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Wayne's Music 2/3 April 2011. 1940s Rhythm And Blues.

Take It And Git Andy Kirk And His 12 Clouds Of Joy, a very popular combo in the swing era.

Beans And Corn Bread Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five (1949) - a jump blues song, with that wild tenor saxophone opening.
See See Rider Blues Bea Booze (43) - a singer in Harlem who became known as the See See Rider Blues Girl on the strength of this song.
Baby get Lost Dinah Washington the Grammy-winning "Queen of the Jukeboxes," left her turbulent life behind at the tender age of 39.
Cow Cow Boogie Ella Fitzgerald and The Ink Spots, back in the studio after Decca settled with the Musicians Union after the big ban on new recordings over pay rates,conditions, and royalties.
Old Maid Boogie Eddie Vinson orchestra. The one they called "cleanhead" because I always thought he lost all his hair when a hair-straightening product destroyed it … but maybe that's just a jazz world fable.
Apollo Jump Bandleader Lucky Millinder could not read music, nor could he play any instrument, yet he was a catalyst who could bring out the very best in many musicians he employed, above all he was a fantastic showman.
All She Wants To Do is Rock Wynonie Harris with his most successful song in 1949
Stormy Monday Blues Earl Hines
Roomin House Boogie Amos Milburn
Don't Stop Now Bonnie Davis
Tomorrow Night Lonnie Johnson - how many big names did this guy influence - Bob Dylan? Lonnie Donegan? Elvis Presley? La Vern Baker? Jerry lee lewis? He was a true pioneer on jazz guitar and introduced single string guitar solos.
I Can't Stand Losing You The Ink Spots
The Deacon's Hop Big jay Mcneely's Blue Jays - he was the king of the honking Tenor sax
Don't Cry Baby Erskine Hawkins Band - the trumpet player from Birmingham. Alabama, - dubbed the 20th Century Gabriel

Wayne's Music Sunday 3 April 2011. 1940s Rhythm and Blues. PART ONE

Long About Midnight Roy Brown …was one of the most important founding fathers of rock and roll In spite of the importance of his records, Brown has remained in obscurity.

A Slip Of The Lip Can Sink A Ship Duke Ellington
When My man Comes Home Buddy Johnson - one of the most popular R&B based bands during the immediate post war years.
Till Then Mills Brothers
Solo Flight Benny Goodman

PART TWO
Huckle Buck Paul Williams and His Hucklebuckers - his concerts were sweaty, riotous affairs that got shut down on more than one occasion, because the music was deemed risqué and raunchy.
Hamp's Boogie Woogie Lionel Hampton's classic tune that held the #1 spot for 6 weeks in 1944.
Stone Cold Dead In The Market Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Jordan with his Tympany Five.
Rock It Boogie Lil Hardin Armstrong, the second wife of Louis Armstrong.
For You My Love Larry Darnell - a former dancer with a Burlesque road- show, The Brownskin Models - but he settled into singing at the Dew Drop In, New Orleans. Teardrops From My Eyes Ruth Brown, one of the mainstays of the female division of Rhythm and Blues singers .
Double Crossing Blues Johnny Otis with The Robins and Little Esther (he discovered so many successful singers. When The Lights Go On Again Lucky Millinder orchestra -His group was said to have been the greatest big band to play rhythm and blues,
Late Freight Sonny Thompson
Am I Asking Too Much Dinah Washington
Boogie Chillen John Lee Hooker
The Smokey Mountain Boogie Tennessee Ernie Ford
All For You Nat King Cole Trio
Blue Shadows Lowell Fulson recorded every shade of blues imaginable
Pink Champagne Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
I Love You yes I Do Benjamin Clarence Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats
Skid Row Boogie Big Joe Turner, the brawny-voiced Kansas City shouter they called the Boss Of The Blues. Piano Player's Boogie Dorothy Donegan vastly underrated in jazz circles because of her classical training, but she could play stride piano and boogie with the best.