WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast October 2, 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 and WRFG.ORG.

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WRFG PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Blow Your Brains Out Big Jay McNeely Life Story 2012

Eat Where You Slept Last Night The Duke Robillard Band
They Called It Rhythm & Blues 2022

The Hustle Is On T-Bone Walker Imperial Records 1950

Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You? Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
Everybody’s Talkin’ Bout Miss Thing! 2009

The Huckle-Buck Roy Milton & His Solid Senders Speciality Records 1949
Poppa Stoppa Pee Wee Crayton Modern Records 1951

Marihuana Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Premier Records 1945
First performed by Gertrude Michael in “Murder at the Vanities” in 1934. A few years later, the lyrics were rewritten and the song was remained “Lotis Blossom.”

Send For Me Catherine Russell Send For Me 2022
KIlroy Has Been Here Memphis Slim & His House Rockers Miracle Records 1947

Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens B.B. King
Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan 1999

Lex Meets Big Big Joe & The Dynaflows I’m Still Swingin’ 1998
Oh, Lady Be Good! Ella Fitzgerald Decca Records 1947
Shipyard Social Function Lucky Millinder Decca Records 1945
Orange Colored Sky Nat King Cole Capitol Records 1950
I Don’t Know Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1959

8:00 AM FEATURE: RAY CHARLES, PART 1 OF 3

Ray Charles Robinson was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist.
Born in Albany, Georgia on September 23, 1930, Ray Charles is regarded as
one of the most iconic and influential singers in history, and was often referred
to by contemporaries as “The Genius”. Among friends and fellow musicians
he preferred being called “Brother Ray.” wikipedia

Confession Blues The Maxin Trio Down Beat Records 1949
Ray Charles’s first hit record. “Confession Blues” was on the national R&B Chart
for 11 weeks, peaking at number two.

Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand Ray Charles Trio Swing Time Records 1951
His second hit, Charles’s version of “Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand” was in the
Top 10 for 6 weeks and peaked at number five.

Funny, but I Still Love You Diane Schuur Talkin’ ‘Bout You 1988

Sinner’s Prayer Lowell Fulson Swingtime Records 1949
For several years, Charles played piano and wrote arrangements for
Fulson’s road band, but there is no record of him performing with Fulson in the
studio. Charles recored his version “Sinner’s Prayer” in 1953.

Jumpin’ In The Mornin’ Ray Charles Atlantic Records 1953
Them That Got Maceo Parker Roots Revisited 1990
Mess Around Ray Charles & His Orchestra Atlantic Records 1953

RAY CHARLES RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
THE RAY CHARLES FOUNDATION
ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME

Nuit Sauvage Sax Gordon Extreme Sax! 2021
Can’t Even Do Wrong Right Chris Daniels & The Kings Blues With Horns, Vol. 1 2017
Flip, Flop, & Fly Count Basie & Big Joe Turner The Bosses 1974

Going To Chicago Blues
Count Basie w/ Lambert, Hendricks & Ross & Joe Williams
Sing Along With Basie 1957

Bloodshot Eyes Wynonie Harris King Records 1951
Choo Choo Ch’Boogie Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1946
Smack Dab In The Middle Ella Mae Morse Capitol Records 1955
Slippin’ & Slidin’ (Peepin’ & Hidin’) Little Richard Speciality Records 1956

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast September 25, 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 and WRFG.ORG.

Follow our NEW Facebook page @ WRFG Route 66 Jumps

Subscribe to our podcast @ MixCloud.Com

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org


WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST & PODCAST FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

For B.B. King T-Bone Walker Every Day I Have The Blues 1969
Bow-Wow! Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1949
One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer Delbert McClinton Outdated Emotion 2022
Hey, Good Looking The Raven & Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1951
Easy Living Billie Holiday Decca Records 1950
Jim Dog Porky Cohen With Roomful Of Blues Rhythm & Bones 1996
Deed I Do Ray Charles The Genius 1959
C Jam Blues Tiny Grimes Swingtet Blue Note Records 1946
I Wonder How She Knows Charles Brown Someone to Love 1992
Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket Roy Milton Specialty Records 1947

Rock My Blues Away Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
American Music Texas Style 1999

Rock-It Ari Borger & Igor Prado Lowdown Boogie 2013
Fool For You Valerie Wellington The New Bluebloods 1987
Stormy Monday Blues Bobby “Blue” Bland Duke Records 1962


8:00 A.M. FEATURE: B.B. KING
Born Riley B. King was born near Berclair, Mississippi on September 16, 1925, B.B. King, was an American blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending, shimmering vibrato and staccato picking that influenced many later blues electric guitar players. AllMusic recognized King as “the single most important electric guitarist of the last half of the 20th century”.wikipedia

This week, we feature B.B. King’s first three songs to make the national R&B Chart, plus great versions of three of his best known songs by other artists.

3 O’clock Blues B.B. King RPM Records 1951
Story From My Heart & Soul B.B. King RPM Records 1952
Woke Up This Morning Etta James Rocks The House 1963

Everyday I Have the Blues Van Morrison & Joey DeFrnacesco
You’re Driving Me Crazy 2018

Rock Me Baby Otis Redding Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul 1966
You Know I Love You B.B. King RPM Records 1952

B.B. KING RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
BLUES HALL OF FAME
ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME
OFFICIAL RHYTHM & BLUES HALL OF FAME
(Bill) Clinton Digital Library

Pete’s Thing Gene Taylor Gene Taylor 2003
Straighten Up and Fly Right Lyle Lovett 12 of June 2022
42nd Street Diana Krall Steppin Out 1993
Million Dollar Secret Helen Humes Modern Records 1950

Somebody Done Changed The Lock On My Door
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1945

Open The Door, Richard Count Basie & His Orchestra RCA Victor 1947

No Name Boogie Boogie Woogie Jackson (aka Jay McShann)
Down Beat Records 1948

You Can Fly High Catherine Russell Send For Me 2022
The Frim Fram Sauce King Cole Trio Capitol Records ‎ 1945

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast September 18, 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 and WRFG.ORG.

Follow our NEW Facebook page @ WRFG Route 66 Jumps

Subscribe to our podcast @ MixCloud.Com

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Palomino Hop Big Jay McNeely Honkin’ & Jivin’ at the Palomino! 1989
Turn The Lamps Down Low Little Esther Phillips Federal Records 1953
It’s Later Than You Think Roomful Of Blues Let’s Have A Party 1979
Groovy Blues Roy Milton & His Solid Senders Juke Box Records 1946
Junco Partner Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1952
Blues In B Flat Oscar Moore The Oscar Moore Quartet 1986
My Story Chuck Willis Okeh Records 1952
Rocket 88 Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats Chess Records 1951
Let’s Have A Party Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1953
One of them good ones Buddy Johnson Decca Records 1945
I Stepped In Quicksand Dave Specter & Lenny Lynn Blues Spoken Here 1998
If I Can’t Sell It, I’ll Keep Sittin’ On It Ruth Brown Black And Blue 1991
Since I Fell For You Annie Laurie DeLuxe Records 1947
One Mint Julep Joey deFrancesco Singin’ & Swingin’ 2002
I Want A Little Girl Delbert McClinton Outdated Emotion 2022
Help Me Some Memphis Slim Miracle Records 1949

CHARLES BROWN CENTENNIAL SALUTE

Tony Russell “Charles” Brown was born in Texas City, Texas on September 13, 1922. Brown was an American singer and pianist whose soft-toned, slow-paced nightclub style influenced West Coast blues in the 1940s and 1950s. He first hit the national R&B chart in 1945 as the singer for Johnny Moore’s Three Blazes, then scored seven Top 10 hits under his own name between 1949 and 1952.
– wikipedia

Driftin’ Blues Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers w/ Charles Brown Philo Records 1945
Brown’s first appearance on the chart as a featured singer. Earlier in the year, the Three Blazers made the charts as the backup band for Ivory Joe Hunter.

Get Yourself Another Fool Charles Brown Trio Alladin Records 1948
Brown’s first solo hit. His version of the song written by Richard W. Mitchell was on
the national R&B chart for five weeks, peaking at number four in early 1949.


Seven Long Days Janiva Magness My Bad Luck Soul 1999
Written by Jessie Mae Robinson, “Seven Long Days” was Brown’s 11th charting single, reaching number two on the national chart in October of 1951.

Summertime Mark Hummel w/ The Sue Foley Band & Charles Brown
Up And Jumpin’ 1989

Trouble Blues Charles Brown w/ Shuggie Otis
Pioneers of Rhythm & Blues Volume 2 2008
A late career version of Brown’s best known song produced by Johnny and Shuggie Otis. Originally released on Aladdin Records in 1949, “Trouble Blues” was the Charles Brown Trio’s most successful recording and peached at number one on the R&B chart for fifteen weeks. It was the most successful R&B song of the year. – wikipedia

I Want To Go Home Diane Schuur Blues for Schuur 1997
Written and recorded by Charles Brown & Amos Milburn in 1959.

Route 66 Charles Brown One More For The Road 1986
The “One More For The Road” album marked the beginning of a comeback for Brown, who had languished in near obscurity for more than two decades.

CHARLES BROWN RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Charles Brown discography @ discogs.com
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers discography @ discogs.com
Charles Brown obituary – Los Angeles Times

One O’Clock Jump Count Basie At Newport 1957
Young Man’s Blues Wynonie Harris Apollo Records 1945
East of The Sun (and West of The Moon) Catherine Russell Send For Me 2022
Cool Rage Illinois Jacquet & His Orchestra Mercury Records 1952
I’ve Got A Woman Ray Charles At Newport 1958

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast September 11, 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 and WRFG.ORG.

Subscribe to our podcast @ MixCloud.Com

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST & PODCAST FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Boogie Woogie Barbecue Tiny Grimes Quintet Atlantic Records 1947

Alright, Ok, You Win Count Basie & Joe Williams
Count Basie Swings & Joe Williams Sings 1956

Smack Dab In The Middle Ella Mae Morse Capitol Records 1955
Connecticut Blues Delbert McClinton Outdated Emotion 2022
Hurricane Joe Houston Imperial Recordis 1952
Shake A Hand Faye Adams Herald Records 1953
Stormy Monday Johnny Rawls Live in Europe 2020
Tell Me, Daddy Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Capitol Records 1948
Night Train Louis Prima The Wildest! 1956
Money Honey John Hammond Ready For Love 2003
Breaking My Heart Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Exclusive Records 1946

Lover Man Andra Day
The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Music from the Motion Picture) 2021

Baby, Baby All The Time King Cole Trio Capitol Records 1946
New Orleans Shuffle Roomful Of Blues Hot Little Mama 1981
Going Back to New Orleans Deacon John’s Jump Blues Music From the Film 2002
Rockin’ with Red Piano Red RCA Victor 1950

SALUTE TO ROY BROWN
Born in Kinder, Louisiana on either September 10, 1920 or 1925, Roy James Brown
was an American blues singer who had a significant influence on the early development of rock and roll and the direction of R&B. Brown was one of the first popular R&B
singers to perform songs with a gospel-steeped delivery, which was then considered taboo by many churches. – wikipedia

Good Rockin’ Tonight The Johnny Otis Show w/ Roy Brown Live At Monterey! 1970
Rockin’ At Midnight Roy Brown & His Mighty Mighty Men Deluxe Records 1949
Lollipop Mama Wynonie Harris King Records 1948
Hard Luck Blues Little Milton Sings Big Blues 1966
Train Time Blues Roy Brown & The Griffin Brothers De Luxe Records 1951
Love Don’t Love Nobody James Brown The Amazing… 1961
Let the Four Winds Blow Roy Brown Imperial Records 1957

ROY BROWN RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Profile @ Spontaneous Lunacy

Cookin’ At The Continental Lyle Lovett 12 of June 2022
Salty Papa Blues Linda Hopkins How Blue Can You Get 2007
That’s Better For Me T-Bone Walker Black & White Records 1948
Let The Good Times Roll Gene “Mighty Flea” Conners Coming Home 1976
It Should’ve Been Me Ray Charles Atlantic Records 1954
Come Back Baby Etta James Matriarch Of The Blues 2000
Information Blues Roy Milton & His Solid Senders Specialty Records 1950
Walkin’ The Blues Jack Dupree & Mr. Teddy Bear” McRae King Records 1955
Boogie Woogie Blue Plate Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1947

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast September 4, 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 and WRFG.ORG.

Subscribe to our podcast @ MixCloud.Com

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Bouncing With Benson Paul Williams Savoy Records 1948
Pink Champagne Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Specialty Records 1950

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

Jump Right In Lil’Ed & The Blues Imperials Jump Start 2012
Boogie Rock B.B. King RPM Records 1955
5 O’Clock Blues Memphis Slim & His House Rockers United Records 1953
Million Dollar Smile Catherine Russell Send For Me 2022
I Don’t Want Nobody (To Have My Love But You) Candye Kane Swango 1998
Paradise Squat Count Basie Mercury Records 1952
I Wanna Be Loved Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1947
They Raided The Joint Duke Robillard A Swingin Session With… 2008
Nosey Joe Powerhouse w/ Bullmoose Jackson Nightlife 1975
Blue Light Boogie Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1950
Little Miss Muffet Mabel Smith (Big Maybelle) King Records 1949
Little Boy Igor Prado Band Instrumentals, Vol.1 2010

Photo by Gordon Parks

WHAT’S HOT IN HARLEM – TOP 10 R&B TUNES FOR LABOR DAY 1952
From the regional R&B juke box chart for Harlem, NY

10 – Funny (Not Much) Nat King Cole Capitol Records 1952
9 – I’ll Drown In My Tears Sonny Thompson King Records 1951
8 – One Mint Julep The Clovers Atlantic Records 1952
7 – Daddy Daddy Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1952
6 – Beside You The Swallows King Records 1952
5 – My Song Johnny Ace Duke Records 1953
4 – I’m Gonna Play the Honky Tonks Marie Adams Peacock Records 1952
3 – Goin’ Home Fats Domino Imperial Records 1952
2 – Have Mercy Baby Billy Ward & The Dominoes Federal Records 1952
1 – Lawdy Miss Clawdy Lloyd Price Specialty Records 1952

Six tunes from the national R&B Juke Box and Retail Sales Charts for
Labor Day 1952 that didn’t make the Top 10 in Harlem that week

Mary Jo The Four Blazes United Records 1952
Juke Little Walter & His Night Cats Checker Records 1952
Moody’s Mood For Love (aka I’m In The Mood For Love)
King Pleasure w/ Teacho & His Band Specialty Records 1952
Call Operator 210 Floyd Dixon Aladdin Records 1951
The Bells Are Ringin’ Smiley Lewis Imperial Records 1952
Ting-A-Ling The Clovers Atlantic Records 1952

WHAT’S HOT IN HARLEM RESOURCES
Cash Box Regional R&B Charts for Week Ending September 6, 1952
Cash Box Magazine for September 6, 1952
Billboard Magazine for September 6, 1952

What You See Is What You Get
Lil’Ed & The Blues Imperials What You See Is What You Get 1992

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast August 28, 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 and WRFG.ORG.

Subscribe to our podcast @ MixCloud.Com

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org


WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Dripper’s Blues Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Exclusive Records 1948
Battle of the Blues, Pt 1 Big Joe Turner & Wynonie Harris Aladdin Records 1949
Red Bank Boogie Count Basie & His Orchestra Columbia Records 1945
I Smell A Rat Big Mama Thornton Peacock Records 1954
I Can’t Stop It Ben Levin Still Here 2021
Everything’s Cool Babs Gonzales Apollo Records 1947

Travelin’ Light Van Morrison & Joey DeFrnancesco You’re Driving Me Crazy 2018
I Thought About You Joey DeFrancesco Singin’ & Swingin’ 2002
Joey DeFrancesco (April 10, 1971 – August 25, 2022)

I Ain’t Mad with You The Texas Horns Everybody Let’s Roll 2022
Someday You’ll Be Sorry Jimmy T99 Nelson Take Your Pick 2002
I Want To Do More Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1956
Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ Ray Charles The Genius 1959
2 Point 8 Roomful of Blues That’s Right! 2005
Beans & Cornbread Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1949
Stagger Lee Delbert McClinton Outdated Emotion 2022
Chicken Shack Boogie Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1948
Boogie Lovin’ James Harman Liquor Parking 2019


A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DINAH WASHINGTON
Dinah Washington (born Ruth Lee Jones; August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963) was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as “the most popular black female recording artist of the 1950s.” Primarily a jazz vocalist, she performed and recorded in a wide variety of styles including blues, R&B, and traditional pop music, and gave herself the title of “Queen of the Blues”. She was a 1986 inductee of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. – wikipedia

TV Is The Thing This Year Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1953
A Slick Chick (On The Mellow Side) Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1946
Baby Get Lost B.B. King Blues Is King
That’s my Daddy… Candye Kane Burlesque Swing 1992
Walkin’ & Talkin’ Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1946
Salty Papa Blues Linda Hopkins How Blue Can You Get 2007
What a Difference a Day Made Amy Winehouse Chet Baker & Strings 2011
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart Dinah Washington After Hours with Miss D. 1954

DINAH WASHINGTON RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME
ALABAMA JAZZ HALL OF FAME
ALABAMA MUSIC HALL OF FAME

Moanin’ Ronnie Earl Blues Guitar Virtuoso – Live in Europe 1995
Black Night Lil’Ed & The Blues Imperials Heads Up! 2009
Honey Chile Fats Domino Imperial Records 1951
Go! Go! Go! The Trenier Twins Okeh Records 1951
Long Skirt Baby Blues T-Bone Walker Black & White Records 1948
At The Swing Cats Ball Catherine Russell Send For Me 2022

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast August 21, 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.
Subscribe to our podcast @ MixCloud.Com.

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

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WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2022

Artist
Song
Original Album or Single & Date

Johnny Hodges Through For The Night The Blues 1956
Helen Humes Voo-It Philo Records 1945
Tommy Brown The House Near The Railroad Tracks Regent Records 1949
Illinois Jacquet Bottom’s Up Apollo Records 1945
Big Jay McNeely Cherry Smash Savoy Records 1949
Sax Gordon Rock On Extreme Sax! 2021
Charles Brown Save Your Love For Me These Blues 1994

Johnny Mercer & Nat King Cole
Save The Bones For Henry Jones Capitol Records 1947

T-Bone Walker West Side Baby Comet Records 1948
Ray Charles Mary Ann Atlantic Records 1957

Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers w/ Candy Rivers
One Sweet Letter Specialty Records 1951

Lyle Lovett Peel Me A Grape 12 of June 2022
B.B. King She’s Dynamite RPM Records 1951
Little Richard Slippin’ & Slidin’ Speciality Records 1956

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Gate Walks To Board Alright Again 1981

Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, & Ruth Brown
Trouble in the Mind The Big Band Sound of… 1968


SALUTE TO WYNONIE “MR. BLUES” HARRIS
Born in Omaha, Nebrasha, on August 24, 1915, Wynonie Harris was an American blues shouter and rhythm-and-blues singer of upbeat songs, featuring humorous, often ribald lyrics. He had fifteen Top 10 hits between 1946 and 1952. Harris is considered to be a founding fathers of rock and roll. – wikipedia

Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra w/ Wynonie Harris
Hurry, Hurry Baby Decca Records 1944
Recorded during his first studio session in 1944, “Hurry Hurry”
peaked at 24 on the U.S. Pop Chart.


Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra w/ Wynonie Harris
Who Threw The Whiskey In the Well Decca Records 1945
Recorded at the same session as “Hurry Hurry,” but not released until 1945
because of material shortages during WW2, “Whiskey” was a number one on the national R&B chart and number seven on the Pop Chart. By the time the song was released Millinder and Harris had parted ways following a dispute over money.


Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats
I Know Who Threw The Whiskey (In The Well) Queen Records 1946
In 1945, Millander hired Bull Moose Jackson to replace Harris. Jackson formed his
own band in 1946 and recorded a reply to “Who Through the Whiskey in the Well.”
It reached fourth place on the national R&B chart.


Catherine Russell Quiet Whiskey Inside This Heart of Mine 2010
A Harris original, he debuted the song on King Records in 1953.

Wynonie Harris w/Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
Good Rockin’ Tonight (live, unofficial release)
Written by Roy Brown, Harris’s original studio version of “Good Rockin’ Tonight” is considered one of the first true rock and roll records. This is a live version recorded
with Lionel Hamption in Geneva, New York on July 7, 1948.


Jimmy Cavallo with Ron Spencer & Jumpstart
I Feel That Old Age Coming On You Better Believe It 2006
Harris wrote the tune and had a number 10 R&B hit with it in 1949.

Wynonie Harris w/ Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra
Oh Babe! King Records 1950
Harris’s version of Louis Prima’s song climbed to number seven
on the national R&B chart.


WYNONIE HARRIS RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
ARTICLES
Central High School Hall of Fame
Encyclopedia of the Great Plains
Harlem World
Rubber City Review
Spontaneous Lunacy

Count Basie M Squad Theme The Music from M Squad 1959

Sarah Vaughan
Bye Bye (Peter Gun Theme) Sings the Henry Mancini Songbook 1965

Tom Waits Romeo Is Bleeding Blue Valentines 1978
The Duke Robillard Band Here I’m Is They Called It Rhythm & Blues 2022
Big Mama Thornton Hound Dog Peacock Records 1952
John Lee Hooker Boogie Chillen Modern Records 1948
Tiny Bradshaw Heavy Juice King Records 1953
Amos Milburn Hold Me Baby Aladdin Records 1949

Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials
Chicken, Gravy & Biscuits Chicken, Gravy & Biscuits 1989

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast August 7, 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.
Subscribe to our podcast @ MixCloud.Com.

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

WRFG PLAYLIST & PODCAST FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Mad Lad
Chuck Berry Rockin’ at the Hops 1960
Wrong Woman Blues
Roy Brown De Luxe Records 1951
Midnight Blues
T-Bone Walker Black & White Records 1948
Honky Tonk
Clifford Scott Mr. Honky Tonk Is Back In Town 1992
Bartender’s Blues
Roy Milton & His Solid Senders Speciality Records 1950
Eat Where You Slept Last Night
The Duke Robillard Band They Called It Rhythm & Blues 2022
Ooh-Pop-A-Dah
Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Dizzy Gillespie Voodoo 1989
Leave The Light On
The Love Light Orchestra Leave The Light On 2022
Them There Eyes
Billie Holiday Decca Records 1950
You’re Drivin’ Me Crazy / Moten Swing
Johnny Otis Spirit of the Black Territory Bands 1992
A&M Blues
Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1948
The Richest Guy In The Graveyard
Etta Jones Victor Records 1947
Lookout!
Bill Stuve Flyin’ Right 2005
Push-Ka-Pee She Pie (The Saga Of Saga Boy)
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1949
The Tout
Sam Butera Groove Records 1954
Hard To Say I Love You
Anthony Geraci & Dennis Brennan Daydreams In Blues 2022

TRIBUTE TO PERCY MAYFIELD “THE POET OF THE BLUES”
Born in Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana, on August 12, 1920, Percy Mayfield was
an American Rhythm and blues singer with a smooth vocal style. He also was a songwriter, known for the songs “Please Send Me Someone to Love” and
“Hit the Road Jack”, the latter being a song first recorded by Ray Charles.
wikipedia

The version of “River’s Invitation” included in this surveywas a remake Mayfield’s
classic tune and a minor R&B hit in 1963.

River’s Invitation
Percy Mayfield Tangerine Records 1962
Two Years Of Torture
Monroe Tucker & His Orchestra w/ Percy Mayfield Hollywood Records 1949
Please Send Me Someone to Love
Hank Crawford The Soul Clinic 1962
Strange Things Happen
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown American Music Texas Style 1999
Prayin’ For Your Return
Percy Mayfield Specialty Records 1951
Never No More
Frank Bey All My Dues Are Paid 2020
Hit The Road, Jack
Ray Charles ABC-Paramount Records 1961
At The Club
Ray Charles ABC Paramount 1962
Walking On a Tightrope
Diane Schuur Running On Faith 2020
The Big Question
Percy Mayfield Specialty Records 1953

PERCY MAYFIELD RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Percy Mayfield – Spontaneous Lunacy
Percy Mayfield – Paste Magazine

Roland’s Theme
Roland Kirk Triple Threat 1956
Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
Stick McGhee and His Buddies Atlantic Records 1949
Mend Your Ways
Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1953
My Country Man
Big Maybelle Okeh Records 1953
Crying Won’t Help You Now
B.B. “Blues Boy” King RPM Records 1956
Ain’t That Lovin’ You
Delbert McClinton Outdated Emotion 2022

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Little Charlie & The Nightcats Nine Lives 2005

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast July 31, 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
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WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

The Whip Gil Bernal Spark Records 1954
Cadillac Baby Roy Brown De Luxe Records 1950
Shout, Sister, Shout! Sister Rosetta Tharpe Decca Records 1943
Straighten Up and Fly Right Lyle Lovett 12 of June 2022
Woke Up This Morning (My Baby She Was Gone)
B.B. King RPM Records 1953
Double Dealing Daddy Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1952
Annie Laurie Tiny Grimes Quintet Atlantic Records 1948
I’ve Got A Right To Cry
Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Exclusive Records 1946
I’m Waiting For Your Call T-Bone Walker Black & White Records 1948
Give It Everything You’ve Got
Patrick Vining w/ Kirk Fletcher Ready Right Now 1999
Coming Out Swingin’
Candye Kane & Laura Chavez Coming Out Swingin’ 2013
Lavender Coffin Lionel Hampton Decca Records 1949
We’re Gonna Rock This Joint Four Charms Flatland Boogie 2000
Way Back Home Big Maybelle Okeh Records 1953
I’m Still In Love With You Pee Wee Crayton Modern Records 1948
Do Unto Others
Paul Orta, Nathan James & Richard Ray Farrell
Juke Joint Session Vol.2 2019
There Is Something On Your Mind Sax Gordon Extreme Sax! 2021

Photo Courtesy vocalgroupharmony.com

ROY MILTON 115TH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE
Born Roy Bunny Milton in Wynnewood, Oklahoma on July 31, 1907, Milton was an R&B and jump blues singer, drummer and bandleader. He formed the Solid Senders after moving to Los Angeles in 1933. They scored 19 Top 10 R&B hits between 1946 and 1953, including the original versions of all of the songs in this survey.

R.M. Blues The Johnny Otis Show with Roy Milton Live At Monterey! 1970

Thrill Me
Camille Me with Roy Milton & The Solid Senders Speciality Records 1947

Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket King Perry Excelsior/United Artists 1947
Released in 1948, Milton’s version of “Keep Your Dollar”
was his fifth Top 10 record.

Everything I Do Is Wrong
Roy Milton & his Solid Senders Specialty Records 1948

Information Blues Duke Robillard Duke’s Blues 1996
Milton’s ninth song to make the Top 10, Information Blues peaked
at #2 on the national R&B chart in Febuary of 1950.

Oh Babe Louis Prima & Keely Smith Robin Hood Records 1950
Released late in 1950, Milton’s version of Prima’s tune was his
twelveth entry in the Top 10.

Early In The Morning
Roy Milton & His Orchestra Specialty Records 1953

ROY MILTON RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com

Deep feeling Chuck Berry After School Session 1957
In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down
Charles Brown Aladdin Records 1949
Five Guys Named Moe
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1942
Send For Me Catherine Russell Send For Me 2022
Deed I Do Ray Charles & Milt Jackson Soul Brothers 1957
Early in the Mornin’
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Live From Austin, TX 2019
Hop, Skip & Jump Anita Tucker Capitol Records 1956

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