WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Jan. 31, 2021

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for January 31, 2021

Original Album or Single & Date

Shuffle Bass Boogie
Charles Mingus Sextetette
Excelsior Records 1946

Hop, Skip & Jump
Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
Specialty Records 1948

Mr. Five By Five
Freddie Slack & His Orchestra with Ella Mae Morse
Capitol Records 1942

I’ll Take The Fifth
Doug James & Sax Gordon
Swing Jump Jive 2006

Rudy’s Rock
Bill Haley & His Comets w/ Rudy Pompilli
Decca Records 1956

I’m Waiting For Your Call
T-Bone Walker
Black & White Records 1948

Telephone Is Ringing
Pee Wee Crayton
Vee Jay Records 1956

Don’t Do It
Steve Lucky
Smack Dab In The Middle 1992

Don’t Leave Me This Way
Fats Domino
Imperial Records 1953

Don’t Worry ’bout That Mule
Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1945
Written by Charlie Stewart, Duke Groaner, Wild Bill Davis, and Fleecie Moore,
“Don’t Worry About That Mule” was on the Billboard R&B chart for 11 weeks
and peaked at number one in January of 1946.
Like many of Jordan’s compositions from the mid-1940s, Jordan gave a writing credit to his then wife, Fleecie Moore as part of an unsuccessful tax-dodge.

Minnie the Moocher
Cab Calloway
The Blues Brothers 1980

The Ballad Of Smokey Joe
Phil Alvin w/ Sun Ra & His Arkestra
Un “Sung Stories” 1986

Party Party
William Clarke
Tip of the Top 2000

Feelin’ Happy
Joe Turner & His Orchestra w/ Mickey Baker
Freedom Records 1950

Black Night
Bobby “Blue” Bland
Duke Records 1965

You’re In For A Big Surprise
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne w/ Diane Schuur
Go, Just Do It! 2020

Resolution Blues
Chris Corcoran Band
Coolerator 2020

8:00 A.M. Feature: A Birthday Tribute to Ruth Brown
(b) Ruth Alston Brown in Portsmouth, Virginia on January 12, 1928.
Brown began singing in the church was the choir director, but soon moved to performing songs by Billie Holiday and others at the local U.S.O. Club.
When she was 18, she married trumpeter Jimmy Brown and hit the road. After spending a month with Lucky Millander’s orchestra, she got a gig at a club in Washington, D.C. that led to an offer to audition for Atlantic Records.

Teardrops From My Eyes
Ruth Brown w/ The Paul Williams Orchestra
Show Time at The Apollo (TV Show) 1954
“Teardrops” was Brown’s second hit record and her first number one, holding the top slot on the Billboard R&B Chart for 11 weeks in the fall of 1950.

So Long
Ruth Brown & The Eddie Condon’s NBC Television Orchestra
Atlantic Records 1949
Her first hit record, “So Long” peaked at number four on the Billboard R&B Chart.

I Don’t Know
Janiva Magness
Blues Ain’t Pretty 2001
The song was a number five hit for Brown in 1958.

Book Of Lies
Bettye LaVette
Blackbirds 2020
Brown recorded “Lies” in 1958 for her Miss Rhythm” Lp.

I Want To Do More
Rosie Flores
Simple Case of the Blues 2019
“Do More” was Brown’s 17th appearance on the R&B chart, peaking at
number three in December of 1955.

5-10-15 Hours
Blue Harlem w/ Imelda May
Talk to Me 2005
“Hours” was Brown’s second number one hit.

Be Anything (But Be Mine)
Ruth Brown
Atlantic Records 1952
The ballad was the flip side of “5-10-15 Hours.”

Black Coffee
Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, & Ruth Brown
The Big Band Sound of Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Featuring Miss Ruth Brown 1968

biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Women In Rock Project

I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
Ray Charles w/ Count Basie Orchestra
Genius + Soul = Jazz 1961

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

Gate Walks To Board
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Alright Again 1981

Cement Mixer (Put-ti Put-ti)
Slim Gaillard Trio
Cadet Records 1946
Bulee “Slim” Gaillard may or may not have been born in Cuba on January 9, 1911. “Cement Mixer” was one of two major hits scored by the guitarist, songwriter, singer, pianist, saxophonist, and master of “jive talk;” the other was “Flat Foot Floogie (With a Floi Floi).” His biography is extremely colorful and well worth the read. One jazz writer asked “if Slim Gaillard had no existed, could anyone really have invented him?”
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com

Oh Babe!
Wynonie Harris w/ Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra
King Records 1950

What I Put You Through
Sugar Ray & The Bluetones with Little Charlie Baty
Too Far From The Bar 2020

Take It Like A Man
Roomful of Blues
Roomful of Blues 1977

(sign off)

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

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