Playlist 12-16-16

RadioCPR2A lot of things to commemorate today: The 50th anniversary of “Hey Joe,” the 51st for a double A-side Beatles single; the anniversary of Cream’s first album and the night Nirvana’s “Unplugged” first aired (in 1993). And the premiere of Frank Zappa’s “200 Motels” in 1971.

Then some music from Los Lobos, NRBQ and Southside Johnny, all coming to play town next week. And of course an hour of Christmas music. Next week, it will be the whole thing.

Here’s what I played on the radio tonight:

Friday Night Rock, 12-16-16, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Radio CPR, 101.7 FM, Washington, D.C. 

  • “Intro,” Ratatat
  • “Cream on Chrome,” Ratatat
  • “Day Tripper,” The Beatles
  • “We Can Work It Out,” The Beatles
  • “Hey Joe,” Jimi Hendrix
  • “Rollin’ and Tumblin,’” Cream
  • “I’m So Glad,” Cream
  • “Come As You Are,” Nirvana
  • “The Man Who Sold the World,” Nirvana
  • “All Apologies,” Nirvana
  • “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” Patti Smith
  • “Wicked Messenger,” Patti Smith
  • “Changing of the Guards,” Patti Smith
  • “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue,” Bob Dylan
  • “Do You Hear What I Hear?” Bob Dylan
  • “Rudolph the Manic Reindeer,” Los Lobos
  • “Volver Volver,” Los Lobos
  • “Let’s Say Good Night,” Los Lobos
  • “Anselma,” Los Lobos
  • “Will the Wolf Survive?” Los Lobos
  • “A Matter of Time,” Los Lobos
  • “Don’t Worry Baby,” Los Lobos
  • “Shakin’ Shakin’ Shakes,” Los Lobos
  • “Somewhere In Time,” Los Lobos with Dave Alvin
  • “Wicked Rain / Across 110th Street,” Los Lobos with Bobby Womack
  • “How Does It Feel,” Bobby Womack
  • “You Left the Water Running,” Sam & Dave
  • “Rome (Wasn’t Built in a Day),” Arthur Conley
  • “Hold On,” James Carr
  • “Pouring Water on a Drowning Man,” Otis Clay
  • “Whiter Shade of Pale,” R.B. Greaves
  • “All the Way Home,” Southside Johnny & the Asbury Dukes
  • “Coming Back,” Southside Johnny & the Asbury Dukes
  • “Better Days,” Southside Johnny & the Asbury Dukes
  • “If I Don’t Have You,” NRBQ
  • “Me & the Boys,” NRBQ
  • “Ridin’ in My Car,” NRBQ
  • “I Want You Bad,” NRBQ
  • “Sweet and Petite,” NRBQ
  • “In Every Dream,” NRBQ
  • “It Comes to Me Naturally,” NRBQ
  • “I Love Her, She Loves Me,” NRBQ
  • “Christmas Wish,” NRBQ
  • “Put the Lights on the Tree,” Sufjan Stevens
  • “Just Like Christmas,” Low
  • “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
  • “2000 Miles,” The Pretenders
  • “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight),” The Ramones
  • “Run Rudolph Run,” Chuck Berry
  • “Christmas at the Airport,” Nick Lowe
  • “Captain Santa Claus,” Bobby Helms & the Anita Kerr Singers
  • “Ole Kris Kringle,” Kitty Wells & the Jordanaires
  • “New Baby for Christmas,” George Jones
  • “Merry Christmas Neighbor,” The Cartwrights
  • “Soul Christmas,” Graham Parker with Nona Hendryx
  • “All I Want for Christmas is You,” Carla Thomas
  • “Merry Christmas Baby,” Otis Redding
  • “Ain’t No Chimneys in the Ghetto,” Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
  • “Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto,” James Brown
  • “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” James Brown
  • “Semi-Fraudulent/Direct-From-Hollywood Overture,” Frank Zappa
  • “Mystery Roach,” Frank Zappa

 Friday Night Rock returns Dec. 23 on Radio CPR, 101.7 FM, Washington, D.C. or online at

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