WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast March 12, 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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First Album or Label & Date

Bullfrog Hop Big Bob Kornegay Dot Records 1956

They Don’t Want Me To Rock No More
Ella Johnson w/ Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra
Walkin’ 1957

Cryin’ Won’t Help You Paul Carrack Don’t Wait Too Long 2023
He’s All I Need Catherine Russell Strictly Romancin’ 2007
Around The Clock Parts 1 & 2 Wynonie Harris Philo Records 1945
Swingin’ The Blues Count Basie Piano Rhythms 1947
Willow Weep For Me Billie Holiday Lady Sings The Blues 1956
Come Rain Or Come Shine Art Blakey / The Jazz Messengers Moanin’ 1958
When Your Lover Has Gone Ray Charles The Genius Of Ray Charles 1959
Telephone (Operator) Blues Floyd Dixon Aladdin Records ‎ 1950
Slippin’ & Slidin’ (Peepin’ & Hidin’) Little Richard Speciality Records 1956
C-Jam Blues Lynn Hope & His Orchestra Aladdin Records 1953
I Like To Riff Nat King Cole Quartet Savoy Records 1946
Evil Gal Blues Etta Jones Black & White Records 1944

Down, Down, Down
Southside Johnny and Labamba’s Big Band
Grapefruit Moon: The Songs of Tom Waits 2008

Born Rosetta Nubin in Cotton Plant, Arkansas on March 20, 1915, Sister Rosetta Tharpe gained popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with her gospel recordings, characterized by a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and electric guitar. – wikipedia

CORRECTION: In today’s show I repeatedly said Friday, March 20, 2023,
was the 105th anniversary of Sister Rosetta’s birth. In actuality
Friday would have been her 108th birthday.

Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
Chris Barber’s Jazz Band feat. Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Performance 1957

Rock Me
Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra feat. Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Decca Records 1938

This Train Sister Rosetta Tharpe Decca Records 1939
Willing to cross the line between sacred and secular by performing her music of
“light” in the “darkness” of nightclubs and concert halls with big bands behind her,
Tharpe pushed spiritual music into the mainstream and helped pioneer the rise
of pop-gospel, beginning in 1938 with the recording “Rock Me” and with her
1939 hit “This Train.”wikipedia

Up Above My Head (I Hear Music In The Air)
The Blind Boys of Alabama
Daytrotter Session 2014

99 1/2 Just Won’t Do The Williams Brothers The Sensational… 1976

Every Time I Feel The Spirit
Chris Barber’s Jazz Band feat. Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Performance 1957

Didn’t It Rain
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Blues and Gospel Tour (for Grenada TV) 1964
Tharpe was a pioneer in her guitar technique; she was among the first popular recording artists to use heavy distortion on her electric guitar, opening the way to the rise of electric blues. Her guitar-playing technique had a profound influence on the development of British blues in the 1960s. Her European tour with Muddy Waters in 1964, with a stop in Manchester on May 7, is cited by British guitarists such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Keith Richards. wikipedia

Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.org
American Women’s History Museum
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Profile @ The Guardian

One O’Clock Jump Lester Young Aladdin Records 1947

R.M. Blues & Shuggie’s Boogie
The Johnny Otis Show w/ Roy Milton & Shuggie Otis
Live At Monterey!

The Honeydripper
Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
Exclusive Records 1945

Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1946

Fine Brown Frame Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, & Ruth Brown
The Big Band Sound… 1968

Hole In The Wall Ben Levin Take Your Time 2022
Blues For The Red Boy Todd Rhodes Sensation Records 1947
Hound Dog Big Mama Thornton Peacock Records 1952

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

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