A 65th birthday salute to Neil Young, using his least popular tunes.

A scratchy signature song from Hartford native Sophie Tucker, a bunch of Smokey Robinson in honor of his show at the casino this Saturday, new stuff from Kings of Leon, The Greenhornes and others.

Here’s what I played on the radio this week:

Friday Morning Rock 11-12-10  9 a.m.-12 noon  WRTC 89.3 FM

“Some of These Days,” Sophie Tucker

“This Train,” Sister Rosetta Tharpe

“Tell Mama,” Etta James

“Philly Dog,” The Mar-Kays

“Name Calling,” Eli “Paperboy” Reed

“I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free,” John Legend & The Roots

“Ain’t It Baby,” Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

“A Love She Can Count On,” Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

“I Gotta Dance to Keep from Crying,” Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

“Mickey’s Monkey,” Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

“The Love I Saw Was Just a Mirage,” Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

“Going to a Go-Go,” Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

“The Tears of a Clown,” Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

“More Love,” Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

“The Tracks of My Tears,” Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

“Mary,” Kings of Leon

“Radioactive,” Kings of Leon

“The Immortals,” Kings of Leon

“Underestimator,” The Greenhornes

“King of the Beach,” Wavves

“Sunday Afternoon,” The Black Angels

“Blush,” The Ravonettes

“I Wanna be Adored,” The Ravonettes

“Help I’m Alive,” Metric

“Take It So Hard,” Keith Richards

“Love or Confusion,” Jimi Hendrix

“Here to Fall,” Yo La Tengo

“Mr. Tough,” Yo La Tengo

“Sign of Love,” Neil Young

“Peaceful Valley Boulevard,” Neil Young

“Transformer Man,” Neil Young

“Bandit,” Neil Young

“Buffalo Springfield Again,” Neil Young

“Walk On,” Neil Young

“Long May You Run,” Neil Young

“Wrecking Ball,” Emmylou Harris

“All That You Have is Your Soul,”

“Trouble on the Line,” Loretta Lynn

“Fist City,” Loretta Lynn

“The Suburbs,” Arcade Fire

“The Orchard,” Ra Ra Riot

“”As I Went out One Morning,” Dirty Projectors

“Like a Rolling Stone,” Bob Dylan

“I Shall Be Free,” Bob Dylan

“Seven Curses,” Bob Dylan

“Only a Hobo,” Bob Dylan

“In for the Kill,” La Roux

“Bang Bang Bang,” Mark Ronson & the Business Intl featuring Q-Tip and MNDR

“Lose It (In the End),” Mark Ronson & the Business Intl featuring Ghostface Killah

Listen to Friday Morning Rock weekly at 9 a.m. EST in Hartford on WRTC 89.3 FM or online at www.wrtcfm.com.