WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for May 30, 2021

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Original Album or Single & Date

Skunky Noble “Thin Man” Watts Return Of The Thin Man 1987
What Can I Do Duke Robillard & Friends w/ Chris Cote Blues Bash 2020
All Around The World Little Willie John King Records 1955
I Don’t Know Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1959
Smack Dab In The Middle Count Basie & His Orchestra with Joe Williams
Clef Records 1956
Ten Long Years B.B. King RPM Records 1955
Blow Fish Blow! Rob Stone s/ Elena Kato & Hiroshi Eguchi Trio In Tokyo
I’m Gonna Latch On Marie Adams w/ The Johnny Otis Orchestra
Peacock Records 1954

Mop-Mop Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five Decca Records 1944
“Mop-Mop” was Jordan’s nineth song to reach the Billboard R&B chart.
Released on Decca Record in late 1944, “Mop-Mop” was on the chart
for 17 weeks, peaking at number one in early 1945.

Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying
Jimmy ‘T99’ Nelson w/ Doug James & Sax Gordon
Rockin’ And Shoutin’ The Blues 1999
Work Song Cannonball Adderley Quintet Them Dirty Blues 1960
The Richest Guy In The Graveyard Etta Jones w/ J.C. Heard & His Orchestra
Victor Records 1947
McShann’s Bounce Part 1 Jay McShann (Jay McShann at the Piano)
Supreme Records 1947
Reelin’ & Rockin’ Fats Domino Imperial Records 1952
Whoo Whee Sweet Daddy Veronica Lewis You Ain’t Unlucky 2021
5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days Louis Prima w-Sam Butera & the Witnesses
Capitol Records 1956

TRIBUTE TO JAMES HARMAN (June 8, 1946 – May 23, 2021)
Iconic blues harmonica player, singer, and songwriter James Harman had been under treatment for cancer for several months before his heart finally gave out.

Harman was born in Anniston, Alabama on June 8, 1946. He started taking piano lessons at age four and began playing harmonicas owned by his father after finding them stashed in the piano bench. By the early 1960s, Harmon was playing in blues and R&B bands around Panama City and cut his first singles

in Atlanta in 1964.

In 1977, he formed the James Harman Band. The band served as an incubator for some major talent, including Phil Alvin and Bill Bateman (The Blaster), King Ramos and Gene Taylor (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Hollywood Fats, and Junior Watson.

Jump My Baby The James Harman Band w/ Hollywood Fats & Kid Ramos
Those Dangerous Gentlemen 1987
If The Shoe Fits (Wear It) The James Harman Band Two Sides To Every Story 2006
Looped James Harman & Gene Taylor Band Live In Germany 2012
If You Lose Your Money The James Harman Band w/Junior Watson
Extra Napkins 1985

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

memorial @ Blues Magazine

Purple Wail Red Prysock Tease! The Beat of Burlesque 1956
Funny (But I Still Love You) Ray Charles w/ Mickey Baker Atlantic Records 1953
Cold, Cold Heart Aretha Franklin
Unforgettable. A Tribute to Dinah Washington 1964
Money Honey John Hammond Ready For Love 2003
Jumpin’ Salty Sean Costello Cuttin’ In 2000
If You Love Me Baby Cristiano Ferreira The Teacher’s Rules 2017
Ring A Ding Doo Little Esther & Mel (Walker) with the J & O Orchestra (Johnny Otis) Federal Records 1952
Hadacol Bounce Ben Levin Carryout Or Delivery 2020
Rockin’ With Fes Roy “Bald Head” Byrd Federal Records 1952
Keep A Knockin’ Little Richard Specialty Records 1957
Take The “A” Train Ella Fitzgerald w/ Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook 1957

(sign off)

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

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