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Options May 7, 2016: Guest: Syl Johnson documentarian Rob Hatch-Miller

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Artist Track
Pozo-Seco Singers, The  I Can Make It With You   Options
Monkees, The  You Bring The Summer   Options
Cactus Blossoms, The  Mississippi   Options
Eddie Clearwater  Real Good Time   Options
Laurie Johnson Orchestra  The Avengers Theme   Options
Money Mark  Cry   Options
Kaleidoscope  Jenny Artichoke   Options
Laura Cantrell  What You Said   Options
Winfield Parker  Funkey Party   Options
Mark Bacino  Gone   Options
Action, The  Shadows And Reflections   Options
Nikki Lane  Hard Livin'   Options
Syl Johnson  Soul Dippin'   Options
syl johnson  Same Kind Of Thing   Options
Rob Hatch-Miller  INTERVIEW   Options
syl johnson  Try Me   Options
Above, The  Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time (from "Super Hits if the 70s: Hit Explosion!")   Options
Above, The  You Look Unwell   Options
Johnny Lion And The Jumping Jewels  Don't Try To Fight It, Baby   Options
Bob Luman  Blue Days, Black Nights   Options
Public Enemy  Don't Believe The Hype   Options
James Hunter Six  Satchel Foot   Options
Tommy Roe  I Wanna Be Your Man   Options
James Hand  The Truth Will Set You Free   Options
Ricardo Ray Orchestra  Cool Jerk   Options
Mel Tormé  Happy Together   Options
JD McPherson  Your Love (All That I'm Missing)   Options
John & Judy  Hideout   Options
Texas Troubadours, The  Cool It   Options
Bellfuries, The  Sung By Someone Lonely   Options
Los Shakers  Too Late   Options
Del McCoury Band  Hoecake Fritters   Options
Lowell Fulson   Two Way Wishing   Options
Catbirds, The  I'm Only You   Options
Lonnie Mack  I've Had It   Options
Cluster Bottoms  Stood Up Blues   Options
Muffs, The  Born Today (demo)   Options
Roberto Menescal  Samba Torto   Options
B.J. Thomas  Hooked On A Feeling   Options

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CLICK HERE for Ringo's isolated drums from "Oh Darling"

CLICK HERE to hear Laura Cantrell ina BBC interview with some woman with a lot of plastic surgery

CLICK HERE for info on the new lp from The Explorers Club

CLICK HERE to see some paintings by Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

CLICK HERE for a FREE download of Money Mark's "Mark's Keyboard Repair"

CLICK HERE for The Hollies Family Tree

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

CLICK HERE for a free download of The Michael Shelley Band live at WFMU's Monty Hall

CLICK HERE to see Michael Shelley get interviewed on a NJ public access TV show "Destination Montclair"

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 to see a BBC Allen Toussaint Documentary

CLICK HERE for a great piece on Esquerita

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

CLICK HERE for the Glyn Johns interview in Tape Op!

CLICK HERE for Bruce Swedien: Recording Michael Jackson!

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 "Cassette Revolution: Why 1980s Tape Tech Is Still Making Noise in Our Digital World"

CLICK HERE for a new Q&A with Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE to read about "The Endless Fall of Suge Knight" (yikes!)

CLICK HERE for Barack Obama on WTF

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

CLICK HERE for a video of David Myhr's cover of Oh Susie, featured on "Even More Super Hits of the Seventies"

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 for The K-Tel Story


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 film excerpt "Session Men - Memphis"

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 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 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 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

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CLICK HERE for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

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, 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 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 info on Fake Amps!

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

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

I love THESE Beach Boy videos!

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

CLICK HERE for Paul Anka's famous post-gig turned into a short film!

CLICK HERE for an recent Montclair Times article on Michael Shelley!

CLICK HERE to read how Big Star's "September Gurls" was recorded at Ardent Studios

Apparently Bowie offered "Golden Years" to Elvis Presley - but The King declined. CLICK HERE former guest Stevie Riks nails the Elvis/Bowie duet version.

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Listener comments!

  11:02am ?:

Baby.. Just Baby
  11:03am Cal Zone!:

Whoa, #1 hit all the way!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:04am Listener Baby:

And one more thing. Baby
Avatar 11:04am BEAVO:

Morning Mike, you should add "Michael do you renounce Satan?" From GF Part 1
Avatar 11:04am BEAVO:

Todd needs to calm down.
Avatar 11:09am BEAVO:

How can It be the Monkees w/ out Jones and Nesmith?
  11:09am Mandy:

this cactus blossoms song is the perfect lazy Saturday song
Avatar 11:09am BEAVO:

Answer: it isn't
Avatar 11:12am Marc Francis:

The Cactus Brothers are in the new season of Twin Peaks!
Avatar 11:13am Michael Shelley:

  11:13am davefromtoronto:

eddie b goode!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:18am Listener Baby:

I remember well how excited you were when this record came out. I think it just means we are old.
Avatar 11:19am Michael Shelley:

a huge influence on Jimmy's Corner
  11:19am davefromtoronto:

i just looked at those jonathan richman paintings!

  11:22am Avengers fan:

Gosh - was just catching up on Diana Riggs interviews on archive.org & YT
Avatar 11:24am Marc Francis:

How can anyone hate Ringo?
Avatar 11:24am BEAVO:

Peace and Love!
Avatar 11:26am BEAVO:

No more fan mail, nothin, too much to do, Peace and Love
Avatar 11:27am BEAVO:

No objects to be signed Its getting tossed.
Avatar 11:27am Michael Shelley:

Avatar 11:28am Michael Shelley:

poor Ringo
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:31am Listener Baby:

I figure Ringo thinks he has just so many seconds left to live his life. I think I would do the same.
  11:32am Marc15:

Good morning Michael. I missed seeing you at the Record Fair last Saturday. I bought a few 78 RPM records
Avatar 11:32am Michael Shelley:

I would love to know the volume of mail he got/gets
Avatar 11:33am Michael Shelley:

I Marc - was here board sitting - at least I was unable to spend any money
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:34am Listener Baby:

I'll bet it's a lot less, now.
Avatar 11:44am KP:

Great movie!
Avatar 12:02pm Melissa Jean:

  12:03pm davefromtoronto:

fake beatles alert!

where's gaylord when you need him?
Avatar 12:04pm Michael Shelley:

cover of this
Avatar 12:07pm Marc Francis:

Howdy Melissa Jean!
Avatar 12:10pm SHAGALOV:

LA-LA-LA!!!♪ ♫ ♬
Avatar 12:14pm Melissa Jean:

howdy MF!
  12:16pm Elias Kirtz:

That James Hunter Six song was perfect mustache-dyeing music! In just five minutes I'll look exactly like Walt Frazier.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Listener Baby:

Crap, I walked away from that James Hand song.. Was it great?
Avatar 12:21pm Michael Shelley:

I thought so
Avatar 12:22pm Michael Shelley:

But was it good for mustache dyeing?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Listener Baby:

I'll have you going multiple times today in the TR and in the vineyard. I think I'm going to find out. Baby
  12:24pm Walt Frazier:

That song didn't clash with my stache, baby.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Listener Baby:

hey.. I know this tune.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Parq:

That Velvet Fog track was a revelation. On paper, it should have been awful, but Mel's delivery was flawless.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Listener Baby:

You better calm down, Mike. You are going to explode.
Avatar 12:32pm Michael Shelley:

next record = blast off
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:34pm Listener Baby:

Okay, you win.. UNCLE!!
  12:34pm Gaylord Fields:

Did someone say "fake Beatles"?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm Matt in Nebraska:

Killer Los Shakers track.
  12:45pm Rich E.:

Thanks so much for another side of Mel. A good drummer too! How about some Alan Merrill & The Arrows, Michael? (on a slightly mercenary note...my buddy in the Philly glam rock band Creem Circus is opening for him tonight at the Grand Victory in Brooklyn...I'm looking forward to hearing the man who wrote "I Love Rock & Roll". - maybe worth an on-air mention? it's 11pm tonight at 245 Grand St Brooklyn. Part of their GlamDammit series -- google that word for more info.)
Avatar 12:46pm Mailman Tom:

The late, great Lonnie Mack !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Michael 98145:

yes, Thank you!
  12:52pm Bill in W.O.:

This Muffs alternate track is great, Michael. Can't wait till Omnivore gets this thing out to us.
Avatar 1:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

So good! Thx MS.
  9:28pm Avengers fan:

Cause Bob Brainen played Man from U.N.C.L.E. theme?
  9:38pm Avengers fan:

For Mothers Day - the name of Steed's boss played by Patrick Newell?
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