PART 1: American Beat ’84 – The Fleshtones; I’ll Be Doggone – Marvin Gaye; Introduction/Ready Steady Go (Live in Montville) – The Reducers; Small Talk (Live in Montville) – The Reducers; What Do I Get? – The Reducers; You’re So Good to Me – Roger C. Reale; Take It in Stride – Abbie Barrett; Just Got Lucky – JoBoxers; Jimmy Carter Says YES – Gene Marshall; Dance This Mess Around – The B-52’s; Rock Lobster – The B-52’s; I Spy for the FBI – Jamo Thomas; Cake (Devil’s Food) – The Greg Sherrod Music Company; Inside-Looking Out – The Animals
PART 2: Don’t Shoot – Attribute; Do You Wanna Be Like Them? – Sour Ops; Make It Count – The John Spignesi Band; After – Farmertan; The Real You – The False Positives; Another True Story – Spygenius; Spite – Spygenius; Remember Me When I Was Good – Spygenius; Angeline – The Brothers Steve; We Got the Hits – The Brothers Steve
PART 3: First Rose of Spring – Willie Nelson; Homegrown – Neil Young; Love Is a Rose – Neil Young; Vacancy – Neil Young; Man Without a Soul – Lucinda Williams; When the Way Gets Dark – Lucinda Williams; You Can’t Rule Me – Lucinda Williams; Best Shirt On – Chuck Prophet; High as Johnny Thunders – Chuck Prophet; Womankind – Chuck Prophet; Marathon – Chuck Prophet; Old Store Fronts – Rogers & Butler; To Live or Live Not – Duncan Reid & the Big Heads; (Had to Run Away to) Come Back – Dust Hat; Wild and Free – The Godfathers
PART 4: What? – Soft Cell; Shaker 7 – The Clams; Summertime – Nathaniel Mayer; That Lady – The Isley Brothers; Mr. Moto – The Bel-Airs; At the Zoo – Simon & Garfunkel; In the Hot, Hot Rays – Fleet Foxes; The Beach – Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers; I Saw Her on the Beach – King Uszniewicz and His Uszniewicztones; Let’s Go to the Beach – Larry & the Loafers; Palisades Park – Freddy Cannon; The Monkey’s Uncle – Annette Funicello w/The Beach Boys; Makin’ With the Magilla – Little Eva; California Fantasy – GospelbeacH; Surfer Joe – The Surfaris; Summertime’s Calling Me – The Catalinas
… 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.