Capital Radio 3-6-23: Wayne, Joni & David

Jazz giant Wayne Shorter, who died last week at 89, was celebrated in songs from Miles Davis, Weather Report and some of the pop songs to which his sweet sax contributed, from The Rolling Stones to Norah Jones. He also had a long musical connection to Joni Mitchell, who happened to be honored here last week, winning the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for American Song in a D.C. ceremony that drew both women whose careers she inspired and a couple of old boyfriends (James Taylor and Graham Nash).

Jackson Browne also apparently had a tryst with Mitchell, but we were playing him to honor David Lindley, his ace guitarist who died Friday at 78. Other Lindley work was featured on works from Warren Zevon, Terry Reid and Bruce Springsteen as well as from his single solo album El Rayo-X.

Celebrated the birthdays of Phil Alvin, Red Simpson, Bob Wills, and Mary Wilson and closed with a farewell to K.C. R&B singer Ida McBeth. Here’s the set list:

Capital Radio, March 6, 2023 1 -4:35 p.m.

“Capital Radio Two,” The Clash

“E.S.P.,” The Miles Davis Quintet

“BIrdland,” Weather Report 

“Nefertiti,” Herbie Hancock 

“How Can I Stop,” The Rolling Stones 

“The End of the Innocence,” Don Henley 

“Peace,” Norah Jones

“Tea Leaf Prophecy,” Herbie Hancock featuring Joni Mitchell

“River,” Herbie Hancock featuring Corrine Bailey Rae 

“Shine,” Joni Mitchell 

“California [live],” Joni Mitchell with James Taylor

“You Can Close Your Eyes [live],” Joni Mitchell with James Taylor 

“For the Roses,” Joni Mitchell

“Blue,” Joni Mitchell 

“A Case of You,” Prince 

“Ladies of the Canyon,” Annie Lennox

“Free Man in Paris,” Sufjan Stevens 

“Fountain of Sorrow,” Jackson Browne

“These Days,” Jackson Brown 

“Running on Empty,” Jackson Browne

“Hasten Down the Wind,” Warren Zevon

“Play It All Night Long,” Warren Zevon 

“Things to Try,” Terry Reid

“Racing in the Street (’78),” Bruce Springsteen 

“Quarter of a Man,” David Lindley

“El Rayo-X,” David Lindley 

“Pay the Man,” David Lindley 

“County Fair,” Phil Alvin featuring the Blasters 

“That Thing,” Phil Alvin 

“American Music,” The Blasters 

“Roll, Truck, Roll,” Red Simpson 

“Nitro Express,” Red Simpson & Junior Brown 

“Highway Patrol,” Junior Brown 

“Across the Alley from the Alamo,” Bob Willis featuring Gene “Tag” Lambert

“Deep in the Heart of Texas,” Bob Wills 

“New San Antonio Rose,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

“Pan Handle Rag,” Bob Wills

“Right or Wrong,” The Pine Valley Cosmonauts featuring Sally Timms 

“Trouble in Mind,” The Pine Valley Cosmonauts featuring Jimmie Dale Gilmore 

“Steel Guitar Rag,” The Pine Valley Cosmonauts 

Pretty Baby,” The Primettes 

“Falling in Love with Love,” The Supremes 

‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,”  The Supremes 

“You Can’t Hurry Love [live],” The Supremes 

“I Can’t Make You Love Me,” Ida McBeth

Capital Radio returns March 13 at 1 p.m. ET on or on the free app, available at iTunes or GooglePlay.