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Options February 1, 2020: I'll Have To Get Another Girl

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Peter And The Pepperpots  I'll Have To Find Another Girl   Options
Lenny Lacour (released as King Creole)  Maharishi   Options
Merle Haggard  Skidrow   Options
Barbara Lynn  New Kind Of Love   Options
Arthur Prysock  I Must Be Doing Something Right   Options
Nick Lowe  Dose Of You   Options
Box Tops, The  Happy Times   Options
Sir Douglas Quintet  Oh What a Mistake   Options
Meters, The  6V6 LA   Options
Jake Bugg  There's A Beast And We All Feed It   Options
Carol Kaye  What Makes A Good Bass Player   Options
Tiffany With The Thoughts  Don't Look Down   Options
Dave Dudley  Two Six Packs Away   Options
X-Cellents, The  Hey, Little Willie   Options
Dave Barker  Funkey Reggae   Options
Frank Lee Sprague  You Missed Out On Me   Options
Nelson Riddle  Batusi A-Go! Go! (I Shouldn't Wish To Attract Attention)   Options
Floyd Dakil Combo  Dance Franny Dance   Options
Bob Dylan  One More Night (take 2)   Options
Ebony Rhythm Band  Soul Heart Transplant   Options
BMX Bandits  I Want To Fall In Love   Options
Turtles, The  Your Ma Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night   Options
Ferlin Husky   My Reason For Living   Options
William Bell and Mavis Staples  Love's Sweet Sensation   Options
Mel Brown  Greasy Spoon   Options
Squeeze  Is That Love?   Options
Charlie Rich  That's My Way   Options
Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner  Run That By Me One More Time   Options
Solomon Burke  Diamond In Your Mind   Options
She & Him  I Was Made For You   Options
Love  Wonder People (I Do Wonder)   Options
Little Jimmy Dickens   Hey Ma! (Hide The Daughter)   Options
Fleetwood Mac  Homework   Options
Louis Jordon & His Tympany Five  Jack You Dead   Options
Apples In Stereo  What's The?   Options
Monkees, The  Let's Dance On   Options
Ricky Nelson  Be-Bop Baby   Options
Big Maybelle  96 Tears   Options
Queers, The  Overdue   Options
Leonard Nimoy  Highly Illogical   Options
Fountains Of Wayne  Lost In Space   Options
Explorers Club, The  Ruby   Options
Wiz Guy  January Clearance Time!   Options
Murray Wilson & Chris Robinson on Lloyd Chester Unlimited  What Would This World Be Like Without Music?   Options
Gemini  On Broadway   Options
Mr. T  Cereal   Options

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CLICK HERE to hear Michael's new 30 minute mix for the debut installment of Lagniappe Radio

CLICK HERE for The Fab Four Archivist's "Replacing Ringo? The Story Behind Bernard Purdie and The Beatles"

CLICK HERE for a great piece called "Bernard Purdie ... did he really record with The Beatles?"

CLICK HERE for the multi part fascinating documentary about Dream Theater's search for a new drummer

CLICK HERE for Martin Mull's "Soundstage: 60 Minutes to Kill" from 1975

CLICK HERE for info on the Top 100 Most Expensive Cassettes on Discogs

CLICK HERE for a detailed look at cymbals in 1920s jazz

CLICK HERE for The Liner Notes Project

CLICK HERE to hear the new number one hit from Juniper

CLICK HERE for the old switcheroo: A new episode of the Casey's Musical Dustbin Radio podcast where Michael Shelley is the interview subject.

CLICK HERE to hear Laura Cantrell interviewed on the Stereo Hysteria podcast

CLICK HERE to read "How the Beach Boys’ Lost Late-Sixties Gems Got a Second Life "

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Sonny Curtis on the Please Kill Me website!

CLICK HERE to find out what happened when Jonathan Richman moved to Maine in 1981

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Lou Reed archivist Don Fleming on the Please Kill Me website!

CLICK HERE Robbie Fulks And Linda Gail Lewis' interview & performance on Fresh Air

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

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 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 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 for the animated guide to compression

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 to listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman

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 for detailed Pet Sounds credits

CLICK HERE for a piece on how they come up with radio ratings & Delilha's radio show

CLICK HERE for a great documentary about The Cactus Blossoms

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

CLICK HERE to see 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 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 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 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 garbage. 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.

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 11:00am Listener Baby:

Bleak times call for #1 Hits. Save the world for 2 hours, Baby. Give us all you got. Good morning fine folks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Cat:

Here to witness, Baby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Cat:

or hear to witness
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Handy Haversack:

Morning, all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Listener Baby:

Baby!! Brining the BIG Guns. Whew. Perfect!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Listener Baby:

Hola kind Cat!
  11:16am Barbara Eeeee:

Yo, Cat ! Yo Michael! :)
  11:17am Barbara Eeeee:

Linda Gail Lewis! whooeee boy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am juan:

Does of Nick!! - One of my favorite albums ever too Michael.
Loved the Arthur Prysock too. Great set - thanks Michael!
  11:19am luker duker:

Bright eyed & bushy tailed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am common:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am common:

Great snare sound
  11:24am high:

woW AmericA
  11:25am Frank In Queens:

  11:26am Tyler H:

gotta love the young Jake Bugg!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Listener Baby:

No!! Go somewhere everybody goes, and nobody will be there.
  11:28am Frank In Queens:

I’m not watching “The Big Game” as I haven’t watched a lick of football this year either.
  11:28am paul:

The SB will be a good matchup. You should watch it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Cat:

Yo Barbara!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am Handy Haversack:

I think it's the best chance of a fun, exciting, interesting game we've had in a long while. Two coaches who actually have imaginations and do more than try not to lose.
  11:29am paul:

KC 31-SF 27
  11:29am Listener Robert:

"Super Bowl" is a trademark, but your use of it in this context is no more an infringement than if you announced the labels of the records you played.

I stopped watching football after I'd been coaching children in it or a few years. I'm like, what good is watching, when I can't correct their form?
  11:30am Sam:

Don’t watch the Super Bowl! Do something better. Something way cooler and more original. Take a stand against mediocre mass produced culture.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Rock Ridge Chess Club:

Skip the game.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Listener Baby:

Well said @Sam!
  11:31am Frank In Queens:

I need all the advice I can get, my friend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Fuzzy:

@Sam's right -- skip the Super Bowel.
  11:32am Micheal:

Great advice from Carol Kaye - thanks for interview!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am juan:

Very cool interview clip with Carol Kaye
  11:33am paul:

You should watch it just to see patrick mahomes play. He's incredible.
  11:33am davefromtoronto:

why did quincy jones say paul mccartney was a bad bass player?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am common:

Agreed, Juan
  11:34am jpuva:

Its two really good, balanced teams. A lot of times the matchups are teams that are strong in one phase of the game. With that said, Super Bowls are really unpredictable -- so when you think its gonna be a good game, it often turns into a shitshow. But I would still watch.
  11:35am paul:

@jpuva is right.
  11:37am Hells Kitch:

Just watch the second half of the game (where it could get dramatic) while skipping all of the commercials!
Avatar 11:38am Ross T.:

Feeling disaffected, dissociated even, from what passes for the popular mainstream (what else is new?) -- I turn on the Michael Shelley Show (is that copyrighted?) and hear Merle Haggard, Nick Lowe, not to mention Peter and the Pepperpots and Dave Dudley, a quick I don't get it in response to the Grammy's and the Sooper Bowl. then a sweet singing description of good bass playing from the mighty Carol Kaye. All within 15 minutes or so. There's a place for us....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am common:

Nice choice michael
Avatar 11:39am Ross T.:

There used to be a baseball show on WBAI airing during the Super Bowl. And there's always the Puppy Bowl....
  11:43am paul:

Put lots of money on the game and it will instantly become must-see TV.
  11:43am Frank In Queens:

Probably going to listen to records all day tomorrow then put in a good movie around 7. Maybe the final Bojack Horseman episodes?
  11:44am paul:

Thought it was Bat Poem at first.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am TheLoneliestMonk:

@MS hey mike: here are the two main storylines of the superbowl.
you have andy reid, who is one of the all time winningest coaches, but who has never won a title.
he is pretty much despised by the sports writers everywhere he has ever worked as the self described 'smartest guy in the room'
  11:47am tim from Champaign:

My 3 year old daughter is pogoing to Dance Franny Dance!
  11:48am tim from Champaign:

I should add my daughter’s name is Frances.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am TheLoneliestMonk:

@MS ....on the other side, you have jimmy garoppolo, an up & coming hot shot QB who was run out of new england by tom brady, who's frail metrosexual ego couldn't handle ANY competition for the love of bean town, so....choose your favorite melodrama
  11:52am paul:

And Jimmy used to date a porn star.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am TheLoneliestMonk:

@paul all the more reason to like him!
  11:53am paul:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am TheLoneliestMonk:

...AND to stick it up brady's arse!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Ken From Hyde Park:

Some TV channels broadcast videos of puppies and kittens Sunday evening. Cute!
Avatar 12:01pm Ross T.:

Okay, if we're gonna talk *football*...the 49ers represent the acme of "parity" -- which seems to be the business model of the NFL -- where a team can go from worst to first in the span of a season. In the 49ers case they went from 4-12 to "the Big Game."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm TheLoneliestMonk:

right, but mike was looking for an excuse to tune in, other than the standard "big game" hype
Avatar 12:07pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Crimney these guys are good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Handy Haversack:

Play some tunes to cut your own hair to, Michael -- I'm going in!
Avatar 12:21pm Michael Shelley:

oh oh!
Avatar 12:24pm Ross T.:

Ah Love's last gasp....
Avatar 12:26pm Hoboken Jack:

Belated hello to one and all!
  12:31pm JSG:

❤️ this version of the band.
Avatar 12:31pm Michael Shelley:

Sounds like Wiretroop!
  12:32pm Steve DiBenedetto:

  12:32pm AZ Dave:

A favorite of Bob Brainen.
  12:32pm Kevin Sutton:

There is a great version of FM doing this on You Tube!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm myron feld:

Is this your Super Bowl tribute to Otis "Pass" Rush?
  12:34pm Frank In Queens:

I had the era right, but I thought it might’ve been a band that you liked the earlier material and then lost interest in their later work. Early Fleetwood Mac is a glaring hole in my musical knowledge too.
  12:34pm davek2:

I for one can't believe it!!! Nice comment Myron!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Handy Haversack:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm myron feld:

there's zero bass on this record!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm myron feld:

and i love it!
Avatar 12:40pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Eighteen minutes?!
  12:46pm wild Neil peace baby:

at Ross
I think a rock station that played deep tracks 24/7 could actually make money. if Jack fm had about ten times as many songs they might be ok. but fmu without a doubt is the gold standard.
Avatar 12:47pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Ironically enough, Joe Queer left you hanging on the line!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Goyim in the AM:

Word coming through that Andy Gill of Gang of Four has died...
  12:52pm egould310:

Spock was a character on a sci fi tv show. Nimiy milked it for all he could.
  12:55pm Bill A:

It's Andy Gill the rock critic, not the Gang of Four member..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Michael!
  12:57pm jpuva:

Unfortunately it is Andy Gill of and of Four. The notice I saw was from eh band directly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Goyim in the AM:

  12:58pm wildwoodflower:

it's on the Gof4 official page.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Yuck. I bet that guy doesn't own a TV either <eye roll>
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