CLA Radio 12/22/17: Specialty Records (Art Rupe)

What:  A look at the late-40s and 1950s West Coast indie powerhouse, Art Rupe’s Specialty Records.

The material is in roughly chronological order.

When: Friday, December 22, 2017; 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern.

(We usually start a bit later than the scheduled time, because Generalissimo’s Aftershow generally runs late.)

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse (subscription required).

Spotify playlist: Here.

Additional info: Hope you can join us in chat!

Twitter info: My Twitter handle is @ConservativeLA. The show hashtag is #CLARadio.

Set list:

Roy Milton And His Solid Senders – R M Blues – Specialty Profiles, John Lee Hooker (Aug 1946)
Joe Lutcher And his Society Cats – Rockin’ Boogie – The Very Best Of Joe Lutcher (Jan 1948)
Joe Lutcher And his Society Cats – Blues For Sale – The Very Best Of Joe Lutcher (Jan 1948)
Camille Howard – You Don’t Love Me – Rock Me Daddy Vol 1 (Apr 1948)
Camille Howard – X-Temperaneous Boogie – X-Temperaneous Boogie Vol 2 (Apr 1948)
Camille Howard – I’ll Cry Over You – X-Temperaneous Boogie Vol 2 (Apr 1948)
Brother Joe May – Do You Know Him – Greatest Gospel Hits (Jan 1950)
Joe Liggins And His Honeydrippers – Ramblin’ Blues – Joe Liggins And The Honeydrippers (Feb 1950)
Joe Liggins And His Honeydrippers – Pink Champagne – Joe Liggins And The Honeydrippers (Apr 1950)
Percy Mayfield – Please Send Me Someone To Love – Specialty Profiles, Percy Mayfield (Sep 1950)
Percy Mayfield – Lost Love (Baby Please) – Specialty Profiles, Percy Mayfield (Feb 1951)
Joe Liggins And His Honeydrippers – I Just Can’t Help Myself – Joe Liggins And… (Feb 1951)
Percy Mayfield – What A Fool I Was – Specialty Profiles, Percy Mayfield (Apr 1951)
Camille Howard – Schubert’s Serenade Boogie – Rock Me Daddy Vol 1 (May 1951)
The Soul Stirrers – Peace In The Valley – Specialty Profiles, Sam Cooke With The Soul… (May 1951)
Joe Liggins And His Honeydrippers – Trying To Lose The Blues – Joe Liggins And… (Jul 1951)
Roy Milton And His Solid Senders – Best Wishes – Best Of The Blues (Oct 1951)
Lloyd Price – Lawdy Miss Clawdy – Specialty Profiles, John Lee Hooker (Apr 1952)
Joe Liggins And His Honeydrippers – Cryin’ Over You – Dripper’s Boogie Vol 2 (Oct 1952)
Sister Wynona Carr – In A Little While – Dragnet For Jesus (Oct 1952)
Sister Wynona Carr – A Letter To Heaven (Take 1) – Dragnet For Jesus (Oct 1952)
The Soul Stirrers – Just Another Day – Specialty Profiles, Sam Cooke With The Soul Stirrers (Oct 1952)
The Swan Silvertone Singers – My Rock – Greatest Gospel Hits (Nov 1952)
Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama – Oh Lord, Stand By Me – Greatest Gospel Hits (1953)
Percy Mayfield – The River’s Invitation – Specialty Profiles, Percy Mayfield (Jan 1953)
Joe Liggins And His Honeydrippers – Freight Train Blues – Joe Liggins And… (Jan 1953)
Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama – I’ll Fly Away – Oh Lord Stand By Me, Marching Up… (Jul 1953)
Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama – Precious Lord – Oh Lord Stand By Me, Marching Up… (Jul 1953)
Guitar Slim – The Things That I Used To Do – Sufferin’ Mind (Dec 1953)
Guitar Slim – Later For You Baby – Sufferin’ Mind (Aug 1954)
Joe Liggins And His Honeydrippers – Whiskey, Women & Loaded Dice – Joe Liggins And… (Aug 1954)
The Soul Stirrers – Jesus, I’ll Never Forget – Specialty Profiles, Sam Cooke With Soul Stirrers (Sep 1954)
The Soul Stirrers – Any Day Now – Specialty Profiles, Sam Cooke With The Soul Stirrers (Sep 1954)
Guitar Slim – Stand By Me – Sufferin’ Mind (Jan 1955)
Little Richard – Tutti-Frutti – Here’s Little Richard (Oct 1955)
Little Richard – Long Tall Sally (The Thing) – Here’s Little Richard (Mar 1956)
Little Richard – Rip It Up – Here’s Little Richard (Jun 1956)
Wynona Carr – Till The Well Runs Dry – Jump Jack Jump (Nov 1956)
Larry Williams – Short Fat Fannie – Here’s Larry Williams (May 1957)
Don and Dewey – When The Sun Has Begun To Shine – Jungle Hop (Oct 1957)
Sam Cooke – I’ll Come Running Back To You – Sam Cooke And The Soul Stirrers (Nov 1957)
Sam Cooke – Forever – Sam Cooke And The Soul Stirrers (Nov 1957)
Sam Cooke – That’s All I Need To Know – Specialty Profiles, Sam Cooke With The Soul… (Mar 1958)

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