WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast Sunday, November 6, 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 the Jump Blues and
Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and on how those styles
and artists have evolved over the years.

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Original Album or Single & Date

Roll ‘Em Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Exclusive Records 1948
Boogie At Midnight Roy Brown & His Mighty Mighty Men DeLuxe Records 1949
Nervous Man Nervous Big Jay McNeely Federal Records 1953
Smack Dab in the Middle Steve Lucky Smack Dab In The Middle 1992
Eyes Like a Cat The Wayne Riker Gathering Alphabetical Blues Bash, Vol. 1 2022
Them That Got Ray Charles ABC Records 1962
Weddin’ Day Blues Cousin Joe Savoy Records 1946
Bluebeard Blues Count Basie Orchestra Blues By Basie 1950
Ain’t Nobody’s Business Jimmy Witherspoon Supreme Records 1949
Route 66 King Cole Trio Capitol Records 1946
True Blues Roy Milton & His Solid Senders Speciality Records 1947
Yes Indeed! Roomful Of Blues Dressed Up To Get Messed Up 1984
Go Red Go Arnett Cobb Apollo Records 1947
Mr. Five By Five Ella Mae Morse Capitol Records 1942
Just a Lucky So & So Charles Brown Just A Lucky So And So 1994

Convenience Store Party Bag
James Harman & Gene Taylor Band Live In Germany 2012


This week, we survey the top records played on jukeboxes in the jazz and R&B clubs along Central Avenue in Los Angeles. From 1920 to the mid-1950s, Central Avenue
was the heart of the city’s African-American community.

Central Avenue was the home of a vibrant musical scene that nurtured great talents like Johnny Otis, Big Jay McNeeley, Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, and many more.

NOTE: We didn’t play, “Goodbye Baby” by Little Ceasar & the Roman, which was in
ninth place on this Cash Box Magazine regional survey because it depicts domestic violence and murder. You have to remember these were songs played in nightcubs and bars and thus not subject to FCC regulations.

10-Security Blues Roosevelt Sykes United Records 1952
8-Looped Tommy Ridgley Imperial Records 1952
7-Baby Don’t You Tear My Clothes Smokey Hogg Modern Records 1952
6-Five Long Years Eddie Boyd Job Records 1952
5-You Know I Know 5 Royales Apollo Records 1952
4-Oooh-Oooh-Oooh Lloyd Price Specialty Records 1952
3-Juke Little Walter Checker Records 1952
2-You Know I Love You B.B. King R.P.M. Records 1951
1-My Song Johnny Ace Duke Records 1952

Cash Box Regional R&B Charts for 11-01-1952
Kareem Abdul Jabbar: Remembering Central Avenue
Los Angeles Times: Photo Feature on Central Avenue

Sawdust Alley Calvin Owens Show Houston Is The Place To Be 2007
Caldonia Floyd McDaniel & The Blues Swingers Let Your Hair Down! 1994
Little Miss Muffet Mabel Smith (Big Maybelle) King Records 1949
Brand New Neighborhood Yates McKendree Buchanan Lane 2022
Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me Etta James Blue Gardenia 2001
T-Bone Shuffle T-Bone Walker Capitol Records 1947

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

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