RT66 Playlist 1-27-19

We wrapped up January 2019 with birthday tributes to the great Etta James and Bobby “Blue” Bland.

You can hear Route 66 every Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Eastern on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3 FM. Your independent community radio station is streaming worldwide over our free mobile app and WRFG.ORG.

Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, January 27, 2019

Hosts: John & Frankie Lee

Deacon Rides Again – Big Jay McNeely – Imperial Records – 1952

I’ve Got a Little Boy – Ann Cole – Baton Records – 1957
Too Much Monkey Business – Chuck Berry – After School Session – 1957
Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino – Imperial Records – 1956

You Run Your Mouth & I’ll Run My Business – Louis Jordan – Decca Records – 1940
Gabbin’ Blues – Big Maybelle – Okeh Records – 1952
The Frim Fram Sauce – King Cole Trio – Capitol Records – 1945

Chicken Shack Boogie – Amos Milburn – Aladdin Records 1947
As Long as I’m Moving – Ruth Brown & The Rhythmakers & Orchestra – Atlantic Records – 1955
Turn On Your Lovelight – Bobby “Blue” Bland – Duke Records – 1961

Don’t Leave Me Baby – Duke Robillard – Duke’s Blues – 1996
Route 66 – Eddie Tigner – Route 66 – 2001

Hole In The Wall – Albennie Jones with Sam Price & His Rockin’ Rhythm – Decca Records – 1949
Stormy Blues – Billie Holiday – Savoy Records – 1954
Stormy Monday Blues – Bobby “Blue” Bland – Duke Records – 1962

In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down – Charles Brown – Aladdin Records – 1949

8:00 AM – Tribute to Etta James

Roll With Me Henry – Etta James Alan Freed R’n’R Dance Party Vol. 3 – 1956

Something’s Got A Hold On Me – Etta James – Rocks The House – 1963
Junior’s Boogie Rocket – The Hollywood Blue Flames w/ Junior Watson – Road To Rio – 2006
Good Rockin’ Daddy – Etta James – Modern Records – 1955

That’s How You Got Killed Before – Dirty Dozen Brass Band w/ Elvis Costello – The New Orleans Album – 1990
Shrimp & Gumbo – Dave Bartholomew – Imperial Records – 1955
New Coat of Paint – Ana Popovic – Trilogy – 2016

Sweet Little Angel – Otis Rush – American Folk Blues Festival 66 Vol.2 – 1966
Ten Long Years – B.B. King – Singin’ The Blues – 1956
Who Will The Next Fool Be – Bobby “Blue” Bland – Duke Records – 1962

Farther Up The Road – Bobby “Blue” Bland – Duke Records – 1957
Ain’t Nothin’ You Can Do – Van Morrison – It’s Too Late To Stop Now – 1974

Make Me Know It – Roy Milton – Specialty Records – 1954
Oh Why? – Little Richard – Here’s Little Richard – 1957
Hey Little Girl – Billy Wright – Savoy Records – 1951

She’s Got Me Hook Line & Sinker – Smiley Lewis – Imperial Records – 1956

(sign off)

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

Playlist 12-15-19

This Sunday found us howling with the King of the Moondogers, Alan Freed!

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

Please follow WRFG Route 66 on Facebook and check out our podcast page at MixCloud.Com. You can call us during the show at 404-523-8989.

Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for December 15, 2019
Hosts: John & Frankie Lee
Birthday: Alan Freed was born Albert James Freed in Windber, Pennyslvania on December 15, 1921.

NOTE: All songs on this show were played by Alan Freed during his shows on WJW AM-FM in Cleveland, Ohio, WINS AM in New York City, or on the Camel Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party on CBS Radio and Armed Forces Radio.

Part One of our birthday tribute to Alan Freed, the King of Rock’n’Roll

Intro to the Moondog Show Alan Freed WJW Radio Dec 1953
The Whip Gil Bernal Spark Records 1954

When Alan Freed quit his morning drive job in Akron, Ohio, he found he couldn’t get a job locally because he’d signed a non-compete agreement. The only job he could find was a late night slot on WJW AM-FM in Cleveland, Ohio.

Soon after he arrived in Cleveland, Freed walked into Record Rendezvous, which was in the black part of town, and discovered it was filled with white teenagers buying uptempo R&B records. The store’s owner told Freed he’d buy advertising on his show if he’d play a few R&B records here and there.

Freed and the station’s management went along with the idea, and Freed some stopped playing pop hits and started pumping out a powerful mix of “blues, rhythm, and jazz” that soon became known as rock’n’roll.

Don’t Leave Me This Way Fats Domino Imperial Records 1953
Whoopin’ The Blues Sonny Terry Capitol Records / Americana 1947
Bridge from Sonny Terry (Whoopin) to Muddy Waters (Mad Love) Alan Freed Saturday Night Dance Party on WJW Radio, December 1953
Mad Love Muddy Waters w/ Little Walter Chess Records 1953

One O’Clock Jump Jack Parker & Etta Jones Decca Records 1954
We’re Gonna Rock, We’re Gonna Roll Wild Bill Moore Savoy Records 666 1948
Call Before You Go Home Memphis Slim United Records 1953

Alan Freed intro & Lonely & Blue B.B. King WINS Radio 1955
Rock Daddy Rock Big Bertha Henderson Chance Records 1952
My Babe Little Walter & His Night Cats Checker Records 1952

Alan Freed is credited with producing the world’s first rock’n’roll concert, the Moondog Coronation Ball in Cleveland, Ohio on March 21, 1952. It was supposed to be a two night event, but, thanks to a printing error, all the tickets were for March 21. To make matters worse, thousands of counterfeit tickets were sold. So, instead of 6,000 people in the Cleveland Arena, the crowd swelled to about 20,000…

The Hucklebuck Paul Williams & The Hucklebucks Savoy Records 1949

… and the world’s first rock’n’roll concert turned into the world’s first rock’n’roll riot. The fire marshal shut it down just moments after the first act, Paul Williams and the Hucklebucks took the stage. They only played one song: “The Hucklebuck.”

Just for fun, if your parents or grandparents are from Cleveland, ask them what they were doing on March 21, 1952.

Alan Freed apologizes for the chaos at the Coronation Ball WJW Radio
3-22-1952

Freddy’s Boogie / Money Honey / All Night Long (Night Train) Freddie Mitchell / Drifters / Rusty Bryant Alan Freed WJW Radio 1953

Double Crossing Daddy Varetta Dillard Savoy Records 1952
Drunk Jimmy Liggins Specialty Records 1953


Part Two of our birthday tribute to Alan Freed, the King of Rock’n’Roll

Show Intro – C-Jam Blues Alan Freed & Lynn Hope WJW Radio 1953

After moving from WJW in Cleveland to WINS in NYC, Alan Freed was syndicated nationwide. Of course, this didn’t go over very well with the KKK and other groups that didn’t want white teenage America exposed to “the devil’s music.”

Boom Diddy Wa-Wa / My Ideal about You Alan Freed /Varetta Dillard / PeeWee Crayton WINS-AM NYC 2-2-1955
The Smoke From Your Cigarette The Mellows featuring Lillian Leach Jay-Dee Records 1955

ALAN FREED’S CAMEL ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DANCE PARTY
CBS RADIO / Armed Forces Radio & Television Service
Program #2 (NYC) – 31 March 1956

Soft Drink – Count Basie Orchestra
Winner Take All – Sunny Gale
Sixteen Teens – Rover Boys
Corner Pocket – Count Basie Orchestra
Roll ‘Em Pete – Joe Williams
Rock & Roll Wedding – Sunny Gale
Come To Me – Rover Boys
Big Red – Count Basie Orchestra

Hail! Hail! Rock’n’Roll!

Smack Dab In The Middle Charles Calhoun MGM Records 1955
(Watch The Skies) The Spaceman Alan Freed, Steve Allen, & Al Jazzbo Collns Luniverse Records 1956

(sign off)

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

Playlist 12-1-19

We got a jump start on December with a double-barreled birthday tribute to Etta Jones and Lou Rawls.

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

Please follow WRFG Route 66 on Facebook and check out our podcast page at MixCloud.Com. You can call us during the show at 404-523-8989.

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

NOTE: No podcast this week due to circumstances beyond the control of we mere mortals.

Hosts: John & Frankie Lee
Birthdays: Etta Jones was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on November 25, 1928.
Lou Rawls was born Louis Allen Rawls in Chicago, Illinois on December 3, 1933.

Song Artist Original Album or Single & Date

Good Old Blues Johnny Otis Modern Records 1950

Rock This House Hollywood Fats Band Hollywood Fats Band 1978
They Raided The Joint Helen Humes Mercury Records 1947
Walking The Blues Willie Dixon Checker Records 1955

The Two Little Squirrels (Nuts to You) Louis Jordan Decca Records 1941
Nuts to You The Cats & The Fiddle Bluebird Records 1939
Everybody Eats When They Come to My House Cab Calloway Columbia Records 1948

Texas Hop Pee Wee Crayton Modern Records 1948
Just Give Me A Man Mabel Scott Juke Box Lil Records 1950
Drifting Blues John Mayall Find A Way To Care 2015

Vicious Vodka Harpdog Brown For Love & Money 2019
Lovin’ Machine Wynonie Harris King Records 1951
I’ll drown in my tears Lula Reed King Records 1952

Jumpin’ & Boppin’ With Joy Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne Jumpin’ & Boppin’ 2016
Natural Ball Kid Ramos & Bob Corritore Phoenix Blues Sessions 2012
Way Down Earl Bostic King records 1950

Whatcha Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You Chuck Willis Atlantic Records 1956
Peanut Vendor Alvin ‘Red’ Tyler Ace Records 1961

8:00 AM Tribute to Etta Jones

Osculate Me, Daddy Etta Jones w/ J.C. Heard & His Orchestra Victor Records 1945

Blow Top Blues Etta Jones feat. The Cedar Walton Trio A Soulful Sunday – Live at the Left Bank (1972) 2019
You Better Change Your Ways Buddy Johnson w/Arthur Prysock Decca Records 1949 (Although Etta Jones never recorded with Buddy Johnson, she considered his hiring her to sing with his band her “big break” into the national spotlight.)

Fine Brown Frame Etta Jones w/ Houston Person (tenor) My Buddy: Etta Jones Sings the Songs of Buddy Johnson 1998
Salty Papa Blues Barney Bigard & His Orchestra featuring Etta Jones Black & White Records 1944

Tribute to Lou Rawls

Daniel Saw The Stone The Pilgrim Travelers featuring Lou Rawls Andex Records 1958
Bring It On Home To Me Sam Cooke with Lou Rawls singing backup RCA 1962

(They Call It) Stormy Monday Lou Rawls & Les McCann Ltd Stormy Monday 1962
St. James Infirmary Lou Rawls Black & Blue 1963

Southside Blues – Tobacco Road (Medley) Lou Rawls w/ The Tommy Stroke Quartet Live! 1966

Playlist 11-24-19

Mac Rebennack is in the house! A tasty slice of New Orleans with a hint of gris gris during the second hour as we celebrated Dr. John’s life and music.

Route 66, your weekly cruise down the rhythm & blues highway, airs Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3FM. Your independent community radio station for progressive information and handpicked quality music streams over our free mobile app and WRFG.ORG.

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

Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, November 24, 2019
Hosts: John & Frankie Lee
Birthday: Dr. John was born Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. in New Orleans on November 20, 1941.

Song Artist Original Album or Single & Date

The Goof Big Jay McNeely Federal Records 1952

Rockin’ At Midnight Roy Brown Deluxe Records 1950
Early In The Morning Terry Hanck I Still Get Excited 2019

Have Mercy Baby James Brown & His Famous Flames Shout & Shimmy 1962
I Hear You Knocking George Benson Walking to New Orleans: Remembering Chuck Berry and Fats Domino 2019
Soft Tiny Bradshaw King Records 1952

Cherry Wine Little Esther Federal Records 1953
Flamingo Earl Bostic & His Orchestra King Records 1951
I Want to Rock & Roll Scatman Crothers w/ Wild Bill Moore Modern Records 1949

My Rough & Ready Man Annie Laurie w/ Paul Gayten’s Band Regal Records 1949
I Want A Tall Skinny Poppa Adrianna Marie & Her Groovecutters Double Crossing Blues 2013
T-Bone Shuffle T-Bone Walker Capitol Records 1947

Get Hot The Bill Jennings – Leo Parker Quintet Billy In The Lion’s Den 1954
Turn On Your Lovelight James Hunter & Van Morrison …Believe What I Say 1996

Handsome Harry The Hipster Harry ‘The Hipster’ Gibson Boogie Woogie In Blue 1944
Down The Road A Piece Will Bradley Trio with Freddie Slack Columbia Records 1940

8:00 a.m. Birthday Tribute to Dr. John – All songs either feature the good doctor or were written by him.


We need to make a couple of corrections: At one point neither one of us could remember exactly when Dr. John died. He passed on June 6, 2019. Also, we said he stopped playing lead guitar after getting injured in a knife fight. Actually, he got shot in the ring finger of his left hand during an “incident” at a gig in Jacksonville, Florida in 1960.

Apologies for Frankie Lee’s mic being too low. That was John’s fault. He will be sent to bed without dinner.

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

Is You Is, Or Is You Ain’t (My Baby) B. B. King & Dr. John Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan 1999
Losing Battle Bloodest Saxophone feat. Crystal Thomas Texas Queens 5 2019
Mr. Johnson Jimmy Smith & Dr. John Dot Com Blues 2001

Litanie Des Saints / Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya / I Walk on Gilded Splinters Dr. John Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2011

Remember Me? Toni Price Low Down & Up 1999
I Didn’t Want to Do It Deacon John’s Jump Blues Featuring Dr. John Deacon John’s Jump Blues: Music From the Film 2002

Storm Warning Mac Rebennack Rex Records 1959
Such a Night Dr. John The Best of Mountain Stage Live, Volume One 1991

Playlist 11-17-19

Thanks to the internet gremlins we don’t have a podcast for this show, just sweet memories of our tribute to Little Willie John.

Route 66, your weekly cruise down the rhythm & blues highway, airs Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3FM. Your independent community radio station for progressive information and handpicked quality music streams over our free mobile app and WRFG.ORG.

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

Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, November 17, 2019

Hosts: John & Frankie Lee
Birthday: Little Willie John was born William Edward John in Cullendale, Arkansas on November 15, 1937.

Song Artist Original Album or First Single & Date

Ravin’ At The Haven Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis Remington Records 1947

Satellite Baby Roosevelt Sykes The Honeydripper 1961
That’s How I Feel About You Blue Harlem w/ Imelda May Talk to Me 2005
Down The Road Apiece Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1947

Mama Don’t Allow It Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Capitol Records 1947
Camilla’s Hop Joe Houston & Otis Grand The Return Of Honk! 2000
It Hurts To Love Someone Guitar Slim ATCO Records 1957

Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Being Right? The Knickerbocker All-Stars Go Back Home to the Blues 2015
Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You Dr. John & the WDR Big Band Big Band Voodoo 2019

Cadillac Boogie Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy Specialty Records 1948
(You Get) Old If You’re Lucky Papa Joe Grappa Too White to Sing the Blues 2005

Huckle Boogie Pee Wee Crayton Modern Records 1950
Yes Indeed! Roomful Of Blues Dressed Up To Get Messed Up 1984
Midnight Hour Jimmie Vaughan Baby, Please Come Home 2019

Unchain My Heart Ray Charles w/ David “Fathead” Newman ABC-Paramont Records 1961

8:00 a.m. Tribute to Little Willie John

Sleep Little Willie John King Records 1960

It Only Hurts A Little While Lamont Cranston Tiger In Your Tank 1988
Heartbreak (It’s Hurting Me) James Brown Thinking About Little Willie John And A Few Nice Things 1968
Leave My Kitten Alone Little Willie John King Records 1959 1959

Need Your Love So Bad Eddie Tigner Slippin’ In 2009
Talk to Me, Talk to Me Catherine Russell Harlem on My Mind 2016
Grits Ain’t Groceries Little Milton Checker Records 1969

Fever Little Willie John King Records 1956 2:39
TBone Stomp Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters Beyond the Blue Door 2019
A Lover’s Blues Margie Hendrix Tangerine Records 1967 3:43

Cold, Cold Feeling T-Bone Walker Imperial Records 1951
The Organ Grinder’s Swing Jimmy Smith Organ Grinder Swing 1965
Got to Go Where the Love Is Van Morrison The Prophet Speaks 2018

Drinkin’ by Myself Wynonie Harris w/ Sun Ra (Herman “Sonny” Blount) Bullet Records 1946
Whop, Whop Frankie “Sugar Chile” Robinson Capitol Records 1954
Race Horse Tiny Davis & Her Orchestra Decca Records 1949

Rock’n’Roll Call The Treniers Epic Records 9144 1955

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

Playlist 11-10-19

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

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

Please follow WRFG Route 66 on Facebook and MixCloud. Call us during the show at 404-523-8989.

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

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

Song Artist Original Album or Single & Date

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Little Bird Told Me Blue Lu Barker Capitol Records 1948

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

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

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

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

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

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

Playlist 11-3-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boppin’ At The Hop Rhythmtown-Jive Retrogroove Artifact 1991

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

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

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

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

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

8:00 a.m. Tribute to Ike Turner


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Playlist 10-20-19

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

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

Please follow WRFG Route 66 on Facebook, subsribe to the RT66WRFG podcast on MixCloud, and call us during the show at 404-523-8989

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

Song Artist Original Album or First Single & Date

Hot Ice Freddie Mitchell & His Orchestra ABC-Paramont 1961

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Playlist 10-13-19

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

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

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

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

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

Song Artist Original Album or Single & Date

Jump For Jerry Jimmy Thackery Guitar 2003

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

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

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

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

Days Of Old B B King Kent Records 1959

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Playlist 10-6-2019

It’s October already?

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

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

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

Song Artist Original Album or Single & Date

Meet the Bigs

Bullfrog Hop Big Bob Kornegay Dot Records 1956

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Overdrive Big Joe & The Dynaflows Rockhouse Party 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Meet the Littles

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

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

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

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

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

Tin Pan Alley Little Milton Stax Records 1973

(sign off)

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