This week’s Leap Day had us jumping for appropriate songs to play. There weren’t many, though Big Bill Broonzy’s tune talked of a time when outdated gender roles switched. There were leaps from Billy Bragg and the Boss but also Leapy Lee. There were more songs about jumping — from Louis Prima to Kris Kross. 

We celebrated the birthdays of Fats Domino, both this day in 1928 and Johnny Cash (1932), but also Paul Cotton of Poco (1943), Tex Avery (1908), Jackie Gleason (1916) and Betty Hutton (1921). 

But also some  living artists — Erykah Badu, turning 54, and Corrine Bailey Rae (45) and Sandie Shaw (77). 

Started by reliving some recent shows I saw, from Cat Power to Freedy Johnston and Steve Forbert

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

Capital Radio February 26, 2024 1 – 4:28 p.m. 

  • “Capital Radio Two,” The Clash
  • “Sweet Jane [live],” Lou Reed
  • “A Pair of Brown Eyes,” The Pogues
  • “Fourth Time Around [live],” Cat Power 
  • “Tell Me, Momma [live],” Cat Power 
  • “I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) [live],” Cat Power
  • “Can’t Sink This Town,” Freedy Johnston 
  • “Bad Reputation,” Freedy Johnston 
  • “Tonight I Feel so Far from Home,” Steve Forbert 
  • “Romeo’s Tune,” Steve Forbert 
  • “Leap Year Blues,” Big Bill Broonzy 
  • “Waiting for the Great Leap Forwarward [live],” Billy Bragg 
  • “Leap of Faith,” Bruce Springsteen 
  • “Look Before You Leap,” The Dave Clark Five 
  • “Leap Towards the Earth,” Sam Phillips 
  • “Little Arrows,” Leapy Lee 
  • “29,” Gin Blossoms 
  • “Twentynine,” Ryan Adams 
  • “Jump,” Aztec Camera 
  • “Hop, Skip and Jump,” The Collins Kids
  • “Jump, Jive and Wail,” Louis Prima 
  • “Jump in the Pool,” Friendly Fires
  • “Jump Into the Fire,” Harry Nilsson
  • “Jump Around,” House of Pain
  • “Tandem Jump,” Jonathan Richman 
  • “Jump,” XTC
  • “Jump They Say [alternate mix],” David Bowie 
  • “Jump,” Kris Kross 
  • “I’m in Love Again,” Fats Domino 
  • “Walking to New Orleans,” Fats Domino 
  • “Have You Seen My Baby,” Fats Domino 
  • “My Blue Heaven,” Fats Domino
  • “Heart of the Night,” Poco 
  • “Get Rhythm,” Johnny Cash 
  • “Tennessee Flat-Top Box,” Johnny Cash 
  • “It Ain’t Me, Babe,” Johnny Cash with June Carter. 
  • “Jackson,” Johnny Cash and June Carter 
  • “If You Could Read My Mind,” Johnny Cash 
  • “Bag Lady,” Erykah Badu
  • “See Thru to U,” Flying Lotus with Erykah Badu
  • “I’m Losing You,” Corrine Bailey Rae
  • “River,” Herbie Hancock with Corrine Bailey Rae 
  • “(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me,” Sandie Shaw
  • “I Love to Singa,” Owl Jolson 
  • “Melancholy Serenade,” Jackie Gleason
  • “You’re My Greatest Love (The Honeymooners Theme),” Jackie Gleason
  • “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Keenan Wynn.
  • “Devil with a Blue Dress On / Good Golly Miss Molly,” Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
  • “Jenny Take A Ride!” Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels 

Capital Radio returns live March 4 at 1 p.m. ET on, where this and past shows are archived. Also available on the free app, available at iTunes or GooglePlay.