WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – August 15, 2021

WRFG Route 66 celebrates a bygone time when blues, jazz, and R&B blended
together, often in the same song. The focus is on the music of the Jump Blues
and Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and how those styles
have evolved over the years.

Listen Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 AM Eastern on Atlanta’s
WRFG 89.3FM. Your independent community radio station is streaming
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Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org


Original Album or Single & Date

Baritone Boogie Floyd Taylor Regal Records 1950(?)
Never Missed My Baby Erline “Rock & Roll” Harris & Johnson Brothers’ Combo
Regal Records 1949
It Can Never Be That Way Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Peacock Records 1949
Money Blues LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith 1958
Send Me To The ‘Lectric Chair Sue Foley The Ice Queen 2018
That’s How You Got Killed Before Elvis Costello My Flame Burns Blue 2006

Intro to Alan Freed’s Moon Dog House Show
WJW-AM/FM Cleveland, Ohio, December 1953
C-Jam Blues Lynn Hope Aladdin Records 1953
In Honor of National Radio Day, August 20, 2021


Salt Pork, West Virginia Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1945

Jordan’s 15th entry on the Billboard R&B Chart, “Salt Pork, West Virginia was in the Top 10 for 15 weeks, peaking at number two. The song marked electric guitarist Carl Hogan’s debut with the band. According to Wikipedia, there is no such place as Salt Pork in West Virginia. “The song arose out of an incident in which Jordan was cited for speeding while traveling to a performance in Bluefield, West Virginia. Jordan appeared in front of a local magistrate named Wallace W. “Squire” McNeal. Jordan promised the magistrate he would write a song about him.”

Alarm Clock Boogie Odelle Turner w/Jesse Stone And His Orchestra
Atlantic Records 1952
Hey Lawdy Mama Miss Rhapsody w/ June Cole’s Orchestra Savoy Records 1944
Now That You’re Gone Annie Laurie Regal Records 1950
Bloodshot Eyes Wynonie Harris King Records 1951
Duck Soup Orville “Fats” Noel Herald Records 1953
Hadacol Bounce Ben Levin Carryout Or Delivery 2020
Two Years Of Torture Percy Mayfield With The Phillip Walker Blues Band
Hit The Road Again 1983

Born William James Basie in Rad Bank, New Jersey on August 21, 1904

How Long Blues Count Basie & His Orchestra w/ Jimmy Rushing
Mercury Records 1939
Sure Thing Count Basie & His Orchestra Mercury Records 1952
Swinging The Blues Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
Spirit of the Black Territory Bands 1992
Going’ To Chicago Blues Lou Rawls Black & Blue 1963
One-O-Clock Jump Scott Hamilton & Duke Robillard Swingin’ Again 2021
God Bless The Child & Now or Never Billie Holiday w/ the Count Basie Sextet
Live Performance 1950
Topsy, Part 2 Cozy Cole & Alan Hartwell Big Band Love Records 1958
Oh, What A Beautiful Morning Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra
Ray Sings Basie Swings 1973
Swingin At Newport Count Basie At Newport 1957

biography @ wikipedia.org
biography @ rutgers.edu
discography for Count Basie as a solo artist @ discogs.com
discography for Count Basie Orchestra @ discogs.com

Sweet Little Angel B.B. King RPM Records 1956
I’ve Got A Feelin’ Big Maybelle Okeh Records 7026 1952
Alimoney Blues B. B. & The Blues Shacks Feelin’ Fine Today 1994

Marta Blues Wasted Potential Brass Band Ruining the Surprise Party 2019
The Wasted Potential Brass Band is one of four great acts you’ll hear at the 36th Annual WRFG Labor Day Blues BBQ at the Park Tavern in Piedmont Park on Monday, September 6. Tickets are now on sale at WRFG.ORG.

(sign off)

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