Playlist 1-21-11

The snowstorm meant the jazz DJ before me didn’t show up at all. So I got in a little early to play a little something for that audience, leading into Friday Morning Rock. The 80th anniversary of Sam Cooke’s birth on Saturday gave occasion to play nearly an hour of his best stuff, topped by some Springsteen.

Some new stuff by Interpol, Best Coast, The Decemberists, Jonathan Richman and The Concretes, as well as a couple of discs I got for Christmas, including The Tallest Man on Earth and a Bear Family collection of George Jones with Gene Pitney. closed with some Stones and some Elvis Costello.

What I played Friday morning follows. To listen to it all, go here.

Friday Morning Rock 1-21-2011  8:42 a.m.-12:10 p.m. WRTC 89.3 FM

“Exit Music (from a Film),” Brad Mehldau

“Lithium,” Brad Mehldau

“Martha My Dear,” Brad Mehldau

“Good News,” Sam Cooke

“Rome (Wasn’t Built in a Day),” Sam Cooke

“Meet Me at Mary’s Place,” Sam Cooke

“When a Boy Falls in Love,” Sam Cooke

“Good Times,” Sam Cooke

“Shake,” Sam Cooke

“Yeah Man,” Sam Cooke

“Another Saturday Night,” Sam Cooke

“That’s Where It’s At,” Sam Cooke

“You Send Me,” Sam Cooke

“Win Your Love for Me,” Sam Cooke

“Chain Gang,” Sam Cooke

“Only Sixteen,” Sam Cooke

“Wonderful World,” Sam Cooke

“Cupid,” Sam Cooke

“Nothing Can Change This Love,” Sam Cooke

“Having a Party,” Sam Cooke

“Twistin’ the Night Away,” Sam Cooke

“A Change is Gonna Come,” Sam Cooke

“Ain’t Good Enough for You,” Bruce Springsteen

“I’m on Fire,” Kate Tucker

“Success,” Interpol

“Try It On,” Interpol

“While I Shovel Snow,” The Walkmen

“Winter I the Hamptons,” Josh Rouse

“I Was the One She Came For,” Jonathan Richman

“The Wild Hunt,” The Tallest Man on Earth

“Tomorrow is a Long Time,” Bob Dylan

“Avalanche,” Leonard Cohen (live)

“Peaceful Valley Boulevard,” Neil Young

“The Needle and the Damage Done,” Laura Marling

“President Kennedy,” Ry Cooder

“Picture Window,” Ben Folds/Nick Hornby

“Down by the Water,” The Decemberists

Champaign, Illinois,” The Old 97’s

“Why Baby Why,” George Jones & Gene Pitney

“The End,” Best Coast

“Crazy for You,” Best Coast

“Boyfriend,” Best Coast

“King of the Beach,” Wavves

“Ladyflash,” The Go! Team

“My Ways,” The Concretse

“I Didn’t See It Coming,” Belle & Sebastian

“Futile Devices,” Sufjan Stevens

“Blue, Red and Grey,” The Who

“Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe,” Okkervil river

“Trash,” New York Dolls

“Plundered MySoul,” The Rolling Stones

“Goin’ Away Gaby,” Jimmy Rogers All-Stars featuring Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

“Thru and Thru” The Rolling Stones (live)

“The Spell That You Cast,” Elvis Costello

“Five Small Words,” Elvis Costello

“National Ransom,” Elvis Costello

Listen to Friday Morning Rock weekly at 9 a.m. EST in Hartford at WRTC 89.3 FM or online at Listen to a podcast of this show here.

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