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Options April 29, 2017: Live From The WFMU Record Fair!

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Artist Track
Angelo  Tarentella Napoletano   Options
Keith Colley  Mindrocker   Options
Miracles, The  Mickey's Monkey   Options
Todd O-Phonic-Todd brought a record:   
Donald Jacob  She Kept Chewing Gum   Options
Flatt & Scruggs  Nashville Skyline Rag   Options
Becky brought a record:   
Prince Carter  Shake It Up   Options
Merry Go Round, The  Live   Options
Turbans, The  All She Wants To Do Is Dance   Options
Jonathan Richman  Carol   Options
Jonathan Richman  New England (live)   Options
Joe McGasko   
De Franco Family, The  Heatbeat, Its A Lovebeat   Options
Cucumbers, The  Who Betrays Me?   Options
Lyres, The  I Really Want You Right Now   Options
Alshire Studio Pros, The  Venus   Options
Sandpebbles, The  Love Power   Options
Willie Tomlin  Stroke My Yoke   Options
Faye brought a record:   
Unrest  Make Out Club   Options
Flash In The Pan  Hey St Peter   Options
Dino, Desi & Billy  I'm A Fool   Options
Gaylord brought a record:   
Ideals  The Gorilla   Options
Bats, The  You Look Good Together   Options
George Harrison   Cheer Down   Options
Hueys, The  Coo Coo Over You   Options
Phast Freddie brought a record:   
Dick & Libby with The Dick Halleman Orchestra  Pizza Sure Is Good   Options
Vibrations, The  Aint No Greens In Harlem   Options
Jerry Reed  If The Good Lord's Willing & The Creek Don't Rise   Options

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 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 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 STAX at The White House

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.

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 4/29/17 11:00am Listener Baby:

Baby.. Just Baby. Morning my friend, morning all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 4/29/17 11:18am ChrisB.:

Hmm. The Chris Collingwood interview. I knew about Look Park, but didn't know that FOW were officially over.
Avatar Sat. 4/29/17 11:34am Frank Above:

Good morning kids. Does the signal not sound right to anyone else?
Avatar Sat. 4/29/17 11:35am Frank Above:

Say hi to Steve for me and Christina!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 4/29/17 11:38am Uncle Michael:

Michael, I just bought Marty Stuart tickets on YOUR SAY SO. This better be good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 4/29/17 11:38am howard in nyc:

I love that Merry Go Round tune, Emmit Rhodes is wonderful. As is the interview Michael did with him, can't believe that was seven years ago.
Avatar Sat. 4/29/17 11:52am Joe B:

Hey Michael!
  Sat. 4/29/17 11:52am Robert D:

Joe is the best
Avatar Sat. 4/29/17 11:55am SmokinJ:

Lovin' the Lyres!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/29/17 12:07pm myron feld:

Through the magic of the WFMU app and Bluetooth, I was able to listen while mowing my lawn, so I couldn't comment when he was speaking earlier, but Joe McGasko is #1 guy! He solved my sponsorship situation like THAT!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/29/17 12:12pm common:

  Sat. 4/29/17 12:17pm lloyd michigan:

Watched the Danny Fields doc last nite. Never knew he worked at wfmu.
Avatar Sat. 4/29/17 12:18pm ledzeppelinsucks:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/29/17 12:23pm MD:

Hey St Peter the 1% really smell they really smell...OF BOREDOM!!
  Sat. 4/29/17 12:28pm Marc15:

Wow!! I loved watching the Wacky Races when I was a kid
Avatar Sat. 4/29/17 12:30pm drr:

Not all of the records are black!
  Sat. 4/29/17 12:35pm lloyd michigan:

Not bad. But it's no "Go Go Gophers."
  Sat. 4/29/17 12:36pm Elias:

Norton has "The Gorilla" on 45...you can get it for your jukebox (as I did) RIGHT NOW!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/29/17 12:38pm MD:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/29/17 12:38pm MD:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/29/17 12:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hullo! Happy RecordFair !
  Sat. 4/29/17 12:47pm lloyd michigan:

What's their most valuable record?
  Sat. 4/29/17 12:49pm lloyd michigan:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/29/17 12:51pm MD:

HOT DOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Sat. 4/29/17 12:57pm DaveinPA:

isnt it 'Creek', not Creed' ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/29/17 12:57pm MD:

REAL RECORDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/29/17 12:57pm MD:

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