WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast April 16, 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 Label & Date

Rockin’ With Big John Big John Greer Sittin’ In With Records 1948
Bloodshot Eyes Wynonie Harris King Records 1951
Quiet Whiskey Catherine Russell Inside This Heart of Mine 2010
Good Morning Judge Buster Poindexter Buster Poindexter 1987
One Room Country Shack Mercy Dee Walton Specialty Records 1951
3 O’clock Blues B.B. King RPM Records 1951
3 A.M. Boogie Willard McDaniel Specialty Records 1952
Going Down To Big Mary’s Helen Thompson States Record Company 1953
No Justice Yates McKendree Buchanan Lane 2022
I Have News For You Roy Milton & his Solid Senders Specialty Records 1951
Go Back To The One You Love T-Bone Walker Capitol Records 1950
Stormy Weather Lena Horne Stormy Weather 1957
Straight Jaquette Roomful of Blues Standing Room Only 2009
Old Maid Boogie Eddie Vinson Mercury Records 1947
Blue And Lonesome Memphis Slim Miracle Records 1949

Every Day I Have the Blues
Count Basie & Joe Williams
Count Basie Swings & Joe Williams Sings 1956

Born Eleanora Fagan in Philadelphia on April 7, 1915, Billie Holiday was an
innovative jazz and blues singer. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo.

– wikipedia.org

You’ve Changed Billie Holiday Lady In Satin 1958

Riffin’ The Scotch
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra w/ Billie Holiday
Columbia Records 1933
Legendary Columbia Records talent scout John Hammond oversaw Billie Holiday’s first recording session when she was just 18. She was the featured vocalist on two songs recorded by Benny Goodman in November of 1933. “Riffin’ the Scotch” sold 3,000 copies, which was considered a hit record back in the day.

West End Blues Louis Armstrong Columbia Records 1928
After a tumultious childhood, Holiday was drawn to music, especially songs by Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong. She frequently cited Armstrong’s “West End Blues” as
the song that most directly influenced her vocal style.

What a Little Moonlight Can Do
Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra w/ Billie Holiday
Brunswick Records 1935
Holiday’s colaboration with Teddy Wilson produced the hit
“What A Little Moonlight Can Do,” which became a jazz classic.

Come Love John Hammond Ready For Love 2003
Crazy He Calls Me Aretha Franklin Soul ’69 1969
Don’t Explain Lou Rawls Soulin’ 1966

Fine And Mellow
Billie Holiday & Her All-Star Band
The Seven Lively Arts: The Sound of Jazz, LA (CBS Studios) 1957
Billie Holiday’s performance of “Fine and Mellow” on CBS’s The Sound of Jazz
program is memorable for her interplay with her long-time friend Lester Young.
Both were less than two years from death. Young died in March 1959. Holiday
wanted to sing at his funeral, but her request was denied.

Biorgraphy @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Discography @ Jazz Discography Project
Lady Sings The Blues (Book) @ wikipedia.org
The Best Books About Billie Holiday @ Rolling Stone
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Hunting of Billie Holiday @ Politico Magazine

Perdido Oscar Pettiford Jazz Selction Records 1951

Boogie Woogie Blue Plate
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1947

Groovy Movie Blues
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Charles Brown
Exclusive Records 1948

My Man’s An Undertaker Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1954
Birmingham Bounce Lionel Hampton Decca Records 1950
Them There Eyes Varetta Dillard Savoy Records 1952

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