WRFG Route 66 Playlist April 3, 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.

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NOTE: No Podcast this week because of licensing restrictions.



Original Album or Single & Date

Billie’s Bounce Charlie Parker’s Re-Boppers Savoy Records 1945
Them There Eyes Varetta Dillard Savoy Records 1952
I Can’t Wait Roomful Of Blues In A Roomful Of Blues 2020
Flying Home No 2 Lionel Hampton Decca Records 1943
Razz My Berries Kurt Crandall Starts On The Stops 2022
Gabbin’ Blues Big Maybelle Okeh Records 1952
Good Ole Blues Johnny Otis & His Orchestra Modern Records 1950
I Know Your Wig Is Gone T-Bone Walker Black & White Records 1947
You’ve Been a Good Ole Wagon Dinah Washington Back To The Blues 1963
Straighten Up & Fly Right Nat King Cole Capitol Records 1943
She’s My Baby The Duke Robillard Band They Called It Rhythm & Blues 2022
Blue Light Boogie (Parts 1 & 2) Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1950
Shake A Hand Faye Adams & Joe Morris Orchestra Herald Records 1953
My Heart Is A Prisoner Percy Mayfield Imperial Records 1959
A La Carte Roland Kirk Triple Threat 1956
True Fine Mama Little Richard Here’s Little Richard 1957

Born Elenora Fagan in Philadelphia on April 7, 1915, Billie Holiday was an American jazz and swing music singer. Nicknamed “Lady Day” by her friend and music partner, Lester Young, Holiday had an innovative influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. She was known for her vocal delivery and improvisational skills.Wikipedia

All of Me Count Basie w/ Billie Holiday At Carnegie Hall 1954
Rocky Mountain Blues Billie Holiday w/ the Tiny Grimes Sextet Aladdin Records 1951
God Bless The Child Lou Rawls & Les McCann Ltd Stormy Monday 1962
Written by Holiday and Arthur Hertzog, Jr. in 1939, Holiday made the first recording of the song in 1941. Her version was honored with a Grammy Award in 1976. It was also included in the list of Songs of the Century, by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.
When Your Lover Has Gone / (Hush Now) Don’t Explain Duke Ellington w/ Billie Holiday Jazz At The Plaza, Vol. II 1958
Crazy He Calls Me Southside Johnny Detour Ahead the Music of Billie Holiday 2018
Holiday debuted the song written by Carl Sigman with lyrics by Bob Russell in 1949.

First Edition Cover

The Opening paragraphs of Lady Sings The Blues, Billie Holiday’s autobiography
as read by Gilbert Millstein.
The Essential Billie Holiday: Carnegie Hall Concert Recorded Live 1956
Lady Sings The Blues Billie Holiday
The Essential Billie Holiday: Carnegie Hall Concert Recorded Live 1956
Songwriter Bobby Troupe reading the final paragraph of Lady Sings The Blues,
then introducing Holiday on the Stars of Jazz TV Show in 1956.
My Man Billie Holiday Stars of Jazz TV Show 1956

Biorgraphy @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Discography @ Jazz Discography Project
Lady Sings The Blues (Book) @ wikipedia.org
The Best Books About Billie Holiday @ Rolling Stone
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Hunting of Billie Holiday @ Politico Magazine

Sam’s Blues Sam Taylor Tease! The Beat of Burlesque 1956
Ain’t That Love Ray Charles Ray Charles 1957
Route 66 Linda Hopkins Wild Women Blues – Original Cast Recording 2003
Who Threw The Whiskey In the Well
Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra w/ Wynonie Harris Decca Records 1945
I Know Who Threw The Whiskey (In The Well)
Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats Queen Records 1946
One More Time Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne Blues From Chicago To Paris 2022


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

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