Playlists R Us

Oh, how sorry I am to let the website languish as it has these past months. I’ve been jotting down setlists for the Friday Morning Rock show at WRTC but haven’t been posting them in a timely manner.

Now that I’m revving up the old website, time to catch up on playlists, especially as the show itself will come to an end this week. Already I’ve forgotten how to link audio of the shows with the individual lists, but the website at seems to have divided the programs automatically (not taking into account the runover of jazz that typically begins my show, and my own runover into reggae at noon).

I’d annotate each listing, but it seems obvious when, say Clarence Clemons, Gil-Scott Heron or the lead singer of the Coasters died; when Elvis Costello came to Boston to play the Spinning Songbook tour; when the Fleshtones, Arctic Monkeys or Gillian Welch had a new album out. There’s also a list of a Sunday night fill-in show that was an alternate universe variation of the previous Friday’s show. Anyway, if you were dying to find out what song was playing on a particular day, here it finally is.

May 13, 2011

“Sugar Foot Strut,” Louis Armstrong & The Hot Five

“Yegelle Tezeta,” Mulatu Astake

“Directly from My Heart to You,” The Mothers of Invention

“The Last Mile of the Way,” Blind Boys of Alabama

“Baby Let’s Play House,” rthur Gunter

“When I Was Young,” Eric Burdon & the Animals

“Get Me to the World on Time,” The Electric Prunes

“Eight Miles High,” Husker Du

“Rocket 88,” Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats

“Hot Rod Lincoln,” Johnny Bond

“Crawling from the Wreckage,” Dave Edmunds

“Wake and Be Fine,” Okkervil River

“Under Cover of Darkness,” The Strokes

“That Someone is You,” R.E.M.

“Keep Your Heart,” TV on the Radio

“The Larry Routine,” Beastie Boys

“Detroit,” Gorillaz

“Neckbrace,” Ratatat

“The Butcher,” Radiohead

“Another World,” Chemical Brothers

“Borderline,” The Flaming Lips, Stardeath & White Dwarfs

“Waiting for a Superman,” The Flaming Lips (live)

“Tonight it Shows,” Mercury Rev (live)

“Hold on Hope,” Guided by Voices (live)

“Cold as Ice,” Sebadoh (live)

“Drover,” Bill Callahan

“Popeye the Sailor Man,” theme

“The Man in Me,” Bob Dylan

“Money and Run,” Unkle featuring Nick Cave

“Sevastopol,” Moby

“Be the One,” Moby

“Breathe,” Sia

“Love Out of Lust,” Lykke Li

“Oxygen Mask,” Eisley

“Especially Me,” Low

“I Heard You Say,” Vivian Girls

“Forget That You’re Young,” The Ravonettes

“Wrong Feels Right,” Dum Dum Girls

“Think Too Hard,” Syd Straw

“Thunder on the Mountain,” Wanda Jackson

“Buy Nothing Day,” The Go! Team

“Only the Lonely,” Roy Orbison

“Running Scared,” Roy Orbison

“Crying,” Roy Orbison

“Hard Traveling,” Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

“Pastures of Plenty,” Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

“Acne,” with Bob Dylan

May 20, 2011

“Last Night,” Mar-Keys

“Whot’s Happenin’!” Mar-Keys

“Sack-O-Woe,” Mar-Keys

“Jelly Bread,” Booker T & the MGs

“Can’t Be Still,” Booker T & the MGs

“Mo Onions,” Booker T & the MGs

“Walking the Dog,” Rufus Thomas

“Just As I Thought,” William Bell

“You Don’t Know Like I Know,” Sam & Dave

“I Take What I Want,” Sam & Dave

“Things Get Better,” Eddie Floyd

“Don’t Rock the Boat,” Eddie Floyd

“That’s How Strong My Love Is,” Otis Redding

“Mr. Pitiful,” Otis Redding

“Satisfaction,” Otis Redding

“the Rose with a Broken Neck,” Danger Mouse & Danielle Lupps

“Two Against One,” Danger Mouse & Danielle Lupps

“Black,” Danger Mouse & Danielle Lupps

“I Follow Rivers,” Lykke Li

“Sunday Song,” Unkle

“Lie Down in Darkness,” Moby

“Shy-Town,” Gorillaz

“Little White Doves,” Dirty Vegas

“Pacing Around the Church,” Cold Cave

“My Terrible Friend,” The Pains of Being Pure of Heart

“Charlie Parker,” I’m from Barcelona

“Tomorrow Has to Wait,” Peter, Bjorn & John

“Love to Get Used,” Matt Pond PA

“Rock N’ Roll,” The Velvet Underground (live)

“Do You Remember Rock N’ Roll Radio?” The Ramones

“It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” R.E.M.

“Benediction,” Thurston Moore

“What Happened,” J. Mascis

“Down the Highway,” Bob Dylan

“Lay Down Your Weary Tune,” Bob Dylan

“Spanish Harlem Incident,” Bob Dylan

“Love Minus Zero/No Limit

“Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues,”

“Most Likely You’ll Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine,” (Mark Ronson remix)

“One More Night,” Bob Dylan

“As I Went Out One Morning,” Bob Dylan

“Hazel,” Bob Dylan

“Forever Young” (alternate take), Bob Dylan

“You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You’re Gone,” Bob Dylan

“Ring Them Bells,” Bob Dylan

“Mississippi,” Bob Dylan

“Lipstick Vogue,” Elvis Costello

“This Year’s Girl,” Elvis Costello

“Radio, Radio,” Elvis Costello

May 27 2011

“Shame, Shame, Shame,” Smiley Lewis

“Little Queenie,” Chuck Berry

“Wild Wild Mustang,” Dick Dale

“Road Runner,” Bo Diddley

“Hey Little Cobra,” The Rip-Chords

“Elvis is Everywhere,” Pleasure Barons

“The Definitive Tom Jones Medley,”

“Bring the Boys Home,” Freda Payne

“I Hope You’re Happy Now,” Elvis Costello & the Attractions

“I Can’t Stand Up (for Falling Down),” Elvis Costello & the Attractions

“Hoover Factory,” Elvis Costello & the Attractions

“Uncomplicated,” Elvis Costello & the Attractions

“American Without Tears No. 2 (The Version), Elvis Costello & the Attractions

“Slave Translator,” Of Montreal

Come On,” I’m from Barcelona

“Breaker, Breaker,” Peter, Bjorn & John

“Recharge and Revolt,” The Ravonettes

“Heart in Your Heartbreak,” The Pains of Being Pure of Heart

“Dance (If You Wana),” Vivian Girls

“Confetti,” Cold Cave

“Changes,” Dirty Vegas

“Montezuma,” FleetFoxes

“Waterloo Sunset,” The Kinks

“Transatlanticism,” Death Cab for Cutie

“When the Sun Don’t Shine,” Best Coast

“Summer Mood,” Best Coast

“Crazy for You,” Best Coast

“Take On the World,” Wavves

“Super Soaker,” Wavves

“King of the Beach,” Wavves

“Wrong Feels Right,” Dum Dum Girls

“There is a Light That Never Goes Out,”

“The Jessica Numbers,” The New Pornographers

“Sing Me Spanish Techno,” The New Pornographers

“When I’m Gone,” Wiz Khalifa

“Crawling from the Wreckage,” Dave Edmunds

“1969,” The Stooges featuring Iggy Pop

“Fender Stratocaster,” Jonathan Richman

“Rewrite,” Paul Simon

“Questions for the Angels,” Paul Simon

“Peace Like a River,” Paul Simon

“Lust to Love,” The Go-Go’s

“This Town,” The Go-Go’s

“Skidmarks on My Heart,” The Go-Go’s

“can’t Stop the World,” The Go-Go’s

“Fading Fast,” The Go-Go’s

“Beatnik Beach,” The Go-Go’s

“Turn to You,” The Go-Go’s

“Our Lips are Sealed,” The Go-Go’s

“We Got the Beat,” The Go-Go’s

June 3, 2011

“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” Gil-Scott Heron

“Space Shuttle,” Gil-Scott Heron

“Re-Ron,” Gil-Scott Heron

“No Future Shock,” TV on the Radio

“Pandemonium,” DJ Spooky

“Bobby in Phoenix,” Gorillaz

“Freddy’s Dead,” Curtis Mayfield

“Can’t Keep Johnny Down,” They Might Be Giants

“Cloissone,” They Might Be Giants

“Never Knew Love,” They Might Be Giants

“Old Pine Box,” They Might Be Giants

“Birth of Serpents,” The Mountain Goats

“Battleships,” I’m From Barcelona

“Slave Translator,” Of Montreal

“May Seem Macabre,” Peter, Bjorn & John

“New Slang,” The Shins

“Futile Devices,” Sufjan Stevens

“8 Years Old,” Ben Lee

“Riding for the Feeling,” Bill Callahan

“Blood Never Lies,” Thurston Moore

“Mr. Rabbit,” Burl Ives

“Lovers Always Win,” Matt Pond PA

“Battery Kinzie,” Fleet Foxes

“Jessie,” Harper’s Bizarre

“In the Heat of the Morning,” David Bowie

“Golden Years,” (Chris Douridas remix

“Golden Years,” (Jeremy Sole remix)

“Brick by Brick,” Arctic Monkeys

“Black Treacle,” Arctic Monkeys

“Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I Moved Your Chair,” Arctic Monkeys

“Taken for a Fool,” The Strokes

“Rock ‘N’ Roll,” Velvet Underground (live)

“Baker Street,” Foo Fighters

“Modern Art, Black Lips

“Vanishing of Time,” Vivian Girls

“He Gets Me High,” Dum Dum Girls

“Ignite,” Ravonettes

“Nail in My Coffin,” The Kills

“Beat on the Brat,” The Ramones

“1969,” Joey Ramone

“It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry,” Bob Dylan (alternate take)

“Separator,” Radiohead

“Supercollider,” Radiohead

June 5, 2011

“Tenth Avenue Freezeout,” Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

“Jungleland,” Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

“Bobby Jean,” Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

“Sherry Darling,” Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

“Badlands,” Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

“Ain’t Good Enough for You,” Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

“Searchin,’” The Coasters

“Smokey Joe’s Café,” ”The Coasters

“That is Rock and Roll,” The Coasters

“Poison Ivy,” The Coasters

“Three Cool Cats,” The Coasters

“Sweet and Petite,” NRBQ

“Red’s Piano,” NRBQ

“In Every Dream,” NRBQ

“Comin Home Baby,” The Fleshtones

“You Give Me Nothing to Go On,” The Fleshtones

“I Can’t Hide,” The Fleshtones

“Bigger and Better,” The Fleshtones

“Destination Greenpoint,” The Fleshtones

“I Wanna Feel Something Now,” The Fleshtones

“Let the Doorbell Ring,” The Fleshtones

“Let’s Go!” The Fleshtones

“Beautiful Light,” The Fleshtones

Irresistible,” The Fleshtones

“Night of the Narrow Gague,” The Ladybug Transistor

“Ignore the Bell,” The Ladybug Transistor

“Clutching Stems,” The Ladybug Transistor

“Dance if You Wanna,” Vivian Girls

“Charlie Parker,” I’m from Barcelona

“Slave Translator,” Of Montreal

“Try to Sleep,” Low

“All the Beautiful Girls,” Keren Ann

“Season’s Trees,” Danger Mouse & Danielle Lippi

“Stella Maris,” Moby

“Amazing Life,” Jem

“Sunday Song,” Unkle

“All Tomorrow’s Parties,” June Tabor & the Oyster Band

“My Sister’s Tiny Hands,” The Handsome Family

“Cold, Cold, Cold,” The Handsome Family

“Next Sunday Is My Birthday,” Hank Williams

“Only the Loely,” Roy Orbison

“Holding on to Black Metal,” My Morning Jacket

“Codes and Keys,” Death Cab for Cutie

“Draw in Light,” Wild Palms

“Golden Years,” David Bowie

Playlist  June 24, 2011

“Shut Em Down,” Gil-Scott Heron

“Eine Kleine Hed Musick,” Coldcut

“Little Egypt,” The Coasters

“Down in Mexico,” The Coasters

“Charlie Brown,” The Coasters

“Night,” Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

“The Promised Land,” Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

“Ain’t Good Enough for You,” Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

“Pride and Joy,” Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan

“I Can’t Stand It,” The Velvet Underground (live)

“Boozoo and Leona,” NRBQ

“Here I Am,” NRBQ

“Keep This Love Goin,’” NRBQ

“Rats in My Kitchen,” Fleshtones

“Devil in Her Heart,” The Beatles

“Can’t Keep Johnny Down,” They Might Be Giants

“If I Could Talk I’d Tell You,” The Lemonheads

“C’mon, Let’s Go!” Paul Collins

“Guilty Girls,” Buffalo Tom

“Love to Get Used,” Matt Pond PA

“License to Confuse,” Sebadoh

“Did You See His Name?” The Kinks

“You Don’t Come Close,” The Ramones

“19th Nervous Breakdown,” The Rolling Stones

“In the Heat of the Morning,” David Bowie

“Levi Stubbs’ Tears,” Billy Bragg

“The Way It Goes,” Gillian Welch

“Scarlet Town,” Gillian Welch

“Six White Horses,” Gillian Welch

“Wild Horses,” Old & In the Way

“One Hundred Years from Now,” The Byrds (rehearsal)

“The Road,” Emmylou Harris

“Riot in Cell Block #9,” Wanda Jackson

“Live Hard, Die Young,” Faron Young

“Blood on the Saddle,” Tex Ritter

“My Sister’s Tiny Hands,” The Handsome Family

“Hot Black Coffee,” Gwil Owen

“Champaign, Illinois,” The Old 97’s

“Desolation Row,” Bob Dylan (alternate take)

“The W.S. Wolcott Medicine Show,” The Band (live)

“Circulation,” Thurston Moore

“Bedouin Dress,” Fleet Foxes

“Milkcow Blues,” Iggy Pop

“The Valley,” Okkervil River

Playlist 7-1-11

“Almost Independence Day,” Van Morrison

“Independence Day,” Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

“Fourth of July, Asbury Park (Sandy),” Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

“4th of July,” X

“Towers,” Bon Iver

“Beth/Rest,” Bon Iver

“Minnesota, WI,” Bon Iver

“Tomboy,” Panda Bear

“Montezuma,” Fleet Foxes

“Happy Birthday,” Sufjan Stevens

“Sixteen Candles,” The Crests

“Dystopia,” Yacht

“Anne with an E,” The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

“Ignite,” The Ravonettes

“Sixteen Ways,” Vivian Girls

“Every Day is Like Sunday,” 10,000 Maniacs

“Naked Eye,” Luscious Jackson (Propellorheads mix)

“Slipping into Something,” The Feelies

“Blue Thunder,” Galaxie 500

“I Fought the Law,” Bobby Fuller Four

“Light on the Narrow Gauge,” Ladybug Transistor

“Into the Strait,” Ladybug Transistor

“Always Spring,” I’m from Barcelona,”

“Human Beings,” Matt Pond PA

“Never Knew Love,” They Might Be Giants

“I’m Satisfied,” NRBQ

“This is Where I Belong,” The Kinks

“Oh, Pretty Woman,” Roy Orbison

“It’s Your Thing,” The Isley Brothers

“Summer Blowin’ Town,” Ron Sexsmith

“Codes and Keys,” Death Cab for Cutie

“Sing Me Spanish Techno,” The New Pornographers

“Lupe Brown,” The Fratellis

“You Tore Me Down,” Paul Collins

“Baker Street,” Foo Fighters

“Don’t Let Them Cool Off,” Peter Bjorn & John

“Supercollider,” Radiohead

“The Butcher,” Radiohead

“After,” Moby

July 8, 2011

“Sweet Soul Music,” Arthur Conley

“Little Ole Man,” Bill Cosby

“Higher and Higher,” Jackie Wilson

“Usta Be My Girl,” The O’Jays

“I’ll Be Around,” Spinners

“(Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again,” L.T.D.

“Why Can’t We Be Friends?” War

“Double Dutch Bus,” Frankie Smith

“The Crossing,” Menahan Street Band

“These Lonely Nights,” Bob & Gene

“El Rego,” Vimado WIngnan

“Heart of Gold,” Charles Bradley

“Private Caller,” Sondre Lerche

“Holocene,” Bon Iver

“Baby’s Breath,” Bill Callahan

“Lovers Always Win,” Matt Pond PA

“Circulation,” Thurston Moore

“Surfer’s Hymn,” Panda Bear

“Love and Mercy,” Brian Wilson

“Crying in the Rain,” Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds

“There’s a Meeting Here Tonight,” The Muskrats

“Whenever You’re on My Mind,” Marshall Crenshaw

“Superman,” R.E.M.

“The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” R.E.M.

“Omaha,” The Golden Palominos

“I Took My Baby Home,” The Kinks

“See My Friends,” The Records

“Dancing in the Street,” David Bowie & Mick Jagger

“I Cant Hide,” The Fleshtones

“Do You Wanna Love Me?” Paul Collins

“Black Treacle,” Arctic Monkeys

“Down in the Tube Station at Midnight,” The Jam

“Going Underground,” The Jam

“Money-Go-Round, Part 2,” The Style Council

“Gold Soundz,” Pavement

“Kneeling Bus,” Pavement

“Kill Surf City,” The Jesus & Mary Chain

“Get Me to the World on Time,” The Electric Prunes

“TV Party,” Black Flag

“Naked Girl Falling Down the Stairs,” The Cramps

“Holy Holy,” Wye Oak

“Charlie Parker,” I’m From Barcelona

“Road to Nowhere,” Talking Heads

“Wordy Rappinghood,” Tom Tom Club

“George Jackson,” Bob Dylan

“The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar,” Bob Dylan

“Heart of Mine,” Bob Dylan

“Guitar Beat,” The Raybeats

July 15, 2011

“Ain’t Nobody’s Biz-Ness if I Do,” Billie Holiday


“Backstabbers,” The O’Jays

“Have You Seen Her,” Chi-Lites

“Got to Be There,” The Jackson 5

“Heartbeat – It’s a Lovebeat,” The DeFranco Family featurig Tony DeFranco

“Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag, Part 2,” James Brown

“Every Day a Dream,” Menahan Street Band

“It’s Not What You Know (It’s Who You Know),” Bob & Gene

“E Nan Mian Nukd,” El Rego

“In You (I Found a Love),” Charles Bradley featuring the Menahan Street Band

“Let’s Live for Today,” The Grass Roots

“Brother Louie,” Stories

“Journey to the Center of Your Mind,” The Amboy Dukes

“Hot Smoke & Sassafrass,” Bubble Puppy

“You’re the One,” The Vogues

“Game of Love,” Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders

“Runaway,” Del Shannon

“Hey Baby!” Bruce Channel

“Calling Occupants,” Klaatu

“The Rain, the Park and Other Things,” The Cowsills

“Rock On,” David Essex

“Making Plans for Nigel,” XTC

“Solution #3,” The Fleshtones with Lenny Kaye

“Brick by Brick,” Arctic Monkeys

“Ignore the Bell,” The Ladybug Transistor

“Two Against One,” Danger Mouse & Danielle Lupi, featuring Jack White

“Go Right Ahead,” Sondre Lerche

“Beth/Rest,” Bon Iver

“Blue Spotted Tail,” Fleet Foxes

“For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her,” Simon & Garfunkel

“Love & Blessings,” Paul Simon

“Scarlet Town,” Gillian Welch

“Dr. Watson I Presume,” Elvis Costello

“Not Dark Yet,” Robyn Hitchcock

“Kiss Like Your Kiss,” Lucinda Williams with Elvis Costello

“Beyond Here Lies Nothig,” Bob Dylan

“Redwood Tree,” Van Morrison

“God’s Children,” The Kinks

“These are the Fables,” New Pornographers

“Sprawl II,” Arcade Fire

“Civilian,” Wye Oak

“Itchy Fingers,” Junior Boys

Second Chance,” Junior Boys

“Banana Ripple,” Junior Boys

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