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Options June 29, 2019: How Do You Know?

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Artist Track
Lyres, The  How Do You Know?   Options
Jack Bedient And The Chessmen  Repunzel   Options
Eddie Floyd and Mavis Staples  Never Let You Go   Options
Som Tres  For Once In My Life   Options
Explorers Club, The  Any Little Way   Options
Explorers Club, The  Don't Forget The Sun   Options
Jets, The  The Worker In The Night   Options
Jim and Jesse McReynolds  Pretty Girls In Mini-Skirts   Options
Isley Brothers, The  The Basement   Options
Yo La Tengo   Emulsified   Options
Biz Markie  Alone Again (Naturally)   Options
Gilbert O'Sullivan  Out Of The Question   Options
Hullaballoos, The  I'm Gonna Love You Too   Options
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives   Wanted Man   Options
Percy Milem  She's About A Mover   Options
Redd Holt Unlimited  I Shot the Sheriff   Options
Above, The  Imprisoned   Options
Glen Campbell  Spinout   Options
Charley Crockett  Brothers of the Bottle   Options
James "Gonzo" Booker  Gonzo   Options
Toots And The Maytals  Sweet And Dandy   Options
Specials, The  Gangsters   Options
Rip Chords, The  Summer U.S.A.   Options
Hank Williams  Move It On Over   Options
Bobby Sanders And The Performers  Dead Pigeon   Options
Pop4  Einstein and Sunshine   Options
Deep Feeling  Do You Love Me   Options
Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez  Sweet Tequlia Blues   Options
Coasters, The  Bad Blood   Options
Louis Prima with Sam Butera and the Witnesses  Beep Beep   Options
Devin Hill  Stars   Options
Manfred Mann  My Name Is Jack   Options
Cactus Blossoms, The  Downtown   Options
Slim Harpo  My Baby, She's Got It   Options
Hoodoo Gurus  Waking Up Tired   Options
Woolies, The  Who Do You Love?   Options
Farmer Boys, The  Onions   Options
Lee Dorsey  Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further?   Options
JD McPherson  Let The Good Times Roll   Options
Jessica  Talks   Options

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CLICK HEREfor The Liner Notes Project

CLICK HERE to hear the new number one hit from Juniper

CLICK HERE to hear a lovely short BBC radio piece where Nick Lowe talk about Fatback Louisiana USA by Tennessee Ernie Ford and Harlan County by Jim Ford

CLICK HERE for the old switcheroo: A new episode of the Casey's Musical Dustbin Radio podcast where Michael Shelley is the interview subject.

CLICK HERE to hear Laura Cantrell interviewed on the Stereo Hysteria podcast

CLICK HERE to read "How the Beach Boys’ Lost Late-Sixties Gems Got a Second Life "

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Sonny Curtis on the Please Kill Me website!

CLICK HERE to find out what happened when Jonathan Richman moved to Maine in 1981

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Lou Reed archivist Don Fleming on the Please Kill Me website!

CLICK HERE Robbie Fulks And Linda Gail Lewis' interview & performance on Fresh Air

CLICK HERE Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis LIVE & unplugged at Paste studios!

CLICK HERE for interesting photos of closed music clubs

CLICK HERE for info on the new compilation "Back Patio Bliss" produced by listener Baby!

CLICK HERE for a free download of the new album "Matt Gets Blue" from Matt Lucas

CLICK HERE for the program MP3 Tag

CLICK HERE to test if you hear Yanny or Laurel

CLICK HERE for an interesting short film about R. Stevie Moore

CLICK HERE for info on Copyright Termination Experts

CLICK HERE to read Michael Shelley's comic "Oh No, It's Tinnitus!"

CLICK HERE for very funny excerpts from a notebook where record store clerks logged "anytime we got a dopey phone call, boneheaded comment, or generally batshit customer experience"

CLICK HERE for Quincy Jones on Paul "the worst bass player I ever heard" McCartney, Michael "stole a lot of stuff" Jackson, Astrology, and who killed Kennedy!

CLICK HERE for "Replacing Ringo? The Story Behind Bernard Purdie and The Beatles"

CLICK HERE for a map, with audio links, to whatever the #1 song is in 3000 places around the world

CLICK HERE for a step-by-step guide to repairing damaged record sleeves

CLICK HERE for testimony given by Taylor Swift in Colorado district court

CLICK HERE for the animated guide to compression

CLICK HERE to check out drummer Jim Gordon's discography

CLICK HERE to listen to/download 1000s of digitized 78s

CLICK HERE to watch Robbie Fulks cover NRBQ at FMU

CLICK HERE for selection from the British Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings, which cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds

CLICK HERE for an interview with Brian Wilson where he says "Mike Love is probably the greatest lyric writer in the world. I think he’s my favorite lyric writer. He just wrote a lot of good songs"

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

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

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 to listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman

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 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 detailed Pet Sounds credits

CLICK HERE for a piece on how they come up with radio ratings & Delilha's radio show

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 for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

CLICK HERE to see 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

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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 garbage. 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.

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 Swag For Life Member 10:51am Sid:

How Do You Know? Well, you just know. You know it when you hear it.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:00am Listener Baby:

It's not what you look like, when you're doin' what you're doin'
It's what you're doin' when you're doin' what you look like you're doin'!
Good morning, Baby! Good morning world!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:02am Corey:

Morning Michael and fellow listeners! Great kick off to the show!
Avatar 11:03am JIMD2019:

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:05am Listener Baby:

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:08am Listener Baby:

Pico Blvd.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:11am Frank In Queens:

AH! Sorry I'm late!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:12am Listener Baby:

Did you bring enough for everyone, Frank?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:13am Frank In Queens:

Always ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am TheLoneliestMonk:

hey-ho, michael shelley...let's go!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Sid:

You watch the road, I'll watch the girls!
  11:22am adrian elaine in mpls:

this is definitely a number one hit
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am Aaron Working In Newark:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am Sid:

Hendrix definitely underemployed on this one.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:26am Listener Baby:

Welcome to moments in Greed History, with your host ???????
  11:26am clarke:

howdy ever'one!! i am only around for a few minutes. workin' the grind of summer. sounds good from cape cod!!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:28am Frank In Queens:

Hiya clarke!
  11:28am clarke:

i don't wanna go down / into the basement
  11:29am clarke:

watt's up Treasurer? heard Spirit In The Sky this morning, ha ha. i am still on the fence about that tune - the lyrics don't thrill me.
  11:31am Gary:

The ocean is the best music. Guy near us had a radio, and we asked him to turn it down. He did, looking confused.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Sid:

Biz Markie ignored the Copyright Marky.
  11:34am clarke:

i will have to archive the rest of this shindig... off to make the donutz...
  11:35am clarke:

love me some GoS!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:42am Listener Baby:

Got my tix!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Sid:

I shot the Soulful Strut!
  12:10pm davefromtoronto:

hanky panky! what a voice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Sid:

Beware! Check your radar frequently, WMFU listeners!
Avatar 12:24pm dk50b:

Sounded like Pop4 borrowed a little Mr Blue Sky, of course with happy results.
  12:29pm gene sculatti:

Great Prima, Michael. Thanx for spinning. You're right: it's all great.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Corey:

Better use of a jarring beeping sound in all of music? Thought it was the carbon monoxide alarm
  12:33pm Micheal:

Yes,very Big Star. Thanks for Deep Feeling cut- haven’t heard that in a million! Always a treat to hear your list.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:35pm listener 126464:

Thanks Michael! Hey Vic! Louis Prima Jr. @ Springwood Park in Asbury Park July 8, 6-8pm
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Corey:

Cactus Blossoms! Seeing them along with Robbie Fulks, JD McPherson, NRBQ, et al. next week at the American Music Festival in Chicago. A who's who of #1 hit makers! Thanks for the steer, as always.
Avatar 12:40pm Hams:

Avatar 12:41pm Hams:

my dad got me into slim harpo back in my 20s.
  12:47pm BetsyO:

This Detroit girl grew up with the Woolies and Rationals,... sooo goood to hear them on the radio waves once again!!!!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Corey:

What happen to the Liberty Bell I heard so much about?
Did it really ding-dong? It must have dinged wrong.
  12:53pm Barmer Foys:

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