CRUISIN’ THE DECADES – episode 113 – playlist – 05-25-24 

  • Billy Murray “Fido Is A Hot Dog Now” (1914)
  • Charley Patton “Pony Blues” (1929)
  • Ethel Waters “You Can’t Keep Me From Loving You” (1931)
  • Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers “Accentuate The Positive” (1944)
  • Muddy Waters “I Just Want To Make Love To You” (1954) [later covered by Foghat!]
  • AUDIO HISTORY ACTUALITY: Baseball Spring Training Preview (1954)
  • Freddy Cannon “June, July and August” (1962) [summertime song!]
  • Little Feat “Willin’” (1972)
  • Love & Rockets “No New Tale To Tell” (1987)
  • Letters To Cleo “Awake” (1995)
  • SHORTWAVE SHOUT-OUTS: “Listener Greetings” with Martine, our European Correspondent located in Poland
  • Gnarls Barkley “Crazy” (2006)
  • Margo Price “A Little Pain” (2017)
  • Cedric Burnside “Closer” (2024) [Grandson of bluesman R.L. Burnside]
  • BONUS TRACK: The Dictators “(I Love For) Cars & Girls” (1975)

 

CRUISIN‘ THE DECADES – episode 112 – playlist – 05-18-24

  • Walter Van Brunt “Everything’s At Home Except Your Wife” (1913)
  • Aileen Stanley & Billy Murray “Nobody’s Sweetheart” (1924)
  • Wingy Manone’s Orchestra “Shake That Thing” (1936)
  • The Four Clefs “I Like Pie, I like Cake” (1941)
  • AUDIO HISTORY ACTUALITY: Wendell L. Wilkie Visits England (1941)
  • Elmore James “Dust My Broom” (1951)
  • The Nazz “Open My Eyes” (1968) [Todd Rundgren’s first group]
  • David Bowie “Young Americans” (1974) [R.I.P. David Sanborn]
  • The Jets “Rocket 2 U” (1988)
  • Nirvana “Pennyroyal Tea” (1993) [R.I.P. Steve Albini, producer]
  • BONUS TRACK: Big Black “Bad Penny” (1987) [band featuring Steve Albini]
  • Little Jackie “The World Should Revolve Around Me” (2008)
  • SHORTWAVE SHOUT-OUTS: “Listener Greetings” with Martine, our European Correspondent located in Poland
  • Spoon “Do You” (2014)
  • Dehd “Dog Days” (2024)

 

CRUISIN’ THE DECADES – episode 111B – playlist – 05-11-24
(replay of Episode 98 due to travel)

  • American Quartet “The Ragtime Violin” (1912)
  • Ethel Waters “Sweet Georgia Brown” (1925)
  • Larry Clinton Orchestra ft. Ford Leary (vocals) “The Jitterbug” (1938)
  • Woody Herman Orchestra ft. Francis Wayne (vocals) “Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe” (1944) [dedication to new listeners around the world on AFN “Joe Radio”/Armed Forces Network]
  • George Jones “Why, Baby, Why” (1955)
  • Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band “Sure ‘Nuff ‘N’ Yes I Do” (1967)
  • The Jacksons “Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)” (1978)
  • AUDIO HISTORY ACTUALITY: Nuclear Accident at Chernobyl (1986)
  • The Smiths “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” (1986)
  • The Sundays “Here’s Where The Story Ends” (1990)
  • SHORTWAVE SHOUT-OUTS: “Listener Greetings” with Martine, our European Correspondent located in Poland
  • Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova “Into The Mystic” (2007) [Van Morrison cover from the Deluxe Edition of the “Once” film soundtrack]
  • Big Data ft. Joywave “Dangerous” (2014)
  • J. Mascis “Can’t Believe We’re Here” (2024) [recent solo LP by frontman of Dinosaur Jr.]

CRUISIN’ THE DECADES – episode 111 – playlist – 5-04-24

  • Collins & Harlan “Everybody’s Crazy ‘Bout The Doggone Blues (But I’m Happy)” (1918)
  • The Blue Ridge Duo “Turkey In The Straw” (1925) [song dates back to the 1830’s]
  • AUDIO HISTORY ACTUALITY: Hindenberg Disaster + Radio Broadcast (1937)
  • Frank Novak & His Rootin’ Tootin’ Boys “Here’s To Good Old Whiskey” (1937)
  • Louis Jordan “Salt Pork, West Virginia” (1945)
  • Larry Williams “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” (1958) [later covered by The Beatles]
  • Horace Silver “Song For My Father” (1964)
  • John Martyn “May You Never” (1973)
  • Tommy Keene “Places That Are Gone” (1984)
  • Radiohead “High and Dry” (1995)
  • SHORTWAVE SHOUT-OUTS: “Listener Greetings” with Martine in Poland
  • Ivy “Digging Your Scene” (2001) [cover of The Blow Monkeys]
  • Grace Potter & The Nocturnals “Paris (Ooh La La)” (2010)
  • Kimmi Bitter “Old School” (2024) [new artist in a classic honky-tonk style]

 

CRUISIN’ THE DECADES – episode 110 – playlist – 4-27-24

  • Helen Clark & Chorus “What Kind Of American Are You?” (1917)
  • Earl Hines Orchestra “Sister Kate” (1929)
  • Bill Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers “Wah-hoo” (1936)
  • Frank Sinatra “All Of Me” (V-Disc/WWII Version) (1944)
  • Ray Charles “Roll With My Baby” (1952)
  • Led Zeppelin “How Many More Times?” (1969) [“album track” off Led Zeppelin I]
  • Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman “Stumblin’ In” (1978)
  • The Police “One World (Not Three)” (1981)
  • Garbage “Vow” (1994) [ft. Producer Butch Vig]
  • Wheat “I Met A Girl” (2003)
  • Bon Iver “33 GOD” (2016)
  • Paul Weller “Soul Wandering” (2024) [new/co-founder of The Jam & The Style Council]

CRUISIN’ THE DECADES – episode 109 – playlist – 4-20-24

  • Joe Maxwell “Come To The Land Of Bohemia” (1910)
  • Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra (Paul Robeson, vocal) “Ol’ Man River” (1928)
  • Augie Goupil & His Royal Tahitians “Faa Navenave” (1933)
  • Spike Jones Orchestra “Leave The Dishes In The Sink, Ma” (1944)
  • Little Junior’s Blue Flames (Junior Parker) “Mystery Train” (1953)
  • Tom Paxton “What Did You Learn In School Today” (1964)
  • Tom Paxton “Daily News” (1964)
  • Tom Paxton “The Marvelous Toy (live)” (1971)
  • Tower Of Power “What Is Hip?” (1973)
  • SHORTWAVE SHOUT-OUTS: “Listener Greetings” with Martine in Poland
  • Bob Mould “See A Little Light” (1989)
  • Neil Young ft. Pearl Jam “Downtown” (1995)
  • Lily Allen “The Fear” (2009)
  • Arctic Monkeys “Do I Wanna Know” (2013)
  • The Mavericks ft. Nicole Atkins “Live Close By (Visit Often)” (2024)

CRUISIN’ THE DECADES – episode 108 – playlist – 4-13-24

  • Fred Van Eps “The Cukoo” (1911)
  • Herb Wiedoeft Orchestra (Clyde Lucas, vocal) “Maybe You’ll Be The One Who’ll Be The One To Care” (1928)
  • Blanche Calloway & Her Joy Boys “Casey Jones” (1933) [Cab Calloway’s sister]
  • Roy Rogers “I’m Gonna Gallop Gallop Gallop To Gallup, New Mexico” (1948)
  • Larry Dowd “Pink Cadillac” (1959)
  • The Outsiders “Time Won’t Let Me” (1966)
  • Yellow Magic Orchestra “Technopolis” (1979) [request for a shortwave radio listener in Japan]
  • Leonard Cohen “First We Take Manhattan” (1988)
  • The Scofflaws “William Shatner” (1996)
  • William Shatner ft. Joe Jackson & Ben Folds “Common People” (2004) [cover of song by Pulp]
  • Andra Day “Rise Up” (2015)
  • The Zutons (ft. Nile Rodgers) “Creeping On The Dancefloor” (2024) [first new release since 2008]

CRUISIN‘ THE DECADES – episode 107B – playlist – 4-6-24
(replay of Episode 89 due to travel schedule)

  • Al Jolson “Where Did Robinson Cruesoe Go With Friday On A Saturday Night” (1916)
  • Sophie Tucker “He Hadn’t Up Till Yesterday” (1928)
  • Mildred Bailey “Squeeze Me” (1935)
  • Guy Lombardo’s Orchestra ft. Skip Nelson (vocal) “It’s Love, Love, Love” (1944)
  • Howlin’ Wolf “Smokestack Lightning” (1956)
  • AUDIO HISTORY ACTUALITY: Humankind Travels To The Moon (1969)
  • Frijid Pink “House Of The Rising Sun” (1969)
  • Brick “Dazz” (1976)
  • Scritti Politti ft. Roger “Boom! There She Was” (1988)
  • The Verve “On Your Own” (1995)
  • Beyonce ft. Jay-Z “Crazy In Love” (2003)
  • 7Horse “Meth Lab Zoso Sticker” (2014) [This is 2/3 of the 90’s band Dada]
  • Modern English “Long In The Tooth” (2023) [New material!]

 

CRUISIN‘ THE DECADES – episode 107 – playlist – 3-30-24

  • Walter Van Brunt “Any Place The Old Flag Flies” (1912)
  • Waring’s Pennsylvanians “Collegiana” (1928
  • AUDIO HISTORY ACTUALITY: “Behind The Scenes” of a 1928 Radio Broadcast
  • California Ramblers ft. Edythe Wright (vocal) “How Do I Rate With You” (1936)
  • Betty Hutton “Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief” (1945)
  • The Coasters “Young Blood” (1957) [later covered by Bad Company]
  • Sam Cooke “Bring It On Home To Me” (1962)
  • The O’Jays “Give The People What They Want” (1975)
  • Run DMC “It’s Tricky” (1986)
  • Alice In Chains “Them Bones” (1992)
  • SHORTWAVE SHOUT-OUTS: “Listener Greetings” with Martine in Poland
  • Zero 7 “Destiny” (2001)
  • RADIO ID/DROP-IN: Kanine Pipkin of The Lone Bellow for C.T.D.
  • The Lone Bellow “Then Came The Morning” (2015)
  • Gary Clark Jr. ft. Stevie Wonder “What About The Children” (2024)

CRUISIN‘ THE DECADES – episode 106B – playlist – 3-23-24
(replay of Episode 95 due to Pledge Drive Week at WAPS-FM The Summit)

  • Irving Kaufman “Don’t Cry, Little Girl, Don’t Cry” (1918)
  • AUDIO HISTORY ACTUALITY: Joe Jackson presents British Music Hall/Max Champion, Part 1 (2023)
  • Grayson & Whitter “Tom Dooley” (1929) [early version of song known for #1 hit by The Kingston Trio in 1958]
  • Bo Carter “Banana In Your Fruit Basket” (1931)
  • Sarah Vaughn & Dizzy Gillespie’s Orchestra “Lover Man” (1945)
  • Louis Prima & Keely Smith “Hey Boy! Hey Girl!” (1959)
  • Roger Miller “Kansas City Star” (1965)
  • The Raspberries “I Wanna Be With You” (1972)
  • SHORTWAVE SHOUT-OUTS: “Listener Greetings” with Martine in Poland
  • April Wine “Just Between You & Me” (1981) [RIP Myles Goodwyn of April Wine]
  • Zuzu’s Petals “Cinderella’s Daydream” (1992)
  • Todd Snider “Vinyl Records” (2002)
  • Rita Ora “Anywhere” (2017)
  • AUDIO HISTORY ACTUALITY: Joe Jackson presents British Music Hall/Max Champion, Part 2 (2023)
  • Mr. Joe Jackson Presents Max Champion “The Bishop & The Actress” (2023) [New release from Joe Jackson in the style of 1910’s recording artist Max Champion]

CRUISIN’ THE DECADES – episode 106 – playlist – 03-16-24

  • Arthur Fields “Don’t Forget The Salvation Army (My Doughnut Girl)” (1919)
  • Charley Lincoln “If It Looks Like Jelly, Shakes Like Jelly, It Must Be Gelatine” (1928)
  • Blanche Calloway & Her Joy Boys “Sugar Blues” (1931)
  • Chuck Harding & His Colorado Cowhands “Leap Year Blues” (1948)
  • Lloyd Price “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” (1952) [Ft. Fats Domino & Dave Bartholomew]
  • Race Marbles “Like A Dribbling Fram” (1965) [Obscure Canadian DJ Spoof of Bob Dylan]
  • AUDIO HISTORY ACTUALITY: McDonald’s Introduces The Happy Meal (1979)
  • Donna Summer “Hot Stuff” (1979)
  • Richard Marx “Don’t Mean Nothing” (1987) [ft. Joe Walsh, guitar]
  • Inspiral Carpets “Commercial Rain” (1990)
  • Fiction Plane “Two Sisters” (2007) [band features Joe Sumner, Sting’s son]
  • SHORTWAVE SHOUT-OUTS: “Listener Greetings” with Martine, our European correspondent in Poland
  • Bishop Briggs “Champion” (2019)
  • Benson Boone “Beautiful Things” (2024) [internet buzz emerging artist]

CRUISIN’ THE DECADES – episode 105 – playlist – 03-09-24 

  • Billy Murray & Rachael Grant (aka Gladys Rice) “All I Need Is Just A Girl Like You” (1918)
  • Speckled Red “The Dirty Dozen No. 1” (1929)
  • Hartman’s Heartbreakers “Please Mr. Moon Don’t Tell On Me” (1936)
  • Benny Goodman’s Orchestra ft. Helen Forrest (vocal) “Lazy River” (1941)
  • Dolly Cooper “I Wanna Know (What’cha Doin’ Down There)” (1953)
  • Question Mark & The Mysterians “96 Tears” (1966)
  • SHORTWAVE SHOUT-OUTS: “Listener Greetings” with Martine, our European correspondent in Poland
  • Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” (1974)
  • AUDIO HISTORY ACTUALITY: “The Simpsons” debut (1987)
  • Steve Winwood “The Finer Things” (1987)
  • The Cure “Never Enough” (1990)
  • David Gray “Be Mine” (2003)
  • ARTIST ACTUALITY DROP: Sheryl Crow for “Cruisin’ The Decades”
  • Sheryl Crow “Summer Day” (2010)
  • Pearl Jam “Dark Matter” (2024)

CRUISIN‘ THE DECADES – episode 104 – playlist – 03-02-24

  • Helen Clark & Joseph A. Phillips “Daises Won’t Tell” (1915)
  • Alberta Hunter “Second Hand Man” (1928)
  • Daddy John Love “Blue Days” (1936)
  • Dinah Washington “Evil Gal Blues” (1945)
  • Nat King Cole “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” (1957)
  • The Trashmen “Surfin’ Bird” (1963)
  • Brian Eno “Needles In The Camel’s Eye” (1973)
  • Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper “Elvis Is Everywhere” (1987) [RIP Mojo Nixon]
  • Dodgy “Good Enough” (1996)
  • Usher, Ludacris & Lil’ Jon “Yeah” (2004) [Super Bowl Half-time Show Anthem]
  • SHORTWAVE SHOUT-OUTS: “Listener Greetings” with Martine, our European correspondent in Poland
  • Christone “Kingfish” Ingram “Outside Of This Town” (2019)
  • Royel Otis “Murder On The Dance Floor” (2024) [cover of Sophie Ellis-Bextor]

CRUISIN‘ THE DECADES – episode 103 – playlist – 02-24-24

  • Billy Williams “The Worst Of It Is I Like It” (1914)
  • Mae Glover “Gas Man Blues” (1929)
  • Ozzie Nelson & His Orchestra “And Then Some” (1935)
  • Freddy Martin Orchestra (ft. Jack Fina, piano) “Warsaw Concerto” (1943)
  • SHORTWAVE SHOUT-OUTS: “Listener Greetings” with Martine, our European correspondent in Poland
  • Bob McFadden “The Mummy” (1959)
  • Bob McFadden & Dor “The Beat Generation” (1959)
  • AUDIO HISTORY ACTUALITY: Jack Kerouac “San Francisco Scene (The Beat Generation)” (1959)
  • The Sharpees “Do The 45” (1965)
  • Stiff Little Fingers “Alternative Ulster” (1978)
  • Dolly Parton “Time For Me To Fly” (1989) [cover of REO Speedwagon]
  • Elastica “Stutter” (1994)
  • Ryan Shaw “Nobody” (2006)
  • Brett Dennen “Sydney (I’ll Come Running)” (2011)
  • Beyonce ft. Rhiannon Giddens “Texas Hold ‘Em” (2024)

 

CRUISIN’ THE DECADES – episode 102 – playlist – 02-17-24

  • Edward Meeker “Play That Barber Shop Chord” (1910)
  • Bessie Smith “Backwater Blues” (1927)
  • Fred Astaire with Johnny Green & His Orchestra “A Fine Romance” (1936)
  • Sons Of The Pioneers “Cigareets and Whuskey and Wild Wild Women” (1947)
  • Tiny Bradshaw “Train Kept A-Rollin’” (1951) [original version]
  • The Animals “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” (1965) [Nina Simone song]
  • Adriano Celentano “Prisencolinensinainciusol” 1972) [Italian singer doing a song in “nonsense” gibberish words meant to sound like English; was a hit in Europe!]
  • John Lennon & Yoko Ono “Watching The Wheels” (1981)
  • SHORTWAVE SHOUT-OUTS: “Listener Greetings” with Martine, our European correspondent in Poland
  • Bic Runga “Sway” (1997) [artist from New Zealand]
  • AUDIO HISTORY ACTUALITY: Northeast Power Grid Blackout (2003)
  • Blue Man Group ft. Dave Matthews “Sing Along” (2003)
  • Dr. John “Revolution” (2012) [album produced by Dan Auerbach (Black Keys)]
  • JJ Grey & Mofro “Wonderland” (2024)
  • BONUS TRACK: Jack Johnson “The 3 R’s (acoustic version)” (2004)

 

CRUISIN’ THE DECADES – episode 101 – playlist – 02-10-24

  • Wilkie Bard “Sea Shells” (1908) [BONUS DECADE! Earlier than usual]
  • AUDIO HISTORY ACTUALITY: Thomas Edison “An Important Message From…” (1919)
  • Ernest V. Stoneman “When The Work’s All Done This Fall” (1926)
  • Cab Calloway “I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues” (1932)
  • International Sweethearts of Rhythm “Slightly Frantic” (1945) [First-ever all female multi-racial jazz band]
  • Frank Sinatra “Anything Goes” (1956)
  • David Bowie “The Laughing Gnome” (1967) [Very strange early single; you must hear this]
  • MC5 “Shakin’ Street” (1970) [In memory of Wayne Kramer]
  • Faster Pussycat “Babylon” (1987)
  • Frente! “Labour Of Love” (1993)
  • Eve 6 “Here’s To The Night” (2000)
  • Bleachers “I Wanna Get Better” (2014) [Big Winner at recent Grammys]
  • Billy Joel “Turn The Lights Back On” (2024) [First new song/single since 1993]