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, APRIL 10, 2022
Original Album or Single & Date
Kicks (Scotty Can Blow) Jay McShann & HIis Band Aladdin Records 1949
Saturday Night Fish Fry Lou Rawls & Joe Williams & Lionel Hampton
Portrait Of The Blues 1993
T-Bone Shuffle T-Bone Walker Capitol Records 1947
Fine Brown Frame Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, & Ruth Brown
The Big Band Sound Of… 1968
House of Blue Lights Chuck Berry Chess Records (Unreleased) 1958
I Want You To Be My Baby Annie Ross Decca Records 1955
There Is Something On Your Mind Sax Gordon Extreme Sax! 2021
Got My Mo-Jo Working Ann Cole Baton Records 1956
Got My Mojo Workin’ Muddy Waters Cless Records 1957
Mojo Mambo Mitch Woods A Tip of the Hat to Fats 2019
That Old Black Magic Louis Prima & Keely Smith Capitol Records 1958
She’s My Baby The Duke Robillard Band They Called It Rhythm & Blues 2022
Kidney Stew Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Blues In The Night, Vol. 1: The Early Show 1986
Save The Bones For Henry Jones Danny Barker
Live At The New Orleans Jazz Festival 1989
Osculate Me, Daddy Etta Jones Victor Records 1945
TRIBUTE: CLARENCE “GATEMOUTH” BROWN
Born Clarence Brown, Junior in Vinton, Louisiana on April 18, 1924, Brown was an American singer and multi-instrumentalist known for his work as a blues musician. He spent his career fighting purism by synthesizing traditional blues and country, jazz, Cajun music and R&B. His work also encompasses rock and roll, rock, folk and Texas blues. – wikipedia
Gatemouth Boogie Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Aladdin Records 1947
Brown’s career was boosted when he attended a concert by T-Bone Walker in
Don Robey’s Bronze Peacock Houston nightclub in 1947; Walker became ill,
and Brown took up his guitar and quickly wrote and played “Gatemouth Boogie”,
to the delight of the audience.
Mary Is Fine Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Peacock Records 1949
The A side of Brown’s only entry on the Billboard R&B Chart, “Mary” charted
at number 8 for the week ending November 12, 1949.
Okie Dokie Stomp Sue Foley Pinky’s Blues 2021
Brown first recorded his classic guitar workout for Peacock Records in 1954.
Caldonia Roy Clark / Gatemouth Brown Makin’ Music 1979
See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Los Super Seven w/ Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Heard It On The X 2005
A tribute by Brown to a true Texas original and one of his early influences.
Ain’t That Dandy The Knickerbocker All-Stars Texas Rhody Blues 2016
Written by Brown and first recorded in 1954.
My Time Is Expensive Guitar Slim Atlantic Records (unreleased) 1958
The original version was the B side of Brown’s only entry on the Billboard R&B Chart, “My Time” charted at number 9 for the week ending November 12, 1949.
Take the “a” Train Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1984
CLARENCE “GATEMOUTH” BROWN RESOURCES
Biography @ wikiepeia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Obituary – New York Times
Texas State Historical Association
Interview – Guitar Player Magazine
Biorgraphy – The Blues Foundation
‘Gator’s Groove Willis Jackson Atlantic Records 1952
Early Bird Special Kurt Crandall Starts On The Stops 2022
You Stole My Wife You Horse Thief
Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra w/ John Coltraine Capitol Records 1949
Jack, You’re Dead Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1946
What’d I Say Parts I & II Ray Charles What’d I Say 1959
Candy Big Maybelle Savoy Records 1956
Tag (You’re It) Little Charlie & The Nightcats Nine Lives 2005