We got a jump start on December with a double-barreled birthday tribute to Etta Jones and Lou Rawls.
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Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, December 1, 2019
NOTE: No podcast this week due to circumstances beyond the control of we mere mortals.
Hosts: John & Frankie Lee
Birthdays: Etta Jones was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on November 25, 1928.
Lou Rawls was born Louis Allen Rawls in Chicago, Illinois on December 3, 1933.
Song Artist Original Album or Single & Date
Good Old Blues Johnny Otis Modern Records 1950
Rock This House Hollywood Fats Band Hollywood Fats Band 1978
They Raided The Joint Helen Humes Mercury Records 1947
Walking The Blues Willie Dixon Checker Records 1955
The Two Little Squirrels (Nuts to You) Louis Jordan Decca Records 1941
Nuts to You The Cats & The Fiddle Bluebird Records 1939
Everybody Eats When They Come to My House Cab Calloway Columbia Records 1948
Texas Hop Pee Wee Crayton Modern Records 1948
Just Give Me A Man Mabel Scott Juke Box Lil Records 1950
Drifting Blues John Mayall Find A Way To Care 2015
Vicious Vodka Harpdog Brown For Love & Money 2019
Lovin’ Machine Wynonie Harris King Records 1951
I’ll drown in my tears Lula Reed King Records 1952
Jumpin’ & Boppin’ With Joy Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne Jumpin’ & Boppin’ 2016
Natural Ball Kid Ramos & Bob Corritore Phoenix Blues Sessions 2012
Way Down Earl Bostic King records 1950
Whatcha Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You Chuck Willis Atlantic Records 1956
Peanut Vendor Alvin ‘Red’ Tyler Ace Records 1961
8:00 AM Tribute to Etta Jones
Osculate Me, Daddy Etta Jones w/ J.C. Heard & His Orchestra Victor Records 1945
Blow Top Blues Etta Jones feat. The Cedar Walton Trio A Soulful Sunday – Live at the Left Bank (1972) 2019
You Better Change Your Ways Buddy Johnson w/Arthur Prysock Decca Records 1949 (Although Etta Jones never recorded with Buddy Johnson, she considered his hiring her to sing with his band her “big break” into the national spotlight.)
Fine Brown Frame Etta Jones w/ Houston Person (tenor) My Buddy: Etta Jones Sings the Songs of Buddy Johnson 1998
Salty Papa Blues Barney Bigard & His Orchestra featuring Etta Jones Black & White Records 1944
Tribute to Lou Rawls
Daniel Saw The Stone The Pilgrim Travelers featuring Lou Rawls Andex Records 1958
Bring It On Home To Me Sam Cooke with Lou Rawls singing backup RCA 1962
(They Call It) Stormy Monday Lou Rawls & Les McCann Ltd Stormy Monday 1962
St. James Infirmary Lou Rawls Black & Blue 1963
Southside Blues – Tobacco Road (Medley) Lou Rawls w/ The Tommy Stroke Quartet Live! 1966