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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WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2021
Original Album or Single & Date
All Night Long Joe Houston Money Records 1954
Early in the Morning Catherine Russell Alone Together 2019
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore Piano Red In Concert 1956
The C-Jam Blues Duke Ellington & His Orchestra His Master’s Voice Records 1942
Good Rockin’ Tonight Wynonie Harris King Records 1948
Quicksand The Duke Robillard Band Low Down & Tore up 2011
Sleep Earl Bostic King Records 1951
Crying Won’t Help You Now B.B. “Blues Boy” King RPM Records 1956
Brand New Love Fontella Bass With Oliver Sain Orchestra Bobbin Records 1962
Sanctified Gene Mighty Flea Conners Sanctified 1980
Feels So Bad Dave Specter Six String Soul: 30 Years On Delmark 2021
Money Honey John Hammond Ready For Love 2003
Strange Things Happening Etta James Modern Records 1956
Thunderbird Maxwell Davis & His Rock’n’Roll Orchestra RPM Records 1955
Candy Big Maybelle & the Kelly Owens Orchestra Savoy Records 1956
A CELEBRATION OF BLUE LU BARKER AND HER HUSBAND DANNY BARKER
Louisa “Blue Lu” Barker was born Louisa Dupont in New Orleans on November 13, 1913. Over the course of six decades the Barkers were both trailblazers and preservationists of the jazz and blues tradition.
A Little Bird Told Me Blue Lu Barker Capitol Records 1948
Barker’s version of the song by Harry Oliver Brooks reached the
Billboard R&B chart in December of 1948 and perched there
for fourteen weeks, peaking at number 4.
Georgia Grind Blue Lou Barker w/ Danny Barker’s Flying Cats
Decca Records 1939
Save The Bones For Henry Jones Ray Charles, Lou Rawls, & Milt Jackson
Just Between Us 1988
Written by Danny Barker an lyricist Michael Godseon, “Save the Bones”
was first recorded by Johnny Mercer and The King Cole Trio on August 20, 1947.
When Your Lover Has Gone Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra Velvet Mood 1955
Danny Barker played guitar on more than 90-percent of Billie Holiday’s records.
Some sources say Holiday would not record without Barker being on the date,
but that cannot be verified.
Buddy Bolden’s Blues
New Orleans’ Own Dukes of Dixieland & Jazz Master Danny Barker
Salute to Jelly Roll Morton 1999
Danny Barker played rhythm guitar behind Jelly Roll Morton and other jazz and blues greats including Cab Calloway, Baby Dodds, James P. Johnson, Sidney Bechet, Mezz Mezzrow, Red Allen, Dexter Gordon, and Charlie Parker.
Pearls Dirty Dozen Brass Band Jelly 1993 (Jelly Roll Morton)
After moving back to New Orleans in 1959, Danny Barker worked with the Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band which produced generations of talent including Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Leroy Jones, Kirk Joseph, Nicholas Payton, Shannon Powell, Lucien Barbarin, and Dr. Michael White. The organization eventually evolved into the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
You Got The Right Key But The Wrong Keyhole Danny Barker & Blue Lu Barker
Live At The New Orleans Jazz Festival 1989
Bring The Greenbacks When You Call Blue Lu Barker & Danny Barker
Live At The New Orleans Jazz Festival 1989
Don’t You Make Me High (Don’t You Feel My Leg)
Blue Lu Barker w/ Danny Barker’s Fly Cats Decca Records 1938
Written by Blue Lu and Danny Barker in 1938, “Don’t You Feel My Leg” has been recorded by scores of artists including Maria Muldaur, Van Morrison, and the
Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
BLUE LU & DANNY BARKER RESOURCES
Blue Lu Barker biography @ wikipedia.org
Danny Barker biography @ wikipedia.org
Blue Lu Barker discography @ discogs.com
Danny Barker discography @ discogs.com
Riffette Freddie Slack & His Orchestra w/ T-Bone Walker Capitol Records 1943
My Gal’s A Jockey Big Joe Turner National Records 1946
Don’t Save It Too Long (The Money Song) Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends
Capitol Records 1950
I Can’t Stop It Ben Levin Still Here 2021
Caldonia Jerry Granelli w/ Robben Ford & Bill Frisell Dance Hall 2017
Tag (You’re It) Little Charlie & The Nightcats Nine Lives 2005