WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Feb. 21, 2021

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The WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, February 21, 2021

Original Album or Single & Date

Red, Hot & Blue
Roomful of Blues
Roomful of Blues 1977

She Just Won’t Sell No More
Wynonie Harris
King Records 1949

House Party
Junior Watson w/ Baron Shul
If I had a Genie 2002

Mary Is Fine
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown w/ Jack McVee (sax)
Peacock Records 1949

Swinging G String
Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue
The Instrumental Sounds Of… 2020

That’s Your Last Boogie
Joe Swift with Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
Exclusive Records 1948

This Little Love of Mine
The Love Light Orchestra w/ John Németh
The Love Light Orchestra Live 2017

Who’s Got The Key
Sam Butera
Groove Records 1954

The Further Adventures of Nick Danger Third Eye (excerpt)
The Firesign Theater
How Can You Be Two Places At Once When You’re Not Anywhere At All 1969


Five Guys Named Moe
Louis Jordan & the Timpany Five
Decca Records 1942
“Moe” was Jordan’s fourth entry on the Billboard R&B charts, the song was on the charts for 10 weeks, peaking at number three in September of 1943.

Jumpin’ The Blues
Eddie Vinson & Jay McShann
Jumpin’ The Blues 1969

I Put A Spell On You
Kandace Springs
The Women Who Raised Me 2020

Don’t Deny Me
John Mayall
Talk About That 2017

Hole In The Wall
Albennie Jones with Sam Price & His Rockin’ Rhythm
Decca Records 1949

The “Beak” Speaks
Bill Haley & His Comets
Decca Records 1958

Every Day I Have The Blues
James Brown
Soul On Top 1968

William Ballard “Bill” Doggett was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on
February 16, 1926. During the 1930s and early 1940s, Doggett worked for Lucky Millinder, Frank Fairfax, and arranger Jimmy Mundy. In 1942, he was hired as the Ink Spots’ pianist and arranger.Doggett worked for many of the biggest names in jazz and jump before embarking on a successful solo career in the 1950s.

Honky Tonk, Part 1
Bill Doggett
King Records 1956
Written by Billy Butler, Bill Doggett, Clifford Scott, and Shep Shepherd, “Honky Tonk”
was number two on the Billboard R&B Chart for three weeks in 1956. The record
featured Billy Butler on guitar and Clifford Scott on sax.

Big Fat Mama
Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra
Decca Records 1941

Trouble In Mind
Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra with Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Decca Records 1941
Doggett’s earliest recordings were with Lucky Millinder. “Big Fat Mama” and “Trouble in Mind” are both sides of the first record listing his name.

Bottom’s Up
Illinois Jacquet & His All Stars w/ Bill Doggett (William Doggett)
Apollo Records 1945

Unlucky Woman
Helen Humes w/ The Bill Doggett Octet
Philo Records 1945

Minor Romp
Emmett Berry’s Hot Six w/ Bill Doggett
Savoy Records 1946

I’ll Never Be Free
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan w/ The Tympany Five
Decca Records 1950
Doggett played organ and/or piano on many of Jordan’s records
during the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Early Bird
Bill Doggett
King Records 1953
“Early Bird” was Doggett’s first record as a solo artist.

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

But I Was Cool
Oscar Brown Jr.
Sin & Soul …And Then Some 1961

I Need a Man
Laura Tate
Live from El Paso 2020

Jumpin’ Tonight (aka Midnight Rockin’)
Big Joe Turner
Imperial Records 1950

I’m Going To Tell My Mama
Amos Milburn & His Chicken Shackers
Aladdin Records 1950

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

Do You Mean It
Duke Robillard & Friends w/ Chris Cote
Blues Bash 2020

Mellow Dry
Big Jay McNeely
Life Story 2012

Big Maybelle & the Kelly Owens Orchestra
Savoy Records 1956

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

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