WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Nov. 15, 2020

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, November 15, 2020

Host: John

Original Album or Single & Date

Drivin’ & Jivin’
Tiny Grimes Quintet
Gotham Records 1949

Too Much Boogie
Roomful Of Blues
In A Roomful Of Blues 2020

Trouble, Trouble, Trouble
B.B. King
RPM Records 1959

Cool Rage
Illinois Jacquet & His Orchestra
Mercury Records 1952

Good Rockin’ Tonight
Wynonie Harris w/ Hot Lips Page
King Records 1948

Fine Brown Frame
Nellie Lutcher
Capitol Records 1948

Horace Silver
Horace Silver & The Jazz Messengers 1955

Beans and Corn Bread / Chicky-Mo Craney Crow by Louis Jordan and His  Tympany Five (Single, Jump-Blues): Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song list -  Rate Your Music


Beans & Cornbread
Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1949
Jordan’s 49th entry onto the Billboard R&B Chart,
it peaked at #1 in August of 1949

The Way You Do
Lynwood Slim & The Igor Prado Band
Brazilian Kicks 2010

Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Cleanhead’s Back In Town 1957

Teardrops from My Eyes
Ruth Brown
Atlantic Records 1950

After Hours Session
Frank “Floorshow” Culley & His Band w/ feat Van “Piano Man” Walls
Atlantic Records 1950

I Don’t Want To Be President
Percy Mayfield
Atlantic Records 1974

Straight Eight
Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s
Jump For Joy 2001

Still Got the Blues
Laura Tate
Live from El Paso 2020

James Brown Poster | Poster: Little Willie John, and James Brown & The Flames Rolls Posters ...

8:00 a.m. Feature: A Birthday Tribute to Little Willie John
Born William Edward John in Cullendale, Arkansas on November 15, 1937

All Around The World
Little Willie John
King Records 1955
This was the first recording of the blues classic written by Titus Turner.
The song was Little Willie John’s first release as a solo artist and his first hit,
peaking at #1 on the Billboard R&B Chart in November of 1955.

My Nerves
Little Willie John
King Records 1956
The flip side of “Need Your Love So Bad,” John’s second entry onto the Billboard chart.

Do Something For Me
Doug Sahm
The Last Real Texas Blues Band 1994
Little Willie John’s original peaked at #15 in 1956

Home At Last
James Brown
Thinking About Little Willie John And A Few Nice Things 1968
A minor hit for Little Willie John.
It appeared in the #6 position on the Billboard chart for one week in January of 1956.

It Only Hurts A Little While
Lamont Cranston
Tiger In Your Tank 1988
Little Willie John recorded this one in 1964.
It was one of his last recordings before he was arrested for manslaughter.

Talk to Me, Talk to Me
Catherine Russell
Harlem on My Mind 2016
Little Willie John was the first to record this standard written by John Seneca.
His 1958 version sold more than a million copies.

Ring A Ling
Paul Williams & His Hucklebuckers a w/ Little Willie John
Rama Records 1955
Henry Glover, the president of King Records, signed Little Willie John
to a solo contract after hearing him sing with the Hucklebuckers.

Need Your Love So Bad
Eddie Tigner
Slippin’ In 2009
John’s second single and second hit, peaking at #5 in 1956

Little Willie John
King Records 1956
Little Willie John was the first to record this classic written by Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell (under the pseudonym of John Davenport).
John’s version reached #24 on the Billboard Pop Chart and #1 on the R&B Chart.
It sold more than a million copies and was awarded a gold record.

Little Willie John Resources
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
“Little Willie John Arrested for Murder”

One O’Clock Jump
Count Basie
Count Basie At Newport 1957

Talkin’ Bout You
Ray Charles
A Newport 1958

Black Water Blues
Dinah Washington
Newport Jazz Festival 1958

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

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