WRFG Playlist and Podcast for Sunday, April 11, 2021

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WRFG 89.3FM. Your independent community radio station is
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HERE’S THE WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Blip Blop Bill Doggett King Records 1958
Dust On My Needle Barrence Whitfield & The Savages Let’s Lose It 1990
Lonely Avenue Ray Charles Yes Indeed! 1958
W-O-M-A-N The Wayne Riker Gathering Blues Lightning (Live) 2020
Gravy Train Tiny Bradshaw & His Orchestra King Records 1949
Talkin’ All Out Of My Head Little Esther Phillips Decca Records 1953
Come Love John Hammond Ready For Love 2003
Swinging G String Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue The Instrumental Sounds Of… 2020

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – Week 25

Inflation Blues Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five Decca Records 1947
Although it was never a national hit, “Inflation Blues” did make the Top 10 on the Cash Box Regional R&B Charts for New York, New Orleans, and Los Angeles in April and May of 1947. The song bemoans the impact of rising prices in the years after World War II. In 1947, the annual rate of inflation was over 14%.

Topsy, Part 2 Cozy Cole & Alan Hartwell Big Band Love Records 1958
Ain’t Gonna Do It Duke Robillard & Friends Blues Bash 2020
Satellite James Colin …And The Little Big Band 2004
My Natch’l Man Fluffy Hunter Federal Records 1952
Brown Angel Roy Brown De Luxe Records 1952
Steppin’ Out Memphis Slim At The Gate Of Horn 1959
I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, & Ruth Brown
The Big Band Sound of… 1968

FEATURE: ALADDIN RECORDS SURVEY, PART FOUR: 1949
Founded as Philo Records in 1945, Aladdin Records was the most successful R&B record label in the United States from 1948 to 1952.

Kicks (Scotty Can Blow) Jay McShann Aladdin Records 1949
Trouble Blues Charles Brown Trio Aladdin Records 1949
Destined to become of Charles Brown’s signature tunes, “Trouble Blues”
spent 15 weeks at the top of the Billboard R&B chart.
St James Infirmary Blues Saunders King & Orchestra Aladdin Records 1949
Roomin’ House Boogie Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1949
The song was Milburn’s seventh hit single and his third #1 on the Billboard R&B chart.
Nightmare Blues Lightnin’ Hopkins Aladdin Records 1949
Battle of the Blues, Pt 1 Big Joe Turner & Wynonie Harris Aladdin Records 1949
Battle of the Blues, Pt 2 Big Joe Turner & Wynonie Harris Aladdin Records 1949
Be-Bop Daddy Lil Green Aladdin Records 1949

ALADDIN RECORDS RESOURCES
history @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
Spontaneous Lunacy – Aladdin Records
Aladdin Records Story – Both Sides Now

Honey Bun Rag Tommy Harkenrider Trio (single) 2017
Black Pepper Will Make You Sneeze Roy Lee Johnson w/ Dr. Feelgood & The Interns Okeh Records 1962
Weepin’ & Cryin’ Tommy Brown & The Griffin Brothers Regent Records 1951
Turn On Your Lovelight James Hunter & Van Morrison …Believe What I Say 1996
NOLA Night Ben Levin Carryout Or Delivery 2020
My Man Stands Out Julia Lee Capitol Records 1950
Nosey Joe Powerhouse w/ Bull Moose Jackson Nightlife 1975
Papa Ain’t Salty T-Bone Walker Atlantic Records 1955
Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
…Sings Louis Jordan 1973

(sign off)

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for April 4, 2021

Listen to Route 66 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, and WRFG.ORG.

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HERE’S THE WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

She Walks Right In
Clarence Gatemouth Brown
Peacock Records 1950

(You Got Me) Reelin’ & Rockin’
Haney’s Big House
Hiding To Nothing 2021

We’re Gonna Rock
Gunter Lee Carr (Cecil Gant)
Decca Records 1952

Blueberry Hill
Fats Domino
Imperial Records 1956

Mr. Blues Is Coming To Town
Wynonie Harris
King Records 1950

Wee Baby Blues
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella: The Lost Berlin Tapes (1962) 2020

Congo Mambo
Chris Corcoran Band
Blues Guitar Grooves 2017

The Jumping Jack
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers featuring Charles Brown
RCA 1950

FEATURE – LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – Week 24
I’m Gonna Leave You On The Outskirts Of Town
Louis Jordan & The Tympany
Decca Records 1942
This song was Louis Jordan’s first hit as a solo artist. It was originally an instrumental called “We Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town” written and recorded by Casey Bill in 1936. Jordan added the words and changed the name slightly… for his version for his Decca Records recording which was number three for three weeks in October of 1942 on Billboard Magazine’s new R&B chart “The Harlem Hit Parade.”

‘T-99’ Blues
Jimmy “T-99” Nelson & The Peter Rabbit Trio
RPM Records 1951

Rock Me Baby
The Wayne Riker Gathering feat. Deanna Haala, Christine Hewitt & Debora Galan
Blues Lightning (Live) 2020

Drank Up All The Wine Last Night
Sticks McGhee & His Spo-Dee-O-Dee Buddies
Atlantic Records 1949

Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee, Drinkin’ Wine
Lionel Hampton w/ Sonny Parker (vocals)
Decca Records 1949

You Got Me (Where You Want Me)
Bobby “Blue” Bland
Duke Records 1958

Let The Good Times Roll
B.B. King
Don’t Answer The Door (Live) 2013

Run Riot (Rog’s Romp)
Al Copley & The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Good Understanding 1993

8:00 AM – A BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO BILLIE HOLIDAY
Billie Holiday was born Eleanora Fagen in Philadelphia, PA on April 7, 1015

Do Nothin’ Till You Hear from Me
Esquire’s Contest Band with Billie Holiday
Metropolitan Opera House January 18, 1944

What Is This Thing Called Love?
Billie Holiday
Decca Records 1945

I Thought About You
Southside Johnny
Detour Ahead the Music of Billie Holiday 2018
Written by Johnny Mercer, Holiday recorded “I Thought About You” in 1954.

Crazy He Calls Me
Aretha Franklin
Soul ’69 1969
One of Holiday’s signature songs. Her version of the then-new Carl Sigman and Bob Russell tune was released on Decca Records in 1949.

Easy Living
Roland Kirk
Triple Threat 1956
Written by Ralph Rainger & Leo Robbins, Holiday first recorded “Easy Living” while she was with the Teddy Wilson Orchestra in 1937. The recording featured Lester Young on tenor.

God Bless The Child
Lou Rawls & Les McCann Ltd
Stormy Monday 1962
Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr. wrote “God Bless The Child” in 1939.

Them There Eyes & Lover Man
Billie Holiday & Count Basie
At Carnegie Hall 1954

BILLIE HOLIDAY RESOURCES
biorgraphy @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com

Annie Laurie
Tiny Grimes Quintet
Atlantic Records 1948

Midnight Cannonball
Duke Robillard w/ Sax Gordon
Duke’s Blues 1996

Deacon’s Hop
Big Jay McNeely
Surfin’ (French EP) 1963

The Lonesome Road
Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Sims-Wheeler Vintage Jazz Band
Live Recording 1960

You Ain’t Unlucky
Veronica Lewis
You Ain’t Unlucky 2021

It Should’ve Been Me
Ray Charles
Atlantic Records 1954

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


(sign off)

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for March 28, 2021

Listen to Route 66 Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 AM Eastern on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3FM.
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HERE’S THE WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Single or Album & Date

Jump In
Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue
The Instrumental Sounds Of… 2020

As Long as I’m Moving
Ruth Brown & The Rhythmakers & Orchestra
Atlantic Records 1955

Boogie Woogie Country Girl
Jimmy ‘T99’ Nelson w/ Doug James & Sax Gordon
Rockin’ And Shoutin’ The Blues 1999

You’re The Boss
LaVern Baker & Jimmy Ricks
Atlantic Records 1961

Please Call Me Baby
Southside Johnny
Grapefruit Moon: The Songs of Tom Waits 2021 (Reissue / Remix)

Walkin’ With Sid
Arnett Cobb
Apollo Records 1947

When Your Lover Has Gone
Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra
Velvet Mood 1955

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – Week 23
I Know What You’re Puttin’ Down
Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five
Decca Records 1947
Jordan’s 30th song to reach the Billboard R&B Charts, “I Know What You’re Putting Down” was on the charts for three weeks, peaking at number 4 in June of 1947. The song, written by Jordan and Bud Allen, was actually the “A” side of one of Jordan’s
biggest hits: “Jack, You’re Dead.”

Jack, You’re Dead!
B.B. King
Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan 1999

Rudy’s Rock
Bill Haley & His Comets w/ Rudy Pompilli (sax)
Decca Records 1956

It’s Later Than You Think
Little Roger & The Houserockers
Good Rockin’ House Party 2017

The Huckle-Buck
Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
Specialty Records 1949

Texas Flood
Roomful of Blues
Roomful of Blues 1977

SISTER ROSETTA THARPE
Born Rosetta Nubin in Cotton Plant, Arkansas on March 15, 1915

Strange Things Happening
Etta James

Modern Records 1956 (Sister Rosetta Tharpe)
That’s All Sister
Rosetta Tharpe Sims-Wheeler Vintage Jazz Band
(live) 1960

SISTER ROSETTA THARPE RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com

Caravan Dirty
Dozen Brass Band
My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now 1984

CASH BOX REGIONAL R&B CHART “HOT IN DALLAS” FOR MARCH 31, 1951
A list of the 10 R&B songs getting the most juke box play that week in Dallas, Texas.

10) Let’s Rock A While
Amos Milburn & His Chicken Shackers
Aladdin Records 1951

9) Do Something For Me
The Dominoes
Federal Records 1951

8) Little Red Rooster
Margie Day w/ The Griffin Brothers Orchestra
Dot Records 1951

7) Rockin’ Blues
Johnny Otis Orchestra w/ Mel Walker
Savoy Records 1950

6) Gee Baby
Mel Walker w/ The Johnny Otis Orchestra
Savoy Records 1951

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

4) Lost Love (Baby, Please)
Percy Mayfield
Specialty Records 1951

3) Rockin’ & Rollin’
Lil’Son Jackson
Imperial Records 1950

2) Black Night
Charles Brown
Aladdin Records 1951

1) Please Don’t Take Your Love Away From Me
Joe Morris & His Orchestra w/ Laurie Tate
Atlantic Records 1951

CASH BOX MAGAZINE RESOURCES
R&B / Soul Singles @ cashboxmagazine.com
Cash Box Magazine @ Internet Archives
Cash Box Archive @ worldradiohistory.com

The Kid From Red Bank
Count Basie
The Complete Atomic Basie 1958

You’re Driving Me Crazy
Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco
You’re Driving Me Crazy 2018

I Don’t Want Nobody (To Have My Love But You)
Candye Kane
Swango 1998

That’s A Pretty Good Love
Big Maybelle
Savoy Records 1956

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

T-Bone Shuffle
T-Bone Walker
Capitol Records 1947

(sign off)

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


WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – March 21, 2021

Listen to Route 66 Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 AM Eastern on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3FM.
Your independent community radio station is streaming worldwide
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Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

HERE’S THE WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2021
Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man
Willis Jackson & His Orchestra
Apollo Records 1950

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

Drinkin’ by Myself
Wynonie Harris w/ Sun Herman “Sonny” Blount (a.k.a. Sun Ra)
Bullet Records 1946

Open The Door, Richard
The Three Flames w/ Tiger Hayes
Columbia Records 1947


A BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO NAT “KING” COLE
Born Nathaniel Adams Coles in Montgomery, Alabama on March 17, 1919

Straighten Up & Fly Right
Eddie Tigner
Route 66 2001

Love For Sale The
Oscar Moore Quartet
Tampa Records 1955
Moore was the guitarist for the King Cole Trio

Route 66
King Cole Trio
Capitol Records 1946

NAT “KING” COLE RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com

Groovin’ with Grimes
Johnny Big Stone & the Blues Workers
Juke Joint Sessions Vol.1 2016

FEATURE: LOUIS JORDAN THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 22

Hungry Man
Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five
Decca Records 1949
Louis Jordan’s version of “Hungry Man” didn’t makes it onto the national Billboard R&B charts, but it was a hot litte number in the jazz clubs along Central Avenue in Los Angeles. The song, written by Bobby Troup, was number six on the Cash Box Magazine’s What’s Hot In L.A. R&B chart for the week ending March 11, 1950. “Hungry Man” was the B-side of Jordan’s “Push Ka Pee Shee Pie (The Saga Of Saga Boy).”

Every Day I Have the Blues
Count Basie & Joe Williams
Count Basie Swings & Joe Williams Sings 1956

Ain’t Gonna Quit You Baby
Kid Ramos & Janiva Magness
Two Hands One Heart 1995

Have A Good Time
Ruth Brown with the James Quintet & Orchestra
Atlantic Records 1951

Mess Around
Ray Charles
Ray Charles 1957

Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning
Aretha Franklin
Unforgettable. A Tribute to Dinah Washington 1964

Since We’ve Met
Mike Goudreau & the Boppin Blues Band
Sweet Blues 2016

8:00 A.M. FEATURE: ALADDIN RECORDS SURVEY – PART THREE
Eddie and Leo Mesner formed Aladdin Records (originally Phio Records) in Los Angeles in 1945, but 1948 was really the year that put the independent label on the map.

Blow Illinois Blow
Illinois Jacquet & His All Stars
Aladdin Records 1948

Riding With Jimmy
Jimmy “Baby Face” Lewis
Aladdin Records 1948

Bean-A Re-Bop
Coleman Hawkins All Stars
Aladdin Records 1948
Coleman Hawkins (ts); Miles Davis (tp); Kai Winding (tb); Howard Johnson (as);
Hank Jones (p); Curley Russell (b); Max Roach (d)

Washboard Blues
Crown Prince Waterford
Aladdin Records 1948

Blowin’ Red’s Top
Gene Ammons Quintet
Aladdin Records 1948

Morning Glory
Big Joe Turner
Aladdin Records 1948

It Took a Long Long Time
Amos Milburn
Aladdin Records 1948
A month after Milburn scored his first Top 10 hit with “Chicken Shack Boogie,” the flip side, “It Took A Long Long Time” became a hit on its own reaching number six on the Billboard R&B Charts in December of 1948.

Get Yourself Another Fool
The Charles Brown Trio
Aladdin Records 3020 1948
Brown’s first hit without the Johnny Moore Trio, “Fool” peaked at number
four on the Billboard R&B Charts in February of 1949.


ALADDIN RECORDS RESOURCES
history @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
Spontaneous Lunacy – Aladdin Records
Aladdin Records Story – Both Sides Now

Oh Yeah!
Chris Corcoran Band
Coolerator 2020

Walk Away
Southside Johnny w/ Tom Waits
Grapefruit Moon: The Songs of Tom Waits 2021 (Remixed & Remastered)

Looped
James Harman & Gene Taylor Band
Live In Germany 2012

That’s Better For Me
T-Bone Walker
Black & White Records 1948

A BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO HOLLYWOOD FATS
Born Michael Leonard Mann in Los Angeles on March 17, 1954

Nitwit
Hollywood Fats Band
Blues Saturday, Monterey Jazz Festival – September 20, 1980

HOLLYWOOD FATS RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com

You Knock Me Out
Sax Gordon
You Knock Me Out 2000

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

(sign off)

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




WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – March 14, 2021

Listen to Route 66 Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 AM EDT on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3FM.
Your independent community radio station is streaming worldwide
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WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2021
Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Duck Soup
Orville “Fats” Noel
Hearld Records 1953

Chicken Shack Boogie
Amos Milburn
Aladdin Records 1948

House Rocker (House Rockin)
Paul Williams
Savoy Records 1948

Let Me Love You
Cat Lee King & His Cocks
Cock Tales 2018

The House Of Blue Lights
Ella Mae Morse
Capital Record 1946

Chonnie-On-Chon
James Brown & His Famous Flames
Federal Records 1957

Josh & Slim
Nico Duportal and His Rhythm Dudes
Guitar Player 2015

Carryout Or Delivery
Ben Levin
Carryout Or Delivery 2020

FEATURE – LOUIS JORDAN THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 21
How Long Must I Wait For You?
Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five
Decca Records 1948
It wasn’t a smash by any stretch, but “How Long Must I Wait For You?” did come in at number nine for one week in 1948, making it Jordan’s 35th solo entry on the Billboard R&B charts. Written and first recorded by Lucky Millinder in 1945, Jordan’s version
was the B side of “Barn Yard Boogie,” one of his biggest hits for that year.


Take Out Your False Teeth Daddy
Margie Day w/ Noble “Thin Man” Watts
Decca Records 1953

Osculate Me, Daddy
Etta Jones w/ J.C. Heard & His Orchestra
Victor Records 1945

Honky Tonk
Clifford Scott
Mr. Honky Tonk Is Back In Town 1992

Good Rockin’ Tonight
Roy Brown
Deluxe Records 1947

One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show
Jewel Brown featuring Bloodest Saxophone
Roller Coaster Boogie 2015

Wine, Wine, Wine
Floyd Dixon
Aladdin Records 1952

Diddley Daddy
Bo Diddley
Checker Records 1955

Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody
Louis Prima
The Wildest! 1956

8:00 A.M. FEATURE – A BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO RONNIE EARL
Born Ronald Horvath in Queens New York on March 10, 1953

Oh Baby
Sugar Ray & the Bluetones featuring Little Ronnie
Baron Records 1980
Oh Baby” was the first release for both Sugar Ray & the Bluetones and Ronnie Earl.

Long Distance Operator
Roomful Of Blues
Hot Little Mama 1981
Ronnie Earl Replaced Duke Robillard in Roomful of Blues in 1979.

New Orleans Shuffle
Roomful Of Blues
Hot Little Mama 1981

Past Sixty Blues
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson & Roomful of Blues
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson & Roomful of Blues 1982
During Earl’s tenure, Roomful of Blues recorded albums with
Big Joe Turner, Earl King, and Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson.


That’s My Life
Roomful of Blues
Live At Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel 1986
Earl formed his own band in the mid-1980s and left
Roomful of Blues to pursue a solo career in 1987.

Moanin’
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
Blues Guitar Virtuoso – Live in Europe 1995

Good News
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
Good News 2014

RONNIE EARL RESOURCES
Official Website
Ronnie Earl on Facebook
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com

Let The Good Times Roll
Ray Charles
The Genius Of Ray Charles 1959

I Don’t Want Nobody (To Have My Love But You)
Buddy & Ella Johnson
Mercury Records 1956

Annie’s Blues
Annie Laurie w/ Paul Gayten’s Band
De Luxe Records 1949

I Want You to Be My Baby
Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones
What’s It Gonna Take 2012

Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby
Buster Brown
Fire Records 1959

Whoo Whee Sweet Daddy
Veronica Lewis
You Ain’t Unlucky 2021

Willie the Cool Cat
Big Jay McNeely
Exclusive Records 1949

Milton’s Boogie
Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
Juke Box Records 1946

(sign off)

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for March 7, 2021

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

HERE’S THE WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Sam’s Clan
Sam Butera
Groove Records 1954

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

Nitwit
L. C. McKinley
Bea & Baby Records 1959

Smack Dab In The Middle
The Amos Garrett Doug Sahm Gene Taylor Band
Live in Japan 1991

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

Somebody Done Stole My Cherry Red
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
King Records 1949

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

Party Girl
James Harman
Extra Napkins 1985

FEATURE – LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 20

Heed My Warning
Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five
Decca Records 1949
“Heed My Warning” never made it to the Billboard R&B Chart, but it was the
tenth most popular song on the Cash Box Regional R&B Chart for New Orleans
for two weeks in April of 1950.

Is You Is My Baby (Is You or Is You Ain’t My Baby)
Veronica Lewis
You Ain’t Unlucky 2021

Give It Everything You’ve Got
Patrick Vining w/ Kirk Fletcher
Ready Right Now 1999

Adam Bit The Apple
Joe Turner
Aladdin Records 1950

TV Is The Thing This Year
Dinah Washington
Mercury Records 1953

Shake A Hand
Little Richard
The Fabulous Little Richard 1959

Bags Groove
Milt Jackson
Wizard of the Vibes 1952

Diamonds On My Windshield
Tom Waits
The Heart of Saturday Night 1974

Aladdin Records Story

FEATURE – ALADDIN RECORDS SURVEY 1946 & 1947

Here’s a quick survey of the early years of Aladdin Records, a small independent west coast label that turned out some of the biggest jump blues and R&B hits of the late 1940s and early 50s. Aladdin Records was the brainchild of two brother Eddie and Leo Mesner, who owned the Philharmonic Music Shop in Los Angeles. When they started their company in 1945, they originally called in Philo Records after their shop, but had to change the name for legal reasons in early 1946.

It seems the Mesner brothers could do no wrong that first year, hitting it out of the park with release after release, but their batting average really went down in 1946 and 1947, partly because they lost, Helen Humes, Johnny Moore and Charles Brown.

New Lester Leaps In
Lester Young & His Band
Aladdin Records 1946

Disgusted
Jo-Jo Adams
Aladdin Records 1946

Down The Road Apiece
Amos Milburn
Aladdin Records 1946

Katie May Blues
Lightnin’ Hopkins
Aladdin Records 1946

Jivin’ With Jack The Bellboy
Illinois Jacquet
Aladdin Records 1947

How Could You
Lonnie Johnson
Aladdin Records 1947

Gatemouth Boogie
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Aladdin Records 1947

Hard Ridin’ Mama
Wynonie Harris
Aladdin Records 1947

ALADDIN RECORDS RESOURCES
history @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
Spontaneous Lunacy – Aladdin Records
Aladdin Records Story – Both Sides Now

Still Got the Blues
Laura Tate
Live from El Paso 2020

When My Heart Beats Like a Hammer
B.B. King
RPM Records 1955

Honey Chile
Fats Domino
Imperial Records 1951

Honey Rock
Barney Kessel
Tease! The Beat of Burlesque 1956

The Honey Dripper
Charles Brown
Honey Dripper 1996

Ridin’ The Riff
Big Bob Dougherty
Brunswick Records 1953

I Didn’t Like It The First Time (The Spinach Song)
Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends
Capitol Records 1949

Hadacol Bounce
Ben Levin
Carryout Or Delivery 2020

In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)
Ray Charles
Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul 1963

(sign off)

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Feb 28, 2021

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

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Check out our podcast page @ MixCloud.Com.

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

Here’s The WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, February 28, 2021

This week, Route 66 pays a special tribute to Gene Taylor, a master boogie-woogie piano player and a founding member of The Blasters. Taylor froze to death in his home in North Austin, Texas on February 20, 2021. The home had been without power for five days. According to Taylor’s roommate, “we both stayed in our own beds trying to stay warm. I came out of it OK, and he obviously didn’t.”

Editorial Comment: Taylor’s death was one of more than 70 fatalities linked to a collapse of the Texas power grid after the state was hit by a winter storm. The grid collapse was a man-made disaster caused by the state’s short-sighted energy
policies and refusal to prepare for extreme weather events linked to climate change.

You’ll find songs by Taylor throughout the show.

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Honky-Tonk Train Blues
Gene Taylor
Gene Taylor 2003

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

Early in the Mornin’
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Live From Austin, TX 2019

Desenroscandose
La Ruta Blues Band Primer
Tramo 2017

Don’t Leave Me Baby
T-Bone Walker
Black & White Records 1947

Rock House
Big Maybelle
Savoy Records ‎ 1957

Wooden Soldiers Swing
Eddie Chamblee
Coral Records 1952

FEATURE – LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 19
G.I. Jive
Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five
Decca Records 1944
Jordan’s seventh song to appear the Billboard R&B charts, G.I. Jive was in the top five for 26 weeks including six weeks as number one following its debut in April of 1944.

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

The Hucklebuck
Sean Costello
Live in Bremen 2007

This Joint’s Too Hip For Me
Betty Hall Jones
Capitol Records 1949

Tiny Strut
Bloodest Saxophone
Swing to Bop 2010

Oop-Pop-A-Da
Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra
RCA Victor 1948

Stormy Monday
Johnny Rawls
Live in Europe 2020

A TRIBUTE TO FATS DOMINO ON THE 93RD ANNIVERSARY OF THIS BIRTH

Born Antonie Dominique Domino, Jr. in New Orleans on February 26, 1928, Fats Domino was a pianist, singer, and songwriter who was a pioneer of rock’n’roll. He sold more than 65 million records and had 11 Top 10 hits between 1955 and 1960

All By Myself
Fats Domino
Imperial Records 1955

My Blue Heaven
Fats Domino
Imperial Records 1956

Going To The River
Chuck Willis
Okeh Records 1953

Ain’t The A Shame
Jerry Granelli w/ Robben Ford & Bill Frisell
Dance Hall 2017

Every Night About This Time
Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Joss Stone & Buddy Guy
Goin’ Home: a Tribute to Fats Domino 2007

I Hear You Knockin’
George Benson
Weekend In London 2020

I’m Walking
Fats Domino
Imperial Records 1957

Walking To New Orleans
Gene Taylor
Roadhouse Memories 2013

FATS DOMINO RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com
ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

Little Boy
Igor Prado Band
Instrumentals, Vol.1 2010

Person to Person
Lynwood Slim
Hard to Kill 2014

Pay Attention Blues
Jeffrey P. Ross w/ Nick Curran
My Pleasure 2002

Call Before You Go Home
Memphis Slim & His House Rockers
United Records 1953

In the Dark
Shemekia Copeland
Uncivil War 2020

Shake Rattle And Roll
Gene’s Boogie
The Amos Garrett Doug Sahm Gene Taylor Band
Live in Japan 1991

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Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Nine Lives 2005

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Feb. 21, 2021

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

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The WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, February 21, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Red, Hot & Blue
Roomful of Blues
Roomful of Blues 1977

She Just Won’t Sell No More
Wynonie Harris
King Records 1949

House Party
Junior Watson w/ Baron Shul
If I had a Genie 2002

Mary Is Fine
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown w/ Jack McVee (sax)
Peacock Records 1949

Swinging G String
Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue
The Instrumental Sounds Of… 2020

That’s Your Last Boogie
Joe Swift with Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
Exclusive Records 1948

This Little Love of Mine
The Love Light Orchestra w/ John Németh
The Love Light Orchestra Live 2017

Who’s Got The Key
Sam Butera
Groove Records 1954

The Further Adventures of Nick Danger Third Eye (excerpt)
The Firesign Theater
How Can You Be Two Places At Once When You’re Not Anywhere At All 1969

FEATURE – LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO WEEKS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 18

Five Guys Named Moe
Louis Jordan & the Timpany Five
Decca Records 1942
“Moe” was Jordan’s fourth entry on the Billboard R&B charts, the song was on the charts for 10 weeks, peaking at number three in September of 1943.

Jumpin’ The Blues
Eddie Vinson & Jay McShann
Jumpin’ The Blues 1969

I Put A Spell On You
Kandace Springs
The Women Who Raised Me 2020

Don’t Deny Me
John Mayall
Talk About That 2017

Hole In The Wall
Albennie Jones with Sam Price & His Rockin’ Rhythm
Decca Records 1949

The “Beak” Speaks
Bill Haley & His Comets
Decca Records 1958

Every Day I Have The Blues
James Brown
Soul On Top 1968

FEATURE – A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF “MR. HONKY TONK,” BILL DOGGETT
William Ballard “Bill” Doggett was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on
February 16, 1926. During the 1930s and early 1940s, Doggett worked for Lucky Millinder, Frank Fairfax, and arranger Jimmy Mundy. In 1942, he was hired as the Ink Spots’ pianist and arranger.Doggett worked for many of the biggest names in jazz and jump before embarking on a successful solo career in the 1950s.

Honky Tonk, Part 1
Bill Doggett
King Records 1956
Written by Billy Butler, Bill Doggett, Clifford Scott, and Shep Shepherd, “Honky Tonk”
was number two on the Billboard R&B Chart for three weeks in 1956. The record
featured Billy Butler on guitar and Clifford Scott on sax.

Big Fat Mama
Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra
Decca Records 1941

Trouble In Mind
Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra with Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Decca Records 1941
Doggett’s earliest recordings were with Lucky Millinder. “Big Fat Mama” and “Trouble in Mind” are both sides of the first record listing his name.

Bottom’s Up
Illinois Jacquet & His All Stars w/ Bill Doggett (William Doggett)
Apollo Records 1945

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

Minor Romp
Emmett Berry’s Hot Six w/ Bill Doggett
Savoy Records 1946

I’ll Never Be Free
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan w/ The Tympany Five
Decca Records 1950
Doggett played organ and/or piano on many of Jordan’s records
during the late 1940s and early 1950s.


Early Bird
Bill Doggett
King Records 1953
“Early Bird” was Doggett’s first record as a solo artist.

BILL DOGGETT RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com

But I Was Cool
Oscar Brown Jr.
Sin & Soul …And Then Some 1961

I Need a Man
Laura Tate
Live from El Paso 2020

Jumpin’ Tonight (aka Midnight Rockin’)
Big Joe Turner
Imperial Records 1950

I’m Going To Tell My Mama
Amos Milburn & His Chicken Shackers
Aladdin Records 1950

I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
Ray Charles w/ Count Basie Orchestra
Genius + Soul = Jazz 1961

Do You Mean It
Duke Robillard & Friends w/ Chris Cote
Blues Bash 2020

Mellow Dry
Big Jay McNeely
Life Story 2012

Candy
Big Maybelle & the Kelly Owens Orchestra
Savoy Records 1956

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Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Nine Lives 2005

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Feb. 14, 2021

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

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Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

HERE’S THE WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR FEBRUARY 14, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Wynonie’s Blues
Wynonie “Blues” Harris w/ Illinois Jacquet & His All-Stars
Apollo Records 1945

Shake It Up & Go
B.B. King
R.P.M. Records 1952

Adam’s Rib
Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums
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

Hard To Say I Love You
Anthony Geraci & Dennis Brennan
Daydreams In Blues 2020

FEATURE – LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 17
Jordan’s 47th solo entry on the Billboard R&B Chart. Written by Jordan and songwriter William Tennyson, the song was the “B” side of “Cole Slaw (Sorghum Switch). While Cole Slaw was one of the most played R&B jukebox songs for 48 weeks, “Every Man” was only on the charts for two weeks, peaking at number 10 in June of 1949.

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

He May Be Your Man
Helen Humes & The Bill Doggett Octet
Philo Records 1945

Lady Be Good
Joe Carrol & Dizzy Gillespie
Dee Gee Records 1951

Shake A Hand
Faye Adams & Joe Morris Orchestra
Herald Records 1953

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 w/ Sax Gordon
Jumpin’ Wit Junior 2012

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

8:00 AM FEATURE: A FEW SWEET SONGS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

Them There Eyes
Varetta Dillard
Savoy Records 1952

Body And Soul
Nat King Cole, Illinois Jacquet, Les Paul, J.J. Johnson
Jazz At The Philharmonic – The First Concert 1944

Sweet Lorraine
Marvin Gaye
A Tribute To The Great Nat King Cole 1965

All of Me
Count Basie w/ Billie Holiday
At Carnegie Hall 1954

It Had To Be You
Ray Charles
The Genius Of Ray Charles 1959

Ain’t That Lovin’ You
Frank Bey w/ The Anthony Paule Band
You Don’t Know Nothing 2012

THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF VALENTINE’S DAY

Poor Boy Blues
King Curtis with Jack Dupree
Blues At Montreux 1971

I Want To Go To Heaven & Rest
Sister Wynona Carr
Specialty Records 1949

Walkin’ Around
Paul Williams & His Band featuring Wild Bill Moore (sax)
Savoy Records 1948

Jump Or Stay
Paolo Mizzau and the Doctor Love Band
Jump Or Stay 2006

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

I’m Ready
Zoe Schwarz
Blue Commotion 2012

Little Red Rooster
Margie Day w/ The Griffin Brothers Orchestra
Dot Records 1951

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Feb. 7, 2021

Listen to Route 66 Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 AM EDT on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3FM.
Your independent community radio station is streaming worldwide
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Contact: johnaskins54@gmail.com

Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for February 7, 2021

Pachuko Hop
Chuck Higgins & His Mellotones w/ John Watson (Johnny Guitar Watson)
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

One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show
Big Maybelle
Okeh Records 1955

Lucille
Little Richard
Little Richard 1958

38th Street Blues
B.B. King
Spotlight On Lucille 1991

You’re Driving Me Crazy
Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco
You’re Driving Me Crazy 2018

FEATURE – LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – Week 16
Early In The Morning
Louis Jordan & His Timpany Five
Decca Records 1947
Jordan’s 32nd entry onto the Billboard R&B Chart, “Early in the Morning” was on the charts for 11 weeks, peaking at number three in November of 1947. In 1447 Billboard only reported the five most played R&B songs on jukeboxes across the United States. Credited to Jordan, Tympany Five bassist Dallas Bartley, and Leo Hickman, Early in the Morning was one of the first R&B songs to feature Afro-Cuban rhythms and percussion.

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

Seven Long Days (Charles Brown)
Janiva Magness
My Bad Luck Soul 1999

Don’t Fool With My Heart
Charles Brown & His Band
Aladdin Records 1951

Wee Baby Blues
Lynwood Slim
Last Call 2006

Wine, Wine, Wine
Floyd Dixon
Aladdin Records 1952

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

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8:00 AM FEATURE – A BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO KING CURTIS
Born Curtis Montgomery to a single mother in Fort Worth, Texas on February 7, 1934, his name was changed to Curtis Ousley after he and sister were adopted. During high school, he studied music and played with his classmate, Ornette Coleman. After a stint with Lionel Hampton’s orchestra, Curtis became a session musician in New York. From the late 1940s to his tragic murder in 1971, Curtis played with dozens of the biggest names in music including Buddy Holly and Aretha Franklin.

Tenor In The Sky
King Curtis
Gem Records 1953
After one unsuccessful single with Melvin Daniels on Monarch Records,
this song launched Curtis’s solo recording career in 1953.

Honey, Hush
Big Joe Turner w/ King Curtis & Mickey Baker
Atlantic Records 1953

Rib Joint
Sammy Price, Mickey Baker, & King Curtis
Rib Joint 1956

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

Castle Rock
King Curtis & His Orchestra
ATCO Records 1959

Shake It
Sunnyland Slim w/King Curtis
Slim’s Shout 1960

Ain’t Nobody’s Business
King Curtis
Sings the Blues 1961

Juice & More Juice
Lionel Hampton w/ King Curtis
The Many Sides of Hamp 1961
Curtis toured with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra during the 1940s,
but is not listed on any of their recording sessions from that era.

KING CURTIS RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop, Pt. 1
Wynonie Harris w/ The Hamptone All-Stars
Hamp-Tone Records 1946

Hit That Jive, Jack
King Cole Trio
Decca Records 1941

That’s How You Got Killed Before
Dave Bartholomew
Imperial Records 1949

Hittin’ On Me
Buddy & Ella Johnson
Mercury Records 1953

If You Love Me Baby
Cristiano Ferreira
The Teacher’s Rules 2017

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

New Coat of Paint
Ana Popovic
Trilogy 2016

Route 66
Eddie Tigner
Route 66 2001

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