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Options September 6, 2014: The Slurp!

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Artist Track
D&Z  The Slurp   Options
Mel Torme  Secret Agent Man   Options
Tommy Cash  Irma Jackson   Options
James Ray  I Got My Mind Set On You   Options
Leny Andrade  Sambop   Options
Teenage Head  Let's Shake   Options
Goldie & The Gingerbreads  Please Please   Options
Geezinslaw Brothers  Ride Ride Ride   Options
O.V. Wright  I Can't Believe   Options
Pernice Brothers, The  Working Girls (Sunlight Shines)   Options
Impact Express  Fly With Me   Options
Sally Marcum  Go-Go Girls   Options
Lee Dorsey  Kitty Cat Song   Options
Mark III Trio  Good Grease   Options
Ben Vaughn  I'm Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone   Options
Bruce Channel  Try Me   Options
Stevie Jackson  Try Me   Options
Jim Lauderdale  Let's Have A Good Time Together   Options
Bobby Patterson  Quiet Do Not Disturb   Options
Roxy And Cat  O Miranda   Options
Evan Dando  It Looks Like You   Options
harlan County  Dr. Handy's Dandy Candy   Options
Morrocco Muzik Makers  Back To School Time   Options
Rico Rodriguez  Soul Man   Options
Money Mark  Too Like You   Options
Honeybeats, The  Dici Come Fini   Options
Steve Earle  I Still cary You Around   Options
Willie Dixon and the Big Wheels  Uncle Willie Has A Thing Going On   Options
Sylvain Sylvain  14th Street Beat   Options
Five D  Good Time Music   Options
Rod Morris  I'm Comin' Over Tonight   Options
Al Green  I Want To Hold Your Hand   Options
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/ Edythe Wright  Nice Work If You Can Get It   Options
Slade  Cum On Feel the Noize   Options
Herd, The  She Was Really Saying Something   Options
Dillards, The  The Old Home Place   Options
Rudy Green  My Mumblin' Baby   Options
dB's, The  Bad Reputation   Options
American Breed, The  Don't Forget About Me   Options
Charlie Rich  Gonna Be Waitin'   Options
Joe Tex  S.Y.S.L.J.M.F.M. (The Letter Song)   Options
Rev. Cleophus Robinson  Get Away Jordan   Options
Frank Lee Sprague  Cavern   Options
Sam & Dave  Stay In School   Options

CLICK HERE for the story behind Tom Tom Club

CLICK HERE to hear The Odd Couple sing

CLICK HERE for the "Top 50 most collectable records"

CLICK HERE for the N.Y. Times story about the Brazilian bus magnate who’s buying up all the world’s vinyl records

CLICK HERE for a difficult crossword puzzle created by listener Alex which was rejected by the New York Times. Hint: knowing the music of The Zombies will help!

CLICK HERE for a piece from a guy who played in a prison band with drummer Jim Gordon

CLICK HERE for a piece on the dynamic between Lennon & McCartney

CLICK HERE for a documentary about record collectors

CLICK HERE for a piece on The Angelettes


CLICK HERE to see "Triumph Watches The World Cup, Part 1"

CLICK HERE for a new Stereohysteria podcast featuring Robbie Fulks' music and an interview.

CLICK HERE to see what Sotheby's is selling in their "A Rock & Roll History: Presley to Punk" auction

CLICK HERE for a a piece by bass player Ernie Brooks remembering his days in Jonathan Richman's Modern Lovers

CLICK HERE for a funny video with info on Jay Gonzalez's Kickstarter campaign.

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 info about Fender's plans name Bono and the Edge from U2 to its board, and a video about the company's business troubles.

CLICK HERE for optical illusions

CLICK HERE to read or download the liner notes for "More Super Hits of the Seventies"

CLICK HERE for "The Jarmels" "A Little Bit of Soap" - don't think this is the original lead singer - but he does a great job

CLICK HERE for info on Joel Selvin and his book "Here Comes The Night: The Dark Soul Of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business Of Rhythm and Blues"

CLICK HERE for Bert Berns Info!

CLICK HERE for the Abbey Road crossing cam

CLICK HERE to find out if we need to be touching

CLICK HERE for a short film of two craftsmen at work

CLICK HERE to see actual AFM contracts for some legendary recording sessions

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 watch the famously hard to find MC5 documentary

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 to read "A Portrait of the Worst Guy Ever"

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 find out how Sweden’s domination of the international pop charts started

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 a good Kirsty MacColl documentary from the BBC

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 a two hour documentary about Louis Prima

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 for Ronee Blakley & Henry Gibson singing "One, I Love You" from "Nashville"

CLICK HERE and tell me if you think this is really edited from the news, or if it was performed knowingly

CLICK HERE to play the web Theremin

CLICK HERE to see the set list of the Cheap Trick show i saw last week

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 for the first issue of "BOMP!" magazine

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 mentions - OR - buy it HERE for for £17 (about $28), 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 York Times piece from Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger and CLICK HERE to read one from Chris Collingwood

CLICK HERE for the unfortunately titled but otherwise interesting "60 Great Albums You Probably Haven’t Heard"

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 about "The Albums Everyone Can Love"

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

CLICK HERE for info on Nothing To Hide which was amazing

CLICK HERE for Shelby Lynn w/ Darrly Hall

CLICK HERE for " Portraits of Unrelated Doppelgangers Who Have Found Their Match"

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

CLICK HERE for another of my links to stories about Will Smith's annoying kids - and one person's reply to a tweet from one of them

CLICK HERE for Dave Edmunds'new song

CLICK HERE to see a guy really get into a Bon Jovi song

CLICK HERE if you're a BEATLE fan!


CLICK HERE for The Spampinato Brothers live at The Hamilton

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 to read 20th Century Headlines Rewritten To Get More Clicks

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

CLICK HERE to check your News IQ

CLICK HERE for a long documentary on The Everly Brothers!

CLICK HERE if you're a fan of funky drums

CLICK HERE for a song about Chinese Food - usually I'd suggest ignoring this kind of thing, but this is so misguided, and just plain bad, it needs to be seen - it make you ponder: what kind of world are we living in?

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

CLICK HERE for Johnny T's NYC Tourist Tips !

CLICK HERE for "If you thought CBGB’s bathrooms were full of shit check out the movie"

CLICK HERE to find out who's getting the "Baby Blue" money from Badfinger's song being on Breaking Bad

CLICK HERE for info on wealth inequality

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 read producer Steve Albini’s incredible four-page letter to Nirvana

CLICK HERE for a 1958 film "The Capitol Tower"

CLICK HERE for interesting reviews of Haribo Gummy Candy Sugarless Gummy Bears 5-Pound Bag

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

CLICK HERE for an article by WFMU's Joe McGasko: "Johnny Cash: 10 Things You Might Not Know About Him"

CLICK HERE for info on the new Nashville DVD

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

CLICK HERE for some Steve Allen bashing

CLICK HERE for The Beach Boys reunion show live In Japan - full show

CLICK HERE and page down to the Violent Femmes Trivia section

CLICK HERE for Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

CLICK HERE for Deke Dickerson's 2013 Tour Documentary--PART ONE!

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

I have low expectations for THIS

CLICK HERE to read about how Adam Schlesinger? from Fountains of Wayne writes songs

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

CLICK HERE for The Mighty Hannibal "Midnight Hour" on The !!!! Beat

CLICK HERE for Rock Aficionados Try to Spin Old Vinyl Into Gold in New Investing Track

CLICK HERE for Ted Nugent

CLICK HERE for "Iconic NYC Music Venues, Then And Now" slideshow

CLICK HERE for "Ex”-Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos in Lawsuit With “Former” Band Mates"

CLICK HERE for Sinatra doing his thing

CLICK HERE for 45 minutes of Elvis Costello & The Attractions at their peak

CLICK HERE to watch the full "Beach Boys Live in Concert 50th Anniversary"

CLICK HERE to see listener Bjarne from Norway who tattooed the Woof Moo Logo on his hip area

CLICK HERE for some live Magic and CLICK HERE for the proper chords.

CLICK HERE for Celebrity Make Unders – What Would Celebrities Look Like If They Were Everyday People?!

CLICK HERE to listen to almost every top 10 of the top 40 era.

I love THIS!

CLICK HERE for a short documentary on Donnie And Joe Emerson!

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 to see Malcolm Brickhouse & Jarad Dawkins sixth-grade metalheads from Flatbush, Brooklyn

CLICK HERE to hear David Letterman ask: "Are Those Your Drums?"

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 this train wreck is a great microcosm of what is wrong with the world.

CLICK HERE for Nina Simone: nutty but good.

CLICK HERE to read: KISS' Paul Stanley: 'I Don't Need The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame'

CLICK HERE to read: An Open Letter From a Bar Owner to Musicians!

CLICK HERE for a nice piece about the the L.A. studio musicians who dominated the 70's sound.

CLICK HERE for Kim Shattuck.

I love THESE Beach Boy videos!

CLICK HERE for someJerry. The whole clip is crazy - but 2:13 in is really off the charts nuts.

CLICK HERE to see Google interview Nick Lowe after his Live@Google performance in Mountain View. To get the two tracks for free from this performance CLICK HERE

There's some controversy about the coin toss that decided who would get seats in the plane that crashed on February 3, 1959 and killed Buddy Holly, Richie Vallens & Big Bopper. CLICK HERE for "An open Letter & Challenge to Dion from Tommy Allsup" then CLICK HERE for Dion's version from "The Wanderer Talks Truth"

CLICK HERE to explore & watch a short film on The Cosimo Code, an attempt to catalog every Cosimo Matassa 45!

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

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

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

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Listener comments!

Avatar 11:04am Sigurdur:

Slurp MIchAEl slurp ! ! !
  11:09am lloyd michigan:

Has to be a Plantation label song.
Avatar 11:15am Billy Jam:

As always loving the show that you put so much work into Michael Shelly - am tuned in here in Denver CO where I did WFMU remote from last eve. Am here for few more days and just rented a car to go out and explore state and national parks - and hearing u talk about going to Yellowstone (8 hours drive from Denver) has me thinking maybe I should venture up that way - thanks for the idea and for the great music/interviews always -
Avatar 11:16am Michael Shelley:

Billy - we started in DENVER & did the drive (with stops) really some stunning scenery! HAVE FUN!
Avatar 11:16am Billy Jam:

thanks Michael
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am Stevel:

Billy. If you have the time, take the slightly longer way and drive through Rocky Mountain National Park. However you go, there's plenty of impressive stuff out there.
Avatar 11:32am ndbob:

morning Michael and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am SeanG:

Welcome back Michael! Sweet sounds!
Avatar 11:39am Billy Jam:

thanks Stevel
  11:53am lloyd michigan:

Saw J. Lauderdale open for Nick Lowe in Chicago. Stood behind Sox pitcher Jack McDowell. So I didn't see much. Sounded good, though.
  11:55am lloyd michigan:

Jack is 6'5".
Avatar 11:57am Michael Shelley:

I saw that tour in NY's Bowery Ballroom
Avatar 11:58am Michael Shelley:

Stood near Elvis Costello & his band
  12:04pm David in ATL from NJ:

Killer sax solo on that last one!
  12:11pm lloyd michigan:

Would have preferred standing behind Elvis. :)
  12:14pm lloyd michigan:

Damn. I gotta run. Great show, MS! Welcome back.
Avatar 12:16pm Michael Shelley:

  12:18pm David in ATL from NJ:

Michael, thanks for having Todd fill in for you while you were gone. He did great and it sounds like you had a great vacation.

Welcome back!
Avatar 12:21pm Michael Shelley:

Todd always does a #1 hit show - thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Fuzzy:

The Rev! Preach it!
  12:26pm mike east:

What a cool cover! Thanks Michael!
  12:35pm KP:

MJM says TY 4 CFTN
  12:37pm art:

this is just one reason why i dont like wfmu :

here is and exerpt from a blog by bobby jameson

Much of what is written is flat out wrong, and people who collect and/or sell records fail completely to understand that they are trading in the dreams and misery of those who created, what are now no more than collectable artifacts, used for amusement and/or profit.

There is no real understanding, by so-called music historians and collectors, that there are and were, real people involved in the creation of what is now merely written about, traded, and sold. The emotional detachment of many of these self-serving assholes is staggering, to say the least. They remind me of people who collect and discuss body-parts of dead soldiers, while their insipid eye for detail and fact is breathtaking.

The glorification of works, coupled with the shallow views and opinions by some, about those who created the works, has and does piss me off in a way that mere words fail to make clear. To elaborate on the failings of the human beings who gave their hearts and souls to create these works, so assholes can write about it and or collect and sell it, is pretty much repulsive to me. I for one, am a living breathing example of this shoddy practice, and stand alone as a vocal critic of this crap, which is justified only by those who practice it.
Avatar 12:39pm glenn:

so you don't like wfmu, but you're listening, and you take the time to steal somebody else's words to tell us why. at least be honest, ** ****
  12:42pm art:

thats the spirit !!!!now tell me what you really think !!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Stevel:

Lots of radio options out there. Something for everyone.
  12:43pm JakeGould:

Who is art? And what is that blather about? If anything WFMU really knows about the lives/histories of the people who create music. But anyway, shut up art.
  12:43pm Coder:

Not to mention @art that you're listening to a show hosted by someone who obviously cares about the music creators, seeks them out at great effort, and interviews them to make sure they can tell their stories.
Avatar 12:44pm glenn:

what jake gould said.
  12:45pm JakeGould:

Also, I just found the blog you quote from, “A written history of Bobby Jameson and his search through the past. Working my way back through the jungle of drug addiction and booze.” You know what? I think drunk junkies make up a good chunk of the creative world. But when they blather incessantly, who cares. bobbyjameson.blogspot.com...
  12:46pm art:

look for the truth about wfmu instead of attacking me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Stevel:

This is art.

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Stevel:

Don't attack me when I'm attacking.
Avatar 12:46pm glenn:

maybe you should emlighten us, kreskin.
  12:47pm scott:

I like Bobby Jameson's records (and not in a trading-in-dreams-and-misery way), but his rants are more about his own bitterness and disappointment than reality.
  12:47pm JakeGould:

The truth is you are a miserable troll. You remind me of this guy. This is literally the neighborhood drunk who hangs out on my block. You should compare notes. www.nydailynews.com...
  12:48pm art:

my point is i dont bother with this station anymore because im tired of listening to a bunch of smirking music nerds and i think jameson is right calling you a bunch of grave robbing zombies
  12:50pm art:

plus i love this ... the real feelings are coming out now ,,, not that phoney listener comments blather .... keep it up !!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm Greg from Bloomfield:

Joe Tex 2016
  12:51pm JakeGould:

Art, then go away. Bobby Jameson is just rambling about people in general. Not WFMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm Fuzzy:

@art: Thanks for coming here to tell us how you don't bother with this station anymore...ass.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Stevel:

Art. You ARE bothering with this station.

Troll, out.
  12:53pm Chris in Midwood:

Avatar 12:53pm Michael Shelley:

I dont think I'm "smirking" at all - 0 %. Music nerd = yes.
  12:54pm art:

yelling "troll" all the time is just a way of not dealing with yourself or the truth
  12:55pm art:

almost every dj has that smirking tone in their voice at fmu it comes from the top down doesnt it ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Stevel:

Good to have you back, Mr. Shelley. THanks for a great show, per usual.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Fuzzy:

@chris: You are correct, Sir: let us now ignore him.
  12:57pm JakeGould:

Gonna get a haircut today. What about other people?
  12:58pm mike east:

Driving out to Long Island to visit family
  12:58pm JakeGould:

Fuzzy, do you ever get haircuts or shaves? Or are you always fuzzy?
  12:59pm JakeGould:

Mike, good to hear!
Avatar 1:00pm Michael Shelley:

lawn work - work on next week's show - cook dinner - hang w/ wife & daughter
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm Stevel:

Drop donated stuff by St. Vincents, look for drugs. Pretty much your normal Saturday.
  1:03pm JakeGould:

Okay, gotta go. Good luck with your drugs!
Avatar 10:24pm Parq:

Hi, Michael. Listening to the archive on Tuesday night. It was about at the 90 minute mark that it really sank in how much I've missed your show. Just the greatest. Glad you dug your trip out west.
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