3-17-19 Playlist

We celebrated Nat “King” Cole’s 100th birthday in style!

WRFG’s Jumpin’ With Route 66!  
We hope you can join us at Blind Willie’s Blues Club on Sunday, April 7 from 2:00 to 9:30 p.m. for a jazzy blues fundraiser to support WRFG 89.3 FM / WRFG.ORG, Atlanta’s only independent community radio station.

Admission is a donation of $10.00 or more at the door. This is a 21 and older event.

Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, March 17, 2019
Hosts: John & Frankie Lee
Birthday: Nat “King” Cole was born Nathanial Adams Coles in Montgomery, Alabama on March 17, 1909

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Song Artist Album or First Release Date

  • Thunder Eddie Cole’s Solid Swingers w/ Nat King Cole Decca Records 1936 (Nat King Cole’s first recording session)
  • Sweet Lorraine King Cole Trio Brunswick Records 1944 (His first big hit)
  • Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You? Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers Everybody’s Talkin’ Bout Miss Thing! 2009
  • Straighten Up & Fly Right Eddie Tigner Route 66 2001
  • Got A Penny, Benny Nat King Cole Capitol Records IA-2080 1943
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Never No Lament) Duke Ellington w/ Al Hibler Victor Records 26610 1943
  • Crazy He Calls Me Billie Holiday Decca Records 24796 1949
  • Errand Girl for Rhythm Catherine Russell Alone Together 2019
  • Oh, Lady Be Good! Jazz At The Philharmonic (see notes) JATP – Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles, July 30, 1944 1944
  • Ain’t Necessarily So Nat King Cole & Cab Calloway The Nat “King” Cole TV Show (NBC) 1956
  • Frim Fram Sauce Diana Krall Steppin Out 1993
  • Let’s Face The Music & Dance Ruth Brown A Late Date With 1959
  • Mona Lisa Kid Ramos Old School 2018
  • Route 66 King Cole Trio Capitol Records ET1063-1 1946
  • Baby, Baby All The Time King Cole Trio Capitol Records ET1016-1 1946
  • Nature Boy Dee Alexander Songs My Mother Loves, 2014
  • Blues (First B Flat Blues) (Parts 1, 2, & 3 Jazz At The Philharmonic (see notes) Norman Granz’ Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol. 4 1944
  • Careless Love (with dialogue) Nat King Cole & Eartha Kitt St. Louis Blues (sountrack) 1958
  • Calypso Blues Marvin Gaye A Tribute To The Great Nat King Cole 1965
  • Save The Bones For Henry Jones Ray Charles & Lou Rawls Just Between Us 1988
  • Orange Colored Sky Natalie Cole Unforgettable: With Love 1991
  • Smile Nat King Cole Capitol Records CL-45 14149 1954
  • Hit That Jive Jack Four Charms Flatland Boogie 2000

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

Notes:

Jazz at the Philharmonic:

“Lady Be Good”: Illinois Jacquet (ts); Nat “King” Cole (p); Red Callender (b); Lee Young (d)

“Blues (Frist B Flat Blues)”: Guitar – Les Paul, Piano – Nat King Cole,Tenor Saxophone – Illinois Jacquet, Lester Young, & Jack McVea, Trombone – J.J. Johnson

Playlist: 3-10-19

Daylight Saving Time returns and with it a clown car Sunday morning cruise careening through the blues, jump, R&B, boogie-woogie, early rock’n’roll, and juke box jazz.

Thanks to everyone who held on for the ride and especially those who gave so generously to #supportWRFG’s Spring Pledge Drive. Your dollars help keep #Atlanta’s only independent #CommunityRadio station alive and free from corporate influnences. Want to help out? Please call us at 404-523-8989 or go to WRFG.ORG. Thanks!

Here’s your Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, March 10, 2019

Hosts: John & Frankie Lee
Birthday: Lloyd Price was born in Kenner, Louisiana on March 9, 1933.

Song – Artist – Album or Original Release – Date

Apollo Theater Jump – Earl Bostic & His Orchestra – Gotham Records G-248 – 1949

Jump & Shout – Erline “Rock & Roll” Harris – De Luxe Records – 1949
All She Wants to Do Is Rock – Wynonie Harris – King Records 4304 – 1949
The “Beak” Speaks – Bill Haley & His Comets – Decca Records ED2616 – 1958

Rock Around the Clock – Sonny Day & His Knights – Arcade Records – 1953
Jim Dog – Porky Cohen With Roomful Of Blues – Rhythm & Bones – 1996

Night Time Is the Right Time – Aretha Now! – 1968
Woke Up This Morning – Arthur Prysock – Wing Records W-90016X45 – 1955
Nobody Knows You When You Are Down & Out – Louis Jordan Decca Records 9-29018 – 1950

Early in the Morning – Catherine Russell – Alone Together – 2019
Let The Good Times Roll – Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra – Ray Sings Basie Swings – 1973

Route 66 – The Brian Setzer Orchestra – Next Generation Swing – 1998

8:00 a.m. Tribute to Lloyd Price

Lawdy Miss Clawdy – Lloyd Price & The Dave Bartholomew Orchestra – Specialty Records SP 428 A – 1952

Oooh-Oooh-Oooh – Lloyd Price – Specialty Records – 1953
Just Because – Candye Kane – Swango – 1998 (written by Lloyd Price)
Stagger Lee – Lloyd Price – ABC Paramount Records – 1959

Sing Sing Sing – The Boogie Kings – Disturbing The Peace – 2018
Sunday – Etta Jones feat. The Cedar Walton Trio A Soulful Sunday – Live at the Left Bank (1972) – 2019

Caldonia – B.B. King – Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan – 1999
Popcorn Plas Johnson – Rockin’ with the Plas – 1957

Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash – The Clovers – Atlantic Records – 1954
A Pretty Girl (A Cadillac & Some Money) – Buddy & Ella Johnson – Decca Records – 1956

I’ve Got a Feeling – Bloodest Saxophone Feat. Diunna Greenleaf – Texas Queens 5 – 2019
That’s How You Got Killed Before – Elvis Costello – My Flame Burns Blue – 2006

I’m Your Rockin’ Man – Herman Manzy & His Orchestra – Fidelity Records – 1952
Reelin’ & Rockin’ – Chuck Berry – One Dozen Berrys – 1958

(You Get) Old If You’re Lucky – Papa Joe Grappa – Too White to Sing the Blues – 2005

Your RT66 Playlist 2-2-19

Our first show of February came complete with birthday salutes to Ruth Brown & Chuck Willis.

Listen to Route 66 every Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Eastern on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3FM. Your independent community radio station is streaming worldwide over our free mobile app and WRFG.ORG. Call the studio (404)-523-8989

Hosts: John & Frankie Lee

Song – Artist – Album or First Release – Date

Overdrive – Big Joe & The Dynaflows – Rockhouse Party 2019

Rock Daddy Rock – Big Bertha Henderson – Chance Records 1952
Rock, Rock, Rock – Amos Milburn & His Aladdin Chickenshackers – Aladdin Records 1953
Don’t Want to Sit Down – O.V. Wright – If It’s Only For Tonight 1965

I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water – Lou Rawls – Black & Blue 1963
I’ll Take Care Of You – Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters w/ Diane Blue – Father’s Day 2015

Atomic Baby – Linda Hayes – Recorded In Hollywood 1953
Rock H-Bomb Rock – H-Bomb Ferguson & The Charlie Singleton Orchestra – Atlas Records 1951
Fred McMurray – Civil Defense Spot: Family Fallout Shelter Booklet – Atomic Platters: Cold War Music From The Golden Age Of Homeland Security Single Warhead Edition With Bonus Tracks
Satellite Baby – Roosevelt Sykes – The Honeydripper 1961

I Found a Love – The Falcons – Lu Pine Productions 1962
This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin’ – Bonita & The Blues Shacks – Bonita & The Blues Shacks 2015
Hang Up My Rock & Roll Shoes – Chuck Willis – Atlantic Records 1958

What Am I Living For – Chuck Willis – Atlantic Records 1958
Big Heavy – Cozy Eggleston – States Records 1952
Blue Turning Grey Over You – Billie Holiday w/ Tiny Grimes – Aladdin Records 1951

8:00 a.m. Tribute to Ruth Brown

5-10-15 Hours – Ruth Brown – Atlantic Record 1952

(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean – Ruth Brown – Atlantic Records 1952
Teardrops From My Eyes – Van Morrison – Roll With The Punches 2017
Too Many Men – Ruth Brown – Atlantic Records 1953

Wild Wild Young Men – The Knickerbocker All-Stars w/ Darcel Wilson – Love Makes A Woman 2018
Raise The Roof, Raise The Rent – Johnnie Bassett & The Blues Insurgents – Cadillac Blues 1998

Why Don’t You Haul Off & Love Me – Bull Moose Jackson – King Records 1949
Strollin’ With Nolen – Jimmy Nolen – Federal Records 1956
C.C. Rider – Chuck Willis – Atlantic Records 1957

Going To The River – Chuck Willis – Okeh Records 1953
Someday – Deacon John’s Jump Blues Featuring Davell Crawford – Music From the Film 2002
Blow Top Blues -Etta Jones feat. The Cedar Walton Trio – A Soulful Sunday – Live at the Left Bank (1972) 2019

That’s All I Need – LaVern Baker & The Gliders – Atlantic Records 1955
Just A Little Bit – Rosco Gordon – Vee Jay Records 1959

(sign off)

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

RT66 Playlist 1-27-19

We wrapped up January 2019 with birthday tributes to the great Etta James and Bobby “Blue” Bland.

You can hear Route 66 every Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Eastern on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3 FM. Your independent community radio station is streaming worldwide over our free mobile app and WRFG.ORG.

Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, January 27, 2019

Hosts: John & Frankie Lee

Deacon Rides Again – Big Jay McNeely – Imperial Records – 1952

I’ve Got a Little Boy – Ann Cole – Baton Records – 1957
Too Much Monkey Business – Chuck Berry – After School Session – 1957
Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino – Imperial Records – 1956

You Run Your Mouth & I’ll Run My Business – Louis Jordan – Decca Records – 1940
Gabbin’ Blues – Big Maybelle – Okeh Records – 1952
The Frim Fram Sauce – King Cole Trio – Capitol Records – 1945

Chicken Shack Boogie – Amos Milburn – Aladdin Records 1947
As Long as I’m Moving – Ruth Brown & The Rhythmakers & Orchestra – Atlantic Records – 1955
Turn On Your Lovelight – Bobby “Blue” Bland – Duke Records – 1961

Don’t Leave Me Baby – Duke Robillard – Duke’s Blues – 1996
Route 66 – Eddie Tigner – Route 66 – 2001

Hole In The Wall – Albennie Jones with Sam Price & His Rockin’ Rhythm – Decca Records – 1949
Stormy Blues – Billie Holiday – Savoy Records – 1954
Stormy Monday Blues – Bobby “Blue” Bland – Duke Records – 1962

In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down – Charles Brown – Aladdin Records – 1949

8:00 AM – Tribute to Etta James

Roll With Me Henry – Etta James Alan Freed R’n’R Dance Party Vol. 3 – 1956

Something’s Got A Hold On Me – Etta James – Rocks The House – 1963
Junior’s Boogie Rocket – The Hollywood Blue Flames w/ Junior Watson – Road To Rio – 2006
Good Rockin’ Daddy – Etta James – Modern Records – 1955

That’s How You Got Killed Before – Dirty Dozen Brass Band w/ Elvis Costello – The New Orleans Album – 1990
Shrimp & Gumbo – Dave Bartholomew – Imperial Records – 1955
New Coat of Paint – Ana Popovic – Trilogy – 2016

Sweet Little Angel – Otis Rush – American Folk Blues Festival 66 Vol.2 – 1966
Ten Long Years – B.B. King – Singin’ The Blues – 1956
Who Will The Next Fool Be – Bobby “Blue” Bland – Duke Records – 1962

Farther Up The Road – Bobby “Blue” Bland – Duke Records – 1957
Ain’t Nothin’ You Can Do – Van Morrison – It’s Too Late To Stop Now – 1974

Make Me Know It – Roy Milton – Specialty Records – 1954
Oh Why? – Little Richard – Here’s Little Richard – 1957
Hey Little Girl – Billy Wright – Savoy Records – 1951

She’s Got Me Hook Line & Sinker – Smiley Lewis – Imperial Records – 1956

(sign off)

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