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, MAY 22, 2022
Original Album or Single & Date
Rocket 88 Boogie, Pt 1 Pete Johnson Swing Time Records 1947
I Wanna Hug Ya, Kiss Ya, Squeeze Ya Bull Moose Jackson King Records 1955
The Spider And The Fly Lucky Millinder w/ Annisteen Allen
Decca Records 1947
Flying Home Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
Spirit of the Black Territory Bands 1992
Fools Are Getting Scarcer The Duke Robillard Band
They Called It Rhythm & Blues 2022
Meet Me With Your Black Dress On Jimmy “T-99” Nelson RPM Records 1952
Hurry Hurry Savannah Churchill Capitol Records 1943
Bennnys Bop Benny & the Fly-By-Niters Watch Yourself 2016
Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac Dizzy Gillespie Swing Low Sweet Cadillac 1967
Rock My Blues Away Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
American Music Texas Style 1999
Sit Back Down Esther Phillips Decca Records 1954
There Is Something On Your Mind Big Jay McNeely
Honkin’ & Jivin’ at the Palomino! 1989
The Hucklebuck Canned Heat w/ Junior Watson Reheated 1989
BIG JOE TURNER: THE JUMP BLUES YEARS
Born Joseph Veron Turner, Junior in Kansas City, Missouri on May 18, 1911, Big Joe was an American blues shouter whose greatest fame was due to his rock-and-roll
recordings in the 1950s, particularly “Shake, Rattle and Roll.” – Wikipedia
Roll ‘Em Pete Joe Turner & Pete Johnson Vocalion Records 1938
The song was a major success for Turner and Johnson, in part due to their
apperance in talent scout John Hammond’s From Spirituals to Swing Concert
at Carnagie Hall on December 24, 1938.
Piney Brown Blues Big Joe Turner & His Fly Cats Decca Records 1940
Turner’s first recording for Decca Records, he dedicated the tune to Piney Brown,
the owner of a Kansas City nightclub that provided separate but equal facilities
for it’s white patrons.
I Want A Little Girl Ray Charles Yes Indeed! 1958
Wee Baby Blues Ella Fitzgerald Ella: The Lost Berlin Tapes 1962
These two songs were written and recorded by Turner in the early 1940s.
While neither of his versions were a hit, the songs went on to be blues classics.
S.K. Blues (Part 1) Joe Turner with Pete Johnson’s All Stars
National Records 1945
Big Joe’s first “hit” record, his version of this Saunders King classic
peaked at Number 3 on the Billboard R&B Chart.
Riding Blues Jimmy Witherspoon …Sings The Blues 1960
Originally titled “My Gal’s A Jockey,” Big Joe’s version made it to
Number 6 in 1946.
Still In The Dark Big Joe Turner Freedom Records 1950
Big Joe’s third hit, “Still in the Dark” reached Number 9 on the Billboard chart.
BIG JOE TURNER RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
ARTICLES ABOUT BIG JOE
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Watermill Jump Franck L. Goldwasser, Christan Rannenberg and Roger C. Wade Crazed And Dangerous 2022
Satisfy My Soul Bonita & The Blues Shacks Bonita & The Blues Shacks 2015
Stagger Lee Delbert McClinton Outdated Emotion 2022
Boogie At Midnight Roy Brown & His Mighty Mighty Men DeLuxe Records 1949
Let Me Play With Your Poodle The Piccadilly Pipers with Bonnie Davis
Savoy Records 1946
Red’s Boogie Piano Red RCA Victor 1950
Blue Light Boogie Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1950
Papa Ain’t Salty T-Bone Walker Atlantic Records 1955
Tag (You’re It) Little Charlie & The Nightcats Nine Lives 2005