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Favoriting May 6, 2017: Guest: Don Bryant

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Artist Track
Don Bryant  Sure Is Good   Favoriting
Junior Parker  Cracked Up Over You (written by Don Bryant)   Favoriting
Tom T. Hall  A Week In A Country Jail   Favoriting
Frankie Karl And The Dreams  Don't Be Afraid (Do As I Say)   Favoriting
Toreno Band  Can't Buy Me Love   Favoriting
Yo La Tengo  Sometimes I Dont Get You   Favoriting
Bread  Dismal Day   Favoriting
Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives  Air Mail Special   Favoriting
Isley Brothers, The  Yes Indeed   Favoriting
Ventures, The  Summer In The City   Favoriting
Dennis Diken  Spoonful of Lovin'   Favoriting
Louis Prima  Jug Band Music   Favoriting
B.B. King  I'm Gonna Sit In Till You Give In   Favoriting
Peggy Lee  I'm Gonna Live Till I Die   Favoriting
Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside  Cage   Favoriting
Four Kings  Tell It To Me Baby   Favoriting
Don Bryant  You Cause Me to Wonder   Favoriting
Don Bryant  Can't Hide The Hurt   Favoriting
Don Bryant  INTERVIEW   Favoriting
Don Bryant  I've Got To Know   Favoriting
Speedboat  Satellite Girl   Favoriting
Teenmakers, The  Don't Take It So Hard   Favoriting
Doye O' Dell  Everybody Needs A Little Lovin'   Favoriting
Robert Parker  The Scratch   Favoriting
Joe Carroll  Route 66   Favoriting
Undertones, The  I Know A Girl   Favoriting
Brinsley Schwarz  Give Me Back My Love   Favoriting
Sir Douglas Quintet  I Wanna Be Your Mama Again   Favoriting
She & Him  I Thought I Saw Your Face Today   Favoriting
She & Him  Sweet Darlin'   Favoriting
Ken's Book Report  I Screwed Up   Favoriting
Boyfriend  Hey There Sweetie   Favoriting
Chris  Some Jokes   Favoriting

CLICK HERE for 28:46 of "NRBQ & Friends"

CLICK HERE for "Marty Stuart: The Story of Clarence White & The Parsons/White StringBender "

CLICK HERE to find out "How the Nashville Number System revolutionized recording sessions"

CLICK HERE for an Interview with Chris Collingwood about the death of Fountains of Wayne and his new project Look Park

CLICK HERE to listen to a playlist of exclusive unreleased recordings by Longmont Potion Castle

CLICK HERE for a free download of a 16 track compilation from The Wipper Brothers

CLICK HERE for "Taylor Hackford Remembers Making a Movie With Chuck Berry: ‘The Greatest Nightmare of Any Filmmaking Experience I’ve Ever Had' "

CLICK HERE for tales from Chuck Berry's backing bands

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

CLICK HERE for a story about The Beatles remastered version of "Live at the Hollywood Bowl"

CLICK HERE Cheap Trick on "Live At Daryl's House"

CLICK HERE to hear from the amazing Bob Washington, the voice of K-Tel

CLICK HERE for a new song titled "People Are Disgusting" from Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE to listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE to listen to "Musicians fighting Spotify are ‘so f-cking dumb,’ music industry pundit Bob Lefsetz says"

CLICK HERE to read a Mike Love sympathetic piece titled "Beach Boys seek to overcome discord with new wave of Love"

CLICK HERE to listen to a new NPR interview with Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE for an interesting piece about a journalist trying to interview Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE for "Jerry Lewis at 90: His Mouth Runneth Over"

CLICK HERE to read the report on Kippington Lodge's 1967 BBC audition - Includes phrases "painful" & "tone deaf" then CLICK HERE to have a listen & decide for yourself

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 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 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 check the stats

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

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

CLICK HERE to see some paintings by Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

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

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 info on the new, all instrumental, Michael Shelley album

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 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 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 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:00am
Listener Baby:

Baby. How the hell are you?? How the hell is everybody out there? I'm fine, thank you. Baby
lloyd michigan:

Did I hear the Minkman brothers in that opening montage?

howdy - long time!!!

Baby - did i intuit correctly that you hosted the cactus blossoms a few weeks ago at the venue??
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:03am
Listener Baby:

Indeed. Last Saturday. Epic!!

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:05am
Listener Baby:

Twas for sure. Great band. Great guys.
Cooh John:

Hit me on the #1 beat.
hot balcony eggs & gravy:


darn auto correct!

Hot Balcony - good band name

Baby - what size venue do you have at the winery??? assume there was a packed house??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am

Listening from sunny, cool New Orleans (we get about one day a year like this).
Avatar 11:16am

This Beatles reminded me of Steve Nieve showing Elvis C a Beatles record, circa 77, and saying "listen to this, its vg". He hadn't heard it before, how cute. NOT April fool joke! From EC memoirs.

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:17am
Listener Baby:

Packed Clarke. Small space. 100 lucky folks. They were all that, those lads.

I had no idea that was yo la tengo

tables?? wine?? sure, i bet.

it's so funny how Bread is controversial

love me some Bread!!

david gates was a GREAT producer no matter what anyone thinks of his band...
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:21am
Listener Baby:

Chairs. wine, food, nice folks, outdoors, beautiful night

oh outdoors??? wow. nice!

Wow, Matmos was doing us all a huge favor w/THAT one! ;) ;) ;) j/k love ya MS
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am

clarke: yeah, this is dave!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am
Amanda Nazario:

Love this Summer in the City!

thought you were in austin??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am

moved back in January

oh - okay - great!!!

what do you think??????

Yes. A rough week. Beats me down. You're not alone.

I don’t want to pay for other people‘s roads. Just fix the road in front of my home.
Avatar 11:34am

it works in Canada

As for the ticketing issues, I work at a theater where we have this problem with many shows. Scalpers find ways to swoop in and take more tickets then they ought to. More and more acts or working to prevent this from happening, but it's always going to be at issue I'm afraid.

Nothing like the feeling you get when you explain to people why there are dozens of empty seats in front of them when those tickets don't sell. It's never a good thing.
Avatar 11:35am
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

The hardcore Beatle geeks talk about Paul's voice being an issue now & say he pushes himself too far...that's before considering prices...
Every other developed nation has worked the Health Care thing out - but Murica has this pathological reaction to Socialism. They have rigged the Economy - & convinced the people to look in the other direction for blame...

a good name for the spoonful band: Everything Playing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am
Ken From Hyde Park:

Will the Spoonful performance appear on video or FMA later on?
Avatar 11:41am
Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Ken you will have to leave Hyde Park for this one!
George in WO:

Got tickets already, looking forward to A Spoonful of Lovin'!

cool prima cover thing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am

clarke: what do I think? Well, I had no idea it had become so much more expensive than Austin. I already knew there were no paying jobs. But I'm working at a design firm and selling art, and not in a car every spare minute of the day.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:43am
Listener Baby:

Baby.. Do you remember chatting with me on the air about why The Spoonful was the greatest band in the world? Well over 20 years ago now. Yikes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am
Amanda Nazario:

YES! Michael's interview with Steve Boone is lovely, very much worth a listen! And John was a total sweetheart and a great subject to chat with as well.

yes, gentrification and no general lee....booo!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am

The Steve Boone bio is good. Plus Sebastian wasn't the only song writer--Boone gets co-credit for "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice". that counts for a lot.
Robert D:

Thank you for playing that Louis Prima cover of Jugband Music. I've never heard it before, amazing!
Avatar 11:48am
Todd-o-phonic Todd:

And then there's Amanda's John Sebastian interview!
Avatar 11:49am
Juke Joint Jonny:

I'm going to gold star this Sallie Ford tune every time you play it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am
Ken From Hyde Park:

Fizzle fuzzle! Due to family commitments, I'll be unable to attend. Good luck with the show Friday. I hope it goes well and you get a big, happy crowd who goes home with wonderful memories.
Avatar 11:53am
Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Wow, amazing early Don Bryant cut. Can't wait for the Brooklyn show!
Avatar 11:56am
Michael Shelley:

If his singing on this new lp is any indication - it's going to be excellent.

he got the right drummer.
Dennis Diken:

good to talk Mikey! sorry, forgot to mention that Amanda will be hosting the show on Friday nite!

dennis - i think i just missed you when you played provincetown town hall? had a gig....sorry

scott bomar is whom don is ref'ing
Avatar 12:20pm
Cheri Pi:

Wow! Thanks Don & MS

I used to really like Penn and Teller when I was in high school. Now, I just like Teller… Penn comes off as such a self-important schmuck.

sammy the bull said i WON!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm

JakeGould do you still think I should use MAMP??!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm

Sorry, JakeGould and I have been having a conversation on Stack Overflow, an entirely different message board about web technology mostly; just made me laugh to realize we're both on this board too...small world.

speaking of Stacks - you putting a band together, DRR?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm
Michael 98145:

[ weird - this song was going thru my head this morning. for no particular reason. ]
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 12:49pm
Listener Baby:

The hippy-est hick, ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm

clarke: I hope so! My right hand/bass player followed his gf to the North Carolina mountains, but the drummer is in place.

nice to hear!!

you uptown??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm

Mid City...Clark Street, actually.

i screwed up
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm

later on y'all! clarke, nice talkin to ya!
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