Franorama 2.0 12/14/17


PART PAT: Girl Don’t Tell Me – The Smithereens; Beauty and Sadness – The Smithereens; Strangers When We Meet – The Smithereens; Blood & Roses – The Smithereens; Behind the Wall of Sleep – The Smithereens; White Castle Blues – The Smithereens; Only a Memory – The Smithereens; I Want to Hold Your Hand – The Smithereens; Time Won’t Let Me – The Smithereens

PART 1: Super Rock Santa – The Fleshtones; Santa Claus – The Sonics; The Season’s Upon Us – Dropkick Murphys; Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town – X; Santa Claus Is Comin’ – Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents; Sock It to Me Santa – The Lazy Cowgirls; Dig That Crazy Santa Claus – The Friggs; Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Dion; Christmas Day – Detroit Junior; Merry Christmas, Loopy Lu – The Kaisers; Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band; All Alone on Christmas – Darlene Love w/The E Street Band; Christmas Date Boogie – Big Joe Turner; The Boy That Old Santa Forgot – The Hep Stars; You Won’t Have to Wait ‘til Christmas – Lee Rogers; Boogie Woogie Santa Claus – Lionel Hampton; Jangle Bells – Lonzo & Oscar; Christmas Carols by the Old Corral – Tex Ritter; Real Live Doll – The Trashmen; Sleigh Ride – Squirrel Nut Zippers

PART 2: Somewhere Over the Rainbow – The Children of Newtown w/Ingrid Michaelson; Someday at Christmas – Stevie Wonder; Christmas Is for Children – Glen Campbell; Purple Snowflakes – Marvin Gaye; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Chet Atkins; The Little Drummer Boy – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts; Felicidad – Sally Field; Electric Train – NRBQ; Little Cajun Drummer Boy – Evan Johns & His H-Bombs; Just Another Christmas Song – Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings; Stone Soul Christmas – Binky Griptite; Wish You a Merry Christmas – Kim Weston; Christmas Is the Time to Be With Your Baby – The Orchids; Jing Jing-a-Ling – Honey & the Bees; Christmas Time Is (Coming ‘Round Again) – The Mavericks; We Need a Little Christmas – Angela Lansbury & the Original “Mame” Cast; Christmas in the Stars – Meco

PART 3: You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch – Thurl Ravenscroft; The Christmas Tree’s on Fire – Holly Golightly; Gonna Wrap Myself in Ribbons – Hank Thompson; Charlie Brown Christmas Tree – Lara Herscovitch; We’re a Couple of Misfits – From “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”; Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Wally Gonzalez; Aujourd’Hui on Se Marie – Orfino; The Man With All the Toys – The Beach Boys; Must Be Santa – Mitch Miller; Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee; Papa Noel – Brenda Lee; Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) – Elvis Presley; The Christmas Song – Alex Chilton; Just a Lonely Christmas – The Moonglows; It’s Christmas Time – The Five Keys; Ave Maria – The Irish Tenors; The Wexford Carol – The Chieftains w/Nanci Griffith; Fairytale of New York – The Pogues w/Kirsty MacColl; Outer Space Santa – The Lennon Sisters w/Lawrence Welk’s Little Band; Space Age Santa Claus – Patty Marie Joy with The Hal Bradley Orchestra; Santa Claus Meets the Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley

PART 4: I’ve Got Presents for Santa – Sarah Taylor & Bill Mumy; Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer – The Cadillacs; Reindeer Boogie – Hank Snow; There’s Trouble Brewin’ – Jack Scott; Christmas Spirit?? – The Wailers; Merry Christmas Baby – The Del-Lords; Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – The Melodeers; A Christmas Long Ago (Jingle Jingle) – The Echelons; Mambo Santa Mambo – The Enchanters; Merry Twistmas – The Marcels; The Christmas Waltz – Frank Sinatra; If We Make It Through December – Merle Haggard; Feliz Navidad – Asleep at the Wheel; Just to Be With You This Christmas – Nick Lowe; Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt; A Five-Pound Box of Money – Pearl Bailey; Reindeer Rock – The Sportsmen; Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town – The 4 Seasons; Doo-Wop Christmas – Kenny Vance & the Planotones; Holiday Spirit – The dBs; Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Joey Ramone

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.