WRFG Route 66 Playlist an Podcast for August 16, 2020

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, August 16, 2020


Percy Mayfield
August 12, 1920
Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana

Original Album or Single & Date

Big Jay McNeely
Federal Records 1953

Too Much Monkey Business
Chuck Berry
After School Session 1957

Elevator Boogie
Mabel Scott w/ Charles Brown
Exclusive Records 1948

Love Don’t Love Nobody
Kid Ramos
West Coast House Party 2000

I Can’t Wait
Roomful Of Blues
In A Roomful Of Blues 2020

You Ain’t Got It No More
Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends
Capitol Records 1949

Run Joe
Louis Jordan w/ The Calypso Boys
Decca Records 1947

Careful Love
Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
Specialty Records 1949

Swingin’ The Blues
Four Charms
Flatland Boogie 2000

Tomorrow May Never Come
Anthony Geraci & Dennis Brennan
Daydreams In Blues 2020

Wee Baby Blues
Big Joe Turner
The Boss of the Blues 1957

Baby You Don’t Know
Roy Milton & His Band
Specialty Records 1953

I’ll Send You
Goree Carter, His Guitar, & His Hepcats
Freedom Records 1949

Blow Illinois Blow Illinois
Jacquet & His All Stars
Aladdin Records 1947

She Winked Her Eye
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Peacock Records 1951

What’s He Building?
Tom Waits
Mule Variations 1999

8:00 a.m. Tribute to Percy Mayfield “The Poet of the Blues”

Leary Blues
Monroe Tucker & His Orchestra w/ Percy Mayfield
Superior Records 1947
Mayfield’s first recording

Please Send Me Someone To Love
Ruth Brown
Black Is Brown & Brown Is Beautiful 1969
Mayfield’s first and biggest hit, it spent 27 weeks on the
Billboard R&B charts, peaking at number one.

Strange Things Happening
Guitar Slim
ATCO Records Late 1950s (previously unreleased)
The song first appeared as the flip side of Mayfield’s
“Please Send Me Someone to Love.”
It was a major jukebox hit in it’s own right.

The Big Question
Percy Mayfield
Specialty Records 1953
Starting with “…Someone to Love,”
Mayfield had six hits in a row on the Billboard charts.
“The Big Question” was the last of those hits,
peaking at number 6 in 1953.

Lost Mind
The New Orleans C.A.C. Jazz Orchestra w/Johnny Adams
Mood Indigo 1996

Hit The Road Jack
Ray Charles
Live TV Concert (???) 1981
Ray Charles’s was the first artist to record “Hit the Road Jack.”
It became Charles’s sixth number one hit.
His version won the Grammy award for
Best Rhythm and Blues Recording in 1961.

Never No More
Frank Bey
All My Dues Are Paid 2020

River’s Invitation
Shemekia Copeland
Never Going Back 2009

Lost Love (Baby, Please)
Percy Mayfield
Specialty Records 1951
Mayfield’s follow-up to “…Someone to Love,”
his version peaked at number 2 on the Billboard charts.

The Danger Zone
Diane Schuur
Running On Faith 2020

To Live In The Past
Percy Mayfield
RCA Victor 1970

Percy Mayfield Resources
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @discogs.com
Bio & Discog @ allmusic.com
“Hit The Road Jack” @ wikipedia.org
“Please Send Me Someone to Love” @ wikipedia.org

Strawberry Jam
Jimmy Nolen
Federal Records 1956

Diddley Daddy
Bo Diddley
Chess Records 1955

(sign off)

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

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