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Options July 30, 2011: I-95

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Artist Track
Fountains of Wayne  I-95   Options
Banda Macho  La Noche Que Murio Chicago   Options
George Jones  Aint Nothing Shakin But The Leaves   Options
George Jones & Brenda Carter  Milwaukee Here I Come   Options
Pee Wee Kingsly  Flippin And A Floppin   Options
Uniques, The  Mother & Child Reunion   Options
Those Darlins  Screws Get Loose   Options
Charlie Rich   Man About Town   Options
Horace Heller  Hello World   Options
Buddy Lucas  Bump Te Bump   Options
Untamed Youth, The  Since You Went Away   Options
J.D. Blackfoot  Who's Nuts Alfred   Options
Chris Sprague  East Bound And Down   Options
Little Milton  Grits Ain't Groceries (All Around the World)   Options
Eartha Kitt  I Wanna Be Evil (live)   Options
Patriots, The  She Loves You Too   Options
Mercybeats, The  Really Mystified   Options
Cousin Jody  Listen to the Mockingbird   Options
Robert Parker  Rockin' Pneumonia   Options
Alex Chilton  Something Deep Inside   Options
Trashmen, The  It's So Easy   Options
Jim Lauderdale  Honky Tonk Mood Again   Options
Treniers, The w/ Willie Mays  Say Hey (The Willy Mays Song)   Options
Jim Ford  Harlan County   Options
Billy Lee & the Rivieras  You Know   Options
Phil Phillips  The Evil Dope   Options
Tennessee Ernie Ford & Ella Mae Morse  Hog Tied Over You   Options
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five  At the Swing Cats' Ball   Options
John Cale  Paris 1919   Options
P.J. Proby  Niki Hokey   Options
Archie Campbell & Lorene mann  Tell It Like It Is   Options
Clarence Carter  I'm Qualified   Options
George Harrison  Cheer Down   Options
Mark Eric  Night Of The Lions   Options
Merl Lindsay  Stealing Sugar   Options
Gerri Hall  Mr. Blues   Options
Chacho  Bum Bum   Options
Queers, The  Girl About Town   Options
Robbie Fulks  Fountains of Wayne Hotline   Options

Listener comments!

  Sat. 7/30/11 11:06am hamburger / london:

hello michael! mustard and ketchup!
  Sat. 7/30/11 11:07am Bob:

I certainly wasn't expecting that.
  Sat. 7/30/11 11:16am Rob (from Mt hope):

morning Mike- 90.1 is in loud and clear, crank it!
  Sat. 7/30/11 11:25am G:

Top shelf. Every tune a number one style hit, w/ no artificial ingredients.
  Sat. 7/30/11 11:30am northguineahills:

good wakeup music !
  Sat. 7/30/11 11:40am paul:

Am I crazy or are you calling them #1 hits again?
  Sat. 7/30/11 11:41am James:

Morning! On the train to NYC for Ponderosa Stomp at Lincoln Center, should be a helluva show.
  Sat. 7/30/11 11:42am G:

wikipedia says: "Grits Ain't Groceries" (1969) (R&B #13, U.S. #73)

Still sounds number one style to me!
  Sat. 7/30/11 11:46am paul:

That would have been a great song for Amy Winehouse too record. Can't believe she is gone.
  Sat. 7/30/11 12:06pm Dave B:

Treniers = gold.

Morning Michael and listen/comment-ers
  Sat. 7/30/11 12:07pm paul:

So I'm not crazy!
Now just send Ken to Washington and get everyone to agree on a solution to the debt/budget problem.
  Sat. 7/30/11 12:16pm paul:

This sounds like a more literate Lloyd Michigan.
  Sat. 7/30/11 12:20pm Dave B:

also an unofficial member of the 27 Club (since he wasn't a musician) - Joseph Merrick.
  Sat. 7/30/11 12:21pm paul:

I think Scott's point was it just a little too soon for the discussion about her personally.
Now, it isn't. Just my opinion. No right or wrong answer on this one.
Either way, what a waste of great talent.
  Sat. 7/30/11 12:23pm paul:

please ignore the poor grammar in my last post :)
  Sat. 7/30/11 12:32pm Bob:

Is this version earlier than the Aaron Neville one?
  Sat. 7/30/11 12:32pm paul:

Archie "Hee Haw" Campbell?
  Sat. 7/30/11 12:36pm paul:

Bob...after a little research, it looks like AN's version was a couple of years before this one.
  Sat. 7/30/11 12:42pm Bob:

That's a great George track I had completely forgotten about. Despite being in the greatest band of all time, he gets almost completely overlooked as a guitar hero. His sound is so unmistakable.
  Sat. 7/30/11 12:44pm David:

I second Bob's comment above!
  Sat. 7/30/11 12:45pm BigJay:

There is a great live version of Cheer Down on you tube.
  Sat. 7/30/11 12:46pm M'lynn:

Sweet biscuits of Mercy! I just tuned in & looked over your playlist: Billy Lee & The Rivieras! Knew them well in '60's Detroit, Billy Levise who became Mitch Ryder and the guys from my neighborhood on the East Side. Great times at The hideout, Walled Lake Pavilion, 8 Mile Armory. Thanks!
  Sat. 7/30/11 12:48pm paul:

Gerri "shagged by Mick" Hall?
I know, different spelling.
  Sat. 7/30/11 12:57pm Lenny:

FOW Hotline is a brilliant piece of work; last week during the interview I got the impression that the real FOW weren't too enthusiastic about it and perhaps thought they were being mocked as opposed to being paid homage to
  Sat. 7/30/11 1:07pm Bob:

FOW can dish it, but not so much on the taking it. Great interview last week. I love their records but have to say, they are perhaps the biggest a-hole, rock star types I've ever spent time with. That includes meeting Elvis Costello during the tour where the Attractions first broke up, and the time I once had dinner with Sting. It's true!
  Sat. 7/30/11 2:43pm Michael Shelley:

Bob - what is your last name? The FOW guys were nice to me when they were here - and so was Elvis Costello when I met him.

Lenny - I totally disagree - listen back to what they said.
  Sun. 7/31/11 10:44am Lenny:

Mike, I listened again, and you're probably right. "Kind of an honor" could be interpreted different ways, and "did a pretty good impression of us" really understates how dead on the impression was, but I'll trust your judgment on this one. In any event, great interview, as usual
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