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Artist Track
Ben Vaughn Quintet  Gimme Gimme Gimme   Options
2 Of Clubs  My First Heart Break   Options
Steve Earle  This Is How It Ends   Options
Stevie Wonder  We Can Work It Out   Options
Cab Calloway  Tarzan of Harlem   Options
Josie Cotton  Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne   Options
Dave Berry  My Baby Left Me   Options
Chris Scruggs  Really Ain't Got A Care   Options
Big Daddy Rucker  Just Do Your Thing   Options
Aimee Mann  Freeway   Options
Beach Boys, The  Aren't You Glad? (remix)   Options
Slim Rhiodes  Gonna Romp And Stomp   Options
Señor Soul  Get On Up   Options
Dahlmanns, The  I Want You Around   Options
Dion  My Love   Options
Dion and The Belmonts  Swinging on a Star   Options
Ronnie Sessions  Big O   Options
Cinnamons, The  Strange Strange Feeling   Options
Toreno Band  Can't Buy Me Love   Options
Green  Curry Your Favor   Options
Bobby Gallant  Sunshine Comes To My House   Options
George Jones  Ain't Love A Lot Like That   Options
Marie Knight  I Can't Sit Down   Options
Tinted Windows  Kind Of Girl   Options
Del Shannon  Show Me   Options
Johnny Paycheck  Hang On Sally   Options
Daylighters, The  Oh Mom (Teach Me How To How To Uncle Willie)   Options
Ohta-San  Sushi   Options
Wilson Pickett  New Orleans   Options
The Lyres  Sick and Tired   Options
Billy Fayard  I Get So Mad   Options
Johnnie and Jack and the Tennessee Mountain Boys  South in New Orleans   Options
Danny White  The Twitch   Options
Charles Smith  You Need An Education   Options
Snooks Eaglin  I've Been Walking   Options
Diamond Joe  How To Pick A Winner   Options
Leroy Clofer and Company  Mr. Big Man   Options
Mary Jane Hooper  Harper Valley PTA   Options
Danny Barker and The Baby Dodds Trio  My Indian Red   Options
Ken Lindsey  I Got Loaded   Options
Lee Dorsey  Mellow Good Time (Part 1)   Options
Clarence "Frogman" Henry  The Glory Of Love   Options

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CLICK HERE for info on Steve Keene's show at The Marlborough Contemporary Gallery from May 25 - Jun 24

CLICK HERE to see how Steve Keene does it

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 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:02am Listener Baby:

When whipporwill call
And evenin' is nigh
I'll hurry to my blue heaven
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:02am Frank Above:

Give me!
Avatar 11:03am Mailman Tom:

We like green!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:06am Frank Above:

Hey congrats!
  11:09am Eddy in Australia:

Juniper made jazz band? I credit the Tim Tams!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Aaron in Minneapolis:

You decided to get rid of all the links?
  11:11am sonnyspop:

One of the best records and Beatle covers ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am Aaron in Minneapolis:

Ok I stand corrected
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:12am Frank Above:

Yeah, this is a good one sonny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Aaron in Minneapolis:

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 11:14am Hoboken Jack:

Uber Calloway, oof!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am Mister Dobalina:

Just tuned in and see that Michael has jokes. Good way to start the day!
  11:16am Dean:

Sheila B. played No Doubt yesterday and I thought, "Is this a new Gwen Stefani record?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Mister Dobalina:

Oh wow! Yes & Yes to both...amazing!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:18am Listener Baby:

You are No Doubt correct, Baby. Except for the dearth of songs in No Doubt's catalog.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am Mister Dobalina:

& Josie Cotton has a Elvira vibe to her. This is all one big rip off. Ugh.
  11:20am medson:

Hasn't Josie Cotton had that sound since the late 70s early 80s?
Avatar 11:21am Marc Francis:

That's alright mamma!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:21am Listener Baby:

Big Jim Sullivan, too!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:22am Listener Baby:

Baby.. Who did Chris S. replace?
Avatar 11:23am Michael Shelley:

happy to see you here Marc!
Avatar 11:26am Marc Francis:

Happy to be here! Good morning, sir! Good morning all!
Avatar 11:26am Michael Shelley:

Chris replaced Paul martin - who started a band with his kids & wife
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Aaron in Minneapolis:

Damn famiy men, making us all look bad
Avatar 11:28am BEAVO:

Father's Day was last week.
  11:37am Dean:

Debbie Harry's birthday is next week.
  11:43am the REAL Bruce Thomas:

'allo! 'allo! what-what, pip-pip!!
  11:45am clarke:

POURING a southern-type'a rain on cape cod, today!! mawnin' ya'll!!
  11:47am clarke:

dylan sang in an entirely different way for Nashille Skyline
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:47am Listener Baby:

They were so amazing. So much energy coming off their records. Wish I could that.
  11:48am clarke:

not that i liked that way, ha ha.
  11:49am clarke:

supposedly, baby, the belmonts were fuddy-duddies, though...
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:50am Listener Baby:

Then sign me up for fuddy duddy status, Clarke.
  11:51am clarke:

ha ha - what i mean is that the reason dion went solo is because the other guys were not adventurous enough for him
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:52am Listener Baby:

Ah, got it. Stuck in a rut. But I tell you what, with those guys behind him, the shit was on.
  11:52am clarke:

The Wanderer was too much for them!!
  11:53am clarke:

also dion was getting involved with some heavy substances at the time...
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:54am Listener Baby:

Here is a question for Baby, and the gang out there. Were the Jordanires ever on a bad record?
  11:54am clarke:

wearing a lotta dark glasses
  11:55am clarke:

didn't the jordinaires back up wayne newton?
  11:56am clarke:

but i am not sure about on record
  11:57am clarke:

yes: Green!!!
  11:58am Dennis Diken:

nice show Mikey!
  11:59am clarke:

i was not aware of the Green re-issue, and was in a record store in new orleans and PSYCHED when their vinyl appeared in my hands!! i thought i had found the few copies that were not on cassette only!! ha ha
  12:01pm clarke:

what's the story on Bobby Gallant??
  12:04pm clarke:

that 12-string was swinnnngin'!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Bootsie:

Tinted Windows YEEEESSSSSS!
  12:08pm clarke:

bootsie - did TW ever come out on vinyl and i missed that??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Bootsie:

@Clarke I only have on CD.
  12:10pm clarke:

yeah i figured
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Bootsie:

I don't buy anything new on vinyl. My cheap-ass Crosley turntable doesn't like it.
Avatar 12:11pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Love how this is recorded - nutty stereo separation & all...
  12:11pm Dennis Diken:

Del rules!
  12:11pm clarke:

the crosley would like it!
  12:13pm clarke:

i use a crosley to make 8-track mixtapes of some 45's - mine has rca outputs
  12:15pm clarke:

you don't want your mother to teach you the uncle willie
  #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 12:15pm David in ATL from NJ:

Hey, Michael, Jim Lauderdale has a new album out that sounds very good.
What a talent he is!
  12:21pm clarke:

i saw wilson pickett in new orleans - jazzfest '75
  12:23pm clarke:

good call w/Lyres!!
  12:26pm Dennis Diken:

enjoyed Tony Fletcher's Wilson Pickett bio
  12:27pm clarke:

wicked pickett - would like to read that
  12:28pm clarke:

hey MS (and all): buddy'o'mine put this comp together that would right up this show's alley:
  12:31pm clarke:

  12:37pm George in WO:

Speaking of New Orleans, tonight in Orange, NJ, NOLA legend Johnny Sansone with John Fohl and Stanton Moore on drums. https://www.hatcitykitchen.com
  12:44pm clarke:

MS - you find yerself in the city wondering what to do - use the nola hotline!!
Avatar 12:50pm Michael Shelley:

will do
  12:50pm clarke:

i forgot to say that my phone doesn't ring unless your # is already in my system - so text first
  12:53pm clarke:

nah - those places are for tourists - no one sells the good shit there much anymore
  12:55pm clarke:

you WILL want to hit Euclid Records though in bywater
  12:57pm clarke:

reminiscent of some old record stores the way they used to be, back in the day - Jim Russell's is museum priced tourist trap now
  1:04pm Jill:

What was the song about Obeying and Love? A woman was singing?
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