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Options June 30, 2018: Summer In New York

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Artist Track
Imaginations, The  Summer In New York   Options
Monkees, The  You Bring The Summer   Options
Del McCoury Band  I Fell In Love   Options
Clarence "Frogman" Henry  Tore Up Over You   Options
Wild Bill Davis  Hit the Road Jack   Options
Queers, The  Another Girl   Options
Compact, The  I'm Your Puppet   Options
Gene Vincent  Born To Be A Rolling Stone (take 3)   Options
Barbara Lynn  You Better Get Here Fast (aka New Kind of Love)   Options
Bakersfield Breakers, The  The Wedge   Options
Galaxies, The  Orange Skies   Options
Robbie Fulks And Linda Gail Lewis  Who Cares?   Options
Big Joe Turner  Boogie Woogie Country Girl   Options
Randy and the Rockets  Let's Do The Cajun Twist   Options
Rezillos, The  Glad All Over   Options
Teenmakers, The  Don't Take It So Hard   Options
Lewis Pruitt  Crazy Bullfrog   Options
Mel Turner  They Killed The King   Options
Curtis Brothers, The  Blue Letter   Options
Floyd Dakil Combo  Kitty Kitty   Options
Lester Flatt  Don't Take It So Hard Mr. Webster   Options
Jackson 5  ABC (early version)   Options
Lloyd Michigan Enterprises  Bigfoot   Options
JD McPherson  Under The Spell Of City Lights   Options
Levon And The Hawks  What A Party   Options
Tennessee Ernie Ford  Anticipation Blues   Options
Garnet Mimms  It Was Easier To Hurt Her   Options
Della Reese  Funny What Love Can Do   Options
Dahlmanns, The  He's A Drag   Options
Rivieras, The  I've Had It   Options
Electric Soft Parade  Summertime In My Heart   Options
dB's, The  Neverland   Options
Like, The  He's Not A Boy   Options
Legendary Knickers, The  Denunciations   Options
Knack, The  That's What The Little Girls Do   Options
Robbie Fulks And Linda Gail Lewis  Wild, Wild, Wild   Options
  Reviews Squeeze's The Knowledge  

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 to find how how you can submit your own top of the hour WFMU ID

CLICK HERE to find how how to submit music to Michael for airplay consideration

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 to read the four key lessons learned from the Steely Dan estate lawsuit

CLICK HERE for the animated guide to compression

CLICK HERE to watch a video about a guy who represents was America is all about

CLICK HERE for the official "How To Read Nancy" website

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 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 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 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 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.

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/30/18 11:00am Listener Baby:

Pēpē!! Aloha kakahiaka. Hou mele 'oluʻolu.
Avatar Sat. 6/30/18 11:01am Frank In Queens:

Yo yo yo yo yo!
Avatar Sat. 6/30/18 11:05am Sonny Rickles:

Good morning from cloudy cool San Diego!
I really enjoyed your all Steve Barri show last week!
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 6/30/18 11:06am duke:

It's getting hot. Must be summer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/30/18 11:07am Listener Baby:

@Sonny. Agree 100%. Great vibe, super entertaining interview. Props, Baby!
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 6/30/18 11:08am duke:

Great interview last week.
Avatar Sat. 6/30/18 11:15am Frank In Queens:

Tambourines should be loud!
  Sat. 6/30/18 11:18am Sean:

WOW. Love that Wild Bill Davis track. New to me. Best thing since ... well actually better.
  Sat. 6/30/18 11:20am Sean:

Damn, you gotta be able to do math to post here? If I didn't have 294 fingers lying around my apt I would have been SOL!
Avatar Sat. 6/30/18 11:25am Frank In Queens:

Sean, create a profile and you won't need a calculator to post!
Avatar Sat. 6/30/18 11:31am Frank In Queens:

Michael Shelley with the "bang bang"!
  Sat. 6/30/18 11:33am cee dubbles:

Nick wasn't there, but Los Straightjackets were, hanging at Healy's post show, nice convos w/them, Ira theK, Miss Georgia, Todd-o & Joe Belock
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/30/18 11:38am Listener Baby:

Doing one of the greatest songs EVER!
  Sat. 6/30/18 11:48am Craig VD:

How come no one ever plays the Spanic Boys? The rockabilly made me think of them.
  Sat. 6/30/18 12:10pm Baby:

The dude in the song called him Dad. Not his son.
  Sat. 6/30/18 12:15pm paul:

Avatar Sat. 6/30/18 12:18pm Juke Joint Jonny:

This Bigfoot record is today's hottest club. It's got everything...
  Sat. 6/30/18 12:19pm Dennis:

These are 2 of the most majestic records I’ve ever heard.
  Sat. 6/30/18 12:20pm paul:

I've tried to find LME info, but no luck
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/30/18 12:21pm Goyim in the AM:

Copyright information indicates the gentle behind LME is a Leonard Marshall, looks like late-60s early 70s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/30/18 12:24pm Goyim in the AM:

gentleman, I meant to type. He's apparently got another tune called "Constitution Avenue Meets Jingle Bells", which I can't find.
  Sat. 6/30/18 12:24pm Morphe:

Mikel ... you make it impossimple to leave the house. It is I who used to call from NYC to say "STOP the tunes.. I have to to do the food shopping and feed the children..and i cannot miss the next biscuit...""" Now 3,500... miles away.. just when it is almost cool enough to go out.. to play in the park ..I cannot leave the house.. waiting for the next tune!!!!! I accuse you of child abuse!!!! I leave my wee 6 year old playing with the tablet while I enjoy the music and !!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for spinning!!!!!!! Morphe'
Avatar Sat. 6/30/18 12:26pm Michael Shelley:

Apologies Morphe... I throw on some #2s
  Sat. 6/30/18 12:31pm Morphe:

Now Serious...

Who was the suicide story about ... Lester ???
Avatar Sat. 6/30/18 12:32pm Michael Shelley:

Floyd Dakil
Avatar Sat. 6/30/18 12:44pm Juke Joint Jonny:

This is my jam, in case anyone was wondering.
Avatar Sat. 6/30/18 12:50pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Are we underwater now?
  Sat. 6/30/18 12:51pm Morphe:

by Floyd Dakil

Ya cannot make shit like that up!!!!!!!

Thanks again Mikey!!!
Stay away from the weetie bix or what ever threy call them in amerikkka!!!!!
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 6/30/18 12:52pm Snortley:

That LK cut sounded out of phase; only good in stereo, not mono.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/30/18 12:54pm Listener Baby:

Baby. Love the little detail of music behind those ID"S Very nice touch.
Avatar Sat. 6/30/18 12:56pm Michael Shelley:

thanks baby - with the kid at camp I had a few more hours to devote to obsessive ID making
  Sat. 6/30/18 1:00pm Morphe:



related to

Frederic Rzewski: Attica


but not TOM WAITS >>>
  Sat. 6/30/18 2:58pm No Money Down Brown:

Reposting the link to a FLOYD DAKIL tribute which in turn links to your 2008 interview, which I originally posted 6/20/2018 to Dave the Spazz's June 14, 2018 playlist, show # 79698. As Floyd told, his band's former drummer Larry Lavine founded Chili's restaurants.

  Sat. 6/30/18 6:33pm call the suicide hotline:

is a load of crap
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