WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast April 17, 2022

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 on 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, APRIL 17, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Easter Parade Vann “Piano Man” Walls Derby Records 1950
Deacon Jones Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1944
The Deacon Moves In Little Esther & The Dominos Federal Records 1951
Deacon’s Hop Big Jay McNeely Surfin’ (EP – France Warner Bros) 1963

TRIBUTE TO BESSIE SMITH – PREVIEW

Money Blues LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith 1958
Originally recored by Smith for Columbia Records in 1926.
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
Deacon John’s Jump Blues Music From the Film 2002
Bessie Smith was the first artist to score a hit with the standard by Billy Cox.
Her version was the 15th most popular record of 1929.

Put It Right Here Linda Hopkins Me and Bessie 1976
Recorded by Smith in 1928, Hopkins revived the song for her one-woman
show about Bessie in the mid-1970s.

Specters Walk Dave Specter Six String Soul: 30 Years On Delmark 2021
Old Kidney Stew Is Fine
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, T-Bone Walker, & Jay McShann
Kidney Stew Is Fine 1969
I Sat & Cried Lynwood Slim & The Igor Prado Band Brazilian Kicks 2010
‘T-99’ Blues Jimmy “T-99” Nelson & The Peter Rabbit Trio RPM Records 1951
How Long Blues Dave Clark And Floyd McDaniel Dave Clarks Blues Swingers 2003
You Got To Have What It Takes Betty Hall Jones Capitol Records 1949
Dust On My Needle Barrence Whitfield & The Savages Let’s Lose It 1990
Stacked Deck Billy Wright Savoy Records 1951

A Short Documentary About Bessie Smith

TRIBUTE TO BESSIE SMITH – THE EMPRESS OF THE BLUES
Born into poverty in Chattanooga, Tennessee on April 15, 1894, Bessie Smith
became one of the greatest blues singers of all time.


Gimme a Pigfoot Bessie Smith Okah Records 1934
Smith’s final recording. Her career was cut short by the Great Depression, which nearly put the recording industry out of business, and the advent of sound in film, which spelled the end of vaudeville. wikipedia
Down Hearted Blues Bessie Smith Columbia Records 1923
Written by Lovie Austin and Alberta Hunter, “Down Hearted Blues” was Smith’s first hit record, selling 780,000 copies in the first six months.
Aggrivatin’ Papa Lil Green & Her Orchestra RCA Victor 1947
Smith’s third hit on Columbia Records in 1923.
Jailhouse Blues Billie Poole w/ the Junior Mance Trio & Kenny Burrell
Confessin’ The Blues 1963
The song was written and recorded by Smith for Columbia Records in 1923.
You’ve Been a Good Ole Wagon Candye Kane Swango 1998
A Bessie Smith classic from 1925.

Preachin’ the Blues Queen Latifah Bessie – Music from the HBO Film 2015
Queen Latifah portrayed Bessie Smith in the film. In 2016 she performed
“Preachin’ the Blues” for President and Mrs. Obama at the White House.

Backwater Blues Dinah Washington Sings Bessie Smith 1958
Originally, the B side of Smith’s recording of “Preachin’ the Blues,” the song was written and released a few months before the great Mississippi River flood of 1927.
On Revival Day (A Rhythmic Spiritual) Bessie Smith And The Bessemer Singers
Columbia Records 1930

BESSIE SMITH RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
National Women’s Hall of Fame
Bessie Smith Cultural Center in Chattanooga
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Skedaddle Kurt Crandall Starts On The Stops 2022
Every Day I Have The Blues B.B. King RPM Records 1955
In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down Charles Brown
Aladdin Records 1949
Mad Lad Sir Charles & HIs All Stars Apollo Records 1947
Rock Daniel Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra w/ Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Decca Records 1941
That’s How You Got Killed Before Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Elvis Costello
The New Orleans Album 1990
Good Morning Judge Wynonie Harris King Records 1950

TRIBUTE TO BESSIE SMITH – ENCORE

Send Me To The ‘Lectric Chair Bessie Smith & Her Blue Boys
Columbia Records 1927
The song caused such a scandel in Great Britian that it was banned by the BBC.

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast April 10, 2022

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 on 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

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WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Kicks (Scotty Can Blow) Jay McShann & HIis Band Aladdin Records 1949
Saturday Night Fish Fry Lou Rawls & Joe Williams & Lionel Hampton
Portrait Of The Blues 1993
T-Bone Shuffle T-Bone Walker Capitol Records 1947
Fine Brown Frame Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, & Ruth Brown
The Big Band Sound Of… 1968
House of Blue Lights Chuck Berry Chess Records (Unreleased) 1958
I Want You To Be My Baby Annie Ross Decca Records 1955
There Is Something On Your Mind Sax Gordon Extreme Sax! 2021
Got My Mo-Jo Working Ann Cole Baton Records 1956
Got My Mojo Workin’ Muddy Waters Cless Records 1957
Mojo Mambo Mitch Woods A Tip of the Hat to Fats 2019
That Old Black Magic Louis Prima & Keely Smith Capitol Records 1958
She’s My Baby The Duke Robillard Band They Called It Rhythm & Blues 2022
Kidney Stew Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Blues In The Night, Vol. 1: The Early Show 1986
Save The Bones For Henry Jones Danny Barker
Live At The New Orleans Jazz Festival 1989
Osculate Me, Daddy Etta Jones Victor Records 1945

TRIBUTE: CLARENCE “GATEMOUTH” BROWN
Born Clarence Brown, Junior in Vinton, Louisiana on April 18, 1924, Brown was an American singer and multi-instrumentalist known for his work as a blues musician. He spent his career fighting purism by synthesizing traditional blues and country, jazz, Cajun music and R&B. His work also encompasses rock and roll, rock, folk and Texas blues.wikipedia

Gatemouth Boogie Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Aladdin Records 1947
Brown’s career was boosted when he attended a concert by T-Bone Walker in
Don Robey’s Bronze Peacock Houston nightclub in 1947; Walker became ill,
and Brown took up his guitar and quickly wrote and played “Gatemouth Boogie”,
to the delight of the audience.

Mary Is Fine Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Peacock Records 1949
The A side of Brown’s only entry on the Billboard R&B Chart, “Mary” charted
at number 8 for the week ending November 12, 1949.

Okie Dokie Stomp Sue Foley Pinky’s Blues 2021
Brown first recorded his classic guitar workout for Peacock Records in 1954.

Caldonia Roy Clark / Gatemouth Brown Makin’ Music 1979

See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Los Super Seven w/ Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Heard It On The X 2005
A tribute by Brown to a true Texas original and one of his early influences.

Ain’t That Dandy The Knickerbocker All-Stars Texas Rhody Blues 2016
Written by Brown and first recorded in 1954.

My Time Is Expensive Guitar Slim Atlantic Records (unreleased) 1958
The original version was the B side of Brown’s only entry on the Billboard R&B Chart, “My Time” charted at number 9 for the week ending November 12, 1949.

Take the “a” Train Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1984

CLARENCE “GATEMOUTH” BROWN RESOURCES
Biography @ wikiepeia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Obituary – New York Times
Texas State Historical Association
Interview – Guitar Player Magazine
Biorgraphy – The Blues Foundation

‘Gator’s Groove Willis Jackson Atlantic Records 1952
Early Bird Special Kurt Crandall Starts On The Stops 2022
You Stole My Wife You Horse Thief
Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra w/ John Coltraine Capitol Records 1949
Jack, You’re Dead Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1946
What’d I Say Parts I & II Ray Charles What’d I Say 1959
Candy Big Maybelle Savoy Records 1956

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist April 3, 2022

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 on 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

NOTE: No Podcast this week because of licensing restrictions.

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WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Billie’s Bounce Charlie Parker’s Re-Boppers Savoy Records 1945
Them There Eyes Varetta Dillard Savoy Records 1952
I Can’t Wait Roomful Of Blues In A Roomful Of Blues 2020
Flying Home No 2 Lionel Hampton Decca Records 1943
Razz My Berries Kurt Crandall Starts On The Stops 2022
Gabbin’ Blues Big Maybelle Okeh Records 1952
Good Ole Blues Johnny Otis & His Orchestra Modern Records 1950
I Know Your Wig Is Gone T-Bone Walker Black & White Records 1947
You’ve Been a Good Ole Wagon Dinah Washington Back To The Blues 1963
Straighten Up & Fly Right Nat King Cole Capitol Records 1943
She’s My Baby The Duke Robillard Band They Called It Rhythm & Blues 2022
Blue Light Boogie (Parts 1 & 2) Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1950
Shake A Hand Faye Adams & Joe Morris Orchestra Herald Records 1953
My Heart Is A Prisoner Percy Mayfield Imperial Records 1959
A La Carte Roland Kirk Triple Threat 1956
True Fine Mama Little Richard Here’s Little Richard 1957

TRIBUTE TO BILLIE HOLIDAY
Born Elenora Fagan in Philadelphia on April 7, 1915, Billie Holiday was an American jazz and swing music singer. Nicknamed “Lady Day” by her friend and music partner, Lester Young, Holiday had an innovative influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. She was known for her vocal delivery and improvisational skills.Wikipedia

All of Me Count Basie w/ Billie Holiday At Carnegie Hall 1954
Rocky Mountain Blues Billie Holiday w/ the Tiny Grimes Sextet Aladdin Records 1951
God Bless The Child Lou Rawls & Les McCann Ltd Stormy Monday 1962
Written by Holiday and Arthur Hertzog, Jr. in 1939, Holiday made the first recording of the song in 1941. Her version was honored with a Grammy Award in 1976. It was also included in the list of Songs of the Century, by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.
When Your Lover Has Gone / (Hush Now) Don’t Explain Duke Ellington w/ Billie Holiday Jazz At The Plaza, Vol. II 1958
Crazy He Calls Me Southside Johnny Detour Ahead the Music of Billie Holiday 2018
Holiday debuted the song written by Carl Sigman with lyrics by Bob Russell in 1949.

First Edition Cover


The Opening paragraphs of Lady Sings The Blues, Billie Holiday’s autobiography
as read by Gilbert Millstein.
The Essential Billie Holiday: Carnegie Hall Concert Recorded Live 1956
Lady Sings The Blues Billie Holiday
The Essential Billie Holiday: Carnegie Hall Concert Recorded Live 1956
Songwriter Bobby Troupe reading the final paragraph of Lady Sings The Blues,
then introducing Holiday on the Stars of Jazz TV Show in 1956.
My Man Billie Holiday Stars of Jazz TV Show 1956

BILLIE HOLIDAY RESOURCES
Biorgraphy @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Discography @ Jazz Discography Project
Lady Sings The Blues (Book) @ wikipedia.org
The Best Books About Billie Holiday @ Rolling Stone
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Hunting of Billie Holiday @ Politico Magazine

Sam’s Blues Sam Taylor Tease! The Beat of Burlesque 1956
Ain’t That Love Ray Charles Ray Charles 1957
Route 66 Linda Hopkins Wild Women Blues – Original Cast Recording 2003
Who Threw The Whiskey In the Well
Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra w/ Wynonie Harris Decca Records 1945
I Know Who Threw The Whiskey (In The Well)
Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats Queen Records 1946
One More Time Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne Blues From Chicago To Paris 2022

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast March 27, 2022

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 on 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

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WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Big Boy Bill Jennings Quintet King Records 1955
Let The Good Times Roll Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1946
Leave The Light On The Love Light Orchestra Leave The Light On 2022
Don’t Save It Too Long (The Money Song) Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends
Capitol Records ‎ 1950
The Chill Is On Big Joe Turner Atlantic Records 1951
Have Horn Will Travel Sax Gordon Extreme Sax! 2021
Long Skirt Baby Blues T-Bone Walker Black & White Records 1948
Night Train James Brown Presents His Band – Night Train 1961
What’d I Say Beverly “Guitar” Watkins In Paris 2022
Hard Luck Blues Roy Brown DeLuxe Records 1950
Paradise Squat Count Basie Mercury Records 1952
Is You or Is You Ain’t My Baby Catherine Russell Alone Together 2019
Where’s The Money, Honey Chubby “Hip Shakin’ ” Newsome Regal Records 1951
Fathead David Newman Ray Charles Presents David Newman – Fathead 1958

A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO AMOS MILBURN
Joseph Amos Milburn was an American rhythm-and-blues singer and pianist, popular in the 1940s and 1950s. He was born in Houston, Texas on April 1, 1927 and died there 52 years later. Wikipedia

Chicken Shack Boogie Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1948
Milburn’s first sond to reach the national R&B Charts
Bad, Bad Whiskey Amos Milburn & His Aladdin Chickenshackers
Aladdin Records 1950
Let Me Go Home Whiskey Snooks Eaglin New Orleans Street Singer 1959
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer John Lee Hooker Chill Out 1995
Milburn scored several hits with good-time songs about booze
House Party Junior Watson & The Red Wagons Live From Outer Space 2011
Hold Me Baby Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1949
I Want To Go Home Diane Schuur Blues for Schuur 1997
Written and recorded by Milburn and Charles Brown in 1959
I Done Done It Bloodest Saxophone feat. Jai Malano Texas Queens 5 2019
Greyhound Wynonie Harris King Records 1953
Walkin’ Blues Amos Milburn & His Chickenshackers Aladdin Records 1950

AMOS MILBURN RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com

The Blues Foundation Inductees Bio
Overview @ spontaneouslunacy.net


38th Street Blues B.B. King Spotlight On Lucille 1991
Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ Ray Charles The Genius 1959
Money Talks Roomful Of Blues Dressed Up To Get Messed Up 1984
Nosey Joe Dana Gillespie Blue Job 1982
The Deacon Moves In Little Esther & The Dominos Federal Records 1951

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast March 20, 2022

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 on 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, MARCH 20,2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Hot Rod Illinois Jacquet King Jacquet 1950
Love Don’t Love Nobody Kid Ramos West Coast House Party 2000
Nobody Loves Me (Every Day I Have The Blues) Memphis Slim Miracle Records 1948
I Took The Front Door In Eddie Vinson & His Orchestra Mercury Records 1947
Since I Fell For You Buddy Johnson w/ Ella Johnson Decca Records 1945
New Way To Love Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne Blues From Chicago To Paris 2022
Ridin’ On The L&N Lionel Hampton Hamp’s Boogie Woogie (78RPM Album) 1947
New Orleans Blues Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Charles Brown
Exclusive Records 1947
Long John Blues Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1949
Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Decca Records 1946
That’s The Meal Ben Levin Still Here 2021
Morning Glory Big Joe Turner Aladdin Records 1948
I’m Gonna Dig Myself A Hole Arthur Crudup RCA Victor 1951
I’ve Got A Right To Sing The Blues Carrie Smith
Black And Blue 1989 (Original Broadway Cast) 1991

TRIBUTE TO SISTER ROSETTA THARPE
Born Rosetta Nubin in Cotton Plant, Arkansas on March 20, 1915

Sister Rosetta Tharpe rose to prominance as a singer for Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra scoring what is considered the first “pop gospel” hit with “Rock Me” in 1938. A powerful singer and guitar player, Tharpe is often referred to as the “grandmother” of Rock & Roll.


The Lonesome Road Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra featuring Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Decca Records 1938 (A-Side)
Rock Me Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra featuring Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Decca Records 1938 (B-Side)
I Want a Tall Skinny Papa Marcia Ball
Shout, Sister, Shout! – A Tribute To Sister Rosetta Tharpe 2013
A secular hit for Tharpe & Millinder in 1941
He’s All I Need Catherine Russell Strictly Romancin’ 2007
Written by Marie Knight & Sister Rosetta, & first recorded in 1949
Didn’t It Rain Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Marie Knight with Sam Price
Decca Records 1948
You Got To Move Marie Knight w/ Larry Campbell
Let Us Get Together: A Tribute To Reverend Gary Davis 2007
Recorded by Tharpe & Knight in 1950
Up Above My Head Ruthie Foster The Phenomenal 2007
Tharpe’s best known composition
Cain’t No Grave Hold My Body Down Sister Rosetta Tharpe Mercury Records 1956
That’s All Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Sims-Wheeler Vintage Jazz Band
Antibes Jazz Festival 1960

SISTER ROSETTA THARPE RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Rock & Roll’s First Guitar Heroine
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Mellow Dry Big Jay McNeely Life Story 2012
Pink Champagne Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Specialty Records 1950
Hey Little Girl Billy Wright Savoy Records 1951
Walk That Walk Daddy-O Jewel Brown featuring Bloodest Saxophone
Roller Coaster Boogie 2015
Deed I Do Ray Charles The Genius 1959
Swingin’ For Four Bills The Duke Robillard Band
They Called It Rhythm & Blues 2022
Teardrops from My Eyes Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1950

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast March 13, 2022

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 on 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, MARCH 13

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Apollo Jump Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra Decca Records 1943
I Don’t Dig It Big Joe Turner MGM Records 1949
Backstage at Stuff’s Count Basie Piano Rhythms 1947
Baby, I Don’t Cry Over You Billie Holiday w/ Tiny Grimes Decca Records 1946
Trouble In Mind The Duke Robillard Band They Called It Rhythm & Blues 2022
Heed My Warning Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1949
Squeeze Me Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller 1957
Still Here Ben Levin Still Here 2021
I Want to Hug You John Lee Hooker Mr. Lucky 1991
Nuit Sauvage Sax Gordon Extreme Sax! 2021
Effie’s Boogie Effie Smith Aladdin Records 1946
She’s Dynamite B.B. King RPM Records 1951
Have A Good Time Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1951
Little Joe’s Boogie Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Specialty Records 1950
I’m Still In Love With You T-Bone Walker Comet Records 1948
Mean Old World Lou Rawls The Capitol Jazz & Blues Sessions 1962-1970

Not The Best Sound Quality, But A Rare Look At Hollywood Fats In Action

TRIBUTE TO HOLLYWOOD FATS

Born Michael Leonard Mann in Los Angeles on March 17, 1954
Hollywood Fats was a guitar virtuoso. He was one of only a few West Coast blues musicians of his generation who incorporated jump blues into his sound.

He was active from the mid-1970s until his death in 1986.

Lonesome Hollywood Fats Band Hollywood Fats Band 1979
First recorded by Memphis Slim in 1961
Snakes James Harman Band w/ Kid Ramos & Hollywood Fats
Those Dangerous Gentlemen 1987
Nitwit Hollywood Fats Band
Blues Saturday, Monterey Jazz Festival – September 20, 1980
Have a Good Time Big Walter “Shakey” Horton Cobra Records 1956
Recorded by the Hollywood Fats Band in 1979
Kidney Stew Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson & The Hollywood Fats Band
Blues Saturday, Monterey Jazz Festival – September 20, 1980
One Mint Julep Rod Piazza w/ Junior Watson & Hollywood Fats Harpburn 1986
Rock This House Hollywood Fats Band Hollywood Fats Band 1979

HOLLYWOOD FATS RESOURCES
Biorgraphy @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Obituary – Los Angeles Times, Dec. 12, 1986

Rockhouse Ray Charles Atlantic Records 1958
Rock House Big Maybelle Savoy Records ‎ 1957
House Rocker Paul Williams & His Hucklebuckers Savoy Records 1948
Lonesome & Blue Annie Laurie Okeh Records 1952
Rough Weather Blues Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy Specialty Records 1948
Weather Man Sister Wynona Carr Specialty Records (unreleased)
Rock Mr. Blues Wynonie Harris King Records 1949
The Honey Dripper Charles Brown Honey Dripper 1996

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast March 6, 2022

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 on 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 MARCH 6, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

The Hucklebuck Paul Williams & The Hucklebucks Savoy Records 1949
In The Wee Wee Hours The Duke Robillard Band They Called It Rhythm & Blues 2022
Good Rockin’ Man Roy Brown De Luxe Records 1951
Daddy Daddy Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1952
Flying Home Ella Fitzgerald Lullabies Of Birdland 1945
I Don’t Want Nobody (To Have My Love But You) Buddy & Ella Johnson
Mercury Records 1956
Guitar Cha Cha Memphis Slim & His House Rockers Vee Jay Records 1958
Rock and Rolling This House Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
Blues From Chicago To Paris 2022
Strollin’ With Bones Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Alright Again 1981
Grandma Plays the Numbers Wynonie Harris King Records 1949
Smack Dab In The Middle The Amos Garrett Doug Sahm Gene Taylor Band
Live in Japan 1991
After You’ve Gone LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith 1958
Ain’t That Just Like A Woman B.B. King
Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan 1999
I Didn’t Like It The First Time (The Spinach Song) Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends
Capitol Records 1949
The Chicken & The Hawk Big Joe Turner Atlantic Records 1956
Time Is Fading Fast The Love Light Orchestra Leave The Light On 2022
Good Cookin’ Woman Gene “Mighty Flea” Conners Coming Home 1976

Click The Picture To Watch The Third Episode Of The Nat King Cole Show

BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO NAT KING COLE
Born Nathaniel Adams Cole in Montgomery Alabama on March 17, 1919
Considered one of the greatest pop singers of the mid-20th century, Nat King Cole had more than 100 songs reach the pop charts. His King Cole Trio was the template for jazz and blues trios for year to come. Cole was a master jazz pianist who recorded with many of the jazz greats of the 1940s including Lester Young and performed frequently with Norman Grant’s Jazz At The Philharmonic.


The Frim Fram Sauce King Cole Trio Capitol Records ‎ 1945
Indiana Lester Young, Nat King Cole, & Red Calender Philo Records 1945
Errand Girl for Rhythm Catherine Russell Alone Together 2019
Destination Moon Nat King Cole Capitol Records 1951
Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good To You King Cole Trio Capitol Records 1944
Blues In B Flat Oscar Moore The Oscar Moore Quartet 1986
My Mother Told Me Nat King Cole Capitol Records 1950
Orange Colored Sky Natalie Cole Unforgettable: With Love 2008
Nature Boy Marvin Gaye
A Tribute To The Great Nat King Cole 1965
Route 66 King Cole Trio Capitol Records 1946

NAT KING COLE RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com

Spider Web Eddie Chamblee Recorded ??? Previously unreleased
Milton’s Boogie Roy Milton & His Solid Senders Juke Box Records 1946
Blues Before Sunrise The Maxim Trio Swing Records 194
Cole Slaw (Sorgum Switch) Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1949
Salty Papa Blues Dinah Washington Keynote Recordings 1943
Smile Nat King Cole Capitol Records 1954

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast February 27, 2022

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 on 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 FEBRUARY 27, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Low Society Blues Lowell Fulson Checker Records 1949
That’s How You Got Killed Before Dave Bartholomew Imperial Records 1949
Tell Me What’s The Reason T-Bone Walker Imperial Records 1953
Up Jumped The Devil Roomful of Blues Standing Room Only 2009
That’s What I Like Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Capitol Records 1948
Annie Laurie Tiny Grimes Quintet Atlantic Records 1948
Oop-Pop-A-Da Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra RCA Victor 1948
Talk To Me, Talk To Me James Brown
Thinking About Little Willie John And A Few Nice Things 1968
Fever Little Willie John King Records 1956
Stone Cold Dead In The Market Place (He Had It Coming)
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan Decca Records 1946
Buford’s Bop Jimmy Thackery Guitar 2003
Rock On Sax Gordon Extreme Sax! 2021
Mess Around Ray Charles Atlantic Records 1953
Rock-A-Bye Baby Big Mama Thornton Peacock Records 1952
Jump With B.B. B.B. King Spotlight On Lucille 1991
Moanin’ at Midnight Howlin’ Wolf Chess Records 1951
Cookin’ In Style Johnny Adams One Foot in the Blues 1996
Willow Weep For Me Billie Holiday Lady Sings The Blues 1956

Click Here To Watch Fats Domino Live On Austin City Limits

BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO FATS DOMINO
Born Antoine Dominique Domino Jr.in New Orleans on February 26, 1928

The Fat Man Fats Domino Imperial Records 1949
Blue Monday Fats Domino Imperial Records 1956
Going To The River Chuck Willis Okeh Records 1953
Sick & Tired Jimmy Cavallo The Houserocker! 2002
I Hear You Knocking Smiley Lewis Specialty Records 1955
Let the Four Winds Blow Roy Brown Imperial Records 1957
Fat’s Frenzy Fats Domino Rock and Rollin’ 1956
Rockin’ Chair George Benson
Walking to New Orleans: Remembering Chuck Berry & Fats Domino 2019
I Just Can’t Get New Orleans Off My Mind Irma Thomas & Marcia Ball
Goin’ Home: a Tribute to Fats Domino 2007
Before I Grow Too Old Fats Domino Imperial Records 1960

FATS DOMINO RESOURCES
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Chuckwalk Chuck Berry Chess Records (Unreleased) 1958
Leave The Light On Love Light Orchestra Leave The Light On 2022
Them There Eyes Varetta Dillard Savoy Records 1952
Hodge-Podge Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra The Blues 1956
A Pretty Girl (A Cadillac and Some Money) Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones
What’s It Gonna Take 2012
I Ain’t Gonna Let You In Annie Laurie & Paul Gayten Regal Records 1949
Sneaky Pete Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats King Records 1948

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast February 20, 2022

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 on 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

HERE’S THE WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Jackson’s Blues Don Johnson & His Band Specialty Records 1949
She Walks Right In Clarence Gatemouth Brown Peacock Records 1950
Open The Door Richard Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1947
Walking The Blues Willie Dixon Checker Records 1955
Good Daddy Blues Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1949
Lost Mind Sugar Ray Sweet & Swingin’ 1998
Time To Change Your Town Wynonie “Blues” Harris Apollo Records 1946
That’s A Pretty Good Love Big Maybelle Savoy Records 1956
Shame, Shame, Shame Roomful of Blues That’s Right! 2005
I’ve Got A Woman (Live in Stockholm – 1972) Ray Charles True Genius 2021
Blue Jeans Ari Borger & Igor Prado Lowdown Boogie 2013
Hop, Skip & Jump Roy Milton & His Solid Senders Specialty Records 1948
Lady Be Good Joe Carrol & Dizzy Gillespie Dee Gee Records 1951
Rock Mr. Blues Mark Hummel Up And Jumpin’ 1989
The Darktown Strutters’ Ball Catherine Russell Bring It Back 2014
Breaking My Heart Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Exclusive Records 1946

WHAT’S HOT IN NEW ORLEANS – FEBRUARY 20, 1952
Cash Box Regional R&B Chart for New Orleans

10 – Shine On Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1951
9 – Howlin’ Wolf Boogie Howlin’ Wolf Chess Records 1951
8 – Hard Times Charles Brown Aladdin Records 1952
7 – Let’s Talk About Jesus Bells of Joy Peacock Records 1952
6 – Night Train Jimmy Forrest United Records 1951
5 – Booted Rosco Gordon RPM Records 1952
4 – How Many More Years Howlin’ Wolf Chess Records 1951
3 – 3 O’clock Blues B.B. King RPM Records 1951
2 – Got You On My Mind Big John Greer RCA Victor 1951
1 – Wheel of Fortune Sunny Gale & Eddie Wilcox Derby Records 1952

SOURCE
Cash Box Magazine – February 23, 1952

There Is Something On Your Mind Sax Gordon Extreme Sax! 2021
Ain’t That Lovin You The Knickerbocker All-Stars Open Mic At The Knick 2014
Ain’t Nothing You Can Do Bobby “Blue” Bland Ain’t Nothing You Can Do 1964
You Satisfy Billy Wright Savoy Records 1949
Black Velvet Illinois Jacquet Victor Records 1949
Love And Friendship Ben Levin Still Here 2021
I’m Walking Fats Domino Imperial Records 1957

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WRFG Playlist and Podcast February 13, 2022

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 on 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, FEBRUARY 13, 2022

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Jumpin´jack Bloodest Saxophone Rhythm and Blues 2014
Voodoo Woman Blues Jimmy Witherspoon w/ Jay McShann
Mercury Records 1946
Is You Is, Or Is You Ain’t (My Baby) Cootie Williams w/ Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Hit Records 1944
Swingin’ The Blues Four Charms Flatland Boogie 2000
Rocks In My Bed Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book 1957
Things Ain’t What They Used To Be Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
American Music Texas Style 1999
You’re Driving Me Crazy Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco
You’re Driving Me Crazy 2018
Evil Gal Blues Aretha Franklin Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington 1964
Georgia on My Mind Steve Tyrell Shades of Ray: The Songs of Ray Charles 2021
I’ve Got a Little Boy Ann Cole Baton Records 1957
Bags Groove Milt Jackson Wizard of the Vibes 1952
Moody’s Mood For Love (aka I’m In The Mood For Love) King Pleasure
Specialty Records 1952
Red Top Floyd McDaniel w/ Dave Specter West Side Baby 1997
When I Grow Too Old To Dream Roy Milton Miltone Records 1946
Later For The Gator Willis Jackson & His Orchestra Apollo Records 1950

WHAT’S HOT IN NEW ORLEANS – VALENTINE’S DAY 1948
Top 10 Songs From The Cash Box Regional Chart

10 – Down Home Blues Joe Liggins and His Honeydrippers
Exclusive Records 1948
9 – Bell Boy Boogie Todd Rhodes & His Orchestra Sensation Records 1947
8 – I Can’t Give You Anything but Love Baby Rose Murphy Majestic Records 1948
7 – Money’s Getting Cheaper Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Charles Brown
Exclusive Records 1948
6 – Rockin’ Boogie Joe Lutcher & His Society Cats Specialty Records 1947
5 – My Love Is Limited Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1948
4 – I Can’t Stop It Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy Specialty Records 1947
3 – Let It Roll Lucky Millinder w/ Allastine Allen Decca Records 1947
2 – Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)
T-Bone Walker Black & White Records 1947
1 – I Love You Yes I do Bull Moose Jackson King Records 1947

REFERENCE
Cash Box Magazine – February 14, 1948

Swingin’ In The Groove Chris Powell & The Five Blue Flames
Columbia Records 1949
One Sweet Letter Adrianna Marie & her Roomful Of All-Stars
Kingdom Of Swing 2017
The Brightest Smile In Town Ray Charles Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul 1963
Love Don’t Love Nobody Rosie Flores Simple Case of the Blues 2019
Bar Room Blues Roy Brown & His Mighty Mighty Men Deluxe Records 1951
Honky Tonk Part 1 Bill Doggett King Records 1956
Saturday Night Fish Fry Lou Rawls & Joe Williams & Lionel Hampton
Portrait Of The Blues 1993

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