Route 66 Playlist and Podcast Sept. 6, 2020

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, September 6, 2020

Host
John

Feature
What’s Hot in L.A.?
Labor Day 1950

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Boogie Rock
B.B. King
RPM Records 1955

Thirty Days
Chuck Berry
After School Session 1957

Kidney Stew Blues
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Mercury Records 1947

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

Bouncing With Benson
Paul Williams
Savoy Records 1948

Junie-Flip
Big Jay McNeely w/ Clifford Blivens
Exclusive Records 1949

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

I Gotta Right To Sing the Blues
Sugar Ray & The Bluetones with Little Charlie Baty
Too Far From The Bar 2020

Triple Threat
Roland Kirk
Triple Threat 1956

They Raided The Joint
Duke Robillard
A Swingin Session With… 2008

Nosey Joe
Powerhouse w/ Bullmoose Jackson
Nightlife 1975

Little Miss Muffet
Mabel Smith (Big Maybelle)
King Records 1949

Paradise Squat
Count Basie
Mercury Records 1952

5 O’Clock Blues
Memphis Slim & His House Rockers w/ Matt “Guitar” Murphy
United Records

Bewildered
Amos Milburn
Aladdin Records 1948

8:00 What’s Hot In L.A.?

Counting Down the Top 10 Songs

Cash Box Regional R&B Chart for Los Angeles
Labor Day Weekend, 1950

#10 – Pink Champagne
Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers
Specialty Records 1950

#9 – Happy Payday
Little Willie Littlefield
Modern Records 1950

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

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

#6 – I Wanna Be Loved
Dinah Washington
Mercury Records

#5 – Blue Light Boogie (Parts 1 & 2)
Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1950

#4 – Blue Shadows
Lowell Fulson
Swingtime Records 1949

#3 – I Need You So
Ivory Joe Hunter
Atlantic Records 1950

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

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

The magic of the Cash Box Regional Charts is that you get to see
how diverse musical tastes were in different American cities.

Here’s are some of top R&B songs across the U.S. on Labor Day 1950

Boogie Rambler
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Peacock Records 1950

Love Don’t Love Nobody
Roy Brown
DeLuxe Records 1950

Well Oh Well
Tiny Bradshaw
King Records

My Temper Is Rising
Roy Hawkins & His Orchestra
Modern Records 1950

Bald Head
Roy Byrd And His Blue Jumpers
Mercury Records 1950

Bartender’s Blues
Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
Specialty Records 1950

Resources
Cash Box R&B Singles @ cashboxmagazine.com
Cash Box Collection @ archives.org
Cash Box Magazine Collection @ worldradiohistory.com

(sign off)



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



Route 66 Playlist & Podcast Sunday, August 30, 2020

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, August 30, 2020

Host
John

Birthdays

Charlie Parker
(b) Charles Christopher Parker Jr.
Kansas City, Missouri
August 29, 1920

Dinah Washington
(b) Ruth Lee Jones
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
August 29, 1924

Memphis Slim
(b) John Len Chatman
Memphis, Tennessee
September 3, 1915

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Barrelhouse Stomp
The Johnny Otis Orchestra w/ Big Jay McNeely
Excelsior Records 1947

Don’t Worry ’bout That Mule
Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1945

Tutti Frutti Booty
Anthony Geraci & Dennis Brennan
Daydreams In Blues 2020

P.D.Q. Boogie
Porky Cohen With Roomful Of Blues
Rhythm & Bones 1996

Money Ain’t Everything
Sonny Parker w/ Gladys Hampton’s Blues Boys
Peacock Records 1952

Shake Baby Shake
Archibald
Imperial Records 1950

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

Going’ To Chicago Blues
Lou Rawls
Black & Blue 1963

A “Mini” Birthday Salute to Dinah Washington

I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
Dinah Washington
After Hours with Miss D 1954

Salty Papa Blues
Dinah Washington w/ Sextet (From Lionel Hampton’s Orchestra)
Keynote Recordings 1944

Dinah Washington Resources
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Bio & Discog @ allmusic.com

A “Mini” Birthday Salute to Charlie Parker

Ornithology
Charlie Parker Septet
Dial Records 1946

Jumpin’ the Blues
Jay McShann w/ Charlie Parker
Decca Records 1942

Charlie Parker
Steve Allen & Jack Kerouac
Poetry For The Beat Generation 1958

Billie’s Bounce
Charlie Parker’s Re-Boppers
Savoy Records 1945

Charlie Parker Resources
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Bio & Discog @ allmusic.com

8:00 A.M. Tribute to Memphis Slim

Messin’ Around
Memphis Slim & His House Rockers
Miracle Records 1948

Help Me Some
Memphis Slim & His House Rockers
Miracle Records 1949

The Comeback
Count Basie Orchestra w/ Joe Williams
Count Basie At Newport 1957

I’m Lost Without You
Colin James
…And the Little Big Band III 1998

Every Day I Have The Blues
James Brown
Soul On Top 1968

Got Nobody To Love
Terry Timmons & Memphis Slim
RCA Victor 1951

Slim’s Thing
Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim
Willie’s Blues 1961

Mother Earth
Holly Golightly
Slowly but Surely 2004

Angel Child
Walter Davis
Bluebird Records 1937

Call Before You Go Home
Memphis Slim & His House Rockers
United Records 1953

Memphis Slim Resources
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Bio & Discog @ allmusic.com

Hurricane
Joe Houston
Imperial Records 1952

Stormy Monday
Johnny Rawls
Live in Europe 2020

Shake A Hand
Faye Adams & Joe Morris Orchestra
Herald Records 1953

Scratch Sheet
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers w/ Charles Brown
Modern Records 1949

(sign off)

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

WRFG Playlist and Podcast for August 23, 2020

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, August 23, 2020

Host
John

Birthdays

Wynonie Harris
Omaha, Nebraska
August 24, 1915

William James “Count” Basie
Red Bank, New Jersey
August 21, 1904

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

B.W.R.
Roy Gaines
Bluesman For Life 2014

Going To Chicago Blues
Count Basie with Lambert, Hendricks & Ross & Joe Williams
Sing Along With Basie 1957

Feel So Bad
Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra
Ray Sings Basie Swings 1973

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

5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days
Louis Prima with Sam Butera & the Witnesses
Capitol Records 1956

I Want to Hug You
John Lee Hooker
Mr. Lucky 1991

Crescent Crawl
Bruce Katz
Solo Ride 2019

Swingin’ The Blues
Four Charms
Flatland Boogie 2000

‘Deed I Do
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella & Basie 1963

Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You
Dr. John & the WDR Big Band
Big Band Voodoo 2019

Count Basie Resources
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Bio & Discog @ allmusic.com

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

I Want to Be Loved
Sean Costello
Cuttin’ In 2000

Rain Down Rain
Big Maybelle
Okeh Records 1952


8:00 AM Tribute To Wynonie Harris

Hurry, Hurry Baby
Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra with Wynonie Harris
Decca Records 1944

Who Threw The Whiskey In the Well
Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra with Wynonie Harris
Decca Records 1945

I Know Who Threw The Whiskey (In The Well)
Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats
Queen Records 1946

Quiet Whiskey
Catherine Russell
Inside This Heart of Mine 2010

Playful Baby
Duke Robillard’s Jumpin’ Blues Revue
Stomp The Blues Tonight 2009

Bloodshot Eyes
Lynwood Slim & The Igor Prado Band
Brazilian Kicks 2010

Good Rockin’ Tonight
Wynonie Harris with Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
Live – Geneva, New York, 7th July 1948

Wynonie’s Blues
Wynonie “Blues” Harris with Illinois Jacquet & His All-Stars
Apollo Records 1945

Lovin’ Machine
Powerhouse
Nightlife 1975

Mr. Blues Is Coming to Town
Omar & The Howlers
Swingland 1999

Down Boy Down
Nick Curran & The Nitelifes
Player! 2004

Miss Fanny Brown
Roy Brown
De Luxe Records 1948

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

Good Morning Judge
Buster Poindexter
Buster Poindexter 1987

Wynonie Harris Resources
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Bio & Discog @ allmusic.com

Please Mr. Jailer
Wynona Carr
Specialty Records 1956

Boogie Woogie Blue Plate
Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1947

(sign off)

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



WRFG Route 66 Playlist an Podcast for August 16, 2020

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, August 16, 2020

Host
John

Birthday
Percy Mayfield
August 12, 1920
Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

3-D
Big Jay McNeely
Federal Records 1953

Too Much Monkey Business
Chuck Berry
After School Session 1957

Elevator Boogie
Mabel Scott w/ Charles Brown
Exclusive Records 1948

Love Don’t Love Nobody
Kid Ramos
West Coast House Party 2000

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

You Ain’t Got It No More
Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends
Capitol Records 1949

Run Joe
Louis Jordan w/ The Calypso Boys
Decca Records 1947

Careful Love
Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
Specialty Records 1949

Swingin’ The Blues
Four Charms
Flatland Boogie 2000

Tomorrow May Never Come
Anthony Geraci & Dennis Brennan
Daydreams In Blues 2020

Wee Baby Blues
Big Joe Turner
The Boss of the Blues 1957

Baby You Don’t Know
Roy Milton & His Band
Specialty Records 1953

I’ll Send You
Goree Carter, His Guitar, & His Hepcats
Freedom Records 1949

Blow Illinois Blow Illinois
Jacquet & His All Stars
Aladdin Records 1947

She Winked Her Eye
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Peacock Records 1951

What’s He Building?
Tom Waits
Mule Variations 1999

8:00 a.m. Tribute to Percy Mayfield “The Poet of the Blues”

Leary Blues
Monroe Tucker & His Orchestra w/ Percy Mayfield
Superior Records 1947
Mayfield’s first recording

Please Send Me Someone To Love
Ruth Brown
Black Is Brown & Brown Is Beautiful 1969
Mayfield’s first and biggest hit, it spent 27 weeks on the
Billboard R&B charts, peaking at number one.

Strange Things Happening
Guitar Slim
ATCO Records Late 1950s (previously unreleased)
The song first appeared as the flip side of Mayfield’s
“Please Send Me Someone to Love.”
It was a major jukebox hit in it’s own right.

The Big Question
Percy Mayfield
Specialty Records 1953
Starting with “…Someone to Love,”
Mayfield had six hits in a row on the Billboard charts.
“The Big Question” was the last of those hits,
peaking at number 6 in 1953.

Lost Mind
The New Orleans C.A.C. Jazz Orchestra w/Johnny Adams
Mood Indigo 1996

Hit The Road Jack
Ray Charles
Live TV Concert (???) 1981
Ray Charles’s was the first artist to record “Hit the Road Jack.”
It became Charles’s sixth number one hit.
His version won the Grammy award for
Best Rhythm and Blues Recording in 1961.

Never No More
Frank Bey
All My Dues Are Paid 2020

River’s Invitation
Shemekia Copeland
Never Going Back 2009

Lost Love (Baby, Please)
Percy Mayfield
Specialty Records 1951
Mayfield’s follow-up to “…Someone to Love,”
his version peaked at number 2 on the Billboard charts.

The Danger Zone
Diane Schuur
Running On Faith 2020

To Live In The Past
Percy Mayfield
RCA Victor 1970

Percy Mayfield Resources
Biography @ wikipedia.org
Discography @discogs.com
Bio & Discog @ allmusic.com
“Hit The Road Jack” @ wikipedia.org
“Please Send Me Someone to Love” @ wikipedia.org

Strawberry Jam
Jimmy Nolen
Federal Records 1956

Diddley Daddy
Bo Diddley
Chess Records 1955

(sign off)

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


WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for August 9, 2020

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, August 9, 2020

Host
John

Birthdays:

Jimmy Witherspoon
(b) James Witherspoon
Gurdon, Arkansas
August 8, 1920

Rahsaan Roland Kirk
(b) Ronald Theodore Kirk
Cleveland, Ohio
August 7, 1935

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

‘Gator’s Groove
Willis Jackson & His Orchestra
Atlantic Records 1952

Signifying Monkey
The Big Three Trio
Columbia Records 1947

Walkin’ Blues
Amos Milburn & His Chickenshackers
Aladdin Records 1950

Bongo Boogie
Annisteen Allen w/Lucky Millinder Orchestra
Federal Records 1951

I’m Tired
Big Red McHouston
Groove Records 1954

Shake Baby Shake
Jack Dupree
Red Robin Records 1953

The Right String, But The Wrong Yo-Yo
Beverly ‘Guitar’ Watkins
Back In Business 1999

Caldonia
Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1945

Guitar Boogie
Chuck Berry
One Dozen Berrys 1958

Teardrops From My Eyes
Blue Harlem w/ Imelda May
Swing Street 2004

It’s Alright
Ray Charles
Atlantic Records 1958

Mend Your Ways
Ruth Brown
Atlantic Records 1953

Roland’s Theme
Roland Kirk
Triple Threat 1956

A La Carte
Roland Kirk
Triple Threat 1956

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

Deacon’s Hop
Big Jay McNeely
Savoy Records 1948

Dreamin’ Blues
Mel Walker w/ The Johnny Otis Orchestra
Regent Records 1950

Jumpin’ in the Morning
Deacon John’s Jump Blues Featuring Henry Butler
Deacon John’s Jump Blues: Music From the Film 2002

8:00 a.m. Tribute to Jimmy Witherspoon

Good Rockin’ Tonight
Jimmy Witherspoon w/ T-Bone Walker & Clifford Scott
Evenin’ Blues 1964

Ain’t Nobody’s Business PT 1 & 2
Jimmy Witherspoon w/ the Jay McShann Orchestra
Supreme Records 1949

Money’s Gettin’ Cheaper
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers featuring Charles Brown
Exclusive Records 1948

Stormy Monday / Have You Ever Loved A Woman
Van Morrison w/ Jimmy Witherspoon
A Night In San Francisco 1994

Roll ‘Em Pete
Jimmy Witherspoon, Jerry Mulligan & Ben Webster
At The Renaissance 1960

No Rollin’ Blues
Jimmy Witherspoon
At The Monterey Jazz Festival 1960

Sunday
Etta Jones feat. The Cedar Walton Trio
A Soulful Sunday – Live at the Left Bank 1972

Rocket 88
The James Cotton Band
Red Hot ‘n’ Blues 1982

Talkin’ The Blues
B.B. King
RPM Records 1955

Manteca
Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra
RCA Victor 1948

Candy
Big Maybelle & the Kelly Owens Orchestra
Savoy Records 1956

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

Keep Your Hands On My Heart
Billy Wright
Savoy Records 1951

(sign off)

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

Jimmy Witherspoon Resources
Bio @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Bio & discography @ allmusic.com

Rahsaan Roland Kirk Resources
Bio @ wikipedia.org
Discography @ discogs.com
Bio & Discography @ allmusic.com

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for August 2, 2020

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for August 2, 2020

Host
John

THEME
“Let’s Go Crate Diving Again”
Songs that have not been played on Route 66, in at least the last five years

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Head Hunter
Johnny Otis Orchestra featuring Peter “Guitar” Lewis & Big Jay McNeely
Savoy Records 1949

Tell Me, Daddy
Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends
Capitol Records 1948

Sadie Brown
Cousin Joe & The Sam Price Trio
Decca Records 1947

Houston Jump
Eddie Williams & His Brown Buddies w/ Floyd Dixon
Supreme Records 1949

Grandma & Grandpa
Jimmy “Baby Face” Lewis
Savoy Records 1948

Misery Blues
Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
Specialty Records 1950

I’ll Get Along Somehow – Parts 1 & 2
Ruth Brown w/ The Buddy Johnson Orchestra
Atlantic Records 1949

She’s Just Old Fashioned
Goree Carter, His Guitar, & His Rocking Rhythm Orchestra
Freedom Records 1949

Billboard Special
Tiny Webb & His Guitar
Modern Records 1949

Southern Menu
Stick McGhee & His Spo-Dee-O-Dee Buddies
Atlantic Records 1950

All For The Love Of Lil
Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1948

Help Me Some
Memphis Slim & His House Rockers
Miracle Records 1949

My Fault
Brownie McGhee
Savoy Records 1948

She Just Won’t Sell No More
Wynonie Harris
King Records 1949

Open The Door, Richard
The Three Flames
Columbia Records


Lester Leaps In
Nat King Cole, J.J. Johnson, Illinois Jacquet, Les Paul
Jazz At The Philharmonic, Volume 1
(Los Angeles Philharmonic Concert Hall,, July 2, 1944)

Adam Bit The Apple
Joe Turner
Aladdin Records 1950

Let’s Have Some Fun
Jesse Thomas & His Orchestra
Freedom Records 1949

Bongo Blues
Dee Williams Sextette
Savoy Records 1949

Mad Lad
Sir Charles & His All Stars
Apollo Records 1947

Baby, I Don’t Cry Over You
Billie Holiday w/ Tiny Grimes
Decca Records 1946

(Cherry) Red Blues
Cootie Williams & His Orchestra w/ Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Hit Records 1944

Riding High
Roy Brown & His Mighty, Mighty Men
De Luxe Records 1949

Empty Arms Blues
Amos Milburn
Aladdin Records 1949

Bobby Sox Blues
T-Bone Walker with Jack McVea’s All Stars
Black & White Records 1947

Oop-Pop-A-Da
Three Bips & A Bop
Blue Note Records 1947

Barbados
The Charlie Parker All Stars
Savoy Records 1948

Jackie
Annie Ross & the Gigi Gryce Orchestra
Prestige Records 1954

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

(Sign Off)

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

Crate Diving Resources

discogs.com
Cash Box Archives: Regional R&B Charts
Internet Archive: Cash Box Magazine
Spontaneous Lunacy ~ The History Of Rock ‘N’ Roll – Song By Song
allmusic.com
Joel Whitburn Presents Top R&B Singles 1942-1999 Billboard

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for July 26, 2020

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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, July 26, 2020

Host
John

Birthday
Roy Milton
(b) Roy Bunny Milton
Wynnewood, Oklahoma
July 31, 1907

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Loch Lomond
Tiny “Mac” Grimes & the Rocking Highlanders w/ Red Prysock
Gotham Records 1947

I Want You To Be My Baby
Annie Ross w / Tony Crombie & his Orchestra
Decca Records 1955

Tutti Frutti Booty
Anthony Geraci & Dennis Brennan
Daysreams In Blues 2020

Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’
Shirley Horn w/ Wynton Marsalis
You Won’t Forget Me 1990

That’s All Right
Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
RCA Victor 1946

You’ve Been an Angel
B.B. King
Kent Records 1958

Call Operator 210
Johnny Otis & His Orchestra featuring Mel Walker
Savoy Records 1952

Dragnet Blues
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers w/ Frank Ervin (vocals)
Modern Records 1953

Moanin’
Ray Charles w/ Count Basie Orchestra
Genius + Soul = Jazz 1961

All Of Me
Big Maybelle
Savoy Records 1957

Cuttin’ In
Sean Costello
Cuttin’ In 2000

I Left A Good Deal In Mobile
Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
Exclusive Records 1945

Walking On a Tightrope
Diane Schuur
Running On Faith 2020

Grandma Plays the Numbers
Wynonie Harris
King Records 1949

Sneaky Pete
Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats
King Records 1948

8:00 a.m. Tribute to Roy Milton

R.M. Blues
Roy Milton
Juke Box Records 1945
(Milton’s first hit: #2 on Billboard’s Harlem Hit Parade & #20 on the Pop Chart)

Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket
King Perry
Excelsior/United Artists 1947
(Original recording by King Perry. RM’s version peaked at #8 in 1948)

You Don’t Love Me
Camille Howard with the Roy Milton Unit
Specialty Records 1948
(Camille Howard was the pianist and a featured singer with the Solid Senders. She had four hit records of her own. This one topped out at #12 on the R&B Chart.)

Everything I Do Is Wrong
Roy Milton & his Solid Senders
Specialty Records 1948
(A Milton original. It made it all the way to #8)

Oh Babe
Louis Prima & Keely Smith
Robin Hood Records 1950
(Louis wrote the song and scored the first hit, Milton’s version peaked at #5 in 1951)

Information Blues
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
One More Mile 1983
(A #2 hit for R.M. in 1950. He wrote it, too)

Answer to RM Blues
Effie Smith with Jimmie Grissom & the Blenders with Roy Milton
Miltone Records 1947
(An early recording for Smith, who scored two minor R&B hits in the mid-1960s)

Frank Bull’s Boogie
Jimmie Grissom & The Blenders Miltone Records 1946
(Another early recording on Milton’s Miltone label.
Grissom scored a hit with “Once There Lived a Fool” in 1951)

What Can I Do
Mitch Woods
Blues Beyond Borders (Live In Istanbul) 2012
(An R.M. original from 1955)

Baby You Don’t Know
Duke Robillard
Stomp! The Blues Tonight 2009
(Another Milton tune, this one from 1953)

Hop, Skip & Jump
Anita Tucker
Capitol Records 1956
(Milton’s version bounced to #3 in 1948)

The Numbers Blues
Tomcat Blake w/ Dave Cotten (alto sax)
I’ve Been Wondering 1996
(The flip side of Milton’s “It’s Later than You Think” in 1951)

Good For Nothin’ Man
Mickey Champion w/ The Roy Milton Band
RPM Records 1950
(Champion was Roy Milton’s wife and a solid singer in her own right.)

You Got Me Reelin’ & Rockin’
Sugar Ray’s Flying Fortress
Jump, Jive & Swing 1999
(This Milton composition was originally released on Dootone Records in 1955)

Best Wishes
Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
Specialty Records 1951
(One of Milton’s last hit records, it peaked at #2 on the Billboard R&B Charts)

(sign off)

Tag (You’re It) Little Charlie & The Nightcats Nine Lives 2006

Roy Milton Resources
Biography @ Wikipedia
Discography @ Discogs
Bio & Discography @ AllMusic
The Miltone Records Story

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Sunday, July 19


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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, July 19, 2020

Host
John

Birthday
Louis Jordan
Louis Thomas Jordan
July 8, 1908
Brinkley, Arkansas

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

Go Red Go
Arnett Cobb
Apollo Records 1947

This Train
Sister Rosetta Tharpe & The Sally Jenkins Singers
The Gospel Truth 1962

Gate Walks To Board
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Alright Again 1981

Trouble In Mind
Amos Milburn & His Chickenshackers
Aladdin Records 1952

Deed I Do
Ray Charles
The Genius Of Ray Charles 1959

If You Love Me
B.B. King & Van Morrison
Deuces Wild 1997

Yes Baby
Big Mama Thornton & Johnny Ace
Peacock Records 1955

State Street Boogie
Don Johnson & His Band featuring Smilin’ Smokey Lynn
Specialty Records 1949

Oop-Pop-A-Da
Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra
RCA Victor 1948

Don’t Want To Be The President
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
Go, Just Do It! 2020

Please Send Me Someone To Love
Etta James & Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Blues In The Night, Vol. 1: The Early Show 1986

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

Ain’t That Loving You
Bobby “Blue” Bland
Duke Records 1962

I’m Not Ashamed
Dylan Bishop Band
The Exiting Sounds Of 2016

8:00 AM Tribute to Louis Jordan “The King of the Jukebox”
(Details for Louis Jordan’s recording)

Let The Good Times Roll
Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1946
(#2 Pop)

Petootie Pie
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1946
(#3 R&B)

Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie
Pinetop Smith
Vocalion Records 1928
(1941)

Open The Door Richard!
Jack McVea & His All Stars
Black & White Records 1947
(1947 #2 R&B #6 Pop)

Cole Slaw
Jesse Stone & His Band
RCA Victor 1949
(1949 #7 R&B)

Run Joe
Bloodest Saxophone feat. Lauren Cervantes
Texas Queens ‘5’ 2019
(1948 #1 R&B #23 Pop)

Early In The Morning
Buddy Guy
Damn Right, I’ve Got The Blues 1991
(1947 #3 R&B)

Junco Partner
Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1952
(Cash Box Regional R&B Chart – Top 10 New Orleans)

Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’
Dr. John
In A Sentimental Mood 1989
(1946 #3 R&B)

Roamin’ Blues
Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1949
(#4 R&B)

Teardrops from My Eyes
Ruth Brown
Atlantic Records 1950
(1952 #4)

Weak Minded Blues
Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1951
(#5 – His last “hit” record)

Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby
Buster Brown
Fire Records 1959
(1944 #3 Harlem Hit Parade #2 Pop)

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
Bessie Smith
Columbia Records 1929
(1954)

I’ll Never Be Free
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan
Decca Records 1950
(#7 R&B)

Louis Jordan Resources
Biography @ Wikipedia.Org
Discography @ Wikipedia.Org
Bio & Discography @ AllMusic.Com
Discography @ Discogs.com

WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for Sunday, July 12

Listen to Route 66 Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 AM EDT on Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3FM.
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Here’s the WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, July 12, 2020

Host
John

Theme
“Let’s Go Crate Diving”

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

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

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

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

Person To Person
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
King Records 1953

Mona (I Need You Baby)
Bo Diddley
Checker 1957

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

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

Good Rockin’ Man
Roy Brown
De Luxe Records 1951

Candy Store Blues
Toni Harper
Columbia Records 1950

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

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

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

Driftin’ Blues
Chuck Berry
Rockin’ at the Hops 1960

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

Back Breaking Blues
Big Joe Turner
Aladdin Records 1947

Forty Cups Of Coffee
Danny Overbea
Checker Records 1953

Trying
Todd Rhodes Orchestra w/ LaVern Baker
King Records 1952

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

Hoppin’ With Hunter
Big Jay McNeely
Exclusive Records 1949

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

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

Hoppin’
The Griffin Brothers
Dot Records 1951

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

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

The Huckle-Buck
Roy Milton
Specialty Records 1949

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

It Must Be You
Annie Laurie
Deluxe Records 1957

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

Buddy’s Boogie
Buddy Johnson
Mercury Records 1957

Black Night
Bobby “Blue” Bland
Duke Records 1965

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

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

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

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

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WRFG Route 66 Playlist and Podcast for July 5, 2020

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Listen to Route 66 Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 AM EDT 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.
Check out our podcast page at MixCloud.Com.

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

Host
John

Song
Artist
Original Album or Single & Date

8.45 Stomp
The Earl Bostic Quartette
Gotham Records 1946

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

Alright, Okay, You Win
Ella Johnson
Mercury Records 1954

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

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

I’m Glad
Mitzi Mars
Checker Records 1953

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

Hastings Street Bounce
Paul Williams Sextette
Savoy Records 1947

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

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

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

Quiet Whiskey
Catherine Russell
Inside This Heart of Mine 2010


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

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

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

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

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

Mad Lad
Chuck Berry
Rockin’ at the Hops 1960

Hotel Stebbins
The Jimmys
Gotta Have It 2019

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

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

# 10 Story Untold
The Nutmegs
Herald Records 1955

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

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

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

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

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

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

#3 Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
Checker Records 1955

#2 Unchained Melody
Roy Hamilton
Epic Records 1955

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

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

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

Sitting On Top of the World
Zoe Schwarz
Blue Commotion 2012

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

Down The Road Apiece
Amos Milburn
Aladdin Records 1947

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

T-Bone Shuffle
T-Bone Walker
Capitol Records 1947

Rockin’ on a Sunday Night
Four Charms
Flatland Boogie 2000

(sign off)

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