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|Chad & Jeremy||Teenage Failure|
|Chad & Jeremy||Your Mama's Out Of Town|
|Gary U.S. Bonds||Satan Go Away|
|Melanie||Brand New Key|
|Zombies, The||Kind of Girl|
|Farmer Boys, The||Yearning, Burning Heart|
|William Bell||You Got Me Where You Want Me|
|Rudy Ray Moore||Ghetto Expressions|
|Lyres, The||Not Looking Back|
|Rising Sons, The||The Girl With Green Eyes|
|Chris Erikson||When I Write My Memoir|
|Gary U.S. Bonds||Seven Day Weekend|
|Gary U.S. Bonds||Not Me|
|Gary U.S. Bonds||INTERVIEW|
|Gary U.S. Bonds||Workin For My Baby|
|Chad & Jeremy||Baby Don't Go|
|Chad & Jeremy||The Girl Who Sang The Blues|
|Chad & Jeremy||Paxton Quigley's Had The Course|
|Chad Stuart||Yesterday's Gone|
|Chad & Jeremy||Can't Get Used to Losing You|
|Tennessee Ernie Ford & Hellen O'Connell||Hey Good Lookin'|
|John Cale||Paris 1919|
|Sound Symposium, The||Darling Be Home Soon|
|Sohail Rana||Harvest Time|
|A MINUTE WITH||SCOTT SCHINDER|
|Simon & Garfunkel||Old People|
COMING FEBRUARY 24th:
CLICK HERE for "Showtime!" a documentary about the great Mighty Hannibal, featuring our own Mr. Finewine
CLICK HERE for my July 2007 interview with Mighty Hannibal
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 a weird Tonight Show episode where Jerry Lewis fills in for Johnny, with guest Bob Hope
CLICK HERE for the Jim Keltner Discography
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 Rolling Stone's 500 Worst Reviews of All Time, according to Schmidtt
CLICK HERE for the 1966 Esquire Magazine piece "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold"
CLICK HERE for a dumbly titled, but interesting piece on Tom Wilson
CLICK HERE to find out about the evolution of The Tonight Show theme
CLICK HERE to find out about folks buying old lps in the USA to sell in Europe
CLICK HERE to find out if Is it time to re-evaluate Ringo Starr?
CLICK HERE for a video preview of THE BEATLES 'ON AIR - LIVE AT THE BBC VOLUME 2
CLICK HERE for the "best" news bloopers of 2013
CLICK HERE for a grammar test
CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
CLICK HERE for the first issue of "BOMP!" magazine
CLICK HERE to see Jerry Lewis and Al Goldstein show of gadgets in 1976 on "A.M. New York"
CLICK HERE to hear how drums can sound different depending on where they're played
CLICK HERE for a piece about the 70's music scene in Austin
CLICK HERE for Nick Lowe's odd appearance on the Adam Carolla show.
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 for the unfortunately titled but otherwise interesting "60 Great Albums You Probably Haven’t Heard"
CLICK HERE for a new interactive video from Bob Dylan
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 to read about "The Albums Everyone Can Love"
CLICK HERE to read the list of the best selling vinyl records of the last 20 years
CLICK HERE for info on Nothing To Hide which was amazing
CLICK HERE for Shelby Lynn w/ Darrly Hall
CLICK HERE for " Portraits of Unrelated Doppelgangers Who Have Found Their Match"
CLICK HERE for another of my links to stories about Will Smith's annoying kids - and one person's reply to a tweet from one of them
CLICK HERE for Dave Edmunds'new song
CLICK HERE to see a guy really get into a Bon Jovi song
CLICK HERE if you're a BEATLE fan!
CLICK HERE for ROCKPILE live
CLICK HERE for The Spampinato Brothers live at The Hamilton
CLICK HERE for The Turtles "Happy Together" (vocals only)
CLICK HERE to read the story behind Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” bass line
CLICK HERE to read 20th Century Headlines Rewritten To Get More Clicks
CLICK HERE I think this hurts ants, but it looks cool - I want one
CLICK HERE to check your News IQ
CLICK HERE for a long documentary on The Everly Brothers!
CLICK HERE if you're a fan of funky drums
CLICK HERE for a song about Chinese Food - usually I'd suggest ignoring this kind of thing, but this is so misguided, and just plain bad, it needs to be seen - it make you ponder: what kind of world are we living in?
CLICK HERE for Ernie Bushmiller illustrated autobiography, on an amazing website
CLICK HERE for Johnny T's NYC Tourist Tips !
CLICK HERE for "If you thought CBGB’s bathrooms were full of shit check out the movie"
CLICK HERE to find out who's getting the "Baby Blue" money from Badfinger's song being on Breaking Bad
CLICK HERE for info on wealth inequality
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 Wilton Felder's so good isolated bass on "I Want You Back"
CLICK HERE read producer Steve Albini’s incredible four-page letter to Nirvana
CLICK HERE for a 1958 film "The Capitol Tower"
CLICK HERE for interesting reviews of Haribo Gummy Candy Sugarless Gummy Bears 5-Pound Bag
CLICK HERE to find out Popular Science is shutting off their comments
CLICK HERE for an article by WFMU's Joe McGasko: "Johnny Cash: 10 Things You Might Not Know About Him"
CLICK HERE to read: Hal Blaine picks five essential drum records
CLICK HERE the girl from The Like's new band JJAMZ
CLICK HERE for info on the new Nashville DVD
CLICK HERE for " The Weirdest Photos Of Mike Love You Can Find "
CLICK HERE to read: Hal Blaine picks five essential drum records
CLICK HERE for some Steve Allen bashing
CLICK HERE for info in the Fête Paradiso at Governors Island
CLICK HERE for The Beach Boys reunion show live In Japan - full show
CLICK HERE and page down to the Violent Femmes Trivia section
CLICK HERE for twelve seconds of The Limonaire Organ in action at Governors Island
CLICK HERE for Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!
CLICK HERE for Deke Dickerson's 2013 Tour Documentary--PART ONE!
CLICK HERE for a "Step Inside Legendary New Jersey Radio Station WFMU!
CLICK HERE to read about how Adam Schlesinger? from Fountains of Wayne writes songs
CLICK HERE to watch The Beach Boys pretend to record "Good Vibrations"
CLICK HERE for Rock Aficionados Try to Spin Old Vinyl Into Gold in New Investing Track
CLICK HERE for Ted Nugent
CLICK HERE for "Iconic NYC Music Venues, Then And Now" slideshow
CLICK HERE for "Ex”-Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos in Lawsuit With “Former” Band Mates"
CLICK HERE for Sinatra doing his thing
CLICK HERE for 45 minutes of Elvis Costello & The Attractions at their peak
CLICK HERE to watch the full "Beach Boys Live in Concert 50th Anniversary"
CLICK HERE to see listener Bjarne from Norway who tattooed the Woof Moo Logo on his hip area
CLICK HERE for Celebrity Make Unders – What Would Celebrities Look Like If They Were Everyday People?!
CLICK HERE to listen to almost every top 10 of the top 40 era.
CLICK HERE for a short documentary on Donnie And Joe Emerson!
CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!
CLICK HERE to hear Gene Simmons say that Ace Frehley is a drugged racist with low self esteem who did nothing
CLICK HERE to see Malcolm Brickhouse & Jarad Dawkins sixth-grade metalheads from Flatbush, Brooklyn
CLICK HERE to hear David Letterman ask: "Are Those Your Drums?"
CLICK HERE for a PDF of who plays what on Everly Brothers recordings.
CLICK HERE for How we made "You Really Got Me"!
CLICK HERE for another of the worst people in the world!
CLICK HERE for a not quite right piece called "The Rising Cost of New Vinyl"
CLICK HERE for 10 of the all-time greatest disc jockeys - with audio clips of their chatter
CLICK HERE this train wreck is a great microcosm of what is wrong with the world.
CLICK HERE for Nina Simone: nutty but good.
CLICK HERE to read: KISS' Paul Stanley: 'I Don't Need The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame'
CLICK HERE to read: An Open Letter From a Bar Owner to Musicians!
CLICK HERE for "22 geniously defaced textbooks & exam papers"
CLICK HERE to see Robin Zander's "son"
CLICK HERE for a nice piece about the the L.A. studio musicians who dominated the 70's sound.
CLICK HERE for Kim Shattuck.
CLICK HERE for a nice piece on The Cowsills!
CLICK HERE for more Jerry. the whole clip is crazy - but 2:13 in is really off the charts nuts.
There's some controversy about the coin toss that decided who would get seats in the plane that crashed on February 3, 1959 and killed Buddy Holly, Richie Vallens & Big Bopper. CLICK HERE for "An open Letter & Challenge to Dion from Tommy Allsup" then CLICK HERE for Dion's version from "The Wanderer Talks Truth"
CLICK HERE to explore & watch a short film on The Cosimo Code, an attempt to catalog every Cosimo Matassa 45!
CLICK HERE for "I Was a Teenage Fake Zombie"
CLICK HERE for Los Shakers - Siempre tú
CLICK HERE for info on an amazing new drug: Unpretentiousil!
CLICK HERE for info session guitarist Vincent Bell.
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
CLICK HERE to see Beastie Boy Mike D's lovely $9 a square foot wallpaper!
CLICK HERE to read Carol Kaye review of "The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret"
Apparently Bowie offered "Golden Years" to Elvis Presley - but The King declined. CLICK HERE former guest Stevie Riks nails the Elvis/Bowie duet version.
Sat. 2/1/14 11:13am
Gary US Bonds recorded all those hits right down the street from my house!
Sat. 2/1/14 11:15am
Please ask Chad about the Dick Van Dyke show experience.
Sat. 2/1/14 11:16am
Ken From Hyde Park:
I see that Anna Gordy Gaye has died (age 92); sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy and ex-wife of Marvin Gaye. RIP
Sat. 2/1/14 11:16am
I never realized how suggestive Brand New Key is.
Sat. 2/1/14 11:25am
"Actual" number one hit? I thought everything we heard on this show was???!
Sat. 2/1/14 11:27am
Greg from Bloomfield:
OH YEAH. This song is the star of my jogging playlist.
Sat. 2/1/14 11:38am
I have this by The Orlons (and it's great). Was Gary's first?
Sat. 2/1/14 11:39am
Meaning "Not Me."
Sat. 2/1/14 11:54am
Maybe we can get a Gary US Bonds/Swamp Dogg reunion here in Norfolk. They'll be screaming out the windows from here to Willoughby!
Sat. 2/1/14 12:03pm
We had Gary US Bonds play our community college in 1981...he was riding high on the Springsteen connection at the time. When he arrived for the show I introduced myself as a the 'Concert Committee Chairperson'. He laughed, looked behind me, and exclaimed, "Chairperson, well you don't have such a flat ass"! Oh Gary, what a card! :) He put on a great show btw.
Sat. 2/1/14 12:13pm
I'm confused...does he have writing credit? Does he have paperwork/contracts for anything? I license and publish music for a living
Sat. 2/1/14 12:16pm
he can claim royalties going back 2 years in the US through ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC for any exploitation of his music (if he has writing credit). Other countries, longer
Sat. 2/1/14 12:17pm
he said he gets his publishing - but nothing from the master side
Sat. 2/1/14 12:22pm
Saturday morning music history class with Michael Shelley - always a blast! Thanks Michael.
Sat. 2/1/14 12:27pm
if he has paperwork re: master, he might be able to claim a lot more revenue legally.
Sat. 2/1/14 12:39pm
Crap, what was Michaels email address again?!
Sat. 2/1/14 12:43pm
Was never the biggest Bill Withers fan, but that cut was great!
Sat. 2/1/14 12:43pm
My typewriter-teleivison says Stevie Wonder and Hank Crosby wrote tears of clown as an instrumental and Smokey Robinson added lyrics later.
Sat. 2/1/14 12:45pm
Opps, I see that wasn't tears of a clown you played but Gan't Get Used to Losing You :P
Sat. 2/1/14 12:48pm
It must be my chronic traumatic encephalopathy acting up.
Sat. 2/1/14 12:50pm
Great interview and show!
Sat. 2/1/14 12:53pm
Hey Todd get to work! You got a show to prepare for!
Sat. 2/1/14 12:56pm
People prepare for shows?
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