Playlist 1-20-17

RadioCPR2What’s to say after the inauguration? Well, if I did have something to say, I couldn’t, since I failed to get the microphones to work. So the music did the talking.

A night of resistance music began with Bob Marley, and there was plenty of Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Randy Newman and the Clash as well as a sampling from the Drive-In Truckers album. Tried to rescue the Stones from the hijacking they’ve unfairly received. Saluted Lead Belly on his birthday, and looking through old folkie protest music turned up a perfect tune for Saturday’s march: Kristin Lems’ “We Will Never Give Up.”

Closed with some Ramones, some of which had a little to do with Inaugural balls (“Cretin Hop”). And ended with the choice for the first dance — incredibly, “My Way.” Except with the Sid Vicious one.

Friday Night Rock, 1-20-2017, 9:15 p.m.-1 a.m., Radio CPR, 101.7 FM, Washington, D.C.

  • “The Foundation,” Marvin Gaye
  • “Get Up Stand Up,” Bob Marley & the Wailers
  • “Rebel Music (3 O’Clock Roadblock),” Bob Marley & the Wailers (remix)
  • “So Much Trouble in the World,” Bob Marley & the Wailers (remix)
  • “Burnin’ and Lootin,’” Bob Marley & the Wailers (remix)
  • “Keep On Pushing,” Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions
  • “This is My Country,” Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions
  • “Move On Up,” Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions
  • “Funky President (People It’s Bad),” James Brown
  • “What’s Happening Brother,” Marvin Gaye
  • “Save the Children,” Marvin Gaye
  • “The Bourgeois Blues,” Lead Belly
  • “The Gallis Pole,” Lead Belly
  • “We Shall Be Free,” Lead Belly with Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston
  • “Links on the Chain,” Phil Ochs and the Broadside Singers
  • “We Will Never Give Up,” Kristin Lems
  • “Inez,” Bev Grant and the Human Condition
  • “The Time Will Come,” Elaine White
  • “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Come,” Pete Seeger
  • “Christ for President,” Billy Bragg & Wilco
  • “Ashes of American Flags,” Wilco
  • “The Internationale,” Billy Bragg
  • “American Tune,” Paul Simon
  • “Laugh and Be Happy,” Randy Newman
  • “A Few Words in Defense of Our Country,” Randy Newman
  • “A Piece of the Pie,” Randy Newman
  • “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today,” Randy Newman
  • “Democracy,” Leonard Cohen
  • “You Want It Darker,”  Leonard Cohen
  • “This is Not America,” David Bowie
  • “Five Years,” David Bowie
  • “The Rising,” Bruce Springsteen
  • “Street Fighting Man,” The Rolling Stones
  • “Get Off My Cloud,” The Rolling Stones
  • “White Riot,” The Clash
  • “Tommy Gun,” The Clash
  • “I Fought the Law,” The Clash
  • “Know Your Rights,” The Clash
  • “Clampdown,” The Clash
  • “The Guns of Brixton,” The Clash
  • “I’m Not Down,” The Clash
  • “Revolution Rock,” The Clash
  • “Burnin’ Streets,” Joe Strummer & The Mescalaros
  • “Redemption Song,” Joe Strummer & The Mescalaros
  • “Revolution,” Nina Simone
  • “Fight the Power,” Public Enemy
  • “Darkened Flags on the Cusp of Dawn,” Drive-By Truckers
  • “Surrender Under Protest,” Drive-By Truckers
  • “What It Means,” Drive-By Truckers
  • “Motor City is Burning,” MC5
  • “Kick Out the Jams,” MC5
  • “Teenage Lobotomy,” The Ramones
  • “I Wanna Be Well,” The Ramones
  • “I Can’t Give You Anything,” The Ramones
  • “It’s a Long Way Back to Germany,” The Ramones
  • “Cretin Hop,” The Ramones
  • “My Way,” Sid Vicious

Friday Night Rock returns Feb. 3 on Radio CPR, 101.7 FM, Washington, D.C. or online at


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