WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Sunday, July 12

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, July 12, 2020


“Let’s Go Crate Diving”

If you’re a record collector, I bet you’ve gone crate diving. If you haven’t, crate divers dig through the dusty bins at record stores and flea markets in search of hidden treasure. Because of the pandemic, I’m at home more than usual and I’m using some of the time to build up the Route 66 music library. All the songs today are new to the show. Most are from the Cash Box and Billboard R&B Charts, the rest are gems I unearthed while digging through the digital crates. Enjoy!

Original Album or Single & Date

Jackson’s Blues
Don Johnson & His Band featuring Earl Jackson on sax
Specialty Records 1949

A Bird In The Hand
Tomcat Blake w/ Dave Cotton on alto sax
I’ve Been Wondering 1996

Person To Person
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
King Records 1953

Mona (I Need You Baby)
Bo Diddley
Checker 1957

Take Me Back
Linda Hayes w/ the Monroe Tucker Band
Hollywood Records 1953

Story From My Heart & Soul
B.B. King
RPM Records 1952

Good Rockin’ Man
Roy Brown
De Luxe Records 1951

Candy Store Blues
Toni Harper
Columbia Records 1950

Lady Be Good
Joe Carrol & Dizzy Gillespie
Dee Gee Records 1951

Don’t Put Me Down
Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
Specialty Records 1949

Deceiving Blues
Little Esther & Mel Walker w/ the Johnny Otis Orchestra
Savoy Records 1950

Driftin’ Blues
Chuck Berry
Rockin’ at the Hops 1960

Friendless Blues
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers featuring Charles Brown
Exclusive Records 1948

Back Breaking Blues
Big Joe Turner
Aladdin Records 1947

Forty Cups Of Coffee
Danny Overbea
Checker Records 1953

Todd Rhodes Orchestra w/ LaVern Baker
King Records 1952

Slippin’ & Slidin’ (Peepin’ & Hidin’)
Little Richard w/ Lee Allen on tenor sax
Specialty Records 1956

Hoppin’ With Hunter
Big Jay McNeely
Exclusive Records 1949


Midnight At The Barrel House
Johnny Otis Orchestra featuring Peter “Guitar” Lewis
Excelsior Records 1947

I Don’t Want Your Money Honey
“Frantic” Fay Thomas
Exclusive Records 1949

The Griffin Brothers
Dot Records 1951

Open The Door, Richard
Count Basie & His Orchestra with vocals by Harry “Sweets” Edison,
Bill Johnson, & the band
RCA Victor 1947

Jazz At The Philharmonic
Jazz At The Philharmonic Number 9 1949

The Huckle-Buck
Roy Milton
Specialty Records 1949

He Knows How to Hucklebuck
Paul Williams & His Hucklebuckers w/ Joan Shaw on vocals
Savoy Records 1948

It Must Be You
Annie Laurie
Deluxe Records 1957

Meet Me at No Special Place (And I’ll Be There at No Particular Time)
Nat King Cole
Capitol Records 1947

Buddy’s Boogie
Buddy Johnson
Mercury Records 1957

Black Night
Bobby “Blue” Bland
Duke Records 1965

My Playful Baby’s Gone
Wynonie Harris w/ The Todd Rhodes Orchestra
King Records 1952

Chains of Love
Pinetop Perkins w/ Ruth Brown
Ladies Man 2004

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

Crate Diving Resources
Cash Box Regional R&B Charts
Cash Box magazine Online Archive
Book: Joel Whitburn Presents Top R&B Singles 1942 – 1999 from Billboard magazine

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