Franorama 2.0 12/21/17


PART 1: Sun Valley Ski Run – Esquivel; Ring Out Solstice Bells – Jethro Tull; Rock’n’Roll Winter – Roy Wood & Wizzard; Christmas Bop – Marc Bolan; Skiing in the Snow – The Invitations; Wintertime – The Belmonts; Tiny Snowflakes – Diplomat Records; I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm – Dean Martin; The Christians and the Pagans – Dar Williams; Snowman, Snowman, Sweet Potato Nose – The Jaynetts; Frosty the Snowman – The Ronettes; Il Neige – France Gall; Marshmallow World – Darlene Love; Hurray for Santa Claus – The Fleshtones; Feliz Navidad – El Vez; There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays – Perry Como; Jingle Bells – Patti Page; Have a Merry Christmas – The Quotations; Yabba Dabba Yuletide – The Brian Setzer Orchestra; Baby Sittin’ Santa – Barry Richards; Christmas Morning Part I – Zebra; Santa Claus Is Comin’ – Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents

PART 2: Merry Christmas Baby – The Poets; Merry Christmas Baby –  Otis Redding; Must Be Santa – Mitch Miller; Christmas Kisses – Ray Anthony; Christmas of Love – Little Isidore & the Inquisitors; Christmas on Riverside Drive – August Darnell; Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses; She’s Coming Home – The Wailers; What Christmas Means to Me – Stevie Wonder; Swiss Colony Beef Log – Eric Cartman; The Hallelujah Chorus – Donnie Iris & the Cruisers; O Holy Night – Lou Christie & the University of Pittsburgh Men’s Glee Club; You’re My Christmas Present – The Skyliners; Merry Twist-Mas – The Marcels; Twistin’ Bells – Santo & Johnny; Christmas Time (Is Coming ‘Round Again) – The Mavericks; Twinkle Little Christmas Lights – JD McPherson; Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – The Fab Four

PART 3: The Christmas Guest – Johnny Cash; New Born King – Doc Watson; Peace in the Valley – Doc Watson; It Came Upon a Midnight Clear – The Louvin Brothers; ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – Art Carney; O Come All Ye Faithful – Jackie Wilson; O Holy Night – Jackie Wilson; O Holy Night – Tiny Tim; Pretty Paper – Willie Nelson; Silver Bells – Booker T. & the MGs; Christmas at the Airport – Nick Lowe; Postcard From London – Ray Davies & Chrissie Hynde; I Believe in Father Christmas – Emerson, Lake & Palmer; Merry Christmas From the Family – Robert Earl Keen; Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy – Buck Owens; My Mom and Santa Claus – George Jones; I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – The 4 Seasons; I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus – RuPaul

PART 4: Here Comes Santa Claus – Gene Autry; It’s Christmas Time – The Qualities; Mary Christmas – Diplomat Records; Jingle Bells – The Singing Dogs; Snoopy’s Christmas – The Royal Guardsmen; The Candy Kid – The Cowsills; Christmas Wish – NRBQ; Christmas Day – Ral Donner; Hey Santa Claus – The Chesterfield Kings; The Nutcracker Suite – Les Brown; Jesus Christ – Big Star; Welcome Christmas – From “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”; Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas – Carla Thomas; A Change at Christmas – The Flaming Lips; Thanks for Christmas – The Three Wise Men (XTC); Gloria (in Excelsis Deo) – The Tryfles; It’s Christmas Time – Marvin & Johnny; The Bells of St. Mary – Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans; Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – 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.