WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Feb. 7, 2021

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for February 7, 2021

Pachuko Hop
Chuck Higgins & His Mellotones w/ John Watson (Johnny Guitar Watson)
Combo Records 1952

Atlanta Boogie
Tommy Brown
Regent Records 1949

You Got To Have What It Takes
Betty Hall Jones
Capitol Records 1949

Paradise Squat
Count Basie
Mercury Records 1952

One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show
Big Maybelle
Okeh Records 1955

Little Richard
Little Richard 1958

38th Street Blues
B.B. King
Spotlight On Lucille 1991

You’re Driving Me Crazy
Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco
You’re Driving Me Crazy 2018

Early In The Morning
Louis Jordan & His Timpany Five
Decca Records 1947
Jordan’s 32nd entry onto the Billboard R&B Chart, “Early in the Morning” was on the charts for 11 weeks, peaking at number three in November of 1947. In 1447 Billboard only reported the five most played R&B songs on jukeboxes across the United States. Credited to Jordan, Tympany Five bassist Dallas Bartley, and Leo Hickman, Early in the Morning was one of the first R&B songs to feature Afro-Cuban rhythms and percussion.

Nite Life Boogie
Jimmy Liggins & His Drops Of Joy
Specialty Records 1947

Seven Long Days (Charles Brown)
Janiva Magness
My Bad Luck Soul 1999

Don’t Fool With My Heart
Charles Brown & His Band
Aladdin Records 1951

Wee Baby Blues
Lynwood Slim
Last Call 2006

Wine, Wine, Wine
Floyd Dixon
Aladdin Records 1952

Flip Flop And Fly
Downchild Blues Band
Downchild 50th Anniversary CD – Live @ The Toronto Jazz Festival 2020

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Born Curtis Montgomery to a single mother in Fort Worth, Texas on February 7, 1934, his name was changed to Curtis Ousley after he and sister were adopted. During high school, he studied music and played with his classmate, Ornette Coleman. After a stint with Lionel Hampton’s orchestra, Curtis became a session musician in New York. From the late 1940s to his tragic murder in 1971, Curtis played with dozens of the biggest names in music including Buddy Holly and Aretha Franklin.

Tenor In The Sky
King Curtis
Gem Records 1953
After one unsuccessful single with Melvin Daniels on Monarch Records,
this song launched Curtis’s solo recording career in 1953.

Honey, Hush
Big Joe Turner w/ King Curtis & Mickey Baker
Atlantic Records 1953

Rib Joint
Sammy Price, Mickey Baker, & King Curtis
Rib Joint 1956

This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin’
Ruth Brown w/ Mickey Baker & King Curtis
Atlantic Records 1958

Castle Rock
King Curtis & His Orchestra
ATCO Records 1959

Shake It
Sunnyland Slim w/King Curtis
Slim’s Shout 1960

Ain’t Nobody’s Business
King Curtis
Sings the Blues 1961

Juice & More Juice
Lionel Hampton w/ King Curtis
The Many Sides of Hamp 1961
Curtis toured with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra during the 1940s,
but is not listed on any of their recording sessions from that era.

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

Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop, Pt. 1
Wynonie Harris w/ The Hamptone All-Stars
Hamp-Tone Records 1946

Hit That Jive, Jack
King Cole Trio
Decca Records 1941

That’s How You Got Killed Before
Dave Bartholomew
Imperial Records 1949

Hittin’ On Me
Buddy & Ella Johnson
Mercury Records 1953

If You Love Me Baby
Cristiano Ferreira
The Teacher’s Rules 2017

What Can I Do Duke
Robillard & Friends w/ Chris Cote
Blues Bash 2020

New Coat of Paint
Ana Popovic
Trilogy 2016

Route 66
Eddie Tigner
Route 66 2001

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

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