WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Nov. 29, 2020

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, November 29, 2020

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Calling All Comets
Bill Haley & His Comets w/ Rudy Pompilli (sax)
Rock’N’Roll Stage Show Part 1 EP 1956

Save The Bones For Henry Jones
Ray Charles & Lou Rawls
Just Between Us 1988

Joogie Boogie
Ari Borger & Igor Prado
Lowdown Boogie 2013

The Boys Are Back in Town
Laura Tate
Live from El Paso 2020

I Don’t Want Your Money Honey
Frantic Fay Thomas w/ Red Callender (bass) & Lee Young (drum)
Exclusive Records 1949

Thunderbird
Hal Paige & The Whalers
J & S Records 1957

The Hucklebuck
Canned Heat w/ Junior Watson & James Thornbury
Reheated 1989

Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five - Blue Light Boogie (1950, Shellac) |  Discogs

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y
Blue Light Boogie (Parts 1 & 2)
Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five
Decca Records
Jordan’s 52nd entry on the Billboard R&B Chart.
It was in the Top 10 for 16 weeks & number one for seven weeks.

Rocket 88
Rocket 88 w/ Hal “Cornbread” Singer (tenor)
Rocket 88 (Live-Rotation Club Hanpver W. Germany) 1981

I Gotta Right To Sing the Blues
Sugar Ray & The Bluetones with Little Charlie Baty
Too Far From The Bar 2020

(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean
Ruth Brown
Atlantic Records 1952

Walkin’ With Mr.
Lee Lee Allen
Walkin’ With Mr. Lee 1958

Crazy Feeling
Etta James, Maxwell Davis & Orchestra
Modern Records 1955

Driftin’ Blues
Chuck Berry
Rockin’ at the Hops 1960

PHILO RECORDS: SOME HIGHLIGHTS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

Eddie and Leo Messner launched Philo Records in 1945.
The Mesner brothers owned a record store in Los Angeles called the Philharmonic Music Store & shorted the name to Philo for their new label.
When the U.S. Patent Office refused to let them use the name because it was too close to Philco Recording Services, the brothers changed the name to Aladdin Records.
All of the Philo titles were re-released by Aladdin in 1946.

Indiana
Lester Young, Nat King Cole, & Red Callender
Philo Album #A-1 1945

Flying Home Pt’s 1 & 2
Illinois Jacquet & His All Stars
Philo Records 1945

Around The Clock Parts 1 & 2
Wynonie Harris w/ Johnny Otis
Philo Records 1945

Be Baba Leba
Helen Humes w/ Bill Doggett Octet
Philo Records 1945

Unlucky Woman
Helen Humes w/ Bill Doggett Octet
Philo Records 1945

McShann’s Boogie Blues
Jay McShann Trio
Philo Records 1945

Walkin’ Blues
Jay McShann & His Jazz Men w/ Numa Lee Davis
Philo Records 1945

Baby Don’t You Cry
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers w/ Charles Brown
Philo Records 1945

Blazer’s Boogie
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers w/ Charles Brown
Philo Records 1945

Post War Future Blues
Cousin Joe w/ Leonard Feather’s Heptet
Philo Records 1945

Mop Mop
Howard McGhee & Band
Philo Records 1945

These Foolish Things
Lester Young & His Band
Philo Records 1945

Jumpin’ At Mesners
Lester Young & His Band
Philo Records 1945

Philo Records Resources
Overview @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
The Aladdin Records Story @ bsnpubs.com
Philo/Aladdin Singles Discography & bsnpubs.com

(sign off)

Tag (You’re It)
Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Nine Lives 2005


WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Nov. 22, 2020

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, November 22, 2020

Host: John

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Blow Big Jay
Big Jay McNeely
Exclusive Records 1949

Money Honey
Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters
Atlantic Records 1953

No Money Down
Chuck Berry
After School Session 1957

Don’t Save It Too Long (The Money Song)
Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends
Capitol Records 1950

Midnight Jump
Memphis Slim & His House Rockers
Miracle Records 1948

New Flying Home
Lloyd Glenn All Stars featuring Maxwell Davis
RPM Records 1951

Third Degree
Eddie Boyd & His Chess Men
Chess Records 1953

You Played On My Piano
Duke Robillard & Friends w/ Michelle “Evil Gal” Wilson
Blues Bash 2020

78 RPM - Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five - Beware / Don't Let The Sun  Catch You Cryin' - Decca - USA - 23931

FEATURE: LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y
Beware
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1946
Jordan’s 17th entry onto the Billboard R&B Charts,
“Beware” was in the top five for nine weeks,
peaking at number two in May of 1946.

What Love Can Do
Candye Kane & Laura Chavez
Coming Out Swingin’ 2013

Blues for Yolande
Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster
Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster 1957

Feelin’ Happy
Joe Turner & His Orchestra w/ Mickey Baker
Freedom Records 1950
Let The Good Times Roll Dr. John Gumbo 1972

Hucklebuck With Jimmy
The Five Keys
Aladdin Records 1951

Good Golly, Miss Molly
Little Richard
Little Richard 1958

1975 Etta Jones and Houston Person Trio Concert Poster | Concert posters,  Concert, Trio

8:00 AM BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO ETTA JONES

Blow Top Blues
Etta Jones & The Cedar Walton Trio
A Soulful Sunday – Live at the Left Bank 1972 (Released in 2019)

Evil Gal Blues
Barney Bigard & His Orchestra featuring Etta Jones
Black & White Records 1944

Long, Long Journey
Leonard Feather’s Esquire All-Americans with Duke Ellington & Louis Armstrong His Master’s Voice Records (RCA) 1947

Salty Papa Blues
Barney Bigard & His Orchestra featuring Etta Jones
Black & White Records 1944
Born in Aiken, South Carolina on November 25, 1928, Jones grew up in Harlem & began her career with the Buddy Johnson Orchestra. Jones made her recording debut with Barney Bigard & his Orchestra on December 29, 1944. The session was produced by jazz critic Leonard Session, which featured four of his songs: “Blow Top Blues,” “Evil Gal Blues,” “Long, Long Journey,” & “Salty Papa Blues.”

One O’Clock Jump
Jack Parker & Etta Jones
Decca Records 1954

Fine & Mellow
Etta Jones
Etta Jones Sings Lady Day 2001

ETTA JONES RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com
biography @ allaboutjazz.com

Red Bank Boogie
Count Basie & His Orchestra
Columbia Records 1945

Cadillac Baby
Roy Brown & His Mighty, Mighty Men
De Luxe Records 1950

3 O’Clock In The Morning Blues
Ike & Tina Turner
Outta Season 1969

Flip Flop And Fly
Downchild Blues Band
Downchild 50th Anniversary CD – Live @ The Toronto Jazz Festival 2020

Good Rockin’ Tonight
James Brown
Out Of Sight 1964

Greenbacks
Ray Charles
Ray Charles 1957

Send Me Some Money
Varetta Dillard
Savoy Records 1954

(sign off)

Tag (You’re It)
Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Nine Lives 2005

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Nov. 15, 2020

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, November 15, 2020

Host: John

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Drivin’ & Jivin’
Tiny Grimes Quintet
Gotham Records 1949

Too Much Boogie
Roomful Of Blues
In A Roomful Of Blues 2020

Trouble, Trouble, Trouble
B.B. King
RPM Records 1959

Cool Rage
Illinois Jacquet & His Orchestra
Mercury Records 1952

Good Rockin’ Tonight
Wynonie Harris w/ Hot Lips Page
King Records 1948

Fine Brown Frame
Nellie Lutcher
Capitol Records 1948

Hippy
Horace Silver
Horace Silver & The Jazz Messengers 1955

Beans and Corn Bread / Chicky-Mo Craney Crow by Louis Jordan and His  Tympany Five (Single, Jump-Blues): Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song list -  Rate Your Music

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y

Beans & Cornbread
Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1949
Jordan’s 49th entry onto the Billboard R&B Chart,
it peaked at #1 in August of 1949

The Way You Do
Lynwood Slim & The Igor Prado Band
Brazilian Kicks 2010

Caldonia
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Cleanhead’s Back In Town 1957

Teardrops from My Eyes
Ruth Brown
Atlantic Records 1950

After Hours Session
Frank “Floorshow” Culley & His Band w/ feat Van “Piano Man” Walls
Atlantic Records 1950

I Don’t Want To Be President
Percy Mayfield
Atlantic Records 1974

Straight Eight
Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s
Jump For Joy 2001

Still Got the Blues
Laura Tate
Live from El Paso 2020

James Brown Poster | Poster: Little Willie John, and James Brown & The Flames Rolls Posters ...

8:00 a.m. Feature: A Birthday Tribute to Little Willie John
Born William Edward John in Cullendale, Arkansas on November 15, 1937

All Around The World
Little Willie John
King Records 1955
This was the first recording of the blues classic written by Titus Turner.
The song was Little Willie John’s first release as a solo artist and his first hit,
peaking at #1 on the Billboard R&B Chart in November of 1955.

My Nerves
Little Willie John
King Records 1956
The flip side of “Need Your Love So Bad,” John’s second entry onto the Billboard chart.

Do Something For Me
Doug Sahm
The Last Real Texas Blues Band 1994
Little Willie John’s original peaked at #15 in 1956

Home At Last
James Brown
Thinking About Little Willie John And A Few Nice Things 1968
A minor hit for Little Willie John.
It appeared in the #6 position on the Billboard chart for one week in January of 1956.

It Only Hurts A Little While
Lamont Cranston
Tiger In Your Tank 1988
Little Willie John recorded this one in 1964.
It was one of his last recordings before he was arrested for manslaughter.

Talk to Me, Talk to Me
Catherine Russell
Harlem on My Mind 2016
Little Willie John was the first to record this standard written by John Seneca.
His 1958 version sold more than a million copies.

Ring A Ling
Paul Williams & His Hucklebuckers a w/ Little Willie John
Rama Records 1955
Henry Glover, the president of King Records, signed Little Willie John
to a solo contract after hearing him sing with the Hucklebuckers.

Need Your Love So Bad
Eddie Tigner
Slippin’ In 2009
John’s second single and second hit, peaking at #5 in 1956

Fever
Little Willie John
King Records 1956
Little Willie John was the first to record this classic written by Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell (under the pseudonym of John Davenport).
John’s version reached #24 on the Billboard Pop Chart and #1 on the R&B Chart.
It sold more than a million copies and was awarded a gold record.

Little Willie John Resources
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
“Little Willie John Arrested for Murder”

One O’Clock Jump
Count Basie
Count Basie At Newport 1957

Talkin’ Bout You
Ray Charles
A Newport 1958

Black Water Blues
Dinah Washington
Newport Jazz Festival 1958

(sign off)

Tag (You’re It)
Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Nine Lives 2005

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Nov. 8, 2020

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for November 8, 2020

Host
John

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Night Crawlin’
Big John Greer
Groove Records 1955

Don’t Save It Too Long (The Money Song)
Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends
Capitol Records 1950

Ain’t That Good News
Duces of Rhythm & Tempo Toppers, lead Little Richard
Peacock Records 1953

Come Love
John Hammond
Ready For Love 2003

Atomic Energy
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Peacock Records 1950

Rock Awhile
Goree Carter & His Hepcats
Freedom Records 1949

Rock with It, Baby
Jimmy Preston & Burnetta Evans
Derby Records 1950

Everybody Looks Good at the Starting Line
Diane Schuur
Running On Faith 2020

Barnyard Boogie / How Long Must I Wait for You by Louis Jordan and His  Tympany Five (Single, Jump-Blues): Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song list -  Rate Your Music

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y

Barnyard Boogie
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1948
Cash Box Magazine Regional R&B Hit
in NYC, Chicago & Los Angeles
for five weeks in February & March of 1948

I Don´t Hurt Anymore
Fontella Bass With Oliver Sain Orchestra
Bobbin Records 1962

My Money’s Green
Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Disturbing The Peace 1988

Get a Real Job
Mike Goudreau & the Boppin Blues Band
Sweet Blues 2016

Airplane Blues
Helen Humes w/ Dexter Gordon
Savoy Records 1950

Reelin’ & Rockin’
Fats Domino
Imperial Records 1952

Calling All Fools
Frank Bey
All My Dues Are Paid 2020

Roy Brown’s Boogie
Roy Brown
Deluxe Records 1947

Music Memorabilia:Posters, LaVern Baker Roseland Ballroom Concert Poster (1959). Very Rare.
...

8AM Feature: A Salute to LaVern Baker
Born Doris LaVern Baker in Chicago, Illinois on November 11, 1929

Tweedle Dee
LaVern Baker
Live In Hollywood 1991
“Tweedle Dee” was Baker’s first major hit, reaching number four on the
Billboard R&B Chart and 14 on the Pop Chart in 1955

Easy Baby
Eddie ‘Sugarman’ Penigar Orchestra w/Lavern Baker
RCA Victor 1949
Baker’s first recording session

Lost Child
Todd Rhodes Orchestra w/ Lavern Baker
King Records 1953

He Roars Like A Lion
Merline Johnson
Bluebird Records 1937
Johnson was Baker’s aunt and the inspiration for her to become a singer

Gimme a Pigfoot
Bessie Smith
Okah Records 1934

Empty Bed Blues
LaVern Baker
Sings Bessie Smith 1958

Soul On Fire
LaVern Baker
Atlantic Records 1953
Baker’s first solo entry onto the Billboard R&B Chart

LaVern Baker Resources
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ disscogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com

How Deep Is The Well
Percy Mayfield & His Orchestra
Specialty Records 1953

Basie Goes Wess
Count Basie
Dance Session 1953

R.M. Blues
Roy Milton
Juke Box Records 1945

Walkin’ With Sid
Arnett Cobb
Apollo Records 1947

You Ain’t Goin’ To Heaven No How
Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
Exclusive Records 1946

Three For The Festival
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
We Free Kings 1961

Baby Don’t You Cry
Ray Charles
Sweet & Sour Tears 1964

What Can I Do
Duke Robillard & Friends w/ Chris Cote
Blues Bash 2020

(sign off)

Tag (You’re It)
Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Nine Lives 2005

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast November 1, 2020

Listen to Route 66 Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 AM EDT on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3FM.
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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for November 1, 2020

Host
John

Title
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Easyville
Gil Bernal
Spark Records 1954

Battle of the Blues, Pt 1 & 2
Big Joe Turner & Wynonie Harris
Aladdin Records 1949

Satisfy My Soul
Bonita & The Blues Shacks
Bonita & The Blues Shacks 2015

Do You Mean It (Ike Turner)
Duke Robillard & Friends w/ Chris Cote
Blues Bash 2020

You’re Driving Me Insane
Ike Turner with Ben Burton’s Orchestra
RPM Records 1952
Izear Luster “Ike” Turner Jr. – November 5, 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi

Sweet Baby Of Mine
Ruth Brown
Atlantic Records 1956

That’s What Makes My Baby Fat
Joe Morris Blues Cavalcade w/ Faye Adams
Lowdown Baby 1952

78 RPM - Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five - Ain't That Just Like A Woman  (They'll Do It Every Time) / If It's Love You Want Baby, That's Me - Decca  - USA - 23669

FEATURE: Louis Jordan – The Hits from A to Y
(56 Solo Hits from Billboard & Cash Box R&B Charts)
Ain’t That Just Like A Woman
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five w/Carl Hogan (guitar)
Decca Records (#1 for two weeks in October 1946)

L & N Special
Christine Kittrell w/ Her Band
Republic Records 1953

Mystery Train
Little Junior’s Blue Flames
Sun Records 1953

In the Dark (Junior Parker)
Shemekia Copeland
Uncivil War 2020

Black Nights
Lowell Fulson
Soul 1965

Honky Tonk (parts 1 & 2)
The James Brown Soul Train
Polydor Records 1972

Hard Luck Blues
Roy Brown & His Mighty Mighty Men
DeLuxe Records 1950

Barbados / Parker's Mood by Charlie Parker All Stars (Single, Bebop):  Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song list - Rate Your Music

8:00 AM Feature: Savoy Records Survey, 1944 to 1956

Savoy Records is an American record company and label established by
Herman Lubinsky in 1942 in Newark, New Jersey. Savoy specialized in jazz,
rhythm and blues, and gospel music, and was the first label to release records
by Charlie Parker and other jazz and R&B greats.

Head Hunter
Johnny Otis Orchestra featuring Peter “Guitar” Lewis & Big Jay McNeely
Savoy Records 1949

He Knows How to Hucklebuck
Paul Williams & His Hucklebuckers w/ Joan Shaw (vocals)
Savoy Records 1948

Grandma & Grandpa
Jimmy “Baby Face” Lewis
Savoy Records 1948

If It’s News To You
Little Esther Phillips
Savoy Records 1953

V-Eight Baby
Tommy Brown
Savoy Records 1951

Take The Hands Off The Clock
Tiny Bradshaw
Savoy Records 1947

Bongo Blues
Dee Williams Sextette
Savoy Records 1949

Open The Door, Richard (Parts 1 & 2)
Dusty Fletcher
Savoy Records 1948
Comedian Dusty Fletcher performed “Open The Door Richard”
as a sketch in the 1930s and 40s
Jack McVea turned it into a song in 1947


Barbados
The Charlie Parker All Stars
Savoy Records 1948
Charlie Parker’s only entry onto the Billboard R&B Charts
It peaked at #15 for one week in 1948


My Fault
Brownie McGhee
Savoy Records 1948

Jumpin’ Jacquet
Illinois Jacquet
Savoy Records 1946

What’s The Matter With Me
Albennie Jones & Don Byas Orchestra w/ Dizzy Gillespie
Savoy Records 1945

We’re Gonna Rock, We’re Gonna Roll
Wild Bill Moore
Savoy Records 666 1948

Wild Wig
Big Jay McNeely & His Blue Jays
Savoy Records 1949

Doggin’ Blues
Linda Hopkins w/ The Johnny Otis Orchestra
Savoy Records 1950

Candy
Big Maybelle & the Kelly Owens Orchestra
Savoy Records 1956

SAVOY RECORDS RESOURCES
History @ wikipedia.org
Herman Lubinsky bio @ wikipedia.org
Savoy Records @ discogs.com
Savoy Records Discography Project
Savoy Records – Jazz Album Covers
Savoy Records – Spontaneous Lunacy

(sign off)

Tag (You’re It)
Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Nine Lives 2005

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Oct. 25, 2020

Listen to Route 66 Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 AM EDT on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3FM.
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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, October 25, 2020

Host
John

Birthday
John
Mangum, Oklahoma
October 25, 1954

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Mess Around
Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters
Rise Up 2020

Klroy Has Been Here
Memphis Slim & His House Rockers
Miracle Records 1947

Walk That Walk, Daddy O
Tina Davis & The Gene Nero Sextet
King Records 1949

Traintime Blues
Bill Stuve
Say Man! 2000

Drown in My Own Tears
Blue Harlem w/Imelda May
Talk to Me 2005

Route 66
Chuck Berry
New Jukebox Hits 1961

D Is For Denny
Kirk Fletcher
My Blues Pathway 2020

Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens - Wikipedia

NEW FEATURE – Louis Jordan: The Hits from A to Y

Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1946
A number one hit for Mr. Jordan in 1946!

What a little moonlight can do
Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday (Lp) 1954

Senor Blues
Ray Charles
My Kind Of Jazz 1970

What I Put You Through
Sugar Ray & The Bluetones w/ Little Charlie Baty
Too Far From The Bar 2020

I Need a Man
Laura Tate
Live from El Paso 2020

Vout Orenee
Slim Gaillard & His Boogiereeners
Queen Records 1945

On the Road
Jack Kerouac
Reads on the Road 1999

8 A.M. Feature: 66 on Route 66

To celebrate John’s 66 birthday, we’re counting down
Billboard Magazine’s Top 10 R&B songs in Atlanta, for October 25, 1954.

#10 Hurts Me to My Heart
Faye Adams
Herald Records 1954

#9 Oh, What a Dream
Ruth Brown
Atlantic Records 1954

#8 You Upset Me Baby
B.B. King
RPM Records 1954

#7 She’s The One
The Midnighters
Federal Records 1954

#6 Never Let Me Know
Johnny Ace
Duke Records 1954

#5 Shake, Rattle & Roll
Big Joe Turner
Atlantic Records 1954

#4 I’m Ready
Muddy Waters
Chess Records 1954

#3 Don’t Drop It
Wilbert Harrison
Savoy Records 1954

#2 Mambo Baby
Ruth Brown
Atlantic Records 1954

#1 Hearts of Stone
The Charms
De Luxe Records 1954

You can find the Territorial R&B Charts for October 25, 1954
on page 49 of Billboard Magazine’s issue for November 6, 1954.

Smack Dab In The Middle
Count Basie & His Orchestra w/ Joe Williams
Clef Records 1956

Goin’ To Chicago Blues
Lou Rawls w/ The Onzy Matthews Octet
Black & Blue 1963

Just For A Thrill
Aretha Franklin
The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin 1962

Have You Got The Gumption
Louis Jordan
Decca ‎Records 1947

Play With Your Poodle
Dana Gillespie
Blue Job 1982

The Pick-Up
Etta James
Modern Records 1957

Drive Daddy Drive
Little Sylvia w/ Buddy Lucas & The Band of Tomorrow
Jubilee Records 1952

Crazy ‘Bout an Automobile (Every Woman I Know)
Billy “The Kid” Emerson
Vee Jay Records 1955

(sign off)

Tag (You’re It)
Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Nine Lives 2005

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – Oct. 18, 2020

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for October 18, 2020
Host
John
Birthday
Chuck Berry
(b) Charles Edward Anderson Berry
St. Louis, Missouri
October 18, 1926

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Riot In Boogie
Harry ‘The Hipster’ Gibson
Boogie Woogie In Blue 1944

Them There Eyes
Varetta Dillard
Savoy Records 1952

All Around The World
Titus Turner w/ Mickey Baker
Wing Records 1955

Jilted Blues
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Charles Brown
Exclusive Records 1948

You Did A Number On Me
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
Go, Just Do It! 2020

Burn Creepers, Burn
Noble “Thin Man” Watts
Return Of The Thin Man 1987

Mr Moonlight
Dr Feelgood & The Interns
Okeh Records 1962

Unchain My Heart
Ray Charles w/ David “Fathead” Newman
ABC-Paramont Records 1961

When Lights Are Low
Catherine Russell
Harlem on My Mind 2016

Harlem Nocturne
Oliver Sain & His Orchestra
Bobbin Records 1962

Candy Store Blues
Toni Harper
Columbia Records 1950

When I Grow Too Old To Dream
Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
Miltone Records 1946

Sneakin’ Around
Rudy Render
London Records 1949

T-Bone Shuffle
T-Bone Walker
Capitol Records 1947

Mama Bring Your Clothes Back Home
Lowell Fulson
Swing Time Records 1950

Them That Got
Maceo Parker
Roots Revisited 1990

8:00 AM Tribute To Chuck Berry

School days (Ring ring goes the bell)
Chuck Berry
After School Session 1957

Ain’t That Just Like A Woman
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five w/Carl Hogan (guitar)
Decca Records 1946

Johnny B. Goode
Buck Owens & His Buckaroos
In London 1969

Nadine
John Hammond
Southern Fried 1970

You Can’t Catch Me
George Benson
Walking to New Orleans: Remembering Chuck Berry and Fats Domino 2019

Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Nina Simone
High Priestess of Soul 1967

Berry Pickin’
Chuck Berry
After School Session 1957

Back in the U.S.A.
Linda Ronstadt w/ Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, & Robert Cray
“Hail! Hail! Rock n Roll!” (soundtrack) 1986

Carol
The Rolling Stones
Get Your Ya Ya’s Out! 1969

Johnnie’s Boogie
Johnnie Johnson
Sydney, Australia at the Basement Nightclub (video) 2003

Medley: 1940s Standards
Chuck Berry & Johnnie Johnson
“Hail! Hail! Rock n Roll!” (soundtrack) 1986

Chuck Berry Resources
official website
biography @ wikipedia.org
biography @ britannica.com
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com
rock & roll hall of fame

Big Boy, Part 1
Jim Giuffre & His Orchestra
Modern Records 1952

The Boys Are Back in Town
Laura Tate
Live from El Paso 2020

The Things That I Used to Do
Guitar Slim w/ Ray Charles (piano)
Specialty Records 1954

(sign off)

Tag (You’re It)
Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Nine Lives 2005

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – October 11, 2020

Listen to Route 66 Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 AM EDT on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3FM.
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Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, October 11, 2020

Host
John

Birthday
Jimmy Liggins
(b) James L. Elliott
Earlesboro, Oklahoma
October 14, 1918

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Chuck’s Chuckles
Willis Jackson
Apollo Records 1950

I’ve Got A Feelin’
Big Maybelle
Okeh Records 1952

I Done Done It
Bloodest Saxophone feat. Jai Malano
Texas Queens 5 2019

After Midnight
Amos Milburn
Aladdin Records 1946

Hot Fudge
Rusty Bryant
Dot Records 1955

I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On
James Brown & The Famous Flames
Federal Records 1956

This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin’
Ruth Brown w/ Mickey Baker
Atlantic Records 1958

Flip Flop And Fly
Downchild Blues Band
Downchild 50th Anniversary CD – Live @ The Toronto Jazz Festival 2020

Venus Blues
Stick McGhee & His Spo-Dee-O-Dee Buddies
Atlantic Records 1950

Long Distance Operator
Little Milton
Bobbin Records 1959

Stormy Monday
Johnny Rawls
Live in Europe 2020

Cookin’ In Style
Johnny Adams
One Foot in the Blues 1996

Strange Things Happening
Kim Wilson
Take Me Back – The Bigtone Sessions 2020

Push-Ka-Pee She Pie (The Saga Of Saga Boy)
Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1949

Take the “a” Train
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2019

Strange Things Happening Everyday
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Decca Records 1944

Peppermint Harris | Big Road Blues

8:00 a.m. WRFG Route 66 Tribute to Jimmy Liggins

Cadillac Boogie
Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
Specialty Records 1948

Tear Drop Blues
Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
Specialty Records 1948

I Can’t Stop It
Ross Bon & the Mighty Blue Kings
Come One, Come All 1998

Never Let You Go
Duke Robillard
Duke’s Blues 1996

Saturday Night Boogie Woogie Man
Mitch Woods, The Lazy Jumpers
Ridin’ Blues: 20 Rhythm & Blues To Ride Along With 2013

Talking That Talk
Kid Ramos
West Coast House Party 2000

Drunk
Jimmy Liggins & His 3-D Music
Specialty Records 1953

I Ain’t Drunk
Albert Collins
Cold Snap 1986

Don’t Put Me Down
Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
Specialty Records 1949

Jimmy Liggins Resources
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com

I Left A Good Deal In Mobile
Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers w/ Herb Jeffries (vocals)
Exclusive Records 1945

Shiver Me Timbers
Southside Johnny & LaBamba’s Big Band
Grapefruit Moon: The Songs of Tom Waits 2008

Sing, Sing, Sing
Louis Prima
Strictly Prima 1959

Hallelujah, I Love Him So
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella: The Lost Berlin Tapes (1962) 2020

(sign off)

Tag (You’re It)
Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Nine Lives 2005


WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for October 4, 2020

Listen to Route 66 Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 AM EDT on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3FM.
Your independent community radio station is streaming worldwide
over our free mobile app and WRFG.ORG.

Please follow WRFG Route 66 on Facebook.
Check out our podcast page @ MixCloud.Com.

Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, October 4, 2020
Host

John
Theme
What’s Hot on the Jukebox – October 1945
Title
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Tuxedo Boogie
Albert Ammons
Mercury Records 1947

I Can’t Wait
Roomful Of Blues
In A Roomful Of Blues 2020

Bloodshot Eyes
Wynonie Harris
King Records 1951

Open The Door, Richard
Count Basie & His Orchestra
With vocals by Harry “Sweets” Edison, Bill Johnson, & the band
RCA Victor 1947

Why Do Things Happen to Me
B.B. King
RPM Records 1957

Sad Feeling
Lionel Hampton & HIs Orchestra
Decca Records 1950

Ridin’ on the L&N
John Mayall
Three for the Road 2018

Lies, Lies, Lies
Annisteen Allen
Federal Records 1951

You Can’t Catch Me
Chuck Berry
After School Session 1957

My Man Called Me
Big Mama Thornton w/ Johnny Otis
Peacock Records 1957

Professor Bop Babs
Gonzales w/ Sonny Rollins & J.J. Johnson
Capitol Records 1949

The Chase (part 1)
Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray
Dial Records 1947

Fool’s Paradise
John Hammond w/ Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Trouble No More 1994

Cadillac Baby
The Knickerbocker All-Stars
Go Back Home to the Blues 2015

Big Town
Roy Brown & The Griffin Brothers
De Luxe Records 1951

One Sweet Letter
Adrianna Marie & her Roomful Of All-Stars
Kingdom Of Swing 2017

8:00 a.m. Feature: What’s Hot on the Jukebox – October 1945 (Flipside’s First)

Who’s Been Foolin’ You
Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
Bluebird Records 1945
4) Rock Me Mama
Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
Bluebird Records 1945

I Thought You Ought To Know
King Cole Trio
Capitol Records 1945
3) I’m A Shy Guy
King Cole Trio
Capitol Records 1945

Shipyard Social Function
Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra
Decca Records 1945
2) Who Threw The Whiskey In the Well
Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra w/ Wynonie Harris (Vocals)
Decca Records 1945

1)The Honeydripper (Parts 1 & 2)
Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
Exclusive Records 1945


Somebody Done Changed The Lock On My Door
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1945
Caldonia
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1945
Caldonia” didn’t make the chart that week,
but it was in the top five for 22 weeks in 1945

Rockin’ The Blues Away
Tiny “Mac” Grimes & the Rocking Highlanders w/ Red Prysock
United Records 1952
Black Night
Bobby “Blue” Bland
Duke Records 1965
Cold, Cold Heart
Dinah Washington
Mercury Records 1951
You Been Goofin’
Kim Wilson
Take Me Back – The Bigtone Sessions 2020
Swingin’ Peter Gunn Parts 1 & 2
Jimmy Nolen
Federal Records 1960
Tell The Truth
Ray Charles
In Person 1960

(sign off)

Tag (You’re It)
Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Nine Lives 2005

R&B Chart Resources
Billboard Magazine Archive @ worldradiohistory.com
Cashbox Magazine Archive @ worldradiohistory.com
Cashbox Archive R&B Singles @ cashboxmagazine.com

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Sept. 27, 2020

Listen to Route 66 Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 AM EDT on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3FM.
Your independent community radio station is streaming worldwide
over our free mobile app and WRFG.ORG.

Please follow WRFG Route 66 on Facebook.
Check out our podcast page @ MixCloud.Com.

Since we couldn’t get together at the Park Tavern in Piedmont Park this year, we streamed the blues straight to you.

Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, September 27, 2020
Host
John

Birthday
Ray Charles
(b) Ray Charles Robinson
Albany, Georgia
September 23, 1930

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Chick-A-boo
Lloyd Glenn at the 88
Swingtime Records 1951

Riffette
Freddie Slack & His Orchestra w/ T-Bone Walker
Capitol Records 1943

The Huckle-Buck
Lionel Hampton w/ Lorene Carter
Decca Records 1949

Let’s Have A Party
Amos Milburn w/ Noble “Thin Man” Watts & Mickey Baker
Aladdin Records 1953

Mean to Me
David Newman & Ray Charles
Ray Charles Presents David Newman – Fathead 1958

Jelly, Jelly
Anthony Geraci & Dennis Brennan
Daydreams In Blues 2020

Mambo Baby
Ruth Brown
Atlantic Records 1954

Kansas City
Lou Rawls
Black & Blue 1963

She Winked Her Eye
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Peacock Records 1951

What Will Become Of Me
Sugar Ray & The Bluetones with Little Charlie Baty
Too Far From The Bar 2020

Ain’t No Rockin No More
Bill Stuve
Say Man! 2000

Big Boy
Bill Jennings Quintet
King Records 1955

I’ve Got A Feelin’
Big Maybelle
Okeh Records 7026 1952

Everybody Looks Good at the Starting Line
Diane Schuur
Running On Faith 2020

8:00 A.M. Tribute to Ray Charles

Confession Blues
The Maxin Trio
Down Beat Records 1949

Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
Ray Charles
Swing Time Records 1951

Early In The Morning
Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1947

In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down
Charles Brown
Aladdin Records 1949

Mary Ann
Ray Charles
Atlantic Records 1956

Drown In My Own Tears
Stevie Wonder
Tribute To Uncle Ray 1962

Mess Around
Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters
Rise Up 2020

A Fool For You
Ike & Tina Turner
River Deep, Mountain High 1966

I’ll Do Anything But Work
Duke Robillard
Guitar Groove A Rama 2006

Deed I Do
Ray Charles & Milt Jackson
Soul Brothers/Soul Meeting 1958

Just For A Thrill
Ray Charles
The Genius Of Ray Charles 1959

Spirit in the Dark (reprise)
Aretha Franklin w/ Ray Charles
At Fillmore West 1971

(sign off)

Tag (You’re It)
Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Nine Lives 2005

Ray Charles Resources
Official Website
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Overview @ allmusic.com
Biography & Songs @ britannica.com
Biography @ historylink.org