WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast Sept. 26, 2021

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

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org


WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Tonk (Ray Charles) WDR Big Band feat. Maceo Parker
A Tribute To Ray Charles (DVD) 2008
Rock Little Daddy Eunice Brown w/ The Freddie Mitchell Orchestra
Derby Records 1950
Real Pretty Mama Amos Milburn & His Aladdin Chickenshackers
Aladdin Records 1949
Jack, She’s On The Ball (Ray Charles) Sugar Ray Sweet & Swingin’ 1998
Bottoms Up Four Charms Flatland Boogie 2000
Everything’s Cool Babs Gonzales Apollo Records 1947
I’ve Changed Chuck Berry Chess Records 1955
Jumpin’ in the Morning (Ray Charles) Jools Holland & Ruby Turner
Sirens Of Song 2014

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 50 of 56

Texas & Pacific Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1946

Written by Jack Wolf Fine and Joseph E. Hirch, “Texas & Pacific”
was Louis Jordan’s 26th entry on the Billboard R&B Chart.
The song peaked at number one and was on the R&B chart for 15 week.
It also made it to number 20 on the pop chart and was ranked the
8th most played R&B song of 1947 in the magazine’s year-end survey.
Jordan and the Tympany Five also performed the song
in the 1947 motion picture, “Reet, Petite, and Gone.”

Do You Call That a Buddy B.B. King Confessin’ The Blues 1965
I’ll Wait for You Ruth Brown & The Eddie Condon Band Atlantic Records 1951
C.C. Rider Eddie Tigner Route 66 2001
Carryout Or Delivery Ben Levin Carryout Or Delivery 2020
Cock-A-Doodle-Doo Wynonie “Mr. Blues” Harris & the Johnny Otis All Stars
Philo Records 1945
Honky Tonk Part 1 Bill Doggett King Records 1956
Lonely Avenue (Ray Charles) Taj Mahal Phantom Blues 1996

RAY CHARLES BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION – WEEK ONE
Ray Charles Robinson was born in Albany, Georgia on September 23, 1930

Hit The Road, Jack Ray Charles ABC-Paramount Records 1961
Kiss-A-Me Baby Ray Charles Swing Time Records 1952
Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand Hank Crawford From The Heart 1962
What Would I Do Without You Lizz Wright Grace 2017
Hey Now Roomful of Blues Dance All Night 1994
Talkin’ ‘Bout You/I Got A Woman John Scofield featuring Dr. John
That’s What I Say – Plays the Music of Ray Charles 2005
Charlesville Ray Charles & Milt Jackson Soul Brothers 1957
A Fool For You Ray Charles A Newport 1958

Ray Charles Resources
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
official website @ raycharles.com

Dolphin’s Theme Red Callender Sextette
Recorded in Hollywood Records 1951
The Frim Fram Sauce (Nat) King Cole Trio Capitol Records 1945
I’ll Never Be Free Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1950
Come Back To Me Baby Blues T-Bone Walker & Marl Young’s Orchestra
Mercury Records 1946
Blue Cadillac Dana Gillespie As Blue As I Can Be: Live 2020
Mona (I Need You Baby) Bo Diddley Checker Records 1957

(sign off)

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

WRFG Playlist and Podcast Sept. 19, 2021

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


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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

The Huckle-Buck Lionel Hampton Orchestra Decca Records 1949
Bloodshot Eyes Jimmy Cavallo w/ With Ron Spencer & Jumpstar
The Houserocker! 2002
New Blow-Top Blues Dinah Washington Decca Records 1947
Tiny’s Tempo Seth Walker When It Rains It Pours 1997
I’ll Do Anything But Work Ray Charles Swing Time Records 1950
Rocking Blues Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1950
I’m Just a Lady’s Man Jimmy Witherspoon Modern Records 1950
Everyday I Have the Blues Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco
You’re Driving Me Crazy 2018

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – Week 48

Teardrops From My Eyes Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1951

“Teardrops” was Louis Jordan’s 56th entry on the Billboard R&B Chart, and his second to last. It was on the Billboard chart for two weeks, peaking at number four.
Rudy Toom wrote the tune specifically for Ruth Brown, who had a breakthrough hit

with it in the fall of 1950. Jordan’s version features Bill Davis on organ.

Rock Me Baby Etta James Etta James: The Montreux Years 2021
Live At Casino Montreux, 11th July 1975
What Am I Living For Gene Taylor Live 605 Boogie 2008
Jumpin’ In The Morning Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
Miss Smith To You! 2009
Nite Life Boogie Jimmy Liggins & His Drops Of Joy Specialty Records 1947
Saturday Night Saturday Night (Four Nights Drunk)
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers w/ Frankie Ervin Modern Records 1953
No Bones Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson & Roomful of Blues
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson & Roomful of Blues 1982

8:00 A.M. FEATURE: B.B. KING
Born Riley King in Benna, Mississippi on September 16, 1925

3 O’clock Blues B.B. King RPM Records 1951
King’s first national hit, “3 O’clock Blues was on the Billboard R&B Chart for 17 week including five at number one following its release in December of 1951.
Woke Up This Morning Ike & Tina Turner (unreleased) 1970
When B.B. King moved to Memphis, he joined up with a group of then unknown artists who called themselves the Bealstreeters who backed each other up on their various gigs. In addition to King, several other members went on to become stars including Johnny Ace, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and Ike Turner. Ike and Tina Turner recorded this version of King’s “Woke Up This Morning” in 1970. The song was not released at the time, but it was including in “Ike & Tina Turner’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 in 1988.
Miss Martha King B.B.King Bullet Records 1949
On his first recording, King was backed by the house band from the Plantation Inn
Club in West Memphis. The pianist, Phineas Newborn went on to play with
Lionel Hampton and Charles Mingus.
Everything I Do Is Wrong Kid Ramos Two Hands One Heart 1995
Jamming With Brubeck B.B. King Orchestra w/ Dave Brubeck
Live At Midem 1983 (released in 2020)

B.B. KING RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
official website
B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center

It’s A Low Down Dirty Deal T-Bone Walker w/ the Al Killian Quintette
Black & White Records 1947
Chains Of Love Bobby “Blue” Bland Duke Records 1957
Blind Man Gregg Allman Low Country Blues 2011
Billy’s Boogie Blues Billy Wright Savoy Records 1949
Harpthrob Big Chico Big Chico Plays Rod Piazza 2021
Billie’s Blues Janiva Magness My Bad Luck Soul 1999
The Lip Louis Prima The Wildest! 1956
Oh Babe Roy Milton & His Solid Senders Specialty Records 1950
Information Blues Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown One More Mile 1983

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

WRFG Route Playlist and Podcast Sept. 12, 2021

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


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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST – SEPTEMBER 12, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

New Orleans Shuffle Johnny Otis & His Orchestra Savoy Records 1949
She Winked Her Eye Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Peacock Records 1951
Open The Door, Richard Count Basie & His Orchestra RCA Victor 1947
Have You Lost Your Mind? Ben Levin Carryout Or Delivery 2020
They Call Me Big Mama Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton Peacock Records 1953
Goin’ Home Fats Domino Imperial Records 1952
Down Bound Train Chuck Berry After School Session 1957
You Don’t Learn That In School King Cole Trio Capitol Records 1946
B-Sharp You’ll See Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers Exclusive Records 1947

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – Week 47

Tamburitza Boogie Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1950
Jordan’s 54th entry on the Billboard R&B Chart was number 10 for one week
in November of 1950, but was the 95th most played R&B song of 1950.
According to Wikipedia, “Croatian tamburitza is a folk song played with a tambura (cousins with Russian balalaika and the Italian mandolin) and is accompanied with

a dance. The origin is most commonly thought to be introduced from the Turks by
way of Bosnia between the 14th and 16th century..”

Mr Freddie’s Boogie Freddie Mitchell & His Orchestra Brunswick Records 1953
Chicken Shack Boogie Big Town Playboys Hole In My Pocket 1985
I Don´t Hurt Anymore Fontella Bass With Oliver Sain Orchestra
Bobbin Records 1962
Shake Baby Shake Jack Dupree Red Robin Records 1953
Shake Dance Willis “Gator Tail” Jackson & His Orchestra Atlantic Records 1953
Shake A Hand Igor Prado Band Recorded in MONO at Studio 8 (SP/Brazil) 2007
All Right, OK, You Win (I’m In Love With You) Diane Schuur Blues for Schuur 1997
Lost Mind Johnny Adams
Walking on a Tightrope – The Songs of Percy Mayfield 1989

BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO ROY BROWN
Roy James Brown was born in Kinder, Louisiana on September 10, 1925 (or 1920)

Good Rockin’ Tonight Roy Brown With Bob Ogden & His Orchestra
Deluxe Records 1947
The first of 14 national R&B hits Brown scored between 1947 and 1951
Hard Luck Blues Roy Brown & His Mighty Mighty Men DeLuxe Records 1950
Brown’s biggest selling record, “Hard Luck Blues” spent 18 weeks on the Billboard R&B chart including three weeks at number one during the summer of 1950.
Traintime Blues Bill Stuve Say Man! 2000
Along About Midnight (aka Long About Midnight) The Knickerbocker All-Stars
Open Mic At The Knick 2014
Lollipop Mama Wynonie Harris King Records 1948
Written by Brown, “Lollipop Mama” was Harris’s fourth hit single.
Love Don’t Love Nobody Kid Ramos West Coast House Party 2000
Bar Room Blues Roy Brown & His Mighty Mighty Men Deluxe Records 1951
Brown final hit before a brief comeback in 1957, “Bar Room Blues” was on the
national R&B chart for five weeks, peaking at number six at the end of 1951.

ROY BROWN RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
Roy Brown page @ SpontaneousLunacy.net

Walkin’ With Mr. Lee
The Three Tenor Saxes (Jimmy Cavallo, Pat Carey, Johnny Pennino)
Steppin’ Out Of Blue Monday 2006
Fine Little Honey Dripper (My Sweet Little Honey Dripper)
Jimmy “T-99” Nelson & The Peter Rabbit Trio RPM Records 1951
It’s a Mean Old Man’s World Dinah Washington Back To The Blues 1963
Still In The Dark Big Joe Turner Freedom Records 1950
There Is Something On Your Mind Rob Stone s/ Elena Kato & Hiroshi Eguchi Trio
In Tokyo 2021
Just For A Thrill Ray Charles The Genius 1959
Do Unto Others Pee Wee Crayton Imperial Records 1956
Weepin’ & Cryin’ Tommy Brown & The Griffin Brothers Regent Records 1951
Laughing In Rhythm Slim Gaillard Mish Mash 1953

(sign off)

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – Sept. 5, 2021

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


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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2021

Song
Artists
Original Album or Single & Date

Blow Blow Blow Big Jay McNeely Imperial Records 1952
I Can’t Stop It Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy Specialty Records 1947
Country Boy Dave Bartholomew De Luxe Records 1947
Strange Things Happen Everyday Sister Rosetta Tharpe Decca Records 1944
Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad) T-Bone Walker
Black & White Records 1947
T-Town Twist Roy Milton w/ Johnny G. Rogers on guitar Specialty Records 1951
You Ain’t Unlucky Veronica Lewis You Ain’t Unlucky 2021

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – Week 46

Somebody Done Changed The Lock On My Door Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1945
The B side of “Caldonia,” Somebody Done Changed The Lock On My Door” was
Jordan’s 12th entry on the Billboard R&B Chart. It stayed on the national chart
for 10 weeks, peaking at number three in the summer of 1945.

Let The Good Time Roll Linda Hopkins w/ Mortonette Jenkins / Maxine Weldon
Wild Women Blues – Original Cast Recording 2003
Fool’s Paradise John Hammond w/ Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Trouble No More 1994
One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer Jimmy Witherspoon Baby, Baby, Baby 1963
Bluebird Charlie Watts Quintet From One Charlie 1991
Mr. Five By Five Freddie Slack & His Orchestra with Ella Mae Morse
Capitol Records 1942
Teardrops from My Eyes Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1950
‘Gator’s Groove Willis Jackson & His Orchestra Atlantic Records 1952

A BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO MEMPHIS SLIM
Born John Len Chatman in Memphis, Tennessee of September 3, 1915

Nobody Loves Me (Every Day I Have The Blues Memphis Slim Miracle Records 1948
Memphis Slim’s reworking of the song by Pinetop Sparks became a blues standard. Four different versions of “Every Day I Have The Blues” reached the Top 10 on the Billboard R&B Chart including hits for Count Basie and B.B. King.
Rockin’ Chair Blues Big Bill Broonzy w/ Memphis Slim Okah Records 1940
Memphis Slim played piano on several of Big Bill Broonzy’s records beginning in 1940. He released his first records under his own name in 1942
Rockin’ the House Memphis Slim & The House Rockers Miracle Records 1947
The Comeback Lynwood Slim & The Igor Prado Band Brazilian Kicks 2010
I’m Lost Without You Janiva Magness Use What you Got 2004
Mother Earth Mother Earth Living with the Animals 1968
Messin’ Around With The Blues Memphis Slim & His House Rockers
Miracle Records 1948
Same Girl Sonny Boy Williamson II w/ Memphis Slim & Matt “Guitar” Murphy
Keep It To Ourselves 1963

MEMPHIS SLIM RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
Memphis Music Hall of Fame

Caravan Roomful Of Blues Hot Little Mama 1981
Elevator Boogie Mabel Scott w/ Charles Brown Exclusive Records 1948
Cryin’ Mercy Charles Brown w/ Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers
Aladdin Records 1954
Just a Game Jimmie Vaughan Baby, Please Come Home 2019
Heavy Juice Tiny Bradshaw & His Orchestra King Records 1953
Save The Bones For Henry Jones Ray Charles & Lou Rawls
Just Between Us 1988
Talk Is Cheap Sandra Hall Miss Red Riding Hood 2001
(sign off)
Tag (You’re It) Little Charlie & The Nightcats Nine Live 2005

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – August 29, 2021

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


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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Hoppin’ John Paul Williams & His Hucklebuckers Savoy Records 1949
Cadillac Baby Colin James …And The Little Big Band 2004
Standing On The Corner Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1950
You Never Know John Mayall Talk About That 2017

r/Jazz - 71 years ago on this day, Charlie Parker told Downbeat that Bebop has no roots in Jazz

TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE PARKER – Part 1
Born Charles Parker, Junior in Kansas City, Missouri on August 29, 1920

Funky Blues (edited) Charlie Parker Jam Session 1952
Charlie Parker Steve Allen & Jack Kerouac Poetry For The Beat Generation 1958
I’ll Always Love You Just The Same Tiny Grimes Quintet w/ Charlie Parker
Savoy Records 1946

CHARLIE PARKER RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 45

School Days (When We Were Young) Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1949

Jordan’s 51st entry on the Billboard R&B Chart, “School Days
(When We Were Young)” )was a reworking of “School Days,” a popular song
written by Will D. Cobb and Gus Edwards in 1907. “School Days” was in the
Top 10 for seven weeks peaking at number 5 at the beginning of 1950.


I Don’t Want Nobody (To Have My Love But You) Candye Kane Swango 1998
Kidney Stew Blues Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson Mercury Records 1947
Sweet Little Angel B.B. King Orchestra Live At Midem 1983 2020
Whiskey Women & Loaded Dice Sticks McGhee King Records 1953
Blackjack Ray Charles Yes Indeed! 1958

IN MEMORY OF CHARLIES ROBERT “CHARLIE” WATTS
June 2, 1941 – August 24, 2021

Night Train Charlie Watts w/ Scott Hamilton, Dave Green, & John Pearce
Jazz 625 Live For One Night Only 2017

TRIBUTE TO DINAH WASHINGTON
Born Ruth Lee Jones in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on August 29, 1924
Dinah Washington began her recording career in 1944 as a member of the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and went on to score 45 entries on the Billboard R&B Chart between 1948 and 1961, including 16 between 1949 and 1950.


Evil Gal Blues Lionel Hampton w/ Dinah Washington Keynote Recordings 1944
Salty Papa Blues Dinah Washington With Quincy Jones And His Orchestra (unreleased) 1961
West Side Baby T-Bone Walker Comet Records 1948
Walker scored a hit with “West Side Baby” a few months after Washington’s
version reached number 7 on the Billboard R&B Chart

Big Long Slidin’ Thing Sandra Hall One Drop Will Do You
Cold, Cold Heart Aretha Franklin Unforgettable. A Tribute to Dinah Washington 1964
Baby, Get Lost Queen Latifah The Dana Owens Album 2004
The Blues Ain’t Nothin’ but a Woman Cryin’ for Her Man Dinah Washington
Back To The Blues 1963

DINAH WASHINGTON RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com

TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE PARKER – Part 2

Hootie Blues Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown American Music Texas Style 1999
Originally recorded by Jay McShann with Charlie Parker in 1941
Swingmatism Jay McShann w/ Charlie Parker Decca Records 1941
Barbados The Charlie Parker All Stars Savoy Records 1948
Parker’s only entry on the Billboard R&B Chart, “Barbados” was
number 15 for the week ending December 18, 1948.

Walkin’ Blues Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers w/ Billy Valentine (vocals)
RCA Victor 1949
True Blues Roy Milton & His Solid Senders Specialy Records 1947
Roll’Em Mitzi Mars Checker Records 1953
Switchin’ in the Kitchen Roomful Of Blues Under One Roof 1997

(sign off)

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





WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – August 22, 2021

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


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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org


THE WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

The Barn Burner Junior Watson w/ Sax Gordon Jumpin’ Wit Junior 2012
Fruit Boots Red Prysock Wing Records 1956
Jumpin’ the Blues Johnny Otis & His Orchestra Spirit of the Black Territory Bands 1992
Description Blues T-Bone Walker Comet Records 1949
Turn The Lamps Down Low Little Esther Phillips with Little Willie Littlefield
Federal Records 1953
Come Back Baby Rob Stone Trio In Tokyo 2021
Find A Job Chubby “Hip Shakin’ ” Newsome Regal Records 1950

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – Week 44

Saturday Night Fish Fry Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1949
Jordan’s 50th entry onto the Billboard R&B Chart, “Saturday Night Fish Fry” was
in the R&B Top 10 for 23 nonconsecutive weeks, and number one for 12 weeks.
It also reached 21 on the Billboard Pop Chart. The song, written by Jordan and
Ellis Lawrence Walsh, is considered a major precursor to rock and roll
and one of the roots of rap.

Palm Springs Jump
Slim Gaillard And His Flat-Foot-Floogee-Boys w/ Ben Webster
Columbia Records 1942
Trouble in Mind Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1952
Deadly Nightcall Royal Crown Revue The Contender 1993
You Ain’t Got It No More Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Capitol Records 1949
Believe Me Baby Roy Milton & his Solid Senders Specialty Records 1953
Information Blues Duke Robillard Duke’s Blues 1996
Love Roller Coaster Big Joe Turner Atlantic Records 1956

Larry Darnell / Wynonie Harris | The Concert Database

TRIBUTE TO WYNONIE “MR. BLUES” HARRIS
Born in Omaha, Nebraska on August 24, 1915

Oh Babe! Wynonie Harris w/ Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra King Records 1950
Around The Clock Parts 1 & 2 Wynonie Harris w/ Johnny Otis’ All Stars
Philo Records 1945
Sittin’ On It Lamont Cranston Band Tiger In Your Tank 1988
Quiet Whiskey Jimmy Sutton & The Four Charms Triskaidekaphobia 2005
Wynonie’s Blues Wynonie “Blues” Harris w/ Illinois Jacquet & His All-Stars
Apollo Records 1945
Lovin’ Machine Dana Gillespie Jump, Jive & Swing 1999
Whiskey & Jelly Roll Blues Wynonie “Mr. Blues” Harris & His All Stars
Aladdin Records 1946

WYNONIE HARRIS RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
Wynonie Harris @ Spontaneous Lunacy

NOLA Night Ben Levin Carryout Or Delivery 2020
New Orleans Blues Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Charles Brown
Exclusive Records 1947
I Left A Good Deal In Mobile Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers w/ Herb Jeffries Exclusive Records 1945
Blow Top Blues Sandra Hall One Drop Will Do You 1997
Why I Sing The Blues B.B. King Orchestra Live At Midem 1983 (2020)
Jump, Jive, An’ Wail Louis Prima The Wildest! 1956

(sign off)

Crazy About My Baby Skyler Saufley & The 99th Degree
Live At Blind Willie’s Blues Club (unreleased recording)

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – August 15, 2021

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


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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org


WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Baritone Boogie Floyd Taylor Regal Records 1950(?)
Never Missed My Baby Erline “Rock & Roll” Harris & Johnson Brothers’ Combo
Regal Records 1949
It Can Never Be That Way Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Peacock Records 1949
Money Blues LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith 1958
Send Me To The ‘Lectric Chair Sue Foley The Ice Queen 2018
That’s How You Got Killed Before Elvis Costello My Flame Burns Blue 2006

AIRCHECK:
Intro to Alan Freed’s Moon Dog House Show
WJW-AM/FM Cleveland, Ohio, December 1953
C-Jam Blues Lynn Hope Aladdin Records 1953
In Honor of National Radio Day, August 20, 2021


LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – Week 43

Salt Pork, West Virginia Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1945

Jordan’s 15th entry on the Billboard R&B Chart, “Salt Pork, West Virginia was in the Top 10 for 15 weeks, peaking at number two. The song marked electric guitarist Carl Hogan’s debut with the band. According to Wikipedia, there is no such place as Salt Pork in West Virginia. “The song arose out of an incident in which Jordan was cited for speeding while traveling to a performance in Bluefield, West Virginia. Jordan appeared in front of a local magistrate named Wallace W. “Squire” McNeal. Jordan promised the magistrate he would write a song about him.”

Alarm Clock Boogie Odelle Turner w/Jesse Stone And His Orchestra
Atlantic Records 1952
Hey Lawdy Mama Miss Rhapsody w/ June Cole’s Orchestra Savoy Records 1944
Now That You’re Gone Annie Laurie Regal Records 1950
Bloodshot Eyes Wynonie Harris King Records 1951
Duck Soup Orville “Fats” Noel Herald Records 1953
Hadacol Bounce Ben Levin Carryout Or Delivery 2020
Two Years Of Torture Percy Mayfield With The Phillip Walker Blues Band
Hit The Road Again 1983


BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO COUNT BASIE
Born William James Basie in Rad Bank, New Jersey on August 21, 1904

How Long Blues Count Basie & His Orchestra w/ Jimmy Rushing
Mercury Records 1939
Sure Thing Count Basie & His Orchestra Mercury Records 1952
Swinging The Blues Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
Spirit of the Black Territory Bands 1992
Going’ To Chicago Blues Lou Rawls Black & Blue 1963
One-O-Clock Jump Scott Hamilton & Duke Robillard Swingin’ Again 2021
God Bless The Child & Now or Never Billie Holiday w/ the Count Basie Sextet
Live Performance 1950
Topsy, Part 2 Cozy Cole & Alan Hartwell Big Band Love Records 1958
Oh, What A Beautiful Morning Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra
Ray Sings Basie Swings 1973
Swingin At Newport Count Basie At Newport 1957

COUNT BASIE RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
biography @ rutgers.edu
discography for Count Basie as a solo artist @ discogs.com
discography for Count Basie Orchestra @ discogs.com

Sweet Little Angel B.B. King RPM Records 1956
I’ve Got A Feelin’ Big Maybelle Okeh Records 7026 1952
Alimoney Blues B. B. & The Blues Shacks Feelin’ Fine Today 1994

Marta Blues Wasted Potential Brass Band Ruining the Surprise Party 2019
The Wasted Potential Brass Band is one of four great acts you’ll hear at the 36th Annual WRFG Labor Day Blues BBQ at the Park Tavern in Piedmont Park on Monday, September 6. Tickets are now on sale at WRFG.ORG.

(sign off)

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – August 8, 2021

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

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org


WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Bolo Blues Jimmy Forrest Night Train 1953
Mighty, Mighty Man Roy Brown with the Earl M. Barnes & Orchestra
De Luxe Records 1947
Central Avenue Boogie Helen Humes & Her All Stars Philo Records 1945
Down, Down, Down Southside Johnny and Labamba’s Big Band
Grapefruit Moon: The Songs of Tom Waits 2008
Hangover Blues Johnny Otis & His Orchestra Savoy Records 1949
Black Night Roomful of Blues Raise a Ruckus 2008
Someone To Love Charles Brown & Bonnie Raitt Someone to Love 1992


LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – Week 41

Safe, Sane And Single Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1949

The B side of “You Broke Your Promise,” “Safe, Sane and Single” never made it onto the national Billboard R&B Chart, but it was a local hit in New York and New Orleans. In NYC, song made it to number eight on the Cash Box regional R&B chart for just one week in April of 1949. That same month, it stayed spent three weeks on the New Orleans chart, peaking at number eight.

Bow-Wow! Amos Milburn & His Chickenshackers Aladdin Records 1949
Our Delight Dave Clark And Floyd McDaniel Dave Clarks Blues Swingers 2003
Orange Colored Sky Nat King Cole Capitol Records 1950
D.B. Blues Lester Young & His Band Philo Records 1945
Wee Baby Blues Ella Fitzgerald Ella: The Lost Berlin Tapes (1962) 2020
You’re Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do?) Big Joe Turner
The Boss Of The Blues 1958


TRIBUTE TO LYNWOOD SLIM
Born Richard Dennis Duran in Los Angeles on August 19, 1953

Well Alright, O.K. You Win Lynwood Slim Last Call 2006
Jump With You Baby The Red Wagons Blues Band w/ Lynwood Slim
Jumpin’ With Friends! 2012
Be Good, Be Gone Alex Schultz w/ Lynwood Slim Think About It 2004
Tough Duff Lynwood Slim & Junior Watson Back to Back 2010
Big Fat Mamas Are Back In Style Again
Big Rhythm Combo w/ Kid Ramos & Lynwood Slim Too Small To Dance 1997
Party Girl Dave Specter w/ Lynwood Slim & Jack McDuff Left Turn On Blue 1996
No More Doggin’ Lynwood Slim w/ Kid Ramos World Wide Wood 2000
My Hat’s On The Side Of My Head Lynwood Slim & The Igor Prado Band
Brazilian Kicks 2010
The Smooth One Igor Prado Band w/ Donny Nichilo & Lynwood Slim
Instrumentals, Vol.1 2010

LYNNWOOD SLIM RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
American Blues Scene – obituary
Blues Junction – interview

Lynwood Slim wad diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 2011. Although he beat the disease, he severely damaged his liver and was told he only had two years to live if he didn’t have a liver transplant. Like many musicians, he didn’t have insurance.
Lynwood Slim died in 2014. He was 60 years old.

HEPATITIS C RESOURCES
CDC – What Is Hepatitis C?
Mayo Clinic – Hepatitis C – Symptoms & Causes
Hepatitis C – Georgia Department of Public Health

Mr. Cleanhead Blues Eddie Vinson & Jay McShann
Jumpin’ The Blues (The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions) 1969
Route 66 Linda Hopkins w/ Mortonette Jenkins / Maxine Weldon
Wild Women Blues – Original Cast Recording 2003
Swing Thing! Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue The Instrumental Sounds Of… 2020
A Fool For You Ray Charles Atlantic Records 1955
Talk Is Cheap Sandra Hall Miss Red Riding Hood 2001
Sandra Hall will be the featured performer at the WRFG Labor Day Blues BBQ
on Monday, September 6 at the Park Tavern in Piedmont Park.
Tickets are now on sale at WRFG.ORG

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – August 1, 2021


WRFG Route 66 celebrates a bygone time when blues, jazz, and R&B blended

together, often in the same song. The focus is on the music of the Jump Blues
and Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and how those styles
have evolved over the years.

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org


WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Purple Wail The Royal Rhythmaires (Rehearsal) 2011
Voo-It Helen Humes & Her All Stars Philo Records 1945
Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop, Pt. 1 Wynonie Harris w/ The Hamptone All-Stars
Hamp-Tone Records 1946
Switchin’ In The Kitchen Dave Clark And Floyd McDaniel
Dave Clarks Blues Swingers 2003
Honey Rock Barney Kessel Tease! The Beat of Burlesque 1956
Rocket To The Moon Colin James Little Big Band II 1998
House of Blue Lights Chuck Berry Chess Records (unreleased single) 1958
Rock Bottom Gene Phillips & The Rhythm Aces Modern Records 1947

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 41

Run Joe Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five with the Calypso Boys
Decca Records 1947

“Run Joe” is a calypso song written by Joe Willoughby, Louis Jordan, and
Walt Merrick. The song was Jordan’s 37th entry on the Billboard R&B Chart.
It peaked at #1 on the R&B chart and at 23 on the Billboard Pop chart.

Captain’s Quarters Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones / Little Charlie Beaty Complicated Mess 2018
Sitting On Top of the World Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion 2012
Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
Specialty Records 1947
Oh Chuck It (In A Bucket) Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Capitol Records 1949
T-Bone Shuffle T-Bone Walker Capitol Records 1947
I’m Waiting On Your Call Johnny Big Stone & the Blues Workers
DOWNBEAT RECORDS PRESENTS… Plays T-Bone Walker 2020


WHAT’S HOT ON CHICAGO’S SOUTH SIDE
The Cash Box’s Regional R&B Chart for Chicago’s South Side
for the Week Ending August 4, 1951


10 – Rocket 88 Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats w/ Ike Turner
Chess Records 1951
9 – Don’t You Know I Love You The Clovers Atlantic Records 1951
8 – Chains Of Love Joe Turner w/ Vann “Piano Man” Walls & Orchestra
Atlantic Records 1951
7 – Chica Boo Lloyd Glenn Swing Time Records 1951
6 – I’m Waiting Just For You
Annisteen Allen & John Carrol w/ Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra
Federal Records 1951
5 – The Thrill Is Gone Roy Hawkins Modern Records 1951
4 – Eyesight To The Blind The Larks Apollo Records 1951
(written by Sonny Boy Williams II)
3 – Too Young Nat King Cole Capitol Records 1951
2 – Castle Rock Johnny Hodges Mercury Records 1951
1 – Sixty Minute Man The Dominoes Federal Records 1951

CASH BOX R&B CHART RESOURCES
Archive @ cashboxmagazine.com
Cash Box Magazine @ worldradiohistory.com
Cash Box Magazine Internet Archive

Bad Tale Boogie Jay McShann & His Jazz Men Philo Records 1945
Salty Papa Blues Linda Hopkins How Blue Can You Get 2007
I’ve Got News for You Ray Charles w/ Count Basie Orchestra
Genius + Soul = Jazz 1961
Hot Dog Chris Powell & The Five Blue Flames Columbia Records 1949
Summertime Lou Rawls Tobacco Road 1964

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Untitled The Skyler Saufley Band Uncommon Music Group Presents 2016
See Skyler Saufley at the WRFG Labor Day Blues BBQ at the Park Tavern
in Piedmont Park on Monday, September 6, 2021. Tickets go on sale
Saturday, August 7 at WRFG.ORG.

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – July 25, 2021

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


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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org


WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR JULY 25, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Bullfrog Hop Big Bob Kornegay Dot Records 1956
Alright, Ok, You Win Count Basie & Joe Williams
Count Basie Swings & Joe Williams Sings 1956
Shame, Shame, Shame Smiley Lewis Imperial Records 1956
Fine Brown Frame Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, & Ruth Brown
The Big Band Sound of… 1968
More Blues At Midnight Willis Jackson & His Orchestra Apollo Records 1950
Cock-A-Doodle-Doo Big Joe Turner, Roomful Of Blues, Dr John
Blues Train 1983
Changable Woman Blues Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Charles Brown
Exclusive Records 1947
I Want You To Be My Baby Annie Ross w / Tony Crombie & his Orchestra
Decca Records 1955

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – Week 40
Roamin’ Blues Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1949
Jordan’s 44th entry on the Billboard Chart, “Romin’ Blues” was not a
big hit, but it did make it to 10th place for two weeks in the spring of 1949.

Let The Good Times Roll Ray Charles The Genius Of Ray Charles 1959
Jumpin’ At The Woodside Jay McShann The Last Of The Blue Devils 1977
She Just Won’t Sell No More Wynonie Harris King Records 1949
Greenbacks Jimmie Vaughan Plays More Blues, Ballads & Favorites 2011
Street Lights Little Esther Federal Records 1953
Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens James Brown Showtime 1964
Poison Ivy Rob Stone Trio In Tokyo 2021


8:00 AM: BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO LOUIS JORDAN – Part Three of Three
Born Louis Thomas Jordan in Brinkley, Arkansas on July 8, 1908

Deacon Jones Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1944
Life Is So Peculiar Louis Jordan & louis Armstrong Decca Records 1951
Is You Is My Baby Veronica Lewis You Ain’t Unlucky 2021
Saturday Night Fish Fry Buddy Guy Heavy Love
A Man Ain’t A Man Louis Jordan & Chris Barber
Louis Jordan & Chris Barber 1962
Choo Choo Ch’Boogie Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Sings Louis Jordan (Original Black &lack & Blue Sessions) 1973
How Long Must I Wait For You? Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1948
Caldonia B.B. King Orchestra Live At Midem 1983 2020
Petootie Pie Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan Decca Records 1946
I Believe In Music Louis Jordan I Believe In Music 1973

LOUS JORDAN RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
Encyclopedia Britannica
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Harlem Nocturne Oliver Sain & His Orchestra Bobbin Records 1962
Hold Me Baby Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1949
House Party Kid Ramos West Coast House Party 2000

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