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Options December 8, 2018: Eleven (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)

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Artist Track
Gabor Szabo & The California Dreamers   Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)   Options
Colin Blunstone  I Want Some More   Options
Astronauts, The  Girls Like You   Options
Harrison Two, The  Run Little Girl   Options
Randolph Walker  40 Love Street   Options
Bogard Brothers, The  Flying Rock   Options
Apples in Stereo  Seems So   Options
Beach Boys, The  Even Steven (Early Version Of Busy Doin' Nothin')   Options
Cactus Blossoms, The  Please Don't Call Me Crazy   Options
Tyrone Davis  Can I Change My Mind?   Options
Starry Skies  Starry Skies   Options
Fun Of It  Dollerery   Options
Pee Wee King and his Golden West Cowboys  You Can't Hardly Get Them No More   Options
Waymon Brown  Barefoot Susie   Options
Ramones  She's The One (basic rough mix)   Options
Beach Boys, The  Never Learn Not To Love (track and backing vocals)   Options
Johnny Cash  Orange Blossom Special (live at Folsom Prison)   Options
Tami Lynn  At The Party   Options
Los Satelites  Ocaso Marino   Options
Teenage Fanclub  Ain't That Enough?   Options
Countdown 5, The  My Own Style Of Living   Options
Bobby Barnett  Graveyard Dance   Options
Bobby Freeman  Four Piece Funky Nitty Gritty Junky Band   Options
Doug Collins And The Receptionists  Conversation With My Heart   Options
Beach Boys, The  All I Want To Do (Dennis Wilson lead vocal take 1)   Options
Conway Twitty  Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young   Options
Roger Collins  She's Looking Good   Options
Hi-Risers, The  Where Are You Tonight?   Options
Glen Campbell  I'll Be Back   Options
James And Bobby Purify  I Was Born To Lose Out   Options
Belle And Sebastian  Step Into My Office, Baby   Options
Beach Boys, The  Be Here In The Morning (backing track)   Options
Beach Boys, The  Friends (backing track)   Options
Beach Boys, The  Meant For You (alternate version with session intro)   Options
Beach Boys, The  Time To Get Alone (remake track)   Options
Ryan Adams  Calls Jim Derogatis   Options

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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!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Listener Baby:

Remember that Ron Hicklin interview that Michael Shelley did? It got a huge applause break.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am Listener Baby:

Hi Baby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am Corey:

Good morning Michael. Love this Colin Blunstone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am Frank In Queens:

Hello hello...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Hughie Considine:

Man, you could do a great creepy mixtape of "run, girl" type songs
  11:18am speaking of my glove:

Listener jeanchop2 on another station noted Colin Blumstone has freakishly large hands. On YouTube he is mostly seen wearing overly long sleeves.
  11:19am Little Fyodor:

Yay Apples in Stereo, fans and friends of them!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am patrick321:

Weatherstripping my windows to the Michael Shelley show this chilly morn.
  11:22am speaking of my glove:

  11:23am Santos L Halper:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am ChrisB.:

I downloaded both of these yesterday. First listen.
Avatar 11:25am Michael Shelley:

Smiley Smile - though Sunflower is right there
  11:29am bobsmart567:

What an awesome song!
  11:38am COLINfromvictoriabritishcolumbiacanada:

I dunno Mike, I'm shortly about to turn 55 along with my evil twin Brad Pitt and I still slide across the kitchen floor in my socks and throw food at my little brother. Why get old?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am Corey:

This Tyrone Davis is off the hook. Total joy to hear
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Hughie Considine:

The thing about not enjoying hitting your head against a corkboard wall resonated with me. Somehow the blows to the head that you used to shake off hurt more when you reach a certain point.
Avatar 11:43am Michael Shelley:

I am also almost 55 and am a twelve year old boy for the most part - but when forced to confront two days of repeated 10 flight stair climbs & head bashings, your body sends messages to you and lets you know that, at least physically, you are not as young as you were
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am Listener Baby:

Baby. Almost every day of my life is spent experiencing that exact feeling. Ouch!
  11:45am bobsmart567:

This band sounds like The Mosquitoes from Gilligan’s Island. Love it!
  11:47am COLINfromvictoriabritishcolumbiacanada:

Late December back in '63 was a good time to kick off, but ya it's a while ago. I have chronic aches and pain. It just runs in the background like that dumb commercial radio station at work for me usually. Sometimes though you really do notice it.
  11:47am Joe R.:

Working theory: Roger Daltrey was the Mike Love of The Who
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Frank In Queens:

Ar Kaics, Brower, and Beginner's Mind are playing tonight at Diviera Drive in Brooklyn. 9PM!
  11:58am Joe R.:

Also, anxiously awaiting Michael weighing in on JD McPherson's new Christmas record "SOCKS". Saw his Christmas show last week - so much fun, highly recommended
  12:01pm bobsmart567:

When my son was a toddler, he used to make me blast orange blossom special while he played with his Lionel train.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Hughie Considine:

my kids were nuts for Freight Train Boogie by the Louvins. Kids -n- trains...
  12:03pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Fluke Holland was the baby of the Johnny Cash band--the last to join. When I saw Cash in the 90's, he introduced him by saying "He left Carl Perkins to join me. Say, I never did ask you, why did you leave Carl Perkins?" Fluke Holland answered "Because he asked me to"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Mungerphut:

great show. love all these songs
  12:17pm clarke:

aahhhhhhh....freak out!!! howdy ever'one!! nice lil' show goin' here
  12:19pm bobsmart567:

Four piece funky - this is clearly the greatest song ever written
  12:21pm clarke:

you shuckers!!
  12:24pm louis mercado:

conversation with heart sounds like dean friedman
  12:26pm macks:

Ha! I know Doug. Keep the hits a-coming, Michael!
  12:27pm clarke:

so this would be (i imagine) rikki fataar on ze drums??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Frank In Queens:

I think Dennis sounds pretty damn close to nailing it on this take.
  12:27pm clarke:

oh, yeah - it sounds like dennis on drums after all
couldn't tell til the end, there
  12:28pm clarke:

frank - barely can see yer name, there!! how were those GBV shows, now, eons ago???
Avatar 12:29pm Michael Shelley:

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm - Wikipedia says Mike Kowalski – drums
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Listener Baby:

You are looking good, Baby! On fire!!!!!!!!!!!
  12:30pm clarke:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Frank In Queens:

Hi clarke! I've been listening if not always able to comment. GBV shows were awesome as expected. Toronto in particular. Maybe the best I've ever seen them, and I've seen them a lot!
  12:30pm clarke:

  12:31pm Moammar:

Oh, yeah. Rodger Collins. I first heard this done when I was a kid by a guy in Wisconsin called Paul Filipowicz (sp?) who billed himself as the Soul Pole. Hooked me forever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Moammar:

Those horns!
  12:32pm clarke:

envious, frank!!! i think the best time was with don thrasher on bass - long ago - in boston....maybe.
  12:34pm clarke:

but, honestly, the last time i saw GBV last year in new orleans they were on fire, and that comes to a close 2nd
  12:35pm Russ:

Mike, are you familiar with the (now defunct) San Francisco bands Girls? Their songwriter is Christopher Owens. He has written MANY modern songs that sound absolutely classic, yet they still retain his own feel. "Saying I Love You" would be a perfect example.
  12:35pm battleaxe:

Michael...Happy Holidays and thank you for filling our home with wonderful tunes each Sat. morning!
  12:36pm clarke:

i am a big Girls fan, russ.
  12:36pm McGreivey:

I was about to say that this Hi-Risers record sounds like a Rochester band called The Quitters, but I see it's actually a different Rochester band. But check out The Quitters.
Avatar 12:36pm Michael Shelley:

Not on my radar. Will check them out!
Avatar 12:37pm Michael Shelley:

  12:37pm clarke:

i think MS would like Girls - they might take a few listenings tho
  12:38pm scott:

Delightful GC track, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Moammar:

Howzabout the Sprague Brothers? Those records are very MS-worthy.
  12:39pm clarke:

MS plays the shit out of Spragues
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Souled Out
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Moammar:

It is a just universe.
  12:41pm paul:

Michael, what's the name of the Beach Boys CD you mentioned?
  12:42pm Russ:

@clarke Cool! Do you think I described them accurately? What do you think about CO's solo material? I like it well enough, but Girls had that "Magic."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

If you know anything remotely like the Vocals Only disc in the Pet Sounds Sessions box, let me know...
  12:48pm Eddie:

It goes to show though The Beach Boys are known for their vocals their music is easily as great. This is phenomenal
  12:49pm Dennis Diken:

Pretty sure it's Jim Gordon drumming on the Friends album. Greetings from Detroit! Great show Mikey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...that box has Instrumentation tracks too of course...I don't know another package quite like it...
  12:50pm Bill Proe:

What is this Beach Boys stuff from?
  12:50pm clarke:

i don't have any post-Girls material, but would like to check it out.
Avatar 12:51pm Michael Shelley:

My new chat with Sonny Curtis - with insight on rooming with murder JIM GORDON
  12:53pm clarke:

DD - i am pretty sure that dennis wilson drums on the song Little Bird, though????
Avatar 12:54pm Montmaster J:

Does this stuff remind anyone of Jon Brion?
  12:55pm paul:

Bill Proe, I asked the same thing.
  12:56pm Dennis Diken:

Clarke, I don't think it's DW drumming on "Little Bird"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...a prolific artist...
  12:59pm seedfriend:

This is the first Ryan Adams song I’ve ever heard. A+
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm Frank In Queens:

Have a good rest of the weekend everyone
  12:59pm paul:

I loved that. Jim Derogatis is a tool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm Frank In Queens:

Steve Miller Marty Stuart show was ace last night! Go if you can!
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