WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for May 30, 2021

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HERE’S THE WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Skunky Noble “Thin Man” Watts Return Of The Thin Man 1987
What Can I Do Duke Robillard & Friends w/ Chris Cote Blues Bash 2020
All Around The World Little Willie John King Records 1955
I Don’t Know Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1959
Smack Dab In The Middle Count Basie & His Orchestra with Joe Williams
Clef Records 1956
Ten Long Years B.B. King RPM Records 1955
Blow Fish Blow! Rob Stone s/ Elena Kato & Hiroshi Eguchi Trio In Tokyo
I’m Gonna Latch On Marie Adams w/ The Johnny Otis Orchestra
Peacock Records 1954

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 32
Mop-Mop Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five Decca Records 1944
“Mop-Mop” was Jordan’s nineth song to reach the Billboard R&B chart.
Released on Decca Record in late 1944, “Mop-Mop” was on the chart
for 17 weeks, peaking at number one in early 1945.

Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying
Jimmy ‘T99’ Nelson w/ Doug James & Sax Gordon
Rockin’ And Shoutin’ The Blues 1999
Work Song Cannonball Adderley Quintet Them Dirty Blues 1960
The Richest Guy In The Graveyard Etta Jones w/ J.C. Heard & His Orchestra
Victor Records 1947
McShann’s Bounce Part 1 Jay McShann (Jay McShann at the Piano)
Supreme Records 1947
Reelin’ & Rockin’ Fats Domino Imperial Records 1952
Whoo Whee Sweet Daddy Veronica Lewis You Ain’t Unlucky 2021
5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days Louis Prima w-Sam Butera & the Witnesses
Capitol Records 1956

TRIBUTE TO JAMES HARMAN (June 8, 1946 – May 23, 2021)
Iconic blues harmonica player, singer, and songwriter James Harman had been under treatment for cancer for several months before his heart finally gave out.

Harman was born in Anniston, Alabama on June 8, 1946. He started taking piano lessons at age four and began playing harmonicas owned by his father after finding them stashed in the piano bench. By the early 1960s, Harmon was playing in blues and R&B bands around Panama City and cut his first singles

in Atlanta in 1964.

In 1977, he formed the James Harman Band. The band served as an incubator for some major talent, including Phil Alvin and Bill Bateman (The Blaster), King Ramos and Gene Taylor (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Hollywood Fats, and Junior Watson.


Jump My Baby The James Harman Band w/ Hollywood Fats & Kid Ramos
Those Dangerous Gentlemen 1987
If The Shoe Fits (Wear It) The James Harman Band Two Sides To Every Story 2006
Looped James Harman & Gene Taylor Band Live In Germany 2012
If You Lose Your Money The James Harman Band w/Junior Watson
Extra Napkins 1985

JAMES HARMAN RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com

memorial @ Blues Magazine

Purple Wail Red Prysock Tease! The Beat of Burlesque 1956
Funny (But I Still Love You) Ray Charles w/ Mickey Baker Atlantic Records 1953
Cold, Cold Heart Aretha Franklin
Unforgettable. A Tribute to Dinah Washington 1964
Money Honey John Hammond Ready For Love 2003
Jumpin’ Salty Sean Costello Cuttin’ In 2000
If You Love Me Baby Cristiano Ferreira The Teacher’s Rules 2017
Ring A Ding Doo Little Esther & Mel (Walker) with the J & O Orchestra (Johnny Otis) Federal Records 1952
Hadacol Bounce Ben Levin Carryout Or Delivery 2020
Rockin’ With Fes Roy “Bald Head” Byrd Federal Records 1952
Keep A Knockin’ Little Richard Specialty Records 1957
Take The “A” Train Ella Fitzgerald w/ Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook 1957

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – May 23, 2021

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist For Sunday, May 23, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Air Mail Special Earl Bostic Bostic Rocks – Hits of the Swing Age 1958
Saturday Night Fish Fry Lou Rawls & Joe Williams & Lionel Hampton
Portrait Of The Blues 1993
Alligator Meat Joe Swif & The Johnny Otis Band Exclusive Records 1948
Biscuits Gene Mighty Flea Conners Sanctified 1980
All Night Long (Night Train) Rusty Bryant Dot Records 1954
Fat Daddy Dinah Washington Mercury Records 1953
Rock, Rock, Rock Amos Milburn & His Aladdin Chickenshackers
Aladdin Records 1953
One Sweet Letter Adrianna Marie & her Roomful Of All-Stars Kingdom Of Swing 2017

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 31
Look Out Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five
Decca Records 1947
Written by Phil Springer and Fred Ebb, “Look Out” was Jordan’s 33rd entry
on the Billboard R&B Chart, peaking at number five in October of 1947.
“Look Out” was a follow-up to another tongue-and-cheek look at romance
called, “Beware, Brother, Beware”

Beware, Brother, Beware B.B. King
Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan 1999
Grapefruit Moon Southside Johnny Grapefruit Moon: The Songs of Tom Waits 2021
My Gal’s A Jockey Big Joe Turner With Wild Bill Moore’s Lucky Seven Band
National Records 1946
Roy Rides Roy Milton & his Solid Senders Specialty Records 1948
I Don’t Want Your Money Honey Frantic Fay Thomas w/ Red Callender & Lee Young (Exclusive Records 1949

TRIBUTE TO T-BONE WALKER FOR THE 111th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY
(b) Aron Thibeaux Walker in Linden, Texas on May 16, 1910

Walker was still living with his mother in Houston, Texas when he recorded his
first single under the name Oak Cliff T-Bone in 1929. By 1935 he’d moved to
Los Angeles, gotten married, and was playing and singing in the clubs along
Central Avenue. His first record under the name T-Bone Walker was made with
Les Hite & His Orchestra in 1940. Walker was the featured singer and did

not play guitar on the date.


Bobby Sox Blues T-Bone Walker with Jack McVea’s All Stars
Black & White Records 1947
The first of nine songs to reach the Billboard R&B Chart,
“Bobby Sox Blues” peaked at number three in 1947.

Good Rockin’ Tonight Jimmy Witherspoon w/ T-Bone Walker & Clifford Scott
Evenin’ Blues 1964
During the 1960s, Walker recorded albums with other blues and R&B artists
including Jay McShann, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, and Jimmy Witherspoon.

Midnight Blues T-Bone Walker Black & White Records 1948
Walker’s fifth juke box hit, “Midnight Blues” charted for two weeks,
peaking at number 11 in late 1948.

Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You Johnny Big Stone & the Blues Workers
DOWNBEAT RECORDS PRESENTS… Plays T-Bone Walker 2020
Walker’s music is still played around the world, this version of “Gee Baby”
is by Johnny Big Stone and his band,
a retro blues banded based in Barcelona, Spain.

Stormy Monday Blues Bobby “Blue” Bland Duke Records 1962
Walker wasn’t the only artist to have a hit with his signature song,
Bobby “Blue” Bland’s version charted for 13 weeks peaking at
number five in the fall of 1962.

I’m Still in Love with You Jimmie Vaughan Baby, Please Come Home 2019
T-Bone Shuffle T-Bone Walker Capitol Records 1949
Walker’s eighth and second to last Billboard hit, “T-Bone Shuffle”
was number 15 for one week in March of 1949.


T-BONE WALKER RESOURCES
biography@ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com

You’re Driving Me Crazy Roomful Of Blues That’s Right! 2005
Knock Me A Kiss Eddie Tigner Slippin’ In 2009
There Is Something On Your Mind Rob Stone Trio In Tokyo 2021
Jumpin’ At The Club Blue Flame Jimmie Gordon & His Bip Bop Band
King Records 1948
At The Club Ray Charles ABC Paramount 1962
They Raided The Joint Helen Humes Mercury Records 1947
Oop Bop Sh’ Bam Dizzy Gilespie Sextet Musicraft Records 383 1946
That Old Black Magic Louis Prima & Keely Smith Capitol Records 1958
It’s Your Voodoo Working Bloodest Saxophone feat. Jai Malano
Texas Queens 5 2019

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – May 16, 2021

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WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Jackson’s Nook Teddy Bunn w/ “Pony” Poindexter (alto) Selective Records 1949
They Don’t Want Me To Rock Mark Hummel Married To The Blues 1996
All She Wants to Do Is Rock Wynonie Harris King Records 1949
I’m Gonna Play the Honky Tonks Marie Adams & Bill Harvey’s Band
Peacock Records 1952
Groovy Movie Blues Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Charles Brown
Exclusive Records 1948
Big Boy Junior Watson Long Overdue 1994
Rock Me Sister Rosetta Tharpe w/ Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra
Decca Records 1941
Run Me Down Little Charlie & The Nightcats Captured Live 1991

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 30
Let The Good Times Roll Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five Decca Records 1946
A blues standard and one of Louis Jordan’s best known songs, “Let the Good Times Roll” was originally the B-side of “Ain’t Nobody Here but Us Chickens.” Both songs spent nearly six months on the Billboard R&B chart in 1947.
The song was acknowledged with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 2009

and added to the Blues Foundation’s Hall of Fame in 2013.

Cry Me A River Blues The Johnny Otis Show w/ Esther Phillips
Live At Monterey! 1970
Blues Waltz Ray Charles At Newport 1958
Rocket 88 Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats w/Ike Turner Chess Records 1951
Times Gettin’ Tougher Than Tough Johnnie Bassett & The Blues Insurgents
Live At The Montreaux -Detroit Jazz Festival 1995
Baby, What You Want Me To Do? Etta James w/ Shuggy Otis The Late Show 1987

BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO BIG JOE TURNER
(b) Joseph Vernon Turner, Jr. in Kansas City on May 18, 1911
Big Joe Turner is most often remembered as one of the originators of rock’n’roll,
but his musical legacy went far beyond one individual style.
Flip, Flop & Fly Big Joe Turner Atlantic Records 1955
A follow-up to the amazingly similar “Shake Rattle, & Roll,” “Flip” was on the Billboard R&B Chart for 16 weeks peaking at number two in the spring of 1955.
S.K. Blues (Part 1) Joe Turner with Pete Johnson’s All Stars
National Records 1945
Written by Saunders King, “S.K.Blues” marked Turner’s first appearance on the Billboard R&B Chart. The song stayed on the charts for six weeks, peaking at number three in the spring of 1945.
Boogie Woogie Country Girl Candye Kane & Sue Palmer One Night In Belgium 2011
A minor hit when first released in 1956, Turner’s “Boogie Woogie Country Girl” has been recorded by dozens of artists including Bob Dylan and Roomful of Blues.
Roll’em Pete Milt Jackson Soul Believers 1978
Written by Pete Johnson, the song was first recorded by Turner and Johnson on December 30, 1938. “The recording is regarded as one of the most important precursors of what later became known as rock and roll.” “Roll’em Pete” was induced into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2018.
Wee Baby Blues Ella Fitzgerald Ella: The Lost Berlin Tapes (1962) 2020
“Wee Baby Blues” was first recorded and released by Art Tatum in early 1941 with Joe Turner credited as the “vocal chorus.” Written by Turner and Pete Johnson, the song been recorded under several titles including “Early in the Morning” and
“On My Way to School.”
Rocks In My Bed Joe Turner with the Freddie Slack Trio Decca Records 1941
Written by Duke Ellington, Turner debuted the song in the 1941 musical revue “Jump For Joy.” He made the first recording of “Rocks in My Bed” in Los Angeles, California
on September 8, 1941.
I Love the Way (My Baby Sings The Blues) Big Joe Turner, Roomful Of Blues, Dr John Blues Train 1983
Turner was 72 and suffering from poor health when he recorded with Roomful of Blues. He reportedly fainted and collapsed during one session, pinning guitarist Ronnie Earl to the floor.
BIG JOE TURNER RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com
ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME


Latino Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra The Blues 1956
You Satisfy Billy Wright Savoy Records 1949
The Huckle-Buck Roy Milton & His Solid Senders Specialty Records 1949
Ain’t Nobody’s Business Ruth Brown & B.B. King The Blues Summit Concert 1993
Honky Tonk Big Jay McNeeley Honkin’ & Jivin’ at the Palomino! 1989
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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for May 9, 2021

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WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Comin and Goin’ Jimmie Vaughan
The Pleasure’s All Mine: The Complete Blues, Ballads and Favorites Sessions 2020
Hop, Skip & Jump Anita Tucker Capitol Records 1956
Going Back to New Orleans Deacon John’s Jump Blues Featuring Dr. John
Deacon John’s Jump Blues: Music From the Film (Cd) 2002
Send Me To The ‘Lectric Chair Dinah Washington …Sings Bessie Smith
Just For A Thrill Ray Charles The Genius 1959
Flying Home Lionel Hampton w/ Illinois Jacquet Decca Record 1942
Drinkin’ by Myself Wynonie Harris w/ Sun Ra (Herman “Sonny” Blount)
Bullet Records 1946
Mama Don’t Allow It Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Capitol Records 1951
Open The Door, Richard Count Basie & His Orchestra RCA Victor 1947

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – WEEK 29
Lemonade Louis Jordan & the Tympany Five w/Bill Doggett Decca Records 1950
Jordan’s 55th entry on the Billboard R&B Chart, “Lemonade was in the Top 10
for three weeks, peaking at number 6 in January of 1951.
It was Jordan’s third to last national hit record.

Big Boy Part 1 Jim Giuffre & His Orchestra Modern Records 1952
For You My Love Nellie Lutcher & Nat King Cole Capitol Records 1950
Ain’t Gonna Do It Duke Robillard & Friends Blues Bash 2020
Have You Lost Your Mind? Ben Levin Carryout Or Delivery 2020
Jump My Baby James Harman Band w/ Kid Ramos & Hollywood Fats
Thank You Baby 1983
Blue & Lonesome Memphis Slim At The Gate Of Horn 1959
Hey Pretty Baby Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1950
Jackson’s Blues Don Johnson & His Band featuring Earl Jackson (sax)
Specialty Records 1949

THE JUMP BLUES ROOTS OF JAMES BROWN
(b) James Joseph Brown, Junior in Barnwell, South Carolina on May 3, 1944
So Long James Brown & His Famous Flames Think! 1960
Originally recorded by Russ Morgan in 1940, James Brown sang “So Long” to win a talent show at the Lenox Theater in Augusta, Georgia in 1944.
It was Brown’s first public appearance.
Caldonia Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1945
Hearing Jordan’s “Caldonia” inspired JB to become a professional entertainer.
Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens James Brown Showtime 1964
Strollin’ With Nolen Jimmy Nolen Federal Records 1956
Nolan played guitar with JB from 1965 though 1983. He is credited with creating the “chicken scratch” guitar-sound first heard on “Papa’s Gotta Brand New Bag.”
Have Mercy Baby Billy Ward & The Dominoes Federal Records 1952
The Dominoes were a major influence on Brown, his version of “Have Mercy Baby” was a major hit in 1962.
It Hurts To Be In Love Annie Laurie Deluxe Records 1957
Brown recorded the song as a duet with Yvonne Fair in 1962.
Fever Little Willie John King Records 1956
Little Willie John was one of Brown’s favorite artists, he recorded “Fever” in 1967.
Home At Last James Brown
Thinking About Little Willie John And A Few Nice Things 1968
JAMES BROWN RESOURCES
jamesbrown.com
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com
ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME


Walk That Walk Daddy-O Jewel Brown featuring Bloodest Saxophone
Roller Coaster Boogie 2015
Jelly, Jelly Anthony Geraci & Dennis Brennan Daydreams In Blues 2020
Whole Lotta’ Love B.B. King RPM Records 1954
Gabbin’ Blues Big Maybelle w/ Leroy Kirkland Orchestra Okeh Records 1952

IN MEMORY OF LLOYD PRICE – March 9, 1933 – May 3, 2021
Lawdy Miss Clawdy Lloyd Price & The Dave Bartholomew Orchestra
Specialty Records 1952
Personality Lloyd Price ABC-Paramount 1959
Stagger Lee Lloyd Price ABC Paramount 1958
LLOYD PRICE RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com
ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME


WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – May 2, 2021

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WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR MAY 2, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Midnight Jump Memphis Slim & His House Rockers Miracle Records 1948
Hound Dog Big Mama Thornton with Kansas City Bill & His Orchestra
Peacock Records 1952
Mr. Hound Dog’s In Town Roy Brown & His Mighty Mighty Men King Records 1953
Every Dog Has His Day Pee Wee Crayton Imperial Records 1954
Jump With B.B. B.B. King Spotlight On Lucille 1991
Give It Up Daddy Blues Albennie Jones with the Sam Price Three
Decca Records 1947
Dat Dere Oscar Brown Jr. Sin & Soul …And Then Some 1961
Hallelujah, I Love Him So Ella Fitzgerald Ella: The Lost Berlin Tapes (1962) 2020

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – Week 28

Junco Partner Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five Decca Records 1952
Released one year after James Wayne made the song a hit, Jordan’s version of
“Junco Partner” never made the national charts, but it did reach the Top 10 on the
Cash Box Regional R&B Chart for New Orleans for two non-consecutive weeks
in the summer of 1952.

“Junco Partner” is credited to Bob Shad, the president of “Sittin’ In With…,” the record label that released Wayne’s hit verion in 1952. The song was “inspired” by “Junker’s Blues” which was written by boogie-woogie pianist Willie Hall in the 1920s.

Mambo Baby Ruth Brown Atlantic Records 1954
Shrimp & Gumbo Dave Bartholomew Imperial Records 1955
Rocking After Midnight Lowell Fulson’s Combo Swing Time Records 1950
Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand Ray Charles Swing Time Records 1951
Candy Big Maybelle & the Kelly Owens Orchestra Savoy Records 1956
Kidney Stew Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson with the Cannonball Adderley Quintet
Back Door Blues 1961
I Got Loaded Igor Prado Band Recorded in MONO at Studio 8 (SP/Brazil) 2007
Straight to the Top (Live) Southside Johnny
Grapefruit Moon: The Songs of Tom Waits 2021 (Re-Release)

TRIBUTE TO EARL BOSTIC
(b) Eugene Earl Bostic in Tulsa, OK on April 25, 1913
Harlem Nocturne Earl Bostic King Records 1956
Bostic became a professional musician at 18. After graduating from Xavier University in New Orleans he played with many of the great territorial bands of the 1930s.
Haven´t Named It Yet Lionel Hampton & Orchestra Victor Records 1939
Bostic’s first records date from 1939. He played alto sax on four sides by the
Lionel Hampton Orchestra which featured Red Allen on trumpet
and Charlie Christian on guitar.

Let Me off Uptown Gene Krupa’s Orchestra w/ Roy Eldridge Okah Records 1941
Bostic achived early success as a songwriter and arranger, his “Let Me Off Downtown”
has been recorded by numerous artists.

When Your Mother’s Gone Brother Joshua (Cousin Joe), Earl Bostic Orchestra
Gotham Records 1946
You Ain’t so Such a Much Donald Harrison Jr. & Dr John New Orleans Gumbo 2013
A Bostic original, he first recorded the song with Cousin Joe in March of 1948
Temptation Earl Bostic King Records 1948

EARL BOSTIC RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com


Book Of Lies Bettye LaVette Blackbirds 2020
The Devil Is A Busy Man Sunnyland Slim w/King Curtis Slim’s Shout 1960
Bobby Sox Baby Johnny Big Stone & the Blues Workers
DOWNBEAT RECORDS PRESENTS… Plays T-Bone Walker 2020
Evenin’ T-Bone Walker T-Bone Blues 1955
Bartender’s Blues Roy Milton & His Solid Senders Specialty Records 1950
Hootie Blues Jay McShann The Last Of The Blue Devils 1977
Cry Baby Percy Mayfield Specialty Records 1951
Is You Is My Baby (Is You or Is You Ain’t My Baby) Veronica Lewis
You Ain’t Unlucky 2021
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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast – April 25, 2021

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WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Honky Tonk – Part 2 Earl Palmer Drumsville 1961
Cadillac Baby Roy Brown De Luxe Records 1950
Going Back Home To New Orleans Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
Specialty Records 1950
I Must’ve Dropped Dead Haney’s Big House Hiding To Nothing 2021
Who Put The Benzedrine In Mrs. Murphy’s Ovaltine Harry ‘The Hipster’ Gibson
Boogie Woogie In Blue 1944
Jimmy’s Blues Count Basie & His Orchestra w/ Jimmy Rushing
Columbia Records 1945
Come On Over To My House Jay McShann w/ Maria Muldaur & Duke Robillard
Still Jumpin’ The Blues 1999
Oh Marie Denilson Big D Martins w/ Sax Gordon Denilson Big D Martins 2014

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – Week 27

Jack, You’re Dead Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Decca Records 1946
Originally released as the B-side of “I Know What You’re Puttin’ Down,” “Jack, You’re Dead” was Jordan’s 29th solo release to reach the top five on the Billboard R&B Chart. Written by Dick Miles and Walter Bishop, “Jack” was on the chart for 20 weeks including seven at number during the summer and fall of 1947. It also reached number 21 on the Billboard Pop Chart and was ranked number four on
the magazine’s list of “most played race records” of 1947.

The Boys Are Back in Town Laura Tate Live from El Paso 2020
Ain’t That Loving You Bobby “Blue” Bland Duke Records 1962
Mi Mujer Se Enojó (My Wife Got Angry) Jose Luis Pardo & The Mojo Workers
That’s Right! 2007
Worry, Worry B.B. King Kent Records 1959
P.D.Q. Boogie Porky Cohen With Roomful Of Blues Rhythm & Bones 1996
This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin’ Bonita & The Blues Shacks
Bonita & The Blues Shacks 2015
Harpthrob Big Chico …Plays Rod Piazza 2021
The House Near The Railroad Tracks Tommy Brown Regent Records 1949

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ALADDIN RECORDS SURVEY, PART FIVE: 1950
Founded in Los Angeles in 1945, Aladdin Records was the most successful
R&B record label in the United States from 1948 to 1952.


Walkin’ Blues Amos Milburn & His Chickenshackers Aladdin Records 1950
My Baby’s Gone Charles Brown & His Band Aladdin Records 1950
Safronia B Calvin Boze & His All Stars Aladdin Records 1950
Just Cooling Lester Young Aladdin Records 1950
Shotgun Blues Lightnin’ Hopkins Aladdin Records 1950
I Want a Little Girl Johnny Parker Aladdin Records 1950
Sax Shack Boogie Amos Milburn & His Aladdin Chickenshackers
Aladdin Records 1950
Get High La Melle Prince w/ Calvin Boze & His All-Stars Aladdin Records 1950
Back Breaking Blues Big Joe Turner Aladdin Records 1950
Telephone (Operator) Blues
Floyd Dixon & Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers w/ Oscar Moore
Aladdin Records ‎ 1950

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

The Further Adventures Of Nick Danger (excerpt) The Firesign Theatre
How Can You Be In Two Places At Once When You’re Not Anywhere At All 1968
Carryout Or Delivery Ben Levin Carryout Or Delivery 2020
Sweet Little Angel Etta James …Rocks The House 1963
I’ve Got A Woman Ray Charles A Newport 1958
That’s The Stuff You Gotta Watch Buddy & Ella Johnson Decca Records 1944
Let’s Go To The Snack Bar Clifford Scott Mr. Honky Tonk Is Back In Town 1992
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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for April 18, 2021

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HERE’S THE WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Big Chico and Jumpin Big Chico Blues Is My Life 2003
I’ll Be True Faye Adams & Joe Morris Orchestra Heard Records 1953
Mad Lad Sir Charles & HIs All Stars Apollo Records 1947
House Rocking Band Thorbjørn Risager Dust & Scratches 2012
Jumpin’ At The Jubilee Joe Turner Freedom Records 1950
She’s Dynamite B.B. King RPM Records 1951
Whoo Whee Sweet Daddy Veronica Lewis You Ain’t Unlucky 2021

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y (Week 26)

Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five
Decca Records 1943
Written by Jordan and Billy Auston, “Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby” has become a classic recorded by more than 140 artists. Jordan’s original release on Deccas was his 8th song to make the Billboard R&B Chart and was in the top five for 16 weeks peaking at number three in the summer of 1944.

Let’s Go Down To The River Mike Goudreau Band The Isolation Blues 2021
Blue Turning Grey over You Catherine Russell Harlem on My Mind 2016
M Squad Theme Count Basie “The Music from M Squad” (Soundtrack) 1959
Zip Gun Bop Royal Crown Revue Mugzy’s Move 1996
Marihuana Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Premier Records 1945
She’s Got It Little Richard Here’s Little Richard 1957

BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO CLARENCE “GATEMOUTH” BROWN
Clarence Brown, Junior in Vinton, Louisiana on April 18, 1924
Mary Is Fine Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Peacock Records 1949
My Time Is Expensive Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Peacock Records 1949
Just Got Lucky Bill Stuve Big Noise 1990
Happy Hours Kid Ramos w/ Lynwood Slim & Gatemouth Brown
West Coast House Party 2000
She Walks Right In Clarence Gatemouth Brown Peacock Records 1950

CLARENCE “GATEMOUTH” BROWN RESOURCES
biography @ wikipidia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com

Hot Special Bloodest Saxophone /Big Jay McNeely Blow Blow All Night Long 2017
I’ve Got A Feelin’ Big Maybelle Okeh Records 1952
Lawdy Miss Claudy The Amos Garrett Doug Sahm Gene Taylor Band
Live in Japan 1991
R.M. Blues Billy Price Alive and Strange 2017
Strictly Instrumental Bill Haley & His Comets Strictly Instrumental 1959
New Coat Of Paint Tom Waits The Heart of Saturday Night 1974
Have A Good Time Ruth Brown with the James Quintet & Orchestra
Atlantic Records 1951
Greenbacks Ray Charles Ray Charles 1957

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

WRFG Playlist and Podcast for Sunday, April 11, 2021

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WRFG 89.3FM. Your independent community radio station is
streaming worldwide over our free mobile app, TuneIn, and WRFG.ORG.

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HERE’S THE WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Blip Blop Bill Doggett King Records 1958
Dust On My Needle Barrence Whitfield & The Savages Let’s Lose It 1990
Lonely Avenue Ray Charles Yes Indeed! 1958
W-O-M-A-N The Wayne Riker Gathering Blues Lightning (Live) 2020
Gravy Train Tiny Bradshaw & His Orchestra King Records 1949
Talkin’ All Out Of My Head Little Esther Phillips Decca Records 1953
Come Love John Hammond Ready For Love 2003
Swinging G String Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue The Instrumental Sounds Of… 2020

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – Week 25

Inflation Blues Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five Decca Records 1947
Although it was never a national hit, “Inflation Blues” did make the Top 10 on the Cash Box Regional R&B Charts for New York, New Orleans, and Los Angeles in April and May of 1947. The song bemoans the impact of rising prices in the years after World War II. In 1947, the annual rate of inflation was over 14%.

Topsy, Part 2 Cozy Cole & Alan Hartwell Big Band Love Records 1958
Ain’t Gonna Do It Duke Robillard & Friends Blues Bash 2020
Satellite James Colin …And The Little Big Band 2004
My Natch’l Man Fluffy Hunter Federal Records 1952
Brown Angel Roy Brown De Luxe Records 1952
Steppin’ Out Memphis Slim At The Gate Of Horn 1959
I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, & Ruth Brown
The Big Band Sound of… 1968

FEATURE: ALADDIN RECORDS SURVEY, PART FOUR: 1949
Founded as Philo Records in 1945, Aladdin Records was the most successful R&B record label in the United States from 1948 to 1952.

Kicks (Scotty Can Blow) Jay McShann Aladdin Records 1949
Trouble Blues Charles Brown Trio Aladdin Records 1949
Destined to become of Charles Brown’s signature tunes, “Trouble Blues”
spent 15 weeks at the top of the Billboard R&B chart.
St James Infirmary Blues Saunders King & Orchestra Aladdin Records 1949
Roomin’ House Boogie Amos Milburn Aladdin Records 1949
The song was Milburn’s seventh hit single and his third #1 on the Billboard R&B chart.
Nightmare Blues Lightnin’ Hopkins Aladdin Records 1949
Battle of the Blues, Pt 1 Big Joe Turner & Wynonie Harris Aladdin Records 1949
Battle of the Blues, Pt 2 Big Joe Turner & Wynonie Harris Aladdin Records 1949
Be-Bop Daddy Lil Green Aladdin Records 1949

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

Honey Bun Rag Tommy Harkenrider Trio (single) 2017
Black Pepper Will Make You Sneeze Roy Lee Johnson w/ Dr. Feelgood & The Interns Okeh Records 1962
Weepin’ & Cryin’ Tommy Brown & The Griffin Brothers Regent Records 1951
Turn On Your Lovelight James Hunter & Van Morrison …Believe What I Say 1996
NOLA Night Ben Levin Carryout Or Delivery 2020
My Man Stands Out Julia Lee Capitol Records 1950
Nosey Joe Powerhouse w/ Bull Moose Jackson Nightlife 1975
Papa Ain’t Salty T-Bone Walker Atlantic Records 1955
Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
…Sings Louis Jordan 1973

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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for April 4, 2021

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

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Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

HERE’S THE WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

She Walks Right In
Clarence Gatemouth Brown
Peacock Records 1950

(You Got Me) Reelin’ & Rockin’
Haney’s Big House
Hiding To Nothing 2021

We’re Gonna Rock
Gunter Lee Carr (Cecil Gant)
Decca Records 1952

Blueberry Hill
Fats Domino
Imperial Records 1956

Mr. Blues Is Coming To Town
Wynonie Harris
King Records 1950

Wee Baby Blues
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella: The Lost Berlin Tapes (1962) 2020

Congo Mambo
Chris Corcoran Band
Blues Guitar Grooves 2017

The Jumping Jack
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers featuring Charles Brown
RCA 1950

FEATURE – LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – Week 24
I’m Gonna Leave You On The Outskirts Of Town
Louis Jordan & The Tympany
Decca Records 1942
This song was Louis Jordan’s first hit as a solo artist. It was originally an instrumental called “We Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town” written and recorded by Casey Bill in 1936. Jordan added the words and changed the name slightly… for his version for his Decca Records recording which was number three for three weeks in October of 1942 on Billboard Magazine’s new R&B chart “The Harlem Hit Parade.”

‘T-99’ Blues
Jimmy “T-99” Nelson & The Peter Rabbit Trio
RPM Records 1951

Rock Me Baby
The Wayne Riker Gathering feat. Deanna Haala, Christine Hewitt & Debora Galan
Blues Lightning (Live) 2020

Drank Up All The Wine Last Night
Sticks McGhee & His Spo-Dee-O-Dee Buddies
Atlantic Records 1949

Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee, Drinkin’ Wine
Lionel Hampton w/ Sonny Parker (vocals)
Decca Records 1949

You Got Me (Where You Want Me)
Bobby “Blue” Bland
Duke Records 1958

Let The Good Times Roll
B.B. King
Don’t Answer The Door (Live) 2013

Run Riot (Rog’s Romp)
Al Copley & The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Good Understanding 1993

8:00 AM – A BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO BILLIE HOLIDAY
Billie Holiday was born Eleanora Fagen in Philadelphia, PA on April 7, 1015

Do Nothin’ Till You Hear from Me
Esquire’s Contest Band with Billie Holiday
Metropolitan Opera House January 18, 1944

What Is This Thing Called Love?
Billie Holiday
Decca Records 1945

I Thought About You
Southside Johnny
Detour Ahead the Music of Billie Holiday 2018
Written by Johnny Mercer, Holiday recorded “I Thought About You” in 1954.

Crazy He Calls Me
Aretha Franklin
Soul ’69 1969
One of Holiday’s signature songs. Her version of the then-new Carl Sigman and Bob Russell tune was released on Decca Records in 1949.

Easy Living
Roland Kirk
Triple Threat 1956
Written by Ralph Rainger & Leo Robbins, Holiday first recorded “Easy Living” while she was with the Teddy Wilson Orchestra in 1937. The recording featured Lester Young on tenor.

God Bless The Child
Lou Rawls & Les McCann Ltd
Stormy Monday 1962
Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr. wrote “God Bless The Child” in 1939.

Them There Eyes & Lover Man
Billie Holiday & Count Basie
At Carnegie Hall 1954

BILLIE HOLIDAY RESOURCES
biorgraphy @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com

Annie Laurie
Tiny Grimes Quintet
Atlantic Records 1948

Midnight Cannonball
Duke Robillard w/ Sax Gordon
Duke’s Blues 1996

Deacon’s Hop
Big Jay McNeely
Surfin’ (French EP) 1963

The Lonesome Road
Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Sims-Wheeler Vintage Jazz Band
Live Recording 1960

You Ain’t Unlucky
Veronica Lewis
You Ain’t Unlucky 2021

It Should’ve Been Me
Ray Charles
Atlantic Records 1954

The Things That I Used to Do
Guitar Slim w/ Ray Charles (piano)
Specialty Records 1954


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

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for March 28, 2021

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

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

Contact: john.askins@wrfg.org

HERE’S THE WRFG ROUTE 66 PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2021

Song
Artist
Original Single or Album & Date

Jump In
Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue
The Instrumental Sounds Of… 2020

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

Boogie Woogie Country Girl
Jimmy ‘T99’ Nelson w/ Doug James & Sax Gordon
Rockin’ And Shoutin’ The Blues 1999

You’re The Boss
LaVern Baker & Jimmy Ricks
Atlantic Records 1961

Please Call Me Baby
Southside Johnny
Grapefruit Moon: The Songs of Tom Waits 2021 (Reissue / Remix)

Walkin’ With Sid
Arnett Cobb
Apollo Records 1947

When Your Lover Has Gone
Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra
Velvet Mood 1955

LOUIS JORDAN: THE SOLO HITS FROM A TO Y – Week 23
I Know What You’re Puttin’ Down
Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five
Decca Records 1947
Jordan’s 30th song to reach the Billboard R&B Charts, “I Know What You’re Putting Down” was on the charts for three weeks, peaking at number 4 in June of 1947. The song, written by Jordan and Bud Allen, was actually the “A” side of one of Jordan’s
biggest hits: “Jack, You’re Dead.”

Jack, You’re Dead!
B.B. King
Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan 1999

Rudy’s Rock
Bill Haley & His Comets w/ Rudy Pompilli (sax)
Decca Records 1956

It’s Later Than You Think
Little Roger & The Houserockers
Good Rockin’ House Party 2017

The Huckle-Buck
Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
Specialty Records 1949

Texas Flood
Roomful of Blues
Roomful of Blues 1977

SISTER ROSETTA THARPE
Born Rosetta Nubin in Cotton Plant, Arkansas on March 15, 1915

Strange Things Happening
Etta James

Modern Records 1956 (Sister Rosetta Tharpe)
That’s All Sister
Rosetta Tharpe Sims-Wheeler Vintage Jazz Band
(live) 1960

SISTER ROSETTA THARPE RESOURCES
biography @ wikipedia.org
discography @ discogs.com
overview @ allmusic.com

Caravan Dirty
Dozen Brass Band
My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now 1984

CASH BOX REGIONAL R&B CHART “HOT IN DALLAS” FOR MARCH 31, 1951
A list of the 10 R&B songs getting the most juke box play that week in Dallas, Texas.

10) Let’s Rock A While
Amos Milburn & His Chicken Shackers
Aladdin Records 1951

9) Do Something For Me
The Dominoes
Federal Records 1951

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

7) Rockin’ Blues
Johnny Otis Orchestra w/ Mel Walker
Savoy Records 1950

6) Gee Baby
Mel Walker w/ The Johnny Otis Orchestra
Savoy Records 1951

5) Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
Ray Charles
Swing Time Records 1951

4) Lost Love (Baby, Please)
Percy Mayfield
Specialty Records 1951

3) Rockin’ & Rollin’
Lil’Son Jackson
Imperial Records 1950

2) Black Night
Charles Brown
Aladdin Records 1951

1) Please Don’t Take Your Love Away From Me
Joe Morris & His Orchestra w/ Laurie Tate
Atlantic Records 1951

CASH BOX MAGAZINE RESOURCES
R&B / Soul Singles @ cashboxmagazine.com
Cash Box Magazine @ Internet Archives
Cash Box Archive @ worldradiohistory.com

The Kid From Red Bank
Count Basie
The Complete Atomic Basie 1958

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

I Don’t Want Nobody (To Have My Love But You)
Candye Kane
Swango 1998

That’s A Pretty Good Love
Big Maybelle
Savoy Records 1956

Jelly, Jelly
Anthony Geraci & Dennis Brennan
Daydreams In Blues 2020

T-Bone Shuffle
T-Bone Walker
Capitol Records 1947

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