WRFG Playlist and Podcast For December 27, 2020


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WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR DECEMBER 27, 2020

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Go Red Go
Arnett Cobb
Apollo Records 1947

Grey Hound
Amos Milburn
Aladdin Records 1952

T.J. Boogie
T. J. Fowler & His Orchestra
National Records 1949

3 Cool Cats
Ry Cooder
Chávez Ravine 2005

Hot Special
Bloodest Saxophone /Big Jay McNeely
Blow Blow All Night Long 2017

Rock Mr. Blues
Mark Hummel w/ The Sue Foley Band & Charles Brown
Up & Jumpin’ 1989

Lonesome & Blue
Annie Laurie & The Howard Biggs’ Orchestra
Okeh Records 1952

The Chicks I Pick Are Slender and Tender and Tall : Louis Jordan And His  Tympany Five : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

FEATURE: LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 10
The Chicks I Pick Are Slender, Tender And Tall
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1942
“Chicks” was the flip side of “What’s the Use In Getting Sober (If You’re Going To Get Drunk Again),” Jordan’s first number one hit.
“Chicks” got some significant jukebox plays of it’s own, coming in at number 10
on the Billboard R&B chart for the week ending January 30, 1943.

Jumpin’ at Bardies
Chris Corcoran Band
Coolerator 2020

I’ll Drown In My Tears
Lula Reed w/ Sonny Thompson
King Records 1951

In the Dark
Shemekia Copeland
Uncivil War 2020

Downfall Blues (Whiskey)
Tom Archia & His All-Stars
Aristocrat Records 1947

Bobby Sox Baby
Johnny Big Stone & the Blues Workers
DOWNBEAT RECORDS PRESENTS… Plays T-Bone Walker 2020

Tenor In The Sky
King Curtis
Gem Records 1953

You Don’t Learn That In School
King Cole Trio
Capitol Records 1946

On Revival Day
LaVern Baker
Sings Bessie Smith 1958

Johnny Otis - Toppermost

BIRTHDAY DOUBLE FEATURE – PART ONE: ESTHER PHILLIPS
Born Esther Mae Jones in Galveston, Texas on December 23, 1935

In 1949, at the age of 14 Esther Jones won a talent contest at the

Barrelhouse Club in Los Angeles, California.
The Barrelhouse was owned by Johnny Otis, who was so impressed that
he recorded her for Modern Records and added her to his touring review.
She would tour with Otis off-and-on throughout her career.

Cry Me A River Blues
The Johnny Otis Show w/ Esther Phillips
Live At Monterey! 1970

Flesh, Blood, & Bones
Little Esther
Federal Records 1952

I’m A Bad Girl
Candye Kane
Super Hero 2009
Esther Phillips wrote “I’m A Bad Girl” and recorded it for Federal Records in 1951.

Aged & Mellow
Little Esther Phillips
Federal Records 1952
Phillips originally performed under the name “Little Esther.
She later added “Phillips,” supposedly from a sign at a Phillips 66 gas station.


Mainliner
Little Esther
Federal Records 1952

ESTER PHILLIPS RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com
Marv Goldberg’s R&B Notebook

BIRTHDAY DOUBLE FEATURE – PART TWO: JOHNNY OTIS
Born Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes in Vellejo, California on December 28, 1921.

Johnny Otis was a singer, musician, composer, arranger, bandleader, talent scout, disc jockey, record producer, television show host, artist, author, journalist, minister, and impresario. The son of Greek immigrants, Otis grew up in a black neighborhood in Berkley, California where his father owned a grocery store.

He later wrote, “As a kid I decided that if our society dictated that one
had to be black or white, I would be black.

Willie & the Hand Jive
The Johnny Otis Show
Live At Monterey! 1970
“Hand Jive” is arguably Otis’s best known song. It was his only Top 10 hit,
reaching number nine on the Billboard Pop Chart in 1958.

Ma He’s Making Eyes At Me
Johnny Otis & His Orchestra with Marie Adams & the Three Tons of Joy
Capitol Records 1957
Written by Sidney Clare and Con Conrad and first published in 1921, “Ma” was
a major hit for Otis in Great Britain, peaking at number two on the British Pop Charts.

Guitar Player
(Johnny Otis)
Kid Ramos
West Coast House Party 2000

Ice Water In Your Veins
(Johnny Otis)
Ruth Brown
Ms. B’s Blues 2009

New Orleans Shuffle
Johnny Otis & His Orchestra w/ Big Jay McNeely & Pete Lewis
Savoy Records 1949

Dance With Me, Henry
(Etta James & Johnny Otis)
Etta James
Modern Records 1955

That’s What The Good Book Says
Bobby Nunn & The Robins w/ Johnny Otis
National Records 1951

Benny’s Bounce
(Johnny Otis)
Benny & The Fly By Niters
Jet Propelled Daddy 2002

I Ain’t No Fool Either
Big Mama Thornton w/ The Johnny Otis Orchestra
Peacock Records 1953

Cock-A-Doodle-Doo
(Johnny Otis)
Big Joe Turner, Roomful Of Blues & Dr John
Blues Train 1983

Happy New Year, Baby
Johnny Otis, Lem Tally & Cath
Excelsior Records 1947

JOHNNY OTIS RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com
biography @ historyofrock.com

(Sign off)

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Dec. 20, 2020


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HERE’S THE WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20,2020

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Jingle Bells
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Jingle Bell Swing 1962

Far Away Blues (Christmas Blues)
Johnny Otis w/ Little Esther & Mel Walker
Savoy Records 1950

I Want You To Be My Baby
Kevin Mark
Rolling The Dice 2004

Jimmy Mule
Big Maybelle
Okeh Records 1953

Christmas Time in Tinseltown
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Big Band Christmas 2004

Brand New Love
Fontella Bass With Oliver Sain Orchestra
Bobbin Records 1962

Blues for J
Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters
Rise Up 2020

Caldonia Boogie : Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five : Free Download,  Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

FEATURE: LOUIS JORDAN – THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 9

Caldonia
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five
Decca Records 1945
“Caldonia” was #1 on the Billboard R&B Chart for seven weeks and in the Top 5 for
26 weeks. The song was Jordan’s eleventh entry onto the chart and his fifth #1 record.
For tax reasons, “Caldonia” was credited to Felice Moore, Jordan’s wife at the time.


More trivia: In April of 1945 Billboard described Erskin Hawkins’s version of “Caldonia” as “rock and roll.”
It was the first time the term was used in print to describe music.
The usage is a recent discovery, 14 months before the generally accepted first usage of “rock and roll” to describe “Sugar Lump” by Joe Liggins in 1946.

Sugar Lump
Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
Exclusive Records 1946

You Satisfy
Billy Wright
Savoy Records 1949

Everyday I Have The Blues
B B King
RPM Records 1954

Groovin’ With Mr. K
William Clarke & Junior Watson
Double Dealin’ 2010

Book Of Lies
Bettye LaVette
Blackbirds 2020
A song by Connie Moore & Danny Small,
“Book of Lies” was originally recorded by Ruth Brown in 1958.

A Merry Christmas
The Nic Nacs w/ Mickey Champion
RPM Records 1950

8:00 AM FEATURE: EDDIE “CLEANHEAD” VINSON

Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, born Edward L. Vinson, Junior in Houston, Texas
on December 18, 1917

(Cherry) Red Blues
Cootie Williams & His Orchestra w/ Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson (vocals)
Hit Records 1944
Eddie Vinson was a singer, a master of the alto saxophone, and a composer. Vinson got his start in the late 1930s, when he joined the horn section in the Milton Larkins Orchestra. He first gained widespread attention as the singer for Cootie Williams and his orchestra, where he scored his first hit with “(Cherry) Red Blues.”

Kidney Stew Blues
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Mercury Records 1947
Vinson soon went out on his own and in 1947 scored a double-sided hit with “Old Maid Boogie” and “Kidney Stew Blue.” “Kidney Stew” became his signature song.

Gonna Send You Back to Where I Got You From
Van Morrison
The Prophet Speaks 2018
Vinson wrote “Gonna Send You Back Where I Got You”
and release it on on a 78 with “Sales Tax Blues” in 1947.


Cleanhead Blues
Hollywood Fats Band w/ Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Road To Rio (date of performance unknown.) 2006
If you’re wondering, Vinson got the nickname “Cleanhead” after he lost his hair
in an accident with a hair straightening product that contained lye.

Past Sixty Blues
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson & Roomful of Blues
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson & Roomful of Blues 1978

Hold It
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson with the Cannonball Adderley Quintet
Back Door Blues 1961
As Vinson developed as an artist, he drew more and more away from jump and R&B and into the world of jazz both as composer and performer, often going toe-to-toe with some of the biggest names in the business.

EDDIE “CLEANHEAD” VINSON RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com

Please Come Home For Christmas
Charles Brown
King Records 1960

Christmas Comes But Once A Year
Amos Milburn
King Records 1960

Gettin’ in the Mood (for Christmas)
The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Dig That Crazy Christmas 2005

Winter Wonderland
The Calvin Owens Show
Houston Is The Place To Be 2007

The Christmas Song
Nat King Cole
Capitol Records 1946

Silent Night, Holy Night
Sister Rosetta Tharpe & The Rosette Gospel Singers Acc. James Roots Quartet Decca Records 1949

What Child Is This
Ray Charles
The Spirit Of Christmas 1985

May Every Day Be Christmas
Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1951

(sign off)

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Dec. 13, 2020

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HERE’S THE WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2020

Title
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Big Foot’s Boogie
The Hollywood Blue Flames
Soul Sanctuary 2005

Christmas in Jail
The Youngsters
Empire Records 1956

Good Morning Judge
Wynonie Harris
King Records 1950

But Officer
Sax Gordon
Have Horn Will Travel 1998

Save Your Love For Me
Bettye LaVette
Blackbirds 2020

Born To Be No Good
T-Bone Walker
Capitol Records 1949

Stormy Monday
Johnny Rawls
Live in Europe 2020

Big Boy
Bill Jennings Quintet
King Records 1955

78 RPM - Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five - Don't Worry 'Bout That Mule / Buzz  Me - Decca - USA - 18734

FEATURE: LOUIS JORDAN, THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 8
Buzz Me
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1946
Jordon’s 13th entry on the Billboard R&B chart.
“Buzz Me” was on the chart for 13 weeks and number one for 9 weeks.


Oh Yeah!
Chris Corcoran Band
Coolerator 2020

Blue Monday Blues
Big Joe & The Dynaflows
Layin’ In The Alley 1994

(We Wanna See) Santa Do The Mambo
Big John Greer
Groove Records 1955

Flying Home Mambo
Arnett Cobb
Atlantic Records 1955

Everybody Looks Good at the Starting Line
Diane Schuur
Running On Faith 2020

Run Rudolph Run
Chuck Berry
Chess Records 1958

Big Mama Thornton - Savoy Club - Richmond CA - 1966 - Concert Poster

8:00 AM BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO WILLIE MAE “BIG MAMA” THORNTON
(b) Ariton, Alabama on December 11, 1926

Let Your Tears Fall Baby
Wille Mae Thornton & Billy Harvey’s Band
Peacock Records 1951
Thornton’s first charting single, reaching #5 on the
Cash Box Regional R&B Chart for Dallas in March of 1952.

Bad Luck Got My Man
The Harlem Stars featuring Willie May Thornton
E&W Records 1947
After leaving Alabama in 1940, Bessie Smith’s half-sister, Diamond Tooth Mary helped Thornton find work as a singer. During the 1940s, she was often billed as “The New Bessie Smith.” You can hear why in her first record, cut with The Harlem Stars in 1947.

Me & My Chauffeur Blues
Memphis Minnie
Okeh Records 1941
Thornton idolized Bessie Smith and Memphis Minnie.
Both artists were major influences on her style.

Hound Dog Big
Mama Thornton with Kansas City Bill & His Orchestra
Peacock Records 1952
Although the Lieber & Stoller song made Thornton a household name,
she received none of the profits for what would be her only Billboard R&B hit.

Bear Cat
Rufus Thomas
Sun Records 1953
The success of “Hound Dog” inspired several so-called “answer” songs,
Thomas’s “Bear Cat” was the most successful.

I Smell A Rat
Young Jessie & His Orchestra
Modern Records 1954
Thornton recorded “Rat” as a follow-up to “Hound Dog,” but her version with
the Johnny Otis Band fell flat, as did this equally fine rendition by Young Jessie.

Stop Hoppin’ On Me
Willie Mae Thornton (Big Mama Thornton)
Peacock Records 1954
“Hoppin'” was Thornton’s last charting single,
barely making it onto the Cash Box R&B Charts.

Yes Baby
Big Mama Thornton & Johnny Ace
Peacock Records 1955
Thornton recorded several duets with Johnny Ace. She was there when he
accidentally shot himself to death on Christmas Day 1955.

WILLIE MAE “BIG MAMA” THORNTON RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com

Fruit Boots
Joe Houston & Otis Grand
Return of the Honk! 1994

Everybody Ain’t Your Friend
Duke Robillard & Friends
Blues Bash 2020

Cookin’ in Style
Guy King
Truth 2016

Merry Christmas Baby
Charles Brown
Aladdin Records 1956

What A Little Moonlight Can Do
Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday 1954

Do Nothing Till You Here From Me
Gene “Mighty Flea” Conners
Coming Home 1976

Good Mornin’ Blues (Xmas Blues)
Count Basie & His Orchestra w/ Jimmy Rushing
Decca Records 1937

(sign off)

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Dec. 6, 2020

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, December 6, 2020
Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

S.K. Groove
Saunders King
Rhythm Records 1942

You Don’t Know What You’re Doin’
Duke Robillard & Friends w/ Chris Cote
Blues Bash 2020

Sam’s Blues
Sam Taylor & His All Star Jazz
Tease! The Beat of Burlesque 1956

Christmas Spirit
Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends
Capitol Americana Records 1947

I Ain’t Gonna Let You In
Annie Laurie & Paul Gayten & His Orchestra
Regal Records 1949

Bottle It Up & Go
Big John Greer w/ Mickey Baker
Groove Records 1954

Shake Baby Shake
(Champion) Jack Dupree
Red Robin Records 1953

DD Rider
Sax Gordon
Have Horn Will Travel 1998

FEATURE: LOUIS JORDAN – THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y
Boogie Woogie Blue Plate Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1947
Jordan’s 31st entry on Billboard R&B chart, Boogie Woogie Blue Plate was
in the top five for 25 weeks and spend 14 weeks at number one.

Sabroso
Slim Gaillard
Mish Mash 1953

Mad Lad
Sir Charles & HIs All Stars
Apollo Records 1947

Cock-A-Doodle-Doo
Wynonie “Mr. Blues” Harris & the Johnny Otis All Stars
Philo Records 1945

Bad, Bad Whiskey
King Curtis
Sings The Blues 1961

Juice Head Baby
Dave Specter w/ Lynwood Slim & Jack McDuff
Left Turn On Blue 1996

Christmas Date Boogie
Big Joe Turner
Down Beat Records 1948

Shake A Hand
Igor Prado Band
Record in MONO at Studio 8 (SP/Brazil) 2007

Music Memorabilia:Posters, Little Richard Meadow Acres Ballroom Concert Poster (1957). Very
Rare....

BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO LITTLE RICHARD
(b) Richard Wayne Penniman in Macon, GA on December 5, 1933
After being “discovered” by Sister Rosetta Tharp, Little Richard performed in medicine

and drag shows before moving to gospel and R&G around 1950.
Today’s tribute focuses on how four songs became Little Richard songs.

Tutti Frutti
Little Richard
Specialty Records 1955
SONG ONE:
“Tutti Fruitti” is the song that made Little Richard famous. The story goes that he banged out the original version in all its X-rated glory during a break at a recording session in 1955. The session wasn’t going well and Richard apparently too out his frustrations on the 88. Art Rupe, the president of Specialty Records, liked what he heard and called in songwriter Dorothy LaBostrie to clean up the lyrics.

I Got The Blues For You
Al Collins & His Orchestra
Ace Records 1955

Slippin’ & Slidin’ (Peepin’ & Hidin’)
Little Richard w/ Lee Allen (sax)
Specialty Records 1956
SONG TWO:
“Slippin’ & Slidin'” evolved from “I Got The Blues For You,” a song written and
recorded by Al Collins in 1955.
In early 1956, R&B singer Eddie Bo rewrote the song and released it as “I’m Wise.”
Later that year, LR got his hands on it, changed a few words, and turned it into
a rock’n’roll classic.
The songwriting credits for Little Richard’s version go to Richard Penniman, Al Collins, Eddie Bo, and James Smith.

Johnny Johnny
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers w/ Mari Jones
Modern Records 1952
SONG THREE:
Little Richard changed “Johnny Johnny” to “Jenny Jenny” and a hit was born.

Keep A Knockin’ An You Can’t Get In
James ”Boodle It” Wiggins
Paramount Records 1928

Keep A Knockin’
Little Richard
Specialty Records 1957
SONG FOUR:
“Keep a Knockin'” was probably written in the 1920s. Sources disagree on the author. It was first recorded by James Wiggins for Paramont Records in 1928.
The first minute of Wiggins’s version is included in this program.
There are numerous other versions including one by Louis Jordan in 1939.
LR’s 1957 version reached #2 on the Billboard R&B chart and #8 on the Pop chart.

LITTLE RICHARD RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com

Powerhouse
B.B. King
Spotlight On Lucille 1991

Loving You (Is All I Need)
Lowell Fulson
Checker Records 1955

This Time of Year
Etta James
12 Songs of Christmas 1998

Don’t Jive Me Baby
Nick Curran & The Nitelifes
Nitelife Boogie 2001

The Coach’s Better Days
James Cotton
Cotton In Your Ears 1968

Calling All Fools
Frank Bey
All My Dues Are Paid 2020

Why Don’t You Eat Where You Slept Last Night
ZuZu Bollin
Torch Records 1952

The Train Kept A-Rollin’
Tiny Bradshaw
Coral Records 1956

Wild Wild Young Men
Ruth Brown
Atlantic Records 1953

West Side Baby
Dinah Washington
Mercury Records 1948

In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down
Lou Rawls & Les McCann Ltd
Stormy Monday 1962

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


WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Nov. 29, 2020

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, November 29, 2020

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Calling All Comets
Bill Haley & His Comets w/ Rudy Pompilli (sax)
Rock’N’Roll Stage Show Part 1 EP 1956

Save The Bones For Henry Jones
Ray Charles & Lou Rawls
Just Between Us 1988

Joogie Boogie
Ari Borger & Igor Prado
Lowdown Boogie 2013

The Boys Are Back in Town
Laura Tate
Live from El Paso 2020

I Don’t Want Your Money Honey
Frantic Fay Thomas w/ Red Callender (bass) & Lee Young (drum)
Exclusive Records 1949

Thunderbird
Hal Paige & The Whalers
J & S Records 1957

The Hucklebuck
Canned Heat w/ Junior Watson & James Thornbury
Reheated 1989

Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five - Blue Light Boogie (1950, Shellac) |  Discogs

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y
Blue Light Boogie (Parts 1 & 2)
Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five
Decca Records
Jordan’s 52nd entry on the Billboard R&B Chart.
It was in the Top 10 for 16 weeks & number one for seven weeks.

Rocket 88
Rocket 88 w/ Hal “Cornbread” Singer (tenor)
Rocket 88 (Live-Rotation Club Hanpver W. Germany) 1981

I Gotta Right To Sing the Blues
Sugar Ray & The Bluetones with Little Charlie Baty
Too Far From The Bar 2020

(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean
Ruth Brown
Atlantic Records 1952

Walkin’ With Mr.
Lee Lee Allen
Walkin’ With Mr. Lee 1958

Crazy Feeling
Etta James, Maxwell Davis & Orchestra
Modern Records 1955

Driftin’ Blues
Chuck Berry
Rockin’ at the Hops 1960

PHILO RECORDS: SOME HIGHLIGHTS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

Eddie and Leo Messner launched Philo Records in 1945.
The Mesner brothers owned a record store in Los Angeles called the Philharmonic Music Store & shorted the name to Philo for their new label.
When the U.S. Patent Office refused to let them use the name because it was too close to Philco Recording Services, the brothers changed the name to Aladdin Records.
All of the Philo titles were re-released by Aladdin in 1946.

Indiana
Lester Young, Nat King Cole, & Red Callender
Philo Album #A-1 1945

Flying Home Pt’s 1 & 2
Illinois Jacquet & His All Stars
Philo Records 1945

Around The Clock Parts 1 & 2
Wynonie Harris w/ Johnny Otis
Philo Records 1945

Be Baba Leba
Helen Humes w/ Bill Doggett Octet
Philo Records 1945

Unlucky Woman
Helen Humes w/ Bill Doggett Octet
Philo Records 1945

McShann’s Boogie Blues
Jay McShann Trio
Philo Records 1945

Walkin’ Blues
Jay McShann & His Jazz Men w/ Numa Lee Davis
Philo Records 1945

Baby Don’t You Cry
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers w/ Charles Brown
Philo Records 1945

Blazer’s Boogie
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers w/ Charles Brown
Philo Records 1945

Post War Future Blues
Cousin Joe w/ Leonard Feather’s Heptet
Philo Records 1945

Mop Mop
Howard McGhee & Band
Philo Records 1945

These Foolish Things
Lester Young & His Band
Philo Records 1945

Jumpin’ At Mesners
Lester Young & His Band
Philo Records 1945

Philo Records Resources
Overview @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
The Aladdin Records Story @ bsnpubs.com
Philo/Aladdin Singles Discography & bsnpubs.com

(sign off)

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


WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Nov. 22, 2020

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, November 22, 2020

Host: John

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Blow Big Jay
Big Jay McNeely
Exclusive Records 1949

Money Honey
Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters
Atlantic Records 1953

No Money Down
Chuck Berry
After School Session 1957

Don’t Save It Too Long (The Money Song)
Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends
Capitol Records 1950

Midnight Jump
Memphis Slim & His House Rockers
Miracle Records 1948

New Flying Home
Lloyd Glenn All Stars featuring Maxwell Davis
RPM Records 1951

Third Degree
Eddie Boyd & His Chess Men
Chess Records 1953

You Played On My Piano
Duke Robillard & Friends w/ Michelle “Evil Gal” Wilson
Blues Bash 2020

78 RPM - Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five - Beware / Don't Let The Sun  Catch You Cryin' - Decca - USA - 23931

FEATURE: LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y
Beware
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1946
Jordan’s 17th entry onto the Billboard R&B Charts,
“Beware” was in the top five for nine weeks,
peaking at number two in May of 1946.

What Love Can Do
Candye Kane & Laura Chavez
Coming Out Swingin’ 2013

Blues for Yolande
Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster
Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster 1957

Feelin’ Happy
Joe Turner & His Orchestra w/ Mickey Baker
Freedom Records 1950
Let The Good Times Roll Dr. John Gumbo 1972

Hucklebuck With Jimmy
The Five Keys
Aladdin Records 1951

Good Golly, Miss Molly
Little Richard
Little Richard 1958

1975 Etta Jones and Houston Person Trio Concert Poster | Concert posters,  Concert, Trio

8:00 AM BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO ETTA JONES

Blow Top Blues
Etta Jones & The Cedar Walton Trio
A Soulful Sunday – Live at the Left Bank 1972 (Released in 2019)

Evil Gal Blues
Barney Bigard & His Orchestra featuring Etta Jones
Black & White Records 1944

Long, Long Journey
Leonard Feather’s Esquire All-Americans with Duke Ellington & Louis Armstrong His Master’s Voice Records (RCA) 1947

Salty Papa Blues
Barney Bigard & His Orchestra featuring Etta Jones
Black & White Records 1944
Born in Aiken, South Carolina on November 25, 1928, Jones grew up in Harlem & began her career with the Buddy Johnson Orchestra. Jones made her recording debut with Barney Bigard & his Orchestra on December 29, 1944. The session was produced by jazz critic Leonard Session, which featured four of his songs: “Blow Top Blues,” “Evil Gal Blues,” “Long, Long Journey,” & “Salty Papa Blues.”

One O’Clock Jump
Jack Parker & Etta Jones
Decca Records 1954

Fine & Mellow
Etta Jones
Etta Jones Sings Lady Day 2001

ETTA JONES RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com
biography @ allaboutjazz.com

Red Bank Boogie
Count Basie & His Orchestra
Columbia Records 1945

Cadillac Baby
Roy Brown & His Mighty, Mighty Men
De Luxe Records 1950

3 O’Clock In The Morning Blues
Ike & Tina Turner
Outta Season 1969

Flip Flop And Fly
Downchild Blues Band
Downchild 50th Anniversary CD – Live @ The Toronto Jazz Festival 2020

Good Rockin’ Tonight
James Brown
Out Of Sight 1964

Greenbacks
Ray Charles
Ray Charles 1957

Send Me Some Money
Varetta Dillard
Savoy Records 1954

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Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Nine Lives 2005

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Nov. 15, 2020

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

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, November 15, 2020

Host: John

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Drivin’ & Jivin’
Tiny Grimes Quintet
Gotham Records 1949

Too Much Boogie
Roomful Of Blues
In A Roomful Of Blues 2020

Trouble, Trouble, Trouble
B.B. King
RPM Records 1959

Cool Rage
Illinois Jacquet & His Orchestra
Mercury Records 1952

Good Rockin’ Tonight
Wynonie Harris w/ Hot Lips Page
King Records 1948

Fine Brown Frame
Nellie Lutcher
Capitol Records 1948

Hippy
Horace Silver
Horace Silver & The Jazz Messengers 1955

Beans and Corn Bread / Chicky-Mo Craney Crow by Louis Jordan and His  Tympany Five (Single, Jump-Blues): Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song list -  Rate Your Music

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y

Beans & Cornbread
Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1949
Jordan’s 49th entry onto the Billboard R&B Chart,
it peaked at #1 in August of 1949

The Way You Do
Lynwood Slim & The Igor Prado Band
Brazilian Kicks 2010

Caldonia
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Cleanhead’s Back In Town 1957

Teardrops from My Eyes
Ruth Brown
Atlantic Records 1950

After Hours Session
Frank “Floorshow” Culley & His Band w/ feat Van “Piano Man” Walls
Atlantic Records 1950

I Don’t Want To Be President
Percy Mayfield
Atlantic Records 1974

Straight Eight
Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s
Jump For Joy 2001

Still Got the Blues
Laura Tate
Live from El Paso 2020

James Brown Poster | Poster: Little Willie John, and James Brown & The Flames Rolls Posters ...

8:00 a.m. Feature: A Birthday Tribute to Little Willie John
Born William Edward John in Cullendale, Arkansas on November 15, 1937

All Around The World
Little Willie John
King Records 1955
This was the first recording of the blues classic written by Titus Turner.
The song was Little Willie John’s first release as a solo artist and his first hit,
peaking at #1 on the Billboard R&B Chart in November of 1955.

My Nerves
Little Willie John
King Records 1956
The flip side of “Need Your Love So Bad,” John’s second entry onto the Billboard chart.

Do Something For Me
Doug Sahm
The Last Real Texas Blues Band 1994
Little Willie John’s original peaked at #15 in 1956

Home At Last
James Brown
Thinking About Little Willie John And A Few Nice Things 1968
A minor hit for Little Willie John.
It appeared in the #6 position on the Billboard chart for one week in January of 1956.

It Only Hurts A Little While
Lamont Cranston
Tiger In Your Tank 1988
Little Willie John recorded this one in 1964.
It was one of his last recordings before he was arrested for manslaughter.

Talk to Me, Talk to Me
Catherine Russell
Harlem on My Mind 2016
Little Willie John was the first to record this standard written by John Seneca.
His 1958 version sold more than a million copies.

Ring A Ling
Paul Williams & His Hucklebuckers a w/ Little Willie John
Rama Records 1955
Henry Glover, the president of King Records, signed Little Willie John
to a solo contract after hearing him sing with the Hucklebuckers.

Need Your Love So Bad
Eddie Tigner
Slippin’ In 2009
John’s second single and second hit, peaking at #5 in 1956

Fever
Little Willie John
King Records 1956
Little Willie John was the first to record this classic written by Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell (under the pseudonym of John Davenport).
John’s version reached #24 on the Billboard Pop Chart and #1 on the R&B Chart.
It sold more than a million copies and was awarded a gold record.

Little Willie John Resources
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
“Little Willie John Arrested for Murder”

One O’Clock Jump
Count Basie
Count Basie At Newport 1957

Talkin’ Bout You
Ray Charles
A Newport 1958

Black Water Blues
Dinah Washington
Newport Jazz Festival 1958

(sign off)

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Nov. 8, 2020

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

Please follow WRFG Route 66 on Facebook.
Check out our podcast page @ MixCloud.Com.

Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for November 8, 2020

Host
John

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Night Crawlin’
Big John Greer
Groove Records 1955

Don’t Save It Too Long (The Money Song)
Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends
Capitol Records 1950

Ain’t That Good News
Duces of Rhythm & Tempo Toppers, lead Little Richard
Peacock Records 1953

Come Love
John Hammond
Ready For Love 2003

Atomic Energy
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Peacock Records 1950

Rock Awhile
Goree Carter & His Hepcats
Freedom Records 1949

Rock with It, Baby
Jimmy Preston & Burnetta Evans
Derby Records 1950

Everybody Looks Good at the Starting Line
Diane Schuur
Running On Faith 2020

Barnyard Boogie / How Long Must I Wait for You by Louis Jordan and His  Tympany Five (Single, Jump-Blues): Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song list -  Rate Your Music

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y

Barnyard Boogie
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1948
Cash Box Magazine Regional R&B Hit
in NYC, Chicago & Los Angeles
for five weeks in February & March of 1948

I Don´t Hurt Anymore
Fontella Bass With Oliver Sain Orchestra
Bobbin Records 1962

My Money’s Green
Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Disturbing The Peace 1988

Get a Real Job
Mike Goudreau & the Boppin Blues Band
Sweet Blues 2016

Airplane Blues
Helen Humes w/ Dexter Gordon
Savoy Records 1950

Reelin’ & Rockin’
Fats Domino
Imperial Records 1952

Calling All Fools
Frank Bey
All My Dues Are Paid 2020

Roy Brown’s Boogie
Roy Brown
Deluxe Records 1947

Music Memorabilia:Posters, LaVern Baker Roseland Ballroom Concert Poster (1959). Very Rare.
...

8AM Feature: A Salute to LaVern Baker
Born Doris LaVern Baker in Chicago, Illinois on November 11, 1929

Tweedle Dee
LaVern Baker
Live In Hollywood 1991
“Tweedle Dee” was Baker’s first major hit, reaching number four on the
Billboard R&B Chart and 14 on the Pop Chart in 1955

Easy Baby
Eddie ‘Sugarman’ Penigar Orchestra w/Lavern Baker
RCA Victor 1949
Baker’s first recording session

Lost Child
Todd Rhodes Orchestra w/ Lavern Baker
King Records 1953

He Roars Like A Lion
Merline Johnson
Bluebird Records 1937
Johnson was Baker’s aunt and the inspiration for her to become a singer

Gimme a Pigfoot
Bessie Smith
Okah Records 1934

Empty Bed Blues
LaVern Baker
Sings Bessie Smith 1958

Soul On Fire
LaVern Baker
Atlantic Records 1953
Baker’s first solo entry onto the Billboard R&B Chart

LaVern Baker Resources
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ disscogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com

How Deep Is The Well
Percy Mayfield & His Orchestra
Specialty Records 1953

Basie Goes Wess
Count Basie
Dance Session 1953

R.M. Blues
Roy Milton
Juke Box Records 1945

Walkin’ With Sid
Arnett Cobb
Apollo Records 1947

You Ain’t Goin’ To Heaven No How
Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
Exclusive Records 1946

Three For The Festival
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
We Free Kings 1961

Baby Don’t You Cry
Ray Charles
Sweet & Sour Tears 1964

What Can I Do
Duke Robillard & Friends w/ Chris Cote
Blues Bash 2020

(sign off)

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast November 1, 2020

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

Please follow WRFG Route 66 on Facebook.
Check out our podcast page @ MixCloud.Com.

Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for November 1, 2020

Host
John

Title
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Easyville
Gil Bernal
Spark Records 1954

Battle of the Blues, Pt 1 & 2
Big Joe Turner & Wynonie Harris
Aladdin Records 1949

Satisfy My Soul
Bonita & The Blues Shacks
Bonita & The Blues Shacks 2015

Do You Mean It (Ike Turner)
Duke Robillard & Friends w/ Chris Cote
Blues Bash 2020

You’re Driving Me Insane
Ike Turner with Ben Burton’s Orchestra
RPM Records 1952
Izear Luster “Ike” Turner Jr. – November 5, 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi

Sweet Baby Of Mine
Ruth Brown
Atlantic Records 1956

That’s What Makes My Baby Fat
Joe Morris Blues Cavalcade w/ Faye Adams
Lowdown Baby 1952

78 RPM - Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five - Ain't That Just Like A Woman  (They'll Do It Every Time) / If It's Love You Want Baby, That's Me - Decca  - USA - 23669

FEATURE: Louis Jordan – The Hits from A to Y
(56 Solo Hits from Billboard & Cash Box R&B Charts)
Ain’t That Just Like A Woman
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five w/Carl Hogan (guitar)
Decca Records (#1 for two weeks in October 1946)

L & N Special
Christine Kittrell w/ Her Band
Republic Records 1953

Mystery Train
Little Junior’s Blue Flames
Sun Records 1953

In the Dark (Junior Parker)
Shemekia Copeland
Uncivil War 2020

Black Nights
Lowell Fulson
Soul 1965

Honky Tonk (parts 1 & 2)
The James Brown Soul Train
Polydor Records 1972

Hard Luck Blues
Roy Brown & His Mighty Mighty Men
DeLuxe Records 1950

Barbados / Parker's Mood by Charlie Parker All Stars (Single, Bebop):  Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song list - Rate Your Music

8:00 AM Feature: Savoy Records Survey, 1944 to 1956

Savoy Records is an American record company and label established by
Herman Lubinsky in 1942 in Newark, New Jersey. Savoy specialized in jazz,
rhythm and blues, and gospel music, and was the first label to release records
by Charlie Parker and other jazz and R&B greats.

Head Hunter
Johnny Otis Orchestra featuring Peter “Guitar” Lewis & Big Jay McNeely
Savoy Records 1949

He Knows How to Hucklebuck
Paul Williams & His Hucklebuckers w/ Joan Shaw (vocals)
Savoy Records 1948

Grandma & Grandpa
Jimmy “Baby Face” Lewis
Savoy Records 1948

If It’s News To You
Little Esther Phillips
Savoy Records 1953

V-Eight Baby
Tommy Brown
Savoy Records 1951

Take The Hands Off The Clock
Tiny Bradshaw
Savoy Records 1947

Bongo Blues
Dee Williams Sextette
Savoy Records 1949

Open The Door, Richard (Parts 1 & 2)
Dusty Fletcher
Savoy Records 1948
Comedian Dusty Fletcher performed “Open The Door Richard”
as a sketch in the 1930s and 40s
Jack McVea turned it into a song in 1947


Barbados
The Charlie Parker All Stars
Savoy Records 1948
Charlie Parker’s only entry onto the Billboard R&B Charts
It peaked at #15 for one week in 1948


My Fault
Brownie McGhee
Savoy Records 1948

Jumpin’ Jacquet
Illinois Jacquet
Savoy Records 1946

What’s The Matter With Me
Albennie Jones & Don Byas Orchestra w/ Dizzy Gillespie
Savoy Records 1945

We’re Gonna Rock, We’re Gonna Roll
Wild Bill Moore
Savoy Records 666 1948

Wild Wig
Big Jay McNeely & His Blue Jays
Savoy Records 1949

Doggin’ Blues
Linda Hopkins w/ The Johnny Otis Orchestra
Savoy Records 1950

Candy
Big Maybelle & the Kelly Owens Orchestra
Savoy Records 1956

SAVOY RECORDS RESOURCES
History @ wikipedia.org
Herman Lubinsky bio @ wikipedia.org
Savoy Records @ discogs.com
Savoy Records Discography Project
Savoy Records – Jazz Album Covers
Savoy Records – Spontaneous Lunacy

(sign off)

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Oct. 25, 2020

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

Please follow WRFG Route 66 on Facebook.
Check out our podcast page @ MixCloud.Com.

Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, October 25, 2020

Host
John

Birthday
John
Mangum, Oklahoma
October 25, 1954

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Mess Around
Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters
Rise Up 2020

Klroy Has Been Here
Memphis Slim & His House Rockers
Miracle Records 1947

Walk That Walk, Daddy O
Tina Davis & The Gene Nero Sextet
King Records 1949

Traintime Blues
Bill Stuve
Say Man! 2000

Drown in My Own Tears
Blue Harlem w/Imelda May
Talk to Me 2005

Route 66
Chuck Berry
New Jukebox Hits 1961

D Is For Denny
Kirk Fletcher
My Blues Pathway 2020

Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens - Wikipedia

NEW FEATURE – Louis Jordan: The Hits from A to Y

Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1946
A number one hit for Mr. Jordan in 1946!

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

Senor Blues
Ray Charles
My Kind Of Jazz 1970

What I Put You Through
Sugar Ray & The Bluetones w/ Little Charlie Baty
Too Far From The Bar 2020

I Need a Man
Laura Tate
Live from El Paso 2020

Vout Orenee
Slim Gaillard & His Boogiereeners
Queen Records 1945

On the Road
Jack Kerouac
Reads on the Road 1999

8 A.M. Feature: 66 on Route 66

To celebrate John’s 66 birthday, we’re counting down
Billboard Magazine’s Top 10 R&B songs in Atlanta, for October 25, 1954.

#10 Hurts Me to My Heart
Faye Adams
Herald Records 1954

#9 Oh, What a Dream
Ruth Brown
Atlantic Records 1954

#8 You Upset Me Baby
B.B. King
RPM Records 1954

#7 She’s The One
The Midnighters
Federal Records 1954

#6 Never Let Me Know
Johnny Ace
Duke Records 1954

#5 Shake, Rattle & Roll
Big Joe Turner
Atlantic Records 1954

#4 I’m Ready
Muddy Waters
Chess Records 1954

#3 Don’t Drop It
Wilbert Harrison
Savoy Records 1954

#2 Mambo Baby
Ruth Brown
Atlantic Records 1954

#1 Hearts of Stone
The Charms
De Luxe Records 1954

You can find the Territorial R&B Charts for October 25, 1954
on page 49 of Billboard Magazine’s issue for November 6, 1954.

Smack Dab In The Middle
Count Basie & His Orchestra w/ Joe Williams
Clef Records 1956

Goin’ To Chicago Blues
Lou Rawls w/ The Onzy Matthews Octet
Black & Blue 1963

Just For A Thrill
Aretha Franklin
The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin 1962

Have You Got The Gumption
Louis Jordan
Decca ‎Records 1947

Play With Your Poodle
Dana Gillespie
Blue Job 1982

The Pick-Up
Etta James
Modern Records 1957

Drive Daddy Drive
Little Sylvia w/ Buddy Lucas & The Band of Tomorrow
Jubilee Records 1952

Crazy ‘Bout an Automobile (Every Woman I Know)
Billy “The Kid” Emerson
Vee Jay Records 1955

(sign off)

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