WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast June 26, 2022

WRFG’s Route 66 celebrates a time when blues, jazz, and R&B blended
together, often in the same song. The focus is on the music of the Jump Blues
and Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and on how those styles
have evolved over the years.

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Sure Thing Count Basie Mercury Records 1952
At The Swing Cats Ball Catherine Russell Send For Me 2022
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Kidney Stew Is Fine 1969
That’s Better For Me T-Bone Walker Black & White Records 1948
X-Temperaneous Boogie Camille Howard Specialty Records 1948
Foolishly Yours Savannah Churchill Manor Records 1947
Stagger Lee Delbert McClinton Outdated Emotion 2022
One O’Clock Jump Jack Parker & Etta Jones Decca Records 1954
Blue Shadows Lowell Fulson Swingtime Records 1949
Blues Down Home Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1957
Blue Monday Fats Domino Imperial Records 1956
Hittin’ On Me Buddy & Ella Johnson Mercury Records 1953
Rockin’ At Midnight Roy Brown Deluxe Records 1949
Love And Friendship Ben Levin Still Here 2021
The Hunt Is On Percy Mayfield Specialty Records 1952
I Ain’t Lyin’ Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Disturbing The Peace 1988

LOUIS JORDAN – 114TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Louis Thomas Jordan was born in Brinkley, Arkansas on July 8, 1908. He was an American saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and bandleader who was popular from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. Known as “The King of the Jukebox”, Jordan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an
“early influence” in 1987. Wikipedia

Let The Good Times Roll Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1946
Petootie Pie Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan Decca Records 1946
Jordan and Fitzgerad rose to prominance as the featured singers for the
Chick Webb Orchestra in the 1930s.


Open The Door Richard! Jack McVea & His All Stars Black & White Records 1947
Jack McVea set the comedy routine to music, setting off the “Open the Door Richard!” craze that generated at least seven versions of the song, including
a classic by Louis Jordan.

Run Joe Bloodest Saxophone feat. Lauren Cervantes Texas Queens 5 2019
Early In The Morning Buddy Guy Damn Right, I’ve Got The Blues 1991

A Man Ain’t A Man Louis Jordan & Chris Barber Louis Jordan & Chris Barber 1962
The hits stopped coming in the early 1950s, but Jordan continued to perform and record into the early 1970s. He died of a heart attack on February 4, 1975,
in Los Angeles

Cole Slaw Jesse Stone & His Band RCA Victor 1949
Both Stone and Jordan scored jukebox hits with “Cole Slaw” in 1949 & 1950.

Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ Ray Charles The Genius 1959
Roamin’ Blues Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1949
Boogie Woogie Blue Plate Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1947

Teardrops from My Eyes Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1950
Ruth Brown topped the charts with the Rudy Toombs classic in 1950,
Jordan’s version scored a hit in 1951.

Jack You’re Dead Rob Stone Trio In Tokyo 2021
Caldonia B.B. King
Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan 1999
I’ll Never Be Free Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan Decca Records 1950

Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby Buster Brown Fire Records 1959
Perhaps the strangest cover of a Louis Jordan classic, Brown basically took the
song apart and stomped on it, then put it back together with crazy glue.

LOUIS JORDAN RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME
THE BLUES FOUNDATION

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast Sunday, June 19, 2022

WRFG’s Route 66 celebrates a time when blues, jazz, and R&B blended
together, often in the same song. The focus is on the music of the Jump Blues
and Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and on how those styles
have evolved over the years.

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Deacon’s Hop Big Jay McNeely Savoy Records 1948
Juneteenth Jamboree Louis Jordan Decca Records 1940
Give It Up Roomful Of Blues Roomful of Blues 1986
Give It Up Daddy Blues Albennie Jones Decca Records 1947
Flying Home Ella Fitzgerald Decca Records 1945
Skedaddle Kurt Crandall Starts On The Stops 2022
The Hi-De-Ho Man Cab Calloway Columbia Records 1947
Shout, Sister, Shout! Sister Rosetta Tharpe Decca Records 1943
Big Fine Girl Jimmy Witherspoon Moderm Records 1949
Leave The Light On Love Light Orchestra Leave The Light On 2022
3 O’clock Blues B.B. King RPM Records 1951
Everyday I Have The Blues Illinois Jacquet, Tiny Grimes, & Wynton Kelly
The Blues; That’s Me! 1969
Sad Feeling Lionel Hampton Decca Records 1950
Boogie Woogie Country Girl Jimmy ‘T99’ Nelson
Rockin’ And Shoutin’ The Blues 1999
Confession Blues The Maxin Trio Down Beat Records 1949
Million Dollar Smile Catherine Russell Send For Me 2022

Charlie Parker at the Royal Roost, NYC – December 11, 1948

SAVOY RECORDS – 80TH ANNIVERARY SALUTE – PART THREE OF THREE
Savoy Records was founded in 1942 by Herman Lubinsky, the owner of the
Radio Record Shop in Newark, New Jersey. The label specialized in jazz, R&B,
and gospel music and became one of the most important independent record
labels of the 1940s and 1950s.

Corn Bread Hal Singer Sextet Savoy Records 1948
The first of two songs by Singer that made the Top 10. “Corn Bread” baked on the national R&B chart for 22 weeks and spent eight weeks at number one.

Barbados Charlie Parker All Stars Savoy Records 1948
Parker’s only record to make it onto the national R&B charts, “Barbados” was
the 15th most played song for the week ending December 18, 1948.
The All Stars: Miles Davis, trumpet; Charlie Parker, alto sax; John Lewis, piano;
Curly Russell, bass; and Max Roach, drums.

My Fault Brownie McGhee Savoy Records 1948
McGhee’s only true “hit” record. “My Fault” was on the national R&B chart for
eight weeks, peaking at number two.

The Hucklebuck Paul Williams & The Hucklebucks Savoy Records 1948
He Knows How to Hucklebuck Paul Williams & His Hucklebuckers
Savoy Records 1949
One of the biggest records of the jump blues era, Paul Williams’s version of “The Hucklebuck” was on the Billboard R&B chart for 32 weeks and spent 14 weeks at number one. His followup, “He Knows How To Hucklebuck,” featured 13-year-old
Joan Shaw on vocals.

Scrapple From The Apple Charlie Parker Quintet Savoy Records 1949
In 1949 Savoy made several of Charlie Parker’s live performances at the
Royal Roost in NYC. “Scrapple from the Apple” was part of Symphony Sid’s radio broadcast from the Roost on January 15, 1949. The Qunitet: Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Charlie Parker, alto sax; Al Haig, piano; Tommy Potter, bass; and
Joe Harris, drums.

You Satisfy Billy Wright Savoy Records 1949
Wright’s second of four Top 10 hits for Savoy. The Atlanta native who greatly influenced Little Richard scored a total of four national hits – and several regional hits – while signed to Savoy. His recording career faded when he moved to Peacock Records in the mid 1950s.

Up and Adam (Lester Warms Up) Lester Young Quintet Savoy Records 1950
Recorded live at the Argule Lounge in Chicago on April 2, 1950. The Quintet: Jesse Drakes, trumpet; Lester Young, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Joe Shulman, bass;
and Jo Jones, drums.

Keep Your Hands On Your Heart Billy Wright Savoy Records 1950
One of several songs that should have been hits Wright recoreded for Savoy,
proving that it doesn’t have to be in the Top 10 to be good.

Mistrusting Blues Johnny Otis Orchestra Savoy Records 1950
The second in a string of 14 hits by Johnny Otis on Savoy or its subsidiary
Regents label, “Mistrusting Blues” was the number one R&B record in the country
for four weeks in 1950.

All Night Long Johnny Otis Orchestra Savoy Records 1951
The second to last hit from the Johnny Otis Orchestra while on Savoy, “All Night Long” was on the chart for four weeks, peaking in eighth place.

School Days Dizzy Gillespie Sextet Regent Records (Savoy Records) 1951
Recorded in Detroit, Michigan on March 1, 1951. The Sextet: Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Percy Heath, bass; & “Kansas” Fields, drums.

Weepin’ & Cryin’ Tommy Brown & The Griffin Brothers Regent Records 1951
Tommy Brown was an Atlanta original. “Weepin’ & Cryin’,” his signature song, was
the number 1 R&B song in the country for three weeks in December of 1951.

Much of the research material for this series can be found at
vocalgroupharmony.com

MORE SAVOY RECORDS RESOURCES
Savoy Records (main article) @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Savoy Records Discography Project
Harman Lubinsky biography @ wikipedia.org

Jumpin’ Wit Junior Junior Watson Jumpin’ Wit Junior 2012
Something’s Got A Hold On Me Etta James & Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Blues In The Night, Vol. 1: The Early Show 1986

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast June 12, 2022

WRFG’s Route 66 celebrates a time when blues, jazz, and R&B blended
together, often in the same song. The focus is on the music of the Jump Blues
and Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and on how those styles
have evolved over the years.

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Hastings Street Bounce Paul Williams Sextette Savoy Records 1947
Why Don’t You Eat Where You Slept Last Night ZuZu Bollin
Texas Bluesman 1991
Kidney Stew Blues Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson Mercury Records 1947
Cold, Cold Feeling T-Bone Walker Imperial Records 1951
Let Me Go Home Whiskey Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1952
If I Could Be With You Catherine Russell Send For Me 2022
I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues Lou Rawls Portrait Of The Blues 1993
Take Me Back To Little Rock Lil Green RCA Victor 1947
San Diego Bounce Harold Land All Stars Regent Records 1950
Early Bird Special Kurt Crandall Starts On The Stops 2022
You Ain’t Goin’ To Heaven No How Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
Exclusive Records 1946
If I Never Get to Heaven Dinah Washington Back To The Blues 1963
Sunday Mornin’ Coleman Hawkins Soul 1958
I’ll Do Anything But Work Ray Charles Swing Time Records 1950
I’ll Drown In My Tears Lula Reed w/ Sonny Thompson King Records 1951
Smooth Sailing Ella Fitzgerald Decca Records 1951

Herman Lubinsky, founder of Savoy Records


SAVOY RECORDS – 80TH ANNIVERARY SALUTE – PART TWO OF THREE
Savoy Records was founded in 1942 by Herman Lubinsky, the owner of the
Radio Record Shop in Newark, New Jersey. The label specialized in jazz, R&B,
and gospel music and became one of the most important independent record
labels of the 1940s and 1950s.

What’s The Matter With Me Albinia Jones (Albennie Jones) Savoy Records 1945
Recorded in NYC on April 14, 1945 during a session credited to Albinia Jones with Don Byas’ Swing Seven – Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Gene Sedric, clarinet; Sammy Price, alto sax; Don Byas, tenor sax; Leonard Ware, guitar; Oscar Smith, bass; Doc West, drums; Albinia Jones, vocal.

Sweet Man Miss Rhapsody (Viola Wells) with Ruben Cole’s Orchestra
Savoy Records 1945

The Chair Song Billy Moore & His Jumpin String Octette Savoy Records 1945
“The Chair Song” was one of several “risqué” records released by Savoy in the mid-1940s. It should be noted that before he founded Savoy in 1942, Herman Lubinsky was charged with selling “obscene” records at his store in Newark, New Jersey.

Billie’s Bounce Charlie Parker’s Re-Boppers Savoy Records 1945
Inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2022,”Billie’s Bounce” was recorded at WOR Studios, Broadway, NYC on November 26, 1945. The players are Miles Davis, trumpet; Charlie Parker, alto sax; Dizzy Gillespie, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Max Roach, drums. Many people assume that the “Billie” in the title was Billie Holiday, but Parker actually dedicated the tune to either Dizzy Gillespie’s manager, Billy Shaw, or Shaw’s secretary, who was called “Billie.” The truth may never be known.

On the Sunny Side of the Street (Nat) King Cole Savoy Records 1946
Released to cash in on Cole’s popularity, the song was recorded in Los Angeles, California on April 18, 1940. It features the King Cole Quartet: Nat King Cole, piano, vocal; Oscar Moore, guitar; Johnny Miller, bass; Lee Young, drums.

Upstairs Piccadilly Pipers Savoy Records 1946
Recorded in 1942, but not released until 1946, “Upstairs” is another example of the so-called risqué records released on Savoy. The Pipers were Clem Moorman, piano; Ernie Ransom, guitar; Henry Padgett, bass; Bonnie Davis, vocal.

Jumpin’ Jacquet Illinois Jacquet Band Savoy Records 1946
Recorded in NYC on January 7, 1946 with Emmett Berry, trumpet; Illinois Jacquet, tenor sax; Bill Doggett, piano; Freddie Green, guitar; John Simmons, bass;
Shadow Wilson, drums.

Open The Door, Richard (Parts 1 & 2) Dusty Fletcher Savoy Records 1947
“Open the Door” originated as a black vaudeville routine made famous by Dusty Fletcher at the Apollo Theater in NYC and in a short film. Recorded in NYC on January 4, 1947, the session included George Treadwell, trumpet; Dickie Harris, trombone; Big Nick Nicholas, tenor sax; Jimmy Jones, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; J.C. Heard, drums; Dusty Fletcher, vocal.

My New Chick Doc Pomus Savoy Records 1947
Doc Pomus started his career as a nightclub singer. He was a large man who had
polio as a child and used crutches to walk, and prejudice against the disabled kept
him from getting bookings. He went on to become one of the greatest songwriters
of the late 20th century.

Milestones Miles Davis’ All Stars Savoy Records 1947
Recorded at Harry Smith Studios, NYC, August 14, 1947.
The Allstars: Miles Davis, trumpet; Charlie Parker, tenor sax; John Lewis, piano;
Nelson Boyd, bass; Max Roach, drums.

Auto Mechanic Blues Brownie McGhee w/ Jack Dupree Savoy Records 1947

35-30 (Thirty-Five Thirty) Paul Williams Sextette Savoy Records 1947
William’s first Top 10 hit, “35-30” was on the Billboard R&B Chart for seven weeks
and peaked in 8th place.

We’re Gonna Rock, We’re Gonna Roll Wild Bill Moore Savoy Records 1947
Moore’s only entry on the Billboard chart, “We’re Gonna Rock…” was the 14th
most popular R&B song for the week of July 14, 1948.
It was Savoy Records #666.

Much of the research material for this series can be found at
vocalgroupharmony.com

MORE SAVOY RECORDS RESOURCES
Savoy Records (main article) @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Savoy Records Discography Project
Harman Lubinsky biography @ wikipedia.org

Frosty Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Alright Again 1981
Blinded By Love Johnny Adams …Sings Doc Pomus: The Real Me 1990

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


WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast Sunday, June 5, 2022

WRFG Route 66 celebrates a bygone time when blues, jazz, and R&B blended
together, often in the same song. The focus is on the music of the Jump Blues
and Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and on how those styles
have evolved over the years.

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Groovin’ With Grimes Tiny Grimes Savoy Records 1944
I Can’t Stop It Ben Levin Still Here 2021
Don’t Put Me Down Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
Specialty Records 1949
Lovin’ Machine Wynonie Harris King Records 1951
She Winked Her Eye Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Peacock Records 1951
All Night Long (Night Train) Rusty Bryant Dot Records 1954
How Long Must I Wait For You? Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1948
Hard Hearted Hannah Delbert McClinton Outdated Emotion 2022
Evil Gal Blues Lionel Hampton w/ Dinah Washington
Keynote Recordings 1944
Flying Home Pt’s 1 & 2 Illinois Jacquet & His All Stars Philo Records 1945
Street Lights Little Esther Federal Records 1953
Goin’ To Chicago Blues B.B. King Confessin’ The Blues 1965
Tonk WDR Big Band A Tribute To Ray Charles (DVD) 2008
Chicken Shack Boogie James Harman & Gene Taylor Band
Live In Germany 2012
Route 66 Eddie Tigner Route 66 2001
That’s Life Wax & Boogie Make Up Your Mind 2022

SAVOY RECORDS – 80TH ANNIVERARY SALUTE – PART ONE OF THREE
Savoy Records was founded in 1942 by Herman Lubinsky, the owner of the
Radio Record Shop in Newark, New Jersey. The label specialized in jazz, R&B,
and gospel music and became one of the most important independen record
labels of the 1940s and 1950s.

Rhythm & Bugs Savoy Dictators Savoy Records 1942
This loonytoon by a band with an unfortunate name was Savoy’s first release.
Lubinsky had recorded the song and three others by the Dictators in the late 1930s.

Don’t Stop Now Bonnie Davis w/ the Bunny Banks Trio Savoy Records 1943
Savoy’s third release, “Don’t Stop Now” was on Billboard’s fledging “Harlem
Hit Parade” for twelves weeks, peaking at number one.


How Long, How Long Blues Coleman Hawkins w/ Joe Turner Savoy Records 1940
Many of Savoy’s early releases were of songs recorded much earlier, but not released
for one reason or another. For example, this tune by Coleman Hawkins was recorded
in 1940, but was not released until 1943.


Pete Brown’s Boogie Pete Brown Quintette Savoy Records 1944
Pete Brown was a sax player, pianist, and bandleader from Baltimore, Maryland.
He lead Savoy’s house band on many dates in the 1940s.


Fortune Tellin’ Man Helen Humes w/ Leonard Feather’s Hip-Tet
Savoy Records 1944
After Humes left the Count Basie organization, she recorded several tunes
for Savoy without great success. Her fortunes turned when she recorded
“Be-Baba-Leba” after signing with Philo Records in 1945.

Tiny’s Tempo Tiny Grimes Quintette Savoy Records 1944
Charlie Parker played alto with Grimes’s group before forming his own combo.
This side was one of the Bird’s first appearances on Savoy, the label with which
he is most closely associated.

Hey Lawdy Mama Miss Rhapsody (Viola Wells) Savoy Records 1944
One of a handful of sides Viola Wells recorded for Savoy in 1944, “Hey Lawdy Mama” was first recorded by Buddy Moss in 1934. The tune has become a blues standard and has been recorded numerous times by everyone from Louis Armstrong to Steppenwolf.

Much of the research material for this series can be found at vocalgroupharmony.com

MORE SAVOY RECORDS RESOURCES
Savoy Records (main article) @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Harman Lubinsky biography @ wikipedia.org

A Shot in the Dark Chris Corcoran Band Blues Guitar Grooves 2017
The Comeback Count Basie & Joe Williams
Count Basie Swings & Joe Williams Sings 1956
Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer Billie Holiday Decca Records 1950
Mambo Baby Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1954
The Monkey Speaks His Mind Dave Bartholomew Imperial Records 1957
Salute to the Basement Floor Bloodest Saxophone Rhythm and Blues 2014
Big Foot’s Boogie The Hollywood Blue Flames Soul Sanctuary 2005
In The Night Catherine Russell Send For Me 2022
It Had To Be You Ray Charles The Genius… 1959

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast Sunday, May 28, 2022

RFG Route 66 celebrates a bygone time when blues, jazz, and R&B blended
together, often in the same song. The focus is on the music of the Jump Blues
and Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and on how those styles
have evolved over the years.

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

T-Bone Jumps Again Johnny Big Stone & the Blues Workers
…Plays T-Bone Walker 2021
Hurry, Hurry Baby Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra w/ Wynonie Harris
Decca Records 1944
Mop-Mop Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1944
Daddy, Daddy Savannah Churchill Manor Records 1945
Run Joe Bloodest Saxophone Texas Queens 5 2019
Caravan Duke Ellington The Popular… 1967
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore Natalie Cole
Unforgettable: With Love 2008
Tonight’s The Night Julia Lee Capitol Records 1949
Shake It Up & Go B.B. King R.P.M. Records 1952
One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer Delbert McClinton
Outdated Emotion 2022
Oop-Pop-A-Da Three Bips & A Bop Blue Note Records 1947
Walkin’ With Mr Lee Porky Cohen w/ Roomful Of Blues
Rhythm & Bones 1996
After While Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
Blues From Chicago To Paris 2022
Nice Work If You Can Get It Billie Holiday Velvet Mood 1956
I Want You To Be My Baby Kevin Mark Rolling The Dice 2004
St. James Infirmary Lou Rawls Black & Blue 1963

112TH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO T-BONE WALKER
Born Aaron Thibeaux Walker in Linden, Texas, on May 28, 1910,
T-Bone Walker was an American blues musician, composer, songwriter,
and bandleader, who was a pioneer and innovator of the jump blues,
West Coast blues, and electric blues sounds.- Wikipedia

Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)
T-Bone Walker Black & White Records 1947
T-Bone’s best know song and his second national hit under his own name.

Riffette Freddie Slack & His Orchestra Capitol Records 1943
T-Bone first appeared on the nation R&B chart as the lead guitarist
for Freddie Slack & His Orchestra.


Bobby Sox Blues T-Bone Walker with Jack McVea’s All Stars
Black & White Records 1947
T-Bone’s first solo hit, peaking at number three in January of 1947.

Blues Ain’t Nothin’ But A Woman Helen Humes w/ T-Bone Walker
American Folk & Blues Festival (German TV) 1962
Baby Ain’t I Good To You T-Bone Walker I Want A Little Girl 1968
Somebody Sure Has Got to Go
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson w/ T-Bone Walker & Jay McShann
Kidney Stew Is Fine 1969
Goin’ to Chicago Blues T-Bone Walker w/ Jazz At The Philharmonic
J.A.T.P. In London 1969
By the end of the 1950s, T-Bone Walker’s career was slowing down, but he kept going. During the 1960s he performed and served as master of ceremonies for the touring American Folk and Blues Festival, he also performed with Norman Grant’s
Jazz at the Philharmonic, and kept recording, both under his own name
and in collaboration with other jump blues greats.

T-BONE WALKER RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Go Red Go Arnett Cobb Apollo Records 1947
That Was Your Last Mistake Amos Milburn & His Aladdin Chickenshackers
Aladdin Records 1951
Trouble In Mind The Duke Robillard Band
They Called It Rhythm & Blues 2022
Get On The Right Track Baby Ray Charles Yes Indeed! 1958
Latino Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra The Blues 1956
A Lover’s Blues Margie Hendrix Tangerine Records 1967

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MILES!
Born Miles Dewey Davis III in Alton, Illinois on May 26, 1926, Miles Davis first
entered a recording studio in 1945, after replacing Dizzy Gillepie as the trumpet
player in Charlie Parker’s band.

Now’s The Time Charlie Parker’s Re-Boppers Savoy Records 1945

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast Sunday May 22, 2022

WRFG Route 66 celebrates a bygone time when blues, jazz, and R&B blended
together, often in the same song. The focus is on the music of the Jump Blues
and Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and on how those styles
have evolved over the years.

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Rocket 88 Boogie, Pt 1 Pete Johnson Swing Time Records 1947
I Wanna Hug Ya, Kiss Ya, Squeeze Ya Bull Moose Jackson King Records 1955
The Spider And The Fly Lucky Millinder w/ Annisteen Allen
Decca Records 1947
Flying Home Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
Spirit of the Black Territory Bands 1992
Fools Are Getting Scarcer The Duke Robillard Band
They Called It Rhythm & Blues 2022
Meet Me With Your Black Dress On Jimmy “T-99” Nelson RPM Records 1952
Hurry Hurry Savannah Churchill Capitol Records 1943
Bennnys Bop Benny & the Fly-By-Niters Watch Yourself 2016
Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac Dizzy Gillespie Swing Low Sweet Cadillac 1967
Rock My Blues Away Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
American Music Texas Style 1999
Sit Back Down Esther Phillips Decca Records 1954
There Is Something On Your Mind Big Jay McNeely
Honkin’ & Jivin’ at the Palomino! 1989
The Hucklebuck Canned Heat w/ Junior Watson Reheated 1989

BIG JOE TURNER: THE JUMP BLUES YEARS

Born Joseph Veron Turner, Junior in Kansas City, Missouri on May 18, 1911, Big Joe was an American blues shouter whose greatest fame was due to his rock-and-roll
recordings in the 1950s, particularly “Shake, Rattle and Roll.
” – Wikipedia

Roll ‘Em Pete Joe Turner & Pete Johnson Vocalion Records 1938
The song was a major success for Turner and Johnson, in part due to their
apperance in talent scout John Hammond’s From Spirituals to Swing Concert
at Carnagie Hall on December 24, 1938.


Piney Brown Blues Big Joe Turner & His Fly Cats Decca Records 1940
Turner’s first recording for Decca Records, he dedicated the tune to Piney Brown,
the owner of a Kansas City nightclub that provided separate but equal facilities
for it’s white patrons.


I Want A Little Girl Ray Charles Yes Indeed! 1958
Wee Baby Blues Ella Fitzgerald Ella: The Lost Berlin Tapes 1962
These two songs were written and recorded by Turner in the early 1940s.
While neither of his versions were a hit, the songs went on to be blues classics.


S.K. Blues (Part 1) Joe Turner with Pete Johnson’s All Stars
National Records 1945
Big Joe’s first “hit” record, his version of this Saunders King classic
peaked at Number 3 on the Billboard R&B Chart.


Riding Blues Jimmy Witherspoon …Sings The Blues 1960
Originally titled “My Gal’s A Jockey,” Big Joe’s version made it to
Number 6 in 1946.

Still In The Dark Big Joe Turner Freedom Records 1950
Big Joe’s third hit, “Still in the Dark” reached Number 9 on the Billboard chart.

BIG JOE TURNER RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
ARTICLES ABOUT BIG JOE
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Spontaneous Lunacy
BlackPast

Watermill Jump Franck L. Goldwasser, Christan Rannenberg and Roger C. Wade Crazed And Dangerous 2022
Satisfy My Soul Bonita & The Blues Shacks Bonita & The Blues Shacks 2015
Stagger Lee Delbert McClinton Outdated Emotion 2022
Boogie At Midnight Roy Brown & His Mighty Mighty Men DeLuxe Records 1949
Let Me Play With Your Poodle The Piccadilly Pipers with Bonnie Davis
Savoy Records 1946
Red’s Boogie Piano Red RCA Victor 1950
Blue Light Boogie Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1950
Papa Ain’t Salty T-Bone Walker Atlantic Records 1955

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast May 15, 2022

WRFG Route 66 celebrates a bygone time when blues, jazz, and R&B blended
together, often in the same song. The focus is on the music of the Jump Blues
and Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and on how those styles
have evolved over the years.

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Jumpin’ At The Apollo Illinois Jacquet And His All Stars
Apollo Records 1947
Them There Eyes Andra Day The United States vs. Billie Holiday 2021
Give It Up Roomful Of Blues Roomful of Blues 1986
Feel So Bad Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra
Ray Sings Basie Swings 1973
Black Night Charles Brown Aladdin Records 1951
Careful Love Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
Specialty Records 1949
Please Love Me B.B. King RPM Records 1953
Razz My Berries Kurt Crandall Starts On The Stops 2022
Blueberry Hill Fats Domino Imperial Records 1956
Cherry Red Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
The Late Show (with Etta James) 1987
Moanin’ Art Blakey/The Jazz Messengers Moanin’ 1958
Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-o-Dee Wynonie Harris King Records 1949
Mellow Chick Swing Sean Costello Cuttin’ In 2000
Tell Me Daddy Beverly ‘Guitar’ Watkins Back In Business 1999
Night & Day (I Miss You So) Roy Milton Specialty Records 1952

BILLY WRIGHT – ATLANTA’S PRINCE OF THE BLUES

Born William Wright in Atlanta, Georgia on either May 21, 1918 or 1932,
Billy Wright was an American jump blues singer. A flamboyant performer,
Wright was a key figure in Atlanta blues after World War II. – Wikipedia


Hey Little Girl Billy Wright Savoy Records 1951
Wright’s final hit, Hey Little Girl peaked at number 10 on the Billboard R&B Chart.
Blues For My Baby Billy Wright Savoy Records 1949
Wright’s first record was a hit, reaching number three in early 1949.
You Satisfy Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1948
Dinah Washington’s version of the tune by Danny Baxter topped the charts in
early 1949, Wright’s version reached number nine later that year.

Card Game (Stacked Deck) Big Walter “Shakey” Horton
Cobra Records (unreleased) 1954
A rare cover of a song written by Billy Wight.
His version of “Stacked Deck climbed to number nine in 1951.
Keep Your Hands On Your Heart Billy Wright Savoy Records 1951
Not a hit, but a great performance by the Prince of the Blues.
(See Cash Box’s review above)

Ready Teddy Little Richard Here’s Little Richard 1957
Wight was a major influence on Little Richard and helped him
secure his first recording contract in 1951.

BILLY WRIGHT RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
ARTICLES ABOUT BILLY WRIGHT
Queer Music Heritage
Vocal Music Harmony
Spontanious Lunacy
The Hound Blog

Calling All Comets Bill Haley & His Comets
Rock’N’Roll Stage Show Part 1 EP 1956
In The Dark Marie Adams w/ The Johnny Otis Show
Capitol Records 1957
Mother Earth Franck L. Goldwasser, Christan Rannenberg and Roger C. Wade
Crazed And Dangerous 2022
Reet, Petite & Gone Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1947
Be-Bop Daddy Lil Green Aladdin Records 1949
Well Oh Well Tiny Bradshaw King Records 1950
After Hours Session Frank “Floorshow” Culley Atlantic Records 1950
I Can’t Wait To Get Off Work (And See My Baby On Montgomery Avenue)
Tom Waits Small Change 1976
Take The A Train Ella Fitzgerald
Twelve Nights In Hollywood (Live at the Crescendo) 1961

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast May 8, 2022

WRFG Route 66 celebrates a bygone time when blues, jazz, and R&B blended
together, often in the same song. The focus is on the music of the Jump Blues
and Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and on how those styles
have evolved over the years.

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Rib Joint Sammy Price, Mickey Baker, & King Curtis Rib Joint 1956
Please Hurry Home B.B. King R.P.M. Records 1953
Hole In The Wall Albennie Jones Decca Records 1949
Layin’ In The Alley Big Joe & The Dynaflows Layin’ In The Alley 1994
You Don’t Learn That In School King Cole Trio Capitol Records 1946
There Is No Greater Love Billie Holiday Decca Records 1947
Them There Eyes Roy Milton & his Solid Senders Roy Milton Records 1947
Good Rockin’ Tonight Wynonie Harris King Records 1948
Bits & Pieces Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Live From Austin, TX 2019
The Honeydripper Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Exclusive Records 1945
Fever Ray Charles & Natalie Cole Genius Loves Company 2004
I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water Lou Rawls Black & Blue 1963
The Jumpin’ Blues Magic Dick & Jay Geils Little Car Blues 1996
Let’s Have A Party Roomful Of Blues Let’s Have A Party 1979
Slippin’ & Slidin’ (Peepin’ & Hidin’) Little Richard Speciality Records 1956

WHAT’S HOT IN HARLEM – MOTHER’S DAY 1952
Cash Box Regional R&B Chart for May 10, 1952

#10 Mellow Blues Sonny Thompson King Records 1952
#9 Night Train Jimmy Forerrest United Records 1951
#8 Be Anything But Be Mine Wini Brown Mercury Records 1952
#7 Stolen Love The Larks Apollo Records 1952
#6 That’s What You’re Doing to Me The Dominoes Federal Records 1952
#5 Middle Of The Night The Clovers Atlantic Records 1952
#4 Trouble in Mind Dinah Washington Mercury Records 8269 1952
#3 Heavenly Father Edna McGriff Jubilee Records 1952
#2 Moody’s Mood For Love King Pleasure Specialty Records 1952
#1 5-10-15 Hours Ruth Brown Atlantic Record 1952

RESOURCES
Cash Box Magazine Archives

Splanky Count Basie Atomic Basie 1958
Drown in My Own Tears Aretha Franklin I Never Loved A Man… 1967
What’d I Say Steve Tyrell Shades of Ray: The Songs of Ray Charles 2021
Baby I’m Doin’ It Annisteen Allen King Records 1953
Nuit Sauvage Sax Gordon Extreme Sax! 2021
Weepin’ & Cryin’ Tommy Brown Regent Records 1951
T-Bone Shuffle T-Bone Walker Capitol Records 1947
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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast May 1, 2022

WRFG Route 66 celebrates a bygone time when blues, jazz, and R&B blended
together, often in the same song. The focus is on the music of the Jump Blues
and Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and on how those styles
have evolved over the years.

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Blow Illinois Blow Illinois Jacquet & His All Stars Aladdin Records 1948
Good Daddy Blues Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1949
Talking That Talk Kid Ramos West Coast House Party 2000
Feelin’ Happy Joe Turner & His Orchestra Freedom Records 1950
Leave The Light On The Love Light Orchestra Leave The Light On 2022
Scratch Sheet Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers Modern Records 1949
Greyhound Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1952
Triple Threat Roland Kirk Triple Threat 1956
The Way She Loves A Man Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
Blues From Chicago To Paris 2022
I’ve Got a Woman Ray Charles Atlantic Records 1954
Take the Train Duke Ellington The Popular Duke Ellington 1967
I Get A Kick Out Of You Ella Fitzgerald
Sings The Cole Porter Song Book 1956
Hit That Jive, Jack King Cole Trio Decca Records 1941
Jumpin’ Jive Cab Calloway Vocalion Records 1939
Jive, Mr. Boogie Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s Jump For Joy 2001
Party Girl The Red Wagons Blues Band Jumpin’ With Friends! 2012

TRIBUTE TO BIG JAY McNEELY – THE KING OF THE HONKERS
Born Cecil James McNeely in Los Angeles, California on April 29, 1927, McNeely was an American R&B saxophonist who made his recording debut with the Johnny Otis Orchestra in 1847. Thanks to his flamboyant playing, called “honking,” McNeely remained popular through the 1950s and into the early 1960s. In 1971 he quit the music business and became a postman. But thanks to an R&B revival, McNeely quit the post office and returned to touring and recording full-time. He continued to make music until a few months before his death in 2018.Wikipedia

Barrelhouse Stomp The Johnny Otis Orchestra Excelsior Records 1947
McNeely’s recording debut
Deacon’s Hop Big Jay McNeely Savoy Records 1948
McNeely’s first hit topped the national R&B charts in early 1948
Insect Ball Eight O’Five Jive Too Many Men 2014
A nice interpretation of McNeely’s second hit, recored for Savoy Records in 1948
Blow Big Jay Blow Big Jay McNeely Exclusive Records 1949
All That Wine Is Gone Big Jay McNeely and The Rocket 88s Az Bootin’ 2009
There Is Something On Your Mind B.B. King & Etta James Blues Summit 1993
McNeely’s 1959 original was his last big hit.
Hot Special Bloodest Saxophone & Big Jay McNeely Blow Blow All Night Long 2017

BIG JAY McNEELY RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Life Story @ JazzWax.com
Obituary @ AmericanBluesScene.com
Profile @ SpontaneousLunacy.net

Rockin’ At The Philharmonic Chuck Berry One Dozen Berrys 1958
You’re The Boss Lavern Baker & Jimmy Ricks Atlantic Records 1959
After Hour Swing Sammy Price, Mickey Baker, & King Curtis Rib Joint 1956
Feels So Bad Dave Specter Six String Soul: 30 Years On Delmark 2021
Beans & Cornbread Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1949
Open The Door, Richard Count Basie & His Orchestra RCA Victor 1947
Rockin’ In Rhythm Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book 1958

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WRFG Playlist and Podcast April 24, 2022

WRFG Route 66 celebrates a bygone time when blues, jazz, and R&B blended
together, often in the same song. The focus is on the music of the Jump Blues
and Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and on how those styles
have evolved over the years.

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Good Bait Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra RCA 1947
Ain’t Nobody’s Business Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan Decca Records 1950
Double – O Count Basie Atomic Basie 1958
Love And Friendship Ben Levin Still Here 2021
Rock On Sax Gordon Extreme Sax! 2021
Walk ‘Em Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra Decca Records 1946
I Lost My Love In Salt Lake City “Frantic” Fay Thomas Exclusive Records 1949
All of Me Andra Day
The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Music from the Motion Picture)

BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE: BULL MOOSE JACKSON
Born Benjamin Joseph Jackson in Cleveland, Ohio on April 22, 1919
Jackson was an American blues and rhythm-and-blues singer and saxophonist, who was most successful in the late 1940s. He is considered a performer of dirty blues because of the suggestive nature of some of his songs
. – Wikipedia

Why Don’t You Haul Off & Love Me Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats
King Records 1949
I Love You, Yes I Do Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats
King Records 1947
First R&B song to sell one million copies.
I Wanna Hug Ya Kiss Ya Squeeze Ya Big Rhythm Combo Too Small To Dance 1997
Nosey Joe Powerhouse w/ Bullmoose Jackson Nightlife 1975

BULL MOOSE JACKSON RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Biography @ JazzWax

The Way You Do The Duke Robillard Band
They Called It Rhythm & Blues 2022

TRIBUTE TO ART RUPE – September 5, 1917 – April 15, 2022
Arthur Newton Rupe (born Arthur Goldberg) was an American music
executive and record producer. He founded Specialty Records, known for its
rhythm and blues, blues, gospel and early rock and roll music recordings,
in Los Angeles in 1946. Wikipedia

Long Tall Sally Little Richard Specialty Records 1956
Rupe signed Little Richard to Specialty in 1956.
Boogie #1 The Sepia Tones Juke Box Records 1944
Kansas City Boogie The Blues Man Juke Box Records 1945
Voo-It! Voo-It! The Blues Woman (Marian Abernathy)
Juke Box Records 1946
Milton’s Boogie Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
Juke Box Records 1946
R.M. Blues Roy Milton Juke Box Records 1946
In 1944, Rupe and two partners founded Juke Box Records.
Thrill Me Camille Howard with Roy Milton & The Solid Senders
Speciality Records 1947
In 1946, Rupe founded Specialty Records. The move came after he discovered
that his partners in Juke Box Records were cooking the books.
Pink Champagne Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Specialty Records 1950
Lost Love (Baby, Please) Percy Mayfield Specialty Records 1951
The Ball Game Sister Wynona Carr Specialty Records 1952
Rupe signed several gospel groups and singers to the Specialty label.
Oooh-Oooh-Oooh Lloyd Price Specialty Records 1952
Lawdy Miss Clawdy Lloyd Price & The Dave Bartholomew Orchestra
Specialty Records 1952
Drunk Jimmy Liggins & His 3-D Music Specialty Records 1953
I’m Mad John Lee Hooker Speciality Records 1954
Rupe signed John Lee Hooker in 1954, but dropped him after his first
single for the label bombed.
The Things That I Used to Do Guitar Slim Specialty Records 1954
I’m So Glad (Trouble Don’t Last Always) The Soul Stirrers featuring Sam Cook
Specialty Records 1955
Rip It Up Little Richard Specialty Records 1957
Rupe eventually became fed up with payola – having to bribe DJs
to play his artists on the radio – and stopped issuing records.
By the early 1960s, only Little Richards’ records remained in print.

ART RUPE RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Obituary @ The Guardian
ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME

SPECIALTY RECORDS RESOURCES
History @ wikipedia.com
Discography @ discogs.com

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