WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Jan. 24, 2021

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HERE’S THE WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Honeydripper Pt2
King Curtis And His Orchestra
ATCO Records 1959

Jump With You Baby
Adrianna Marie & her Roomful Of All-Stars
Kingdom Of Swing 2017

That’s The Stuff You Gotta Watch
Buddy & Ella Johnson
Decca Records 1944

Work Song
Oscar Brown Jr.
Sin & Soul …And Then Some 1961

I’m Waiting On Your Call
Johnny Big Stone & the Blues Workers
DOWNBEAT RECORDS PRESENTS… Plays T-Bone Walker 2020

Big Jay Meets The Deacon (Deacon’s Hop)
Bloodest Saxophone w/ Big Jay McNeely
Blow Blow All Night Long 2017

T-Bone Shuffle
T-Bone Walker
Capitol Records 1947

Living The Life I Love
Memphis Slim & His House Rockers w/ Matt “Guitar” Murphy
United Records 1952

1946 Louis Jordan - Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin' (#3 R&B hit) -  YouTube

FEATURE: LOUIS JORDAN – THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 14
Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1946
The song, written for Jordan by Joe Green was his 18th appearance on the
Billboard R&B Chart. “Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin'” was in the
top 5 for 8 weeks, peaking at number 3 in June of 1946

Smack Dab In The Middle
Ella Mae Morse
Capitol Records 1955

Soft
Tiny Bradshaw
King Records 1952

Riding High
Roy Brown & His Mighty, Mighty Men
De Luxe Records 1949

Rain Down Rain
Big Maybelle
Okeh Records 1952

Slow Walk
Sil Austin
Tease! The Beat of Burlesque 1956

I Believe To My Soul
Van Morrison
It’s Too Late To Stop Now 1974

Train Time Blues
Amos Milburn
Aladdin Records 1948

Alcohol Blues
Mitch Kashmar
West Coast Toast 2016

Etta-James-VERY-RARE-Original-Vintage-Concert-Poster-1964

8:00 AM TRIBUTE TO ETTA JAMES
(b) Jamesetta Hawkins
Los Angeles, California on January 25, 1938

Good Rockin’ Daddy
Etta James & The Dreamers
Modern Records 1955
James’s second Top 10 R&B hit. It was on the Billboard charts for three weeks,
peaking at Number 6 in November of 1955.

Work with Me, Annie
Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
Federal Records 1954

The Wallflower (Roll With Me Henry)
Etta James & The Peachers w/ Richard Berry
Modern Records 1955
James’s first single and first number one hit. Although James is listed as a co-writer,
the song was actually written by Johnny Otis in 1954 as a reply to The Midnighters’ risque number one hit “Work with Me, Annie.” Originally released as “Roll With Me Henry,”
the name was changed to “The Wallflower” after complaints that the title was inappropriate for a song sung by a 14-year-old girl.

Something’s Got A Hold On Me
Candye Kane
Whole Lotta Love 2006
The song was a major hit for James. It was on the Billboard R&B charts
for 15 weeks, peaking at Number 4 in March of 1962.

W-O-M-A-N
Etta James w/ Maxwell Davis & His Orchestra
Modern Records 1955
The flipside of “Good Rockin’ Daddy,” “W-O-M-A-N” was written as a reply to Bo Diddley’s “I’m A Man, which, in turn, was a reply to “Hoochie Coochie Man” by Muddy Waters.

Medley: At Last / Trust Me / Sunday Kind Of Love
Etta James & Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Blues In The Night, Vol. 1: The Early Show 1986
From a live performance by James and Vinson At Marla’s Memory Lane Supper Club,
Los Angeles, California. The band included Red Holloway on sax, Jack McDuff on keyboards, Shuggie Otis on guitar, Richard Reid on bass, and Paul Humphrey on drums.

ETTA JAMES RESOURCES
biorgraphy @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

All Night Long
Kenny Burrell Trio
A Night at the Vanguard 1959

What’d I Say Parts I & II
Ray Charles
What’d I Say 1959

Bad Bad Whiskey
Jimmie Vaughan
The Pleasure’s All Mine: The Complete Blues, Ballads and Favorites Sessions 2020

Please Hurry Home
B.B. King
R.P.M. Records 1953

I’m A Bad Bad Girl
Little Esther Phillips
Federal Records 1951

The Seventh Son
Willie Mabon
Chess Records 1955

Rocking At the Philharmonic
Ari Borger & Igor Prado
Lowdown Boogie 2013

Back In The U.S.A.
Chuck Berry
Chess Records 1959

(sign off)

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

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