The Chinese New Year comes this weekend, we are ready for it, with a dozen songs to salute the Year of the Dragon. 

It’s also the birthday of Hartford-raised Wrecking Crew drumming ace Hal Blaine, born this day in 1929, who was on more of your favorite recordings that you can imagine. He also recorded under his own name. 

It’s the 80th birthday for Al Kooper, a key part of Bob Dylan’s electric revival who devised the Blues Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears, had his own solo career and discovered acts from Shuggie Otis to Lynyrd Skynyrd. He got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just last year.

And we recall Beat poet William S. Burroughs, born this day in 1914, who recites to a couple of familiar rock songs. 

Closed with the (now) annual competition of songs representing Super Bowl cities: reigning champ Kansas City vs. San Francisco, with a couple songs about actual  Chiefs and 49ers.

Here’s a link to the archived show; the setlist follows.

Capital Radio February 5, 2024 1 -4:25 p.m., 

  • “Capital Radio Two,” The Clash
  • “Theme from Enter the Dragon,” Lalo Schifrin 
  • “Dragons Awake,” Guided by Voices 
  • “Dragon Town,” Big Audio Dynamite 
  • “Dragon Attack,” Queen 
  • “Pitied Be the Dragon Hunter,” The Buckinghams 
  • “The Beast and Dragon, Adored,” Spoon 
  • “Red Dragon Tattoo,” Fountains of Wayne
  • “Son of Dragon,” Liquid Dragon
  • “Puff the Magic Dragon,” Peter Paul & Mary 
  • “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • “Hello (BlackX Version),” Martin Solveig et Dragonette 
  • “Love Will Keep Us Together,” Captain & Toni Tennille
  • “The Drummer Plays for Me,” Hal Blain & the Young Cougars
  • “Be My Baby,” The Ronettes 
  • “Topsy ’65,” Hal Blaine 
  • “Another Saturday Night,” Sam Cooke 
  • “Hey Mr. Tambourine Man,” The Byrds 
  • “Mary Mary,” The Monkees
  • “Good Vibrations,” The Beach Boys 
  • “Drummer Man,” Nancy Sinatra 
  • “Star Me Kitten,” R.E.M. with William S. Burroughs 
  • “Every Little Step,” Bobby Brown 
  • “Wolverton Mountain,” Claude King
  • “Like a Rolling Stone [master take, drums, organ],” Bob Dylan 
  • “Went to See the Gypsy,” Al Kooper 
  • “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know,” Blood, Sweat & Tears
  • “I Stand Alone,” Al Kooper 
  • “Bury my Body,” Al Kooper with Shuggie Otis 
  • “I Can’t Keep From Crying’ Sometime,” The Blues Project 
  • “Kansas City,” Little Richard
  • “Kansas City Star,” Roger Miller
  • “Kansas City Blues,” Janis Joplin & Jorma Kaukonen
  • “The Train from Kansas City,” The Shangri-Las
  • “The Eternal Kansas City,” Van Morrison 
  • “Kansas City,” The New Basement Tapes 
  • “Goodbye Kansas City,” Wilbert Harrison 
  • “Big Chief,” Allen Toussaint
  • “Heap Big Chief,” Muzzy Marcellino 
  • “San Francisco Nights,” Eric Burton & The Animals 
  • “Let’s Go to San Francisco,” The Flower Pot Men 
  • “San Francisco (Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair),” Scott McKenzie
  • “San Francisco Days,” Chris Isaak 
  • “Fake Tales of San Francisco,” Arctic Monkeys 
  • “San Francisco,” Jesse Malin 
  • “San Francisco Bay Blues,” Paul McCartney 
  • “Days of ’49,” Bob Dylan 
  • “49 Bye-Byes,” Crosby, Stills & Nash 
  • “All My Loving [live],” The Beatles

Capital Radio returns Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. ET on, where this and past shows are archived. Also available on the free app, available at iTunes or GooglePlay.