6-23-19 Playlist

The fourth Sunday of June found us marking two celebrations of freedom: Juneteenth & Pride Month. Next week, our birthday salute to Louis Jordan, the King of the Jukebox. Don’t miss it!

Join our cruise through the blues, jump, R&B, boogie, early rock’n’roll, and jukebox jazz every Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. on WRFG 89.3 FM. Atlanta’s independent community radio station is streaming worldwide over our free mobile app and WRFG.ORG.

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Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, June 23, 2019

Title Artist Original Album or First Releae & Date

Blues For The Red Boy Todd Rhodes Sensation / King Records 1948

Rock Savoy, Rock Andrew Tibbs Peacock Records 1951
Somebody Got To Go Gatemouth Moore Gay Paree Records 1951
Palm of Your Hand Georgina Peach & The Savoys I’m on My Way 2019

Nursery Rhyme Rock Wynona Carr Specialty Records 1956
The Whip Gil Bernal Spark Records 1954
My Babe Keith Richards Talk Is Cheap (reissue with bonus tracks) 2019

High Society T-Bone Walker I Get So Weary 1961
No Headstone on My Grave Esther Phillips Atlantic Records 1964
Ain’t No Fun (When The Rabbit Got the Gun) The Cash Box Kings Hail To The Kings! 2019

New Orleans Shuffle Roomful Of Blues Hot Little Mama 1981
The Comeback Harpdog Brown For Love & Money 2019

Poppa Stoppa Pee Wee Crayton Modern Records 1950
You Ain’t Movin’ Me Linda Hayes w/Earl Warren Orch. Antler Records 1956

Howling At Midnight Willis Jackson De Luxe Records 1954

Former slaves at Juneteenth celebration in Texas circa 1900

8:00 a.m. Junteenth Celebration

Juneteenth Jamboree Louis Jordan Decca Records 1940

Wade In The Water Sweet Honey In The Rock God’s Greatest Hits” on Vision TV 2012

Salute to Pride Month

Isfahan Duke Ellington The Far East Suite 1966 (written by Billy Strayhorn)

Gladys Bentley on “You Bet Your Life” in 1958

Them There Eyes Gladys Bentley “You Bet Your Life” TV Show with Grocho Marx 1958
Boogie’n My Woogie Gladys Bentley Quintette Excelsior Records 1945

Fourth of July Boogie Gladys “Fatso” Bently” (unknown)
Pachuko Hop Ike Carpenter Orchestra Aladdin Records 1953
Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand Ray Charles Swing Time Records 1951

Days Of Old B B King Kent Records 1959 (?)
3 AM Blues Adrianna Marie & her Roomful Of All-Stars Kingdom Of Swing 2017

Little By Little Nappy Brown Savoy Records 1956
Bye Bye Baby The Johnny Otis Show w/ Marie Adams Capitol Records 1957

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Tag (You’re It) Little Charlie & The Nightcats Nine Lives 2009

6-16-19 Playlist

Hope you held on for our frantic Father’s Day cruise down Route 66!

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Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, June 16, 2019

Host: John
Birthday: Helen Humes was born in Louisville, Kentucky on June 23, 1913.

Song Artist Album or first Single Release Date

Hot Tamales Noble “Thin Man” Watts & His Rhythm Sparks Baton Records 1959

Feel So Bad Terry Hanck I Still Get Excited 2019
Betty & Dupree Chuck Willis Atlantic Records 1957

TV Is The Thing Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1953
Rock Bottom Gene Phillips & His Rhythm Aces Modern Records 1948
Blues For My Baby Billy Wright w/ the Howard Collander Orchestra Savoy Records 1949
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Honey Hush Georgina Peach & The Savoys I’m on My Way 2019
Keep Your Hands Off My Baby Johnnie Bassett w/ Chris Codish The Gentleman Is Back 2009
Away From You Chuck Berry New Juke Box Hits 1961

So Many Tears Lowell Fulson Checker Records 1961
Big Boy’s Bounce Ervin “Big Boy” Groves Vita Records 1956
One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show Big Maybelle Okeh Records 1955

New Coat Of Paint Tom Waits The Heart of Saturday Night 1974
Bolo Blues Jimmy Forrest United Records 1952
Grits Ain’t Groceries Little Milton Checker Records 1969

Ain’t Gonna Cry Lynwood Slim World Wide Wood 2000
Oh Babe Roy Milton Specialty Records 381 1950 2:27

8:00 AM Tribute to Helen Humes

Sneaking Around With You Helen Humes Sneakin’ Around 1974
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I Cried For You Count Basie & Helen Humes Decca Records 1952
They Raided The Joint Duke Robillard A Swingin Session With Duke Robillard 2008 (Helen’s version was the A side of Loud Talkin’ Woman)
Loud Talkin’ Woman Helen Humes Decca Records 1952

I’m Singin’ The Blues Red Norvo w/ Helen Humes Red Plays The Blues 1958
Skronky Tonk Little Charlie & Organ Grinder Swing Skronky Tonk 2016

Rocket 88 Mitch Woods A Tip of the Hat to Fats 2019
Is You Is, Or Is You Ain’t (My Baby) B. B. King & Dr. John Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan 1999

Have You Got The Gumption Louis Jordan Decca ‎Records 1947
Blue Light Boogie Harpdog Brown For Love & Money 2019

The House Of Blue Lights Ella Mae Morse Capital Record 1946
Grey Hound Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1952

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

6-9-19 Playlist

We paused this week to remember the amazing Dr. John. Rest in power.

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

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Here’s your Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, June 9, 2019

Hosts: John & Frankie Lee
In Memorial: Dr. John. The Night Tripper was born Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. in New Orleans on 20, 1941. He died of a heart attack on June 6, 2019

Song Artist Original Album and/or First Release Date

Something’s Got A Hold On Me Etta James Argo Records 1962

Mr. Cleanhead Blues (a.k.a. They Call Me Mr. Cleanhead) Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson Mercury Records 1946(?)
Blues From Louisiana Illinois Jacquet (unknown)
Come On Earl King Imperial Records 1960
Cindy Lou Gene Terry Goldband Records 1958

You Give Me Nothing But The Blues Guitar Slim Specialty Records 1958
Mr. Bad Luck Earl King Sexual Telepathy 1990
Baby, It’s Cold Outside Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan – Decca Records 1949

How Long Blues Henry Gray (self-titled) 1990
Rock This House Hollywood Fats Hollywood Fats Band 1978
Things I Used To Do Ike & Tina Turner The Hunter 1969
I’m tore Up Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm Federal Records 1956
Suds James Brown King Records 1961

Rampart Stree Special Champion Jack Dupree Natural & Soulful Blues 1960

8:00 a.m. Tribute to Dr. John

Do Nothin’ Til You Hear From Me Dr. John Duke Elegant 2000

Iko Iko/Blow Wind Blow Dr John Gumbo 1972
Black Night Dr. John In A Sentimental Mood 1989
It’s All Over Now Dirty Dozen Brass Band w/ Dr. John Voodoo 1989

I Didn’t Want To Do It Deacon John’s Jump Blues featuring Dr. John Deacon John’s Jump Blues: Music From The Film 2002
Uptown Blues Jimmie Lunceford Okeh Records 1940

Mathilda Cookie & The Cupcakes Judd Records 1959
Full Gain Grady Gaines & The Texas Upsetters w Clarence Holliman Full Gain 1988
Can’t Even Do Wrong Right Chris Daniels & The Kings with Freddi Gowdy Blues with Horns, Vol 1. 2017

Jimmy’s Jive Jimmy Nolen Dig Records 1957 (Unreleased until the 1990s)
A Virus Called The Blues Charles Brown w/ Dr. John All My Life 1990

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

6-2-19 Playlist

With Frankie Lee off in Savannah, John took a solo cruise down the rhythm’n’blues highway this week. We’re happy to report there were no injuries and the bluesmobile was returned to the garage undamaged.

Route 66 is heard 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.

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Here’s your Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, June 2, 2019

Host: John
Birthday: Johnny Ace was born John Marshall Alexander Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee on June 9, 1929.

Song Artist Original Album or First Release & Date

Red Top Gene Ammons Savoy Records 1953

Bop Till You Drop Mike Goudreau & the Boppin Blues Band Sweet Blues 2016
Amos’ Blues Amos Milburn Alladin Records 1946
Why Don’t You Haul Off & Love Me Bull Moose Jackson King Records 1949

Every Day I Have the Blues Count Basie & Joe Williams Count Basie Swings & Joe Williams Sings 1956
Losing Battle Bloodest Saxophone feat. Crystal Thomas Texas Queens 5 2019

Moon Dog Boogie (aka Rock’n’Roll Boogie) Freddie Mitchell Derby Records 1952
Three-Handed Woman Louis Jordan I Believe In Music 1973
School Street Shuffle Kirk Fletcher I’m Here & I’m Gone 2005

Dim, Dim The Lights Bill Haley & His Comets Rockin’ Rollin'(EP) 1954
Hurts Me to My Heart Faye Adams Checker Records 1954
I Can’t Wait To Get Off Work (And See My Baby On Montgomery Avenue) Tom Waits Small Change 1976

Billy’s Boogie Blues Billy Wright Savoy Records 1949
Blue Monday George Benson Walking to New Orleans: Remembering Chuck Berry and Fats Domino 2019
Highballin’ Daddy Greg Piccolo Heavy Juice 1990

My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It Fatman Robinson Quintet Decca Records 1950
Hop, Skip & Jump Anita Tucker Capitol Records 1956

8:00 A.M. Tribute to Johnny Ace

Yes Baby Big Mama Thornton & Johnny Ace Peacock Records 1955

The Clock Johnny Ace Duke Records 1953
Never Let Me Go Aretha Franklin Aretha Arrives 1967
Pledging My Love Johnny Ace & The Johnny Otis Orchestra Duke Records 1955

This is the popular version of what happened to Johnny Ace. Big Mama Thornton said he wasn’t playing Russian roulette. She said Ace pointing the gun at his girlfriend, then pointed it at himself saying he knew it was loaded. The revolver went off by accident and Johnny Ace was dead.

Johnny Has Gone Varetta Dillard Savoy Records 1955
Slow Caboose Sax Mallard Checker Records
Natural Ball Downchild Blues Band with Spencer Davis Blood Run Hot 2008

Eyes Wide Open Haney’s Big House Herding Cats 2019
Roll ‘Em Mitzi Mars Checker Records 1953
(What Did I Do To Be So) Black & Blue Lou Rawls Black & Blue 1963

Back Off The Cash Box Kings Hail To The Kings! 2019
Space Guitar Young John Watson (Johnny “Guitar” Watson) Federal Records 1954
Strange Things All The Rage Coatesville Harris Orchestra w/ John Coltrane Nestor Records 1953

Driftin’ Blues Bobby “Blue” Bland Touch Of The Blues 1968
Go On Fool Ruth Brown Ms. B’s Blues 2009

Lucy Lindy Boogie Joe Lutcher Capitol Records 1947

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Tag (Youre It) Little Charlie & The Nightcats Nine Lives 2005

5-26-19 Playlist

We wrapped up the month of May with a birthday packed cruise down Route 66.

Our show is heard 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.

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Here’s your Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, May 26, 2019

Hosts: John & Frankie Lee

Birthdays:

Memphis Minnie was born Lizzie Douglas in Algers, Louisiana on June 3, 1897.
Sun Ra (Le Sony’r Ra) was born Herman Poole Blount in Birmingham, Alabama on May 22, 1914
T-Bone Walker was born Aaron Thibeaux Walker in Linden, Texas on May 28, 1910.

Song Title Artist Original Album or First Release Date

Hours After Sun Ra Jazz In Silhouette 1958

A Chicken Ain’t Nothin’ But A Bird Louis Jordan Decca Records 1940
Nay! Nay! Go Way! Earl Bostic & His Orchestra King Records 1949
I’m Crying Memphis Slim & Terry Timmons Premium Records 1951

I Love the Life I Live Van Morrison The Prophet Speaks 2018
Why My Baby (Keep On Bothering Me) Dave Specter & Lenny Lynn Blues Spoken Here 1998

Just For A Thrill Aretha Franklin The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin 1962
One O’Clock Jump Chuck Berry Chess records (Unreleased) late 1950s
Mercenary Papa Cootie Williams & His Orchestra Mercury Records 1949

What’s Your Name? Jimmie Vaughan Baby, Please Come Home 2019
Hang Up My Rock & Roll Shoes Chuck Willis Atlantic Records 1958
Shout The Boogie Memphis Minnie Columbia Records 1947

Me & My Chauffeur Blues Memphis Minnie Okeh Records 1941
Alligator Meat Joe Swif & The Johnny Otis Band Exclusive Records 1948
Okie Dokie Stomp Hollywood Fats Band Blues By The Pounds (Recorded Live 1979-1980) 2019

Please Hurry Home B.B. King R.P.M. Records 1953
Talkin’ All Out Of My Head Little Esther Phillips Decca Records 1953

8:00 A.M. Tribute to T-Bone Walker

Stormy Monday T-Bone Walker The Greatest Jazz Concert In The World 1967

Wichita Falls Blues T-Bone Walker as Oak Cliff T-Bone Columbia Records 1929
Tell Me What’s The Reason The Knickerbocker All-Stars Texas Rhody Blues 2016
I Got a Break Baby Roy Gaines I got the T-Bone Walker Blues 1998

Crazy, Crazy Baby Doug Sahm The Last Real Texas Blues Band 1994
T-Bone Boogie Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters Peace of Mind 1990
Dream Girl Blues T-Bone Walker Capitol Records 1947

I’m Still In Love With You Pee Wee Crayton Modern Records 1948
T-Bone Shuffle Duke Robillard A Tribute To T-Bone Walker 2004
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Blues Ain’t Nothin’ But A Woman Helen Humes w/ T-Bone Walker American Folk & Blues Festival (German TV) 1962

(sign off music) Tag (You’re It Little Charlie & The Nightcats Nine Live 2005

5-19-19 Playlist

We turned the AirTemp on the old Imperial up to high for a smooth Sunday morning cruise down the rhythm & blues highway.

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Here’s the Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, May 19, 2019

Host: John
Birthday: Big Joe Turner was born Joseph Vernon Turner, Jr. in Kansas City, Missouri on May 19, 1911.

Song Artist Original Release & Date

Ridin’ The Riff Big Bob Dougherty Brunswick Records 1953

Lonely & Blue B.B. King R.P.M. Records 1954
Woke Up This Morning Arthur Prysock Wing Records 1955
Your Love Billie & The Kids Jukebox Daddy 2014

The Hammer Greg Piccolo Heavy Juice 1990
Deed I Do Ray Charles The Genius Of Ray Charles 1959
Eating My Heart Out For You Terry Timmons Premium Records 1949

I’m Still in Love with You Jimmie Vaughan Baby, Please Come Home 2019
My Babe Miss Annie & the Midnight Shift Won’t Be Long 2018
Fire Gino Parks & The Love Tones Tamala Records 1962

Good morning blues Downchild Blues Band Straight up 1973
Ride & Roll Sonny Terry Groove Records 1955
Rockin’ & Rollin’ The Blues Babs Gonzales & Eddie Jefferson Bruce Records 1955

Riot In Boogie Harry ‘The Hipster’ Gibson Boogie Woogie In Blue 1944
Baby Don’t Do It The 5 Royales Apollo Records 1953
Slow, Smooth & Easy Anita Tucker Capitol Records 1955

By The Light Of The Silvery Moon Little Richard Little Richard 1958

8:00 AM Tribute to Big Joe Turner

You’re Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do?) Big Joe Turner The Boss Of The Blues 1958

It’s All Right Baby Joe Turner & Pete Johnson From John Hammond’s From Spirituals to Swing Concert at Carnegie Hall, December 23, 1938
Roll ‘Em Pete Dave Specter & Lenny Lynn Blues Spoken Here 1998 (Turner’s first “hit” record, 1939)

Flip, Flop & Fly Big Joe Turner Atlantic Records 1955 (Followup to “Shake, Rattle, & Roll,” the single made it to #2 on the Billboard R&B charts in 1955.)
Wee Baby Blues Lynwood Slim Last Call 2006 (One of Turner’s most popular numbers in the early 1940s.)
Switchin’ in the Kitchen Roomful Of Blues Under One Roof 1997 (From Turner’s 1960 Lp “Big Joe Rides Again.”)

Blues For Joel Count Basie, Big Joe Turner & Eddie “Cleanhead” Venson Kansas City Shout 1980
Things Ain’t What They Used To Be Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown American Music Texas Style 1999

Linda Lu Hollywood Fats Band Blues By The Pounds (Recorded Live 1979-1980) 2019
Are You Satisfied? Ann Cole w/ Mickey Baker Baton Records 1955
Jack She’s On The Ball Sugar Ray Sweet & Swingin’ 1998

(You Dyed Your Hair) Chartreuse Louis Jordan Decca Records 1950
The Richest Guy In The Graveyard Etta Jones w/ J.C. Heard & His Orchestra Victor Records 1947

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

5-5-19 Playlist

This week, we paid tribute to James Brown, the Hardest Working Man in Show Business.

Route 66 is heard on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3FM every Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. You can listen to the show anywhere over our free mobile app and WRFG.ORG.

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Here’s Your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, May 5, 2019
Hosts: John & Frankie Lee
Birthday: James Brown was born James Joseph Brown in Barnwell, South Carolina on May 3, 1933

Song Artist Original Album or First Release & Date

Strawberry Jam Jimmy Nolen Federal Records 1956

Vicious Vodka Harpdog Brown For Love & Money 2019
Good Morning Judge Wynonie Harris King Records 1952
Got Nobody To Love Terry Timmons & Memphis Slim RCA Victor 1951

Decent Woman Blues Julia Lee Capitol Records 1950
That’s Bad Boogie Ray Collins’ Hot-Club with Big Jay McNeely Goes Intercontinental 2009
Nadine (Is It You) George Benson Walking to New Orleans: Remembering Chuck Berry and Fats Domino 2019

A Train Eddie Tigner Route 66 2001
Wee Baby Blues Lynwood Slim Last Call 2006

The House of Blue Lights Mitch Woods A Tip of the Hat to Fats 2019
Blow Top Blues Etta Jones feat. The Cedar Walton Trio A Soulful Sunday – Live at the Left Bank (1972) 2019

Information Blues Roy Milton Specialty Records 1950
The Hustle Is On T-Bone Walker Imperial Records 1950
The Storm Little Esther Phillips Federal Records 12063 1952

8:00 a.m. Tribute To James Brown

Please Please Please James Brown & His Famous Flames Please Please Please 1959 (JB’s first real R&B hit. It sold more than a million copies.)

Caldonia Louis Jordan Decca Records 1945 (JB said this was the song that made him decide to be an entertainer.)
Good Rockin’ Tonight James Brown & the Famous Flames King Records 1967 (The song was a big hit for Roy Brown, one of JB’s early influences.)

Prisoner Of Love James Brown Prisoner Of Love 1963
So Long Ruth Brown & The Eddie Condon’s NBC Televison Orchestra Atlantic Records 1949 (In 1944, sang this song in at talent show in Augusta, Georgia. He won. It was his first public appearance. He was either 10 or 11 at the time.)
Gonna Try James Brown & His Famous Flames Try Me! 1959 (This amazing song was never released as a single. It was probably recorded in 1958.)

Tell It Like It Is Little Willie John King Records 1958 (JB idolized Little Willie John and toured with him in 1958.)
Lost Someone James Brown & The Famous Flames The Amazing James Brown 1961 (Written by JB, the tune made it to #2 on the Billboard R&B Chart & #48 on the Pop Chart.)

Strollin’ With Nolen Jimmy Nolen Federal Records 1956 (Nolen was JB’s music director for several years. He is credited with creating the “funk” guitar.)
You Got The Power James Brown & Bea Ford King Records 1960 (JB’s first duet.)

I Want You So Bad Sean Costello Moanin’ for Molasses 2001 (Written by JB, his recoring made it to #20 on the R&B chart. It was his third hit and the first without background vocals by the Famous Flames.)
Hamp’s Boogie Woogie Maceo Parker Mo’ Roots 1991 (Parker replaced Jimmy Nolan as JB’s music director and played with him during the 1970s & 80s.)

Ain’t No Fun (When The Rabbit Got the Gun) The Cash Box Kings Hail To The Kings! 2019
Shortnin’ Bread Rock Etta “Miss Peaches” James Modern Records 1956
Driving Wheel Junior Parker Duke Records 1961

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

4-28-19 Playlist

Our last show of April was a veritable birthday party for some of the biggest names in blues, jump, R&B, boogie, early rock’n’roll, and jukebox jazz!

In Atlanta, we’re on WRFG 89.3 FM every Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Eastern. You can listen anywhere over our free mobile app and WRFG.ORG.

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Here’s your Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, April 28, 2019

Hosts: John & Frankie Lee

Birthdays:
Big Jay McNeely was born Cecil Jay McNeely in Los Angeles, California on April 27, 1927
Big Maybelle was born Mabel Louise Smith in Jackson, Tennessee on May 1, 1924
Duke Ellington was born Edward Kennedy Ellington in Washington, D.C.on April 29, 1899
Earl Bostic was born Eugene Earl Bostic in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 25, 1913
Ella Fitzgerald was born Ella Jane Fitzgerald in Newport News, Virginia on April 25, 1917
Mabel Scott was born Mabel Bernice Scott in Richmond, Virginia on April 30, 1915

Song Artist Original Album or Single & Date

3-D Big Jay McNeely Federal Records 1953

I’ve Got a Feeling Bloodest Saxophone Feat. Diunna Greenleaf Texas Queens 5 2019 (Written by Big Maybelle & Sid Wyche, 1954)
Days Of Old B B King Kent Records 1959
Hot Sauce Boss Earl Bostic King Records 1948

Walking to New Orleans George Benson Walking to New Orleans: Remembering Chuck Berry and Fats Domino 2019
Blue Monday Mitch Woods A Tip of the Hat to Fats 2019

I’m Beginning To See The Light Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown American Music Texas Style 1999 (Written by Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, & Harry James, 1944)
Take The “A” Train Ella Fitzgerald w/ Duke Ellington & His Orchestra SIngs The Duke Ellington Songbook 1957

Ain’t Nobody’s Business Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan Decca Records 1950
World Gone Wrong Big Joe & The Dynaflows Rockhouse Party 2019

Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train Mabel Scott Coral Records 1951
Safronia B Calvin Boze Alladin Records 1950
The Things That I Used to Do Guitar Slim Specialty Records 1954

8:00 AM Tribute to Big Maybelle

Candy Big Maybelle Savoy Records 1956

All Night Long & The Blues Big Maybelle w/ Newport Blues Band Jazz On A Summer’s Day (Soundtrack) 1958

That’s A Pretty Good Love Adrianna Marie & Her Groovecutters Double Crossing Blues 2013 (Flip side of Big Maybelle’s recording of “Candy,” 1956)
Signifyin’ Monkey Oscar Brown Jr. Sin & Soul …And Then Some 1961
Big 3 Boogie The Big Three Trio Columbia Records 1947

Diminuendo & Crescendo In Blue Duke Ellington At Newport, 1956

Cow Cow Boogie The Ink Spots & Ella Fitzgerald Decca Records 1943
My Idea About You Pee Wee Crayton Imperial Records 1955
Nervous Man Nervous Big Jay McNeely Federal Records 1953

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

4-21-19 Playlist

This week we marked the passing of Atlanta jazz and blues legend Eddie Tigner. Eddie was 92 when he left us on April 18. He was a marvelous man and a great musician. We are so lucky to have interviewed him in 2018.

Route 66 – your Sunday morning cruise through the blues, jump, R&B, boogie, early rock’n’roll and jukebox jazz – is heard on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3 FM every Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Eastern. Listen worldwide over our free mobile app and WRFG.ORG.

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Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, April 21, 2019

Host: John
Birthday: Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown was born in Vinton, Louisiana on April 18, 1924.
Honoree: Eddie Tigner – August 11, 1926 to April 18, 2019

Song Artist Album or First Release & Date

Thunderbird Maxwell Davis & His Rock’n’Roll Orchestra RPM Records 1955

I Like The Sunrise Duke Ellington w/ Al Hibler The Liberian Suite 1949
Sunday Etta Jones feat. The Cedar Walton Trio A Soulful Sunday – Live at the Left Bank (1972) 2019

A Sunday Kind Of Love Etta James At Last! 1961
That Lucky Old Sun Ray Charles Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul 1963

You Got Me Reeling & Rocking Roy Milton & His Band Doo Tone Records 1955
Reelin’ & Rockin’ Chuck Berry One Dozen Berrys 1958
Rocket 88 Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats Chess Records 1951

I Want A Tall Skinny Poppa Adrianna Marie & Her Groovecutters Double Crossing Blues 2013
Steppin’ Out Memphis Slim At The Gate Of Horn 1959
Early in the Mornin’ Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Live From Austin, TX (1996) 2019

Okie Dokie Stomp Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Peacock Records 1954
Elevator Boogie Mabel Scott w/ Charles Brown Exclusive Records 1948
Let It Lay Kenzie Moore w/ Joe Dyson’s Band Specialty Records 1953


8:00 a.m. In Memorial: The Route 66 Interview with Eddie Tigner (2018)

Music from the interview:
Got A Penny, Benny Nat King Cole Capitol Records 1943
Route 66 Eddie Tigner Route 66 2001
After Hours Eddie Tigner Route 66 2001
3 O’clock Blues B.B. King RPM Records 1952
All Around The World Eddie Tigner Slippin’ In 2009

Better Look Out Frank Bey Back In Business 2018
It’s Your Voodoo Working The Love Light Orchestra w/ John Németh The Love Light Orchestra Live 2017

Weepin’ & Cryin’ Tommy Brown & The Griffin Brothers Regent Records 1951
She’s Love Crazy Tampa Red Bluebird Records 1941

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

4-7-19 Playlist

A little rain and a great early morning cruise through the blues, jump, R&B, boogie, early rock’n’roll and jukebox jazz.

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Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, April 7, 2019

Hosts: John & Frankie Lee

Birthdays: Bessie Smith was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on April 15, 1894.
Rosco Gordon was born Rosco N. Gordon III in Memphis, Tennessee on April 10, 1928

Song Artist Orginal Album or First Release Date

Can’t Stop Jonathan Doyle & The Four Charms The Horseshoe Bend EP 2007

TWA Jimmy Witherspoon Chess Records 1954
Hands Off Priscilla Bowman w/ Jay McShann’s Orchestra Vee Jay Records 1955
Flip, Flop, & Fly Count Basie & Big Joe Turner The Bosses 1974

Jump & Shout Erline “Rock & Roll” Harris De Luxe Records 1949
Dawn Patrol Haney’s Big House Herding Cats 2019
Booted Rosco Gordon RPM Records 1952

No More Doggin’ Rosco Gordon RPM Records 1952
An Old Brick Wall Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne Inspired By The Blues 2018
Teardrops Van Morrison The Prophet Speaks 2018

Eyes Like A Cat Little Charlie & The Nightcats All The Way Crazy 1986
Flatfoot Sam Big Woody Garrett with Doobie Twisters Mr. Boogie Woogie Nighthawk 1992
Hot Sauce Boss Earl Bostic King Records 1948

Everything I Do Is Wrong Roy Milton & his Solid Senders Specialty Records 1948
Jump With You Baby The Red Wagons Blues Band w/ Lynwood Slim Jumpin’ With Friends! 2012
Kansas City Lou Rawls Black & Blue 1963

Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On Big Maybelle Okeh Records 1955

8:00 a.m. Tribute to Bessie Smith, the Empress of the Blues

Down Hearted Blues Bessie Smith Columbia Records 1923

Gulf Coast Blues Bessie Smith Columbia Records 1923
I Ain’t Gonna Play No Second Fiddle Laverne Baker Sings Bessie Smith 1958

Backwater Blues Dinah Washington Sings Bessie Smith 1958
Empty Bed Blues Mitch Woods w/ Maria Muldaur Friends Along The Way 2017

Aggrivatin’ Papa Lil Green & Her Orchestra RCA Victor 1947
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home Bessie Smith Columbia Records 1923

Gimme A Pigfoot & A Bottle Of Beer Candye Kane & Sue Palmer One Night In Belgium 2011


Swing Thing Kirk Fletcher with Vladimir Rusinov & the Jumping Cats Rhythm & Blues Cafe, Moscow, Russia 2011

Double Crossing Blues Esther Phillips w/ Johnny Otis Quintet Savoy Records 1950
Papa Ain’t Salty T-Bone Walker Atlantic Records 1955

Chicken Shack Boogie Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1947
Rockin’ Boogie Joe Lutcher Specialty Records 1948

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