WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for July 26, 2020

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, July 26, 2020


Roy Milton
(b) Roy Bunny Milton
Wynnewood, Oklahoma
July 31, 1907

Original Album or Single & Date

Loch Lomond
Tiny “Mac” Grimes & the Rocking Highlanders w/ Red Prysock
Gotham Records 1947

I Want You To Be My Baby
Annie Ross w / Tony Crombie & his Orchestra
Decca Records 1955

Tutti Frutti Booty
Anthony Geraci & Dennis Brennan
Daysreams In Blues 2020

Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’
Shirley Horn w/ Wynton Marsalis
You Won’t Forget Me 1990

That’s All Right
Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
RCA Victor 1946

You’ve Been an Angel
B.B. King
Kent Records 1958

Call Operator 210
Johnny Otis & His Orchestra featuring Mel Walker
Savoy Records 1952

Dragnet Blues
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers w/ Frank Ervin (vocals)
Modern Records 1953

Ray Charles w/ Count Basie Orchestra
Genius + Soul = Jazz 1961

All Of Me
Big Maybelle
Savoy Records 1957

Cuttin’ In
Sean Costello
Cuttin’ In 2000

I Left A Good Deal In Mobile
Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
Exclusive Records 1945

Walking On a Tightrope
Diane Schuur
Running On Faith 2020

Grandma Plays the Numbers
Wynonie Harris
King Records 1949

Sneaky Pete
Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats
King Records 1948

8:00 a.m. Tribute to Roy Milton

R.M. Blues
Roy Milton
Juke Box Records 1945
(Milton’s first hit: #2 on Billboard’s Harlem Hit Parade & #20 on the Pop Chart)

Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket
King Perry
Excelsior/United Artists 1947
(Original recording by King Perry. RM’s version peaked at #8 in 1948)

You Don’t Love Me
Camille Howard with the Roy Milton Unit
Specialty Records 1948
(Camille Howard was the pianist and a featured singer with the Solid Senders. She had four hit records of her own. This one topped out at #12 on the R&B Chart.)

Everything I Do Is Wrong
Roy Milton & his Solid Senders
Specialty Records 1948
(A Milton original. It made it all the way to #8)

Oh Babe
Louis Prima & Keely Smith
Robin Hood Records 1950
(Louis wrote the song and scored the first hit, Milton’s version peaked at #5 in 1951)

Information Blues
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
One More Mile 1983
(A #2 hit for R.M. in 1950. He wrote it, too)

Answer to RM Blues
Effie Smith with Jimmie Grissom & the Blenders with Roy Milton
Miltone Records 1947
(An early recording for Smith, who scored two minor R&B hits in the mid-1960s)

Frank Bull’s Boogie
Jimmie Grissom & The Blenders Miltone Records 1946
(Another early recording on Milton’s Miltone label.
Grissom scored a hit with “Once There Lived a Fool” in 1951)

What Can I Do
Mitch Woods
Blues Beyond Borders (Live In Istanbul) 2012
(An R.M. original from 1955)

Baby You Don’t Know
Duke Robillard
Stomp! The Blues Tonight 2009
(Another Milton tune, this one from 1953)

Hop, Skip & Jump
Anita Tucker
Capitol Records 1956
(Milton’s version bounced to #3 in 1948)

The Numbers Blues
Tomcat Blake w/ Dave Cotten (alto sax)
I’ve Been Wondering 1996
(The flip side of Milton’s “It’s Later than You Think” in 1951)

Good For Nothin’ Man
Mickey Champion w/ The Roy Milton Band
RPM Records 1950
(Champion was Roy Milton’s wife and a solid singer in her own right.)

You Got Me Reelin’ & Rockin’
Sugar Ray’s Flying Fortress
Jump, Jive & Swing 1999
(This Milton composition was originally released on Dootone Records in 1955)

Best Wishes
Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
Specialty Records 1951
(One of Milton’s last hit records, it peaked at #2 on the Billboard R&B Charts)

(sign off)

Tag (You’re It) Little Charlie & The Nightcats Nine Lives 2006

Roy Milton Resources
Biography @ Wikipedia
Discography @ Discogs
Bio & Discography @ AllMusic
The Miltone Records Story

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