The death of Jimmy Buffett had me looking for gems – very early (“Come Monday”) to much later (a Crowded House cover; a spin on an Al Anderson tune) for today’s Capital Radio broadcast.

 Birthdays were noted for the Byrds’ Gene Parsons (78 today), Pretenders drummer Martin Chambers (72) and, uh, former Mets catcher Mike Piazza (55). 

Also noted the birthdates of a couple ace guitarists — Gary Duncan of Quicksilver Messenger Service (born in 1946) and Washington’s own Danny Gatton (1945), who sometimes played for Robert Gordon. 

But most of the Labor Day show was given up to tunes about work, the working man (and woman – “She Works Hard for the Money”), the factory, the coal mine, unions and the strike.

You can hear the archived program here when you’re back to work. The full setlist follows. 

Capital Radio, Sept. 4, 2023 1 – 4:25 p.m.,

  • “Capital Radio Two,” The Clash 
  • “Weather with You,” Jimmy Buffett 
  • “Come Monday,” Jimmy Buffett 
  • “Trip Around the Sun” Jimmy Buffett & Martina McBride 
  • “Let’s Work,” Prince
  • “Work Song,” Herb Alpert  & The Tijuana Brass
  • “Work,” Bob Marley & the Wailers
  • “Work to Do,” The Isley Brothers 
  • “Working Class Hero [demo],” John Lennon
  • “Factory,” Bruce Springsteen 
  • “Factory Girl,” The Rolling Stones 
  • “Hoover Factory,” Elvis Costello 
  • “Working at the Factory,” The Kinks 
  • “Working in the Coal Mine,” Devo 
  • “Working on the Chain Gang,” Jackie Wilson and Count Basie 
  • “Let’s Work Together,” Wilbert Harrison
  • “No Work Today,” Brave Combo
  • “She Works Hard for the Money,” Donna Summer 
  • “Work,” Andy Partridge
  • “Working for the Man,” Roy Orbison
  • “Government Center,” Jonathan Richman 
  • “The Working Man,” Creedence Clearwater Revival 
  • “Working Man,” The Riot Squad 
  • “Workin’ Man’s Blues,” Merle Haggard 
  • “Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man),” Randy Newman 
  • “Regular Guy,” Steve Earle & the Dukes 
  • “Working and Waiting,” The Clash 
  • “Talking Hard Work,” Woody Guthrie
  • “Union Town,” Tom Morello
  • “Union Man,” Neil Young 
  • “Union Prayer,” Billy Bragg & Wilco
  • “Union Maid,” Woody Guthrie
  • “Union City Blue,” Blondie 
  • “Union,” Black Eyed Peas with Sting
  • “The Great Airplane Strike,” Paul Revere & The Raiders 
  • “Strike It Up,” Black Box
  • “I Walk the Line,” Johnny Cash 
  • “Yesterday’s Train,” The Byrds 
  • “Nashville West,” The Byrds  
  • “Get Down Your Line,” The Byrds 
  • “Who Do You Love (single edit),” Quicksilver Messenger Service 
  • “Gold and Silver” Quicksilver Messenger Service
  • “Doin’ Time in the U.S.A.,” Quicksilver Messenger Service
  • “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die,” Robert Gordon 
  • “Rumble / Harlem Nocturne [live],” Danny Gatton
  • “Something’s Gonna Happen,” Robert Gordon 
  • “Middle of the Road,” The Pretenders 
  • “Show Me,” The Pretenders 
  • “Tattooed Love Boys,” The Pretenders 
  • “Piazza, New York Catcher,” Belle & Sebastian 

Capital Radio returns Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. EDT on, where recent past shows are archived for listening. You can also listen using the free app, available from iTunes or GooglePlay.