WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast Sunday, November 13, 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

Early Bird Bill Doggett King Records 1953
I’m A Bad Bad Girl Little Esther Phillips Federal Records 1951
Caldonia Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Sings Louis Jordan 1973
Spin, Flip And Dip Dave Clark & Floyd McDaniel Dave Clarks Blues Swingers
Hey Pretty Baby Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1950
Celli’s Jump Wax & Boogie Make Up Your Mind 2022
One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1953
I Sold My Heart To The Junkman Basin Street Boys Exclusive Records 1946
Wynonie’s Blues Wynonie “Blues” Harris Apollo Records 1945
X-Temperaneous Boogie Camille Howard Specialty Records 1948
Harbor Lights Aretha Franklin Tiny Sparrow – The Bobby Scott Sessions 1963
I Cover the Waterfront John Lee Hooker & Van Morrison Mr. Lucky 1991
Papa Ain’t Salty Yates McKendree Buchanan Lane 2022
Go Back To The One You Love T-Bone Walker Capitol Records 1950
Big Jay Shuffle Big Jay McNeely Honkin’ & Jivin’ at the Palomino! 1989


In the 1940s and early 1950s, before R&B, C&W, and other genres of American
popular music were widely played on the radio, you put your nickel in the juke box
to hear the latest hits. And, depending on local tastes and the “relationships”
individual record companies had with the juke box owners and suppliers,
“the hits” could vary wildly from city to city.

Last week, we played the Top 10 R&B records played in the jazz and blues clubs
along Central Avenue in Los Angeles during the first week of November 1952.

Today, we count down the Top 10 R&B records in Harlem, New York for

the same week in 1952. The differences may surprise you.

The Top 10 R&B songs for Los Angels are listed in italics.

10-Have Mercy Baby Billy Ward & The Dominoes Federal Records 1952
(10-Security Blues – Roosevelt Sykes)
9-To Know You Is To Love You B.B. King RPM Records 1952
(9-Goodbye Baby – Little Ceasar & the Romans)
8-You’re My Inspiration The Five Crowns Rainbow Records 1952
(8-Looped – Tommy Ridgley)
7-Goin’ Home Fats Domino Imperial Records 1952
(7-Baby Don’t You Tear My Clothes – Smokey Hogg)
6-You Know I Know 5 Royales Apollo Records 1952
(6-Five Long Years – Eddie Boyd)
5-Faith Can Move Mountains Nat King Cole Capital Record 1952
(5-You Know I Know – 5 Royales)
4-Port Of Rico Illinois Jacquet Mercury Records 1952
(4-Oooh-Oooh-Oooh – Lloyd Price)
3-I’m Gonna Play the Honky Tonks Marie Adams Peacock Records 1952
(3-Juke – Little Walter)
2-Rock Me All Night Long The Ravens Mercury Records 1952
(2-You Know I Love You – B.B. King)
1-My Song Johnny Ace & The Bealstreeters Duke Records 1952
(1-My Song – Johnny Ace)

Cash Box Regional R&B Charts for 11-01-1952

Gene’s Boogie Amos Garrett, Doug Sahm, Gene Taylor Band Live in Japan 1991
When It Rains It Pours Pee Wee Crayton Aladdin Records 1951
The Masquerade Is Over Betty McLauren Derby Records 1951
I Ain’t Mad with You The Texas Horns Everybody Let’s Roll 2022
St. Louis Blues Lou Rawls Tobacco Road 1964
Saturday Night Fish Fry Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1950

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