WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast May 14, 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

The Teaser The Griffin Brothers Orchestra Dot Records 1952
Mama Don’t Allow It Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Capitol Records 1951
Roll ‘Em Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippres Exclusive Records 1948
Lady Be Good Taj Mahal Savoy 2023
Double Dealing Percy Mayfield Chess Records 1955

My Mother’s Eyes
Nellie Lutcher & Her Rhythm
Capitol Americana Records 1947

Wee Baby Blues Lynwood Slim Last Call 2006
My Mother Told Me Nat King Cole Capitol Records 1950

No Use Knockin’ The Uptown Rhythm Kings Oooh-Wow! 1990
Eric Shoutin’ Sheridan
January 22, 1951 – April 29, 2023

Boogie At Midnight Roy Brown & His Mighty Mighty Men DeLuxe Records 1949
(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1952
Candy’s Mood Candy Johnson & His Peppermint Sticks Alben Records 1948
Roll ‘Em Pete Jimmy Witherspoon …at the Renaissance 1960
I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You) Samara Joy Linger Awhile 2022

Everybody Clap Hands
Amos Milburn & His Chicken Shackers
Aladdin Records 1951

Handclapin’ Big Joe & The Dynaflows Good Rockin’ Daddy 1989

Joselph Vernon “Big Joe” Turner, Junior was born in Kansas City, Missouri
on May 18, 1911. According to songwriter Doc Pomus, “Rock and roll would
have never happened without him.” Turner’s greatest fame was due to his
rock-and-roll recordings in the 1950s, particularly but his career as a
performer endured from the 1920s into the 1980s.

Shake, Rattle & Roll
Big Joe Turner & the Paul Williams Orchestra
Show Time at The Apollo (TV show) 1954
Big Joe Turner made the original recording of “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” about
four months before Bill Haley and the Comets made a slightly-sanitized version
into a world-wide hit. Both versions are considered classics and Big Joe’s version
is number 127 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the Top 500 Songs of All Time.

Low Down Dog Joe Turner & Pete Johnson From Spirituals to Swing 1938
Turner and Johnson’s performance at the first John Hammond’s
From Spirituals to Swing concert at Carnage Hall in New York City rocketed
them into the national spotlight.

My Gal’s A Jockey
Big Joe Turner with Wild Bill Moore’s Lucky Seven Band
National Records 1946
Turner’s recording of “My Gal’s A Jockey” was his second song to make
the National R&B Chart, peaking at number eight for one week in 1946.

Rocket 88 Boogie, Pt 1 Pete Johnson Swing Time Records 1947
Johnson’s playing on “Rocket 88 Boogie” was the basis for Ike Turner’s piano
part on “Rocket 88” by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats in 1951.

Switchin’ in the Kitchen Roomful Of Blues Under One Roof 1997

Jump Children (aka “Feelin’ Happy”)
Bill Haley & His Comets
Live In Paris October 14-15, 1958
Bill Haley idolized Big Joe Turner. The two men toured together
as the headliners of one of the first intergrated R&R / R&B
shows in the late 1950s.

Flip, Flop And Fly
Big Joe Turner w/ Count Basie
Big Joe Turner – Flip, Flop & Fly 1989

Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com

Blues for Mother Alice Igor Prado Band Instrumentals, Vol.1 2010

Oooh Wow! The Uptown Rhythm Kings Oooh-Wow! 1990
Eric Shoutin’ Sheridan
January 22, 1951 – April 29, 2023

Push-Ka-Pee She Pie (The Saga Of Saga Boy)
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1949

Let The Good Times Roll Ray Charles The Genius 1959
All About That Bruce Katz Band Connections 2023
Queen Bee Blues Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson King Records 1950
Hy’a Sue Duke Ellington Columbia Records 1948
Candy Big Maybelle Savoy Records 1956

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