Franorama 2.0 11/30/17

PART 1: American Beat ’84 – The Fleshtones; Happy Happy Happy – The Furors; Sugar – Elisa Flynn; Dismissive – The Sawtelles;  All Through – Nails Hide Metal; Charlie – The Victims; Sail On! – Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings; The Future (Is Learning to Wait Around for Things You Didn’t Know You Wanted to Wait For) – Ted Leo (the Hanged Man); Out of My Head – The Dream Syndicate (How Did I Find Myself Here); Rock’n’Roll Pest Control – Young Fresh Fellows; Places That Are Gone – Tommy Keene; Run Now – Tommy Keene; Don’t You Know – Della Reese; You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC; If You Want Blood You Got It – AC/DC; Thunderstruck – AC/DC

PART 2: I Can Feel Your Heartbeat – The Partridge Family; I Woke up in Love This Morning – The Partridge Family; I’ll Meet You Halfway – The Partridge Family; Cherish – David Cassidy; Christmastime Is Here – Vince Guaraldi Trio; White Christmas – The Ronettes; Rudolph, the Red-nosed Reindeer – Billy May; Santa’s Gonna Shut ‘Em Down – The Untamed Youth; Nutrocker – Emerson, Lake & Palmer; Sleigh Bell Rock – Three Aces and a Joker; Christmas All Over Again – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers; Step Into Christmas – Elton John; Joy to the World – The Butties; Snowflakes – The Ventures; Jingle Bells – Booker T & the MGs; Rock and Roll Christmas – Cordell Jackson; Must Be Santa – Gone Native; Nothin’ for Christmas – The Reducers

PART 3: Christmas Sale – Blake Jones & the Trike Shop; I Wish You a Merry Christmas – Little Eva; Santa Teach Me to Dance – Debbie & the Darnels; Snowman, Snowman, Sweet Potato Nose – The Jaynetts; Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town – The 4 Seasons; Mr. Santa Claus – Nathaniel Mayer; Shake Hands With Santa Claus – Louis Prima; The Man With the Bag – Kay Starr; A Christmas Long Ago (Jingle Jingle) – The Echelons; Swingin’ Drummer Boy – Asleep at the Wheel; Santa Claus Is Back in Town – Elvis Presley; I’m Gonna Lasso Santa Claus – Brenda Lee; Captain Santa Claus (and His Reindeer Space Patrol) – Bobby Helms; Christmas Boogie – The Davis Sisters; Santa’s Helper – Joe Poovey; They Shined Up Rudolph’s Nose – Johnny Horton; The North Pole Express – Nick Lowe; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Los Straitjackets; Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights) – JD McPherson; Twistin’ Bells – Santo & Johnny; Space Christmas – Shonen Knife; Who Said There Ain’t No Santa Claus? – Ron Holden

PART 4: Go Tell It on the Mountain – The Blind Boys of Alabama w/Tom Waits; It Came Upon a Midnight Clear – The Louvin Brothers; Adeste Fideles – The Roches; Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – Mitch Miller; Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Burl Ives; Christmas Time’s A-Coming – Bill Monroe; Jolly Old St. Nicholas – NRBQ; You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch – Mojo Nixon & the Toadliquors; Santa Claus Is on His Way – Mr. Hankey; Dominick the Donkey – Lou Monte; Don’t Be a Jerk (It’s Christmas) – SpongeBob SquarePants; Dig That Crazy Santa Claus – Oscar McLollie; Santa’s Got a Coupe de Ville – The Four Imperials; White Christmas – The Drifters; Hey Santa Claus – The Moonglows; Greensleeves – The Scorpions; Merry Christmas – Wesley Willis; Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – The Fab Four; The Sweetest Season – Deerheart; Christmas Time – Chris Stamey; Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry; Marshmallow World – Darlene Love

Fran Fried
Fran Fried is the hostess of Franorama 2.0, most Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. Eastern Time on Cygnus Radio. So what’s a genre? I just throw everything against a wall and see what sticks. Rock’n’roll, garage, punk, soul (especially Northern), rockabilly, real country, cheesy goofball stuff — no matter what generation, if it has a heart and soul, it has a home here.