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)

Little Charlie & The Nightcats – Tag (You’re It)

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

(sign off)

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast Sunday, November 6, 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 6, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Roll ‘Em Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Exclusive Records 1948
Boogie At Midnight Roy Brown & His Mighty Mighty Men DeLuxe Records 1949
Nervous Man Nervous Big Jay McNeely Federal Records 1953
Smack Dab in the Middle Steve Lucky Smack Dab In The Middle 1992
Eyes Like a Cat The Wayne Riker Gathering Alphabetical Blues Bash, Vol. 1 2022
Them That Got Ray Charles ABC Records 1962
Weddin’ Day Blues Cousin Joe Savoy Records 1946
Bluebeard Blues Count Basie Orchestra Blues By Basie 1950
Ain’t Nobody’s Business Jimmy Witherspoon Supreme Records 1949
Route 66 King Cole Trio Capitol Records 1946
True Blues Roy Milton & His Solid Senders Speciality Records 1947
Yes Indeed! Roomful Of Blues Dressed Up To Get Messed Up 1984
Go Red Go Arnett Cobb Apollo Records 1947
Mr. Five By Five Ella Mae Morse Capitol Records 1942
Just a Lucky So & So Charles Brown Just A Lucky So And So 1994

Convenience Store Party Bag
James Harman & Gene Taylor Band Live In Germany 2012


8AM FEATURE: WHAT’S HOT ON CENTRAL AVENUE?

This week, we survey the top records played on jukeboxes in the jazz and R&B clubs along Central Avenue in Los Angeles. From 1920 to the mid-1950s, Central Avenue
was the heart of the city’s African-American community.


Central Avenue was the home of a vibrant musical scene that nurtured great talents like Johnny Otis, Big Jay McNeeley, Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, and many more.

NOTE: We didn’t play, “Goodbye Baby” by Little Ceasar & the Roman, which was in
ninth place on this Cash Box Magazine regional survey because it depicts domestic violence and murder. You have to remember these were songs played in nightcubs and bars and thus not subject to FCC regulations.


10-Security Blues Roosevelt Sykes United Records 1952
(9-Omitted)
8-Looped Tommy Ridgley Imperial Records 1952
7-Baby Don’t You Tear My Clothes Smokey Hogg Modern Records 1952
6-Five Long Years Eddie Boyd Job Records 1952
5-You Know I Know 5 Royales Apollo Records 1952
4-Oooh-Oooh-Oooh Lloyd Price Specialty Records 1952
3-Juke Little Walter Checker Records 1952
2-You Know I Love You B.B. King R.P.M. Records 1951
1-My Song Johnny Ace Duke Records 1952

CENTRAL AVENUE RESOURCES
Cash Box Regional R&B Charts for 11-01-1952
Kareem Abdul Jabbar: Remembering Central Avenue
Los Angeles Times: Photo Feature on Central Avenue

Sawdust Alley Calvin Owens Show Houston Is The Place To Be 2007
Caldonia Floyd McDaniel & The Blues Swingers Let Your Hair Down! 1994
Little Miss Muffet Mabel Smith (Big Maybelle) King Records 1949
Brand New Neighborhood Yates McKendree Buchanan Lane 2022
Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me Etta James Blue Gardenia 2001
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 October 30, 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, OCTOBER 30, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Flying Home Lionel Hampton w/ Illinois Jacquet Decca Record 1942
Let The Good Times Roll Ray Charles The Genius 1959
Real Pretty Mama Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1949
Going Back To New Orleans Catherine Russell Send For Me 2022


FEATURE: JOHNNY MOORE
Johnny Moore was an R&B guitarist and vocalist who is best known as the
founder of Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers with Charles Brown and Eddie Williams.
He was born John Dudley Moore in Austin, Texas on October 20, 1906.
He is credited with composing “Merry Christmas Baby” and “Drifting Blues”
(although, this has been disputed by Charles Brown,
who claimed to be the composer).
– discogs.com

Changable Woman Blues Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers Exclusive Records 1947
Featuring Charles Brown on vocals, “Changable Woman Blues” was sixth of 19 songs
by the Three Blazers to reach the national R&B chart.

Scratch Sheet Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers Modern Records 1949
Nice instrumental workout featuring Oscar Moore, Johnny Moore’s younger
brother and guitarist for the (Nat) King Cole Trio.


Telephone (Operator) Blues
Floyd Dixon & Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers Aladdin Records ‎ 1950
Floyd Dixon was one of several pianist who played with the Three Blazers after
Charles Brown went solo. For some reason, Johnny Moore kept hiring singers &
pianists who sounded a lot like Charles Brown.


FEATURE: JUNIOR WATSON
Born Michael Watson in Tulare, California on October 15, 1949, Junior Watson is an influencial West Coast and jump blues guitarist. Watson was a founding member of The Mighty Flyers with Rod Piazza and played with the reconstituted Canned Heat throughout the 1990s.

House Party Junior Watson & The Red Wagons Live From Outer Space 2011
The Hucklebuck Canned Heat w/ Junior Watson Reheated 1989


FEATURE: PIANO RED
Known professionally as Piano Red and later in life as Dr. Feelgood,
Willie Lee Perryman was the first American blues musician to hit the
pop music charts. He was born Willie Lee Perryman near Hampton,
Georgia on October 19, 1911.
wikipedia

Red’s Boogie Piano Red RCA Victor 1950
Red’s first song to make the national R&B chart, “Red’s Boogie” was on the
chart for nine weeks and peaked at number four in early 1951


Sugar Bee Dr. Feelgood & the Interns Okah Records 1968
Dr. Feelgood featured two future Atlanta blues guitar legends:
Beverly “Guitar” Watson and Albert White.


The Right String, Baby, But The Wrong Yo-Yo
Dr. Feelgood Live recording, date unknown
A late career rendition of his best known song, “The Wrong Yo-Yo”
was Piano Red’s third national hit in 1951.

Kidney Stew Blues Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson Mercury Records 1947
Gimme A Pigfoot & A Bottle Of Beer Candye Kane One Night… 2011
Peel Me A Grape Lyle Lovett 12 of June 2022
Dream Girl Blues T-Bone Walker Capitol Records 1947


8:00 AM FEATURE: ILLINOIS JACQUET
Jean-Baptiste “Illinois” Jacquet was born in Broussard, Louisana on October 31, 1922. He was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, composer and bandleader who entered the national spotlight as the featured soloist on Lionel Hampton’s hit
recording of “Flying Home” in 1952.

Here are three examples of Jacquet’s work from the jump blues era.

Jet Propulsion Illinois Jacquet RCA Victor 1948

Blues (First B Flat Blues) (Parts 1, 2, & 3)
Nat King Cole, Illinois Jacquet, Les Paul, etc.
Norman Granz’ Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol. 4 1944

Lean Baby
Illinois Jacquest & His Orchestra w/ Count Basie on organ
Recorded live in New York in 1952

ILLINOIS JACQUET RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com

Take The “A” Train Ella Fitzgerald Twelve Nights In Hollywood 1961

Saturday Night Fish Fry
B.B. King Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan 1999

Raise The Roof, Raise The Rent Johnnie Bassett Cadillac Blues 1998


FEATURE: DIZZY GILLESPIE
Dizzy Gillespie was a jazz trumpet player, bandleader, singer, and composer dubbed
“the sound of surprise” by some publicist back in the day. He was born John Birks Gillespie in Cheraw, South Carolina on October 21, 1917.wikipedia

What’s The Matter With Me
Albennie Jones & Don Byas Orchestra w/ Dizzy Gillespie Savoy Records 1945
The first song featuring Dizzy to make the national R&B Chart

Manteca Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra RCA Victor 1948
Gillespie’s first appearance as bandleader on the national chart

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

Texas & Pacific Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1947
Rockin’ the House Memphis Slim Miracle Records 1947

(sign off)

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast Sunday, October 23, 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, OCTOBER 23, 2022
Today’s show includes salutes to several RT66 artists with October birthdays.

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Side Car Maxwell Davis All-Stars Aladdin Records 1953

The Honeydripper (Part 1)
Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Exclusive Records 1945

He’s A Real Gone Guy Nellie Lutcher Capitol Americana Records 1947
Saturday Night Fish Fry Buddy Guy Heavy Love 1998
Goin’ Home Fats Domino Imperial Records 1952

Born in Honey Grove, Texas, on October 6, 1908, Sammy Price was an American jazz, boogie-woogie and jump blues pianist and bandleader. Price’s playing was dark, mellow, and relaxed rather than percussive, and he was a specialist at creating the appropriate mood and swing for blues and rhythm and blues recordings.wikipedia

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

Well All Right Big Joe Turner Atlantic Records 1954

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 11, 1919, Art Blakey
was an American jazz drummer and bandleader.
wikipedia

Moanin’ Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Moanin’ 1958

Old Maid Boogie
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson w/ T-Bone Walker & Jay McShann
Kidney Stew Is Fine 1969

Daddy, Daddy Savannah Churchill Manor Records 1945
We Can’t Agree Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 Decca Records 1947
Cookin’ At The Continental Lyle Lovett 12 of June 2022
Have A Good Time Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1951

8:00 FEATURE: JIMMY LIGGINS
Born in Earlsboro, Oklahoma on October 14, 1918, Jimmy Liggins was an
American R&B guitarist and bandleader. His brother was the more
commercially successful R&B/blues pianist, Joe Liggins.
wikipedia

All the songs in this tribute were written by Jimmy Liggins.


Cadillac Boogie Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy Specialty Records 1948
Nite Life Boogie Jimmy Liggins & His Drops Of Joy Specialty Records 1947
No More Alcohol Kid Ramos Kid Ramos 1999
Free And Easy Mind Jimmy “T-99” Nelson Chess Records 1955
Tear Drop Blues Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy Specialty Records 1948
Don’t Put Me Down Lynwood Slim Hard to Kill 2014
Drunk The Formerly Brothers The Return Of… 2004
I Ain’t Drunk Jimmy Liggins Aladdin Records 1954

JIMMY LIGGINS RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Profile @ Spontaneous Lunacy

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 12, 1999, Ben Levin is an American
blues singer, songwriter, and piano player.
benlevinpiano.com

I Can’t Stop It Ben Levin Still Here 2021 (written by Jimmy Liggins)
Take Your Time Ben Levin Take Your Time 2022

Born in St. Louis, Missouri on October 18, 1926, Chuck Berry
was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist who
pioneered rock and roll.
wikipedia


Rockin’ At The Philharmonic Chuck Berry One Dozen Berrys 1958
House of Blue Lights Chuck Berry Chess Records (Unreleased) 1958

Dokuro-Gal (Sacrifice for Count Dracula)
Bloodest Saxophone Swing to Bop 2010

Evil Gal Blues Dinah Washington Keynote Records 1943
I Put A Spell On You Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Okeh Records 1956

(sign off)

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast Sunday, October 16, 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, OCTOBER 16, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Rockhouse, Pt 2 Ray Charles Atlantic Records 1958
She’s Dynamite B.B. King RPM Records 1951
I Ain’t Gonna Let You In Annie Laurie Regal Records 1949
Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey Johnny Otis Dig Records 1956

Daddy O
Louis Jordan & the Tympany Five w/ Martha Davis Decca Records 1949

Big Boy Part 1 Jim Giuffre & His Orchestra Modern Records 1952
Leave The Light On Love Light Orchestra Leave The Light On 2022
Blow Top Blues Sandra Hall One Drop Will Do You 1997
Hey Little Girl Billy Wright Savoy Records 1951
Deacon’s Hop Big Jay McNeely Surfin’ (French EP) 1963
Wild Wild Young Men Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1953
I Sat & Cried Lynwood Slim Brazilian Kicks 2010
The Big Break Little Charlie & The Nightcats The Big Break! 1989

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

Okie Dokie Stomp Sue Foley Pinky’s Blues 2021
Greyhound Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1952

Who Put The Benzedrine In Mrs. Murphy’s Ovaltine?
Harry “The Hipster” Gibson Boogie Woogie In Blue 1944


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

Ray Charles Robinson was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist.
Born in Albany, Georgia on September 23, 1930, Ray Charles is regarded as
one of the most iconic and influential singers in history, and was often referred to

by contemporaries as “The Genius”. Among friends and fellow musicians he
preferred being called “Brother Ray. wikipedia

All the songs in today’s tribute are either performed by Ray Charles
or originally recorded or produced by him between 1957 and 1958.


Ain’t That Love Ray Charles Ray Charles 1957
Night Time Is the Right Time Ray Charles Atlantic Records 1958
Lonely Avenue Booker T. & The MG’s Green Onions 1962
Losing Hand Carmen Gones Inc Sings The Blues 2016

Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’
Dr. John In A Sentimental Mood 1989

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

What’d I Say Parts I & II Ray Charles What’d I Say 1959

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

Honky Tonk Wayne Riker Gathering Alphabetical Blues Bash, Vol. 1 2022
I Ain’t No Fool Either Big Mama Thornton Peacock Records 1953
Call Before You Go Home Memphis Slim & His House Rockers United Records 1953

It’s Your Voodoo Working
Bloodest Saxophone feat. Jai Malano Texas Queens 5 2019

Sure Thing Count Basie & His Orchestra Mercury Records 1952
Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby? Dinah Washington The Swingin’ Miss “D” 1957
Roll ‘Em Pete Joe Turner & Pete Johnson Vocalion Records 1938

(sign off)

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast October 9, 2022

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

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

Follow our NEW Facebook page @ WRFG Route 66 Jumps

Subscribe to our podcast @ MixCloud.Com

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org


WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Busted WDR Big Band / Maceo Parker A Tribute To Ray Charles (DVD) 2008
Eyes Like a Cat The Wayne Riker Gathering Alphabetical Blues Bash, Vol. 1 2022
Bad Tale Boogie Jay McShann & His Jazz Men Philo Records 1945
Gotta Gimme Whatcha Got Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Columbia Records 1946
I’ll Get Along Somehow – Parts 1 & 2 Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1949
Rockin’ At Midnight Roy Brown Deluxe Records 1949

I’m The Midnight Creeper
Shuggie Otis & Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
In Session: Great Rhythm & Blues 2002

Big Boy Junior Watson Long Overdue 1994
Junko Partner Dirty Dozen Brass Band Medicated Magic 2002
Stagger Lee Delbert McClinton Outdated Emotion 2022
Lovin’ Machine Wynonie Harris King Records 1951
Hadacol Bounce Ben Levin Carryout Or Delivery 2020
Flying Home Lionel Hampton w/ Illinois Jacquet Decca Record 1942
I Wanna Hug Ya, Kiss Ya, Squeeze Ya Bull Moose Jackson King Records 1955
That’s What Makes My Baby Fat Faye Adams Lowdown Baby 1952

8:00 AM FEATURE: RAY CHARLES, PART 2 OF 3

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

All the songs in today’s tribute are either performed by Ray Charles
or originally recorded by him between 1954 and 1958.

It Should’ve Been Me Ray Charles Atlantic Records 1954
This Little Girl Of Mine Ray Charles Atlantic Records 1955
A Fool for You Ike & Tina Turner Outta Sight Records 1961
Hallelujah I Love Her So Ray Charles Atlantic Records 1956
Mary Ann Stevie Wonder Tribute To Uncle Ray 1962
Drown in My Own Tears Aretha Franklin I Never Loved A Man… 1967
Blackjack Ray Charles Yes Indeed! 1958

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

Blues Up & Down Dennis Gruenling & Jump Time That’s Right! 2001
Thunderbird Blue Moon Marquee w/ Duke Robillard Scream, Holler & Howl 2022
Mop-Mop Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1944
Peel Me A Grape Lyle Lovett 12 of June 2022

I’m Beginning to See the Light
Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book 1958

Blues Medley: Every Day I Have the Blues/Stormy Monday/Not Trustworthy
The New Orleans C.A.C. Jazz Orch.
with Johnny Adams, Germaine Bazzle, George French
Mood Indigo 1996

(sign off)

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast October 2, 2022


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

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

Follow our NEW Facebook page @ WRFG Route 66 Jumps

Subscribe to our podcast @ MixCloud.Com

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org


WRFG PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Blow Your Brains Out Big Jay McNeely Life Story 2012

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

The Hustle Is On T-Bone Walker Imperial Records 1950

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast September 25, 2022

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

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

Follow our NEW Facebook page @ WRFG Route 66 Jumps

Subscribe to our podcast @ MixCloud.Com

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org


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

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast September 18, 2022

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

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

Follow our NEW Facebook page @ WRFG Route 66 Jumps

Subscribe to our podcast @ MixCloud.Com

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

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

CHARLES BROWN CENTENNIAL SALUTE

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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