Capital Radio 8-15-22: From Saul to Lamont

A trip to Nebraska’s biggest city warrants a number of songs about that place as well as some of the music experienced there, from a roadhouse country band (pictured) that did a handful Merle Haggard to Charlie Burton’s Cutouts, now doing live karaoke for college kids who’d rather be singing “Wagon Wheel.” 

Noted the birthdates in 1925 of both Bill Pinkney of The Drifters and influential country singer Rose Maddox, as well as a further salute to Olivia Newton-John, who died last week, partially through recent interpretation of her songs by Juliana Hatfield.

In anticipation of the finale of TV’s first-rate “Better Call Saul,” 15 songs they’ve featured over six seasons.   Closed with an hour of Holland-Dozier-Holland songs in memory of Lamont Dozier, who died last week at 81. 

Here’s the playlist:

Capital Radio, Aug. 15, 2022, 1 – 4:35 p.m., cygnusradio.com

  • “Capital Radio Two,” The Clash
  • “Omaha,” Tapes ’n Tapes 
  • “Omaha,” Moby Grape 
  • “Omaha,” Counting Crows 
  • “Omaha, Nebraska,” Groucho Marx 
  • “Omaha,” The Everly Brothers
  • “The Execution of All Things,” Rilo Kiley 
  • “See My Friends,” Ray Davies & Spoon
  • “Big City,” Merle Haggard 
  • “Whistle Bait,” Larry Collins 
  • “Whistle Bait,” Charlie Burton & the Cutouts 
  • “Breathe for Me Presley!” Charlie Burton & Rock Therapy   
  • “Money Honey,” Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters 
  • “Adorable,” The Drifters 
  • “Ruby Baby,” The Drifters 
  • “I Gotta Go Get My Baby,” Maddox Brothers & Sister Rose
  • “Wild, Wild Young Men,” Rose Maddox
  • “Mental Cruelty,” Buck Owens & Rose Maddox
  • “Have You Never Been Mellow,” Olivia Newton-John 
  • “A Little More Love,” Juliana Hatfield
  • “I Honestly Love You,” Juliana Hatfield  
  • “Better Call Saul Main Title Theme,” Little Barrie 
  • “Sleep Walk,” Santo & Johnny
  • “Find Out What’s Happenin,’” Bobby Bare & the Hillsiders 
  • “Address Unknown,” The Ink Spots
  • “Unsquare Dance,” The Dave Brubeck Quartet  
  • “Season of the Witch,” Al Kooper & Stephen Stills 
  • “Brandy,” The Looking Glass 
  • “Polk Salad Annie,” Tony Joe White 
  • “The Tide is High,” Blondie  
  • “All That We Perceive,” Thievery Corporation
  • “Sugar Town,” Nancy Sinatra. 
  • “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” The Buckinghams 
  • “Scorpio,’ Dennis Coffey & the Detroit Guitar Band 
  • “Hurry Sundown,” Little Richard
  • “It Never Entered My Mind,” Miles Davis 
  • “Better Call Saul,” Junior Brown  
  • “Come and Get These Memories,” Martha and the Vandellas 
  • “Leaving Here,” Eddie Holland 
  • “Baby I Need Your Loving,” Four Tops 
  • “Come See About Me,” The Supremes
  • “Baby Don’t You Do It,” Marvin Gaye 
  • “How Sweet It Is (to be Loved by You),” Junior Walker & the All-Stars
  • “This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You,” The Isley Brothers
  • “Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While),” Kim Weston 
  • “Love’s Gone Bad,” Chris Clark 
  • “Heaven Must Have Sent You,” The Elgins 
  • “Standing in the Shadows of Love,” The Four Tops 
  • “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers 
  • “There’s a Ghost in My House,” R. Dean Taylor 
  • “Give Me Just a Little More Time,” Chairmen of the Board 
  • “Love is Here and Now You’re Gone,” The Supremes 
  • “There’s No Stopping Us Now,” The Supremes 
  • “Trying to Hold On To My Woman,” Lamont Dozier 
  • “The Death of Ferdinand De Saussure,” The Magnetic Fields 
  • “Levi Stubbs’ Tears [live],” Billy Bragg 
  • “Try [live],” Janis Joplin 

Capital Radio returns Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. EDT at cygnusradio.com, and the free CygnusRadio.com app, available on iTunes and GooglePlay.