WRFG RT66 Playlist for Sunday, June 7, 2020

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Here’s Your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, June 7, 2020


Fats Waller
(B) Thomas Wright Waller
New York, New York
May 21, 1904

Original Album or First Single & Date

Tuxedo Boogie
Albert Ammons
Mercury Records 1948

Bumpin’ Down The Highway
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
Go, Just Do It! 2020

Pee Wee Crayton
Aladdin Records 1951

I Idolize You
Marcia Ball, Lou Ann Barton & Angela Strehli
Dreams Come True 1990

Little Red Rooster
Margie Day w/ The Griffin Brothers Orchestra
Dot Records 1951

She Gotta Have It
The Jimmys
Gotta Have It 2019

The Things That I Used to Do
Guitar Slim
Specialty Records 1954

Groovin’ With Grimes
Tiny Grimes
Savoy Records 1944

Reelin’ & Rockin’
Chuck Berry
One Dozen Berrys 1958

Hootie Blues
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
American Music Texas Style 1999

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

Baby Get Lost
Donna Greene & The Roadhouse Daddies
A Girl’s Gotta Have A Little Pleasure 2008

A La Carte
Roland Kirk
Triple Threat 1956

I’ve Got a Little Boy
Ann Cole
Baton Records 1957

Adam’s Rib
Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums
Some Like It Hot! 1998

The Stuff You Gotta Watch
Magic Dick & Jay Geils
Bluestime 1994

8:00 A.M. Tribute to Fats Waller

“Fat” Waller was born Thomas Wright Waller in New York, New York on May 21, 1904.
At age 6, he started taking piano lessons from his mother, Adeline Locket Waller, then graduated to playing organ in the church where his father, the Reverend Edward Martin, was the pastor. At 15, he dropped out of DeWitt Clinton High School and became the organist at the Lincoln Theater in Harlem. The theater paid him $32.00 a week. That’s more than $470.00 a week today.

Fats Waller wrote or co-wrote about 400 songs and recorded scores of songs by other artists. He also wrote for Broadway and performed in movies, but for today’s exercise the focus is on his work that helped lay the groundwork for jump blues, early rock’n’roll, and modern jazz piano.

Squeeze Me
Dinah Washington
Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller 1957
Waller started composing while still in his teens
and published his first song, “Squeeze Me” in 1924.

Muscle Shoals Blues
Fats Waller
Okeh Records 1922
Waller’ first record, backed by “Birmingham Blues”

Your Feet’s Too Big
The Original Blues Brothers Band
The Last Shade Of Blue Before Black 2017

You’re Not the Only Oyster in the Stew
Catherine Russell
Alone Together 2019

The Reefer Song
Fats Waller
Jolly Roger Records 1943
Waller changed the name of Stuff Smith’s “If You’re A Viper” for this rendition released shortly before his death in 1943.

According to “Reefer Madness: A History of Marijuana” by Larry Sloman, Waller’s version was a little jab at Harry J. Anslinger, the first head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics.

All That Meat And No Potatoes
Louis Armstrong
Satch Plays Fats 1955

Ain’t Misbehavin’ (I’m Savin’ My Love For You)
Billie Holiday w/ Tony Scott and his Orchestra
Stay With Me 1955

(Do You Intend To Put An End To) A Sweet Beginning
Fats Waller
Victor Records 1935
You may recall this song from the closing credits of “Betty Page Reveals All,” the 2013 biopic about the life of the 1950s pinup model and cult icon.

All Blues
Diane Schuur
Running On Faith 2020
Composed by Miles Davis, born Miles Dewey Davis IIII in Alton, Illinois on May 26, 1926.

Early in The Morning B.B. King
The Blues 1960

I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
Ray Charles w/ Count Basie Orchestra
Genius + Soul = Jazz 1961

Kidney Stew
Hollywood Fats Band w/ Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Live recording released on Larger Than Life in 2006

Aggrivatin’ Papa
Lil Green & Her Orchestra
RCA Victor 1947

Ain’t Nothing You Can Do
Bobby “Blue” Bland
Ain’t Nothing You Can Do 1964

(sign off)

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

Fats Waller Resources
Biography @ Wikipedia.Com
Discography @ Discogs.Com
Biography & Discography @ AllMusic.Com
Biography @ Britanica.Com

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