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Options August 20, 2016: Never Never Let Me Down

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Artist Track
Formulars Dance Band  Never Never Let Me Down   Options
Lollipops, The  Lollipop Shake   Options
Wayne Moore  Guitar Pickin Man   Options
Shuggie Otis  Ice Cold Daydream   Options
Peter And The Penguins  Here I Go Again   Options
Marmalade, The  Some Fine Day   Options
Jimmy and Johnny  Wha'cha Doing To Me?   Options
Ezy & Isaac  Not All Bad Not All Good   Options
Harold Johnson Sextet  We're a Winner   Options
She and Him  Sweet Darlin'   Options
Dan Penn  Lovely Ladies   Options
Freddie Hart  Loose Talk   Options
Teddy Reynolds  Ain't That Soul   Options
Monkees, The  You Bring The Summer   Options
Utopia  That's Not Right   Options
Laura Cantrell  Interview   Options
Laura Cantrell  All the Girls Are Complicated   Options
Jackie Ross  Take Me For A Little While   Options
Julia Lee  When You're Smiling   Options
America  Work To Do   Options
Nancy Sinatra  Tonight You Belong To Me   Options
Tom T. Hall  Hane Them All   Options
Something Real  Yes I Do   Options
Like, The  In The End   Options
T-Bones  Let's Hang On   Options
Lois Williams  A Girl Named Sam   Options
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings  People Don't Get What They Deserve   Options
Mavis Rivers  Slightly Out Of Tune   Options
Shelby Lynne  Your Lies   Options
Manfred Mann  Pretty Flamingo   Options
Rusty & Doug Kershaw  Diggy Liggy Lo   Options
Bobby Wells  Let's Cop A Groove   Options
David Brookings & The Average Lookings  The Basement Room   Options
Emperors  Fool For You I've Been   Options
Wade Ray with Noel Boggs  It's All Your Fault   Options
Jimmy Caravan  Higher And Higher   Options
Michael Bublé  Haven't Met You Yet   Options
Split Enz  I Got You   Options
Scott Schinder   
David Letterman  1969   Options
Lori's Letter   

CLICK HERE for Artist Management According To Flo & Eddie

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 about a medical fundraiser for Scott Schinder

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 get to know my new favorite person Lively Val Shively

CLICK HERE to check the stats

CLICK HERE for Ringo's isolated drums from "Oh Darling"

CLICK HERE to hear Laura Cantrell ina BBC interview with some woman with a lot of plastic surgery

CLICK HERE for info on the new lp from The Explorers Club

CLICK HERE to see some paintings by Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

CLICK HERE for a FREE download of Money Mark's "Mark's Keyboard Repair"

CLICK HERE for The Hollies Family Tree

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 to see a BBC Allen Toussaint Documentary

CLICK HERE for a great piece on Esquerita

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

CLICK HERE for the Glyn Johns interview in Tape Op!

CLICK HERE for Bruce Swedien: Recording Michael Jackson!

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 "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 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 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 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 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 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 STAX at The White House

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 info on Fake Amps!

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

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.



Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 8/20/16 11:02am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Michael! Great start, right out of the gate…
  Sat. 8/20/16 11:03am JOFF:

Q.Is this the best song ever?
A.Quite possibly.
Avatar    Sat. 8/20/16 11:05am BEAVO:

Similar to Don't let me down Beatles
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/20/16 11:06am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Spirit > Production
  Sat. 8/20/16 11:10am Eddy in Australia:

Um ... where's Baby?
  Sat. 8/20/16 11:10am egould310:

Morning Michael! Hi to fellow listeners. Looking forward to another fun Saturday of tunes snd silly comments.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/20/16 11:10am Juke Joint Jonny:

A green'un always sounds better than a orange guitar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/20/16 11:29am Juke Joint Jonny:

Oh yea! Honky Tonk Radio gal for two hours sounds great! Uh… not that you won't be missed, Michael.
  Sat. 8/20/16 11:30am ?:

Cool story, bro.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/20/16 11:30am fleep:

Welcome to the new numbers.
  Sat. 8/20/16 11:31am JOFF:

Why is Ghostbusters bad?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/20/16 11:32am JakeGould:

@MichaelShelley: I have a new business idea… “The $10 Cookie.” For $10 a month one amazingly well made cookie is delivered to your home. Packed with love. Made with respect.
  Sat. 8/20/16 11:34am lloyd michigan:

Lots of r&b today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/20/16 11:36am Listener Baby:

Baby! Ungaaaaa! Me you and Zinfandel. xoxoxo
Avatar    Sat. 8/20/16 11:37am BEAVO:

Rose Maddox did a great version of this.
  Sat. 8/20/16 11:40am Santos L Halper:

@JakeGould: make it an "artisanal" cookie and you can charge 20 bucks, to brooklyn poseurs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/20/16 11:40am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

$20bill is the new $1.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/20/16 11:41am JakeGould:

@SantosLHalper: Material costs for a $10 cookie shipped to you would be like $4 tops. So for $10 I could make $6 profit. I think about the long haul.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 8/20/16 11:42am doctorjazz:

Really like this Monkee track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/20/16 11:43am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hey Hey it's XTC!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/20/16 11:49am Parq:

Murghpfl. Overslept and disappointed with the weather Man, that Utopia track sounded good. Can't go tomorrow (long story) but the West VA show sounds killer. Big fan of many of the performers. Michael C played the title role in the revival of Sweeny Todd and starred as Kurt Weil in a Weil-Lenya bio-musical.
  Sat. 8/20/16 11:52am lloyd michigan:

LC is great!
  Sat. 8/20/16 11:54am George in WONJ:

Carpenter Ants from WV are amazing, I've seen them several times. Killer!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/20/16 11:54am Parq:

Haven't heard "All the Girls" in a while. Forgotten how incredibly poignant and on-target the lyrics are. Plus the tune is tops.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 8/20/16 11:54am doctorjazz:

reminds me of the show this past year at WFMU, Michael and Laura, was one of the best shows I've seen in a while!
Avatar Sat. 8/20/16 11:55am Michael Shelley:

That is SO nice of you to say!
  Sat. 8/20/16 11:56am JOFF:

The true pinnacle of this song is this -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luSbwk33YOg
  Sat. 8/20/16 11:57am Santos L Halper:

Hey Laura!: miss your 'FMU program, welcome back!
  Sat. 8/20/16 11:58am JOFF:

Esp. the moment at exactly 1.39! INTENSE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/20/16 11:59am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...nah - VanillaFudge's is the best :P ...
  Sat. 8/20/16 12:00pm lloyd michigan:

George Martin produced America.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 8/20/16 12:01pm doctorjazz:

Not enough FOW out there, nice to hear some offshoots.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/20/16 12:01pm Parq:

Holy cow, you're right. I would have thought this was a FOW track with Collingswood's voice funny for some reason.
  Sat. 8/20/16 12:11pm patty:

Last time I heard Tonight You Belong To Me was FIFTY YEARS AGO! Oh man, where did the time go?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/20/16 12:36pm Mike East:

Dynamite show, Michael!
  Sat. 8/20/16 12:37pm egould310:

I like how in the '60's you could tell someone you were "gonna sock it to ya", and it wasn't construed as a threat of assault.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/20/16 12:52pm Mike East:

Some pretty cool selections tweeted by @wfmu last week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/20/16 12:52pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'Try Whistling This is the debut solo album released in 1998 by New Zealand singer/songwriter Neil Finn' - & it is rilly good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/20/16 12:54pm Listener Baby:

One of two keyboard players from era, that doesn't sound dated.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/20/16 12:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- oh gawd yas - 80s keyboards is my fave production pet peeve.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/20/16 12:56pm Listener Baby:

The Dx7 is the devil.
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