ARCHIVES: The Aug. 22 Franorama playlist

This Franorama World post was on my MySpace blog Aug. 22, 2008, 4:26 p.m. EDT. It was the second of my three fill-in shows on WPKN during my vacation:

Well, the morning started with a 3-vehicle accident on the Turnpike in Stratford that kept me from getting to the station until 6:05 — five minutes after I was supposed to have gone on the air. Such are the best-laid plans … But the rest of the morning went without incident — and with a lot of phone calls. One was from my mother. Another was from a woman who grew up on the other end of my dead end street. One was from my pal Walter Quadrato, owner of the wonderful Brass City Records in Waterbury, whom I hadn’t talked to in years. Lots of encouraging words all around.

Anyway, the last of the Franorama fill-ins on WPKN (89.5 FM, will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. EDT Tuesday (7-11 a.m. PDT). Here’s this morning’s playlist:

American Beat ’84The Fleshtones (the Franorama national anthem)

Complicationthe monks

Why Do I Cry The Remains

I Wanna Hold Your Hand The Smithereens

(WABC “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” jingle)

I Wanna Hold Your Hand The Beatles

Not a Second TimeThe Beatles


Have Love, Will TravelThe Sonics

The Big Fellah Black 47

Sunrise in BrooklynBlack 47 (from their latest album, “Iraq”)

No Hiding PlaceElvis Costello & the Imposters (from their latest album, “Momofuku”)

Come See About MeMitch Ryder

That’s What I WantSyng McGowan

In the Twilight ZoneThe Astors

Baby Hit and Run (alternate “A Cellarful of Motown” version)The Contours

Heart Rockpile


Diamond JimThe Botswanas

Dirty WaterThe Standells

Tainted LoveGloria Jones

We Ain’t Got Nothing Yet Blues Magoos

Psychotic Reaction Brenton Wood

Rockin’ Around in NYCMarshall Crenshaw

Rockin’ the JointEsquerita

You Can’t Catch MeChuck Berry

Little Pink MedicineThe Swingin’ Neckbreakers

SatisfactionOtis Redding


Gimme Gimme GimmeFigures of Light (revived early-’70s Jersey band on their new album on Norton, “Smash Hits”)

First Date (Are You Coming on to Me)The Fleshtones (from their latest album, “Take a Good Look”)

Never Grow UpThe Fleshtones (from “Take a Good Look”)

SupercalifragilicisticexpialidociousAlvin & the Chipmunks

Richard & the Young Lions Oct. 1966 Alexandria, Va., concert radio spot

Open Up Your Door Richard & the Young Lions

The Dreg The Fleshtones

We’ll Follow the Sun (Keep Searching)Del Shannon


Pepsi commercial, 1965 Del Shannon

GeminiDel Shannon

Are You a Boy or Are You a GirlThe Barbarians

Sunglasses After DarkDwight Pullen

Rama Lama Ding DongThe Edsels

Unchained MelodyThe Salutations


Hong Kong Garden Siouxsie & the Banshees

Go BackCrabby Appleton

This Man in LoveNew Wanderers

Secret LoveBilly Stewart

Village of Love Nathaniel Mayer


Twilight (1980 CBS Records single)U2

Bad Tempered Spinster APB (from their 2007 reunion album, “Three”)

I Get LiftedGeorge McCrae

Dune BuggyApollo Smile

Tears Dry on Their OwnAmy Winehouse

Tell Me Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings


Stop and Think It OverMary Weiss

Stop and Think it OverSarah Borges & the Broken Singles

Don’t Drop OutDolly Parton

DowntownPetula Clark

I Can’t Stay Mad at YouSkeeter Davis

SummertimeBilly Stewart

Dancin’ in the StreetMartha & the Vandellas

Walking on the SunSmash Mouth


Pool Hoppin’The Swingin’ Neckbreakers


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