Franorama 2.0 12/7/17

PART 1: American Beat ’84 – The Fleshtones; Kill the Poor – Dead Kennedys; The Perilous Night – Drive-By Truckers; Before He Went Down – Elisa Flynn; Used to Believe – Ted Leo; I’m Not as Funny as You Think I Am – The Furors; You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Jim Nabors; Cool Cool Baby – Jr. Walker & the All-Stars; Soul Finger – The Bar-Kays; (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding; White Christmas – Otis Redding; Do You Hear What I Hear – Jim Nabors

PART 2: 8 Days (of Hanukkah) – Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings; (Everybody’s Waitin’ for) The Man with the Bag – The Brian Setzer Orchestra; ‘Zat You, Santa Claus? – Louis Armstrong; Marshmallow World – Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra; Rockin’ Santa Claus – The Moods; Santa, Santa – The Rocky Fellers; Rock’n’Rudolph – The Uniques; Six White Boomers – The Fleshtones; Little Drummer Boy (Up the Khyber) – Hoodoo Gurus; Christmas Outta Site (Wonder) – New Mystery Girl; Rockin’ n’ Rollin’ with Santa Claus – The Hepsters; Christmas Time Is (Coming ‘Round Again) – The Mavericks; Mambo Santa Mambo – The Enchanters; Christmas in Jail – The Youngsters; Don’t Believe in Christmas – The Sonics; Forget It – Nadroj & the Wolrats; Christmas Time All Over the World – The Smithereens; Santa Claus Is Surfin’ to Town – Soupy Sales; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – The Butties; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – The Fab Four; I Want an Alien for Christmas – Fountains of Wayne; Nut Rocker – B. Bumble & the Stingers

PART 3: Jingle Jingle Jingle – From “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”; We Are Santa’s Elves – From “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”; Elf’s Lament – Barenaked Ladies w/Michael Bublé; Father Christmas – The Kinks; Do You Hear What I Hear/You Really Got Me – Bobby Lloyd Hicks & the Skeletons; Santa’s Pissed Off – Craig Bell w/Pluto IX; Santa’s Got a Brand New Bag – Bob Seger & the Last Heard; Little Saint Nick (Drive-In Version) – The Beach Boys; Rock’N’Roll Christmas – George Thorogood & the Destroyers; Linus & Lucy – Gone Native; See You in December – The Minus 5; Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – The Rumbles; Christmas Present – The Chicks; It’s a Happy Holiday – The Sherwoods; Reindeer Rock – The Sportsmen; Yulesville U.S.A. – The Rockin’ Stockin’ (Billy Lee Riley); Santa Claus Meets the Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley; Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) – Elvis Presley; Call Me for Christmas – Gary U.S. Bonds; Santa Claus – Jerry Clayton; The Rocking Tree – Marguerite Trina; I’ve Fallen in Love with a Snowman – Millie Small; Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me – Elvis Presley

PART 4: Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday – William Bell; Just Another Christmas Song – Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings; Christmas Love – Rotary Connection; What Child Is This? – Ray Charles; X-Mas Time (Sure Don’t Feel Like) – The Dogmatics; Punchbowl Full of Joy – Sonny Columbus & His Del Fuegos; Just to Be with You (This Christmas) – Nick Lowe; Here Comes Santa Claus – NRBQ; Plump Righteous – King Khan & BBQ Show; Feliz Navidad – Asleep at the Wheel; Crazy Santa Claus – The Debonairs; Love for Christmas – The Gems; Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – The Harmony Grits; Greensleeves – Bobby Fuller; Manger 6 – Bob Rivers; Rock Around the Christmas Tree – Big Bud; Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town – Alan Jackson; We Wanna See Santa Do the Mambo – Big John Greer; Sha La La – Cathy Harrington; Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – The Mavericks

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.