Capital Radio, 1-23-23: Year of the Rabbit

The Chinese Lunar New Year brings us the Year of the Rabbit, so there are songs from Bright Eyes, The Cramps, Elton John and T. Rex about our long-eared friends.

But back to the studio after two weeks away means catching up on the recent deaths of David Crosby and Jeff Beck — who are celebrated by their affiliation in ornithological groups; the former in the Byrds, the latter in The Yardbirds.

More recent work is included from both — Crosby working with Sarah Jarosz; Beck with, er, Johnny Depp. But he also had a mutually satisfying relationship with Stevie Wonder. 

Had a song from the late Lisa Marie Presley, from her T Bone Burnett-produced album, but botched an intended salute to Gordy Haron from The Whispers. Snuck in a Tex Rubiniwicz tune just because he came out of retirement to do a show in D.C. 

Here’s the link to the entire broadcast. The setlist follows:

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