WRFG RT66 Playlist and Podcast for May 31, 2020

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Here’s Your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for May 31, 2020


T-Bone Waker
b. Aaron Thibeaux Walker
Linden, Texas
May 28, 1910

Original Album or Single & Date

Let The Rock Roll
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
Go, Just Do It! 2020

Baby I’m Gone
Roy Milton
Rock’N’ Roll Versus Rhythm & Blues 1956

Oh Yeah
Chuck Higgins
Rock’N’ Roll Versus Rhythm & Blues 1956

My Baby
Nappy Brown & the Teacho Wiltshire Orchestra
Savoy Records 1955

We’re Gonna Rock This Joint
Four Charms
Flatland Boogie 2000

The Honeydripper
Big Al Blake & The Hollywood Fats Band
Mr Blake’s Blues 1997

Harlem Nocturne
The Viscounts
Madison Records 1959

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

The Danger Zone
Diane Schuur
Running On Faith 2020

The Seventh Son
Willie Mason
Chess Records 1955

The Smoke From Your Cigarette
The Mellows featuring Lillian Leach
Jay-Dee Records 1955

Destination Moon
Illinois Jacquet
Illinois Jacquet & His Tenor Sax 1953

Wild Man On The Loose
John Hammond w/ Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Trouble No More 1994

Sticks & Stones
Ray Charles
ABC Paramount Records 1960

Yes I Know
Annisteen Allen
King Records 1953

Boogie Woogie’s Mother-In-Law
Buddy Johnson
Decca Records 1941

Hamp’s Boogie Woogie
Maceo Parker
Mo’ Roots 1991

8:00 a.m. Tribute to T-Bone Walker

Low Down Dirty Shame
T-Bone Walker & The Marl Young Orchestra
Rhumbaboogie Records 1944
This was one of the very first records Walker released under his own name. Low Down Dirty Shame was recorded live at Chicago’s Rhumboogie Club in 1944

Wichita Falls Blues
Oak Cliff T-Bone
Columbia Records 1929
Walker was born Aaron Thibeaux Walker in Linden, Texas on May 28, 1910. His parents were both musicians and his step-father Marco Washington taught him to play several instruments inclding piano and guitar. Often performing with Blind Lemmon Jefferson under the name Oak Cliff T-Bone, Walker started his career in Dallas in the 1920s. Wichita Falls Blues was his first record.

T-Bone Blues
Les Hite & His Orchestra
Bluebird Records 1940
Walker spent most of the 1930s singing with various regional orchestras. In 1940 he was the featured vocalist with Les Hite and His Orchestra. Here he is singing his own T-Bone Blues. Walker never played guitar with Hite. The steel guitar is played by Frank Palsey.

T-Bone Shuffle
T-Bone Walker
Capitol Records 1947

Tell Me What’s The Reason
The Knickerbocker All-Stars
Texas Rhody Blues 2016

I’m Still in Love with You
Jimmie Vaughan
Baby, Please Come Home 2019

I’ve Been Treated Wrong
Jimmy Witherspoon w/ T-Bone Walker & Clifford Scott
Evenin’ Blues 1964

Wait a Minute Baby
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson w/ T-Bone Walker & Jay McShann
Kidney Stew Is Fine 1969

Call Me When You Need Me
Shakey Jake Harris & T-Bone Walker
American Folk and Blues Festival 1964

Blues Ain’t Nothin’ But A Woman
Helen Humes w/ T-Bone Walker
American Folk & Blues Festival 1964
Walker was the master of ceremonies and a featured performer on the American Folk and Blues Festival tours of Europe in the 1960s. These recording are from a German TV program recorded during the tour in 1964.

Crazy, Crazy Baby
Doug Sahm
The Last Real Texas Blues Band 1994

T-Bone Walker
Good Feelin´ 1970
Good Feelin’ was Walker’s comeback album. He recording the album in Paris in November of 1968. It was released by Polydor Records in 1970 and won the Grammy for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording in 1971.

Stormy Monday
Johnny Rawls
Live in Europe 2020
Stormy Monday is Walker’s most enduring song. This new rendition by Johnny Rawls is a nice bridge between the jump blues era and contemporary southern Soul.

T-Bone Walker Resources
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Bio & Discography @ allmusic.com

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