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Options July 15, 2017: You Bring Thee Summer

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Artist Track
Monkees, The  You Bring the Summer   Options
Raspberries, The  Go All The Way   Options
Chris Scruggs  Honky Tonkin' Lifestyle   Options
Biz Markie  I Hear Music   Options
Bola Sete  Both Sides Now   Options
POP4  Einstein and Sunshine   Options
Move, The  Do Ya?   Options
Smokey Harless  Place For Them Called Hell   Options
Etta James  Strange Things Happening Everyday   Options
Rubinoos, The  I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend   Options
Kinks, The  This Is Where I Belong   Options
Johnny Darrell  Why You Been Gone So Long?   Options
Coasters, The  Mohair Sam   Options
Creed Taylor Orchestra  Whistle While You Work   Options
Explorers Club, The  Run, Run, Run   Options
Magic Christians, The  Come and Get It   Options
Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys   A Six Pack To Go   Options
Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson  Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries   Options
Marshall Crenshaw  Whenever You're On My Mind   Options
2 Of Clubs  My First Heart Break   Options
Bruce Channel  It's Me   Options
Fats Domino  I'm Going To Cross That River   Options
Frank Sinatra  You Make Me Feel So Young (live)   Options
Browning Bryant  Liverpool Fool   Options
Oboe  Trying to Make It   Options
Gene Pitney  Up To My Neck In IOUs   Options
Titus Turner  Do You Dig It?   Options
Al Anderson  I Got Your Number   Options
Dusty Springfield  Little By Little   Options
Nikki Lane  Jackpot   Options
Junior Parker  (I Got A) Stomach Ache   Options
Robbie Fulks  Mad At A Girl   Options
Myddle Class, The  Don't Look Back   Options
Sam Elwitt  Baby Blue (from Even More Super Hits Of The 70s)   Options
Honeybus  I Remember Caroline   Options
Bucky  Teenage Research   Options
Above, The  Coming Around   Options
Letta And The Surfaris  For God And Country   Options
Sealtest  Crazy Vanilla!   Options
Alicia Mibique-Blanco  On Healthcare   Options
Anonymous Lady  Had An Affair   Options
Rodney Dangerfield  Leave Me A Message   Options
Bobby Reynolds  Flea Circus Pitch   Options

CLICK HERE for "Behind The Vinyl," a series of short videos from a Canadian radio station where artists put on a record of a song and talk about how it came to be

CLICK HERE for info on The Beach Boys' "1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow"

CLICK HERE to see "The Beach Boys" "perform" "Do It Again" on the 2017 A Capitol Fourth

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 #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:00am Listener Baby:

Ladies and Gentlemen! Please welcome, from Westchester County, NY! The best DJ, on the best radio station in the world! Are you ready? I can't heeeaar yoouu? Put your ears together, for the legendary, Baby! And give yourselves a hand too. You're not so bad yourselves.
Avatar 11:02am smozz:

westchester represent!
  11:02am SeanG:

Happy Summer!
  11:02am Hackensack Slim:

Three Cheers for Mike from Montclair.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:03am Frank Above:

Hey hey everyone!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:04am Listener Baby:

Oh, he's fired up folks. Just leave him be.
Avatar 11:05am Marc Francis:

The sun just came out from behind the clouds as this song started...
Avatar 11:05am Marc Francis:

  11:08am George in WO:

Hey Michael and Michael fans! How was The Cactus Blossoms show? They're a 5 piece now?
Avatar 11:09am glenn:

a good band? hmmmm. so many choices. is it the above?
  11:09am George in WO:

First time I saw 'em it was just the 2 brothers.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:09am Frank Above:

@glenn definitely not!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:11am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Michael & gang!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:12am Frank Above:

Hi Greg!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Mister Dobalina:

The honorable Greg, what's goin' on ?!?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Mister Dobalina:

Love the Funk Dat sample...Get a new DJ.. hahahah.
  11:14am johnk77:

cactus blossoms better than ever
mercury lounge quite full:>
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:14am Frank Above:

I bet Chuck Berry could do it ;)
Avatar 11:15am Michael Shelley:

I think some times the 3rd Cactus brother joins on guitar - but not all shows - I think he has his own band as well. The NYC show was good - not the regular drummer, so a bit of a roller-coaster. So much going on - great songs & playing & arrangements - BUT there is nothing better then those two brothers singing harmony.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:16am Listener Baby:

What he said!
  11:17am George in WO:

Yes, they are incredible. That Lincoln Center show last winter, Wow.
Avatar 11:18am Michael Shelley:

Agree George - that was the best Ive seen them
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am Gaylord Fields:

The best way to pronounce Bola Sete's name is along the lines of "BOE-la SET-chee."
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:21am Frank Above:

Well, Do Ya?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:21am myron feld:

This "Do Ya" is so vastly superior to the ELO version -- no contest. And I like ELO.
  11:22am George in WO:

Tickets for THE RUBINOOS!!! Got tix already! Go see 'em, great live act!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am Gaylord Fields:

Boa pronúncia, Miguel!
Avatar 11:27am Marc Francis:

Avatar 11:27am Marc Francis:

Avatar 11:27am glenn:

patriotism is the virtue of the vicious - oscar wilde.
Avatar 11:28am glenn:

oh, i'm pretty sure a LOT of people will be leaving the u.s.a. in the next little while, and mostly to the benefit of canada.
  11:29am JakeGould:

FWIW, I have some family members who think that the U.S. won the Vietnam war but just pulled out early because of politics. Some people truly only see what they want to see despite prevailing evidence.
Avatar 11:29am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Even Robert McNamara eventually said so.
'War is not meant to be won - it is meant to be continuous.' - Orwell
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:29am Listener Baby:

We are sadly, sad.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:32am Frank Above:

Yeah, I wish Cheap Trick would just headline their own shows at big clubs or theaters instead of taking these big package tours with crappy headliners. But, I guess those gigs pay much better.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:32am Listener Baby:

3 hours, Baby.
Avatar 11:33am glenn:

i'll get slammed for this, but as near as i can see, the u.s. has never won a single war they started. they fucked up korea, they fucked up vietnam, they fucked up iraq and afghanistan [even though they never actually declared war in the case of afghanistan]
Avatar 11:33am Michael Shelley:

hrs of what?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:34am Listener Baby:

Never mind. I miss-heard you
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:35am Listener Baby:

or misheard, even.
  11:36am JakeGould:

@glenn: Silly! Those wars are just “Proof of Concept” weaponry demos for contracts that will be sold to other countries. You gotta demo this crap before you sell them to others, duh.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:36am Frank Above:

How'd you guess?
Avatar 11:37am glenn:

i'm sure you're exactly right, jake.
Avatar 11:38am glenn:

i've said it before, i'll say it until i die - the kinks are the greatest rock band ever.
  11:43am Paul:

Hello all...My God, to hear the Raspberries and the Move on the airwaves on this Saturday morning in 2017...there must be hope and life in this world still!!!
  11:47am CTEmpress:

Run, Run, Run Explorers Club...SIGH!!!!!!!
  11:48am George in WO:

Love the Explorers Club, another great live show I saw at Monty Hall last summer.
  11:52am ?:

The 1969 Peter Sellers film, "The Magic Christian," had music by Pete Ham and Tom Evans--maybe this is a re-cutting of the track for the movie, which as I recall, has a version of "Come and Get It."
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:54am Listener Baby:

The first movie I remember seeing in theater was a double bill. Magic Christian and Harold and Maude. Maybe this why I'm the way I am?
  11:55am CTEmpress:

Peggy Scott and JoJo Benson so underrated. I played Soulshake the other week. And I have this at hand because it is a great one for the early sets!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Gaylord Fields:

The truest part of the Peggy Scott/Jo Jo Benson record is when they start insulting each other. No love lost between that pair.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Frank Above:

Saw Marshall with Los Straitjackets a couple of weeks ago. Great show!
  12:05pm johnk77:

marshall crenshaw also
very good dj
great show today
mike shelley
  12:06pm CTEmpress:

Gaylord Fields, sometimes tension makes for a great rapport! ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Gaylord Fields:

@CTEmpress: Just ask Sam vs. Dave, among others!
Avatar 12:09pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Listener Baby:

I heard Marlin and Donnie were not close?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Gaylord Fields:

Or the Davies brothers!

I wonder if the Cactus Blossoms start fake fights with each other just to get in performing shape?
  12:12pm CTEmpress:

Or an ESSC dance!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Gaylord Fields:

@CTEmpress: You can take that to the Car Wash! ;)
  12:15pm johnk77:

cactus blossoms sure are cute
  12:19pm Stalbert Albins:

don't forget bitter.
Avatar 12:21pm Michael Shelley:

well Stalbert Albins, at least I'm not a troll
  12:23pm CTEmpress:

@GaylordFields preach!
  12:27pm edbert:

Big Al just nom. this wk for Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Listener Baby:

Was listening to a show from a few months back. The first time you played this song. Said to myself, you need to send Mike a note and tell him this is the single of the year. You did for me, Baby.
  12:38pm George in WO:

I thought we'd be hearing something from Beach Boys' Sunshine Tomorrow on the show. Just picked it up yesterday at Vintage Vinyl, so much good stuff!
Avatar 12:42pm Marc Francis:

That Robbie Fulks song was a beauty!
Avatar 12:46pm Michael Shelley:

George - played it last few weeks - will do so again when I return in 2
  12:46pm ?:

Pete Ham again!
  12:53pm CTEmpress:

Hope we will ALL be coming around next Friday to see The Above in one of their last shows at The Gutter. Been a good 10 year run! See ya there!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Listener Baby:

Is the Gutter, or The Above, going away?
  12:59pm CTEmpress:

OOPS sorry bad writing: The Above is: Gutter is sitting pretty!
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