The Last Playlist? 2/24/17

RadioCPR2Friday Night Rock coincided with the last moments of Radio CPR — in its current location.

Forced out of the place that has been its studio for many years, the station is still in the middle of finding its next home. Optimistic that will happen, I tried not to dwell on the goodbye forever theme. Instead, a salute to the great drummer Clyde Stubblefield, who died last Saturday at 73. His drum break from “Funky Drummer” may be the most sampled piece of music around. Our examples came from Public Enemy, Beastie Boys and L.L. Cool J.

A bigger chunk of the show was dedicated to the birthday of pianist Nicky Hopkins, who was featured on so many great records, from the Stones to the Kinks to Quicksilver Messenger Service to the Jayhawks. Closed by shaking a handkerchief in a Mardi Gras celebration. Hope to be back on the air soon.

Here’s what I played tonight:

Friday Night Rock, 2-24-2017, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Radio CPR, 101.7 FM, Washington D.C.

  • “You Got Me Hummin,’” Sam & Dave (live)
  • “Try a Little Tenderness,” Otis Redding (live)
  • “Say It Loud! I’m Black and I’m Proud, Pt. 1,” James Brown
  • “There Was a Time,” James Brown (live)
  • “I Don’t Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door I’ll Get It Myself),” James Brown
  • “Mother Popcorn,” James Brown
  • “Funky Drummer,” James Brown
  • “Fight the Power,” Public Enemy
  • “Shadrach,” The Beastie Boys
  • “Mama Said Knock You Out,” L.L. Cool J
  • “The Boudoir Stomp,” Jamming with Edward
  • “Edward’s Thrump Up,” Jamming with Edward
  • “Edward, the Man Shirt Grinder,” Quicksilver Messenger Service
  • “Shady Grove,” Quicksilver Messenger Service
  • “Monkey Man,” The Rolling Stones
  • “She’s a Rainbow,” The Rolling Stones
  • “Plundered My Soul,” The Rolling Stones
  • “Loving Cup,” (alternate take)The Rolling Stones
  • “Tumbling Dice,” The Rolling Stones
  • “Sway,” The Rolling Stones
  • “Time Waits for No One,” The Rolling Stones
  • “Death of a Clown,” The Kinks
  • “Love Me till the Sun Shines,” The Kinks
  • “Harry Rag,” The Kinks
  • “Waterloo Sunset,” The Kinks
  • “Days,” The Kinks
  • “Wooden Ships,” Jefferson Airplane
  • “Volunteers,” Jefferson Airplane
  • “Revolution,” The Beatles
  • “Jealous Guy,” John Lennon
  • “Two Angels,” The Jayhawks
  • “Martin’s Song,” The Jayhawks
  • “Go to the Mardi Gras,” Professor Longhair
  • “Mardi Gras Mambo,” The Hawkettes
  • “Carnival Time,” Al Johnson
  • “Ike Iko,” Dr. John
  • “Big Chief, Pt. 1,” Professor Longhair
  • “Hey Pocky Way,” Neville Brothers
  • “Lil Liza Jane,” the Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • “Do Whatcha Wanna, Pt. 3” The Rebirth Brass Band
  • “Don’t You Just Know It,” Huey “Piano” Smith & the Clowns
  • “Jambalaya (On the Bayou,” Fats Domino
  • “I Got Loaded,” Lil Bob & the Lollipops
  • “Sea Cruise,” Frankie Ford
  • “Mardi Gras in New Orleans,” Allen Toussaint
  • “Big Chief,” Allen Toussaint
  • “Southern Nights,” Allen Toussaint
  • “Louisiana 1927,” Randy Newman
  • “Anchorage,” Michelle Shocked
  • “I Pity the Poor Immigrant,” Joan Baez
  • “Hwy 5,” John Doe Thing
  • “Rains on Me,” Tom Waits
  • “The Harder They Come,” Joe Strummer & the Long Beach Dub All Stars
  • “No Cities to Love,” Sleater Kinney

 Stay tuned for the return of Radio CPR sometime soon.

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