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Options July 1, 2017: Guest: Joe Bataan

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Artist Track
Looking Glass  Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne   Options
Skeeter Davis  Let Me Get Close to You   Options
Gene O'Quinn  Joe Joe Joe   Options
Tempests, The  You Don't Know Like I Know   Options
Louis Prima  Scuba Diver   Options
Devin Hill  Stars   Options
Beach Boys, The  How She Boogalooed It (2017 Remix)   Options
Ray Mason  Sometimes In Love   Options
Little Esther Phillips  Mo Jo Hannah   Options
Ben Vaughn Quintet  I'm Just Sayin'   Options
Joe Bataan  Latin Soul Square Dance   Options
Beach Boys, The  I'd Love Just Once to See You (2017 Remix)   Options
Johnny Sea  Mystery Train   Options
Slim Harpo  Te-Ni-Nee-Ni-Nu   Options
Joe Bataan  Uptown   Options
Joe Bataan  Interview   Options
Joe Bataan  Chick-A-Boom   Options
Astro Chimp  She's My Summer Girl   Options
Beach Boys, The  Lonely Days (Alt. Version)   Options
Cactus Blossoms, The  Adios Maria   Options
Charles Wright And The Watts 103rd Street Band  You're So Beautiful   Options
Frank Sinatra  You Make Me Feel So Young   Options
Jeevas, The  Ghost (Cowboys In The Movies) aka The Bike That I Ride   Options
Beach Boys, The  Time to Get Alone (Alt Version)   Options
Jimmy Minor  Satan's Chauffeur   Options
Foster Sylvers  Misdemeanor   Options
Dan Auerbach  Waiting On A Song   Options
Kiss Sisters  Into Peter Vriss   Options
Cartoons In Stereo  Submarine   Options

CLICK HERE for "Student Group Apologizes for Playing ‘Transphobic’ and ‘Problematic’ Lou Reed Song"

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 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 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 11:05am herb.nyc:

hi all, i think first time i heard "let me get close to you" live was via Alex Chilton, 1986 ish.
  11:07am Matt Warwick:

Into the TERLIT!
Avatar 11:08am glenn:

i love joe bataan, mostly because of trouble.
  11:13am Stevel:

Wow, Louis Prima!
  11:20am Robbie White:

thank you for playing a cut from the new Beach Boys 2-CD set
  11:25am Paul:

Good Morning all. Real energetic track from Beach Boys..Al Jardine vocal?
  11:25am Dean:

A good paprika?
  11:27am Dean:


Avatar 11:27am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

It's bad luck to be superstitious.
  11:28am JakeGould:

Voodoo shops give me the Hebbie Jeebies as well. Voodoo dolls still freak me out. Also they have those “Mammie” dolls that… Yeah… It does that…
Avatar 11:28am Michael Shelley:

It wasnt very red
  11:28am Susan C.:

Michael, did say the BBQ shrimp? This came up...
  11:29am Dean:

And http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/07/19/423605844/hacking-iconic-new-orleans-barbecue-shrimp-far-from-the-gulf

I'm betting it's the paprika variety. Sweet or smoky? A good paprika can be quite subtle, yet rich.
  11:30am Paul:

@Herb.nyc..intersesting connection, as Michael mentioned Big Star earlier...
Avatar 11:35am Michael Shelley:

I'll look into that - but this had NO chunks (like garlic) and did have a few things that seemed like blades of grass!
Avatar 11:41am glenn:

blades of grass is probably tarragon.
  11:42am Jordon:

RE the Bbq shrimp. The broth was smooth and smokey. Mouthwatering. Kind of a very dark, earthy brown with a bit of red undertone. Buttery and almost sweet/smokey at first, then a great subtle heat. Yum! (says Michael's wife)
Avatar 11:45am herb.nyc:

re "Tee Ni Nee Ni Noo/Tip on In", see first comment on the chatboard (i googled for song spelling). @Paul, i see Foghat has a song called "let me get close to you", for what it's worth
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am common:

Just tuned in. Wow!
  11:58am Paul:

@Herb.nyc ..was thinking the Skeeter Davis song had a Brill Building flavor..then someone told me it was Goffin/King composition.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Listener Baby:

Baby. House full of people. Totally spaced. Hello!! How is everyone?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm common:

Thank you both
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:19pm myron feld:

Joe Bataan speaks the truth: if you can, go see him. A GREAT show!
  12:21pm amylea:

Michael-- you hit the nail on the head!!!! He's fantastic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm common:

Man. That was great
  12:34pm johnk77:

great show michael
spofford was hard core
infamous alumni include
mike tyson
  12:37pm grace gold way:

fortunately grew up to this wonderful group. nice to hear again, thanks MS
  12:45pm Tom in Swan's Island Maine:

Michael. Great show, as usual. Tom
Avatar 12:47pm Michael Shelley:

Thanks Tom. & Thanks all!
Avatar 12:49pm Marc Francis:

Fun show! That interview was great. I don't really miss New York much these days but that accent triggered it!
Avatar 12:51pm Michael Shelley:

did you catch Joe's prison music teacher's name - Marc Francis
Avatar 12:53pm Marc Francis:

I missed that! Awesome.
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