WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast January 22, 2023

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 the Jump Blues and
Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and on how those styles
and artists have evolved over the years.

Listen Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 A.M. Eastern (U.S.) 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

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Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2023

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Jackson’s Blues Don Johnson & His Band Specialty Records 1949
Good Daddy Blues Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1949
Lovin’ Machine Wynonie Harris King Records 1951

Fool At The Wheel
Deuces Of Rhythm & Tempo Toppers (Little Richard)
Peacock Records 1953

Dutch Kitchen Bounce Arnett Cobb Apollo Records 1948
Don’t Worry Me No More Nellie Hill Abbey Records 1949
I Want A Little Girl Delbert McClinton Outdated Emotion 2022
Back Breaking Blues Big Joe Turner Aladdin Records 1950
Sleep Earl Bostic King Records 1951

All of Me
Andra Day
The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Soundtrack) 2021

You Run Your Mouth & I’ll Run My Business
Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1940

Ain’t That Just Like A Woman
B.B. King
Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan 1999

T-Bone Boogie
Adrianna Marie & her Roomful Of All-Stars
Kingdom Of Swing 2017

A Letter Home Memphis Slim King Records 1949
Guitar Shuffle Lowell Fulson Swing Time Records 1952
Dat Dere Oscar Brown Jr. Sin & Soul …And Then Some 1961
Saved LaVern Baker Live In Hollywood ’91 1991

8:00 A.M. FEATURE: WHAT’S HOT IN NEW ORLEANS, JANUARY 1948
Here are the top 10 songs from Cash Box magazine’s regional R&B chart
for New Orleans for the week ending January 24, 1948
.

10) Roy Rides Roy Milton & his Solid Senders Specialty Records 1948
9) Rockin’ Boogie Joe Lutcher & His Society Cats Specialty Records 1947
8) Down Home Blues Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Exclusive Records 1948
7) I Can’t Give You Anything But Love Rose Murphy Majestic Records 1948
6) I Can’t Stop It Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy Specialty Records 1947
5) My Love Is Limited Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1948
4) I Love You, Yes I Do Bull Moose Jackson King Records 1947
3) Bell Boy Boogie Todd Rhodes & His Orchestra Sensation Records 1947
2) Let It Roll Lucky Millinder w/ Allastine Allen Decca Records 1947

1) Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)
T-Bone Walker
Black & White Records 1947

COUNTDOWN RESOURCES
Cash Box Regional R&B Charts for January 24, 1948
Cash Box Magazine Archive @ worldradiohistory.com

Blue Ross The Three Tenor Saxes Steppin’ Out Of Blue Monday 2006
Black Night Charles Brown Aladdin Records 1951
Trouble in Mind Sister Rosetta Tharpe From Carnegie Hall to Antibes 1960?
Mary Ann Ray Charles Ray Charles 1957
Talkin’ About You Kid Ramos & Bob Corritore Phoenix Blues Sessions 2012
As Long As I Live Catherine Russell Inside This Heart of Mine 2010
Good Rockin’ Tonight Roy Brown Deluxe Records 1947

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast January 15, 2023

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 the Jump Blues and
Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and on how those styles
and artists have evolved over the years.

Listen Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 A.M. Eastern (U.S.) 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, JANUARY 15, 2023

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Bell Boy Boogie Todd Rhodes & His Orchestra Sensation Records 1947
Teardrops From My Eyes Ray Charles Sweet & Sour Tears 1964
As Long as I’m Moving Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1955
Our Delight Dave Clark And Floyd McDaniel Blues Swingers 2003
The Moon Is Risin Little Willie Littlefield Modern Records 1949
Rocket To The Moon Colin James Little Big Band II 1998
Junior Jumps Roy Milton & The Solid Senders Speciality Records 1949
Rainy Weather Blues Roy Brown De Luxe Records 1948

Blow Top Blues
Lionel Hampton w/ Dinah Washington
Decca Records 1947

Million Dollar Smile Catherine Russell Send For Me 2022
Red Bank Boogie Count Basie Columbia Records 1945
Tell Me What’s The Reason T-Bone Walker Imperial Records 1953

Let The Good Times Roll
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Sings Louis Jordan 1973

Rock Of Gibraltar Big Joe Turner National Records 1945
I’m Just Your Fool Buddy Johnson Mercury Records 1954

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

8:00 A.M. FEATURE: A JUMPIN’ TRIBUTE TO JEFF BECK
Today, we pay tribute to Jeff Beck. The British blues guitar legend died Tuesday,
January 10, 2023 after a brief illness. Geoffrey Arnold Beck was born in Wallington, England on June 24, 1944. According to Wikipedia, “Beck cited Les Paul as the
first electric guitar player who impressed him. Beck said that he first heard an
electric guitar when he was six-years-old and heard Paul playing ‘How High the Moon’
on the radio. He asked his mother what it was. After she replied it was an electric
guitar and was all tricks, he said, ‘That’s for me’.” In 2010, Beck hosted a concert both
to honor Les Paul and to celebrate his roots in jump blues and early rock and roll.


Rocking Is Our Business
Jeff Beck w/ Darrel Highham, Jason Rebello And Trombone Shorty
Rock ‘n’ Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul) 2010

Stormy Monday / Lonely Avenue
Van Morrison w/ Jeff Beck & Chris Farlowe
Roll With The Punches 2017

I’m A Fool To Care
Jeff Beck & Imelda May
Rock ‘n’ Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul) 2010

Mystery Train
Jeff Beck & Chrissie Hynde
Good Rockin’ Tonight – The Legacy Of Sun Records 2001

JEFF BECK RESOURCES
Biorgraphy @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Obituary @ theguardian.com

Night Train Charlie Watts Jazz 625 Live For One Night Only 2017
My Babe Keith Richards Talk Is Cheap 2019

Mordido
JATP Allstars
( Illinois Jacquet, tenor; Howard McGee, trumpet; & Hank Jones, piano)
Jazz At The Philharmonic Number Nine 1949

Sneaky Pete Bull Moose Jackson King Records 1948
It Took a Long Long Time Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1948
I’ve Got A Feelin’ Big Maybelle Okeh Records 1952
The Storm Little Esther Phillips Federal Records 1952
God Bless The Child Lou Rawls & Les McCann Ltd Stormy Monday 1962

Ain’t Nobody’s Business
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1950

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast January 8, 2023

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 the Jump Blues and
Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and on how those styles
and artists have evolved over the years.

Listen Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 A.M. Eastern (U.S.) 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

It’s always good to have a backup show in the can for when one loses one’s voice. Enjoy!

WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST & PODCAST FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2023

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Pachuko Hop Chuck Higgins Combo Records 1952
Atlanta Boogie Tommy Brown Regent Records 1949
You Got To Have What It Takes Betty Hall Jones Capitol Records 1949
Paradise Squat Count Basie Mercury Records 1952

Nite Life Boogie
Jimmy Liggins & His Drops Of Joy
Specialty Records 1947

Seven Long Days Janiva Magness My Bad Luck Soul 1999
Don’t Fool With My Heart Charles Brown Aladdin Records 1951
Wee Baby Blues Lynwood Slim Last Call 2006
Wine, Wine, Wine Floyd Dixon Aladdin Records 1952
Mess Around Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters Rise Up 2020
Wynonie’s Blues Wynonie Harris Apollo Records 1945
Shake It Up & Go B.B. King R.P.M. Records 355 1952
Adam’s Rib Steve Lucky Some Like It Hot! 1998
Hushpuppy The Hollywood Blue Flames Deep In America 2010
Rock-A-Bye Baby Big Mama Thornton Peacock Records 1952
Hold Me Baby Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1949

Someday Sweetheart
Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers
Exclusive Records 1946

Every Man To His Own Profession
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1949

Long Skirt Baby Blues T-Bone Walker Black & White Records 1948

Bobby Sox Baby
Johnny Big Stone & the Blues Workers
DOWNBEAT RECORDS PRESENTS… Plays T-Bone Walker 2020

Boppish Junior Watson Jumpin’ Wit Junior 2012

Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens
Lamont Cranston Band
The Lamont Cranston Band 1976

He May Be Your Man Helen Humes Philo Records 1945
Lady Be Good Joe Carrol & Dizzy Gillespie Dee Gee Records 1951
Shake A Hand Faye Adams Herald Records 1953

Chicken Shack Boogie
James Harman & Gene Taylor Band
Live In Germany 2012

The Hucklebuck Sean Costello Live in Bremen 2007

They Raided The Joint Duke Robillard A Swingin Session With… 2008
Tiny Strut Bloodest Saxophone Swing to Bop 2010
Desenroscandose La Ruta Blues Band Primer Tramo 2017
One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show Big Maybelle Okeh Records 1955
Lucille Little Richard Little Richard 1958

That Old Black Magic
Louis Prima & Keely Smith
Capitol Records 1958

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast January 1, 2023

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 the Jump Blues and
Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and on how those styles
and artists have evolved over the years.

Listen Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 A.M. Eastern (U.S.) 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 JANUARY 1, 2023

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Harlem Nocturne Johnny Otis, His Drums & Orchestra United Artist Records 1945
As Long as I’m Moving Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1955
Let The Good Times Roll Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1946

Oh, What A Beautiful Morning
Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra
Ray Sings Basie Swings 1973

Papa Ain’t Salty Yates McKendree Buchanan Lane 2022
Caravan Roomful Of Blues Hot Little Mama 1981
The Honeydripper Cab Calloway Columbia Records 1946
Ain’t Car Crazy Marie Adams Peacock Records 1952
Million Dollar Smile Catherine Russell Send For Me 2022
Ain’t That Dandy Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Live From Austin, TX 2019
I Almost Lost My Mind Ivory Joe Hunter MGM Records 1950
Evenin’ T-Bone Walker T-Bone Blues 1959

I’m Still In Love With You
Duke Robillard
Blue Mood: The Songs of T-Bone Walker 2004

8:00 AM FEATURE: JOHNNY OTIS!

Born Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes in Vallejo, California on December 28, 1921,
Johnny Otis was an American singer, musician, composer, bandleader,
record producer, and talent scout. He was a seminal influence on American R&B
and rock and roll. He discovered numerous artists early in their careers who went
on to become highly successful in their own right, including Little Esther Phillips,
Etta James, Alan O’Day, Big Mama Thornton, Johnny Ace, Jackie Wilson,
Little Willie John, Hank Ballard, and The Robins, among many others.
Otis has been called the “Godfather of Rhythm and Blues”.
wikipedia.org

Happy New Year, Baby Johnny Otis, Lem Tally & Cath Excelsior Records 1947

My Baby’s Business
Jimmy Rushing Accompanied By Johnny Otis His Drums & His Orchestra
Excelsior Records 1945

Cock-A-Doodle-Doo
Wynonie “Mr. Blues” Harris & the Johnny Otis All Stars
Philo Records 1945

Midnight At The Barrel House Johnny Otis Orchestra Excelsior Records 1947
Alligator Meat Joe Swif & The Johnny Otis Band Exclusive Records 1948

Wedding Boogie
The Johnny Otis’ Congregation: Little Esther, Mel Walker, & Lee Graves
Savoy Records 1950

If It’s So Baby The Robins w/ Johnny Otis Savoy Records 1950

Double Crossing Blues
The Johnny Otis Quintette w/ The Robins & Little Esther
Savoy Records 1950

The Mooche
Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
Spirit of the Black Territory Bands 1992

JOHNNY OTIS RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com

New Year’s Resolution Roy Milton & His Solid Senders Specialty Records 1947

I Got Loaded
Igor Prado Band
Recorded in MONO at Studio 8 (SP/Brazil) 2007

No Rollin Blues Jimmy Witherspoon Moderm Records 1949
Junker’s Blues King Curtis with Jack Dupree Blues At Montreux 1971

Eyes Like a Cat
The Wayne Riker Gathering
Alphabetical Blues Bash, Vol. 1 2022

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast December 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 the Jump Blues and
Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and on how those styles
and artists have evolved over the years.

Listen Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 A.M. Eastern (U.S.) 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, DECEMBER 25, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Winter Wonderland The Calvin Owens Show Houston Is The Place To Be 2007
Gettin in the Mood (for Christmas) Brian Setzer Dig That Crazy Christmas 2005
At the Christmas Ball Bessie Smith Columbia Records 1925

I Hate To See Christmas Come Around
Harpdog Brown
Holiday Songs from His Website – Xmas 2022

Far Away Blues (Christmas Blues)
Johnny Otis w/ Little Esther & Mel Walker
Savoy Records 1950

Good Morning Blues Jimmy Rushing Listen To The Blues With… 1956
Let It Snow Colin James Little Big Band Christmas 2007
Boogie Woogie Santa Claus Mabel Scott Exclusive Records 1948
Merry Christmas, Baby Charles Brown Exclusive Records 1948
Jingle Bells Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Take Your Pick 2002
White Christmas Etta James 12 Songs of Christmas 1998
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town Ray Charles The Spirit Of Christmas 1985
Christmas Rain Ben Levin Still Here 2021

8:00 A.M. FEATURE: CAB CALLOWAY
Born Cabell Calloway III in Rochester, New York on December 25, 1907,
Cab Calloway was an American singer, songwriter, bandleader, conductor and
dancer. He was associated with the Cotton Club in Harlem, where he was a
regular performer and became a popular vocalist of the swing era. His niche
of mixing jazz and vaudeville won him acclaim during a career that spanned
over 65 years. – wikipedia


Have You Ever Met That Funny Reefer Man
Cab Calloway
Brunswick Records 1932

Minnie The Moocher
Cab Calloway
The Blues Brothers: Original Soundtrack Recording 1980

The Ballad Of Smokey Joe Phil Alvin Un “Sung Stories” 1986

CAB CALLOWAY RESOURCES
Biorgraphy @ wikiepedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com

Little Drummer Boy
The Count Basie Orchestra
A Very Swingin’ Basie Christmas! 2015

Please Come Home For Christmas Charles Brown King Records 1960
Christmas Comes But Once A Year Amos Milburn King Records 1960
The Christmas Song Etta Jones Christmas With… 1990
Christmas Time Ray Charles The Spirit Of Christmas 1985
Silent Night, Holy Night Sister Rosetta Tharpe Decca Records 1949
May Every Day Be Christmas Louis Jordan Decca Records 1951
Smile Nat King Cole Capitol Records 1954

What A Wonderful World
Harpdog Brown
Holiday Songs from his Website 2021

Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Frankie “Sugar Chile” Robinson
Capitol Records 1948

Run Rudolph Run Chuck Berry Chess Records 1958

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Tag (Your It) Little Charlie & The Nightcats Nine Lives 2005

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast Sunday December 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 the Jump Blues and
Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and on how those styles
and artists have evolved over the years.

Listen Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 A.M. Eastern (U.S.) 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, DECEMBER 18, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Blow Mr. Jackson Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Exclusive Records 1947
House Party Tonight Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1955
Do Unto Others Pee Wee Crayton Imperial Records 1956
Stagger Lee Delbert McClinton Outdated Emotion 2022
Every Day I Have the Blues Joe Williams Checker Records 1952
Sure Thing Count Basie & His Orchestra Mercury Records 1952
I’ll Never Be Free Annie Laurie Regal Records 1950
Hop, Skip & Jump Roy Milton & His Solid Senders Specialty Records 1948
There Is Something On Your Mind Sax Gordon Extreme Sax! 2021
In The Wee Wee Hours Duke Robillard Band They Called It Rhythm & Blues 2022
Big-Eyed, Brown-Eyed Girl Of Mine Jimmy “T-99” Nelson RPM Records 1952
Cleanhead Blues Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson Mercury Records 1946
The Comeback Lynwood Slim & The Igor Prado Band Brazilian Kicks 2010
Description Blues T-Bone Walker Comet Records 1949
Straighten Up and Fly Right Lyle Lovett 12 of June 2022
Jackie Annie Ross & the Gigi Gryce Orchestra Prestige Records 1954
Mood Indigo Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book 1958

8:00 A.M. FEATURE: CHRISTMAS!

Jingle Bells Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Jingle Bell Swing 1962

READING: THIS YEAR’S CHRISTMAS PLAY – Jim Rigby
In this year’s Christmas pageant, the role of Herod will be played by every political
leader who bashes immigrants, hounds women having difficult pregnancies, or sends terror into parents with transgender children seeking medical care in an effort to consolidate their own power base.


This year, as every year, the role of the Christ child is being played by children born on
the margins of human concern. Lost in the struggle between powerful religious and political forces, these tender souls are born shivering in the dark- invisible to the world. Everyone of them is of infinite value, worth more than

all the treasures of the world.

The shepherds working out in field will be played by rail workers without sick leave
and construction workers in dangerous jobs. Once again this year, it is the humble marginalized, not the honored insiders, who will hear the angel song.


The role of Mary will be played by all those radical lovers of humankind who keep the flame of hope for universal justice burning. Like Mary, they sing of a day when those
who dominate others will be brought down from their thrones, and the oppressed
will be lifted up in a revolution of loving justice.


The hotel owner will be played by those willing to stop counting money long
enough to help someone who needs it.


The role of Joseph will be played by all those who don’t need to personally
benefit in order to help others.


The 3 Wise Ones will be played by those willing to leave old certainties to follow
wherever today’s truth might lead. They are willing to leave old systems of domination
to seek a new age of kindness.


The role of the angels, as always, will be played by those who can hover above
religious sects, national boundaries and hierarchies of vested wealth and power
to sing a song of peace on earth, good will to ALL.


What Child Is This Ray Charles The Spirit Of Christmas 1985

Christmas
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Alligator Records Christmas Collection 1992

Winter Wonderland Aretha Franklin Runnin’ Out Of Fools
Merry Christmas Baby Charles Brown Aladdin Records 1956
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Etta Jones Christmas With… 1990
Be-Bop Santa Claus Babs Gonzales King Records 1955
Shake Hands With Santa Claus Colin James Little Big Band Christmas 2007
Run Rudolph Run Chuck Berry Chess Records 1958

(Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man With the Bag
Brian Setzer Orchestra
Boogie Woogie Christmas 2002

Christmas Rain Ben Levin Still Here 2021
The Christmas Song King Cole Trio Capitol Records 1946
Pete’s Holiday Boogie Pete Johnson Swing Time Christmas 1995
Silent Night, Holy Night Sister Rosetta Tharpe Decca Records 1949

READING: THE WORK OF CHRISTMAS – Howard Thurman
When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among bothers,
To make music in the heart.


May Every Day Be Christmas Louis Jordan Decca Records 1951

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast December 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 the Jump Blues and
Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and on how those styles
and artists have evolved over the years.

Listen Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 A.M. Eastern (U.S.) 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, DECEMBER 11, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Big Boy Bill Jennings Quintet King Records 1955
Don’t Jive Me Baby Nick Curran & The Nitelifes Nitelife Boogie 2001
Why Don’t You Eat Where You Slept Last Night ZuZu Bollin Torch Records 1952
Heed My Warning Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1949

How I Hate To See Christmas Come Around
Jimmy Witherspoon
Swing Time Records 1951

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

Cock-A-Doodle-Doo
Big Joe Turner, Roomful Of Blues, Dr John
Blues Train 1983

Oh Yeah! Chris Corcoran Band Coolerator 2020
Good Morning Judge Wynonie Harris King Records 1950
Christmas in Jail The Youngsters Empire Records 1956

East of The Sun (and West of The Moon)
Catherine Russell
Send For Me 2022

Loving You (Is All I Need) Lowell Fulson Checker Records 1955
The River’s Invitation John Mayall Find A Way To Care 2015
Hey Now Ray Charles Swing Time Records 1952
Silent George Myra Johnson King Records 1950
Big Mamou The Red Wagons Blues Band Jumpin’ With Friends! 2012
Ain’t That Dandy Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown One More Mile 1983

8:00 AM DOUBLE FEATURE: BIG MAMA THORNTON & LITTLE RICHARD

Born in Ariton, Alabama on December 11, 1926, Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thorntonan
was American singer and songwriter of the blues and R&B genres. She was the first to record Leiber and Stoller’s “Hound Dog”, in 1952, which became her biggest hit,
staying seven weeks at number one on the Billboard R&B chart in 1953 and selling almost two million copies.wikipedia

Hound Dog
Big Mama Thornton with Kansas City Bill & His Orchestra
Peacock Records 1952

Bad Luck Got My Man
The Harlem Stars featuring Willie May Thornton
E&W Records 1947
Thornton made her first recordings with the Harlem Stars.
At the time she was being promoted as the “New Bessie Smith.”

Let Your Tears Fall Baby
Wille Mae Thornton & Billy Harvey’s Band
Peacock Records 1951
Thornton was the drummer and featured singer with Bill Harve before
launching her solo career in 1952.


I Smell A Rat Young Jessie & His Orchestra Modern Records 1954
“I Smell a Rat” was Thornton’s follow-up to “Hound Dog,” but Modern Records beat Peacock Records to the punch and made the song a hit for Young Jessie.

BIG MAMA THORNTON RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com

Born Richard Wayne Penniman in Macon, Georgia on December 5, 1932,
Little Richard was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Described as
the “Architect of Rock and Roll”, Richard’s most celebrated work dates from the
mid-1950s, when his charismatic showmanship and dynamic music, characterized
by frenetic piano playing, pounding back beat and raspy shouted vocals, laid the foundation for rock and roll.wikipedia

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

After scoring a local hit in Atlanta with his first record for RCA in 1950, Little Richard signed with Peacock Records. While none of his records for Peacock became national hits, “Ain’t That Good News” received good reviews in the music press.

Long Tall Sally Little Richard Specialty Records 1956
True Fine Mama Little Richard Here’s Little Richard 1957
In 1956, Art Rupe, the owner of Specialty Records, bought out Little Richard’s
contract with Peacock Records. Little Richard scored a total of 17 hits with
Specialty during the last half of the 1950s.

Directly From My Heart To You Mothers of Invention Weazels Ripped My Flesh 1970
Don “Sugarcane” Harris sang and played electric violin on this live version of
“Directly From My Heart To You” while touring with Frank Zappa’s band in the late
1960s. He also played electric violin on the original version of the tune recorded by
Little Richard and the Johnny Otis Orchestra in 1953.

LITTLE RICHARD RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com

Big Foot’s Boogie The Hollywood Blue Flames Soul Sanctuary 2005

Send Me To The ‘Lectric Chair Dinah Washington Sings Bessie Smith 1958
Cleveland Ohio Blues Bull Moose Jackson King Records 1948
The Richest Guy In The Graveyard Etta Jones Victor Records 1947
Professor Bop Babs Gonzales Capitol Records 1949

Is You Is, Or Is You Ain’t (My Baby)
B.B. King
Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan 1999

Flying Home Mambo Arnett Cobb Atlantic Records 1955
Boogie Woogie Santa Claus Mabel Scott Exclusive Records 1948
Cool Yule Colin James Little Big Band Christmas 2007

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast December 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 the Jump Blues and
Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and on how those styles
and artists have evolved over the years.

Listen Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 A.M. Eastern (U.S.) 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, DECEMBER 4, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

8.45 Stomp Earl Bostic Gotham Records 1946

Saturday Night Fish Fry
Lou Rawls & Joe Williams & Lionel Hampton
Portrait Of The Blues 1993

Jack, You’re Dead Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1946
Teardrops from My Eyes Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1950
Street Walkin’ Daddy Margie Day Dot Records 1950
Louie’s Guitar Boogie Jay McShann Superior Records 1948
Don’t You Cry Joe Turner Atlantic Records 1952

Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Being Right?
The Knickerbocker All-Stars
Go Back Home to the Blues 2015

That’s The Beginning Of The End King Cole Trio Capitol Records 1946
Salty Papa Blues Dinah Washington Keynote Recordings 1943
You Can Fly High Catherine Russell Send For Me 2022
House Rocker Paul Williams & His Hucklebuckers Savoy Records 1948
Please Send Me Someone To Love Percy Mayfield Specialty Records 1950
How Many More Years Howlin’ Wolf Chess Records 1951
Dimples Van Morrison The Prophet Speaks 2018

Railroad Porter Blues
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Blues In The Night, Vol. 1: The Early Show 1986

8:00 A.M. FEATURE: ETTA JONES & LOU RAWLS
Louis Allen “Lou” Rawls was born in Chicago on Dec. 1, 1933.
Etta Jones was born in Aiken, South Carolina on Nov. 25, 1928.


One O’Clock Jump Jack Parker & Etta Jones Decca Records 1954
Save Your Love For Me Etta Jones My Buddy: Songs of Buddy Johnson 1997
(They Call It) Stormy Monday Lou Rawls & Les McCann Ltd Stormy Monday 1962
Southside Blues – Tobacco Road (Medley) Lou Rawls Live! 1966
Don’t Go to Strangers Etta Jones A Soulful Sunday – Live at the Left Bank 1972

ETTA JONES RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com

LOU RAWLS RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com

The Spirit-Feel Ray Charles In Person 1959
No Reason Yates McKendree Buchanan Lane 2022
R.M. Blues Roy Milton Juke Box Records 1946
Roy’s Groove Babs Gonzales Apollo Records 1947
The Bop Hop Pee Wee Crayton Modern Records 1949
So Alone Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Specialty Records 1951
Please Come Home For Christmas Charles Brown King Records 1960

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast Sunday, November 27, 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 the Jump Blues and
Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and on how those styles
and artists have evolved over the years.

Listen Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 A.M. Eastern (U.S.) 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

NOTE: Last Sunday’s show was an encore of our program for November 14, 2021.

WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2022

Today’s show kicked off a six-hour celebration on Georgia music.
Starting at 9:00 a.m., Julies played American music, Georgia-style on
My Own House, then from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. David Daniels brought

us the best of Georgia pop on Plain Ol’ Horizons.

All of the artists on our playlist was either born, raised, or rose to fame
in the Peach State. What to learn more? Follow the links!

Ray Charles– Georgia On My Mind
James Brown – Have Mercy Baby
Sonny Terry – Ride & Roll
Sean Costello – Those Lonely, Lonely Nights
Piano Red – Just Right Bounce
Tommy Brown – Weepin’ & Cryin’
Sandra Hall – Blow Top Blues
Eddie Tigner – Route 66
Billy Wright – You Satisfy
Johnny Mercer – One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
Little Richard – Every Hour
Francine Reed – One Monkey (Don’t Stop No Show)
Chuck Willis – My Story
Frank Bey – Never No More
Carrie Smith – I’ve Got A Right To Sing The Blues
Piano Red – The Wrong Yo-Yo
Beverly “Guitar” Watkins – Tell Me Daddy
Eddie Tigner – All Around The World
Big Maceo – Worried Life Blues
Sandra Hall – Party At My House
Sean Costello – The Hucklebuck
James Brown – Good Rockin’ Tonight
Sonny Terry – Whoopin’ The Blues
Tommy Brown – Atlanta Boogie
Mary Lou Williams – Hesitation Boogie
Chuck Willis – Going To The River
Billy Wright – Blues For My Baby
Little Richard – Tutti Frutti
Ray Charles – Drown in My Own Tears & Tell the Truth (live)

(sign off – NOT from Georgia)

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast Sunday, November 13, 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 the Jump Blues and
Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and on how those styles
and artists have evolved over the years.

Listen Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 A.M. Eastern (U.S.) 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, NOVEMBER 13, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Early Bird Bill Doggett King Records 1953
I’m A Bad Bad Girl Little Esther Phillips Federal Records 1951
Caldonia Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Sings Louis Jordan 1973
Spin, Flip And Dip Dave Clark & Floyd McDaniel Dave Clarks Blues Swingers
Hey Pretty Baby Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1950
Celli’s Jump Wax & Boogie Make Up Your Mind 2022
One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1953
I Sold My Heart To The Junkman Basin Street Boys Exclusive Records 1946
Wynonie’s Blues Wynonie “Blues” Harris Apollo Records 1945
X-Temperaneous Boogie Camille Howard Specialty Records 1948
Harbor Lights Aretha Franklin Tiny Sparrow – The Bobby Scott Sessions 1963
I Cover the Waterfront John Lee Hooker & Van Morrison Mr. Lucky 1991
Papa Ain’t Salty Yates McKendree Buchanan Lane 2022
Go Back To The One You Love T-Bone Walker Capitol Records 1950
Big Jay Shuffle Big Jay McNeely Honkin’ & Jivin’ at the Palomino! 1989

8:00 A.M. FEATURE: WHAT’S HOT IN HARLEM, NOVEMBER 1952

In the 1940s and early 1950s, before R&B, C&W, and other genres of American
popular music were widely played on the radio, you put your nickel in the juke box
to hear the latest hits. And, depending on local tastes and the “relationships”
individual record companies had with the juke box owners and suppliers,
“the hits” could vary wildly from city to city.


Last week, we played the Top 10 R&B records played in the jazz and blues clubs
along Central Avenue in Los Angeles during the first week of November 1952.

Today, we count down the Top 10 R&B records in Harlem, New York for

the same week in 1952. The differences may surprise you.

The Top 10 R&B songs for Los Angels are listed in italics.

10-Have Mercy Baby Billy Ward & The Dominoes Federal Records 1952
(10-Security Blues – Roosevelt Sykes)
9-To Know You Is To Love You B.B. King RPM Records 1952
(9-Goodbye Baby – Little Ceasar & the Romans)
8-You’re My Inspiration The Five Crowns Rainbow Records 1952
(8-Looped – Tommy Ridgley)
7-Goin’ Home Fats Domino Imperial Records 1952
(7-Baby Don’t You Tear My Clothes – Smokey Hogg)
6-You Know I Know 5 Royales Apollo Records 1952
(6-Five Long Years – Eddie Boyd)
5-Faith Can Move Mountains Nat King Cole Capital Record 1952
(5-You Know I Know – 5 Royales)
4-Port Of Rico Illinois Jacquet Mercury Records 1952
(4-Oooh-Oooh-Oooh – Lloyd Price)
3-I’m Gonna Play the Honky Tonks Marie Adams Peacock Records 1952
(3-Juke – Little Walter)
2-Rock Me All Night Long The Ravens Mercury Records 1952
(2-You Know I Love You – B.B. King)
1-My Song Johnny Ace & The Bealstreeters Duke Records 1952
(1-My Song – Johnny Ace)

WHAT’S HOT IN HARLEM RESOURCES
Cash Box Regional R&B Charts for 11-01-1952

Gene’s Boogie Amos Garrett, Doug Sahm, Gene Taylor Band Live in Japan 1991
When It Rains It Pours Pee Wee Crayton Aladdin Records 1951
The Masquerade Is Over Betty McLauren Derby Records 1951
I Ain’t Mad with You The Texas Horns Everybody Let’s Roll 2022
St. Louis Blues Lou Rawls Tobacco Road 1964
Saturday Night Fish Fry Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1950

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