Playlist 11-24-19

Mac Rebennack is in the house! A tasty slice of New Orleans with a hint of gris gris during the second hour as we celebrated Dr. John’s life and music.

Route 66, your weekly cruise down the rhythm & blues highway, airs Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3FM. Your independent community radio station for progressive information and handpicked quality music streams over our free mobile app and WRFG.ORG.

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Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, November 24, 2019
Hosts: John & Frankie Lee
Birthday: Dr. John was born Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. in New Orleans on November 20, 1941.

Song Artist Original Album or Single & Date

The Goof Big Jay McNeely Federal Records 1952

Rockin’ At Midnight Roy Brown Deluxe Records 1950
Early In The Morning Terry Hanck I Still Get Excited 2019

Have Mercy Baby James Brown & His Famous Flames Shout & Shimmy 1962
I Hear You Knocking George Benson Walking to New Orleans: Remembering Chuck Berry and Fats Domino 2019
Soft Tiny Bradshaw King Records 1952

Cherry Wine Little Esther Federal Records 1953
Flamingo Earl Bostic & His Orchestra King Records 1951
I Want to Rock & Roll Scatman Crothers w/ Wild Bill Moore Modern Records 1949

My Rough & Ready Man Annie Laurie w/ Paul Gayten’s Band Regal Records 1949
I Want A Tall Skinny Poppa Adrianna Marie & Her Groovecutters Double Crossing Blues 2013
T-Bone Shuffle T-Bone Walker Capitol Records 1947

Get Hot The Bill Jennings – Leo Parker Quintet Billy In The Lion’s Den 1954
Turn On Your Lovelight James Hunter & Van Morrison …Believe What I Say 1996

Handsome Harry The Hipster Harry ‘The Hipster’ Gibson Boogie Woogie In Blue 1944
Down The Road A Piece Will Bradley Trio with Freddie Slack Columbia Records 1940

8:00 a.m. Birthday Tribute to Dr. John – All songs either feature the good doctor or were written by him.

We need to make a couple of corrections: At one point neither one of us could remember exactly when Dr. John died. He passed on June 6, 2019. Also, we said he stopped playing lead guitar after getting injured in a knife fight. Actually, he got shot in the ring finger of his left hand during an “incident” at a gig in Jacksonville, Florida in 1960.

Apologies for Frankie Lee’s mic being too low. That was John’s fault. He will be sent to bed without dinner.

There Must Be a Better World Somewhere Dr. John & the WDR Big Band Big Band Voodoo 2019

Is You Is, Or Is You Ain’t (My Baby) B. B. King & Dr. John Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan 1999
Losing Battle Bloodest Saxophone feat. Crystal Thomas Texas Queens 5 2019
Mr. Johnson Jimmy Smith & Dr. John Dot Com Blues 2001

Litanie Des Saints / Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya / I Walk on Gilded Splinters Dr. John Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2011

Remember Me? Toni Price Low Down & Up 1999
I Didn’t Want to Do It Deacon John’s Jump Blues Featuring Dr. John Deacon John’s Jump Blues: Music From the Film 2002

Storm Warning Mac Rebennack Rex Records 1959
Such a Night Dr. John The Best of Mountain Stage Live, Volume One 1991

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