WRFG Playlist and Podcast Sept. 19, 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 on how those styles
have evolved over the years.

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Original Album or Single & Date

The Huckle-Buck Lionel Hampton Orchestra Decca Records 1949
Bloodshot Eyes Jimmy Cavallo w/ With Ron Spencer & Jumpstar
The Houserocker! 2002
New Blow-Top Blues Dinah Washington Decca Records 1947
Tiny’s Tempo Seth Walker When It Rains It Pours 1997
I’ll Do Anything But Work Ray Charles Swing Time Records 1950
Rocking Blues Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1950
I’m Just a Lady’s Man Jimmy Witherspoon Modern Records 1950
Everyday I Have the Blues Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco
You’re Driving Me Crazy 2018


Teardrops From My Eyes Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1951

“Teardrops” was Louis Jordan’s 56th entry on the Billboard R&B Chart, and his second to last. It was on the Billboard chart for two weeks, peaking at number four.
Rudy Toom wrote the tune specifically for Ruth Brown, who had a breakthrough hit

with it in the fall of 1950. Jordan’s version features Bill Davis on organ.

Rock Me Baby Etta James Etta James: The Montreux Years 2021
Live At Casino Montreux, 11th July 1975
What Am I Living For Gene Taylor Live 605 Boogie 2008
Jumpin’ In The Morning Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
Miss Smith To You! 2009
Nite Life Boogie Jimmy Liggins & His Drops Of Joy Specialty Records 1947
Saturday Night Saturday Night (Four Nights Drunk)
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers w/ Frankie Ervin Modern Records 1953
No Bones Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson & Roomful of Blues
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson & Roomful of Blues 1982

Born Riley King in Benna, Mississippi on September 16, 1925

3 O’clock Blues B.B. King RPM Records 1951
King’s first national hit, “3 O’clock Blues was on the Billboard R&B Chart for 17 week including five at number one following its release in December of 1951.
Woke Up This Morning Ike & Tina Turner (unreleased) 1970
When B.B. King moved to Memphis, he joined up with a group of then unknown artists who called themselves the Bealstreeters who backed each other up on their various gigs. In addition to King, several other members went on to become stars including Johnny Ace, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and Ike Turner. Ike and Tina Turner recorded this version of King’s “Woke Up This Morning” in 1970. The song was not released at the time, but it was including in “Ike & Tina Turner’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 in 1988.
Miss Martha King B.B.King Bullet Records 1949
On his first recording, King was backed by the house band from the Plantation Inn
Club in West Memphis. The pianist, Phineas Newborn went on to play with
Lionel Hampton and Charles Mingus.
Everything I Do Is Wrong Kid Ramos Two Hands One Heart 1995
Jamming With Brubeck B.B. King Orchestra w/ Dave Brubeck
Live At Midem 1983 (released in 2020)

biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
official website
B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center

It’s A Low Down Dirty Deal T-Bone Walker w/ the Al Killian Quintette
Black & White Records 1947
Chains Of Love Bobby “Blue” Bland Duke Records 1957
Blind Man Gregg Allman Low Country Blues 2011
Billy’s Boogie Blues Billy Wright Savoy Records 1949
Harpthrob Big Chico Big Chico Plays Rod Piazza 2021
Billie’s Blues Janiva Magness My Bad Luck Soul 1999
The Lip Louis Prima The Wildest! 1956
Oh Babe Roy Milton & His Solid Senders Specialty Records 1950
Information Blues Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown One More Mile 1983

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

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