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Options May 28, 2016: Our Own World

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Artist Track
Monkees, The  Our Own World   Options
Ray Stevens  One In Every Crowd   Options
Jim Ford  It Takes Two To Make One   Options
Joanne Duvalle  Lucky Girl   Options
Lorez Alexandria  Psychedelic Baby   Options
Tinted Windows  We Got Something   Options
Floyd Dakil Four   Bad Boy   Options
James Hand  The Parakeet   Options
Lou Rawls  The Letter   Options
Specials, The  Gangsters   Options
Dion and The Belmonts  Swinging on a Star   Options
Nat Stuckey  The Least That You Could Do Is Wash Your Hands   Options
Impressions, The  Too Slow   Options
Jackie Mittoo  Rocksteady Wedding (Get Me To The Church On Time)   Options
Desmond Dekker  Stop the Wedding   Options
Blue Suede  Rock and Roll   Options
Orchids, The  I've Got That Feeling   Options
Herb and Kay  We Did   Options
Clarence Carter  I'm Qualified   Options
Love  Girl on Fire   Options
Bee Gees  Kitty Can   Options
Elvis Presley  Thinking About You   Options
Vernon Garrett  Sail On   Options
Los Machucambos  El Combanchero   Options
Bill Fox  Bird Of The World   Options
Beach Boys, The  Wouldn't It Be Nice (live 1966)   Options
Margie Singleton  Mr. Walker, It's All Over   Options
Forest Green and the Rangers  Poverty   Options
Billy Ward and His Dominoes  Can't Do Sixty No More   Options
Yolks, The  I Want Your Number   Options
Dale Houston  (Big Bad) City Police   Options
Bellfuries, The  Why Do You Haunt Me?   Options
Winfield Parker  I Love You Just Tghe Same   Options
Lalo Schifrin  Rapaz De Bem   Options
NRBQ  Keep This Love Goin'   Options
Rokes, The  Grazie a Te (I'm Alive)   Options
Brad Paisley  Wrapped Around   Options
Swamp Dogg  Synthetic World   Options
Monkees, The  She Makes Me Laugh   Options

CLICK HERE to hear "How Music Taste Evolved"

CLICK HERE to get to know my new favorite person Lively Val Shively

CLICK HERE to check the stats

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

CLICK HERE then click "Random Video"

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!

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

Baby to one, Baby to all, and good morning from sunny California.
Avatar 11:03am Marc Francis:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am ChrisB.:

This new Monkees record is pretty impressive!
Avatar 11:05am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I dunno...I heard they didn't write all the songs!...
  11:12am Joff:

Avatar 11:22am Juke Joint Jonny:

Parakeet for Song of the Year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am Parq:

Lou Rawls kills, as usual.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:25am Listener Baby:

I keep walking away from James Hand songs. WTF?? I miss one or two songs a show, and they are always James Hand?
Avatar 11:26am Juke Joint Jonny:

You misses a pip, Baby. My condolences.
Avatar 11:26am Michael Shelley:

never walk away - what were you thinking?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:27am Listener Baby:

Nature calls, my brother.
Avatar 11:28am ChooChoo - ATL:

Thank you for playing THE SPECIALS. They have a special place in my heart from a special place in my life, i.e., post-college in Memphis, "What do I do now?" phase.
Avatar 11:29am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...get speakers in the b-room like a proper music obsessive...
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:30am Listener Baby:

I love that duet version you play sometimes. Little Eva I think?? I love when she says "Okay" at the beginning. That's a good one too baby. But you know my love for Dion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am Parq:

Used to sing "On A Star" to my kiddo at bedtime.
Avatar 11:33am Marc Francis:

Wow. That was amazing.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:35am Listener Baby:

Could not Molly dose you with tix back then??
Avatar 11:36am herb.nyc:

wash yr hands? last wk,i heard Michael Shelley's brush teeth song, for first time, in nypl copy of Greasy Kid Suff cd. real good!
  11:36am Marc15:

Happy Birthday to Mrs. Shelley
Avatar 11:37am herb.nyc:

more Happy Birthday to Mrs. Shelley
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:38am Listener Baby:

Hugs from Paso, Mrs. Shelley!!
Avatar 11:38am herb.nyc:

and <tdf.org> is a vg place for discount tickets. tdf sponsors tkts booth. (i just saw The Humans, a family drama thing that is el primo.)
Avatar 11:38am Michael Shelley:

you go to the NY Public Library to check out cds! That's interesting. That song is my #1 most poular on iTunes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am Parq:

I feel just the same way about Mrs. Parq, Michael. Congrats to you and happiest of days to Missus Ess. Now 'scuse me, it's time to bring someone her coffee.
Avatar 11:40am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...the Nazis were all about eliminating 'Degenerative Art' to clear the way for their tacky version of 'Classicism'...if they were the Greatest Generation - were the Nazis - their same age - also?
...It is that *image* of the whole country being Patriotic together & the Post-War prosperity that is so hard to shake in people's minds (i.e. the American Dream) - because it *is* a better image (was for White Males anyhow, &tc.) - it's how it *should* be...& I think that's why it's so hard to get thru to Conservatives that the Rich are Rich & have not cared for decades (the Image is false)...
Avatar 11:41am herb.nyc:

may you make mo' money mo' money, Mo' Michael!!! (in nypl database, i see Montclair as base for WFMU. ha, must be your house!)
Avatar 11:57am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...sadly - I think the PostWar age groups *did* often disrespect the people who fought the War against Fascism - & how could those who experienced the Depression relate to 1960s Boom Economy? Total disconnect...From our Postmodern pov, it just seems unnecessary & sad (like Louis Armstrong & BeBoppers arguing)...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Gaylord Fields:

"Kitty Can" is a rare Maurice Gibb lead vocal — and I never understood why he didn't sing more leads. He's sort of the Carl Wilson pre-'67 of the Bee Gees.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Parq:

This is a different take of "Walker", yeh? I don't remember the organ track.
Avatar 12:21pm Michael Shelley:

maybe your thinking Billie Jo Spears
Avatar 12:40pm Michael Shelley:

That was a segue right there
  12:41pm Tyler H:

you mean one of those things people roll around on?
  12:49pm ChrisB.:

Mr. Baccigalupe was a character on Abbott
Avatar 12:51pm Marc Francis:

Swamp Dogg!!! Love it!!!!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Listener Baby:

This song is great!
Avatar 12:55pm Marc Francis:

It's racism. Plain and simple. "Make it great again" - like it was before there was a black president.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I'm afraid his answer is "Just shut up and vote for me. Don't even think about it." Hoo boy.
  12:56pm herb.nyc:

I THINK it's a ref to Reagan presidency
  12:57pm herb.nyc:

Or was it Bacciagalupe presidency?
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