Capital Radio, 11-21: New Orleans & Thanks

After a birthday salute to Bjork (57!), Capital Radio had a quick overview of some of the sounds of New Orleans from a trip taken there last week from which I returned just hours before.

Mostly, the show was about the impending Thanksgiving holiday, with a heap of gratitude before the specifics of the menu, included in this specific order: Turkey, mashed potatoes, grits and gravy, cranberries and a variety of pie.

The show also marked my first anniversary on CygnusRadio, so it figured there was an occasional reprise of past shows from Please and Thank You, to Pi Day. 

Here’s the playlist:

Capital Radio, Nov. 21, 2022, 1-4:35 p.m.,

  • “Capital Radio Two,” The Clash 
  • “Birthday,” Sugarcubes 
  • “Joga,” Bjork 
  • “City of New Orleans,” Arlo Guthrie 
  • “Walking to New Orleans,” Fats Domino 
  • “Mardi Gras in New Orleans,” Allen Toussaint  
  • “Lil Liza Jane,” Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • “Hey Pocky Way,” The Neville Brothers 
  • “The Lady in Red,” Louis Prima & His New Orleans Gang 
  • “Acadie A la Louisiane,” Bruce Daigrepont
  • “Laissez Faire (Let it Be),” Bruce Daigrepont 
  • “Down South in New Orleans [live],” The Band with Bobby Charles
  • “Almost Thanksgiving Day,” Graham Parker 
  • “London Song,” Ray Davies
  • “Thanksgiving [live],” Loudon Wainwright III
  • “Thanksgiving Day,” Ray Davies 
  • “Thanks a Lot [live],” Ernest Tubb 
  • “I Thank You,” Sam & Dave 
  • “Thank You,” Ryan Adams 
  • “Thank You Too, “ My Morning Jacket 
  • “Thank U,” Alanis Morisette 
  • “Thank You Friends,” Big Star 
  • “Thank You,” Dido 
  • “Thank the Beautiful People (Thank the Young),” Queen Anne’s Lace 
  • “Thank You Girl,” The Beatles
  • “Thank You,” Bonnie Raitt 
  • “Thankful N’ Thoughtful,” Sly & the Family Stone
  • “Thank You Mamma, Thank You Papa,” The Dixie Cups
  • “Thank You For Sending me An Angel,” Talking Heads 
  • “I Am a Pilgrim,” The Byrds 
  • “Pilgrims,” The High Llamas 
  • “Roll Plymouth Rock,” Brian Wilson 
  • “Macy’s Day Parade,” Green Day 
  • “The Turkey,” Paul Revere & the Raiders 
  • “Wild Turkey,” Jefferson Airplane
  • “Let’s Turkey Trot,” Little Eva
  • “Turkey Chase,” Bob Dylan 
  • “5-Piece Chicken Dinner,” Beastie Boys
  • “Mashed Potato Time,” Dee Dee Sharp 
  • “Mashed Potatoes, Pt. 1,” James Brown
  • “Mashed Potato,” Seth Swirsky
  • “Hot Potatoes,” The Kinks 
  • “Gravy (for My Mashed Potatoes,” Dee Dee Sharp 
  • “(Do the) Mashed Potatoes,” The Undertakers 
  • “Gravy Train,” George Harrison 
  • “Grits and Gravy,” Fame Gang 
  • “My Sweet Potato,” Booker T & the MGs 
  • “Ridin’ on the Gravy Train,” Thunder Company 
  • “Vegetables,” The Beach Boys
  • “Potato Peeler,” Bobby Gregg and His Friends
  • “Linger,” Cranberries 
  • “Honey Pie,” The Beatles “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” The Four Tops 
  • “Cherry Pie,” Chip and Flip
  • “Jägermeister Pie,” Beck
  • “Country Pie [alternate take],” Bob Dylan 
  • “Be Thankful for What You Got,” Yo La Tengo 

Capital Radio returns Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. ET at, and on the free app, available at iTunes or ApplePlay.