Playlist 11-10-19

We took no prisoners during our Veterans Day Weekend cruise down the rhythm & blues highway.

Listen to Route 66 Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Eastern on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3 FM. Your indepenent community radio station streams worldwide over our free mobile app and WRFG.ORG.

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

Host: John
Birthdays: Blue Lu Barker was born Louisa Depont in New Orleans on November 13, 1913. She and her husband, Danny Barker are two of the unsung heroes of jazz and blues.
Gatemouth Moore was born Arnold Dwight Moore in Topeka, Kansas on November 8, 1913
LaVern Baker was born Delores LaVern Baker in Chicago on November 11, 1929

Song Artist Original Album or Single & Date

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

I Cant Stop It Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy Specialty Records 1948
Ain’t It a Shame? Lloyd Price Specialty Records 1953
King Kong Big “T” Tyler Aladdin Records 1957

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore Piano Red Piano Red In Concert 1956
The C-Jam Blues Duke Ellington & His Orchestra His Master’s Voice (RCA) Records 1942
I’m Just a Lucky So and So Dr. John & the WDR Big Band Big Band Voodoo 2019

Oh Why? Little Richard Here’s Little Richard 1957
We’re Gonna Rock This Joint Four Charms Flatland Boogie 2000
Tweedle Dee LaVern Baker Atlantic Records 1955

I Cried A Tear LaVern Baker & King Curtis blues ballads 1959
Crying Won’t Help You Now B.B. “Blues Boy” King & His Orchestra RPM Records 1956
Somebody Got To Go Gatemouth Moore Gay Paree Records 1941

Did You Ever Love A Woman Gatemouth Moore Gilmore’s Chez Paree Records D-854 1944
Talkin’ To You Eye To Eye Roomful of Blues Raise a Ruckus 2008
Slow, Smooth & Easy Anita Tucker Capitol Records 1955

Strange Things Happening Etta James Modern Records 1956
Love Don’t Love Nobody Roy Brown DeLuxe Records 1950 Hoppin’ Mad Plas Johnson & His Orchestra Capitol Records 1957

8:00 a.m. Tribute to Blue Lu & Danny Barker

A Little Bird Told Me Blue Lu Barker Capitol Records 1948

Georgia Grind Blue Lou Barker w/ Danny Barker’s Flying Cats Decca Records 1939
The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down Henry “Red” Allen & His Orchestra w/ Danny Barker & Luis Russell Vocalion Records 1937
Money Blues Laverne Baker Sings Bessie Smith 1958

Save The Bones For Henry Jones Ray Charles & Lou Rawls Just Between Us 1988
(In My) Solitude Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Sings 1952

Buddy Bolden’s Blues New Orleans’ Own Dukes of Dixieland & Jazz Master Danny Barker Salute to Jelly Roll Morton
Pearls Dirty Dozen Brass Band Jelly 1993
Now You’re Down In The Alley Maria Muldaur Don’t You Feel My Leg: The Naughty Bawdy Blues Of Blue Lu Barker 2018

You Got The Right Key But The Wrong Keyhole Danny Barker & His Jazz Hounds Live At The New Orleans Jazz Festival 1998
Bring The Greenbacks When You Call Blue Lu Barker w/ Danny Barker & His Jazz Hounds Live At The New Orleans Jazz Festival 1998

Don’t You Make Me High (Don’t You Fee My Leg) Blue Lu Barker w/ Danny Barker’s Fly Cats Decca Records 1938
G.I. Jive Louis Jordan Decca Records 1944

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

Playlist 11-3-19

With daylight saving time in the rear view mirror, we clicked on the low beams for our weekly cruise down the rhythm & blues highway.

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

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Here’s your Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, November 3, 2019

Host: John
Birthdays: Ike Turner was born Izear Luster Turner Jr. in Clarksdale, Mississippi on November 5, 1931.
Note: While Ike Turner was an outstanding artist, producer, and talent scout, he was also an abusive husband and employer. To learn more about spousal abuse. contact The Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence.

Illinois Jacquet was born Jean-Baptiste “Illinois” Jacquet in Broussard, Louisiana on October 30, 1922.

Song Artist First Album or Original Single (Record Label) & Date

Boppin’ At The Hop Rhythmtown-Jive Retrogroove Artifact 1991

Oh Babe Roy Milton Specialty Records 1950
Too Many Men Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1953
Bearcat Blues Bull Moos King Records 1952

Route 66 The Brian Setzer Orchestra Next Generation Swing 1998
Cupid Boogie Johnny Otis w/ Little Esther Savoy Records 1950
All Around The World Little Willie John King Records 1955

Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ Ray Charles The Genius Of Ray Charles 1959
Is You or Is You Ain’t My Baby Catherine Russell Alone Together 2019
Ain’t Nothing You Can Do Bobby “Blue” Bland Ain’t Nothing You Can Do 1964

Chicken Out Sammy Price, Mickey Baker, & King Curtis Rib Joint 1956
Yes! I Know (What You’re Putting Down) Linda Hayes Hollywood Records 1953
Flying Home Lionel Hampton w/ Illinois Jacquet Decca Record 1942

Jet Propulsion Illinois Jacquet RCA Victor 1948
Stormy Blues Billie Holiday Savoy Records 1954
Zip Gun Bop Royal Crown Revue Mugzy’s Move 1996

8:00 a.m. Tribute to Ike Turner


My Heart Belongs To You Bonnie & Ike Turner RPM Records 1952

Rocket 88 Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats Chess Records 1951
You’re Driving Me Insane Ike Turner with Ben Burton’s Orchestra RPM Records 1952

You’re My Angel Little Junior Parker & His Blue Flames w/ Ike Turner & Matt “Guitar” Murphy Modern Records 1952

Booted Rosco Gordon w/ Ike Turner RPM Records 1952
No Teasin’ Around Billy “The Kid” Emerson w/ Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm Sun Records 1954
You Know I Love You B.B. King w/ Ike Turner on piano Singin’ The Blues 1956

Cuban Getaway Ike Turner & His Orchestra Flair Records 1954
The World Is Yours Johnny Wright w/ Ike Turner’s Orchestra RPM Records 1955
Double Trouble Otis Rush w/ Ike Turner Cobra Records 1956

This Is The End Buddy Guy w/ Ike Turner Artistic Records 1958
Box Top Ike Turner, Carson Oliver & Little Ann Tune Town Records 1958
It’s Gonna Work Out Fine Ike & Tina Turner Sue Records 1961

A Fool In Love Ike & Tina Turner The Soul Of Ike & Tina Turner 1961
Prancing Ike & Tina’s Kings of Rhythm Dance with Ike & Tina Turner’s Kings of Rhythm 1961
Don’t Throw Your Love On Me So Strong Albert King w/ Ike Turner Bobbin Records 1961

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

Playlist 10-20-19

We cranked up the air conditioner on an unseasonable hot October day for a comfortable cruise down the rhythm & blues highway.

Listen to Route 66 Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3FM, your independent community radio station for progressive information and handpicked music is screaming the blues worldwide over our free mobile app and WRFG.ORG.

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Here’s your Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, October 20, 2019
Host: John
Birthdays: Piano Red (aka “Doctor Feelgood”) was born Willie Lee Perryman near Hampton, Georgia on October 19, 1911

Song Artist Original Album or First Single & Date

Hot Ice Freddie Mitchell & His Orchestra ABC-Paramont 1961

I Wanna Know The Golden Gate Quartet Unknown – late 1950s?
Weepin’ & Cryin’ Tommy Brown & The Griffin Brothers Regent Records 1951

Let The Good Times Roll Louis Jordan Decca Records 1946
Aged & Mellow Little Esther Phillips Federal Records 1952
Snatch & Grab It Ruby Turner That’s My Desire EP 2018

She Felt Too Good Jimmy McCracklin Peacock Records 1953
Rocket 88 (radio edit) Mitch Woods A Tip of the Hat to Fats 2019
House Party Tonight Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1955

Everyday I Have The Blues B B King RPM Records 1954
Blackjack Ray Charles Yes Indeed! 1958
It Hurts to Be in Love Marcia Ball, Lou Ann Barton & Angela Strehli Dreams Come True 1990

Just a Game Jimmie Vaughan Baby, Please Come Home 2019
Fever Little Willie John King Records 1956
Walking The Blues Willie Dixon Checker Records 1955

Safronia B Calvin Boze Alladin Records 3055A 1950
I Aint Mad At You Pretty Baby Gatemouth Moore Gilmore’s Chez Paree Records 1944
I Waited Too Long Lavern Baker blues ballads 1959

8:00 a.m. Tribute to Piano Red (Doctor Feelgood)

Dr. Feel-Good Dr Feelgood & The Interns Okeh Records 1962

Rockin’ with Red Piano Red RCA Victor 1950
The Right String, But The Wrong Yo-Yo Beverly ‘Guitar’ Watkins Back In Business 1999
Black Pepper Will Make You Sneeze Roy Lee Johnson w/ Dr. Feelgood & The Interns Okeh Records 1962

I’m Nobody’s Fool Piano Red & Berth Colbert Groove Records 1956
Sugarbee C.C. Jerome’s Jetsetters Introducing… 2009
You’re So Used To It Dr Feelgood & The Interns 123 Records 1968

Church Street Boogie Kirk Fletcher I’m Here & I’m Gone 2005
Candy Dr. John In A Sentimental Mood 1989

Whiskey Women & Loaded Dice Stick McGhee King Records 4628 1953
Who Threw The Whiskey In the Well Wynonie Harris w/ Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra Decca Records 1945
I Know Who Threw The Whiskey (In The Well) Bull Moose Jackson Queen Records 1946

Nadine (Is It You) George Benson Walking to New Orleans: Remembering Chuck Berry and Fats Domino 2019

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

Playlist 10-13-19

We went motivatin’ over the hill as a birthday tribute to the great Chuck Berry.

You can listen to Route 66 every Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Eastern on WRFG 89.3 FM. Atlanta’s independent community radio station is rockin’ around the world over our free mobile app and WRFG.ORG.

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Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, October 13, 2019

NOTE: Because of technical difficulties beyond our control, we couldn’t cobble together a podcast for this week’s show.

Hosts: John & Frankie Lee
Birthday: Chuck Berry was born Charles Edward Anderson Berry is Saint Louis, Missouri on October 18,1926

Song Artist Original Album or Single & Date

Jump For Jerry Jimmy Thackery Guitar 2003

Rock & Roll Blues Erline “Rock & Roll” Harris DeLuxe Records 1949
Rock Mr. Blues Wynonie Harris King Records 1949
Sugar Adrianna Marie & Her Groovecutters Double Crossing Blues 2013

Frankie & Johnny Junior Watson Long Overdue 1994
I Just Want to Make Love to You Bloodest Saxophone w/ Queens All Together Texas Queens 5 2019

Hole In The Wall Albennie Jones with Sam Price & His Rockin’ Rhythm Decca Records 1949
Money Honey The Drifters Atlantic Records 1953
A Sunday Kind Of Love Etta James At Last! 1961

I’m Still in Love with You Jimmie Vaughan Baby, Please Come Home 2019
Hallelujah I Love Her So Ray Charles Atlantic Records 1956
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Raise The Roof, Raise The Rent Johnnie Bassett & The Blues Insurgents Cadillac Blues 1998
5-10-15 Hours Ruth Brown Atlantic Record 1952

Days Of Old B B King Kent Records 1959

8:OO A.M. Birthday Tribute to Chuck Berry

Maybelline Chuck Berry Alan Freed’s Camel Rock’n’Roll Dance (CBS Radio Network) 1956

Roll Over Beethoven Chuck Berry Alan Freed’s Camel Rock’n’Roll Dance (CBS Radio Network) 1956
You Can’t Catch Me George Benson Walking to New Orleans: Remembering Chuck Berry and Fats Domino 2019
No Money Down Chuck Berry Live at the Newport Jazz Festival 1958

Sweet Little Sixteen Chuck Berry Jazz On A Summer’s Day (Soundtrack – Newport Jazz Fest 1958) 1960
Sweet Little Rock & Roller Eddy Clearwater Reservation Blues 2000

Johnny B. Goode Big Woody Garrett with Doobie Twisters Mr. Boogie Woogie Nighthawk 1992
Jonnie B. Bad Johnnie Johnson Jonnie B. Bad 1991

Rockin’ At The Philharmonic Chuck Berry One Dozen Berrys 1958
Route 66 King Cole Trio Capitol Records ET1063-1 1946

Honey Chile Fats Domino Imperial Records 1951
Open The Door Richard Louis Jordan Decca Records 1947

When The Sun Goes Down T-Bone Walker Imperial Records 1954
Mad Love Muddy Waters w/ Little Walter Chess Records 1953

You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover / You Can’t Catch Me Elise LeGrow Playing Chess 2018

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

Playlist 10-6-2019

It’s October already?

We started the 10th month of 2019 with vists to the Bigs and the Littles… you know, BIG Joe Turner and BIG Mama Thornton along with LITTLE Richard and LITTLE Esther Phillips, etc. But we paused at 8:00 a.m. to remember the wonderful Beverly “Guitar” Watkins who passed on October 1, 2019.

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

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A note about this week’s podcast: Because of technical difficulties, the last 50+ minutes of the show are forever lost. We hope you enjoy the music that wasn’t swallowed up by the digital streaming monster.

Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for October 6, 2019

Hosts: John and Frankie Lee
Theme: Bigs and Littles
Memorial: Beverly “Guitar” Watkins – April 6, 1939 to October 1, 2019

Song Artist Original Album or Single & Date

Meet the Bigs

Bullfrog Hop Big Bob Kornegay Dot Records 1956

Pack, Fair & Square Big Walter & His Thunderbirds Peacock Records 1966
Hound Dog Big Mama Thornton Peacock Records 1952

Yes Baby Big Mama Thornton & Johnny Ace Peacock Records 1955
That’s All Right Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup RCA Victor 1946
Night Crawlin’ Big John Greer Groove Records 1955

I’ll Never Let You Go Big John Greer Vic Records 1952
You’re Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do?) Big Joe Turner The Boss Of The Blues 1958

Cherry Red Big Joe Turner The Boss Of The Blues 1958
Rock Daddy Rock Big Bertha Henderson Chance Records 1952
There Is Something On Your Mind Big Jay McNeely & Little Sonny Warner Savoy Records 1958

Without a Love Big Jay McNeely People Will Be People 2009
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On Big Maybelle Okeh Records 1955

Candy Big Maybelle Savoy Records 1956
Get To Gittin’ Big Walter Price The Crazy Cajun Recordings: Git to Gittin’ 1967

San Antonio Big Walter Price Goldband Records 1958
Good Rockin’ Daddy Big Joe & The Dynaflows Good Rockin’ Daddy 1989

Overdrive Big Joe & The Dynaflows Rockhouse Party 2019

Dr. Feelgood & The Interns: From left, Willie Lee Perryman (AKA Dr. Feelgood & Piano Red), Curtis Smith, Bobby Lee Tuggle, Roy Lee Johnson, Beverly Watkins, and Howard Hobbs.

Photograph from booklet “Piano Red, Dr. Feelgood,” by Norbert Hess

8:00 A.M. Tribute to Beverly “Guitar” Watkins
Mr Moonlight Dr Feelgood & The Interns Okeh Records 1962

Right String But The Wrong Yo-Yo Dr Feelgood & The Interns Okeh Records 1962
Red Mama Blues Beverly ‘Guitar’ Watkins Back In Business 1999

(Live Jam) Beverly ‘Guitar’ Watkins w/ Albert White King Buscuit Blues Festival 2016

Meet the Littles

Keep A Knockin’ Little Richard Little Richard (Lp) 1958

Long Tall Sally Little Richard Specialty Records 1956
Little Esther Phillips Am I That Easy To Forget Lenox Records 1963

T’ain’t Whatcha Say, It’s Whatcha Do Little Esther Phillips w/ Mickey Baker Savoy Records 1956
Mystery Train Little Junior’s Blue Flames Sun Records 1953

Drivin’ Wheel Little Junior Parker Duke Records 1961
Eyes Like A Cat Little Charlie & The Nightcats All The Way Crazy 1986

My Money’s Green Little Charlie & The Nightcats Disturbing The Peace 1988
Satisfied Little Milton Checker Records 1962

Tin Pan Alley Little Milton Stax Records 1973

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

Playlist 9-29-19

We wrapped up September with plenty of Ray Charles and a dash of John Coltrane.

Route 66 is heard live Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3 FM and around the world over our free mobile app and WRFG.ORG. Please download our podcast from MixCloud, follow Route 66 on Facebook, and call us during the show at 404-523-8989.

Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, September 29, 2019

Hosts: John* & Frankie Lee
Birthdays: Ray Charles was born Ray Charles Robinson in Albany, Georgia on September 23, 1930.
John Coltrane was born John William Coltrane in Hamlet, North Carolina on September 23, 1926.

*John’s voice on loan from the Tom Waits Collection.

Song Artist First Album or Single & Release Date

Cat Fruit Tiny Bradshaw & His Orchesra w/ Noble “Thin Man” Watts King Records 1954

Feel So Bad Terry Hanck I Still Get Excited 2019
Oooh-Oooh-Oooh Lloyd Price Specialty Records 1953
Ooh-Ee! Ooh-Ee! Floyd Dixon Specialty Records 1954

Dust On My Needle Barrence Whitfield & The Savages Let’s Lose It 1990
Cool Disc Jockey Boyd Bennett & His Rockets King Records 1959
The Storm Little Esther Phillips Federal Records 12063 1952

Blue Monday Jersey Swamp Cats Go Cat Go! 2019
After Midnight Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1946
Pink Champagne Jimmy Rushing Rushing Lullabies 1959

Beer Drinking Baby Billy Valentine w/ John Coltrane Mercury Records 1949
Equinox Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters Still River 1994

All Right Louis, Drop The Gun Louis Prima RCA Victor 1949
My Baby Just Cares For Me Blue Harlem w/ Imelda May Swing Street 2004
My Babe Little Walter & His Night Cats Checker Records 1952

8:00 AM Tribute to Ray Charles

I’ve Got A Woman Ray Charles A Newport 1958

Blues Waltz Ray Charles A Newport 1958
Drown in My Own Tears Aretha Franklin I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You 1967

Greenbacks Ray Charles Ray Charles 1957
Moanin’ Art Blakey/The Jazz Messengers Moanin’ 1958

The Things That I Used to Do Guitar Slim / Ray Charles on piano Specialty Records 1954
Lonely Avenue Leon Bridges Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House 2016
Come Back Baby Etta James Matriarch Of The Blues 2000

Let The Good Times Roll Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra Ray Sings Basie Swings 1973
Mean to Me David Fathead Newman Ray Charles Presents David “Fathead” Newman 1958
Just For A Thrill Nancy Wilson Nancy Naturally 1966

Playlist 9-22-19

We celebrated the last full day of summer with a smooth cruise down the rhythm & blues highway.

WRFG 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 the blues around the world over our free mobile app and WRFG.ORG.

Please follow WRFG Route 66 on Facebook, listen to our podcast on MixCloud, and call us during the show at 404-523-8989.

Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, September 22, 2019

Host: Frankie Lee
Birthday: B.B. King was born Riley B. King in Itta Bena, Mississippi om September 16, 1925

Song Artist

I Don’t Hurt Anymore Dinah Washington
5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days Louis Prima
Bolo Blues Jimmy Forrest
Strange Things Happening Guitar Slim
I Cried For You Helen Humes and Count Basie
Rock This House Hollywood Fats
The Big Question Ike Turner and His Kings of Rhythm
I’ve Got To Change James Brown
All She Wants to Do Is Rock Wynonie Harris
Every Day I Have The Blues Jimmy Rushing
Cookin’ In Style Johnny Adams
Chee Koo Baby Lloyd Price w/ Fats Domino
Nosey Neighbors Tommy Brown
D-Day Nat King Cole
Lillie Mae Roomful of Blues
RM Blues Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
I Hear You Knocking Smiley Lewis
Big Long Slidin’ Thing Dinah Washington

8:00 a.m. Tribute to B.B. King

Three O’Clock Blues B.B. King
Early Every Morning B.B. King
Eddie’s B.B.King Story – Exerpt from our 2017 interview with Eddie Tigner
Alan Freed intro –> Lonely & Blue B.B. King (WINS Radio 3-23-1955)
Sweet Little Angel Etta James   (written by B.B. King)
The Thrill Is Gone Roy Hawkins (The original version of a B.B. King classic)
Woke Up This Morning Arthur Prysock  (written by B.B. King)

Let Your Tears Fall Baby Big Mama Thorton
Pink Champagne Joe Liggins and his Honeydrippers
Alright, Okay, You Win Joe Williams
Country Style Little Milton
I Can’t Quit You Baby Otis Rush
Okie Dokie Stomp Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters
When A Guitar Plays The Blues Roy Lee Johnson
The Hustle Is On T-Bone Walker
Blow Top Blues Ruby Turner
Flying Home Lionel Hamption

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

Playlist 9-15-19

Hope you enjoyed our late summer cruise down the rhythm & blues highway.

In Atlanta, you can listen to Route 66 live Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Eastern on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3 FM. We’re heard around the world over our free mobile app & WRFG.ORG.

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Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, September 15, 2019

Hosts: John & Frankie Lee
Birthday: Charles Brown was born Tony Russell Brown in Texas City, Texas on September 22, 1922

Song Artist Original Album or First U.S. Single & Date

Benny’s Bounce Benny & The Fly By Niters Jet Propelled Daddy 2002

The Honeydripper (Part 1) Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Black & White Records, August 1945
Ain’t Nobody’s Fool Piano Red w/ Berth Colbert Groove Records 1956
Jump, Jive, & Wail Jersey Swamp Cats Go Cat Go! 2019

5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days Louis Prima w/ Sam Butera & the Witnesses Capitol Records 1956
Burma-Shave Tom Waits Foreign Affairs 1977

Whiskey Women & Loaded Dice Stick McGhee King Records 1953
Misery Is A Thing Called Moe Etta Jones w/ Luther Henderson & His Orchestra Victor Records 1947
These Foolish Things Southside Johnny Detour Ahead the Music of Billie Holiday 2018

Betty & Dupree Chuck Willis Atlantic Records 45-1168 1957
Things I Used To Do Ike & Tina Turner Her Man His Woman 1969
Pony Tail T-Bone Walker Imperial Recordis 1953

It Should’ve Been Me Ray Charles Atlantic Records 1954
I’ve Got a Feeling Bloodest Saxophone Feat. Diunna Greenleaf Texas Queens 5 2019
Dragnet Stomp Gordon Mercury Records 1954

Mr Zoot Suit Ingrid Lucia & the Flying Neutrinos The Hotel Child 2001

8:00 a.m. Tribute to Charles Brown

The Jumping Jack Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers w/ Charles Brown RCA Records 1950

Trouble Blues Charles Brown Aladdin Records 1949
Elevator Boogie Mabel Scott w/ Charles Brown Exclusive Records 1948
Black Night Dr. John In A Sentimental Mood 1989

Driftin’ Blues Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland Touch Of The Blues 1968
Someone To Love Charles Brown w/ Bonnie Raitt Someone to Love 1992

Caravan Roomful Of Blues Hot Little Mama 1981
Rocks In My Bed Allen Toussaint w/ Rhiannon Giddens American Tunes 2016

Twisted Annie Ross Specialty Records 1952
Rockin’ & Rollin’ The Blues Babs Gonzales & Eddie Jefferson Bruce Records 1955
My Hat’s On The Side Of My Head Lynwood Slim & The Igor Prado Band Brazilian Kicks 2010

Don’t Mess With My Man Miss Annie & the Midnight Shift Won’t Be Long 2018
Drifting heart Chuck Berry After School Session 1957

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

Playlist 9-8-19

Playlist

Beautiful sunny weather for our cruise down the R&B highway!

Listen to Route 66 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 WRFG Route Playlist for Sunday, September 8, 2019
Hosts: John & Frankie Lee
Birthdays: Jimmy Reed was born Mathis James Reed in Dunleith, Mississippi on September 6, 1925
Roy Brown was born Roy James Brown in Kinder, Louisiana on September 10, 1925

Song Artist Original Album or Single & Date

Bullfrog Hop Big Bob Kornegay Dot Records 1956

Texas & Pacific Louis Jordan Decca Records 1947
Fine Brown Frame Nellie Lutcher Capitol Records 1948
Driftin’ Blues Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland Touch Of The Blues 1968

I Can’t Quit You Baby Otis Rush Blues Band Chicago/The Blues/Today Vol. 2 1968
I Want to Be Loved Sean Costello Cuttin’ In 2000
TBone Stomp Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters Beyond the Blue Door 2019

7:30 a.m. Tribute to Jimmy Reed

Baby, What You Want Me To Do? Etta James w/ Shuggy Otis The Late Show 1987
Baby, What’s Wrong Jimmie Vaughan Baby, Please Come Home 2019
Big Boss Man Jimmy Reed Vee Jay Records 1961

Shame Shame Shame Lee Rocker Lee Rocker’s Big Blue 1994
Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby Bettye Lavette Change Is Gonna Come Sessions 2009
Bright Lights Big City Jimmy Reed Vee Jay Records 1961

8:00 a.m. Tribute to Roy Brown

Good Rockin’ Tonight Roy Brown Deluxe Records 1947

Hard Luck Blues Roy Brown DeLuxe Records 1950
Boogie At Midnight Boyd Bennett & His Rockets King Records 1955

Rock A Bye Baby (live) Roy Brown (Date Unknown)
Love Don’t Love Nobody Kid Ramos West Coast House Party 2000

Boogie Woogie Blues Hollywood Fats Band Road To Rio – CD 2: Hollywood Fats Band – Larger Than Life 2006 (Recording date unknown)

Meet The Browns

If I Can’t Sell It (I’ll Keep Sittin’ On It) Ruth Brown Blues On Broadway 1989

Weepin’ & Cryin’ Tommy Brown & The Griffin Brothers Regent Records 1951
Vicious Vodka Harpdog Brown For Love & Money 2019
Somebody Done Changed The Lock On My Door James Brown Show Time 1964

Cryin’ Mercy Charles Brown w/ Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers Aladdin Records 3235 1997
Bits & Pieces Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Live From Austin, TX (1996) 2019
But I Was Cool Oscar Brown Jr. Sin & Soul …And Then Some 1961

Don’t Be Angry Nappy Brown w/ Mickey Baker Savoy Records 1955

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Tag (You’re It) Little Charlie & The Nightcats Nine Lives 2006

Playlist 9-01-19

A hot & humid Atlanta Sunday morning as we gassed up the ol’ Hudson for a cruise down the R&B highway.

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Here’s your Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, September 1, 2019

Host: John
Birthday: Dinah Washington was born Ruth Lee Jones in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Augus 29, 1924.

Song Artist Original Album or Single & Date

All Night Long (Night Train) Rusty Bryant Dot Records 1954

Rockin’ & Jumpin’ Honey Brown w/ The Freddie Mitchell Orchestra Derby Records 1951
Rockin’ on Sunday Night The Treniers Okeh Records 1952
Summer Nights Ann Cole Baton Records 1958

Walking to New Orleans George Benson Walking to New Orleans: Remembering Chuck Berry and Fats Domino 2019
A Little Bird Told Me Maria Muldaur Don’t You Feel My Leg: The Naughty Bawdy Blues Of Blue Lu Barker 2018
Jock-O-Mo Sugar Boy Crawford Checker Records 1953

The Way You Do Jimmy Nolen Federal Records 1956
Ain’t No Fun (When The Rabbit Got the Gun) The Cash Box Kings Hail To The Kings! 2019
Next Time You See Me Little Junior Parker with Bill Harvey’s Band Duke Records 1956

Sit Back Down Esther Phillips Decca Records 1954
The Work Song The Cannonball Adderley Quintet featuring Nat Adderley Them Dirty Blues 1960

Heavy Weight Baby Jimmy Crawford w/ Frank Motley & His Crew Specialty Records 1953
Natch’l Man Carmen Ghia & The Hotrods Flying Saucer Baby 2012
I Say That I Love You Johnny Guitar Watson King Records 1964

Hi-Yo Silver Harold Burrage Decca Records 1950
Gate’s Salty Blues Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Peacock Records 1949
Frankie & Johnny Boogie 1 Tiny Grimes & His Rocking Highlanders Gotham Records 1949

8:00 a.m. Tribute to Dinah Washington

Evil Gal Blues Lionel Hampton w/ Dinah Washington Keynote Records 1943

Blow Top Blues Lionel Hampton w/ Dinah Washington Decca Records 1947
What A Difference A Day Makes Coleman Hawkins Parrot Records 1953
I Don’t Hurt Anymore Blue Harlem w/ Imelda May Jump Jack Jump 2007

Double Dealing Daddy Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1952
Teach Me Tonight Count Basie & Joe Williams Count Basie Swings & Joe Williams Sings 1956
This Bitter Earth Aretha Franklin Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington 1964

A Slick Chick (On The Mellow Side) Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1946
Backwater Blues B.B. King One Kind Favor 2008

A Rockin’ Good Way Priscilla Bowman & The Spaniels Abner Records 1958
Baby Get Lost Donna Greene & The Roadhouse Daddies A Girl’s Gotta Have A Little Pleasure 2008
Am I Asking Too Much? Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1948

Ain’t Misbehavin’ Dinah Washington Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller
(Baby) You Got What It Takes Buddy Guy & Joss Stone Born To Play Guitar 2015

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