul Lukas' excellent Permanent Record web site

CLICK HERE for another of my links to stories about Will Smith's annoying kids - and one person's reply to a tweet from one of them

CLICK HERE for Dave Edmunds'new song

CLICK HERE to see a guy really get into a Bon Jovi song

CLICK HERE if you're a BEATLE fan!


CLICK HERE for The Spampinato Brothers live at The Hamilton

CLICK HERE for The Turtles "Happy Together" (vocals only)

CLICK HERE to read the story behind Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” bass line

CLICK HERE to read 20th Century Headlines Rewritten To Get More Clicks

CLICK HERE I think this hurts ants, but it looks cool - I want one

CLICK HERE to check your News IQ

CLICK HERE for a long documentary on The Everly Brothers!

CLICK HERE if you're a fan of funky drums

CLICK HERE for a song about Chinese Food - usually I'd suggest ignoring this kind of thing, but this is so misguided, and just plain bad, it needs to be seen - it make you ponder: what kind of world are we living in?

CLICK HERE for Ernie Bushmiller illustrated autobiography, on an amazing website

CLICK HERE for Johnny T's NYC Tourist Tips !

CLICK HERE for "If you thought CBGB’s bathrooms were full of shit check out the movie"

CLICK HERE to find out who's getting the "Baby Blue" money from Badfinger's song being on Breaking Bad

CLICK HERE for info on wealth inequality

CLICK HERE for The Mills Brothers

CLICK HERE for some videos from the BUCKY album 'Women, Ladies and Girls (Sing the Bucky Songbook).' (I especially like THIS ONE! {due to the great acting})

CLICK HERE for James Jamerson & Gladys Knight going nuts on I Heard It Through The Grapevine

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

CLICK HERE read producer Steve Albini’s incredible four-page letter to Nirvana

CLICK HERE for a 1958 film "The Capitol Tower"

CLICK HERE for interesting reviews of Haribo Gummy Candy Sugarless Gummy Bears 5-Pound Bag

CLICK HERE to find out Popular Science is shutting off their comments

CLICK HERE for an article by WFMU's Joe McGasko: "Johnny Cash: 10 Things You Might Not Know About Him"

CLICK HERE to read: Hal Blaine picks five essential drum records

CLICK HERE the girl from The Like's new band JJAMZ

CLICK HERE for info on the new Nashville DVD

CLICK HERE for " The Weirdest Photos Of Mike Love You Can Find "

CLICK HERE to read: Hal Blaine picks five essential drum records

CLICK HERE for some Steve Allen bashing

CLICK HERE for info in the Fête Paradiso at Governors Island

CLICK HERE for The Beach Boys reunion show live In Japan - full show

CLICK HERE and page down to the Violent Femmes Trivia section

CLICK HERE for twelve seconds of The Limonaire Organ in action at Governors Island

CLICK HERE for Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

CLICK HERE for Deke Dickerson's 2013 Tour Documentary--PART ONE!

CLICK HERE for a "Step Inside Legendary New Jersey Radio Station WFMU!

I have low expectations for THIS and even lower ones for THIS

CLICK HERE to read about how Adam Schlesinger? from Fountains of Wayne writes songs

CLICK HERE to watch The Beach Boys pretend to record "Good Vibrations"

CLICK HERE for The Mighty Hannibal "Midnight Hour" on The !!!! Beat

CLICK HERE for Rock Aficionados Try to Spin Old Vinyl Into Gold in New Investing Track

CLICK HERE for Ted Nugent

CLICK HERE for "Iconic NYC Music Venues, Then And Now" slideshow

CLICK HERE for "Ex”-Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos in Lawsuit With “Former” Band Mates"

CLICK HERE for Sinatra doing his thing

CLICK HERE for 45 minutes of Elvis Costello & The Attractions at their peak

CLICK HERE to see the results of THE LES PAUL AUCTION

CLICK HERE to watch the full "Beach Boys Live in Concert 50th Anniversary"

CLICK HERE to see listener Bjarne from Norway who tattooed the Woof Moo Logo on his hip area

CLICK HERE for some live Magic and CLICK HERE for the proper chords.

CLICK HERE for Celebrity Make Unders – What Would Celebrities Look Like If They Were Everyday People?!

CLICK HERE to listen to almost every top 10 of the top 40 era.

I love THIS!

CLICK HERE for a short documentary on Donnie And Joe Emerson!

CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!

CLICK HERE to hear Gene Simmons say that Ace Frehley is a drugged racist with low self esteem who did nothing

CLICK HERE to see Malcolm Brickhouse & Jarad Dawkins sixth-grade metalheads from Flatbush, Brooklyn

CLICK HERE to hear David Letterman ask: "Are Those Your Drums?"

CLICK HERE for a PDF of who plays what on Everly Brothers recordings.

CLICK HERE for How we made "You Really Got Me"!

CLICK HERE for another of the worst people in the world!

CLICK HERE for a not quite right piece called "The Rising Cost of New Vinyl"

CLICK HERE for 10 of the all-time greatest disc jockeys - with audio clips of their chatter

CLICK HERE this train wreck is a great microcosm of what is wrong with the world.

CLICK HERE for Nina Simone: nutty but good.

CLICK HERE to read: KISS' Paul Stanley: 'I Don't Need The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame'

CLICK HERE to read: An Open Letter From a Bar Owner to Musicians!

CLICK HERE for "22 geniously defaced textbooks & exam papers"

CLICK HERE to see Robin Zander's "son"

CLICK HERE for a nice piece about the the L.A. studio musicians who dominated the 70's sound.

CLICK HERE for Kim Shattuck.

CLICK HERE for a nice piece on The Cowsills!

I love THESE Beach Boy videos!

CLICK HERE for more Jerry. the whole clip is crazy - but 2:13 in is really off the charts nuts.

CLICK HERE to see Google interview Nick Lowe after his Live@Google performance in Mountain View. To get the two tracks for free from this performance CLICK HERE

There's some controversy about the coin toss that decided who would get seats in the plane that crashed on February 3, 1959 and killed Buddy Holly, Richie Vallens & Big Bopper. CLICK HERE for "An open Letter & Challenge to Dion from Tommy Allsup" then CLICK HERE for Dion's version from "The Wanderer Talks Truth"

CLICK HERE to explore & watch a short film on The Cosimo Code, an attempt to catalog every Cosimo Matassa 45!

CLICK HERE for "I Was a Teenage Fake Zombie"

CLICK HERE for Los Shakers - Siempre tú

CLICK HERE for info on an amazing new drug: Unpretentiousil!

CLICK HERE for info session guitarist Vincent Bell.

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

CLICK HERE to see Beastie Boy Mike D's lovely $9 a square foot wallpaper!

CLICK HERE to read Carol Kaye review of "The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret"

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 go to a useless website like THIS ONE.

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Listener comments!

Avatar 11:04am glenn:

amanda should play amandala
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am ChrisB.:

The Michael Shelley show has been Super-Sized! 50% more music! Limited time offer!
  11:12am formerly known as the soundguy @ the Court Tavern:

Thanks for playing Amandla! That's Claude Coleman Jr, drummer from Ween; he wrote that song during his stint drumming for Eagles of Death Metal
  11:12am Baby:

Baby! Setting up for Concert/Party. Do nothing but rock us!! xoxox
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Andrew Waterloo:

It's a good deal
  11:15am Marc:

Or #8 hits.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 11:21am Jimmy Wipper:

Love them Spanish language hits!
Avatar 11:23am Michael Shelley:

Alfred Ron Richards - please email me your phone #
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 11:26am Jimmy Wipper:

Great Robbie Fulks song!
Avatar 11:27am Michael Shelley:

  11:41am Marc:

Hearts break. Get over it. Lol
Avatar 11:41am Juke Joint Jonny:

Any chance we'll hear Redd Kross do Kiss In The Wind today?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 11:51am Jimmy Wipper:

Get Brett Weir and Bobby Hart I said!!!!
Avatar 11:53am Michael Shelley:

Bobby Hart is upstairs repairing something
  11:53am DennisKelley:

Bobby Hart was trying to get up to his room, Mike - pls try him again!!
  11:55am DennisKelley:

I saw the B&H film yesterday - terrific
Avatar 11:55am glenn:

i have those syl sylvain solo records. they're underrated.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Stevel:

I could listen to "I Wonder..." pretty much all day. What a great driving song with sharp, sharp lyrics.

(Not to mention an excellent performance.)
Avatar 12:15pm Andy in Berlin:

Michael, if you see this, could you ask him about "Where The Action Is"?
  12:21pm Sissophonic Cheryl:

Go Michael Shelley! Loving this interview and show! A go-to archive.
  12:31pm paul:

Didn't hear the whole interview. Did you discuss Tommy's final years?
Avatar 12:37pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar 12:40pm Tom from Detroit:

Oh cool I have not heard amplifier in like 40 years!!
Avatar 12:45pm CZECHANO:

oh man oh man waiting for my ride to Austin TX
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Pedro G.:

Curtis Mayfield MUST be put on a U.S. postage stamp. MUST.
  12:51pm lloyd michigan:

James Brown, too.
  12:51pm Marc:

If Tex says it's okay to smoke, then it must be so.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Pedro G.:

Curtis Mayfield on a U.S. postage stamp and Vin Scully with a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Then maybe our nation will be on the right track.
  12:52pm lloyd michigan:

What's the name of the JW song? Has to be a Dylan tune.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:52pm jmd:

This is a terrible Sonny Bono impersonator.
Avatar 12:53pm Uke Goldberg:

Stainless steal is the new avocado.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Gaylord Fields:

With today's three-hour show, is Scott Schinder's minute pro-rated to a minute and a half?
Avatar 12:58pm TheMarmot:

Medicine for me right now. Thanks, Michael!
Avatar 1:11pm Michael Shelley:

YOU GOT IT is an early David Kahne production (I think)
  1:22pm Richard from Venezuela:

Is this the Japanese Maximum the hormone?
Avatar 1:24pm Michael Shelley:

  1:24pm Richard from Venezuela:

  1:24pm Marc:

Was that Chris Christie ordering more sushi?
Avatar 1:34pm CZECHANO:

where's wiretroop from? sounds like early south texas garage
Avatar 1:35pm Michael Shelley:

Brooklyn: www.facebook.com...
Avatar 1:36pm CZECHANO:

cool thank you mike, I loved it. Bit of a twang and some Auggie Meyers like keyboard work.
Avatar 1:39pm CZECHANO:

Gonna have to hook 'em up with Jeff Smith so they can play with the HIckoids
Avatar 1:39pm Michael Shelley:

A Sir Douglas Quintet cover I believe
Avatar 1:42pm Whooda:

Will mosey along on down the trail to the archive for this one as per Sissophonic Cherl's suggestion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm Fuzzy:

Is that Jimi on the guitar? Sure sounds like it...
Avatar 1:44pm Whooda:

Who else could it be but the master? Thanks Soooo much for that track DJ Michael Shelley!
Avatar 1:46pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar 1:51pm Uke Goldberg:

Is Beerland like Heineken Heaven?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The Jerky Boys always amuse me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm tomasz.:

Frank Rizzo never gets old
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