WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast May 15, 2022

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, MAY 15, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Jumpin’ At The Apollo Illinois Jacquet And His All Stars
Apollo Records 1947
Them There Eyes Andra Day The United States vs. Billie Holiday 2021
Give It Up Roomful Of Blues Roomful of Blues 1986
Feel So Bad Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra
Ray Sings Basie Swings 1973
Black Night Charles Brown Aladdin Records 1951
Careful Love Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
Specialty Records 1949
Please Love Me B.B. King RPM Records 1953
Razz My Berries Kurt Crandall Starts On The Stops 2022
Blueberry Hill Fats Domino Imperial Records 1956
Cherry Red Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
The Late Show (with Etta James) 1987
Moanin’ Art Blakey/The Jazz Messengers Moanin’ 1958
Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-o-Dee Wynonie Harris King Records 1949
Mellow Chick Swing Sean Costello Cuttin’ In 2000
Tell Me Daddy Beverly ‘Guitar’ Watkins Back In Business 1999
Night & Day (I Miss You So) Roy Milton Specialty Records 1952

BILLY WRIGHT – ATLANTA’S PRINCE OF THE BLUES

Born William Wright in Atlanta, Georgia on either May 21, 1918 or 1932,
Billy Wright was an American jump blues singer. A flamboyant performer,
Wright was a key figure in Atlanta blues after World War II. – Wikipedia


Hey Little Girl Billy Wright Savoy Records 1951
Wright’s final hit, Hey Little Girl peaked at number 10 on the Billboard R&B Chart.
Blues For My Baby Billy Wright Savoy Records 1949
Wright’s first record was a hit, reaching number three in early 1949.
You Satisfy Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1948
Dinah Washington’s version of the tune by Danny Baxter topped the charts in
early 1949, Wright’s version reached number nine later that year.

Card Game (Stacked Deck) Big Walter “Shakey” Horton
Cobra Records (unreleased) 1954
A rare cover of a song written by Billy Wight.
His version of “Stacked Deck climbed to number nine in 1951.
Keep Your Hands On Your Heart Billy Wright Savoy Records 1951
Not a hit, but a great performance by the Prince of the Blues.
(See Cash Box’s review above)

Ready Teddy Little Richard Here’s Little Richard 1957
Wight was a major influence on Little Richard and helped him
secure his first recording contract in 1951.

BILLY WRIGHT RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
ARTICLES ABOUT BILLY WRIGHT
Queer Music Heritage
Vocal Music Harmony
Spontanious Lunacy
The Hound Blog

Calling All Comets Bill Haley & His Comets
Rock’N’Roll Stage Show Part 1 EP 1956
In The Dark Marie Adams w/ The Johnny Otis Show
Capitol Records 1957
Mother Earth Franck L. Goldwasser, Christan Rannenberg and Roger C. Wade
Crazed And Dangerous 2022
Reet, Petite & Gone Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1947
Be-Bop Daddy Lil Green Aladdin Records 1949
Well Oh Well Tiny Bradshaw King Records 1950
After Hours Session Frank “Floorshow” Culley Atlantic Records 1950
I Can’t Wait To Get Off Work (And See My Baby On Montgomery Avenue)
Tom Waits Small Change 1976
Take The A Train Ella Fitzgerald
Twelve Nights In Hollywood (Live at the Crescendo) 1961

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast May 8, 2022

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, MAY 8, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Rib Joint Sammy Price, Mickey Baker, & King Curtis Rib Joint 1956
Please Hurry Home B.B. King R.P.M. Records 1953
Hole In The Wall Albennie Jones Decca Records 1949
Layin’ In The Alley Big Joe & The Dynaflows Layin’ In The Alley 1994
You Don’t Learn That In School King Cole Trio Capitol Records 1946
There Is No Greater Love Billie Holiday Decca Records 1947
Them There Eyes Roy Milton & his Solid Senders Roy Milton Records 1947
Good Rockin’ Tonight Wynonie Harris King Records 1948
Bits & Pieces Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Live From Austin, TX 2019
The Honeydripper Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Exclusive Records 1945
Fever Ray Charles & Natalie Cole Genius Loves Company 2004
I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water Lou Rawls Black & Blue 1963
The Jumpin’ Blues Magic Dick & Jay Geils Little Car Blues 1996
Let’s Have A Party Roomful Of Blues Let’s Have A Party 1979
Slippin’ & Slidin’ (Peepin’ & Hidin’) Little Richard Speciality Records 1956

WHAT’S HOT IN HARLEM – MOTHER’S DAY 1952
Cash Box Regional R&B Chart for May 10, 1952

#10 Mellow Blues Sonny Thompson King Records 1952
#9 Night Train Jimmy Forerrest United Records 1951
#8 Be Anything But Be Mine Wini Brown Mercury Records 1952
#7 Stolen Love The Larks Apollo Records 1952
#6 That’s What You’re Doing to Me The Dominoes Federal Records 1952
#5 Middle Of The Night The Clovers Atlantic Records 1952
#4 Trouble in Mind Dinah Washington Mercury Records 8269 1952
#3 Heavenly Father Edna McGriff Jubilee Records 1952
#2 Moody’s Mood For Love King Pleasure Specialty Records 1952
#1 5-10-15 Hours Ruth Brown Atlantic Record 1952

RESOURCES
Cash Box Magazine Archives

Splanky Count Basie Atomic Basie 1958
Drown in My Own Tears Aretha Franklin I Never Loved A Man… 1967
What’d I Say Steve Tyrell Shades of Ray: The Songs of Ray Charles 2021
Baby I’m Doin’ It Annisteen Allen King Records 1953
Nuit Sauvage Sax Gordon Extreme Sax! 2021
Weepin’ & Cryin’ Tommy Brown Regent Records 1951
T-Bone Shuffle T-Bone Walker Capitol Records 1947
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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast May 1, 2022

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, MAY 1, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Blow Illinois Blow Illinois Jacquet & His All Stars Aladdin Records 1948
Good Daddy Blues Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1949
Talking That Talk Kid Ramos West Coast House Party 2000
Feelin’ Happy Joe Turner & His Orchestra Freedom Records 1950
Leave The Light On The Love Light Orchestra Leave The Light On 2022
Scratch Sheet Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers Modern Records 1949
Greyhound Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1952
Triple Threat Roland Kirk Triple Threat 1956
The Way She Loves A Man Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
Blues From Chicago To Paris 2022
I’ve Got a Woman Ray Charles Atlantic Records 1954
Take the Train Duke Ellington The Popular Duke Ellington 1967
I Get A Kick Out Of You Ella Fitzgerald
Sings The Cole Porter Song Book 1956
Hit That Jive, Jack King Cole Trio Decca Records 1941
Jumpin’ Jive Cab Calloway Vocalion Records 1939
Jive, Mr. Boogie Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s Jump For Joy 2001
Party Girl The Red Wagons Blues Band Jumpin’ With Friends! 2012

TRIBUTE TO BIG JAY McNEELY – THE KING OF THE HONKERS
Born Cecil James McNeely in Los Angeles, California on April 29, 1927, McNeely was an American R&B saxophonist who made his recording debut with the Johnny Otis Orchestra in 1847. Thanks to his flamboyant playing, called “honking,” McNeely remained popular through the 1950s and into the early 1960s. In 1971 he quit the music business and became a postman. But thanks to an R&B revival, McNeely quit the post office and returned to touring and recording full-time. He continued to make music until a few months before his death in 2018.Wikipedia

Barrelhouse Stomp The Johnny Otis Orchestra Excelsior Records 1947
McNeely’s recording debut
Deacon’s Hop Big Jay McNeely Savoy Records 1948
McNeely’s first hit topped the national R&B charts in early 1948
Insect Ball Eight O’Five Jive Too Many Men 2014
A nice interpretation of McNeely’s second hit, recored for Savoy Records in 1948
Blow Big Jay Blow Big Jay McNeely Exclusive Records 1949
All That Wine Is Gone Big Jay McNeely and The Rocket 88s Az Bootin’ 2009
There Is Something On Your Mind B.B. King & Etta James Blues Summit 1993
McNeely’s 1959 original was his last big hit.
Hot Special Bloodest Saxophone & Big Jay McNeely Blow Blow All Night Long 2017

BIG JAY McNEELY RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Life Story @ JazzWax.com
Obituary @ AmericanBluesScene.com
Profile @ SpontaneousLunacy.net

Rockin’ At The Philharmonic Chuck Berry One Dozen Berrys 1958
You’re The Boss Lavern Baker & Jimmy Ricks Atlantic Records 1959
After Hour Swing Sammy Price, Mickey Baker, & King Curtis Rib Joint 1956
Feels So Bad Dave Specter Six String Soul: 30 Years On Delmark 2021
Beans & Cornbread Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1949
Open The Door, Richard Count Basie & His Orchestra RCA Victor 1947
Rockin’ In Rhythm Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book 1958

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WRFG Playlist and Podcast April 24, 2022

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, APRIL 24, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Good Bait Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra RCA 1947
Ain’t Nobody’s Business Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan Decca Records 1950
Double – O Count Basie Atomic Basie 1958
Love And Friendship Ben Levin Still Here 2021
Rock On Sax Gordon Extreme Sax! 2021
Walk ‘Em Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra Decca Records 1946
I Lost My Love In Salt Lake City “Frantic” Fay Thomas Exclusive Records 1949
All of Me Andra Day
The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Music from the Motion Picture)

BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE: BULL MOOSE JACKSON
Born Benjamin Joseph Jackson in Cleveland, Ohio on April 22, 1919
Jackson was an American blues and rhythm-and-blues singer and saxophonist, who was most successful in the late 1940s. He is considered a performer of dirty blues because of the suggestive nature of some of his songs
. – Wikipedia

Why Don’t You Haul Off & Love Me Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats
King Records 1949
I Love You, Yes I Do Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats
King Records 1947
First R&B song to sell one million copies.
I Wanna Hug Ya Kiss Ya Squeeze Ya Big Rhythm Combo Too Small To Dance 1997
Nosey Joe Powerhouse w/ Bullmoose Jackson Nightlife 1975

BULL MOOSE JACKSON RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Biography @ JazzWax

The Way You Do The Duke Robillard Band
They Called It Rhythm & Blues 2022

TRIBUTE TO ART RUPE – September 5, 1917 – April 15, 2022
Arthur Newton Rupe (born Arthur Goldberg) was an American music
executive and record producer. He founded Specialty Records, known for its
rhythm and blues, blues, gospel and early rock and roll music recordings,
in Los Angeles in 1946. Wikipedia

Long Tall Sally Little Richard Specialty Records 1956
Rupe signed Little Richard to Specialty in 1956.
Boogie #1 The Sepia Tones Juke Box Records 1944
Kansas City Boogie The Blues Man Juke Box Records 1945
Voo-It! Voo-It! The Blues Woman (Marian Abernathy)
Juke Box Records 1946
Milton’s Boogie Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
Juke Box Records 1946
R.M. Blues Roy Milton Juke Box Records 1946
In 1944, Rupe and two partners founded Juke Box Records.
Thrill Me Camille Howard with Roy Milton & The Solid Senders
Speciality Records 1947
In 1946, Rupe founded Specialty Records. The move came after he discovered
that his partners in Juke Box Records were cooking the books.
Pink Champagne Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Specialty Records 1950
Lost Love (Baby, Please) Percy Mayfield Specialty Records 1951
The Ball Game Sister Wynona Carr Specialty Records 1952
Rupe signed several gospel groups and singers to the Specialty label.
Oooh-Oooh-Oooh Lloyd Price Specialty Records 1952
Lawdy Miss Clawdy Lloyd Price & The Dave Bartholomew Orchestra
Specialty Records 1952
Drunk Jimmy Liggins & His 3-D Music Specialty Records 1953
I’m Mad John Lee Hooker Speciality Records 1954
Rupe signed John Lee Hooker in 1954, but dropped him after his first
single for the label bombed.
The Things That I Used to Do Guitar Slim Specialty Records 1954
I’m So Glad (Trouble Don’t Last Always) The Soul Stirrers featuring Sam Cook
Specialty Records 1955
Rip It Up Little Richard Specialty Records 1957
Rupe eventually became fed up with payola – having to bribe DJs
to play his artists on the radio – and stopped issuing records.
By the early 1960s, only Little Richards’ records remained in print.

ART RUPE RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Obituary @ The Guardian
ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME

SPECIALTY RECORDS RESOURCES
History @ wikipedia.com
Discography @ discogs.com

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast April 17, 2022

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, APRIL 17, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Easter Parade Vann “Piano Man” Walls Derby Records 1950
Deacon Jones Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1944
The Deacon Moves In Little Esther & The Dominos Federal Records 1951
Deacon’s Hop Big Jay McNeely Surfin’ (EP – France Warner Bros) 1963

TRIBUTE TO BESSIE SMITH – PREVIEW

Money Blues LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith 1958
Originally recored by Smith for Columbia Records in 1926.
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
Deacon John’s Jump Blues Music From the Film 2002
Bessie Smith was the first artist to score a hit with the standard by Billy Cox.
Her version was the 15th most popular record of 1929.

Put It Right Here Linda Hopkins Me and Bessie 1976
Recorded by Smith in 1928, Hopkins revived the song for her one-woman
show about Bessie in the mid-1970s.

Specters Walk Dave Specter Six String Soul: 30 Years On Delmark 2021
Old Kidney Stew Is Fine
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, T-Bone Walker, & Jay McShann
Kidney Stew Is Fine 1969
I Sat & Cried Lynwood Slim & The Igor Prado Band Brazilian Kicks 2010
‘T-99’ Blues Jimmy “T-99” Nelson & The Peter Rabbit Trio RPM Records 1951
How Long Blues Dave Clark And Floyd McDaniel Dave Clarks Blues Swingers 2003
You Got To Have What It Takes Betty Hall Jones Capitol Records 1949
Dust On My Needle Barrence Whitfield & The Savages Let’s Lose It 1990
Stacked Deck Billy Wright Savoy Records 1951

A Short Documentary About Bessie Smith

TRIBUTE TO BESSIE SMITH – THE EMPRESS OF THE BLUES
Born into poverty in Chattanooga, Tennessee on April 15, 1894, Bessie Smith
became one of the greatest blues singers of all time.


Gimme a Pigfoot Bessie Smith Okah Records 1934
Smith’s final recording. Her career was cut short by the Great Depression, which nearly put the recording industry out of business, and the advent of sound in film, which spelled the end of vaudeville. wikipedia
Down Hearted Blues Bessie Smith Columbia Records 1923
Written by Lovie Austin and Alberta Hunter, “Down Hearted Blues” was Smith’s first hit record, selling 780,000 copies in the first six months.
Aggrivatin’ Papa Lil Green & Her Orchestra RCA Victor 1947
Smith’s third hit on Columbia Records in 1923.
Jailhouse Blues Billie Poole w/ the Junior Mance Trio & Kenny Burrell
Confessin’ The Blues 1963
The song was written and recorded by Smith for Columbia Records in 1923.
You’ve Been a Good Ole Wagon Candye Kane Swango 1998
A Bessie Smith classic from 1925.

Preachin’ the Blues Queen Latifah Bessie – Music from the HBO Film 2015
Queen Latifah portrayed Bessie Smith in the film. In 2016 she performed
“Preachin’ the Blues” for President and Mrs. Obama at the White House.

Backwater Blues Dinah Washington Sings Bessie Smith 1958
Originally, the B side of Smith’s recording of “Preachin’ the Blues,” the song was written and released a few months before the great Mississippi River flood of 1927.
On Revival Day (A Rhythmic Spiritual) Bessie Smith And The Bessemer Singers
Columbia Records 1930

BESSIE SMITH RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
National Women’s Hall of Fame
Bessie Smith Cultural Center in Chattanooga
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Skedaddle Kurt Crandall Starts On The Stops 2022
Every Day I Have The Blues B.B. King RPM Records 1955
In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down Charles Brown
Aladdin Records 1949
Mad Lad Sir Charles & HIs All Stars Apollo Records 1947
Rock Daniel Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra w/ Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Decca Records 1941
That’s How You Got Killed Before Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Elvis Costello
The New Orleans Album 1990
Good Morning Judge Wynonie Harris King Records 1950

TRIBUTE TO BESSIE SMITH – ENCORE

Send Me To The ‘Lectric Chair Bessie Smith & Her Blue Boys
Columbia Records 1927
The song caused such a scandel in Great Britian that it was banned by the BBC.

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast April 10, 2022

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

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WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Kicks (Scotty Can Blow) Jay McShann & HIis Band Aladdin Records 1949
Saturday Night Fish Fry Lou Rawls & Joe Williams & Lionel Hampton
Portrait Of The Blues 1993
T-Bone Shuffle T-Bone Walker Capitol Records 1947
Fine Brown Frame Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, & Ruth Brown
The Big Band Sound Of… 1968
House of Blue Lights Chuck Berry Chess Records (Unreleased) 1958
I Want You To Be My Baby Annie Ross Decca Records 1955
There Is Something On Your Mind Sax Gordon Extreme Sax! 2021
Got My Mo-Jo Working Ann Cole Baton Records 1956
Got My Mojo Workin’ Muddy Waters Cless Records 1957
Mojo Mambo Mitch Woods A Tip of the Hat to Fats 2019
That Old Black Magic Louis Prima & Keely Smith Capitol Records 1958
She’s My Baby The Duke Robillard Band They Called It Rhythm & Blues 2022
Kidney Stew Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Blues In The Night, Vol. 1: The Early Show 1986
Save The Bones For Henry Jones Danny Barker
Live At The New Orleans Jazz Festival 1989
Osculate Me, Daddy Etta Jones Victor Records 1945

TRIBUTE: CLARENCE “GATEMOUTH” BROWN
Born Clarence Brown, Junior in Vinton, Louisiana on April 18, 1924, Brown was an American singer and multi-instrumentalist known for his work as a blues musician. He spent his career fighting purism by synthesizing traditional blues and country, jazz, Cajun music and R&B. His work also encompasses rock and roll, rock, folk and Texas blues.wikipedia

Gatemouth Boogie Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Aladdin Records 1947
Brown’s career was boosted when he attended a concert by T-Bone Walker in
Don Robey’s Bronze Peacock Houston nightclub in 1947; Walker became ill,
and Brown took up his guitar and quickly wrote and played “Gatemouth Boogie”,
to the delight of the audience.

Mary Is Fine Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Peacock Records 1949
The A side of Brown’s only entry on the Billboard R&B Chart, “Mary” charted
at number 8 for the week ending November 12, 1949.

Okie Dokie Stomp Sue Foley Pinky’s Blues 2021
Brown first recorded his classic guitar workout for Peacock Records in 1954.

Caldonia Roy Clark / Gatemouth Brown Makin’ Music 1979

See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Los Super Seven w/ Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Heard It On The X 2005
A tribute by Brown to a true Texas original and one of his early influences.

Ain’t That Dandy The Knickerbocker All-Stars Texas Rhody Blues 2016
Written by Brown and first recorded in 1954.

My Time Is Expensive Guitar Slim Atlantic Records (unreleased) 1958
The original version was the B side of Brown’s only entry on the Billboard R&B Chart, “My Time” charted at number 9 for the week ending November 12, 1949.

Take the “a” Train Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1984

CLARENCE “GATEMOUTH” BROWN RESOURCES
Biography @ wikiepeia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Obituary – New York Times
Texas State Historical Association
Interview – Guitar Player Magazine
Biorgraphy – The Blues Foundation

‘Gator’s Groove Willis Jackson Atlantic Records 1952
Early Bird Special Kurt Crandall Starts On The Stops 2022
You Stole My Wife You Horse Thief
Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra w/ John Coltraine Capitol Records 1949
Jack, You’re Dead Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1946
What’d I Say Parts I & II Ray Charles What’d I Say 1959
Candy Big Maybelle Savoy Records 1956

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist April 3, 2022

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

NOTE: No Podcast this week because of licensing restrictions.

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WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Billie’s Bounce Charlie Parker’s Re-Boppers Savoy Records 1945
Them There Eyes Varetta Dillard Savoy Records 1952
I Can’t Wait Roomful Of Blues In A Roomful Of Blues 2020
Flying Home No 2 Lionel Hampton Decca Records 1943
Razz My Berries Kurt Crandall Starts On The Stops 2022
Gabbin’ Blues Big Maybelle Okeh Records 1952
Good Ole Blues Johnny Otis & His Orchestra Modern Records 1950
I Know Your Wig Is Gone T-Bone Walker Black & White Records 1947
You’ve Been a Good Ole Wagon Dinah Washington Back To The Blues 1963
Straighten Up & Fly Right Nat King Cole Capitol Records 1943
She’s My Baby The Duke Robillard Band They Called It Rhythm & Blues 2022
Blue Light Boogie (Parts 1 & 2) Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1950
Shake A Hand Faye Adams & Joe Morris Orchestra Herald Records 1953
My Heart Is A Prisoner Percy Mayfield Imperial Records 1959
A La Carte Roland Kirk Triple Threat 1956
True Fine Mama Little Richard Here’s Little Richard 1957

TRIBUTE TO BILLIE HOLIDAY
Born Elenora Fagan in Philadelphia on April 7, 1915, Billie Holiday was an American jazz and swing music singer. Nicknamed “Lady Day” by her friend and music partner, Lester Young, Holiday had an innovative influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. She was known for her vocal delivery and improvisational skills.Wikipedia

All of Me Count Basie w/ Billie Holiday At Carnegie Hall 1954
Rocky Mountain Blues Billie Holiday w/ the Tiny Grimes Sextet Aladdin Records 1951
God Bless The Child Lou Rawls & Les McCann Ltd Stormy Monday 1962
Written by Holiday and Arthur Hertzog, Jr. in 1939, Holiday made the first recording of the song in 1941. Her version was honored with a Grammy Award in 1976. It was also included in the list of Songs of the Century, by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.
When Your Lover Has Gone / (Hush Now) Don’t Explain Duke Ellington w/ Billie Holiday Jazz At The Plaza, Vol. II 1958
Crazy He Calls Me Southside Johnny Detour Ahead the Music of Billie Holiday 2018
Holiday debuted the song written by Carl Sigman with lyrics by Bob Russell in 1949.

First Edition Cover


The Opening paragraphs of Lady Sings The Blues, Billie Holiday’s autobiography
as read by Gilbert Millstein.
The Essential Billie Holiday: Carnegie Hall Concert Recorded Live 1956
Lady Sings The Blues Billie Holiday
The Essential Billie Holiday: Carnegie Hall Concert Recorded Live 1956
Songwriter Bobby Troupe reading the final paragraph of Lady Sings The Blues,
then introducing Holiday on the Stars of Jazz TV Show in 1956.
My Man Billie Holiday Stars of Jazz TV Show 1956

BILLIE HOLIDAY RESOURCES
Biorgraphy @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Discography @ Jazz Discography Project
Lady Sings The Blues (Book) @ wikipedia.org
The Best Books About Billie Holiday @ Rolling Stone
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Hunting of Billie Holiday @ Politico Magazine

Sam’s Blues Sam Taylor Tease! The Beat of Burlesque 1956
Ain’t That Love Ray Charles Ray Charles 1957
Route 66 Linda Hopkins Wild Women Blues – Original Cast Recording 2003
Who Threw The Whiskey In the Well
Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra w/ Wynonie Harris Decca Records 1945
I Know Who Threw The Whiskey (In The Well)
Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats Queen Records 1946
One More Time Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne Blues From Chicago To Paris 2022

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast March 27, 2022

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.

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WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Big Boy Bill Jennings Quintet King Records 1955
Let The Good Times Roll Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1946
Leave The Light On The Love Light Orchestra Leave The Light On 2022
Don’t Save It Too Long (The Money Song) Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends
Capitol Records ‎ 1950
The Chill Is On Big Joe Turner Atlantic Records 1951
Have Horn Will Travel Sax Gordon Extreme Sax! 2021
Long Skirt Baby Blues T-Bone Walker Black & White Records 1948
Night Train James Brown Presents His Band – Night Train 1961
What’d I Say Beverly “Guitar” Watkins In Paris 2022
Hard Luck Blues Roy Brown DeLuxe Records 1950
Paradise Squat Count Basie Mercury Records 1952
Is You or Is You Ain’t My Baby Catherine Russell Alone Together 2019
Where’s The Money, Honey Chubby “Hip Shakin’ ” Newsome Regal Records 1951
Fathead David Newman Ray Charles Presents David Newman – Fathead 1958

A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO AMOS MILBURN
Joseph Amos Milburn was an American rhythm-and-blues singer and pianist, popular in the 1940s and 1950s. He was born in Houston, Texas on April 1, 1927 and died there 52 years later. Wikipedia

Chicken Shack Boogie Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1948
Milburn’s first sond to reach the national R&B Charts
Bad, Bad Whiskey Amos Milburn & His Aladdin Chickenshackers
Aladdin Records 1950
Let Me Go Home Whiskey Snooks Eaglin New Orleans Street Singer 1959
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer John Lee Hooker Chill Out 1995
Milburn scored several hits with good-time songs about booze
House Party Junior Watson & The Red Wagons Live From Outer Space 2011
Hold Me Baby Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1949
I Want To Go Home Diane Schuur Blues for Schuur 1997
Written and recorded by Milburn and Charles Brown in 1959
I Done Done It Bloodest Saxophone feat. Jai Malano Texas Queens 5 2019
Greyhound Wynonie Harris King Records 1953
Walkin’ Blues Amos Milburn & His Chickenshackers Aladdin Records 1950

AMOS MILBURN RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com

The Blues Foundation Inductees Bio
Overview @ spontaneouslunacy.net


38th Street Blues B.B. King Spotlight On Lucille 1991
Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ Ray Charles The Genius 1959
Money Talks Roomful Of Blues Dressed Up To Get Messed Up 1984
Nosey Joe Dana Gillespie Blue Job 1982
The Deacon Moves In Little Esther & The Dominos Federal Records 1951

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast March 20, 2022

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, MARCH 20,2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Hot Rod Illinois Jacquet King Jacquet 1950
Love Don’t Love Nobody Kid Ramos West Coast House Party 2000
Nobody Loves Me (Every Day I Have The Blues) Memphis Slim Miracle Records 1948
I Took The Front Door In Eddie Vinson & His Orchestra Mercury Records 1947
Since I Fell For You Buddy Johnson w/ Ella Johnson Decca Records 1945
New Way To Love Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne Blues From Chicago To Paris 2022
Ridin’ On The L&N Lionel Hampton Hamp’s Boogie Woogie (78RPM Album) 1947
New Orleans Blues Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Charles Brown
Exclusive Records 1947
Long John Blues Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1949
Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1946
That’s The Meal Ben Levin Still Here 2021
Morning Glory Big Joe Turner Aladdin Records 1948
I’m Gonna Dig Myself A Hole Arthur Crudup RCA Victor 1951
I’ve Got A Right To Sing The Blues Carrie Smith
Black And Blue 1989 (Original Broadway Cast) 1991

TRIBUTE TO SISTER ROSETTA THARPE
Born Rosetta Nubin in Cotton Plant, Arkansas on March 20, 1915

Sister Rosetta Tharpe rose to prominance as a singer for Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra scoring what is considered the first “pop gospel” hit with “Rock Me” in 1938. A powerful singer and guitar player, Tharpe is often referred to as the “grandmother” of Rock & Roll.


The Lonesome Road Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra featuring Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Decca Records 1938 (A-Side)
Rock Me Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra featuring Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Decca Records 1938 (B-Side)
I Want a Tall Skinny Papa Marcia Ball
Shout, Sister, Shout! – A Tribute To Sister Rosetta Tharpe 2013
A secular hit for Tharpe & Millinder in 1941
He’s All I Need Catherine Russell Strictly Romancin’ 2007
Written by Marie Knight & Sister Rosetta, & first recorded in 1949
Didn’t It Rain Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Marie Knight with Sam Price
Decca Records 1948
You Got To Move Marie Knight w/ Larry Campbell
Let Us Get Together: A Tribute To Reverend Gary Davis 2007
Recorded by Tharpe & Knight in 1950
Up Above My Head Ruthie Foster The Phenomenal 2007
Tharpe’s best known composition
Cain’t No Grave Hold My Body Down Sister Rosetta Tharpe Mercury Records 1956
That’s All Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Sims-Wheeler Vintage Jazz Band
Antibes Jazz Festival 1960

SISTER ROSETTA THARPE RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Rock & Roll’s First Guitar Heroine
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Mellow Dry Big Jay McNeely Life Story 2012
Pink Champagne Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Specialty Records 1950
Hey Little Girl Billy Wright Savoy Records 1951
Walk That Walk Daddy-O Jewel Brown featuring Bloodest Saxophone
Roller Coaster Boogie 2015
Deed I Do Ray Charles The Genius 1959
Swingin’ For Four Bills The Duke Robillard Band
They Called It Rhythm & Blues 2022
Teardrops from My Eyes Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1950

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast March 13, 2022

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, MARCH 13

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Apollo Jump Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra Decca Records 1943
I Don’t Dig It Big Joe Turner MGM Records 1949
Backstage at Stuff’s Count Basie Piano Rhythms 1947
Baby, I Don’t Cry Over You Billie Holiday w/ Tiny Grimes Decca Records 1946
Trouble In Mind The Duke Robillard Band They Called It Rhythm & Blues 2022
Heed My Warning Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1949
Squeeze Me Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller 1957
Still Here Ben Levin Still Here 2021
I Want to Hug You John Lee Hooker Mr. Lucky 1991
Nuit Sauvage Sax Gordon Extreme Sax! 2021
Effie’s Boogie Effie Smith Aladdin Records 1946
She’s Dynamite B.B. King RPM Records 1951
Have A Good Time Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1951
Little Joe’s Boogie Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Specialty Records 1950
I’m Still In Love With You T-Bone Walker Comet Records 1948
Mean Old World Lou Rawls The Capitol Jazz & Blues Sessions 1962-1970

Not The Best Sound Quality, But A Rare Look At Hollywood Fats In Action

TRIBUTE TO HOLLYWOOD FATS

Born Michael Leonard Mann in Los Angeles on March 17, 1954
Hollywood Fats was a guitar virtuoso. He was one of only a few West Coast blues musicians of his generation who incorporated jump blues into his sound.

He was active from the mid-1970s until his death in 1986.

Lonesome Hollywood Fats Band Hollywood Fats Band 1979
First recorded by Memphis Slim in 1961
Snakes James Harman Band w/ Kid Ramos & Hollywood Fats
Those Dangerous Gentlemen 1987
Nitwit Hollywood Fats Band
Blues Saturday, Monterey Jazz Festival – September 20, 1980
Have a Good Time Big Walter “Shakey” Horton Cobra Records 1956
Recorded by the Hollywood Fats Band in 1979
Kidney Stew Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson & The Hollywood Fats Band
Blues Saturday, Monterey Jazz Festival – September 20, 1980
One Mint Julep Rod Piazza w/ Junior Watson & Hollywood Fats Harpburn 1986
Rock This House Hollywood Fats Band Hollywood Fats Band 1979

HOLLYWOOD FATS RESOURCES
Biorgraphy @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Obituary – Los Angeles Times, Dec. 12, 1986

Rockhouse Ray Charles Atlantic Records 1958
Rock House Big Maybelle Savoy Records ‎ 1957
House Rocker Paul Williams & His Hucklebuckers Savoy Records 1948
Lonesome & Blue Annie Laurie Okeh Records 1952
Rough Weather Blues Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy Specialty Records 1948
Weather Man Sister Wynona Carr Specialty Records (unreleased)
Rock Mr. Blues Wynonie Harris King Records 1949
The Honey Dripper Charles Brown Honey Dripper 1996

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