WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast August 21, 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.

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Original Album or Single & Date

Johnny Hodges Through For The Night The Blues 1956
Helen Humes Voo-It Philo Records 1945
Tommy Brown The House Near The Railroad Tracks Regent Records 1949
Illinois Jacquet Bottom’s Up Apollo Records 1945
Big Jay McNeely Cherry Smash Savoy Records 1949
Sax Gordon Rock On Extreme Sax! 2021
Charles Brown Save Your Love For Me These Blues 1994

Johnny Mercer & Nat King Cole
Save The Bones For Henry Jones Capitol Records 1947

T-Bone Walker West Side Baby Comet Records 1948
Ray Charles Mary Ann Atlantic Records 1957

Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers w/ Candy Rivers
One Sweet Letter Specialty Records 1951

Lyle Lovett Peel Me A Grape 12 of June 2022
B.B. King She’s Dynamite RPM Records 1951
Little Richard Slippin’ & Slidin’ Speciality Records 1956

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Gate Walks To Board Alright Again 1981

Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, & Ruth Brown
Trouble in the Mind The Big Band Sound of… 1968

Born in Omaha, Nebrasha, on August 24, 1915, Wynonie Harris was an American blues shouter and rhythm-and-blues singer of upbeat songs, featuring humorous, often ribald lyrics. He had fifteen Top 10 hits between 1946 and 1952. Harris is considered to be a founding fathers of rock and roll. – wikipedia

Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra w/ Wynonie Harris
Hurry, Hurry Baby Decca Records 1944
Recorded during his first studio session in 1944, “Hurry Hurry”
peaked at 24 on the U.S. Pop Chart.

Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra w/ Wynonie Harris
Who Threw The Whiskey In the Well Decca Records 1945
Recorded at the same session as “Hurry Hurry,” but not released until 1945
because of material shortages during WW2, “Whiskey” was a number one on the national R&B chart and number seven on the Pop Chart. By the time the song was released Millinder and Harris had parted ways following a dispute over money.

Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats
I Know Who Threw The Whiskey (In The Well) Queen Records 1946
In 1945, Millander hired Bull Moose Jackson to replace Harris. Jackson formed his
own band in 1946 and recorded a reply to “Who Through the Whiskey in the Well.”
It reached fourth place on the national R&B chart.

Catherine Russell Quiet Whiskey Inside This Heart of Mine 2010
A Harris original, he debuted the song on King Records in 1953.

Wynonie Harris w/Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
Good Rockin’ Tonight (live, unofficial release)
Written by Roy Brown, Harris’s original studio version of “Good Rockin’ Tonight” is considered one of the first true rock and roll records. This is a live version recorded
with Lionel Hamption in Geneva, New York on July 7, 1948.

Jimmy Cavallo with Ron Spencer & Jumpstart
I Feel That Old Age Coming On You Better Believe It 2006
Harris wrote the tune and had a number 10 R&B hit with it in 1949.

Wynonie Harris w/ Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra
Oh Babe! King Records 1950
Harris’s version of Louis Prima’s song climbed to number seven
on the national R&B chart.

Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Central High School Hall of Fame
Encyclopedia of the Great Plains
Harlem World
Rubber City Review
Spontaneous Lunacy

Count Basie M Squad Theme The Music from M Squad 1959

Sarah Vaughan
Bye Bye (Peter Gun Theme) Sings the Henry Mancini Songbook 1965

Tom Waits Romeo Is Bleeding Blue Valentines 1978
The Duke Robillard Band Here I’m Is They Called It Rhythm & Blues 2022
Big Mama Thornton Hound Dog Peacock Records 1952
John Lee Hooker Boogie Chillen Modern Records 1948
Tiny Bradshaw Heavy Juice King Records 1953
Amos Milburn Hold Me Baby Aladdin Records 1949

Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials
Chicken, Gravy & Biscuits Chicken, Gravy & Biscuits 1989

(sign off)

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

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