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Artist Track
Tommy Boyce  Let's Go Where The Action Is (written by Boyce & Hart)   Options
Delpfonics, The  Hurt So Bad (co-written by Bobby Hart)\   Options
Freddie Hart  I Created A Monster   Options
Bill Withers  I'm Her Daddy   Options
Ernest Ranglin  Everybody's Talkin'   Options
Cheap Trick  I Want You To Want Me (First Album outake)   Options
Brenda Lee  Anybody But Me   Options
Cactus Blossoms, The  Clown Collector (live in WFMU Studio A)   Options
Simms Twins, The  Good Good Lovin'   Options
Yolks, The  I'm Going Down   Options
Fingers Lee  I'm Gonna Buy Me a Dog   Options
Bobby Hart  Too Many Teardrops   Options
Austin Taylor  Why Oh Why   Options
Boyce & Hart  Sometimes She's A Little Girl   Options
Dino Desi & Billy  If You're Thinking What I'm Thinking   Options
Paul Revere and the Raiders  Steppin Stone   Options
Boyce & Hart  I'm Digging You Digging Me   Options
Bobby Hart  INTERVIEW   Options
Boyce & Hart  Girl I'm Out To Get You   Options
Earl Scruggs  Nashville Skyline Rag   Options
Henry Strogin  My Aching Feet   Options
Anita O'Day  Just One of Those Things   Options
Kenny Howes  Thought You'd Never Go   Options
Jack Gale And The Medicine Men  Medicine Time   Options
Hank Williams, Jr.  Hamburger Steak, Holiday Inn   Options
Lee Dorsey  Neighbor's Daughter   Options
Brian Hyland  What Do You Want The Girl To Do?   Options
Tony Hazzard  How's She Making Out?   Options
Ray Anderson  Stalin Kicked The Bucket   Options
Contours, The  It's Growing   Options
Los Straitjackets  Pacifica   Options
Teenage Fanclub  Belt   Options
Jesus And Mary Chain  Come On   Options
Detroit Cobras  Putty In Your Hands   Options
Charles H. Stern Agency, Inc  The In Sound For The '70s, side 1   Options

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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 for info on the new, all instrumental, Michael Shelley album

CLICK HERE to see actual video of The Cactus Blossoms on WFMU, or CLICK HERE, or CLICK HERE

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 to see Cory Branan's "You Make Me" (in 3-D if you have the red and blue glasses)

CLICK HERE for the Stereohysteria podcast episode featuring Deke Dickerson

CLICK HERE for a chart that shows musician deaths by genre

CLICK HERE to watch 12 parts of "Strong Enough to Break" a documentary film completed in 2004 about the making of Hanson's third studio album "Underneath" that chronicles the bands struggle to complete the album in an increasingly corporate music business.

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 "Neil Young's PonoPlayer: The Emperor Has No Clothes"

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 see some interesting uncut footage of Paul McCartney shot by Albert Maysles

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 to watch Mad Magazine's never aired 1974 tv special

CLICK HERE for the genius school teacher who wore the same outfit for yearbook pictures for 40 years

CLICK HERE for a behind the scenes piece about T. Rex’s ‘Get It On

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 info on the Silverball Museum in Asbury Park

CLICK HERE for another piece about how the streaming music business model is doomed for eternity to be a disaster for musicians

CLICK HERE for forty photos of The Brown Sisters

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

CLICK HERE to watch a great piece on The Ramones!

CLICK HERE for Phil Baugh's "Country Guitar"

CLICK HERE to watch Lou Reed act like a total a-hole

CLICK HERE to watch the BBC Documentary "Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours"

CLICK HERE for The K-Tel Story

CLICK HERE to hear The Odd Couple sing

CLICK HERE for the N.Y. Times story about the Brazilian bus magnate who’s buying up all the world’s vinyl records

CLICK HERE for a piece from a guy who played in a prison band with drummer Jim Gordon

CLICK HERE for a piece on the dynamic between Lennon & McCartney

CLICK HERE for a documentary about record collectors

CLICK HERE for a piece on The Angelettes


CLICK HERE to see "Triumph Watches The World Cup, Part 1"

CLICK HERE for a a piece by bass player Ernie Brooks remembering his days in Jonathan Richman's Modern Lovers

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 "The Jarmels" "A Little Bit of Soap" - don't think this is the original lead singer - but he does a great job

CLICK HERE for the Abbey Road crossing cam

CLICK HERE to find out if we need to be touching

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 watch the famously hard to find MC5 documentary

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 Paul Lukas' excellent piece about cultural criticism

CLICK HERE to read "A Portrait of the Worst Guy Ever"

CLICK HERE for proof that Michael Nesmith is a nut

CLICK HERE to see some wise asses I'm a fan of

CLICK HERE to hear Bernard Prurdie talk about all kinds of things - including saying "Ringo's not on anything"

CLICK HERE for a film excerpt "Session Men - Memphis"

CLICK HERE for a laugh

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

CLICK HERE for a brief history of the baritone guitar"

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 to play the web Theremin

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 folks buying old lps in the USA to sell in Europe

CLICK HERE for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

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

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 recommends - OR - buy it HERE for for £20 (about $30), 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 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 the list of the best selling vinyl records of the last 20 years

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

CLICK HERE if you're a BEATLE fan!


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

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

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 for a 1958 film "The Capitol Tower"

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

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

CLICK HERE for some Steve Allen bashing

CLICK HERE for Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE for Nick Martellaro version of Los Shakers' Always You

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

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

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 info on an amazing new drug: Unpretentiousil!

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!

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:03am Baby:

Mike, can you hear me?? Are you out there??? Come in Mike, Come in MIKE!!!! Need #1 Hits, REPEAT... NEED #1 HITS!! Can't go on much longer........
Avatar 11:04am Michael Shelley:

Calm down Baby - everything will be fine - turn up the volume
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:05am Baby:

Oh, and I forgot.... Baby
  11:07am mauri:

I hear hits
Avatar 11:10am Melissa Jean:

good mornin!
Avatar 11:12am JoshWPRB:

Rarely does a Saturday go by where I'm not listening to Michael Shelley. Keep the hits comin'!
  11:13am mauri:

And wouldn't you know it. The weather got sunny. Ah.
Avatar 11:15am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar 11:16am JoshWPRB:

This version of 'I Want You To Want Me' actually makes me likes this song
Avatar 11:17am Juke Joint Jonny:

Holy cow! That Cheap Trick track was HOT!
  11:27am Stuart Rose:

Brenda Lee and these rambunctious Yolks. I guess, we're in the broad hands of hitmeister Shelley.
Avatar 11:28am Juke Joint Jonny:

Nicely done. This song really does deserve the full British Beat treatment.
  11:32am phat:

if you're gonna have a melodica solo i'd say tune to the melodica. ;-)
Avatar 11:33am Michael Shelley:

  11:33am phat:

that's a melodica, aka a "Hooter", not a harmonica.
  11:36am phat:

that being said, I'm loving the show!
Avatar 11:37am glenn:

so... is there the delphonics AND the delfonics?
Avatar 11:38am glenn:

oh, and happy world turtle day.
Avatar 11:39am Michael Shelley:

  11:41am phat:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Ken From Hyde Park:

RIP Louis Johnson of the Brothers Johnson & some Michael Jackson work. Do you have Strawberry Letter 23 at hand?
  11:41am lloyd michigan:

What in the wide, wide, world of sports is a-going on?
  11:42am phat:

shake it off
Avatar 11:43am glenn:

well, mike babcock is the new leafs coach.
Avatar 11:44am glenn:

a way better version of stepping stone than the monkees, i think.
  11:46am lloyd michigan:

I'll take the Monkees version. Then the Sex Pistols.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:50am Baby:

I feel it my duty to inform the world, that the show of the year approaches! www.facebook.com...
  12:15pm phat:

I'll have to get that book
Avatar 12:25pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Avatar 12:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...follow w/ Standell's 'Medication'...
Avatar 12:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...tho' you shouldn't combine doses...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm pacific standard simon:

How about The Fugs' "I Couldn't Get High"?
Avatar 12:30pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Medicine Time is a helpful number if you've just put your hand on your hip and let your backbone slip.
  12:31pm lloyd michigan:

Just like that, I'm ready for some football!
  12:39pm johnk77:

nice work selecter
never heard this brian hyland version
what do you want the boy to do
was often a highlight of bonnie raitt's
live show in the seventies
  12:47pm phat:

pacifica is one of the best records of all time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm pacific standard simon:

Now I need a Mai Tai.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm pacific standard simon:

Is it my imagination, or are these two songs quite similar?
  12:51pm Stuart Rose:

Shelley goes instrumental.
Unusual but not unwelcome.
  12:51pm johnk77:

praise jah dj rocks
bob belden rip:<
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm pacific standard simon:

Big finish!
  12:55pm vonghouls:

Who did this first? I know the yardbirds did a version
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm pacific standard simon:

  12:58pm rw:

Is there a spare 45 adapter in the swag closet? One of these: http://store.wfmustore.org/45rpmadaptor.html
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm pacific standard simon:

Every time I hear "Putty In Your Hands", I have to sing the "putty putty putty" backing vocal. I wonder if my head would explode if it was followed by Slim Gaillard's "Cement Mixer".
Avatar 1:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Thx MS !
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