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Favoriting February 2, 2013: Includes an interview with Paul Collins!

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Artist Track
Dwight Yoakam  3 Pears   Favoriting
Beat, The  Let Me Into Your Life   Favoriting
Wade Ray  Idaho Red   Favoriting
Eddie Floyd  I've Never Found a Man (To Love Me Like You Do)   Favoriting
Merry Macs, The  Breathless   Favoriting
Nerves, The  Working Too Hard   Favoriting
Beach Boys, The  All This Is That   Favoriting
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant  Pickin The Chicken   Favoriting
Dynamics, The  Misery   Favoriting
Paul Collins Beat  There She Goes   Favoriting
Willie & The Walkers  Poor Janie   Favoriting
Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton  Milwaukee Here I Come   Favoriting
Memphis Black  I'm A Midnight Mover   Favoriting
Desi Arnaz & His Orchestra  Holiday In Havana   Favoriting
Beat, The  Walking Out On Love   Favoriting
Paul Collins  Come On Let's Go!   Favoriting
Paul Collins  INTERVIEW   Favoriting
Beat, The  Rock And Roll Girl   Favoriting
Jack Bedient And The Chessmen  Double Whammy   Favoriting
Allen Shelton  Foggy Mountain Breakdown   Favoriting
Tami Lynn  Mojo Hanna   Favoriting
Geraint Watkins  My Love   Favoriting
Steve Alaimo  Nobody's Fool   Favoriting
Wilburn Brothers, The  Goody Goody Gumdrops   Favoriting
James Brown  Bring It Up (Hipster's Avenue)   Favoriting
Planets, The  Hippy Way   Favoriting
Like, The  In The End   Favoriting
Renato e Seus Blue Caps  Espero Sentatado (keep Searchin)   Favoriting
Jack Butwell  Twelve Bar Blues   Favoriting
Gabriel  The Buzzard Lope   Favoriting
Sprague Brothers, The  A Brand new Heartache   Favoriting
Guilbeau & Parsons  Your Gentle Way of Loving Me   Favoriting
Zeke Manners and his Gang  They're Out To Trap You   Favoriting
Don Covay  Hitchin' A Ride   Favoriting
Records, The  Hearts in Her Eyes   Favoriting
Liverbirds, The  He's About A Mover   Favoriting
Muffs, The  Beat Your Heart Out   Favoriting
Longmont Potion Castle  Gomez   Favoriting

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CLICK HERE for The Story of Pat and Lolly Vegas - former guest pat Vegas drives around L.A. and talks about their history.

CLICK HERE for a great video of Frank Howard & the Commanders.

CLICK HERE for an recent Montclair Times article on Michael Shelley!

CLICK HERE for WFMU's Dave Mandl's "Photo Essay: Unknown Brooklyn"

CLICK HERE for a peek at Michael's 2013 marathon premium cd!

CLICK HERE for some minor key songs reworked into major keys.

CLICK HERE to check out the new WFMU signal coverage map "91.1fm in the NY-NJ metropolitan area, 90.1 in Orange County, NY and 91.9fm in Rockland County NY"!

CLICK HERE to read how Big Star's "September Gurls" was recorded at Ardent Studios

CLICK HERE to read a really bad review of a reissue of Keith Moon's "Two Sides of the Moon"

CLICK HERE to see Beastie Boy Mike D's lovely $9 a square foot wallpaper!

CLICK HERE to read "The Beatles and the Art of the Tambourine"

CLICK HERE to watch a robot band cover The Ramones

CLICK HERE to read Carol Kaye review of "The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret"

CLICK HERE for a great Herman's Hermits Interview from the Oklahoma Historical Society!

CLICK HERE for a short film "The Life & Death of the American Arcade"

CLICK HERE for "Sony Releases Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn't Fucking Work" !

CLICK HERE for an article about Sandy Hook truthers who think they've found “absolute proof” that the Newtown shootings were a hoax.

CLICK HERE for a short film "Moon Hoax Not"

CLICK HERE to find out who played bass on some of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

CLICK HERE for “Confessions of a Bad News Bear”.

CLICK HERE for a great Beach Boys Interview from 1964 (starts @ 1:30).

CLICK HERE for seven minutes of David Bowie getting pissed off during interviews.

Apparently Bowie offered "Golden Years" to Elvis Presley - but The King declined. CLICK HERE former guest Stevie Riks nails the Elvis/Bowie duet version.

CLICK HERE for 1976 Frank Sinatra and Don Rickles on The Carson show!

CLICK HERE for 1974 Sly Stone on The Mike Douglas show!

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CLICK HERE Led Zeppelin vs The Beatles - Whole Lotta Helter Skelter !

CLICK HERE for Chuck Berry's 1980 thoughts about The Sex Pistols, Talking Heads and Clash records.

CLICK HERE for Famous Album Covers Revisited Using Google Street View .

CLICK HERE for The Joe Smith Collection at the Library of Congress.

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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."

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am

Numero Uno track is a totally numero uno hit.
Nanker de Tucson:

Not sure what to think of this new D Yoakum LP
Avatar 11:08am
Michael Shelley:

That track is so #1.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am

Eastern Shore MD represent!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am
Ken From Hyde Park:

So, what's the groundhog situation? Did he see his shadow?
Avatar 11:11am
Michael Shelley:

Good question!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am

Punxatawney Phil supposedly said early spring
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am

ditto Staten Island Chuck. fwiw, ymmv
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am

not a tough call, there really hasn't been much hardcore winter this year.
Avatar 11:15am

wiarton willy says early spring as well. nice to know our groundhog brethren can agree.
Jimmy Wipper:

Eastern Shore of Virginia, I'd say! ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am

group groundhug lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am

he was namechecking towns in MD. he didn't mention Accomack!
Avatar 11:16am

t.s. mcphee likes groundhog day.
Connie T. Empress:

Eddie Floyd has some interesting choices
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am
Mike East:

your daughter has great taste, michael
Avatar 11:26am

Never knew the Beach Men did that take on Frost.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am

that's powerpop alright.
Jimmy Wipper:

G, I was kidding around. I'd rather stay here in Norfolk, Virginia, California on my mind!
Phelger Nank:

What LP is the Beach Boys' cut from?
Avatar 11:35am
Michael Shelley:

"Carl & The Passions: So Tough"
Avatar 11:35am
Philo Gristle:

@Phelger Carl and the Passions, 1972. Didn't know, cheated. Hello!

Hi Michael. Who was that California singer/songwriter surfer dude who put out one perfect album? He had a song called I think "Goin native"? I can't find it in the archives!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am

Norfolk is cool, just over the bridge/tunnel. I have a gf from there who moved to NY
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am

Major v. minor. That's a major difference :)

Adult v. minor. That's a major difference!
Avatar 11:47am
Michael Shelley:

QUESTIONS for Paul Collins?
Post 'em here

Who does he listen to today?
Avatar 11:50am

does anybody ever mistake him for phil collins?

Just had to say I LOVE YOU PAUL
10,000 listens and counting.

How was the The Two Beats Hearting As One Tour that Paul Collins Beat did with the English Beat? And did the two groups "jam" together on any songs?
And has Paul ever jammed with or otherwise communed with Blondie/Deb Harry?
And what was it like appearing on American Bandstand, what was Dick Clark like?
Avatar 11:59am

a tom collins is gin, lemon juice, sugar and soda water. what would a paul collins be?

oh, and what were Paul's first, formative concerts that he saw as a kid?

What is the makeup of his live audience today? Older folks? Younger folks? A mix? Does the audience makeup vary in different countries? Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm
Mike East:

Great interview michael
Connie T. Empress:

What a great interview: I am such a power pop die hard: infectuous, abandonded and innocent with a slyness: keep it coming!
Avatar 12:04pm

the sweet sweet sound of Power Pop !

Bonjour Michael Shelley and folks
Phelger Nank:

@ Mike & Philo

Stupid me...I have Carl & the P's, on 2 formats, but the title didn't sound familiar...need to make a fresh fruit & veg jucie w/ vitamins/herb supplements & a few espresso shots thrown in...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm
Mike East:

I just downed a delicious fresh juice. No supplements or espresso tho

I like everything I hear by Geraint Watkins!
Avatar 12:20pm
Michael Shelley:

SEANG: www.discogs.com...
Avatar 12:25pm
Michael Shelley:

Ive tried to track Mark Eric down - but no luck so far. Anyone out there have a lead?
Phelger Nank:

Too distracted to make that juice...double espresso + power bar + this groovy Group Sounds (?) tune

Thanks, man! love that song, "I'm goin' Native"

this is up there with del shannon. certainly much better than gary lewis and playboys
Avatar 12:32pm
Michael Shelley:

gary lewis and playboys are the bomb
Avatar 12:33pm
Michael Shelley:

Sean - that whole lp is really great
Sean T:

Where can I get The Buzzard Lope on 7". This has got to be in a vinyl Jukebox.
Avatar 12:40pm

by any chance, is there a comp of all the stuff the dillards did on andy griffith?

They're out to trap you.
Avatar 12:47pm
Chris from Brooklyn:

Ah. No conflict or strife on the comments board today. Came late to the party so there is certainly a podcast in my future. As always great show Michael.
Connie T. Empress:

Keep those "records" coming
Queens L. Bow:

Wow, so now I know where "12 Bar Blues" comes from (I heard it on an NRBQ album). And Don Covay really improved that song.
Sean T:

Wow I just looked for "The Buzzard Lope" on 45. Since I see Rex played it I know it is out there, but no listing or picture I could find anywhere. Guess I will have to come to the next record fare if I am serious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm

@Sean T: You might want to check this out: kdhx.org...
Looks like he might be that Gabriel
Avatar 12:57pm
Michael Shelley:

Rex says that Gabriel still does a radio show in St. Lewis and made a few good records
Jimmy Wipper:

Never heard this one, Miguel! Good one!


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