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Options October 1, 2016: To Love Somebody

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Artist Track
Karl Blau  To Love Somebody   Options
Brother's Rap  The Revolution Will Not Be Televised   Options
Cactus Blossoms, The  Queen Of Them All   Options
Little Johnny Taylor  How Are You Fixed For Love?   Options
Louis Prima and Keely Smith with Sam Butera and the Witnesses  I'm In The Mood For Love   Options
Peter And The Penguins  Here I Go Again   Options
Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas  Mad Mad World   Options
Willie Nelson  Columbus Stockade   Options
Vibrations, The  End Up Crying   Options
Harry Nilsson  Together   Options
Brass Ring, The  Monday Monday   Options
Loy Clingman  Uranium Blues   Options
Jean and the Darlings  Hang Me Now   Options
Peggy Lee  Sweet Happy Life   Options
Jeevas, The  Ghost (Cowboys In The Movies) aka The Bike That I Ride   Options
Swinging Blue Jeans  Gotta Draw The Line   Options
Tommy Duncan & Larry Thornton  I'll Be There Next Sunday   Options
Meters, The  Sing a Simple Song   Options
Cult Hero  I Dig You   Options
Monkees, The  Just A Game   Options
Merril Moore  Down The Road Apiece   Options
Otis Redding  Getting Hip   Options
Twisting Sisters  Flying Jazz Twist   Options
Eddie and the Hot Rods  Teenage Depression   Options
Fifth Estate, The  It's Too Late   Options
NRBQ  Be My Woman Tonight (LIVE)   Options
Ike and Tina Turner  It's Groovier Across The Line   Options
Barreracudas, The  Stoned on Love   Options
Crickets, The  Baby My Heart   Options
Tex Williams and His Western Caravan  Western Jamboree   Options
Supremes, The  The Happening (demo)   Options
Hugh Malcolm  Love Brother Love   Options
Yo La Tengo  Tried So Hard   Options
Rattles  I Fought The Lord   Options
James Hand  You Don't Want Me To   Options
Mack Rice  Respect Yourself (demo)   Options
America  Work To Do   Options
Bobby Lee Trammell  The Mayonnaise Man   Options
Hoyt Axton  Bring Your Lovin'   Options
Percy Mayfield  Long As You're Mine   Options
Flat Five, The  This Is Your Night   Options
Elvis Costello  You Belong To Me   Options
Jimmy's Parents   Our Kid Is Getting Hurt   Options

CLICK HERE to read "How Rockpile Tried To Change Rock and Roll"

CLICK HERE to read "The Zombies Are Back"

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer for "Ticket To Write" a documentary film that explores the golden age of rock music writing

CLICK HERE to read the report on Kippington Lodge's 1967 BBC audition - Includes phrases "painful" & "tone deaf"

CLICK HERE to have a listen & decide for yourself

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

CLICK HERE to see how Norman from Teenage Fanclub rates the bands albums

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

CLICK HERE for info about the tuning used on Bad Company's "Can't Get Enough"

CLICK HERE for Artist Management According To Flo & Eddie

CLICK HERE to see the March 25th Hot 100 chart - when Happy Together was number one!!

CLICK HERE for detailed Pet Sounds credits

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

CLICK HERE to see a Thought Leader gives a talk on Thought Leadership

CLICK HERE to find out about a medical fundraiser for Scott Schinder

CLICK HERE to find out Why Classic Rock Isn’t What It Used To Be

CLICK HERE to find out Why You Can’t Get a Ticket to the NBA Finals … … and every other major event on the planet

CLICK HERE for a great documentary about The Cactus Blossoms

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 11:05am Listener Baby:

A very weary Baby!!
Avatar 11:06am Michael Shelley:

  11:06am P-90:

Good morning Mr. Shelley! This is one of those songs that I don't think i've ever heard a bad version of
  11:07am mauri:

Levolusion. Morning Michael Shelley. That Karl Blau is good.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:07am Listener Baby:

Harvest kicking my ass.
  11:08am Dean:

Naw, it'll be photoshopped.
  11:08am Listener Mike:

The revolution will be Periscoped
Avatar 11:09am totallybiased:

I swear I just posted that on his youtube about the organ solo....that and the rolling snare hits.
Avatar 11:10am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

What a cover must do: a.) Be credible. b.) Hopefully, show us something else about the tune - see it another way.
Takes stones to take on the BeeGees' singing - & he does all that w/ a sincere Soulful yet understated approach.
Avatar 11:12am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Holy smokes the Cactus Blossoms are good.
Avatar 11:13am Mailman Tom:

3 hours? Won't Rex be on the air today?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Ken From Hyde Park:

DJ Becky is filling in for Rex today. I think he's fluffing up his fur-lined fallout shelter, miles below the earth's crust.
  11:26am Red:

Yes, the Sam Butera interview was very moving. As was the John Cowsill.
  11:29am marhsall:

Avatar 11:36am marc15:

He's gay and had wife? No wonder he lost her.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:40am Listener Baby:

What. or who is cool?? Peggy Lee, that's who.
  11:53am Cal Zone!:

Swell Show Mike Shelley!
Avatar 11:54am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

That film about that band: www.facebook.com...
  11:55am SeanG:

I like this
  11:59am JimB:

I Dig You was a New Afternoon Show favorite.
  12:01pm herb.nyc:

I just used "ya dig?" In email. And I tuned into New Afternoon Show last wk, and not bad. 89.1 wnyu.
  12:06pm JakeGould:

Hey anyone at WFMU right now! Sundry nonsense: Is Scott in the building?
  12:06pm herb.nyc:

Funny, Michael plays The Vibrations while The Vibrators at Bowery Electric tonight. (And, I saw this on FB earlier... http://www.sadanduseless.com/2016/03/awkward-metal-bands/#yjQo50YglMJj0zuG.01 )
Avatar 12:10pm Michael Shelley:

Havent seen Scott - can I help?
  12:17pm JakeGould:

All good now. Please feel free to delete my mishigas.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Totally thought you were talking about the Mark Wahlberg killer plants movie. (Which yes, I have seen.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm ChrisB.:

I hear FOW all over this America track.
  12:43pm Michael from the Left Coast:

ChrisB., last week Chris Collingwood soundchecked with Sister Golden Hair in its entirety
  12:45pm Cal Zone!:

Hell, Mans! This is a great Mayo song! Spread it around!
Avatar 12:46pm Michael Shelley:

Chris Collingwood has a cut on the next Super Hits of the 70s cd !
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Great stuff today, MS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Gaylord Fields:

The Flat Five get the '60s sunshine pop sound down right! I am impressed!
Avatar 12:55pm Michael Shelley:

  12:56pm herb.nyc:

Elvis Costello! I be at Town Hall for his show tonight; he reunites w all The Attractions and they rip through first 3 records!! Oh, not!!! He's solo.
Avatar 12:57pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Whut - that wasn't an actual Sergio Mendez 60s tracK?! I gotta pay better attention...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm pacific standard simon:

Michael Shelley kills every day of every week of every month of every year.

How's that for a back rub?
Avatar 1:06pm Michael Shelley:

PSS - makes my day THANKS!
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