Capital Radio 4-17-23: Into the Registry

Started with some Ahmad Jamal, who died Sunday at 92 before some songs about Tax Day, Patriots Day and Emancipation Day

Played about half of the tunes recently chosen for the Library of Congress National Recording Registry from W.C. Handy to The Police (with one stand-in).

It was the anniversary of the deaths of Eddie Cochran and Linda McCartney, but also the birthday of Pete Shelley, Africa Bambaataa, Chris Barber and Billy Fury. Writer Nick Hornby also turned 66 today, so we heard a couple examples of his lyrics turned into songs by Ben Folds, but also 10 of the selections he wrote about for his “Songbook,” from Teenage Fanclub to Dylan and the Velvelettes.

Closed with some David Johansen, in honor of the new TV documentary “Personality Crisis: One Night Only.” 

Here’s the archived recording of the whole show; the setlist follows. 

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