Oct 182010

October 18. We’re supposed to be well into spring, and pretty well into summer. Would somebody please mention that to the weather?

That aside, today is the birthday of Bobby Troup. He was in the original M*A*S*H movie, and had a major starring role in the TV series Emergency.

But he was also a songwriter, and wrote Route 66 for Nat King Cole, so that was one of the songs played tonight.

I also threw in versions by my dearly departed friend, Rod (Beachhead) Jeffrey and another version by the Brian Setzer Orchestra.

Add some Eric Clapton with Steve Winwood at Maddison Square Garden and a touch of Jeff Healey, and you have a feel for where tonight’s show went.

Also, just a short note to mention Al Britton from the Bondi Cigars, who’s not been feeling well the last few weeks, and to wish him well. Let’s hope that you’re back up and about real soon now.

Here’s tonight’s playlist:

Artist: The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Title: Route 66
Album: The Ultimate Collection 1

Artist: Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
Title: Cocaine (Live)
Album: Live from Madison Square Garden

Artist: Jeannie Lewis
Title: Cocaine Blues
Album: Classic Tracks

Artist: Queen Latifah
Title: I Put A Spell On You
Album: The Dana Owens Album

Artist: Cyndi Lauper
Title: Crossroads (featuring Jonny Lang)
Album: Memphis Blues

Artist: Bob Dylan
Title: Just Like a Woman (2010 Mono Version)
Album: The Best of the Original Mono Recordings

Artist: Memphis Slim
Title: Born With The Blues
Album: Memphis Slim, U.S.A

Artist: Blues Pirates
Title: Rookwood Blues
Album: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues

Artist: Rod Jeffery
Title: Route 66
Album: Beachhead’s Blues

Artist: The Jeff Healey Band
Title: All Along The Watchtower
Album: In Concert

Artist: Albert Collins
Title: You Accuse Me
Album: Texas Blues

Artist: Jesse McReynolds
Title: Fire On The Mountain
Album: Songs Of The Grateful Dead

Artist: Dave Getz Breakaway
Title: Dark Song
Album: Can’t Be The Only One

Artist: Storm Cellar
Title: Yamanote Line (Hi-Stylin’ Women)
Album: Whiskey Talking

Artist: Mississippi Shakedown
Title: There Ain’t No Need To Worry
Album: The Blues Lives Here

Artist: Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
Title: Georgia On My Mind (Live)
Album: Live from Madison Square Garden

Artist: Nat King Cole
Title: (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66
Album: Complete Capitol Nat King Cole Trio (Disc 6)

Artist: Baker Bruce And Moore
Title: Naked Flame
Album: Around The Next Dream

Artist: John Mayall
Title: have You Ever Loved A Woman
Album: Primal Solos