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Options December 2, 2017: Guest: Mike Randle

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Artist Track
Love  ¡Que Vida!   Options
JD McPherson  Under The Spell Of City Lights   Options
James Hand  What Little I Got Left   Options
Fats Domino  Wigs   Options
Marion Williams  People Got To Be Free   Options
Talking Heads  Pulled Up   Options
Barracuda, The  Sleepin Out The Storm   Options
Hawkshaw Hawkins  Flashing Lights   Options
Mike Randle  Desert Waiting For the Rain   Options
Mike Randle  Interview   Options
Mike Randle  You Let Me Down (DEMO)   Options
Golliwogs, The  You Got Nothin' On Me   Options
Ron Lowrey  Oh How I've Waited   Options
L.C. Williams  Louisiana Boogie   Options
Bettie Serveert  Cos I Luv You   Options
Limeliters with Glen Yarbrough  A Cold December In Your Heart   Options
Bakersfield Breakers, The  Hartford Blues   Options
Chuck Jackson  All About You   Options
Wayne Newton  Old Man Mose   Options
Ken Nordine  Gaberdine   Options
Zombies, The  The Kind Of Girl   Options
Charlie Robison  I Want You Bad   Options
Soulful Strings, The  Girl Watcher   Options
Furies  Weer Gonna Have Some Fun   Options
Richie Allen and the Pacific Surfers  Surfer's Slide   Options
Carl Perkins  Lend Me Your Comb   Options
Jolly Jax, The  The Money Cha Cha   Options
Kay Starr   Comes Along A Love   Options
JD McPherson  Crying's Just A Thing You Do   Options
Cliff Richard  Blame It On The Bossa Nova   Options
Laura Cantrell  All the Girls Are Complicated   Options
Junior Wells  When The Cat's Gone The Mice Play   Options
Lisa LeBlanc  Could You Wait 'Til I've Had My Coffee?   Options
Levon And The Hawks  What A Party   Options
James "Gonzo" Booker  The Duck   Options
Sarah Borges And The Broken Singles  Stop And Think It Over   Options
Reflections, The  Gonna Turn This Place Out   Options
Paul Stanley  The Wisdon Of Paul Stanley   Options

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CLICK HERE for info on the Scott McCaughey Medical Fund

CLICK HERE for the official "How To Read Nancy" website

CLICK HERE for Wyatt and Jason (from The Explorers Club)'s new Beach Boys Podcast

CLICK HERE for the Kickstarter for Mike Randle's new solo lp "West Of The 405"

CLICK HERE to check out drummer Jim Gordon's discography

CLICK HERE to listen to/download 1000s of digitized 78s

CLICK HERE to watch Robbie Fulks cover NRBQ at FMU

CLICK HERE for amazing then/now images of Pocono's resorts

CLICK HERE for selection from the British Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings, which cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds

CLICK HERE for an interview with Brian Wilson where he says "Mike Love is probably the greatest lyric writer in the world. I think he’s my favorite lyric writer. He just wrote a lot of good songs"

CLICK HERE for info on The Beach Boys' "1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow"

CLICK HERE to see "The Beach Boys" "perform" "Do It Again" on the 2017 A Capitol Fourth

CLICK HERE for "Student Group Apologizes for Playing ‘Transphobic’ and ‘Problematic’ Lou Reed Song"

CLICK HERE for info on Steve Keene's show at The Marlborough Contemporary Gallery from May 25 - Jun 24

CLICK HERE to see how Steve Keene does it

CLICK HERE for 28:46 of "NRBQ & Friends"

CLICK HERE for "Marty Stuart: The Story of Clarence White & The Parsons/White StringBender "

CLICK HERE to find out "How the Nashville Number System revolutionized recording sessions"

CLICK HERE for an Interview with Chris Collingwood about the death of Fountains of Wayne and his new project Look Park

CLICK HERE to listen to a playlist of exclusive unreleased recordings by Longmont Potion Castle

CLICK HERE for a free download of a 16 track compilation from The Wipper Brothers

CLICK HERE for "Taylor Hackford Remembers Making a Movie With Chuck Berry: ‘The Greatest Nightmare of Any Filmmaking Experience I’ve Ever Had' "

CLICK HERE for tales from Chuck Berry's backing bands

CLICK HERE for the 1988 piece "Who Does Chuck Berry Think He Is?"

CLICK HERE for a story about The Beatles remastered version of "Live at the Hollywood Bowl"

CLICK HERE Cheap Trick on "Live At Daryl's House"

CLICK HERE to hear from the amazing Bob Washington, the voice of K-Tel

CLICK HERE for a new song titled "People Are Disgusting" from Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE to listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE to listen to "Musicians fighting Spotify are ‘so f-cking dumb,’ music industry pundit Bob Lefsetz says"

CLICK HERE to read a Mike Love sympathetic piece titled "Beach Boys seek to overcome discord with new wave of Love"

CLICK HERE to listen to a new NPR interview with Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE for an interesting piece about a journalist trying to interview Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE for "Jerry Lewis at 90: His Mouth Runneth Over"

CLICK HERE to read the report on Kippington Lodge's 1967 BBC audition - Includes phrases "painful" & "tone deaf" then CLICK HERE to have a listen & decide for yourself

CLICK HERE for "The Truth of the Flamin' Groovies' Story is Stranger Than Fiction"

CLICK HERE for info about the tuning used on Bad Company's "Can't Get Enough"

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 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 check the stats

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

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

CLICK HERE to see some paintings by Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

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

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 info on the new, all instrumental, Michael Shelley album

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

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

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CLICK HERE for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

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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."

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 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 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.

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Listener comments!

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2020 Swag For Life Member 11:02am Frank Above:

Michael, any history of mental illness?
Avatar 11:03am SmokinJ:

Fantastic opener ms! 8-)
Avatar 11:04am Mailman Tom:

The music of Arthur Lee sounds as fresh today as it did over 50 years ago.
Avatar 11:04am SmokinJ:

Avatar 11:05am Michael Shelley:

Today's guest on guitar w/ Love:
  11:08am SeanG:

Avatar 11:18am Michael Shelley:

Where's Baby?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2020 Swag For Life Member 11:18am Frank Above:

  11:19am SeanG:

up up up!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2020 11:19am Hoboken Jack:

Best Talking Heads related thing this week:
  11:24am nachurall:

Sounds like a jingle. Tents ⛺️ or sleeping bags perhaps.
Avatar 11:24am SmokinJ:

Totally NOT Turtles..
  11:25am SeanG:

  11:25am George in WO:

Amazing video, Jack! Mornin', Michael and all.
  11:25am Emma:

Greetings from Dieburg, Germany!
Avatar 11:29am Michael Shelley:

Hallo Zuhörer in Deutschland
  11:30am Mark in Toronto:

Canada checking in. Great Hawkshaw Hawkins track.
  11:33am paul:

Need to hear "If we make it through December" by Merle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am Listener Baby:

And.. Baby is up. Good morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am Listener Baby:

He's a good old guy, that Mike Randall. Never seen him without a smile on his face. I root for him too.
  11:45am paul:

Ho Jack....great video.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am Listener Baby:

I get a 10cc thing. I like it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Listener Baby:

I'm getting my Kicks, but I;m not sure where I'm getting them?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am Listener Baby:

Tom is dead.
Avatar 11:52am Michael Shelley:

So I'm right, they still dont speak
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Listener Baby:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Listener Baby:

Baby.. You taking any requests today??
Avatar 11:55am Michael Shelley:

Only on all request Thursdays
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Listener Baby:

Avatar 11:56am Michael Shelley:

what song is on your mind - although I dont bring too many more then I need...
  11:56am paul:

If We Make It Through December
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Listener Baby:

I'm going to see Nikki Hill tonight. That Deke and Nikki tune is so amazing.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2020 Swag For Life Member 11:58am Frank Above:

We were considering this Slade song too. But glad we chose otherwise. Bettie's version is great!
  12:01pm paul:

Thanks, Michael. Never heard this before.
  12:02pm phat:

Oh my god. I haven't heard Glen Yarbrough in ages. my mom loved him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Listener Baby:

I made the same mistake.. It's called Dune Buggy. Though you could pick out few titles of that record based on the cover art.
  12:05pm Alex B:

In true WFMU geekdom -fashion as I’m driving along listening to the show I actually have a Limelighters CD in the front seat of my car.
  12:06pm Alex B:

Next to my beach boys and squeeze no less
  12:07pm paul:

Chuck's great. But he's no Bull Moose.
Avatar 12:09pm Dominick:

  12:11pm paul:

Word Jazz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Listener Baby:

I don't know this Zombies tune. And they didn't make many?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2020 Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Frank Above:

Everyone loves this NRBQ song. Even my wife!
  12:14pm Bill in W.O.:

erm, Robison
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Uncle Michael:

Thoroughly enjoying the program this morning, Michael.
  12:15pm paul:

I like the Shoes version.
  12:21pm clarke:

howdy ya'll - loved the Randall int. saw Baby Lemonade open for and back up Dave Davies around 2000'ish - phenomenal show!!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2020 Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Frank Above:

Sounds like a stand-up to me.
  12:23pm clarke:

yes - stand-up bass
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Uncle Michael:

I say yes. You could never get an electric bass player to play that simply.
  12:24pm tuskandhusk:

Sounds like an upright bass to me.
  12:24pm scott:

An acoustic upright and an electric, both, played together.
  12:26pm Josko:

I vote stand up. Listening in Bern, Switzerland while cooking dinner. Thanks for the music.
P.s. Tom Fogerty is no longer with us. Acquired AiDs through a blood transusion.
  12:27pm clarke:

@scott - while a few records featured both acoustic and electric basses (ref: carol kaye interviews), this sounds like just a stand-up to my ears
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Listener Baby:

The queen of voice distortion. Kay is a walking Big Muff!
  12:30pm clarke:

earler records by Eddie & The Showmen (another surf band) featured stand-up bass - BONGO FEET!!!
  12:30pm andrewb:

this actually is the greatest. always sounded borderline ska to me
  12:30pm paul:

No way is this song better than Bigfoot or Bat Poem
  12:30pm SeanG:

twang it up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Listener Baby:

Speaking of voice distortion. This one being artificial, but sooo great.
  12:33pm convoy_pt2:

Damn straight JD!!!!
  12:33pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Great Baritone Guitar or Six String Bass distortion on the JD McPherson tune!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2020 Swag For Life Member 12:34pm Frank Above:

Are you playing the CD/digital files? I'd have to think the vinyl is a bit better.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Ricky:

Turnin it up...
Avatar 12:35pm Michael Shelley:

The JD was a cd - curious what the vinyl sounds like - good question
  12:36pm clarke:

frank could be onto something - perhaps the mastering was done for vinyl
  12:36pm Dennis Diken:

diggin' the show Mikey!
Avatar 12:37pm Dominick:

More likely than not, less than 12 mics on this Cliff number
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Listener Baby:

The needle would lift straight off with anything close to kind of level. Just couldn't be done. But I'll bet they pushed it as far as it could go.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2020 Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Frank Above:

I thought we had it, but we only have his first. The new one hadn't been released yet when Christina saw him earlier this year.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2020 12:39pm Greg:

Always appreciate when a song makes Michael get flustered...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm mcgreivey:

This Laura Cantrell song is one of my favorites ever anywhere by anyone.
  12:42pm clarke:

would this be graboff on geeetar?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm Ricky:

No way! Excellent!
  12:51pm SeanG:

great show Michael! thanks so much.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2020 Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Frank Above:

Everyone loves this Greg Cartwright song.
  12:56pm McGreivey:

Hey, Stop and Think it Over is my other favorite song!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2020 Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Frank Above:

Great show Michael! As always.
  12:57pm clarke:

shelley was loaded for bear this mawnin'
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2020 Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Frank Above:

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2020 Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Frank Above:

Who likes the taste of alcohol?!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2020 Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Frank Above:

  12:58pm Tennessee Jeb:

This is great. Have a great weekend all!
  1:01pm Ed:

This is really Paul Stanley according to the credits...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkB5FO4Q-pY
  5:29pm Mark in Toronto:

That Junior Wells track When The Cats Away The Mice Will Play is just Messin' With the Kid with new lyrics! Who got the writing credit?
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