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Options September 9, 2017: Woman (This Ole Place Is Gettin' You Down)

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Artist Track
Middleclassmen, The  Woman (This Ole Place Is Gettin' You Down)   Options
Alan Lake  Good Time   Options
Spade Cooley  Carmen's Boogie   Options
L.C. Cooke  Put Me Down Easy   Options
Zoot Sims w/ Al Cohn  Nagasaki   Options
A Song  Like We Were Before   Options
Teddy Lee And The Tomcats  Baby You're Not The One   Options
Chris Scruggs  Where The Wind Might Blow   Options
Brook Benton  Hurtin' Inside   Options
Nancy  I Want You Bad   Options
Pozo Seco Singers  I Can Make It With You   Options
Dion  My Love   Options
Ronnie Self  The Hurt Is Free   Options
Chuck Berry  Dutchman   Options
Jimmy Cliff  Hard Road To Travel   Options
Avett Brothers, The  Slight Figure of Speech   Options
Manfred Mann  Pretty Flamingo   Options
Dave Edmunds  Halfway Down   Options
James Ray  I've Got My Mind Set On You   Options
Blondie  I'm Gonna Love You Too   Options
Mark Wirtz  The Singer Sings The Song (and the Gambler Gambles On)   Options
Warren Smith  Sweet Sweet Girl To Me   Options
Arthur Alexander  I'm Comin' Home   Options
Moe Koffman  Bulldog Walk   Options
Collin Blunstone  Mary Won't You Warm My Bed?   Options
Mercybeats, The  Last Night I Made A Little Girl Cry   Options
Jim Nesbitt  It's Great To Stay In The U.S.A.   Options
Clique, The  I'm In Love With A Girl   Options
dB's, The  Living A Lie   Options
Sound Symposium, The  Darling Be Home Soon   Options
Elton Britt & Rosalie Allen  Fooling Around   Options
Dr. Footswitch  Everyday Has Got A New Dream   Options
Dan Auerbach  Livin' In Sin   Options
Bats, The  You Look Good Together   Options
Bats, The  You Will Now Won't You   Options
Tommy Collins  Think It Over Boys   Options
Soul Brothers Six  Some Kind Of Wonderful   Options
English Beat, The  Ackee 1,2,3   Options
Wild Ones, The  Come On Back   Options
Catbirds, The  I'm Only You   Options
Monkees, The  Our Own World   Options
  Star For A Night  

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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

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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

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CLICK HERE to see the March 25th Hot 100 chart - when Happy Together was number one!!

CLICK HERE for detailed Pet Sounds credits

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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"

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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

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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

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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!

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CLICK HERE for a documentary and discussion of The Columbia House Record Club

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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

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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"

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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

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CLICK HERE Foo Fighters with Rick Nielsen doing "Stiff Competition" on David Letterman

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CLICK HERE for a piece about mastering that says that sometimes mastering recordings makes them worse

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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.

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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!

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Listener comments!

  11:00am Frank Above:

What is happening?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Listener Baby:

Good morning Baby.
Such a touching, thoughtful interview last week with the astounding, James Hand. You never choke.. You are always great, and always to heart of things. You make us all proud to be aware that your so is so special. Good morning all you kids, good morning, Frank!
With kind regards,
  11:01am Frank Above:

Hiya Baby! Are you busy picking thus morning?
  11:02am bonneville73:

Listening in Traverse City, MI in real time for a change instead of through the archive while at work on Monday. Hey Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Listener Baby:

Not picking, but picking up Malbec from a wonderful little vineyard, down yonder.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Listener Baby:

Picking for at least three straight days starting tomorrow. Want to come help, Frank?
Avatar 11:10am Stay Frosty:

Outstanding groove. Thank you Michael.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Parq:

Some weeks, Michael, your show is even more welcome than usual. This is one of those weeks.
  11:16am sonnyspop:

Wow, this is good. Badfinger meets Big Star?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am Listener Baby:

Baby.. You going to spin that Pozo song you love much? Seems like a appro moment?
  11:26am Frank Above:

Oh don't worry. Joe won't disappoint.
  11:30am Pierre:

Nancys on WFMU!!!! can't believe it. You got a new fan over here guy
  11:31am Tomophobic Tom from Detroit:

I thought most of the Disney Beach Boys stuff was carefully crated rip off so they wouldn't have to pay licensing?
  11:32am Dean:

Paso Robles, you say? I'm in Berkeley, but we're down by SLO from time to time when we stay at Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, etc.
Avatar 11:32am Michael Shelley:

At the water park it was like listening to a Beach Boys mix tape.
  11:34am battleaxe:

In Santa Cruz...oh so close!
Avatar 11:34am Michael Shelley:

And a good mix tape, made by somebody who knew what they were doing
  11:35am judy from croton:

Someone needs help nearPaso Robles CA? Got a great friend in San Luis Obispo always up for an adventure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am Listener Baby:

Dean and Battleaxe. Come visit us in Paso. We will change your life for a minute.
  11:37am Dean:

Lunch at Firestone Walker?

Wish we could head there this weekend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am Listener Baby:

Dean, I'll send to a place for lunch that will make you very happy.
  11:37am gene sculatti:

Ronnie Self's big hit. I heard it on the radio in the late 50s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do7uvkg6Q_A
  11:38am Dean:

Do tell, Baby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Listener Baby:

Los Robles Cafe. Catch is lovely for lunch too.
  11:41am Dean:

Keep meaning to stay in Cambria, too. Was last there decades ago when I was a kid. I remember a store with wall-to-wall miniature figurines, totally captivating to a kid.

Thanks for the tips. Will explore both!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Listener Baby:

This area is so rich and diverse. So many a feeling you can get exploring the Central Coast of CA.
  11:46am Dean:

Man, I'm hungry now after checking out Los Robles Cafe. Appears to be terrific Mexican.
  11:46am postpunk:

I spent a week sleeping on the cliffs in a rest area in Davenport, CA back following the GD in the 80's.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Listener Baby:

I've now seen everything.. Baby playing the Avett Bros??
  11:47am battleaxe:

Looking to attend Jory Brigham class in Paso Robles in 2018. Will check em out!
Avatar 11:49am Michael Shelley:

CHECK OUT the 360° tour of Storybook Sound - the pl;ace that mastered all the SUPER HITS OF THE 70s Cds!
  11:50am Tomophobic Tom from Detroit:

Cambria rules . There's a little surf beach just north of town with great little cafe, surf shop, etc. want to move the wife says no
  11:52am bonneville73:

Michael's show always ends me to eBay, Amazon, etc. to buy all this great music he shares with us. Forever grateful to him for sharing that Aeroplane single with us, and the Group's "Baby, Baby It's You"
Avatar 11:58am Stay Frosty:

Blast from the past. You rock Mr. Shelley.
Avatar 12:01pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@bonneville73: Those are 2 great ones!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Listener Baby:

Can we all agree that all songs should list who played the drums as the first and most important detail. Even before who performed the song? Can we start doing that?
  12:23pm Frank Above:

Nice dedication, Michael.
  12:33pm Frank Above:

I think I need to further investigate the Dan Auerbach album. Every track you've played has been really good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm Listener Baby:

This is the best song I've never heard before. Unreal it took me 40 years to hear it? Whose fault is that? Man, what else is out there?
Avatar 12:42pm Stay Frosty:

Amen, brothers and sisters!
Avatar 12:44pm Stay Frosty:

@Listener Baby I hear you and agree! The problem is that WFMU has turned me on to so many different artists that I am overwhelmed musically and may OD on it!
  12:45pm Bill in W.O.:

Nice Beat track! The inclusion of "Rotating Head " (also from Special Beat Service) in a commercial has been one of the weirder can't believe that's being used to sell stuff moments this year.
  12:50pm Paul:

Just tuned. Greetings from the Orlando area. Drove 9 hours to get here
  12:50pm McGreivey:

OK. This Catbirds track has me scrambling to the interwebs seeking purchase opportunities.
  12:54pm davefromtoronto:

it smells like fountains of wayne in here...
  12:56pm bonneville73:

where do you get these phonecalls??? ahahhahaha
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