WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast January 1, 2023

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

Harlem Nocturne Johnny Otis, His Drums & Orchestra United Artist Records 1945
As Long as I’m Moving Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1955
Let The Good Times Roll Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1946

Oh, What A Beautiful Morning
Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra
Ray Sings Basie Swings 1973

Papa Ain’t Salty Yates McKendree Buchanan Lane 2022
Caravan Roomful Of Blues Hot Little Mama 1981
The Honeydripper Cab Calloway Columbia Records 1946
Ain’t Car Crazy Marie Adams Peacock Records 1952
Million Dollar Smile Catherine Russell Send For Me 2022
Ain’t That Dandy Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Live From Austin, TX 2019
I Almost Lost My Mind Ivory Joe Hunter MGM Records 1950
Evenin’ T-Bone Walker T-Bone Blues 1959

I’m Still In Love With You
Duke Robillard
Blue Mood: The Songs of T-Bone Walker 2004


Born Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes in Vallejo, California on December 28, 1921,
Johnny Otis was an American singer, musician, composer, bandleader,
record producer, and talent scout. He was a seminal influence on American R&B
and rock and roll. He discovered numerous artists early in their careers who went
on to become highly successful in their own right, including Little Esther Phillips,
Etta James, Alan O’Day, Big Mama Thornton, Johnny Ace, Jackie Wilson,
Little Willie John, Hank Ballard, and The Robins, among many others.
Otis has been called the “Godfather of Rhythm and Blues”.

Happy New Year, Baby Johnny Otis, Lem Tally & Cath Excelsior Records 1947

My Baby’s Business
Jimmy Rushing Accompanied By Johnny Otis His Drums & His Orchestra
Excelsior Records 1945

Wynonie “Mr. Blues” Harris & the Johnny Otis All Stars
Philo Records 1945

Midnight At The Barrel House Johnny Otis Orchestra Excelsior Records 1947
Alligator Meat Joe Swif & The Johnny Otis Band Exclusive Records 1948

Wedding Boogie
The Johnny Otis’ Congregation: Little Esther, Mel Walker, & Lee Graves
Savoy Records 1950

If It’s So Baby The Robins w/ Johnny Otis Savoy Records 1950

Double Crossing Blues
The Johnny Otis Quintette w/ The Robins & Little Esther
Savoy Records 1950

The Mooche
Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
Spirit of the Black Territory Bands 1992

Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com

New Year’s Resolution Roy Milton & His Solid Senders Specialty Records 1947

I Got Loaded
Igor Prado Band
Recorded in MONO at Studio 8 (SP/Brazil) 2007

No Rollin Blues Jimmy Witherspoon Moderm Records 1949
Junker’s Blues King Curtis with Jack Dupree Blues At Montreux 1971

Eyes Like a Cat
The Wayne Riker Gathering
Alphabetical Blues Bash, Vol. 1 2022

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

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