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Options September 5, 2015: Guest: Mable John

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Artist Track
Mable John  Running Out   Options
Mable John  Catch That Man   Options
Al Terry  Passin The Blues Around   Options
Mable John  Don't Hit Me No More   Options
Anita O'Day  Just One of Those Things   Options
Apples in Stereo  The Rainbow   Options
Knack, The  Who'll Be the Next in Line?   Options
Marty Stuart  Jailhouse   Options
Mable John  Love Tornado   Options
Frank Lee Sprague  Her Diamond Ring   Options
Brentwoods, The  Babe, You Know   Options
Billie Cee  Ecology Thing   Options
Mable John  The Man's Too Busy   Options
Mable John  Able Mable   Options
Mable John  Stay Out Of The Kitchen (take 1)   Options
Mable John  Looking For A Man   Options
Mable John  INTERVIEW   Options
Mable John  Your Good Thing (Is About To End)   Options
Barreracudas, The  Promises   Options
Checkerlads, the  Shake Yourself Down   Options
Jim & Wesley and the Virginia Cut Ups  Take a Letter Maria   Options
Mable John  Wait You Dog   Options
Django Reinhardt & The ATC Band  Moten Swing   Options
Buzzcocks, The  I Don't Mind   Options
Distant Cousins  Let It Ring   Options
Cory Branan  You Make Me   Options
Barbara Lynn  Club a Go Go   Options
Explorers Club, The  We've Only Just Begun   Options
Dwight Twilley Band  Shakin' In The Brown Grass   Options
Romantics, The  She's Got Everything   Options
Keys, The  I Don't Wanna Cry   Options
Rubinoos, The  I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend   Options
Bucky  I Am Dark   Options
A Minute With   Scott Schinder   Options
Elvis Presley  Strung Out   Options

CLICK HERE to find out what Mike Love pays the other Beach Boys and "What’s the Value of the “The Beach Boys” Brand"

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 "Cassette Revolution: Why 1980s Tape Tech Is Still Making Noise in Our Digital World"

CLICK HERE for a new Q&A with Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE to read about "The Endless Fall of Suge Knight" (yikes!)

CLICK HERE for Barack Obama on WTF

CLICK HERE for info on the new, all instrumental, Michael Shelley album

CLICK HERE to see SEVEN videos of The Cactus Blossoms' amazing live performance at WFMU

CLICK HERE for a video of David Myhr's cover of Oh Susie, featured on "Even More Super Hits of the Seventies"

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 for Ock TV

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 Paul Lukas' excellent piece about cultural criticism

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 Roz Chast's piece “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?”

CLICK HERE for a brief history of the baritone guitar"

CLICK HERE for "The Making of 96 Tears"

CLICK HERE for a Rolling Stone piece about The Jerky Boys

CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley singing "Dues" from "Nashville"

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 if you want see a lady call for President Obama's execution. My mind keeps returning to his video and what it means about how screwed up our county is.

CLICK HERE for wrong from the get go NPR blog "The Worst Songs Of All Time?"

CLICK HERE for my July 2007 interview with Mighty Hannibal

CLICK HERE for the website of the guy who shot Bigfoot

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 a weird Tonight Show episode where Jerry Lewis fills in for Johnny, with guest Bob Hope

CLICK HERE for the Jim Keltner Discography

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 Rolling Stone's 500 Worst Reviews of All Time, according to Schmidtt

CLICK HERE for the 1966 Esquire Magazine piece "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold"

CLICK HERE for a dumbly titled, but interesting piece on Tom Wilson

CLICK HERE to find out about folks buying old lps in the USA to sell in Europe

CLICK HERE for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

CLICK HERE to see Jerry Lewis and Al Goldstein show of gadgets in 1976 on "A.M. New York"

CLICK HERE for Nick Lowe's odd appearance on the Adam Carolla show.

CLICK HERE for a $400+ out of print book about Pub Rock that Nick Lowe recommends - OR - buy it HERE for for £20 (about $30), including postage, on Will Birch's website

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 for a new interactive video from Bob Dylan

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 STAX at The White House

CLICK HERE to read the list of the best selling vinyl records of the last 20 years

CLICK HERE for photos of Nashville session cello player Byron Bach's ledger from Paul Lukas' excellent Permanent Record web site

CLICK HERE if you're a BEATLE fan!

CLICK HERE for The Turtles "Happy Together" (vocals only)

CLICK HERE to read the story behind Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” bass line

CLICK HERE I think this hurts ants, but it looks cool - I want one

CLICK HERE for Ernie Bushmiller illustrated autobiography, on an amazing website

CLICK HERE for The Mills Brothers

CLICK HERE for some videos from the BUCKY album 'Women, Ladies and Girls (Sing the Bucky Songbook).' (I especially like THIS ONE! {due to the great acting})

CLICK HERE for James Jamerson & Gladys Knight going nuts on I Heard It Through The Grapevine

CLICK HERE for Wilton Felder's so good isolated bass on "I Want You Back"

CLICK HERE for a 1958 film "The Capitol Tower"

CLICK HERE to find out Popular Science is shutting off their comments

CLICK HERE for " The Weirdest Photos Of Mike Love You Can Find "

CLICK HERE for some Steve Allen bashing

CLICK HERE for Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

CLICK HERE for a "Step Inside Legendary New Jersey Radio Station WFMU!

CLICK HERE to watch The Beach Boys pretend to record "Good Vibrations"

CLICK HERE for Nick Martellaro version of Los Shakers' Always You

CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!

CLICK HERE to hear Gene Simmons say that Ace Frehley is a drugged racist with low self esteem who did nothing

CLICK HERE for a PDF of who plays what on Everly Brothers recordings.

CLICK HERE for How we made "You Really Got Me"!

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 info on an amazing new drug: Unpretentiousil!

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!

  Sat. 9/5/15 11:04am Cooh John:

Mike check, mic check. Hey you're on!
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 11:04am CTEmpress:

Good morning and it IS a good morning with MABLE JOHN, the Pinnacle of ESSC soul classics! Thank you Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/5/15 11:08am Ken From Hyde Park:

I hope you didn't run into the king cobra snake that escaped and is slithering around the Orlando area.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/5/15 11:09am purpleknif:

Spending the last days of summer with the speakers outside, looking at all the work to do on 12 acres!!
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 11:10am CTEmpress:

Don't Hit Me No More was my introduction to MJ: and what a way to find her! Love this one
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 11:15am BEAVO:

Sounds like Anita O'Day
Avatar Sat. 9/5/15 11:16am Mister Dobalina:

I thought he was going to sing, '...with Michael Shelley gettin it on..' hahaha. Would have sounded better that way.
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 11:16am CTEmpress:

I love this AIS song: perfect day for sunshine pop!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/5/15 11:17am Gordon FM:

Saturdays are made for The Michael Shelley Show!
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 11:18am BEAVO:

Kinks cover of course.
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 11:24am BEAVO:

Saw Marty last week with wife Connie Smith and Kenny Vaughn. Rockin'
Avatar Sat. 9/5/15 11:24am ChooChoo - ATL:

Who exactly claimed The Knack, God bless 'em!, would be "Greater than The Beatles?"
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 11:25am BEAVO:

Are you going to ask her about that woman beating song?
  Sat. 9/5/15 11:30am tOUGH gUY:

Disney World... mint minus.
  Sat. 9/5/15 11:32am tOUGH gUY:

Do they have the Jungle Cruise there? If so, there you go. Right there is some great entertainment.
  Sat. 9/5/15 11:36am Elias:

On the 91.1 signal that whole last song was super duper low volume (ecology thing), basically "dead air".
Avatar Sat. 9/5/15 11:36am ChooChoo - ATL:

Hair, beautiful hair!
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 11:40am CTEmpress:

Hey Michael: I got vinyl. Will be right over!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 11:55am Parq:

Wow, these are terrific stories she's telling.
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 11:55am CTEmpress:

This story of LWJ and Levi Stubbs is amazing!
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 12:11pm CTEmpress:

WOW her AOL account will explode!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/5/15 12:14pm Ken From Hyde Park:

That was drmable@aol.com if I heard that right.
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 12:14pm CTEmpress:

And what a gift she worked with Booker T., David Porter, Isaac: she never could have cut these emotional powerhouses at Motown.
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 12:15pm Matt F:

Great interview Michael! the flipside of Your Good Thing ("It's Catching") is a killer too. And: wait till the show is over to watch it but: www.youtube.com... ; Mable is the second Raelette from the right. Can't wait to hear her at the Stomp.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 12:16pm ChrisB.:

Another great interview with a musical treasure. Nice, Michael!
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 12:17pm CTEmpress:

Y'all better hug her for me at PS!
Avatar Sat. 9/5/15 12:18pm ChooChoo - ATL:

How do you follow up? with more Stax!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 12:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...shake yerself down - & turn yer volume up!...
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 12:23pm CTEmpress:

HOKEY SMOKE! I power popped myself into next week!
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 12:25pm CTEmpress:

WAIT! YOU!DAWG!
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 12:30pm CTEmpress:

BUZZCOCKS!!! Truly today is a great one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 12:36pm Juke Joint Jonny:

I don't from Cory Branan, but I'm loving this one
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 12:36pm Artie Haywire:

Dr. Mable is one impressive lady. Thanks for the great interview, Michael!
Avatar Sat. 9/5/15 12:43pm ChooChoo - ATL:

"You've Only Just Begun." Documented fact: the first time Homer Simpson saw Marge!
  Sat. 9/5/15 12:44pm dennis diken:

great interview! wonderful show Mikey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 12:50pm Gaylord Fields:

Love love love this Keys song — so much so I was planning to play it during tomorrow's show. I still will.
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 12:51pm CTEmpress:

The Keys: A #1 FOREVER! Just superb...this whole show...magic
  Sat. 9/5/15 12:51pm joff!:

Some accused Joe Jackson of being an Elvis (C) impersonator...but that song was an amazing facsimile of Mr Jackson himself!!!!!!!!
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 12:51pm CTEmpress:

Gaylord you better you better you bet! Cannot get enough of this!
  Sat. 9/5/15 12:52pm joff!:

Great GREAT show as always Mr Mike! Mabel John - what a lovely woman!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 12:52pm Gaylord Fields:

@Joff: As a JJ production, that comes as little surprise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 12:52pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...is it me or is Power Pop resurgent??...course, you could listen to FMU & your own choice of podcasts & pretend Disco was back...
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 12:54pm CTEmpress:

Power pop never went anywhere in THIS house!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 12:55pm Gaylord Fields:

@CTEmpress: Count on it!
  Sat. 9/5/15 12:56pm Wilde:

Love this Bucky song
  Sat. 9/5/15 1:00pm joff!:

STRUNG OUT!!!!
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