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Juke In The Back

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Matt The Cat presents the soul that came before rock n’ roll: 1950s rhythm and blues. Each week, this underrated and rollicking music plays on that old Rockola Jukebox in the back.

Matt The Cat presents the soul that came before rock n’ roll: 1950s rhythm and blues. Each week, this underrated and rollicking music plays on that old Rockola Jukebox in the back.

Location:

Washington , DC

Description:

Matt The Cat presents the soul that came before rock n’ roll: 1950s rhythm and blues. Each week, this underrated and rollicking music plays on that old Rockola Jukebox in the back.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode #586 – The (original R&B) Diamonds

7/25/2021
Air Week: July 26-August 1, 2021 The (original R&B) Diamonds The “Juke In The Back” takes a look at one of New York’s greatest, but almost unheard of R&B vocal groups: The Diamonds. They only got 3 singles released by Atlantic Records during 1952 and ’53 and would fade into history by 1955, but their […]

Duration:00:58:59

Episode #585 – Chuck Berry, Pt. 3 – 1958

7/18/2021
Air Week: July 19-25, 2021 Chuck Berry, Part 3 – 1958 Chuck Berry has been called the “Father of Rock n’ Roll” and with good reason. He took the blues of T-Bone Walker and B.B. King, the guitar riffs of Carl Hogan and mixed it with the fiddle and Western Swing music of Bob Wills […]

Duration:00:58:59

Episode #584 – Chuck Berry, Pt. 2 – 1956-57

7/11/2021
Air Week: July 12-18, 2021 Chuck Berry, Pt. 2 – 1956-57 Chuck Berry has been called the “Father of Rock n’ Roll” and with good reason. He took the blues of T-Bone Walker and B.B. King, the guitar riffs of Carl Hogan and mixed it with the fiddle and Western Swing music of Bob Wills […]

Duration:00:59:00

Episode #583 – Chuck Berry, Pt. 1 – 1955-56

7/4/2021
Air Week: July 5-11, 2021 Chuck Berry, Pt. 1 – 1955-56 Chuck Berry has been called the “Father of Rock n’ Roll” and with good reason. He took the blues of T-Bone Walker and B.B. King, the guitar riffs of Carl Hogan and mixed it with the fiddle and Western Swing music of Bob Wills […]

Duration:00:59:00

Episode #582 – Summertime R&B: 4th of July, Food & Baseball

6/27/2021
Air Week: June 28-July 4, 2021 Summertime R&B: 4th of July, Food & Baseball Songs The Juke In The Back jumps into summer by spotlighting THE summertime holiday, the 4th of July. We’re diggin’ the 4th in song, ranging from songs about summertime by Sam Cooke, Chuck Berry and The Basin Street Boys to songs […]

Duration:00:59:00

Episode #581 – The Swallows

6/20/2021
Air Week: June 21-27, 2021 The Swallows The Swallows were one of the most underrated R&B vocal groups of the early 1950s. Hailing from Baltimore, they only scored 2 top 10 R&B hits during their 3 year stint with King Records, but collectors and aficionados know their catalog inside and out. The Swallows’ original lead […]

Duration:00:59:00

Episode #580 – The Story of Deacon Jones & Fanny Brown

6/13/2021
Air Date: June 14-20, 2021 The Story of Deacon Jones & Fanny Brown This week, we take a look at two of the most famous “characters” from 1940s and ’50s R&B: Deacon Jones and Fanny Brown. Sometimes these two were referenced in the same song, as in “Good Rockin’ Tonight” and sometimes they got their […]

Duration:00:59:00

Episode #579 – R&B Car Songs

6/6/2021
Air Week: June 7-13, 2021 R&B Car Songs The juke is jumpin’ with records focusing on classic R&B songs about cars. The automobile is a “road tested” symbol of the American Dream. We have all this land and the car gives us the freedom to get from one place to another. We’ll dig on some […]

Duration:00:58:59

Episode #578 – Little Willie John

5/30/2021
Air Week: May 31-June 6, 2021 Little Willie John The “Juke In The Back” is proud to spotlight one of R&B’s most underrated singers and showmen, Little Willie John. Born in Arkansas, Willie was raised in Detroit and took advantage of its thriving music scene from an early age. By 18, he was recording for […]

Duration:00:59:00

Episode #577 – R.I.P. Lloyd Price

5/23/2021
Air Week: May 24-30, 2021 R.I.P. Lloyd Price On May 3, 2021, we lost another legend of Rhythm & Blues and father of Rock n’ Roll as Lloyd Price passed away at the age of 88. Lloyd was just a kid when bandleader and talent scout, Dave Bartholomew brought him to Cosimo Matassa’s J&M Studio […]

Duration:00:59:00

Episode #576 – Jimmy Witherspoon, Pt. 2 – 1950-56

5/16/2021
Air Week: May 17-23, 2021 Jimmy Witherspoon, Pt. 2 – 1950-56 Jimmy Witherspoon is one of most influential blues shouters to emerge after WWII and yet he remains just a footnote in the evolution of Rhythm & Blues and Rock n’ Roll. In part 1 of our 2 part feature on Spoon, we focused on […]

Duration:00:58:59

Episode #575 – Jimmy Witherspoon, Pt. 1 – 1945-50

5/9/2021
Air Week: May 10-16, 2021 Jimmy Witherspoon, Pt. 1 – 1945-50 Jimmy Witherspoon is one of most influential blues shouters to emerge after WWII and yet he remains just a footnote in the evolution of Rhythm & Blues and Rock n’ Roll. Originally from Arkansas, ‘Spoon settled in Los Angeles after his time in the […]

Duration:00:59:00

Episode #574 – Atlantic Records, Pt. 14 – Cat Records

5/2/2021
Air Week: May 3-9, 2021 Atlantic Records, Pt. 14 – Cat Records Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when there were many great, small indie labels being born. What gave Atlantic the advantage over Specialty, Chess, Modern, Vee-Jay, Exclusive, King, […]

Duration:00:58:59

Episode #573 – Atlantic Records, Pt. 13 – ATCO Records

4/25/2021
Air Week: April 26-May 2, 2021 Atlantic Records, Pt. 13 – ATCO Records Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when there were many great, small indie labels being born. What gave Atlantic the advantage over Specialty, Chess, Modern, Vee-Jay, Exclusive, […]

Duration:00:58:59

Episode #572 – Atlantic Records, Pt. 12 – 1956-57

4/18/2021
Air Week: April 19-25, 2021 Atlantic Records, Pt. 12 – 1956-57 Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when there were many great, small indie labels being born. What gave Atlantic the advantage over Specialty, Chess, Modern, Vee-Jay, Exclusive, King, etc […]

Duration:00:58:59

Episode #571 – Atlantic Records, Pt. 11 – 1956

4/11/2021
Air Week: April 12-18, 2021 Atlantic Records, Pt. 11 – 1956 Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when there were many great, small indie labels being born. What gave Atlantic the advantage over Specialty, Chess, Modern, Vee-Jay, Exclusive, King, etc […]

Duration:00:58:59

Episode #570 – Atlantic Records, Pt. 10 – 1955-56

4/4/2021
Air Week: April 5-11, 2021 Atlantic Records, Pt. 10 – 1955-56 Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when there were many great, small indie labels being born. What gave Atlantic the advantage over Specialty, Chess, Modern, Vee-Jay, Exclusive, King, etc […]

Duration:00:58:59

Episode #569 – Atlantic Records, Pt. 9 – 1955

3/28/2021
Air Week: March 29-April 4, 2021 Atlantic Records, Pt. 9 – 1955 Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when there were many great, small indie labels being born. What gave Atlantic the advantage over Specialty, Chess, Modern, Vee-Jay, Exclusive, King, […]

Duration:00:59:00

Episode #568 – Atlantic Records, Pt. 8 – 1954, Pt. 2

3/21/2021
Air Week: March 22-28, 2021 Atlantic Records, Pt. 8 – 1954, Pt. 2 Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when there were many great, small indie labels being born. What gave Atlantic the advantage over Specialty, Chess, Modern, Vee-Jay, Exclusive, […]

Duration:00:59:00

Episode #567 – Atlantic Records, Pt. 7 – 1954, Pt. 1

3/14/2021
Air Week: March 15-21, 2021 Atlantic Records, Pt. 7 – 1954, Pt. 1 Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when there were many great, small indie labels being born. What gave Atlantic the advantage over Specialty, Chess, Modern, Vee-Jay, Exclusive, […]

Duration:00:58:59