Playlist and Podcast for May 10, 2020

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Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for May 10, 2020

Host: John
In Memorial: Little Richard

Richard Wayne Penniman
December 5, 1932 – May 9, 2020

Original Album or Single & Date

Just Chips
Gene Ammons
United Records 1953

7:05 AM New Release Sunday

Too Much Boogie
Roomful Of Blues
In A Roomful Of Blues 2020

Everybody Looks Good at the Starting Line
Diane Schuur
Running On Faith 2020

Down at the Barrelhouse
Bruce Katz
Solo Ride 2019

Calling All Fools
Frank Bey
All My Dues Are Paid 2020

Over the Hill
Thorbjørn Risager & the Black Tornado
Come On In 2020

I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Dr. John & the WDR Big Band
Big Band Voodoo 2019

Grim Reaper
The Jimmys
Gotta Have It 2019

Never No More
Frank Bey
All My Dues Are Paid 2020

Walking On a Tightrope
Diane Schuur
Running On Faith 2020

She’s Too Much
Roomful Of Blues
In A Roomful Of Blues 2020

Going Back to New Orleans
Dr. John & the WDR Big Band
Big Band Voodoo Blues

It Hurts Me Too
Bruce Katz
Solo Ride 2019

8:00 a.m. Tribute to Little Richard

Tutti Frutti
Little Richard
Here’s Little Richard 1957
Tutti Fruitti is the song that broke Little Richard into the big time. It was an instant hit and reached number two on the Billboard R&B Chart.

Strange Things Happen Everyday
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Decca Records 1944

Ain’t That Good News
Duces of Rhythm & Tempo Toppers, lead Little Richard
Peacock Records 1953
Like many southern musicians of his generation, Little Richard’s music came from the church. He was discovered by Sister Rosetta Tharpe in 1947 when she heard him singing her songs before a concert in Macon. Sister Rosetta invited him on stage to open the show, then paid him at the end of the evening. Little Richard later said that experience inspired him to become a professional musician.

Rocket 88
Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats
Chess Records 1951
Little Richard said he took up the piano after hearing Ike Turner playing it on Rock 88.

Hey Little Girl
Billy Wright
Savoy Records 1951
Billy Wright was one of the few openly gay musicians of his generation. Wright mentored Little Richard, who reportedly performed at “underground” drag shows in the early 1950s. Richard said Wright’s showmanship was the inspiration for his flamboyant stage persona.

Good Golly, Miss Molly
Little Richard
Little Richard (Lp) 1958

Keep a Knockin’
Chuck Willis
Okeh Records 1954 (unreleased)

Little Richard’s friendship with legendary disc jockey Allan Freed led to singing roles in several early rock’n’roll movies including “The Girl Can’t Help It” in 1956.

Rip It Up
Chuck Berry
New Juke Box Hits 1961

Directly From My Heart To You
Mothers of Invention
Weasels Ripped My Flesh 1970
Little Richard wrote Directly From My Heart To You. Don “Sugarcane” Harris, the singer and electric violin player on the Mother’s version, played on the original session with the Johnny Otis Band in 1956.

Money Is
Quincy Jones w/ Little Richard
Dollar$ Soundtrack 1972

Long Tall Sally
Little Richard
Specialty Records 1956

Good News
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
Good News 2014

The Boys Are Back In Town
Laura Tate
Let’s Just Be Real 2017

It’s Better To Be By Yourself
Nat King Cole Trio
Capitol Records 1946

The House Near The Railroad Tracks
Tommy Brown
Regent Records 1949

The Storm
Little Esther Phillips
Federal Records 1952

(sign off)

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

Little Richard Resources
Biography @ Wikipedia.Com
Biography & Discography @ AllMusic.Com
Discography @ Discogs.Com
A Brief History of Little Richard Grappling With His Sexuality & Religion @ Billboard.Com

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