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Options August 31, 2019: Blueberry Crumble

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Artist Track
Coolies, The  Blueberry Crumble   Options
John And Judy  The Hideout   Options
Jerry Lee Lewis & Linda Gail Lewis  Don't Take It Out On Me   Options
Mitty Collier  My Babe   Options
Dinah Washington  Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby   Options
Rockpile  You Ain't Nothin' But Fine   Options
Kynd, the  I've Been Wrong Before   Options
Charley Crockett  Servant Of Love   Options
Clarence Carter (Clarence & Calvin)  Rooster Knees & Rice   Options
Voice of the Beehive  I Say Nothing   Options
John Fred & His Playboy Band  She Shot a Hole in My Soul   Options
Claude King  Run Baby Run   Options
Otis Clay  She's About A Mover   Options
Jackie and Roy  Samba Triste   Options
Pearl Harbour and The Explosions  You Got It (Release It)   Options
Bats, The  You Will Now Won't You   Options
Del Reeves  Good Time Charlie's   Options
Jewel Akens  The Vegetable Love Song   Options
Andy Kim  Rock Me Gently   Options
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons  I'm Gonna Change   Options
Eddie Noack  Psycho   Options
Hoagy Lands  Baby, Let Me Hold Your Hand   Options
Gladiators, The  Sweet Soul Music   Options
Muffs, The  That's For Me   Options
Muffs, The  Lucky Charm   Options
Breakaways, The  That's How It Goes   Options
Gene O'Quin  No Parking Here   Options
Nikki Lee  The Ten Commandments Of Man   Options
Fountains Of Wayne  Yolanda Hayes   Options
City Surfers  Beach Ball   Options
Ricky Nelson  Today's Teardrops   Options
Solomon Burke  Hard Ain't It Hard   Options
Guy Des Joncs  Arborea   Options
Dirty Looks  Let Go   Options
Charlie Rich  Tears A Go-Go   Options
Blondie  I'm Gonna Love You Too   Options
Coco Hames  I Don't Want To Go   Options
Shoes  Tomorrow Night   Options
Electric Soft Parade, The  Summertime In My Heart   Options
Mr. Easterly  Little Chung Gwin   Options

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CLICK HERE for info on the Top 100 Most Expensive Cassettes on Discogs

CLICK HERE for a detailed look at cymbals in 1920s jazz

CLICK HERE for 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 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 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 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 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"?

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

And so it begins, Syrah, if you are wondering. And thanks for that thing!! Have a great show. Love, Baby
Avatar 11:05am Michael Shelley:

Bottle it up!
  11:08am Robbie White:

Johm Maus gave guitar lessons to both Carl Wilson & David Marks!
  11:15am listener Elias:

The Tom and Jerry episode that features "is you is or is you ain't my baby" is one of the greatest ever!
  11:24am Tim from LH:

The new Nick Lowe book is great! I’m at the point when they did the Rockpile album and it seems they didn’t like so much. I agree it’s fantastic, never stopped listening to it since it came out.
Avatar 11:27am Michael Shelley:

Will Birch will be a guest on the show soon!
  11:28am middlebun:

Sounds like Jazz Butcher
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:41am Listener Baby:

Viva Grumpus-es!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:45am listener 126464:

Pearl Harbor and the Explosions pin is always in rotation. Saw them at Show Place in Dover
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:46am Listener Baby:

Been too long for this one, Baby.
Avatar 11:51am Juke Joint Jonny:

This Del Reeves cut… chef's kiss, as the young'uns say.
  11:53am Cooh John:

Second helping of vegetables this morning. Had some at recess.
  11:54am gene sculatti:

Great Andy Kim, Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Sid:

Took awhile after it came out to realize that this wasn't another Neil Diamond record.
Avatar 11:54am Michael Shelley:

GENE - please post a link to your drawings
Avatar 11:55am Michael Shelley:

Sid - yes!
  11:55am Tim G:

She's About A Mover originally called She's A Body Mover (an actual gal) according to Augie Myers but title "too racy" for label. My, times have changed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Sid:

Makes you wonder if it wasn't somewhat deliberate - like America's "Horse With No Name" sounding like Neil Young. Later America stuff didn't. We didn't have another hit from Andy Kim to compare.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Sid:

Tim G - that explains alot. "She's About A Mover" never made sense to me as a title.
  12:00pm George in WO:

Jersey Boys.
  Swag For Life Member 12:00pm tadpoles:

Wasn't it "Jersey Boys" Michael?
  12:00pm Paddy in Matawan:

Can a guy get a positive review around here or what?! Sheeeez.
Avatar 12:01pm CarB:

I'm in agreement with all of your film comments
  12:03pm Corey:

Darkest song in all of country music. So good.
Avatar 12:03pm Michael Shelley:

PADDY - don't know if you're joking - but I've gone on and on about many movies, records, plays & books I have LOVED!
Avatar 12:03pm Hams:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Mister Dobalina:

Love me some Shelley on a Saturday Morning-afternoon! Great ear on that man!!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Hughie Considine:

This is chilling me.
  12:05pm Loveman:

I've heard your name mentioned more than any other Shelley...Including...Shelley Winters, Shelley Berman, Pete Shelley, Mary Shelley, and my favorite
English poet...Love the show
  12:05pm Robbie White:

Paddy, Michael Shelley gave my radio program (Forbidden Alliance) a good review.
  12:08pm The Oscar:

Rarely get to comment on this show, but THANK YOU for playing Psycho! I love that he gets to the natural murder ballad endpoint at the end of the first verse, then just KEEPS GOING.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Sid:

The Noack song would be a great hook for mental health campaign.
  12:09pm Bob:

Just finished the Nick book. Mostly fantastic. I can't imagine anyone doing a better job but more criticism would have been ok with me. I wanted to hear from Edmunds, Bremner and Williams. EC seems weirdly absent as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Sid:

Senior moments. All the info's there, it just takes more time for it to surface.
Avatar 12:15pm Roberto:

Well shee-it, looks like I'm gunna hafta buy me another Muffs 'bum.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Sid:

The stereo mix of this Breakaways record would have been a mere afterthought in '64.
  12:17pm gene sculatti:

Michael, I guess this is how someone can see the cityscape drawings: https://www.facebook.com/gene.sculatti
Avatar 12:22pm Michael Shelley:

  12:22pm gene sculatti:

Here's KFWB DJ (and Brian Wilson collaborator) Roger Christian, as Hot Rod Rog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haXAoYra3do
  12:23pm yippie:

I heard the fugs singing The Ten Commandments
Avatar 12:23pm Juke Joint Jonny:

This dude's got some unrealistic ideas about dealing with the ladies
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm common:

  12:24pm Tom in St. Paul:

Man, this Nikki Lee track is tacky.
  12:24pm bobsmart567:

Would love to hear this guys version of the four questions
  12:24pm andrewb:

is Prince Buster's the original "Ten Commandments"?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Hughie Considine:

"Why is tonight different from all other nights? Because tonight you will show up at my house before sunset to honor my name!"
Avatar 12:35pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Comes by it naturally, I suppose, having a hip jazzer like Ozzie for a father.
Avatar 12:38pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Sid:

Movin' Easy.... on Easy 91.1.
Avatar 12:39pm Mailman Tom:

I think it's groovy, too!
  12:40pm Cooh John:

Sounds like a Sesame Street segment.
Avatar 12:40pm Mailman Tom:

Where can I find the show which featured Joe Franklin as a guest?
Avatar 12:42pm Michael Shelley:

Joe Franknklin - wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Sid:

'78 to '80 great years for new wave/power pop.
Avatar 12:45pm Mailman Tom:

Thank you, Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Sid:

Shoes! Part of those great years '78 to '80, though they kept going through the 80s to today. Great records!
Avatar 12:52pm SmokinJ:

Great set ms! Shoes=Yeah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Sid:

Before caller ID.....
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