WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast May 1, 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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Original Album or Single & Date

Blow Illinois Blow Illinois Jacquet & His All Stars Aladdin Records 1948
Good Daddy Blues Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1949
Talking That Talk Kid Ramos West Coast House Party 2000
Feelin’ Happy Joe Turner & His Orchestra Freedom Records 1950
Leave The Light On The Love Light Orchestra Leave The Light On 2022
Scratch Sheet Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers Modern Records 1949
Greyhound Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1952
Triple Threat Roland Kirk Triple Threat 1956
The Way She Loves A Man Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
Blues From Chicago To Paris 2022
I’ve Got a Woman Ray Charles Atlantic Records 1954
Take the Train Duke Ellington The Popular Duke Ellington 1967
I Get A Kick Out Of You Ella Fitzgerald
Sings The Cole Porter Song Book 1956
Hit That Jive, Jack King Cole Trio Decca Records 1941
Jumpin’ Jive Cab Calloway Vocalion Records 1939
Jive, Mr. Boogie Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s Jump For Joy 2001
Party Girl The Red Wagons Blues Band Jumpin’ With Friends! 2012

Born Cecil James McNeely in Los Angeles, California on April 29, 1927, McNeely was an American R&B saxophonist who made his recording debut with the Johnny Otis Orchestra in 1847. Thanks to his flamboyant playing, called “honking,” McNeely remained popular through the 1950s and into the early 1960s. In 1971 he quit the music business and became a postman. But thanks to an R&B revival, McNeely quit the post office and returned to touring and recording full-time. He continued to make music until a few months before his death in 2018.Wikipedia

Barrelhouse Stomp The Johnny Otis Orchestra Excelsior Records 1947
McNeely’s recording debut
Deacon’s Hop Big Jay McNeely Savoy Records 1948
McNeely’s first hit topped the national R&B charts in early 1948
Insect Ball Eight O’Five Jive Too Many Men 2014
A nice interpretation of McNeely’s second hit, recored for Savoy Records in 1948
Blow Big Jay Blow Big Jay McNeely Exclusive Records 1949
All That Wine Is Gone Big Jay McNeely and The Rocket 88s Az Bootin’ 2009
There Is Something On Your Mind B.B. King & Etta James Blues Summit 1993
McNeely’s 1959 original was his last big hit.
Hot Special Bloodest Saxophone & Big Jay McNeely Blow Blow All Night Long 2017

Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Life Story @ JazzWax.com
Obituary @ AmericanBluesScene.com
Profile @ SpontaneousLunacy.net

Rockin’ At The Philharmonic Chuck Berry One Dozen Berrys 1958
You’re The Boss Lavern Baker & Jimmy Ricks Atlantic Records 1959
After Hour Swing Sammy Price, Mickey Baker, & King Curtis Rib Joint 1956
Feels So Bad Dave Specter Six String Soul: 30 Years On Delmark 2021
Beans & Cornbread Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1949
Open The Door, Richard Count Basie & His Orchestra RCA Victor 1947
Rockin’ In Rhythm Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book 1958

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

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