WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast June 26, 2022

WRFG’s Route 66 celebrates a 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
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Original Album or Single & Date

Sure Thing Count Basie Mercury Records 1952
At The Swing Cats Ball Catherine Russell Send For Me 2022
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Kidney Stew Is Fine 1969
That’s Better For Me T-Bone Walker Black & White Records 1948
X-Temperaneous Boogie Camille Howard Specialty Records 1948
Foolishly Yours Savannah Churchill Manor Records 1947
Stagger Lee Delbert McClinton Outdated Emotion 2022
One O’Clock Jump Jack Parker & Etta Jones Decca Records 1954
Blue Shadows Lowell Fulson Swingtime Records 1949
Blues Down Home Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1957
Blue Monday Fats Domino Imperial Records 1956
Hittin’ On Me Buddy & Ella Johnson Mercury Records 1953
Rockin’ At Midnight Roy Brown Deluxe Records 1949
Love And Friendship Ben Levin Still Here 2021
The Hunt Is On Percy Mayfield Specialty Records 1952
I Ain’t Lyin’ Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Disturbing The Peace 1988


Louis Thomas Jordan was born in Brinkley, Arkansas on July 8, 1908. He was an American saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and bandleader who was popular from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. Known as “The King of the Jukebox”, Jordan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an
“early influence” in 1987. Wikipedia

Let The Good Times Roll Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1946
Petootie Pie Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan Decca Records 1946
Jordan and Fitzgerad rose to prominance as the featured singers for the
Chick Webb Orchestra in the 1930s.

Open The Door Richard! Jack McVea & His All Stars Black & White Records 1947
Jack McVea set the comedy routine to music, setting off the “Open the Door Richard!” craze that generated at least seven versions of the song, including
a classic by Louis Jordan.

Run Joe Bloodest Saxophone feat. Lauren Cervantes Texas Queens 5 2019
Early In The Morning Buddy Guy Damn Right, I’ve Got The Blues 1991

A Man Ain’t A Man Louis Jordan & Chris Barber Louis Jordan & Chris Barber 1962
The hits stopped coming in the early 1950s, but Jordan continued to perform and record into the early 1970s. He died of a heart attack on February 4, 1975,
in Los Angeles

Cole Slaw Jesse Stone & His Band RCA Victor 1949
Both Stone and Jordan scored jukebox hits with “Cole Slaw” in 1949 & 1950.

Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ Ray Charles The Genius 1959
Roamin’ Blues Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1949
Boogie Woogie Blue Plate Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1947

Teardrops from My Eyes Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1950
Ruth Brown topped the charts with the Rudy Toombs classic in 1950,
Jordan’s version scored a hit in 1951.

Jack You’re Dead Rob Stone Trio In Tokyo 2021
Caldonia B.B. King
Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan 1999
I’ll Never Be Free Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan Decca Records 1950

Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby Buster Brown Fire Records 1959
Perhaps the strangest cover of a Louis Jordan classic, Brown basically took the
song apart and stomped on it, then put it back together with crazy glue.

Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com

(sign off)

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

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