WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast March 20, 2022

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.

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

Hot Rod Illinois Jacquet King Jacquet 1950
Love Don’t Love Nobody Kid Ramos West Coast House Party 2000
Nobody Loves Me (Every Day I Have The Blues) Memphis Slim Miracle Records 1948
I Took The Front Door In Eddie Vinson & His Orchestra Mercury Records 1947
Since I Fell For You Buddy Johnson w/ Ella Johnson Decca Records 1945
New Way To Love Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne Blues From Chicago To Paris 2022
Ridin’ On The L&N Lionel Hampton Hamp’s Boogie Woogie (78RPM Album) 1947
New Orleans Blues Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Charles Brown
Exclusive Records 1947
Long John Blues Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1949
Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1946
That’s The Meal Ben Levin Still Here 2021
Morning Glory Big Joe Turner Aladdin Records 1948
I’m Gonna Dig Myself A Hole Arthur Crudup RCA Victor 1951
I’ve Got A Right To Sing The Blues Carrie Smith
Black And Blue 1989 (Original Broadway Cast) 1991

Born Rosetta Nubin in Cotton Plant, Arkansas on March 20, 1915

Sister Rosetta Tharpe rose to prominance as a singer for Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra scoring what is considered the first “pop gospel” hit with “Rock Me” in 1938. A powerful singer and guitar player, Tharpe is often referred to as the “grandmother” of Rock & Roll.

The Lonesome Road Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra featuring Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Decca Records 1938 (A-Side)
Rock Me Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra featuring Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Decca Records 1938 (B-Side)
I Want a Tall Skinny Papa Marcia Ball
Shout, Sister, Shout! – A Tribute To Sister Rosetta Tharpe 2013
A secular hit for Tharpe & Millinder in 1941
He’s All I Need Catherine Russell Strictly Romancin’ 2007
Written by Marie Knight & Sister Rosetta, & first recorded in 1949
Didn’t It Rain Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Marie Knight with Sam Price
Decca Records 1948
You Got To Move Marie Knight w/ Larry Campbell
Let Us Get Together: A Tribute To Reverend Gary Davis 2007
Recorded by Tharpe & Knight in 1950
Up Above My Head Ruthie Foster The Phenomenal 2007
Tharpe’s best known composition
Cain’t No Grave Hold My Body Down Sister Rosetta Tharpe Mercury Records 1956
That’s All Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Sims-Wheeler Vintage Jazz Band
Antibes Jazz Festival 1960

Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Rock & Roll’s First Guitar Heroine
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Mellow Dry Big Jay McNeely Life Story 2012
Pink Champagne Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Specialty Records 1950
Hey Little Girl Billy Wright Savoy Records 1951
Walk That Walk Daddy-O Jewel Brown featuring Bloodest Saxophone
Roller Coaster Boogie 2015
Deed I Do Ray Charles The Genius 1959
Swingin’ For Four Bills The Duke Robillard Band
They Called It Rhythm & Blues 2022
Teardrops from My Eyes Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1950

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