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Options September 22, 2018: Between The Bars

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Artist Track
Elliott Smith   Between The Bars   Options
Kinks, The  Everybody's Gonna Be Happy   Options
Robbie Fulks And Linda Gail Lewis  Round Too Long   Options
Fats Domino  Who Cares?   Options
Lulu Sibeko & Sedgwick Brothers  Chaba Chaba   Options
Robbie Fulks  Seventies Jesus   Options
Del Shannon  It's My Feeling   Options
Jay Chevalier and The Long Shots  Cuttin' Cane   Options
Screamin' Jay Hawkins  All Night   Options
Dave Edmunds  Queen Of Hearts   Options
Fifth Estate, The  Morning, Morning   Options
Laura Cantrell  Can't Wait   Options
Otis Redding  Home In My Heart   Options
Julie London  Guess Who I Saw Today   Options
Mike Stuto  www.flipthesehouses.org   Options
Elvis Costello & The Attractions  What's so Funny About Peace, Love & Understanding?   Options
Dino, Desi & Billy  She's So Far Out, She's In   Options
Linda Gail Lewis  I'll Be There   Options
Ground Hog  Going Back Home   Options
Tripwires, The  Be All End All   Options
Shy Guys, The  Lay It On The Line   Options
Charley Crockett  If The Sky'd Become Teardrops   Options
Little Luther  The Twirl   Options
Joao Gilberto  Samba de Uma Nota Só   Options
Lemon Twigs, The  Foolin' Around   Options
Who, The  I Can't Reach You   Options
Gene Clark  Tried So Hard   Options
Ikettes, The  Sha La La   Options
Mark Bacino  Gone   Options
Bill Black's Combo   Don't Be Cruel   Options
Nancy Sinatra  Lay Some Happiness On Me   Options
Edwin Starr   Oh How Happy   Options
Vinnie Bell  Carioca   Options
Lemonheads, The  My Drug Buddy   Options
Johnny Winter  Eternally   Options
Tex Williams  Smoke Smoke Smoke (That Cigarette)   Options
Honey Cone  Want Ads   Options
John Paul Keith  Leave Them Girls Alone   Options
Fedora Guy  Message To Haters   Options

CLICK HERE Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis LIVE & unplugged at Paste studios!

CLICK HERE for interesting photos of closed music clubs

CLICK HERE for info on the new Chris Stamey track!

CLICK HERE for "The Decca Sound: Secrets Of The Engineers"

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 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.

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Listener comments!

  3:50am SeanG:

elliott smith??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Listener Baby:

Nobody talks to me till the pictures over Baby!!!!
  11:00am ?:

Wait , what is the dj’s name?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Granny Spicy Tuna:

Elliot Smith really washes out the sweetness of Double-Dip Recess.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Frank In Queens:

Aw Fats, I care!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Listener Baby:

I see you working, Baby.
  11:18am Santos L Halper:

70s Jesus, love it!
  11:21am zak:

Either an ondioline or a bassoon
  11:23am zak:

maybe a sackbut
  11:25am Pedro in Arlington Va:

Guess: Maybe a Hohner melodica.
  11:25am ChrisB.:

  11:27am davefromtoronto:

did dave edmunds write this?
  11:27am SeanG:

Juice Newton!!
Avatar 11:29am Michael Shelley:

dft - no, but his version was 1st
  11:29am John:

I was going to say an oboe on the Del Shannon tune. Pretty danged weird that it's only on the track for about 8 seconds, though.
  11:29am johnk77:

Hank DeVito
  11:30am davefromtoronto:

thanks johnK
  11:31am Cal Zone!:

Big Howdy to Stuto!
  11:33am davefromtoronto:

last train to coffeeville!
  11:35am johnk77:

Hank DeVito was a killer
live pedal steel player
in the Hot Band
also a super nice guy
when I met him a few times
in the seventies
  11:36am Scott:

I thought the instrument on the Del Shannon song might be the hooter, the blow-into-the-little-keyboard instrument that gave the name to the Philly band, The Hooters.
  11:38am John:

The Big O! I'm currently reading Jonathan Gould's excellent bio.
  11:39am Peggy:

@Scott - that's what instrument I thought of, too, but I didn't know what it was called. TIL how The Hooters got their name. Thanks!
  11:42am clarke:

howdy ya'll.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am myron feld:

Hard to believe she was married to Jack Webb.
  11:43am clarke:

i know julie london was married to bobby troup - not jack webb??
  11:46am clarke:

bruce thomas - damn!!!!
  11:47am andy fuchs:

Any recent news on Elvis' health ? I'd heard he cut a tour short due to a Cancer diagnosis (treatable)...
  11:49am clarke:

i hear (from the new dept) that EC has an interview on fmu on april 1st!!
  11:51am ?:

Baby. WSFAPLAU, as far as I can tell, there is no organ/Steve N on it. Which makes it unique to EC music of the time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am myron feld:

@clarke: Yes! (Jack Webb) and yes!!! (Bruce Thomas)
Avatar 11:55am Mailman Tom:

Doug Sahm did a great cover of "I'll Be There"
  12:03pm John:

EC was recently quoted in the Irish Examiner as being "right as rain", cancer-wise.
  12:04pm clarke:

is anybody hearing voices in the background of that bridge? or is it just my dog??
  12:07pm clarke:

the rocktobaaaahhhhh!!!
  12:17pm Dennis:

Mike, thanks for the tip on the SotR Town Hall tickets last weekend - I copped a pair for tomorrow’s show. Are you going Sun or Mon?
Avatar 12:17pm Mailman Tom:

I saw the Who perform twice back in the 1960s. They were fantastic!
  12:17pm clarke:

do not get a new dj!!!!
Avatar 12:17pm Michael Shelley:

  12:18pm davefromtoronto:

that townshend guy wrote a few good tunes...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Hughie Considine:

And he sang like an angel...
  12:19pm Dennis:

I’m up in the balcony, 2nd row, left aisle seats. Will keep an eye out for ya.
  12:20pm Dennis:

And right on cue, there’s CLARENCE!
  12:20pm George in WO:

Love The Who Sell Out!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Listener Baby:

Yeah yeah, I get it. I suck, you rule. Kick a man while down. I see what goes on.
  12:23pm clarke:

Baby - if you got it flaunt it!!
  12:23pm Dennis:

I still prefer the Jim Dickson-led remix of that Gene Clark LP. But all versions are great
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Listener Baby:

BTW. You have reading glasses. Stick that thing to the back of your phone, and your life changes. Sheesh!
  12:24pm clarke:

u have plenty of company in the world of suck
Avatar 12:26pm Michael Shelley:

1. no phone case
2. dont carry phone w/ me most of my life
3. use those things you gave us all the time
4. wish I could see
5. Sol Rosenberg
  12:26pm andy fuchs:

Thanks John, glad to hear Elvis is doing well !
  12:27pm clarke:

speaking of 5 - i don't see so good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Listener Baby:

Okay then
  12:28pm John:

Wow! Who the heck is Mark Bacino? This roolz!
  12:29pm clarke:

i forgot my pencil!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm myron feld:

Pencil only works if you're playing lead guitar.
  12:30pm clarke:

i am starting to see a theme, here........
  12:32pm clarke:

every saturday at 12:30 - some happiness laid on me
  12:35pm clarke:

do NOT!!!
  12:35pm clarke:

haven't heard bongo feet in MONTHS ...jus' sayin'
  12:36pm Cal Zone!:

  12:42pm Dennis Diken:

fab show Mikey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Listener Baby:

Johnnie = Guitar player. Edgar = Keyboard player, Frankenstein, etc.
  12:43pm clarke:

what's not to like?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm myron feld:

Johnny's "Voodoo Twist" is a killer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm TheLoneliestMonk:

shame on you Mike. plenny of guitar slingers out there who are STILL copping licks from that finest of albino junkie bluesmen
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Hughie Considine:

I saw Johnny & Edgar at the Felt Forum with Mahogany Rush.
  12:44pm ?:

Winter's all white.
  12:44pm paul:

Johnny, Peter Fonda, and I share the same birthday. :)
  12:45pm clarke:

  12:47pm clarke:

except for the horns, that is.
  12:48pm paul:

Was this before or after the Phil Harris version?
  12:48pm clarke:

also the irony of smoke that cigarette after a johnny winter song...eeewwww
  12:48pm Frank Zaatar:

Also, Johnny made the greatest cover ever of Dylan's Highway 61. Check it out.
  12:48pm Jaz-Paz:

Sounds like guy who sang "Bear Necessities".
  12:49pm Frank Zaatar:

And wrote a song called "I Hate Everybody."
  12:49pm paul:

@Frank, I think it's a tie between JW's version and Dave Alvin's.
  12:50pm TheLoneliestMonk:

WFDU has becoming shamelessly boomer, so i guess it's 'oldies' by default?
  12:52pm sonnyspop:

You know you need a new oldies station when they play Wild Thing...by Tone Loc. (Nothing against Tone Loc.)
  12:54pm paul:

Classic rock = Rumors + Hotel California around the clock
  12:55pm paul:

and Stairway to Heaven at the top of the hour
  12:56pm SeanG:

great song!
  12:56pm DG:

Yep, Edgar was the more "pop" of the brothers---he had hits like "Free Ride," "Frankenstein," etc., and more recently was in Ringo's All-Starr Band. Johnny was the bluesman with the scratchy voice---who died in Switzerland, not France, BTW. (And yes, WCBS sucks now.)
  12:57pm paul:

Rock and Roll Hootchie Koo! (sp?)
Avatar 12:57pm Michael Shelley:

the WFDU experiment is... interesting...
  12:57pm clarke:

fedora Guy!!!!
  12:57pm Listener Elias:

WHLI, (The Hits Of A Lifetime) 1100 AM on Long Island...not too much better than WCBS, but an entertaining local feel for sure. I get it in Western Queens now and again. But the fun part is sometimes when it is near sundown, and I am 150 miles upstate, it's sad little signal comes in clear on a skywave skip! Then comes the time when all the little AM stations have to reduce power (official sunset) and WTAM 1100 comes in from Cleveland (which I also like, but only as I am a Cleveland sports fan).

The power of AM radio is fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Frank In Queens:

This simply can't be real, can it?
  12:58pm bobsmart567:

You don’t know ish
  12:59pm SeanG:

panama hat is the way to go
Avatar 9:59am gadflex:

Incredible playlists !! Hi! from a former italian DJ :-)
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