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Artist Track
Nikki Lane  Jackpot   Options
Dion  Wake Up Baby   Options
Kenny Roberts  Choo Choo Ch' Boogie   Options
Junior Parker  (Ooh Wee Baby) That's The Way   Options
Flaming Souls, The  Alex Soul Stew   Options
Bucky  Horses And Cars   Options
Bucky  Hi Fido   Options
Gentrys, The  You Better Come Home   Options
Charlie Louvin  Cash On The Barrelhead   Options
Leon And The Burners  Crack Up   Options
Nick Lowe  Soulful Wind   Options
Jackie Mittoo  Rocksteady Wedding (Get Me To The Church On Time)   Options
Delbert McClinton  I Cry Cause I Care   Options
Deke Dickerson & The Ecco-Fonics  Mexican Rose   Options
Love, Peace & Happiness  Don't Blame the Young Folks (For the Drug Society)   Options
James Kochalka Superstar w/ The Zambonis  Hockey Monkey   Options
2 of Clubs  My First Heart Break   Options
Harold Jenkins (Conway Twitty)  Give Me Some Love   Options
Sonny Childe  Handbags and Gladrags   Options
Mills Brothers, The  You Always Hurt The One You Love   Options
Los Straitjackets  Rollers Show   Options
Willie and the Walkers  Poor Janie   Options
Chris Scruggs  Window   Options
Clyde McPhatter  Lover Please   Options
Television  See No Evil   Options
Searchers, The  Livin' Lovin' Wreck   Options
Chuck Murphy  Nosey Joe   Options
Hot Lips Page & His Orchestra  The Monkey (The Jungle King)   Options
Nick Lowe  Nutted By Reality   Options
Los Shakers  Got any Money?   Options
Johnny Tyler  God's Gonna Turn Us To Dust   Options
Dennis Coffee  Get Back   Options
Ella Fitzgerald  This Could Be The Start Of Something Big   Options
Teenage Fanclub  Start Again   Options
Fenwyck  Mindrocker   Options
Timmy Thomas  Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On   Options
Nick Lowe  Let Me Kiss You   Options
Jonah And The Whale  Old Man   Options
Leopards, The  I Wonder If I'll Ever See You Again   Options
Aeroplane  It's So Better   Options
A Minute With  SCOTT SCHINDER   Options
Pat Cooper  Tomorrow Show MARCH 6, 1981   Options

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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

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CLICK HERE for a grammar test

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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."

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CLICK HERE for James Jamerson & Gladys Knight going nuts on I Heard It Through The Grapevine

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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!

  11:00am ?:

"What a band of loathsome vipers I have nursed in my bosom who will let their lord be insulted by this low-born Baby!"
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:01am Listener Baby:

Answer: Baby
  11:05am Cooh John:

Ramping up the weekend.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:06am Listener Baby:

I almost didn't... Thanks for the reminder.
Avatar 11:06am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yay Dion.
  11:11am emile:

what a great lift off Michael!
Avatar 11:11am Juke Joint Jonny:

Ahhhh… that's the sweet spot. Perfect laid back boogie groove.
  11:25am emile:

number one hits!
Avatar 11:27am Marc Francis:

It was our anniversary yesterday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Switchblade Batman:

I don't know about you guys, but I'm less married and childless AF
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:28am Listener Baby:

Do they have a camera in the lobby?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 11:31am Dano59:

I have to go in to work soon but want to thank you Michael for filling the hole in the universe where Nick Lowe doesn't get played.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:32am Listener Baby:

Baby were you with me at The Troubadour for that show?
Avatar 11:37am Michael Shelley:

Nick @ the Troub - no! Good?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:39am Listener Baby:

It was. Soft and mellow. Same show I guess you saw in NYC. Bill Kirchin, etc. I had all the tours leading up to that one, pretty huge change in sound. But fun, as always with that cat.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:39am myron feld:

Listener Baby: I saw In and Of Itself on a different evening than Michael did, and that's my best guess, but it's still quite an impressive memory trick for Del Gaudio to watch as the audience enters and hands in their cards, then remember everyone's face with his/her card. And yes, he correctly identified me as well.
Avatar 11:40am Michael Shelley:

Agree - he just does it
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:40am Listener Baby:

Does he hold the other halves of the cards while he's doing this?
Avatar 11:42am Michael Shelley:

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:45am Listener Baby:

Yes, good memory trick for sure. Bout a 100 people?? Nice.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:52am Listener Baby:

You know, dude could have an ear piece, and he could be getting cued by someone watching a video of you kids taking the cards? If he's nailing this 100%, I would guess that's his way. I will let this go now.
Avatar 11:54am Michael Shelley:

He also doesnt know who will stand - so he has to know them all
Avatar 11:54am Michael Shelley:

no earpiece -- too easy
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:55am Listener Baby:

Avatar 11:55am Michael Shelley:

ALSO - I took 2 (not knowing what they were for) and had one in my pocket
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:56am Listener Baby:

Did he do it real fast? Like boom boom boom?
Avatar 11:56am Michael Shelley:

Avatar 11:59am Michael Shelley:

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Listener Baby:

Adam West died. Bummer!!!!
  12:01pm bobsmart567:

Hi. Can you say again the name of the magician you just mentioned and where you saw him. Might be a college buddy of mine
Avatar 12:02pm Michael Shelley:

  12:04pm bobsmart567:

Ah. Thanks. Different guy. Happy Saturday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Holy crap, Batman! RIP
  12:05pm Cooh John:

Loves me some LSJ!
  12:12pm mary:

Television still sounds great!
Avatar 12:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

TV MM Top20 Albums Ever
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Listener Baby:

They are freaakin' lit up!
Avatar 12:15pm glenn:

holy double entendre, batman.
Avatar 12:23pm glenn:

magic is a con, but it's also a job. these guys know what they're doing, and it's part of their job to know their audience. as soon as you say "there's no possible way he could know that" - that's when they've got you hooked.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Listener Baby:

It was time, Baby.
Avatar 12:24pm glenn:

and psychics are exactly the same.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Listener Baby:

I listened to this song for 3.5 straight hours the first time it heard. No lie.
Avatar 12:26pm Michael Shelley:

I believe you. Magic, Psychics, Los Shakers.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Listener Baby:

What do you suppose Steve K makes an hour? Wonder if he ever figured that out?
  12:36pm Dennis Diken:

excellence, as always Mikey! great show!
  12:37pm miles:

where do I find *this* version?! neato . never heard it b4
  12:38pm miles:

Avatar 12:38pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar 12:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Kink children.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Uncle Michael:

Too busy baking to comment today, Michael. Loving everything you've played.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Uncle Michael:

The Leopards almost aped the Kinks into sounding like YLT...or a least something they might cover.
Avatar 12:56pm glenn:

talk like a pirate day is in september, i think.
  12:56pm paul:

  12:57pm pottybear:

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