WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – June 20, 2021

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Original Album or Single & Date

Blues For The Red Boy Todd Rhodes Sensation Records 1947
That’s A Pretty Good Love Big Maybelle Savoy Records 1195 1956
Good Rockin’ Man Roy Brown De Luxe Records 1951
No More Doggin’ Igor Prado Band Recorded in MONO at Studio 8 (SP/Brazil) 2007
June-Teenth Jamboree Gladys “Fatso” Bentley Flame Records 1952(?)
Ridin’ On The L&N Lionel Hampton Brunswick Records 1946
Keep Cool (aka Be Cool) Johnny Moore & Mari Jones
Recorded in Hollywood Records 1953
Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody Louis Prima The Wildest! 1956


Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five Decca Records 1948
Written and recorded by pianist Clarence “Pine Top” Smith in 1928,
“Pine Top’s Boogie” was Jordan’s 39th entry on the Billboard R&B Chart.
A very minor hit, the song was number 14 for one week in 1948.

I Wonder Catherine Russell Alone Together 2019
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson w/ T-Bone Walker & Jay McShann
Kidney Stew Is Fine 1969
Don’t You Lie To Me Gene Taylor Live 605 Boogie 2008
Rock Bottom Red Callender Sextette Recorded in Hollywood Records 1951
Nice Work If You Can Get It Billie Holiday Velvet Mood 1956

1951 advertisement for Hadacol. | Old advertisements, Vintage advertisements,  Vintage ads


Hadacol Bounce Ben Levin Carryout Or Delivery 2020
Ben Levin’s new album “Carry Out or Delivery” features a fresh version of
“Hadacol Bounce.” The song was written and recorded by country singer
Bill Nettles in 1950 and redone New Orleans-style by Roy Byrd and His
Blues Jumpers (a.k.a. Professor Longhair).

Hadacol was a patent medicine that from the mid-1940s to the early 1950s
was marketed as a vitamin supplement that was good for the whole family.
In reality, Hadacol’s principal attraction was that it contained 12% alcohol, supposedly as a preservative.

While the recommended dosage was one tablespoonful taken four times a

day in a half glass of water after meals and at bedtime, some pharmacies
in dry counties in the American south were know to sell Hadacol by the shot
and in one county outside Chicago you could only buy it in a liquor store.

And like any good intoxicant, Hadacol became the stuff of song and story.

Hadacol (That’s All) The Treniers Okah Records 1952
Here’s a Little Girl From Jacksonville (Let’s See What She Can Do)
Blue Lu Barker & Orchestra Capitol Records 1949
Hadacol Boogie James Luther Dickinson I’m Just Dead, I’m Not Gone 2017
Lovin’ Machine Wynonie Harris King Records 1951
Drinkin’ Hadacol Little Willie Littlefield Modern Records 1949

Hadacol @ wikipedia.org
Dudley LeBlanc, the Hadacol Huckster
Hadacol, the Last of the Medicine Shows | Mental Floss
Hadacol | National Museum of American History
Music Weird: Songs about Hadacol from 1949-1953

That’s The Stuff You Got To Watch Jon T-Bone Taylor w/ Ruby Turner
Bop Brothers… And Sisters 2000
I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues Lou Rawls Portrait Of The Blues 1993
Call Of The Gators (Pee Wee) Willis Jackson & His Orchestra Apollo Records 1950
Everything I Do Is Wrong B.B. King RPM Records 1954
W-O-M-A-N The Wayne Riker Gathering Blues Lightning 2020
All Around The World Eddie Tigner Slippin’ In 2009
Juneteenth Jamboree Louis Jordan Decca Records 1940
I’m Beginning To See The Light Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
American Music Texas Style 1999
Never Let Me Go Ruth Brown A Good Day For The Blues 1999
Free And Easy Mind Jimmy “T-99” Nelson Chess Records 1955

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

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