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.

In Atlanta, you can hear Route 66 on WRFG 89.3 FM every Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Eastern. Your independent community radio station for progressive information and handpicked music is streaming worldwide over our free mobile app and WRFG.ORG.

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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

(sign off)

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.

We’re on Atlanta’s 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 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

(Sign Off Music)

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

April 7, 2019

Thanks to everyone who came out for our first ever Jumpin’ with Route 66 party at Blind Willie’s Blues Club. It was a smashing success and raised a good deal of cash for our favorite radio station.

We also want to thank Marian D. for sitting in Sunday morning so we could be daisy fresh (yeah, right) for the big show.

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

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

Host: Marian
Birthday: Billie Holiday was born Eleanora Fagan in Philadelphia on April 7, 1915.
Note: You may notice an abundance of Louis Jordan tunes on the list, we did that because a tribute to Louis was part of our show at Blind Willie’s.

Song Artist Album or First Release Date

Night Crawlin’ Big John Greer Groove Records 1955

Jumpin’ On Sugar Hill Helen Humes w/ Buck Clayton Mercury Records 1948
Rock Mr. Blues Wynonie Harris King Records 1949
Double Dealing Daddy Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1952

Blue Light Boogie (Parts 1 & 2) Louis Jordan Decca Records 1950
Early In The Mornin’ Ray Charles Atlantic Records 1958

Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Sings Louis Jordan 1973
Sing, Sing, Sing Louis Prima Strictly Prima 1959
Going Back to New Orleans Deacon John’s Jump Blues Featuring Dr. John Deacon John’s Jump Blues: Music From the Film (Cd) 2002

Big Fine Girl Jimmy Witherspoon Moderm Records 1949
Rockin’ All Day Jimmy McCracklin Modern Records 1950
It’s Your Voodoo Working Bloodest Saxophone feat. Jai Malano Texas Queens 5 2019

If You’re So Smart, How Come You Ain’t Rich Louis Jordan Decca Records 1950

8:00 A.M. Birthday Tribute to Billie Holiday

What a little moonlight can do Billie Holiday Billie Holiday (Lp) 1954

Blue Turning Grey Over You Billie Holiday w/ Tiny Grimes Aladdin Records 1951
Don’t Explain Southside Johnny Detour Ahead the Music of Billie Holiday 2018

Fine & Mellow Billie Holiday with Ben Webster & Lester Young The Sound of Jazz (CBS – TV special soundtrack) 1957

Them There Eyes Varetta Dillard Savoy Records 1952
Veal & Ham Pie Haney’s Big House Herding Cats 2019
Ain’t That Just Like A Woman B.B. King Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan 1999

Let The Good Times Roll Louis Jordan Decca Records 1946
Is You or Is You Ain’t My Baby Catherine Russell Alone Together 2019

Blues Is A Woman T-Bone Walker Imperial Records 1952
Kidney Stew Blues Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson Mercury Records 1947
My Rough & Ready Man Annie Laurie Regal Records 1949

How About Rocking With Me? Piney Brown Apollo Records 1950
Okie Dokie Stomp Dave Gross You Don’t Love Me 2004
I’m Talkin’ About You Henry Gray Lucky Man 1990

3-31-19

A huge thanks to the good folks from Blues Dance ATL for joining us in the studio.

We hope YOU will join us at Blind Willie’s Blues Club from 2:00 to 9:30 p.m. this Sunday, April 7, for Jumpin’ with Route 66. It’s our first party to support WRFG, Atlanta’s independent community radio station.

You can hear Route 66 every Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Eastern on WRFG 89.3 FM. We’re heard worldwide over our free mobile app and WRFG.ORG.

Please follow us on Facebook: WRFG Route 66

Here’s your Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, March 31, 2019:

Hosts: John & Frankie Lee
Birthday: Amos Milburn was born Joseph Amos Milburn in Houston, Texas on April 1, 1927

Song Artist Album or First Release Date

Sausage Rock Doc Sausage Regal Records 3256 1950

Be Ba Ba Le Ba Boogie Helen Humes & Her All Stars Philo Records 1946
Hey Ba Ba Re Bop Lionel Hampton Decca Records 18754 1945
Let’s Have A Party Amos Milburn w/ Noble “Thin Man” Watts & Mickey Baker Aladdin Records 3218 1953

I Done Done It Bloodest Saxophone feat. Jai Malano Texas Queens 5 2019 (Written by Amos Milburn)
The Honey Dripper Charles Brown Honey Dripper 1996

Dawn Patrol Haney’s Big House Herding Cats 2019
T-Bone Jumps Again T-Bone Walker Black & White Records 125 1947
Street Lights Little Esther Federal Records 12122 1953

Jack Of Diamonds Jesse Thomas Specialty Records 1951
My Babe Keith Richards Digital Single 2019
Route 66 Chuck Berry New Jukebox Hits 1961

One O’Clock Jump Jack Parker & Etta Jones Decca Records 9-29084 1954
Duet Count Basie The Complete Atomic Basie 1958
Goin’ To Chicago Blues Lou Rawls Black & Blue 1962

Things I Used To Do Ike & Tina Turner Her Man His Woman 1969

8:00 a.m. Tribute to Amos Milburn

Down The Road Apiece Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 161A 1947

Bad, Bad Whiskey Amos Milburn Alladin Records 1950
One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer Dennis Gruenling w/ Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones Rockin’ All Day 2012 (Written by Amos Milburn)

Roomin’ House Boogie Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1949
Everything I Do Is Wrong Kid Ramos Two Hands One Heart 1995 (Written by Amos Milburn)

Bits & Pieces Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Live From Austin, TX (1996) 2019
Lost Mind Johnny Adams Walking on a Tightrope – The Songs of Percy Mayfield 1989

Caldonia Louis Jordan Decca Records 1945
Don’t Save It Too Long (The Money Song) Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Capitol Records ‎– F838 1950
Money Honey The Drifters Atlantic Records 1953

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

3-31-19

A huge thanks to the good folks from Blues Dance ATL for joining us in the studio.

We hope YOU will join us at Blind Willie’s Blues Club from 2:00 to 9:30 p.m. this Sunday, April 7, for Jumpin’ with Route 66. It’s our first party to support WRFG, Atlanta’s independent community radio station.

You can hear Route 66 every Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Eastern on WRFG 89.3 FM. We’re heard worldwide over our free mobile app and WRFG.ORG.

Please follow us on Facebook: WRFG Route 66

Here’s your Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, March 31, 2019:

Hosts: John & Frankie Lee
Birthday: Amos Milburn was born Joseph Amos Milburn in Houston, Texas on April 1, 1927

Song Artist Album or First Release Date

Sausage Rock Doc Sausage Regal Records 3256 1950

Be Ba Ba Le Ba Boogie Helen Humes & Her All Stars Philo Records 1946
Hey Ba Ba Re Bop Lionel Hampton Decca Records 18754 1945
Let’s Have A Party Amos Milburn w/ Noble “Thin Man” Watts & Mickey Baker Aladdin Records 3218 1953

I Done Done It Bloodest Saxophone feat. Jai Malano Texas Queens 5 2019 (Written by Amos Milburn)
The Honey Dripper Charles Brown Honey Dripper 1996

Dawn Patrol Haney’s Big House Herding Cats 2019
T-Bone Jumps Again T-Bone Walker Black & White Records 125 1947
Street Lights Little Esther Federal Records 12122 1953

Jack Of Diamonds Jesse Thomas Specialty Records 1951
My Babe Keith Richards Digital Single 2019
Route 66 Chuck Berry New Jukebox Hits 1961

One O’Clock Jump Jack Parker & Etta Jones Decca Records 9-29084 1954
Duet Count Basie The Complete Atomic Basie 1958
Goin’ To Chicago Blues Lou Rawls Black & Blue 1962

Things I Used To Do Ike & Tina Turner Her Man His Woman 1969

8:00 a.m. Tribute to Amos Milburn

Down The Road Apiece Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 161A 1947

Bad, Bad Whiskey Amos Milburn Alladin Records 1950
One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer Dennis Gruenling w/ Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones Rockin’ All Day 2012 (Written by Amos Milburn)

Roomin’ House Boogie Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1949
Everything I Do Is Wrong Kid Ramos Two Hands One Heart 1995 (Written by Amos Milburn)

Bits & Pieces Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Live From Austin, TX (1996) 2019
Lost Mind Johnny Adams Walking on a Tightrope – The Songs of Percy Mayfield 1989

Caldonia Louis Jordan Decca Records 1945
Don’t Save It Too Long (The Money Song) Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Capitol Records ‎– F838 1950
Money Honey The Drifters Atlantic Records 1953

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

Playlist for 3-24-19

Sister Rosetta Tharpe “The Grandmother of Rock’n’Roll”

Thanks to everyone who called in to support WRFG’s 2019 Spring Pledge Drive. Please join us at Blind Willie’s Blues Club on Sunday, April 7 for our first ever Jumpin’ With Route 66 party!

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Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, March 24:
Hosts: John & Frankie Lee
Birthday: Sister Rosetta Tharpe was born Rosetta Nubin (or Rosether Atkins) in Cotton Plant, Arkansas on March 20, 1915.

Title Artist Album or First Release & Year

M Squad Theme Count Basie “The Music from M Squad” (Soundtrack) 1959

Oh Babe! Wynonie Harris w/ Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra King Records 4418 1950
Grey Hound Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1952

Willie & The Hand Jive The Johnny Otis Show w/ Jimmy Nolen Capitol Records 1958
Good Rockin’ Tonight James Brown & the Famous Flames King Records 1967

Good Rockin’ Daddy The Knickerbocker All-Stars w/ Thornetta Davis Love Makes A Woman 2018
The Boys Are Back In Town Laura Tate Let’s Just Be Real 2017

Open The Door Richard Louis Jordan Decca Records 1947
T-Bone Shuffle T-Bone Walker Capitol Records 57-70042 1947

Cookin’ In Style Johnny Adams One Foot in the Blues 1996
I Just Want to Make Love to You Bloodest Saxophone w/ Queens All Together Texas Queens 5 2019

As Long as I’m Moving Ruth Brown & The Rhythmakers & Orchestra Atlantic Records 1059 1955
Corrine Corrina Big Joe Turner Atlantic Records #1988 1956

Drown in My Own Tears Aretha Franklin I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You 1967

8:00 a.m. Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Shout, Sister, Shout! Sister Rosetta Tharpe / Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra Decca Records 18386 1943

Don’t Take Everybody To Be Your Friend Sister Rosetta Tharpe Decca Record 1947 1947
How Far From God Van Morrison Roll With The Punches 2017
Didn’t It Rain Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Marie Knight with Sam Price Decca Records 48054 1948

Rockin’ At The Philharmonic Chuck Berry One Dozen Berrys 1958
Mystery Train Little Junior’s Blue Flames (Junior Parker) Sun Records 192 1953

Baby, What You Want Me To Do? Etta James w/ Shuggy Otis The Late Show 1987
Born In Louisiana Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Live From Austin, TX 2019

Route 66 Eddie Tigner Route 66 2001
Candy Big Maybelle Savoy Records 1956

Texas Flood Roomful of Blues Roomful of Blues 1977
All Around The World Little Willie John King Records 1955 1955

Hole In The Wall Albennie Jones with Sam Price & His Rockin’ Rhythm Decca Records 48100B 1949
Zoot Suit Riot The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Zoot Suit Riot 1997