WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast September 18, 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

Palomino Hop Big Jay McNeely Honkin’ & Jivin’ at the Palomino! 1989
Turn The Lamps Down Low Little Esther Phillips Federal Records 1953
It’s Later Than You Think Roomful Of Blues Let’s Have A Party 1979
Groovy Blues Roy Milton & His Solid Senders Juke Box Records 1946
Junco Partner Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1952
Blues In B Flat Oscar Moore The Oscar Moore Quartet 1986
My Story Chuck Willis Okeh Records 1952
Rocket 88 Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats Chess Records 1951
Let’s Have A Party Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1953
One of them good ones Buddy Johnson Decca Records 1945
I Stepped In Quicksand Dave Specter & Lenny Lynn Blues Spoken Here 1998
If I Can’t Sell It, I’ll Keep Sittin’ On It Ruth Brown Black And Blue 1991
Since I Fell For You Annie Laurie DeLuxe Records 1947
One Mint Julep Joey deFrancesco Singin’ & Swingin’ 2002
I Want A Little Girl Delbert McClinton Outdated Emotion 2022
Help Me Some Memphis Slim Miracle Records 1949


Tony Russell “Charles” Brown was born in Texas City, Texas on September 13, 1922. Brown was an American singer and pianist whose soft-toned, slow-paced nightclub style influenced West Coast blues in the 1940s and 1950s. He first hit the national R&B chart in 1945 as the singer for Johnny Moore’s Three Blazes, then scored seven Top 10 hits under his own name between 1949 and 1952.
– wikipedia

Driftin’ Blues Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers w/ Charles Brown Philo Records 1945
Brown’s first appearance on the chart as a featured singer. Earlier in the year, the Three Blazers made the charts as the backup band for Ivory Joe Hunter.

Get Yourself Another Fool Charles Brown Trio Alladin Records 1948
Brown’s first solo hit. His version of the song written by Richard W. Mitchell was on
the national R&B chart for five weeks, peaking at number four in early 1949.

Seven Long Days Janiva Magness My Bad Luck Soul 1999
Written by Jessie Mae Robinson, “Seven Long Days” was Brown’s 11th charting single, reaching number two on the national chart in October of 1951.

Summertime Mark Hummel w/ The Sue Foley Band & Charles Brown
Up And Jumpin’ 1989

Trouble Blues Charles Brown w/ Shuggie Otis
Pioneers of Rhythm & Blues Volume 2 2008
A late career version of Brown’s best known song produced by Johnny and Shuggie Otis. Originally released on Aladdin Records in 1949, “Trouble Blues” was the Charles Brown Trio’s most successful recording and peached at number one on the R&B chart for fifteen weeks. It was the most successful R&B song of the year. – wikipedia

I Want To Go Home Diane Schuur Blues for Schuur 1997
Written and recorded by Charles Brown & Amos Milburn in 1959.

Route 66 Charles Brown One More For The Road 1986
The “One More For The Road” album marked the beginning of a comeback for Brown, who had languished in near obscurity for more than two decades.

Biography @ wikipedia.org
Charles Brown discography @ discogs.com
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers discography @ discogs.com
Charles Brown obituary – Los Angeles Times

One O’Clock Jump Count Basie At Newport 1957
Young Man’s Blues Wynonie Harris Apollo Records 1945
East of The Sun (and West of The Moon) Catherine Russell Send For Me 2022
Cool Rage Illinois Jacquet & His Orchestra Mercury Records 1952
I’ve Got A Woman Ray Charles At Newport 1958

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

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