WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – August 8, 2021

WRFG Route 66 celebrates a bygone time when blues, jazz, and R&B blended
together, often in the same song. The focus is on the music of the Jump Blues
and Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and how those styles
have evolved over the years.

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org


WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Bolo Blues Jimmy Forrest Night Train 1953
Mighty, Mighty Man Roy Brown with the Earl M. Barnes & Orchestra
De Luxe Records 1947
Central Avenue Boogie Helen Humes & Her All Stars Philo Records 1945
Down, Down, Down Southside Johnny and Labamba’s Big Band
Grapefruit Moon: The Songs of Tom Waits 2008
Hangover Blues Johnny Otis & His Orchestra Savoy Records 1949
Black Night Roomful of Blues Raise a Ruckus 2008
Someone To Love Charles Brown & Bonnie Raitt Someone to Love 1992


LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – Week 41

Safe, Sane And Single Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1949

The B side of “You Broke Your Promise,” “Safe, Sane and Single” never made it onto the national Billboard R&B Chart, but it was a local hit in New York and New Orleans. In NYC, song made it to number eight on the Cash Box regional R&B chart for just one week in April of 1949. That same month, it stayed spent three weeks on the New Orleans chart, peaking at number eight.

Bow-Wow! Amos Milburn & His Chickenshackers Aladdin Records 1949
Our Delight Dave Clark And Floyd McDaniel Dave Clarks Blues Swingers 2003
Orange Colored Sky Nat King Cole Capitol Records 1950
D.B. Blues Lester Young & His Band Philo Records 1945
Wee Baby Blues Ella Fitzgerald Ella: The Lost Berlin Tapes (1962) 2020
You’re Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do?) Big Joe Turner
The Boss Of The Blues 1958


TRIBUTE TO LYNWOOD SLIM
Born Richard Dennis Duran in Los Angeles on August 19, 1953

Well Alright, O.K. You Win Lynwood Slim Last Call 2006
Jump With You Baby The Red Wagons Blues Band w/ Lynwood Slim
Jumpin’ With Friends! 2012
Be Good, Be Gone Alex Schultz w/ Lynwood Slim Think About It 2004
Tough Duff Lynwood Slim & Junior Watson Back to Back 2010
Big Fat Mamas Are Back In Style Again
Big Rhythm Combo w/ Kid Ramos & Lynwood Slim Too Small To Dance 1997
Party Girl Dave Specter w/ Lynwood Slim & Jack McDuff Left Turn On Blue 1996
No More Doggin’ Lynwood Slim w/ Kid Ramos World Wide Wood 2000
My Hat’s On The Side Of My Head Lynwood Slim & The Igor Prado Band
Brazilian Kicks 2010
The Smooth One Igor Prado Band w/ Donny Nichilo & Lynwood Slim
Instrumentals, Vol.1 2010

LYNNWOOD SLIM RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
American Blues Scene – obituary
Blues Junction – interview

Lynwood Slim wad diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 2011. Although he beat the disease, he severely damaged his liver and was told he only had two years to live if he didn’t have a liver transplant. Like many musicians, he didn’t have insurance.
Lynwood Slim died in 2014. He was 60 years old.

HEPATITIS C RESOURCES
CDC – What Is Hepatitis C?
Mayo Clinic – Hepatitis C – Symptoms & Causes
Hepatitis C – Georgia Department of Public Health

Mr. Cleanhead Blues Eddie Vinson & Jay McShann
Jumpin’ The Blues (The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions) 1969
Route 66 Linda Hopkins w/ Mortonette Jenkins / Maxine Weldon
Wild Women Blues – Original Cast Recording 2003
Swing Thing! Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue The Instrumental Sounds Of… 2020
A Fool For You Ray Charles Atlantic Records 1955
Talk Is Cheap Sandra Hall Miss Red Riding Hood 2001
Sandra Hall will be the featured performer at the WRFG Labor Day Blues BBQ
on Monday, September 6 at the Park Tavern in Piedmont Park.
Tickets are now on sale at WRFG.ORG

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – August 1, 2021


WRFG Route 66 celebrates a bygone time when blues, jazz, and R&B blended

together, often in the same song. The focus is on the music of the Jump Blues
and Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and how those styles
have evolved over the years.

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org


WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Purple Wail The Royal Rhythmaires (Rehearsal) 2011
Voo-It Helen Humes & Her All Stars Philo Records 1945
Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop, Pt. 1 Wynonie Harris w/ The Hamptone All-Stars
Hamp-Tone Records 1946
Switchin’ In The Kitchen Dave Clark And Floyd McDaniel
Dave Clarks Blues Swingers 2003
Honey Rock Barney Kessel Tease! The Beat of Burlesque 1956
Rocket To The Moon Colin James Little Big Band II 1998
House of Blue Lights Chuck Berry Chess Records (unreleased single) 1958
Rock Bottom Gene Phillips & The Rhythm Aces Modern Records 1947

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 41

Run Joe Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five with the Calypso Boys
Decca Records 1947

“Run Joe” is a calypso song written by Joe Willoughby, Louis Jordan, and
Walt Merrick. The song was Jordan’s 37th entry on the Billboard R&B Chart.
It peaked at #1 on the R&B chart and at 23 on the Billboard Pop chart.

Captain’s Quarters Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones / Little Charlie Beaty Complicated Mess 2018
Sitting On Top of the World Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion 2012
Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
Specialty Records 1947
Oh Chuck It (In A Bucket) Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Capitol Records 1949
T-Bone Shuffle T-Bone Walker Capitol Records 1947
I’m Waiting On Your Call Johnny Big Stone & the Blues Workers
DOWNBEAT RECORDS PRESENTS… Plays T-Bone Walker 2020


WHAT’S HOT ON CHICAGO’S SOUTH SIDE
The Cash Box’s Regional R&B Chart for Chicago’s South Side
for the Week Ending August 4, 1951


10 – Rocket 88 Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats w/ Ike Turner
Chess Records 1951
9 – Don’t You Know I Love You The Clovers Atlantic Records 1951
8 – Chains Of Love Joe Turner w/ Vann “Piano Man” Walls & Orchestra
Atlantic Records 1951
7 – Chica Boo Lloyd Glenn Swing Time Records 1951
6 – I’m Waiting Just For You
Annisteen Allen & John Carrol w/ Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra
Federal Records 1951
5 – The Thrill Is Gone Roy Hawkins Modern Records 1951
4 – Eyesight To The Blind The Larks Apollo Records 1951
(written by Sonny Boy Williams II)
3 – Too Young Nat King Cole Capitol Records 1951
2 – Castle Rock Johnny Hodges Mercury Records 1951
1 – Sixty Minute Man The Dominoes Federal Records 1951

CASH BOX R&B CHART RESOURCES
Archive @ cashboxmagazine.com
Cash Box Magazine @ worldradiohistory.com
Cash Box Magazine Internet Archive

Bad Tale Boogie Jay McShann & His Jazz Men Philo Records 1945
Salty Papa Blues Linda Hopkins How Blue Can You Get 2007
I’ve Got News for You Ray Charles w/ Count Basie Orchestra
Genius + Soul = Jazz 1961
Hot Dog Chris Powell & The Five Blue Flames Columbia Records 1949
Summertime Lou Rawls Tobacco Road 1964

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Untitled The Skyler Saufley Band Uncommon Music Group Presents 2016
See Skyler Saufley at the WRFG Labor Day Blues BBQ at the Park Tavern
in Piedmont Park on Monday, September 6, 2021. Tickets go on sale
Saturday, August 7 at WRFG.ORG.

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – July 25, 2021

WRFG Route 66 celebrates a bygone time when blues, jazz, and R&B blended
together, often in the same song. The focus is on the music of the Jump Blues
and Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and how those styles
have evolved over the years.


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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org


WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR JULY 25, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Bullfrog Hop Big Bob Kornegay Dot Records 1956
Alright, Ok, You Win Count Basie & Joe Williams
Count Basie Swings & Joe Williams Sings 1956
Shame, Shame, Shame Smiley Lewis Imperial Records 1956
Fine Brown Frame Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, & Ruth Brown
The Big Band Sound of… 1968
More Blues At Midnight Willis Jackson & His Orchestra Apollo Records 1950
Cock-A-Doodle-Doo Big Joe Turner, Roomful Of Blues, Dr John
Blues Train 1983
Changable Woman Blues Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Charles Brown
Exclusive Records 1947
I Want You To Be My Baby Annie Ross w / Tony Crombie & his Orchestra
Decca Records 1955

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – Week 40
Roamin’ Blues Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1949
Jordan’s 44th entry on the Billboard Chart, “Romin’ Blues” was not a
big hit, but it did make it to 10th place for two weeks in the spring of 1949.

Let The Good Times Roll Ray Charles The Genius Of Ray Charles 1959
Jumpin’ At The Woodside Jay McShann The Last Of The Blue Devils 1977
She Just Won’t Sell No More Wynonie Harris King Records 1949
Greenbacks Jimmie Vaughan Plays More Blues, Ballads & Favorites 2011
Street Lights Little Esther Federal Records 1953
Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens James Brown Showtime 1964
Poison Ivy Rob Stone Trio In Tokyo 2021


8:00 AM: BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO LOUIS JORDAN – Part Three of Three
Born Louis Thomas Jordan in Brinkley, Arkansas on July 8, 1908

Deacon Jones Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1944
Life Is So Peculiar Louis Jordan & louis Armstrong Decca Records 1951
Is You Is My Baby Veronica Lewis You Ain’t Unlucky 2021
Saturday Night Fish Fry Buddy Guy Heavy Love
A Man Ain’t A Man Louis Jordan & Chris Barber
Louis Jordan & Chris Barber 1962
Choo Choo Ch’Boogie Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Sings Louis Jordan (Original Black &lack & Blue Sessions) 1973
How Long Must I Wait For You? Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1948
Caldonia B.B. King Orchestra Live At Midem 1983 2020
Petootie Pie Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan Decca Records 1946
I Believe In Music Louis Jordan I Believe In Music 1973

LOUS JORDAN RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
Encyclopedia Britannica
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Harlem Nocturne Oliver Sain & His Orchestra Bobbin Records 1962
Hold Me Baby Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1949
House Party Kid Ramos West Coast House Party 2000

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – July 18, 2021

WRFG Route 66 celebrates a bygone time when blues, jazz, and R&B blended
together, often in the same song. The focus is on the music of the Jump Blues
and Early Rock’n’Roll Eras (1940s to mid-1950s) and how those styles
have evolved over the years.

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org


WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Hamp’s Boogie Woogie Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra Decca Records 1944
Rockin’ At Midnight Roy Brown & His Mighty Mighty Men Deluxe Records 1949
Good Rockin’ Daddy Marcia Ball, Lou Ann Barton & Angela Strehli
Dreams Come True 1990
Hubcap Pete Sax Gordon Have Horn Will Travel 1998
Rockin’ the Blues Pee Wee Crayton Modern Records 1950
(Cherry) Red Blues
Cootie Williams & His Orchestra w/ Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson Hit Records 1944
God Bless The Child Billie Holiday Lady Sings The Blues 1956

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 39

Reet, Petite & Gone Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1947

The theme song for the 1947 movie musical starring Louis Jordan and
June Richmond, “Reet, Petite & Gone” was Jordan’s 36th entry on the
Billboard R&B Chart, staying in the top 10 for six weeks
and peaking at number four in the spring of 1947.

The Honeydripper (Part 1) Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
Exclusive Records 1945
House Rocker (House Rockin) Paul Williams & His Hucklebuckers
Savoy Records 1948
You Make Me Feel So Good Beverly “Guitar” Watson Back In Business 1999
My Money’s Green Little Charlie & The Nightcats Disturbing The Peace 1988
That’s A Pretty Good Love Adrianna Marie & Her Groovecutters
Double Crossing Blues 2013
How Deep Is The Well Percy Mayfield Specialty Records 1953
Carryout Or Delivery Ben Levin Carryout Or Delivery 2020


8:00 AM: BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO LOUIS JORDAN – Part Two of Three
Born Louis Thomas Jordan in Brinkley, Arkansas on July 8, 1908

If You’re So Smart, How Come You Ain’t Rich?
Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five Decca Records 1950
I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town Louis Jordan I Believe In Music 1973
How Bout That Big Al Dupree Swings The Blues 1995
Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ Ray Charles The Genius 1959
Jack You’re Dead Rob Stone Trio In Tokyo 2021
Run Joe Bloodest Saxophone feat. Lauren Cervantes Texas Queens 5 2019
Ain’t Nobody’s Business Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan Decca Records 1950

LOUS JORDAN RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
Encyclopedia Britannica
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Every Day I Have The Blues B.B. King Orchestra Live At Midem 1983 2020
Rock Me Baby (Live At Casino Montreux, 11th July 1975) Etta James
Etta James: The Montreux Years 2021
Shout The Boogie Memphis Minnie Columbia Records 1947
Weepin’ & Cryin’ Tommy Brown & The Griffin Brothers Regent Records 1951
Route 66 Chuck Berry New Jukebox Hits 1961
I’ll Be True Faye Adams & Joe Morris Orchestra Herald Records 1953

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – July 11, 2021

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org


WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Cherry Smash Big Jay McNeeley Savoy Records 1949
Jump & Shout Erline “Rock & Roll” Harris De Luxe Records 1949
Jumpin’ The Blues Jimmy Witherspoon w/ Jay McShann & Band
Goin’ To Kansas City Blues 1957
Breaking My Heart Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Exclusive Records 1946
Straighten Up & Fly Right King Cole Trio Capitol Records 1943
You’re Driving Me Crazy Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco
You’re Driving Me Crazy 2018
Candy Big Maybelle & the Kelly Owens Orchestra Savoy Records 1956
Sanctified Gene “Mighty Flea” Conners Sanctified 1980


LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 38

Reconversion Blues Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1946

From Wikipedia: “Reconversion Blues” is a song attributed to Steve Graham and
Fleecie Moore. It was performed by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five, recorded
in October 1946, and released on the Decca label (catalog no. 18762-A). The
record’s “B” side was “Salt Pork, West Virginia”. The song peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s race record chart and was ranked No. 14 on the magazine’s
year-end list of the most played race records of 1946.

Whoo Whee Sweet Daddy Veronica Lewis You Ain’t Unlucky 2021
Newborn Shuffle Ari Borger & Igor Prado w/ Junior Watson Lowdown Boogie 2013
Go Back To The One You Love T-Bone Walker Capitol Records 1950
Jumpin’ In The Mornin’ Ray Charles Atlantic Records 1953
Early in the Morning Charles Brown All My Life 1990
Sunday Mornin’ Coleman Hawkins Soul 1958

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8:00 AM: BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO LOUIS JORDAN – Part One of Three
Born Louis Thomas Jordan in Brinkley, Arkansas on July 8, 1908

Let The Good Times Roll Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1946
Happy Birthday Boogie Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1951
Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens The Lamont Cranston Band
The Lamont Cranston Band 1976
Caldonia Jerry Granelli w/ Robben Ford & Bill Frisell Dance Hall 2017
Blue Light Boogie The Red Wagons Blues Band w/ Mitch Woods
Jumpin’ With Friends! 2012
Early In The Morning Terry Hanck I Still Get Excited 2019
Ella Chick Webb & His Orchestra w/ Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1938

LOUS JORDAN RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
Encyclopedia Britannica
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

One-O-Clock Jump Scott Hamilton & Duke Robillard Swingin’ Again 2021
The Ball Game Sister Wynona Carr Specialty Records 1952
The Bells Are Ringin’ Smiley Lewis Imperial Records 1952
Rock Mr. Blues Wynonie Harris King Records 1949
Snap Crackle Hop Big Chico …Plays Rod Piazza 2021
Chicken Shack Boogie Canned Heat w/ Hollywood Fats
In Concert – King Biscuit Flower Hour 1979
I’m Walking Fats Domino Imperial Records 1957

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – July 4, 2021

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org


WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Pachuko Hop Saturday Night Fish Fry Volume 2 2017
One O’Clock Jump Lambert, Hendricks & Ross Sing A Song Of Basie 1957
Someday You’ll Be Sorry Jimmy T99 Nelson Take Your Pick 2002
Deacon’s Hop Bloodest Saxophone Rhythm and Blues 2014
Around The Clock Parts 1 & 2 Wynonie Harris w/ Johnny Otis Philo Records 1945
Temptation Southside Johnny Grapefruit Moon: The Songs of Tom Waits 2021


LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 37
Ration Blues Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1943
Jordan’s sixth entry and third number one song on the Billboard R&B chart,
and his first cross-over hit on the Billboard Country Chart – where it
hit number one – “Ration Blues” hit a chord with listeners who were
dealing with rationing of consumer goods during World War II.


Jumpin’ in the Morning Deacon John’s Jump Blues 2002
Trouble in the Mind Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, & Ruth Brown
The Big Band Sound of Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Featuring Miss Ruth Brown 1968
Blue Comet Blues Bill Haley & His Comets Rock’N’Roll Stage Show Part 2 1956
Ooh-Ouch-Stop Joe Turner with the Flennoy Trio Excelsior Records 1947
Oh Why? Little Richard Here’s Little Richard 1957
Rock Me To Sleep Candye Kane & Laura Chavez Coming Out Swingin’ 2013
X-Temperaneous Boogie Camille Howard & The Roy Milton Unit
Specialty Records 1948
Resolution Blues Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1948


TRIBUTE TO TINY GRIMES
Born Lloyd “Tiny” Grimes in Newport News, Virginia on June 7, 1946
Loch Lomond Tiny “Mac” Grimes & the Rocking Highlanders
Gotham Records 1947
A consummate jazz and blues guitarist and vocalist, Grimes hit his commercial
peak with the Rocking Highlanders in the late 1940s through mid-1950s.
The band was on the bill for Alan Freed’s Rock & Roll Coronation Ball in Cleveland,
Ohio in 1952, but authorities shut down the show before they reached the stage.
Most music historians concider the Coronation Ball is considered both the first
rock & roll concert and the first rock & roll riot.
I Miss You So The Cats & The Fiddle Bluebird Records 1941
Grimes’s first hit, he had been playing guitar for just 18 months
when he joined The Cats in early 1941.
I Ain’t Got Nobody The Art Tatum Trio Brunswick Records 1944
Grimes said he left The Cats & The Fiddle because their music was not
challenging enough and the pay was not high enough. He joined the
Art Tatum Trio and recorded several sides with them before going solo near
the end of World War II.
Tiny’s Tempo The Tiny Grimes Quintet w/ Charlie Parker Savoy Records 1944
Romance Without Finance Tiny Grimes Quintet w/ Charlie Parker Savoy Records 1946
Grimes recorded four sides with Charlie Parker for the Savoy Records
between 1944 and 1946.

Detour Ahead Billie Holiday w/ the Tiny Grimes Sextet Aladdin Records 1951
Grimes and his Sextet backed Holiday on several recording dates from the
mid-1940s to the early 1950s.

Still King Illinois Jacquet, Tiny Grimes, & Wynton Kelly The Blues; That’s Me! 1969
Grimes continued to record until the late 1970s.
He died in New York City in March of 1989.

TINY GRIMES RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
Tiny Grimes @ spontaneouslunacy.net

Ice Cream Freezer The Blues Man & His Blues Band Juke Box Records 1946
No Money Rob Stone & Elena Kato & Hiroshi Eguchi Trio In Tokyo 2021
A Lover’s Blues Margie Hendrix Tangerine Records 1967
When A Woman Loves Her Juice Eddie Vinson & His Orchestra
Mercury Records 1946
Paradise Squat Count Basie Mercury Records 1952
Medley: At Last – Trust In Me – Sunday Kind Of Love Etta James
The Montreux Years 2021
Talkin’ Bout You Ray Charles At Newport 1958

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – June 27, 2021

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org


THE WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Honkin’ The Jimmy Jackson All Stars R.P.M. Records 1952
The Chill Is On Big Joe Turner Atlantic Records 1951
Jim Dog Porky Cohen With Roomful Of Blues Rhythm & Bones 1996
Mystery Train Little Junior’s Blue Flames Sun Records 1953
Blues Down Home Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1957
Cookin’ In Style Johnny Adams One Foot in the Blues 1996
Resolution Blues Chris Corcoran Band Coolerator 2020
Lonesome & Blue Annie Laurie & The Howard Biggs’ Orchestra
Okeh Records 1952

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 36
Push-Ka-Pee She Pie (The Saga Of Saga Boy)
Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five
Decca Records 1950

While never a national hit, “Push-Ka-Pee She Pie (The Saga Of Saga Boy)”
certainly got a lot of play on juke boxes in Harlem. It made the Cash Box
regional R&B Chart for New York for four weeks in March and April of 1950,
peaking at number two. It also made it to number nine in Los Angeles

for one week, and spent two weeks in 10th place in Chicago.
The tune was written by Jordan, Caribbean musician Joe Willoughby,
and Dr. Walter Merrick. In addition to being a composer and pianist,
Merrick was head of Physical Medicine Department at Harlem Hospital.


Something’s Got A Hold On Me (Live At Casino Montreux, 12th July 1989)
Etta James The Montreux Years (Live) 2021
Gin House Blues (Live At Casino Kursaal, 16th June 1968)
Nina Simone The Montreux Years (Live) 2021
No Kinda Good No How Varetta Dillard Savoy Records 1953
Low Down Dog Rod Piazza & The Midnight Flyers California Blues 2000
Who Threw The Whiskey In the Well
Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra w/ Wynonie Harris Decca Records 1945

HOT IN HARLEM – JUNE 24, 1946
This week marks the 75th anniversary of Cash Box Magazine’s
first “Hot In Harlem” chart listing the 10 most popular jump blues, R&B,
and jazz records played on juke boxes in New York’s Harlem neighborhood.


10 – Stardust Howard McGhee & His Band Philo Records 1945
9 – Beware Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five Decca Records 1946
8 – That’s The Groovy Thing Earl Bostic & His Orchestra Gotham Records 1946
7 – Driftin’ Blues Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers Philo Records 1945
6 – Prisoner of Love Billy Eckstine & Orchestra National Records 1945
5 – Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five
Decca Records 1946
4 – The Gypsy The Ink Spots Decca Records 1946
3 – What Is This Thing Called Love? Billie Holiday Decca Records 1945
2 – On The Sunny Side Of The Street Eddie Heywood & Orchestra
Decca Records 1944
1 – Stone Cold Dead In The Market Place (He Had It Coming)
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan Decca Records 1946

Billboard Magazine published a national R&B Chart, which at the time
bore the unfortunate title of “Most-Played Juke Box Race Records.”
The chart for this week in 1946 included several tunes that just

weren’t that hot in Harlem.


Hey Ba Ba Re Bop Lionel Hampton Decca Records 1945
I Know Who Threw The Whiskey (In The Well)
Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats Queen Records 1946
R.M. Blues Roy Milton Juke Box Records 1946

Four More Gems From 1946

The Honeydripper Cab Calloway Columbia Records 1946
I’ve Got A Right To Cry Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Exclusive Records 1946
C Jam Blues Tiny Grimes Swingtet Blue Note Records 1946
Route 66 King Cole Trio Capitol Records 1946

CASH BOX & BILLBOARD RESOURCES
Cash Box Magazine – June 24, 1946 (PDF)
Cash Box Archives – R&B Singles 1946
Billboard Magazine – June 22, 1946 (PDF)

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – June 20, 2021

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org


HERE’S THE WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Blues For The Red Boy Todd Rhodes Sensation Records 1947
That’s A Pretty Good Love Big Maybelle Savoy Records 1195 1956
Good Rockin’ Man Roy Brown De Luxe Records 1951
No More Doggin’ Igor Prado Band Recorded in MONO at Studio 8 (SP/Brazil) 2007
June-Teenth Jamboree Gladys “Fatso” Bentley Flame Records 1952(?)
Ridin’ On The L&N Lionel Hampton Brunswick Records 1946
Keep Cool (aka Be Cool) Johnny Moore & Mari Jones
Recorded in Hollywood Records 1953
Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody Louis Prima The Wildest! 1956

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 35

Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five Decca Records 1948
Written and recorded by pianist Clarence “Pine Top” Smith in 1928,
“Pine Top’s Boogie” was Jordan’s 39th entry on the Billboard R&B Chart.
A very minor hit, the song was number 14 for one week in 1948.

I Wonder Catherine Russell Alone Together 2019
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson w/ T-Bone Walker & Jay McShann
Kidney Stew Is Fine 1969
Don’t You Lie To Me Gene Taylor Live 605 Boogie 2008
Rock Bottom Red Callender Sextette Recorded in Hollywood Records 1951
Nice Work If You Can Get It Billie Holiday Velvet Mood 1956

1951 advertisement for Hadacol. | Old advertisements, Vintage advertisements,  Vintage ads


FEATURE: WHAT THE HECK WAS HADACOL?

Hadacol Bounce Ben Levin Carryout Or Delivery 2020
Ben Levin’s new album “Carry Out or Delivery” features a fresh version of
“Hadacol Bounce.” The song was written and recorded by country singer
Bill Nettles in 1950 and redone New Orleans-style by Roy Byrd and His
Blues Jumpers (a.k.a. Professor Longhair).

Hadacol was a patent medicine that from the mid-1940s to the early 1950s
was marketed as a vitamin supplement that was good for the whole family.
In reality, Hadacol’s principal attraction was that it contained 12% alcohol, supposedly as a preservative.

While the recommended dosage was one tablespoonful taken four times a

day in a half glass of water after meals and at bedtime, some pharmacies
in dry counties in the American south were know to sell Hadacol by the shot
and in one county outside Chicago you could only buy it in a liquor store.

And like any good intoxicant, Hadacol became the stuff of song and story.


Hadacol (That’s All) The Treniers Okah Records 1952
Here’s a Little Girl From Jacksonville (Let’s See What She Can Do)
Blue Lu Barker & Orchestra Capitol Records 1949
Hadacol Boogie James Luther Dickinson I’m Just Dead, I’m Not Gone 2017
Lovin’ Machine Wynonie Harris King Records 1951
Drinkin’ Hadacol Little Willie Littlefield Modern Records 1949

HADACOL RESOURCES
Hadacol @ wikipedia.org
Dudley LeBlanc, the Hadacol Huckster
Hadacol, the Last of the Medicine Shows | Mental Floss
Hadacol | National Museum of American History
Music Weird: Songs about Hadacol from 1949-1953

That’s The Stuff You Got To Watch Jon T-Bone Taylor w/ Ruby Turner
Bop Brothers… And Sisters 2000
I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues Lou Rawls Portrait Of The Blues 1993
Call Of The Gators (Pee Wee) Willis Jackson & His Orchestra Apollo Records 1950
Everything I Do Is Wrong B.B. King RPM Records 1954
W-O-M-A-N The Wayne Riker Gathering Blues Lightning 2020
All Around The World Eddie Tigner Slippin’ In 2009
Juneteenth Jamboree Louis Jordan Decca Records 1940
I’m Beginning To See The Light Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
American Music Texas Style 1999
Never Let Me Go Ruth Brown A Good Day For The Blues 1999
Free And Easy Mind Jimmy “T-99” Nelson Chess Records 1955

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for June 13, 2021

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

HERE’S THE WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date


Itchy Twitchy Terry Hanck I Keep On Holdin’ On 2002
House Of Blue Lights Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s Solid Gold Cadillac 1991
Street Walkin’ Daddy Margie Day w/ The Griffin Brothers Orchestra Dot Records 1950
The Honeydripper (Part 1) Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Exclusive Records 1945
You Ain’t Unlucky Veronica Lewis You Ain’t Unlucky 2021
Going To Chicago Blues Count Basie w/ Lambert, Hendricks & Ross & Joe Williams Sing Along With Basie 1957
Baby Ain’t I Good To You T-Bone Walker I Want A Little Girl 1968

LOUIS JORDAN THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 34

Pettin’ An Pokin’ Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five Decca Records 1947

The 43rd song by Louis Jordan to reach the Billboard R&B Chart,
“Pettin’ An Polkin'” charted for six weeks and peaked in fifth place in
the winter of 1947 and 1948.


Fiddle De Dee Kid Ramos w/ Lynwood Slim Kid Ramos 1999
Poison Ivy Rob Stone w/ Elena Kato & Hiroshi Eguchi Trio In Tokyo 2021
Fore Day Blues Billy Wright & Orchestra Savoy Records 1950
As Long as I’m Moving Ruth Brown & The Rhythmakers & Orchestra
Atlantic Records 1955
Gate Walks The Board Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Peacock Records 1953
Spoonful Etta James & Harvey Fuque At Last! 1961
I Just Want To Make Love To You Van Morrison It’s Too Late To Stop Now 1974

78 RPM - Charles Brown - Black Night / Once There Lived A Fool - Aladdin -  USA - 3076


ALADDIN RECORDS SURVEY, PART SIX: 1951 & 1952
Founded in Los Angeles in 1945, Aladdin Records was the most successful
R&B record label in the United States from 1948 to 1952.


Black Night Charles Brown Aladdin Records 1951
Let’s Rock A While Amos Milburn & His Chicken Shackers Aladdin Records 1951
I Got Loaded Peppermint Harris Aladdin Records 1951
Hucklebuck With Jimmy The Five Keys Aladdin Records 1951
Too Young Lynn Hope & His Orchestra Aladdin Records 1951
Rocky Mountain Blues Billie Holiday w/ the Tiny Grimes Sextet
Aladdin Records 1951
Blue Turning Grey Over You Billie Holiday w/ the Tiny Grimes Sextet
Aladdin Records 1951
Boogie Woogie Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1951
Call Operator 210 Floyd Dixon Aladdin Records 1951
Hey, Good Lookin’ Maxwell Davis Aladdin Records 1951
When It Rains It Pours Pee Wee Crayton Aladdin Records 1951
Hard Times Charles Brown Aladdin Records 1952
Don’t Say You Love Me Mickey Champion Aladdin Records 1952
Rock This Morning Jesse Allen Aladdin Records 1952
Blues For Cuba Floyd Dixon w/ Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers
Aladdin Records 1952
Keep Your Nose out of My Business Calvin Boze & His All Stars
Aladdin Records 1952
Greyhound Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1952
Evening Shadows Charles Brown Aladdin Records 1952

ALADDIN RECORDS RESOURCES
history @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
Spontaneous Lunacy – Aladdin Records
Aladdin Records Story – Both Sides Now

Heypally's 78 RPMs: Billie Holiday (Lady Day) With Tiny Grimes' Sextet -  Aladdin 3102 (1951)


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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcasts for June 6, 2021

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org


HERE’S THE WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Big Dip Jimmy Forrest & His All-Star Combo United Records 1951
That’s How You Got Killed Before Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Elvis Costello
The New Orleans Album 1990
(Opportunity Knocks But Once) Snatch & Grab It Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends
Capitol Americana Records 1947
B. B. Boogie B.B. King R.P.M. Records 1950
Too Much Monkey Business Chuck Berry After School Session 1957
Snap Crackle Hop Big Chico Plays Rod Piazza 2021
There You Are Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Live From Austin, TX (1996) 2019
He’s A Real Gone Guy Nellie Lutcher Capitol Americana Records 1947

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 33
Open The Door Richard Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five Decca Records 1947

Jordan’s 28th record to hit the Billboard R&B Chart, “Open the Door Richard”
charted for six weeks, peaking at number two in the spring of 1947.
Put to music by Jack McVea in 1946, “Open the Door Richard” began life as

a vaudeville routine made famous by comedian Dusty Fletcher and a live
recording of his act was one of five versions to chart in 1947, the others
being recordings by Jack McVea, Count Basie, The Three Flames, and
– of course – Louis Jordan and the Tympany Five.

One O’Clock Jump Jack Parker & Etta Jones Decca Records 1954
One of Them Good Ones Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra Decca Records 1945
Save Your Love for Me Denise King Between Us 2017
Come Rain Or Come Shine Art Blakey / The Jazz Messengers Moanin’ 1958
I Believe to My Soul Ray Charles Atlantic Records 1959
Carryout Or Delivery Ben Levin Carryout Or Delivery 2020

CASH BOX R&B COUNTDOWN: WHAT’S HOT IN LOS ANGELES
The Top 10 R&B songs played in juke boxes along L.A.’s
Central Avenue for the week ending June 9, 1951


#10 Poppa Stoppa Pee Wee Crayton Modern Records 1951
#9 Tend To Your Business James Waynes Sittin’ In With Records 1951
#8 Don’t You Know I Love You The Clovers Atlantic Records 1951
#7 Wrong Woman Blues Roy Brown De Luxe Records 1951
#6 Sixty Minute Man The Dominoes Federal Records 1951
#5 Dolphin Street Boogie Red Callender Sextet Federal Records 1951
#4 All That Wine Is Gone Big Jay McNeely featuring Jesse Belvin
Imperial Records 1951
#3 Chick-A-boo Lloyd Glenn at the 88 Swingtime Records 1951
#2 Rocket 88 Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats Chess Records 1951
#1 I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water (And Sleep In A Hollow Log)
Grant Jones w/ Brown’s Blues Blowers Decca Records 1951

Before the advent of Top 40 radio, musical tastes varied widely across the country. It wasn’t unusual for a song to be a hit in one or two cities and nowhere else. Here are a few examples of songs that were listed on only one of the
Cash Box Regional R&B Charts for the week ending June 9, 1951.

NEW YORK CITY
Sleep Earl Bostic King Records 1951
I Won’t Cry Anymore Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1951

DALLAS
The Numbers Blues Roy Milton & His Solid Senders Specialty Records 1951
Chains Of Love Joe Turner w/ Vann “Piano Man” Walls & Orchestra
Atlantic Records 1951
I’ve Been Lost Little Willie Littlefield & Little Lora Wiggins Modern Records 1951

NEW ORLEANS
Stacked Deck Billy Wright Savoy Records 1951
Tra-La-La Dave Bartholemew Imperial Records 1951
Don’t You Lie To Me Fats Domino Imperial Records 1951

CASH BOX R&B CHART RESOURCES
Archive @ cashboxmagazine.com
Cash Box Magazine @ worldradiohistory.com
Cash Box Magazine Internet Archive

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