WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Sunday, July 12

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, July 12, 2020

Host
John

Theme
“Let’s Go Crate Diving”

If you’re a record collector, I bet you’ve gone crate diving. If you haven’t, crate divers dig through the dusty bins at record stores and flea markets in search of hidden treasure. Because of the pandemic, I’m at home more than usual and I’m using some of the time to build up the Route 66 music library. All the songs today are new to the show. Most are from the Cash Box and Billboard R&B Charts, the rest are gems I unearthed while digging through the digital crates. Enjoy!

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Jackson’s Blues
Don Johnson & His Band featuring Earl Jackson on sax
Specialty Records 1949

A Bird In The Hand
Tomcat Blake w/ Dave Cotton on alto sax
I’ve Been Wondering 1996

Person To Person
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
King Records 1953

Mona (I Need You Baby)
Bo Diddley
Checker 1957

Take Me Back
Linda Hayes w/ the Monroe Tucker Band
Hollywood Records 1953

Story From My Heart & Soul
B.B. King
RPM Records 1952

Good Rockin’ Man
Roy Brown
De Luxe Records 1951

Candy Store Blues
Toni Harper
Columbia Records 1950

Lady Be Good
Joe Carrol & Dizzy Gillespie
Dee Gee Records 1951

Don’t Put Me Down
Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
Specialty Records 1949

Deceiving Blues
Little Esther & Mel Walker w/ the Johnny Otis Orchestra
Savoy Records 1950

Driftin’ Blues
Chuck Berry
Rockin’ at the Hops 1960

Friendless Blues
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers featuring Charles Brown
Exclusive Records 1948

Back Breaking Blues
Big Joe Turner
Aladdin Records 1947

Forty Cups Of Coffee
Danny Overbea
Checker Records 1953

Trying
Todd Rhodes Orchestra w/ LaVern Baker
King Records 1952

Slippin’ & Slidin’ (Peepin’ & Hidin’)
Little Richard w/ Lee Allen on tenor sax
Specialty Records 1956

Hoppin’ With Hunter
Big Jay McNeely
Exclusive Records 1949

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Midnight At The Barrel House
Johnny Otis Orchestra featuring Peter “Guitar” Lewis
Excelsior Records 1947

I Don’t Want Your Money Honey
“Frantic” Fay Thomas
Exclusive Records 1949

Hoppin’
The Griffin Brothers
Dot Records 1951

Open The Door, Richard
Count Basie & His Orchestra with vocals by Harry “Sweets” Edison,
Bill Johnson, & the band
RCA Victor 1947

Mordido
Jazz At The Philharmonic
Jazz At The Philharmonic Number 9 1949

The Huckle-Buck
Roy Milton
Specialty Records 1949

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

It Must Be You
Annie Laurie
Deluxe Records 1957

Meet Me at No Special Place (And I’ll Be There at No Particular Time)
Nat King Cole
Capitol Records 1947

Buddy’s Boogie
Buddy Johnson
Mercury Records 1957

Black Night
Bobby “Blue” Bland
Duke Records 1965

My Playful Baby’s Gone
Wynonie Harris w/ The Todd Rhodes Orchestra
King Records 1952

Chains of Love
Pinetop Perkins w/ Ruth Brown
Ladies Man 2004

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

Crate Diving Resources
Cash Box Regional R&B Charts
Cash Box magazine Online Archive
Book: Joel Whitburn Presents Top R&B Singles 1942 – 1999 from Billboard magazine

Watch this space

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for July 5, 2020

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Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, July 5

Host
John

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

8.45 Stomp
The Earl Bostic Quartette
Gotham Records 1946

The Chicken & The Hawk
Joe Turner & Jimmy Witherspoon
Patcha, Patcha All Night Long 1985

Alright, Okay, You Win
Ella Johnson
Mercury Records 1954

Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket
Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
Specialty Records 1947

Everything I Do Is Wrong
B.B. King
RPM Records 1954

I’m Glad
Mitzi Mars
Checker Records 1953

I’ll Change My Style
John Hammond w/ Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Trouble No More 1994

Hastings Street Bounce
Paul Williams Sextette
Savoy Records 1947

Rock & Roll Blues
Erline “Rock & Roll” Harris
DeLuxe Records 1949

All She Wants to Do Is Rock
Wynonie Harris
King Records 1949

Who Put The Benzedrine In Mrs. Murphys Ovaltine?
Harry ‘The Hipster’ Gibson
Boogie Woogie In Blue 1944

Quiet Whiskey
Catherine Russell
Inside This Heart of Mine 2010


Honoring
Champion Jack Dupree
(B) William Thomas Dupree
Irish Channel, New Orleans
July 4, 1910

Walkin’ The Blues
Jack Dupree & Mr. Teddy Bear” McRae
King Records 1955

Champion Jack Dupree Resources
Champion Jack Dupree bio @ Wikipedia.Com
Champion Jack’s Bio & Discography @ AllMusic.Com
Jack’s Discography @ Discogs.Com

Cadillac Baby
The Knickerbocker All-Stars
Go Back Home to the Blues 2015

Over the Hill
Thorbjørn Risager & the Black Tornado
Come On In 2020

Mad Lad
Chuck Berry
Rockin’ at the Hops 1960

Hotel Stebbins
The Jimmys
Gotta Have It 2019

The Boys Are Back In Town
Laura Tate
Let’s Just Be Real 2017

8:00 AM – Countdown of Cash Box’s Top 10 R&B Songs in Atlanta for the Week Ending July 9, 1955

# 10 Story Untold
The Nutmegs
Herald Records 1955

#9 This Little Girl Of Mine
Ray Charles
Atlantic Records 1955

#8 Bop Ting A Ling
LaVern Baker & The Gliders
Atlantic Records 1955

#7 It’s Love Baby (24 Hours A Day)
Louis Brooks & His Hi-Toppers · Earl Gaines
Excello Records 1955

#6 Henry’s Got Flat Feet
Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
Federal Records 1955

#5 As Long as I’m Moving
Ruth Brown & The Rhythmakers & Orchestra
Atlantic Records 1955

#4 This Is My Story
Gene & Eunice
Aladdin Records 1955

#3 Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
Checker Records 1955

#2 Unchained Melody
Roy Hamilton
Epic Records 1955

#1 Ain’t It A Shame
Fats Domino
Imperial Records 1955

Cash Box Magazine Resources
Cash Box Magazine R&B Archives
Cash Box Magazine Internet Archives

Camilla’s Hop
Joe Houston & Otis Grand
The Return Of Honk! 2000

Sitting On Top of the World
Zoe Schwarz
Blue Commotion 2012

Flatfoot Sam The
Terry Hanck Band
From Roadhouse To Your House 2016

Down The Road Apiece
Amos Milburn
Aladdin Records 1947

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

T-Bone Shuffle
T-Bone Walker
Capitol Records 1947

Rockin’ on a Sunday Night
Four Charms
Flatland Boogie 2000

(sign off)

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist And Podcast For Sunday, June 28, 2020

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Here’s The WRFG Route 66 Playlist For Sunday, June 28, 2020

Host
John

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Sure Thing
Count Basie & His Orchestra
Mercury Records 1952

Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson w/ T-Bone Walker & Jay McShann
Kidney Stew Is Fine 1969

Lemonade
Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1950

Since I Fell For You
The Rhythm Rockets
Come Ride The Rocket! 1998

Blue Shadows
Lowell Fulson
Swingtime Records 1949

Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby
Bettye Lavette
Change Is Gonna Come Sessions 2009

Stand By
Johnny Adams
Walking on a Tightrope – The Songs of Percy Mayfield 1989

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

The Hunt Is On
Percy Mayfield
Specialty Records 1952

Blue Turning Grey over You
Catherine Russell
Harlem on My Mind 2016

You’re In For A Big Surprise
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne w/ Diane Schuur
Go, Just Do It! 2020

I Ain’t Lyin’
Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Disturbing The Peace 1988

Stormy Monday
Johnny Rawls
Live in Europe 2020

Market Place
Etta James
Modern Records 1957

Junko Partner
Dr. John
Gumbo 1972

What’s Hot In New Orleans?
Cash Box Regional R&B Chart
For The Week Ending July 1, 1950


#10 Johnson Rag
Amos Milburn & His Chickenshackers
Aladdin Records 1949

#9 I Need You So
Ivory Joe Hunter
Atlantic Records 1950

#8 Stack-A-Lee (Parts 1 & 2)
Archibald
Imperial Records 1950

#7 I’ll Never Be Free
Annie Laurie & Paul Gayten & His Orchestra
Regal Records 1950

#6 Cupid’s Boogie
Little Esther & Mel Walker w/ The Johnny Otis Orchestra
Savoy Records 1950

#5 Want to Be Loved
Dinah Washington
Mercury Records 1946

#4 My Baby’s Gone
Charles Brown & His Band
Aladdin Records 1950

#3 Mona Lisa
Nat King Cole
Captain Carey (Soundtrack) 1950

#2 Hide Away Blues
Fats Domino
Imperial Records 1949

#1 Pink Champagne
Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers
Specialty Records 1950

Cash Box Resources
Cash Box Magazine Archives
Cash Box Internet Archive

Rockin’ At The Philharmonic
Chuck Berry
One Dozen Berrys 1958

My Baby
Chuck Willis
Atlantic Records 1959

Summer Nights
Ann Cole
Baton Records 1958

I Want to Be Loved
Sean Costello
Cuttin’ In 2000

Early in the Morning
Ray Charles
The Genius Sings the Blues 1961

Leave My Kitten Alone
Little Willie John
King Records 1959

I Put A Spell On You
Kandace Springs
The Women Who Raised Me 2020

(sign off)

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for June 21, 2020

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, June 21, 2020

Host
John

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Hoppin’ With Hunter
Big Jay McNeely
Exclusive Records 1949

Rock & Roll Blues
Erline “Rock & Roll” Harris
DeLuxe Records 1949

Miss Fanny Brown
Roy Brown
DeLuxe Records 1948

I Believe to My Soul
Ray Charles
Atlantic Records 1959

The Big Break
Little Charlie & The Nightcats
The Big Break! 1989

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

Open The Door, Richard (Parts 1 & 2)
Dusty Fletcher
Savoy Records 1948

One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer
Amos Milburn & His Chickenshackers
Aladdin Records 1953

Shake A Hand
Faye Adams
Herald Records 1953

It Hurts Me Too
Bruce Katz
Solo Ride 2019

Shame, Shame
Big Joe & The Dynaflows
Layin’ In The Alley 1994

The Thrill Is Gone
Roy Hawkins
Modern Records 1951

Woke Up This Morning (My Baby She Was Gone)
B.B. King
RPM Records 1953

The Way That Young Lover’s Do
Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco
You’re Driving Me Crazy 2018

A Lover’s Blues
Margie Hendrix
Tangerine Records 1967

COUNTDOWN – “What’s Hot In Harlem”
Cash Box Magazine’s First R&B Chart
Tracking The Most Played Songs On Jukeboxes In Harlem, New York
For The Week Ending June 24, 1946

# 10 Stardust
Howard McGhee & His Band
Aladdin Records 1945

#9 Beware
Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1946

#8 That’s The Groovy Thing
Earl Bostic & His Orchestra
Gotham Records 1946

#7 Driftin’ Blues
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers w/ Charles Brown
Philo Records 1945

#6 Prisoner of Love
Billy Eckstine & His Orchestra
National Records 1945

#5 Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’
Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1950

#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 & His Orchestra
Decca Records 1944

#1 Stone Cold Dead In The Market Place (He Had It Coming)
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1946

Resources
CashBox R&B Singles Charts 1940s
Internet Archive’s CashBox Magazine Collection

Almost Grown
Chuck Berry
…Is On Top 1959

I Can’t Wait
Roomful Of Blues
In A Roomful Of Blues 2020

Gabbin’ Blues
Big Maybelle
Okeh Records 1952

No Rollin Blues
Jimmy Witherspoon
Modern Records 1949

The Heart Of Saturday Night
Diana Krall
The Very Best Of Diana Krall 2007

New Basie Blues
Count Basie & His Orchestra
Mercury Records 1952

Good Rockin’ Daddy
Marcia Ball, Lou Ann Barton & Angela Strehli
Dreams Come True 1990

(sign off)

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for June 14, 2020

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Here’s Your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for June 14, 2020
Host
John

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Topsy, Part 2
Cozy Cole & The Alan Hartwell Big Band
Love Records 1958

Love Don’t Love Nobody
James Brown & The Famous Flames
The Amazing James Brown 1961

Million Dollar Secret
Duke Robillard & Sunny Crownover
Stomp! The Blues Tonight 2009

Never No More
Frank Bey
All My Dues Are Paid 2020

I Can’t Wait
Jimmy Adler
Grease Alley 2015

Sad Feeling
Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
Decca Records 1950

Creeping (Late Freight)
Sonny Thompson Quintet featuring Eddie Chomblee
Miracle Records 1948

Get Yourself Another Fool
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Charles Brown
Aladdin Records 3020 1949

My Babe
Little Walter & His Night Cats
Checker Records 1952

Annie Laurie
Tiny Grimes Quintet
Atlantic Records 1948

Heeby Jeebies
Little Richard
Little Richard 1958

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

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

That’s A Pretty Good Love
Adrianna Marie & Her Groovecutters
Double Crossing Blues 2013

Shout The Boogie
Memphis Minnie
Columbia Records 1947

Blue Valentines
Tom Waits
Blue Valentines 1978

The CASH BOX R&B Charts
Week ending JUNE 17 1950
HOT ON CENTRAL AVENUE IN LOS ANGELES

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

#9 Two Years Of Torture
Percy Mayfield w/ Monroe Tucker & His Orchestra
Hollywood Records 1949

#8 Mama Bring Your Clothes Back Home
Lowell Fulson
Swing Time Records 1950

#7 Anybody’s Blues
Amos Milburn
Aladdin Records

#6 Mistrusting Blues
Johnny Otis Orchestra featuring Little Esther & Mel Walker
Savoy Records 1950

#5 Pink Champagne
Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers
Specialty Records 1950

#4 Hard Luck Blues
Roy Brown
DeLuxe Records 1950

#3 Every Day I Have The Blues
Lowell Fulson
Swing Time Records 1949

#2 Well Oh Well
Tiny Bradshaw
King Records

#1 It Isn’t Fair
Dinah Washington with Teddy Stewart’s Orchestra
Mercury Records 1950

Five Months, Two Weeks, Two Days
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Louie Louie Louie 2017

Let The Four Winds Blow
Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater w/ Los Straitjackets
Rock ‘n’ Roll City 2003

You Did A Number On Me
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
Go, Just Do It! 2020

Lucky Lips
Ruth Brown
Atlantic Records 1957

Bad Boy
The Jive Bombers
Savoy Records 1957

Did You Ever Love A Women
B.B. King
RPM Records 1956

Cool Evening
Junior Watson
Long Overdue 1994

That’s What I Like
Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends
Capitol Records 1948

(sign off)

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

Central Avenue Resources
Wikipedia – Central Avenue / Musical Significance
Curbed Los Angeles – Mapping the Jazz Clubs That Made Los Angeles Swing
Art Johnson – Author: Jazz History: South Central Los Angeles

Cash Box Magazine Archives
Regional R&B Charts

WRFG RT66 Playlist for Sunday, June 7, 2020

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Here’s Your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, June 7, 2020

Host
John

Birthday
Fats Waller
(B) Thomas Wright Waller
New York, New York
May 21, 1904

Song
Artist
Original Album or First Single & Date

Tuxedo Boogie
Albert Ammons
Mercury Records 1948

Bumpin’ Down The Highway
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
Go, Just Do It! 2020

Daybreak
Pee Wee Crayton
Aladdin Records 1951

I Idolize You
Marcia Ball, Lou Ann Barton & Angela Strehli
Dreams Come True 1990

Little Red Rooster
Margie Day w/ The Griffin Brothers Orchestra
Dot Records 1951

She Gotta Have It
The Jimmys
Gotta Have It 2019

The Things That I Used to Do
Guitar Slim
Specialty Records 1954

Groovin’ With Grimes
Tiny Grimes
Savoy Records 1944

Reelin’ & Rockin’
Chuck Berry
One Dozen Berrys 1958

Hootie Blues
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
American Music Texas Style 1999

She’s Too Much
Roomful Of Blues
In A Roomful Of Blues 2020

Baby Get Lost
Donna Greene & The Roadhouse Daddies
A Girl’s Gotta Have A Little Pleasure 2008

A La Carte
Roland Kirk
Triple Threat 1956

I’ve Got a Little Boy
Ann Cole
Baton Records 1957

Adam’s Rib
Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums
Some Like It Hot! 1998

The Stuff You Gotta Watch
Magic Dick & Jay Geils
Bluestime 1994

8:00 A.M. Tribute to Fats Waller

“Fat” Waller was born Thomas Wright Waller in New York, New York on May 21, 1904.
At age 6, he started taking piano lessons from his mother, Adeline Locket Waller, then graduated to playing organ in the church where his father, the Reverend Edward Martin, was the pastor. At 15, he dropped out of DeWitt Clinton High School and became the organist at the Lincoln Theater in Harlem. The theater paid him $32.00 a week. That’s more than $470.00 a week today.


Fats Waller wrote or co-wrote about 400 songs and recorded scores of songs by other artists. He also wrote for Broadway and performed in movies, but for today’s exercise the focus is on his work that helped lay the groundwork for jump blues, early rock’n’roll, and modern jazz piano.

Squeeze Me
Dinah Washington
Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller 1957
Waller started composing while still in his teens
and published his first song, “Squeeze Me” in 1924.

Muscle Shoals Blues
Fats Waller
Okeh Records 1922
Waller’ first record, backed by “Birmingham Blues”

Your Feet’s Too Big
The Original Blues Brothers Band
The Last Shade Of Blue Before Black 2017

You’re Not the Only Oyster in the Stew
Catherine Russell
Alone Together 2019

The Reefer Song
Fats Waller
Jolly Roger Records 1943
Waller changed the name of Stuff Smith’s “If You’re A Viper” for this rendition released shortly before his death in 1943.

According to “Reefer Madness: A History of Marijuana” by Larry Sloman, Waller’s version was a little jab at Harry J. Anslinger, the first head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics.

All That Meat And No Potatoes
Louis Armstrong
Satch Plays Fats 1955

Ain’t Misbehavin’ (I’m Savin’ My Love For You)
Billie Holiday w/ Tony Scott and his Orchestra
Stay With Me 1955

(Do You Intend To Put An End To) A Sweet Beginning
Fats Waller
Victor Records 1935
You may recall this song from the closing credits of “Betty Page Reveals All,” the 2013 biopic about the life of the 1950s pinup model and cult icon.

All Blues
Diane Schuur
Running On Faith 2020
Composed by Miles Davis, born Miles Dewey Davis IIII in Alton, Illinois on May 26, 1926.

Early in The Morning B.B. King
The Blues 1960

I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
Ray Charles w/ Count Basie Orchestra
Genius + Soul = Jazz 1961

Kidney Stew
Hollywood Fats Band w/ Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Live recording released on Larger Than Life in 2006

Aggrivatin’ Papa
Lil Green & Her Orchestra
RCA Victor 1947

Ain’t Nothing You Can Do
Bobby “Blue” Bland
Ain’t Nothing You Can Do 1964

(sign off)

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

Fats Waller Resources
Biography @ Wikipedia.Com
Discography @ Discogs.Com
Biography & Discography @ AllMusic.Com
Biography @ Britanica.Com

WRFG RT66 Playlist and Podcast for May 31, 2020

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Here’s Your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for May 31, 2020

Host
John

Birthday
T-Bone Waker
b. Aaron Thibeaux Walker
Linden, Texas
May 28, 1910

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Let The Rock Roll
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
Go, Just Do It! 2020

Baby I’m Gone
Roy Milton
Rock’N’ Roll Versus Rhythm & Blues 1956

Oh Yeah
Chuck Higgins
Rock’N’ Roll Versus Rhythm & Blues 1956

My Baby
Nappy Brown & the Teacho Wiltshire Orchestra
Savoy Records 1955

We’re Gonna Rock This Joint
Four Charms
Flatland Boogie 2000

The Honeydripper
Big Al Blake & The Hollywood Fats Band
Mr Blake’s Blues 1997

Harlem Nocturne
The Viscounts
Madison Records 1959

There Must Be a Better World Somewhere
Dr. John & the WDR Big Band
Big Band Voodoo 2019

The Danger Zone
Diane Schuur
Running On Faith 2020

The Seventh Son
Willie Mason
Chess Records 1955

The Smoke From Your Cigarette
The Mellows featuring Lillian Leach
Jay-Dee Records 1955

Destination Moon
Illinois Jacquet
Illinois Jacquet & His Tenor Sax 1953

Wild Man On The Loose
John Hammond w/ Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Trouble No More 1994

Sticks & Stones
Ray Charles
ABC Paramount Records 1960

Yes I Know
Annisteen Allen
King Records 1953

Boogie Woogie’s Mother-In-Law
Buddy Johnson
Decca Records 1941

Hamp’s Boogie Woogie
Maceo Parker
Mo’ Roots 1991

8:00 a.m. Tribute to T-Bone Walker

Low Down Dirty Shame
T-Bone Walker & The Marl Young Orchestra
Rhumbaboogie Records 1944
This was one of the very first records Walker released under his own name. Low Down Dirty Shame was recorded live at Chicago’s Rhumboogie Club in 1944

Wichita Falls Blues
Oak Cliff T-Bone
Columbia Records 1929
Walker was born Aaron Thibeaux Walker in Linden, Texas on May 28, 1910. His parents were both musicians and his step-father Marco Washington taught him to play several instruments inclding piano and guitar. Often performing with Blind Lemmon Jefferson under the name Oak Cliff T-Bone, Walker started his career in Dallas in the 1920s. Wichita Falls Blues was his first record.

T-Bone Blues
Les Hite & His Orchestra
Bluebird Records 1940
Walker spent most of the 1930s singing with various regional orchestras. In 1940 he was the featured vocalist with Les Hite and His Orchestra. Here he is singing his own T-Bone Blues. Walker never played guitar with Hite. The steel guitar is played by Frank Palsey.

T-Bone Shuffle
T-Bone Walker
Capitol Records 1947

Tell Me What’s The Reason
The Knickerbocker All-Stars
Texas Rhody Blues 2016

I’m Still in Love with You
Jimmie Vaughan
Baby, Please Come Home 2019

I’ve Been Treated Wrong
Jimmy Witherspoon w/ T-Bone Walker & Clifford Scott
Evenin’ Blues 1964

Wait a Minute Baby
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson w/ T-Bone Walker & Jay McShann
Kidney Stew Is Fine 1969

Call Me When You Need Me
Shakey Jake Harris & T-Bone Walker
American Folk and Blues Festival 1964

Blues Ain’t Nothin’ But A Woman
Helen Humes w/ T-Bone Walker
American Folk & Blues Festival 1964
Walker was the master of ceremonies and a featured performer on the American Folk and Blues Festival tours of Europe in the 1960s. These recording are from a German TV program recorded during the tour in 1964.

Crazy, Crazy Baby
Doug Sahm
The Last Real Texas Blues Band 1994

Poontang
T-Bone Walker
Good Feelin´ 1970
Good Feelin’ was Walker’s comeback album. He recording the album in Paris in November of 1968. It was released by Polydor Records in 1970 and won the Grammy for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording in 1971.

Stormy Monday
Johnny Rawls
Live in Europe 2020
Stormy Monday is Walker’s most enduring song. This new rendition by Johnny Rawls is a nice bridge between the jump blues era and contemporary southern Soul.

T-Bone Walker Resources
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Bio & Discography @ allmusic.com

RT66 Playlist and Podcast for May 24, 2020

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Listen to Route 66 Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 AM EDT on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3FM.
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Host:
John

Birthday
Billy Wright
Born William Wright
Atlanta, Georgia
May 21, 1918, or 1932 – October 28, 1991

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Pee Wee’s Boogie
Pee Wee Crayton
Modern Records 1960

Knock Me A Kiss
Eddie Tigner
Slippin’ In 2009

I Didn’t Like It The First Time (The Spinach Song)
Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends
Capitol Records 1949

Caldonia
Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1945

Woke Up This Morning (My Baby She Was Gone)
B.B. King
RPM Records 1953

I Can’t Wait
Roomful Of Blues
In A Roomful Of Blues 2020

Are You Satisfied?
Ann Cole w/ Mickey Baker
Baton Records 1955

I’m Sticking With You Baby
Catherine Russell
Bring It Back 2014

Come Love
John Hammond
Ready For Love 2003

Rockin’ At Midnight
Roy Brown
Deluxe Records 1950

My Rough & Ready Man
Annie Laurie
Regal Records 1949

Rockin’ on Sunday Night
The Treniers
Okeh Records 1952

Amos’ Blues
Amos Milburn
Aladdin Records 1946

Calling All Fools
Frank Bey
All My Dues Are Paid 2020

Baby What You Want Me To Do
Jimmy Reed
Vee Jay Records 1959

Save The Bones For Henry Jones (‘Cause Henry Don’t Eat Meat)
Johnny Mercer & Nat King Cole
Capitol Records 1947

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

Drown in My Own Tears
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters w/ Greg Piccolo
Beyond the Blue Door 2019

8:00 AM Tribute to Billy Wright “The Prince of the Blues”

Blues For My Baby
Billy Wright w/ the Howard Collander Orchestra
Savoy Records 1949

Billy Wright first sang gospel in the church, then made a name for himself as a dancer and female impersonator. He developed as a singer while performing at the 81 Theater, a black vaudeville house at 81 Decatur Street SE. The theater was torn down in the 1960s and replaced by an office building near the present day library at Georgia State. Wright’s recording career began in 1949 when, as the vocalist for the Howard Collander Orchestra, he hit number three on the Billboard R&B chart “Blues for My Baby.”

You Satisfy
Billy Wright
Savoy Records 1949
“You Satisfy” was Wright’s second hit record and his first as a solo artist.

The Hucklebuck
Paul Williams & The Hucklebucks
Savoy Records 1949
Paul Williams caught one of Wright’s performances at the 81 Theater
and recommended him to Savoy Records.

Turn Your Lights Down Low (AKA Baby, Please Don’t Go)
Billy Wright
Savoy Records 1952

Every Hour
Little Richard
RCA Victor 1951
Taxi Blues

Little Richard
RCA Victor 1951
Billy Wright was a major influence on Little Richard and, with the help of DJ and talent scout Zenas Sears, got him his first recording date at the old WGST studio at Georgia state in 1951. Little Richard recorded “Every Hour” and “Taxi Blues” at that session. “Every Hour” went on to be a bit jukebox hit in Atlanta, but nowhere else.

Stacked Deck
Etta James
Let’s Roll 2002
Billy Wright wrote “Stacked Deck.” It was the third of his four hit records peaking at number nine on the R&B chart in 1951.

Hey Little Girl
Billy Wright
Savoy Records 1951
“Hey Little Girl” was Billy Wright’s final hit. After 1951, the hits stopped coming and Wright stopped recording entirely in 1959. For the rest of his career, he was a local performer and MC here in Atlanta He died in 1991 just before his Halloween Show at the Royal Peacock. Billy Wright’s time in the national spotlight wasn’t long,
but he burned brightly.

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

5-10-15 Hours
Ruth Brown
Atlantic Records 1952

Praise House
Bruce Katz
Solo Ride 2019

Phenomenal Woman
Ruthie Foster
Live at the Paramount 2020

Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)
T-Bone Walker
Black & White Records 1947

(sign off)

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

Billy Wright Resources
Biography @ wikipedia.com
Discography @ discogs.com
Bio & Discography @ allmusic.com
The interview Michael Humphries, the original host of Route 66, did with Wright in 1991 is included in the podcast for today’s show.

Playlist and Podcast for May 17, 2020

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Listen to Route 66 Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 AM EDT on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3FM.
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Host:
John

Birthday:
Big Joe Turner
Joseph Vernon Turner Jr.
Kansas City, Missouri
May 18, 1911

Song
Artist
1st Album or Single & Date

Disk Jockey’s Nightmare
Earl Bostic & His Orchestra
King Records 1949

Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody
Louis Prima
The Wildest! 1956

Work Song
Omar & The Howlers
Swingland 1999

Feel So Bad
Terry Hanck
I Still Get Excited 2019

Blue Light Boogie
Taj Mahal
Dancing the Blues 1993

Let The Good Times Roll
Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra
Ray Sings Basie Swings 1973

You’re Driving Me Crazy
Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco
You’re Driving Me Crazy 2018

There Is Always One More Time
Diane Schuur
Running On Faith 2020

Hoy Hoy
Goree Carter & His Hepcats
Freedom Records 1949

Drinkin Wine Spo-de-o-dee
Stick McGhee
Harlem Records 1947

Shuffle Bug
The Griffin Brothers w/ Noble “Thin Man” Watts
Dot Records 1951

New Coat of Paint
Ana Popovic
Trilogy 2016

Drinkin’ by Myself
Wynonie Harris w/ Sun Ra (Herman “Sonny” Blount)
Bullet Records 1946

Velvet
Sun Ra
Jazz In Silhouette 1958

8:00 AM Tribute to Big Joe Turner

Shake, Rattle & Roll
Big Joe Turner & the Paul Williams Orchestra
Show Time at The Apollo (TV show) 1954
Big Joe Turner made the original recording of “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” about four months before Bill Haley and the Comets made a slightly-sanitized version into a world-wide hit. Both versions are considered classics and Big Joe’s version is number 127 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the Top 500 Songs of All Time.

Low Down Dog
Joe Turner & Pete Johnson
From Spirituals to Swing 1938
Turner and Johnson’s performance at the first John Hammond’s From Spirituals to Swing concert at Carnage Hall in New York City rocketed them into the national spotlight.

Rocket 88 Boogie, Pt 1
Pete Johnson
Swing Time Records 1947
Pete Johnson’s playing on “Rocket 88 Boogie” was the basis for Ike Turner’s piano
part on “Rocket 88” by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats in 1951.

Roll ‘Em Pete
Lou Rawls
Black & Blue 1963
“Roll ‘Em Pete” was Turner and Johnson’s first hit in 1938

My Gal’s A Jockey
Big Joe Turner With Wild Bill Moore’s Lucky Seven Band
Savoy Records 1946

Wee Baby Blues
Lynwood Slim
Last Call 2006
This song, written by Turner and Johnson, was a hit for Art Tatum in 1941.

Cherry Red
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Cleanhead’s Back In Town 1957
One of Turner’s signature tunes, he first recorded “Cherry Red” in 1939.

Corrine Corrina
Big Joe Turner
Atlantic Records 1956

Switchin’ in the Kitchen
Roomful Of Blues
Under One Roof 1997

Flip, Flop, & Fly
Count Basie & Big Joe Turner
The Bosses 1974
The song, an obvious rewrite of “Shake Rattle and Roll,” shot straight
to number two on the national R&B charts in 1955.

Boss of the Blues
Dave Alvin
…And The Guilty Women 2009
Here’s the story:
When Dave Alvin and his brother Phil were teenagers they idolized Big Joe and other veteran bluesmen and would drive them from place to place whenever they were in LA. They went on to form The Blasters.

Boogie Woogie Country Girl
Candye Kane
Burlesque Swing 1992
Written by Doc Pomus, BWCG was the flip side of
“Corrine Corrina,” one of Turner’s biggest hits.

Gimme A Pigfoot
Laverne Baker
…Sings Bessie Smith 1958

Careless Love Dinah Washington
Dinah Washington
…Sings Bessie Smith 1958

(sign off)

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

Big Joe Turner Resources
Biography @ Wikipedia.Org
Discography @ Discogs.Com
Bio & Discography @ AllMusic.Com

Playlist and Podcast for May 10, 2020

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Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for May 10, 2020

Host: John
In Memorial: Little Richard

Richard Wayne Penniman
December 5, 1932 – May 9, 2020

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Just Chips
Gene Ammons
United Records 1953

7:05 AM New Release Sunday

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

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

Down at the Barrelhouse
Bruce Katz
Solo Ride 2019

Calling All Fools
Frank Bey
All My Dues Are Paid 2020

Over the Hill
Thorbjørn Risager & the Black Tornado
Come On In 2020

I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Dr. John & the WDR Big Band
Big Band Voodoo 2019

Grim Reaper
The Jimmys
Gotta Have It 2019

Never No More
Frank Bey
All My Dues Are Paid 2020

Walking On a Tightrope
Diane Schuur
Running On Faith 2020

She’s Too Much
Roomful Of Blues
In A Roomful Of Blues 2020

Going Back to New Orleans
Dr. John & the WDR Big Band
Big Band Voodoo Blues

It Hurts Me Too
Bruce Katz
Solo Ride 2019

8:00 a.m. Tribute to Little Richard

Tutti Frutti
Little Richard
Here’s Little Richard 1957
Tutti Fruitti is the song that broke Little Richard into the big time. It was an instant hit and reached number two on the Billboard R&B Chart.

Strange Things Happen Everyday
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Decca Records 1944

Ain’t That Good News
Duces of Rhythm & Tempo Toppers, lead Little Richard
Peacock Records 1953
Like many southern musicians of his generation, Little Richard’s music came from the church. He was discovered by Sister Rosetta Tharpe in 1947 when she heard him singing her songs before a concert in Macon. Sister Rosetta invited him on stage to open the show, then paid him at the end of the evening. Little Richard later said that experience inspired him to become a professional musician.

Rocket 88
Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats
Chess Records 1951
Little Richard said he took up the piano after hearing Ike Turner playing it on Rock 88.

Hey Little Girl
Billy Wright
Savoy Records 1951
Billy Wright was one of the few openly gay musicians of his generation. Wright mentored Little Richard, who reportedly performed at “underground” drag shows in the early 1950s. Richard said Wright’s showmanship was the inspiration for his flamboyant stage persona.

Good Golly, Miss Molly
Little Richard
Little Richard (Lp) 1958

Keep a Knockin’
Chuck Willis
Okeh Records 1954 (unreleased)

Little Richard’s friendship with legendary disc jockey Allan Freed led to singing roles in several early rock’n’roll movies including “The Girl Can’t Help It” in 1956.

Rip It Up
Chuck Berry
New Juke Box Hits 1961

Directly From My Heart To You
Mothers of Invention
Weasels Ripped My Flesh 1970
Huh?????
Little Richard wrote Directly From My Heart To You. Don “Sugarcane” Harris, the singer and electric violin player on the Mother’s version, played on the original session with the Johnny Otis Band in 1956.

Money Is
Quincy Jones w/ Little Richard
Dollar$ Soundtrack 1972

Long Tall Sally
Little Richard
Specialty Records 1956

Good News
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
Good News 2014

The Boys Are Back In Town
Laura Tate
Let’s Just Be Real 2017

It’s Better To Be By Yourself
Nat King Cole Trio
Capitol Records 1946

The House Near The Railroad Tracks
Tommy Brown
Regent Records 1949

The Storm
Little Esther Phillips
Federal Records 1952

(sign off)

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

Little Richard Resources
Biography @ Wikipedia.Com
Biography & Discography @ AllMusic.Com
Discography @ Discogs.Com
A Brief History of Little Richard Grappling With His Sexuality & Religion @ Billboard.Com