6-2-19 Playlist

With Frankie Lee off in Savannah, John took a solo cruise down the rhythm’n’blues highway this week. We’re happy to report there were no injuries and the bluesmobile was returned to the garage undamaged.

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Here’s your Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, June 2, 2019

Host: John
Birthday: Johnny Ace was born John Marshall Alexander Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee on June 9, 1929.

Song Artist Original Album or First Release & Date

Red Top Gene Ammons Savoy Records 1953

Bop Till You Drop Mike Goudreau & the Boppin Blues Band Sweet Blues 2016
Amos’ Blues Amos Milburn Alladin Records 1946
Why Don’t You Haul Off & Love Me Bull Moose Jackson King Records 1949

Every Day I Have the Blues Count Basie & Joe Williams Count Basie Swings & Joe Williams Sings 1956
Losing Battle Bloodest Saxophone feat. Crystal Thomas Texas Queens 5 2019

Moon Dog Boogie (aka Rock’n’Roll Boogie) Freddie Mitchell Derby Records 1952
Three-Handed Woman Louis Jordan I Believe In Music 1973
School Street Shuffle Kirk Fletcher I’m Here & I’m Gone 2005

Dim, Dim The Lights Bill Haley & His Comets Rockin’ Rollin'(EP) 1954
Hurts Me to My Heart Faye Adams Checker Records 1954
I Can’t Wait To Get Off Work (And See My Baby On Montgomery Avenue) Tom Waits Small Change 1976

Billy’s Boogie Blues Billy Wright Savoy Records 1949
Blue Monday George Benson Walking to New Orleans: Remembering Chuck Berry and Fats Domino 2019
Highballin’ Daddy Greg Piccolo Heavy Juice 1990

My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It Fatman Robinson Quintet Decca Records 1950
Hop, Skip & Jump Anita Tucker Capitol Records 1956

8:00 A.M. Tribute to Johnny Ace

Yes Baby Big Mama Thornton & Johnny Ace Peacock Records 1955

The Clock Johnny Ace Duke Records 1953
Never Let Me Go Aretha Franklin Aretha Arrives 1967
Pledging My Love Johnny Ace & The Johnny Otis Orchestra Duke Records 1955

This is the popular version of what happened to Johnny Ace. Big Mama Thornton said he wasn’t playing Russian roulette. She said Ace pointing the gun at his girlfriend, then pointed it at himself saying he knew it was loaded. The revolver went off by accident and Johnny Ace was dead.

Johnny Has Gone Varetta Dillard Savoy Records 1955
Slow Caboose Sax Mallard Checker Records
Natural Ball Downchild Blues Band with Spencer Davis Blood Run Hot 2008

Eyes Wide Open Haney’s Big House Herding Cats 2019
Roll ‘Em Mitzi Mars Checker Records 1953
(What Did I Do To Be So) Black & Blue Lou Rawls Black & Blue 1963

Back Off The Cash Box Kings Hail To The Kings! 2019
Space Guitar Young John Watson (Johnny “Guitar” Watson) Federal Records 1954
Strange Things All The Rage Coatesville Harris Orchestra w/ John Coltrane Nestor Records 1953

Driftin’ Blues Bobby “Blue” Bland Touch Of The Blues 1968
Go On Fool Ruth Brown Ms. B’s Blues 2009

Lucy Lindy Boogie Joe Lutcher Capitol Records 1947

(Sign off music)

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

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