WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Dec. 6, 2020

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, December 6, 2020
Original Album or Single & Date

S.K. Groove
Saunders King
Rhythm Records 1942

You Don’t Know What You’re Doin’
Duke Robillard & Friends w/ Chris Cote
Blues Bash 2020

Sam’s Blues
Sam Taylor & His All Star Jazz
Tease! The Beat of Burlesque 1956

Christmas Spirit
Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends
Capitol Americana Records 1947

I Ain’t Gonna Let You In
Annie Laurie & Paul Gayten & His Orchestra
Regal Records 1949

Bottle It Up & Go
Big John Greer w/ Mickey Baker
Groove Records 1954

Shake Baby Shake
(Champion) Jack Dupree
Red Robin Records 1953

DD Rider
Sax Gordon
Have Horn Will Travel 1998

Boogie Woogie Blue Plate Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1947
Jordan’s 31st entry on Billboard R&B chart, Boogie Woogie Blue Plate was
in the top five for 25 weeks and spend 14 weeks at number one.

Slim Gaillard
Mish Mash 1953

Mad Lad
Sir Charles & HIs All Stars
Apollo Records 1947

Wynonie “Mr. Blues” Harris & the Johnny Otis All Stars
Philo Records 1945

Bad, Bad Whiskey
King Curtis
Sings The Blues 1961

Juice Head Baby
Dave Specter w/ Lynwood Slim & Jack McDuff
Left Turn On Blue 1996

Christmas Date Boogie
Big Joe Turner
Down Beat Records 1948

Shake A Hand
Igor Prado Band
Record in MONO at Studio 8 (SP/Brazil) 2007

Music Memorabilia:Posters, Little Richard Meadow Acres Ballroom Concert Poster (1957). Very

(b) Richard Wayne Penniman in Macon, GA on December 5, 1933
After being “discovered” by Sister Rosetta Tharp, Little Richard performed in medicine

and drag shows before moving to gospel and R&G around 1950.
Today’s tribute focuses on how four songs became Little Richard songs.

Tutti Frutti
Little Richard
Specialty Records 1955
“Tutti Fruitti” is the song that made Little Richard famous. The story goes that he banged out the original version in all its X-rated glory during a break at a recording session in 1955. The session wasn’t going well and Richard apparently too out his frustrations on the 88. Art Rupe, the president of Specialty Records, liked what he heard and called in songwriter Dorothy LaBostrie to clean up the lyrics.

I Got The Blues For You
Al Collins & His Orchestra
Ace Records 1955

Slippin’ & Slidin’ (Peepin’ & Hidin’)
Little Richard w/ Lee Allen (sax)
Specialty Records 1956
“Slippin’ & Slidin'” evolved from “I Got The Blues For You,” a song written and
recorded by Al Collins in 1955.
In early 1956, R&B singer Eddie Bo rewrote the song and released it as “I’m Wise.”
Later that year, LR got his hands on it, changed a few words, and turned it into
a rock’n’roll classic.
The songwriting credits for Little Richard’s version go to Richard Penniman, Al Collins, Eddie Bo, and James Smith.

Johnny Johnny
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers w/ Mari Jones
Modern Records 1952
Little Richard changed “Johnny Johnny” to “Jenny Jenny” and a hit was born.

Keep A Knockin’ An You Can’t Get In
James ”Boodle It” Wiggins
Paramount Records 1928

Keep A Knockin’
Little Richard
Specialty Records 1957
“Keep a Knockin'” was probably written in the 1920s. Sources disagree on the author. It was first recorded by James Wiggins for Paramont Records in 1928.
The first minute of Wiggins’s version is included in this program.
There are numerous other versions including one by Louis Jordan in 1939.
LR’s 1957 version reached #2 on the Billboard R&B chart and #8 on the Pop chart.

biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com

B.B. King
Spotlight On Lucille 1991

Loving You (Is All I Need)
Lowell Fulson
Checker Records 1955

This Time of Year
Etta James
12 Songs of Christmas 1998

Don’t Jive Me Baby
Nick Curran & The Nitelifes
Nitelife Boogie 2001

The Coach’s Better Days
James Cotton
Cotton In Your Ears 1968

Calling All Fools
Frank Bey
All My Dues Are Paid 2020

Why Don’t You Eat Where You Slept Last Night
ZuZu Bollin
Torch Records 1952

The Train Kept A-Rollin’
Tiny Bradshaw
Coral Records 1956

Wild Wild Young Men
Ruth Brown
Atlantic Records 1953

West Side Baby
Dinah Washington
Mercury Records 1948

In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down
Lou Rawls & Les McCann Ltd
Stormy Monday 1962

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

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