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At the end of the Second World War, economics forced the big bands to trim their once great size and thus, the Jump Blues combo was born. Between 1946-1954, rhythm and blues laid the tracks for what was to become Rock n’ Roll. So how come, nearly 60 years later, this vibrant and influential music is still so unknown to so many?

At the end of the Second World War, economics forced the big bands to trim their once great size and thus, the Jump Blues combo was born. Between 1946-1954, rhythm and blues laid the tracks for what was to become Rock n’ Roll. So how come, nearly 60 years later, this vibrant and influential music is still so unknown to so many?
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At the end of the Second World War, economics forced the big bands to trim their once great size and thus, the Jump Blues combo was born. Between 1946-1954, rhythm and blues laid the tracks for what was to become Rock n’ Roll. So how come, nearly 60 years later, this vibrant and influential music is still so unknown to so many?

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Episodes

#397 – Ike Turner

12/10/2017
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Air Week: December 11-17, 2017 Ike Turner One of Rhythm & Blues’ greatest innovators was also one of its most notorious personalities. Ike Turner was born in the same place that the blues was born, in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in Clarksdale in 1931. He learned boogie woogie piano was the legendary Pinetop […]

Duration: 00:58:59


Episode #396 – Johnny Ace

12/3/2017
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Air Week: December 4-10, 2017 Johnny Ace He is often called the “first casualty of rock n’ roll,” since his life was brought to a controversial end just as rock n’ roll was picking up steam in the mainstream, but Johnny Ace’s demise does not overshadow his impressive, yet short career. This week’s “Juke In […]

Duration: 00:58:59


Episode #395 – The Cardinals

11/26/2017
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Air Week: November 27-December 3, 2017 The Cardinals The Cardinals only scored 3 R&B hits, but all 3 made the top ten and are considered classics today. The group formed in Baltimore in late 1946 and came to the attention of Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson, co-founders of Atlantic Records in very early 1951. They […]

Duration: 00:58:59


Episode #394 – Roy Brown

11/19/2017
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Air Week: November 20-26, 2017 Roy Brown Roy Brown was one of early R&B’s undisputed blues shouters. He burst on the scene in 1947 with the original recording of “Good Rockin’ Tonight,” which would become a rock n’ roll and blues classic when covered by Wynonie Harris, Elvis Presley and countless others. He managed to […]

Duration: 00:58:59


Episode #393 – Little Caesar

11/12/2017
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Air Week: November 13-19, 2017 Little Caesar Today Harry “Little” Caesar is best remembered as an actor from movies and TV and the voice behind 1952’s “Goodbye Baby,” one of the strangest R&B hits of all-time. But the story of Little Caesar and his slow rise to fame is one of American folklore. He was […]

Duration: 00:58:59


Episode #392 – Fats Domino, Pt. 2 – 1953-55

11/5/2017
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Air Week: November 6-12, 2017 Fats Domino, Pt. 2 – 1953-55 The Juke In The Back is proud to feature Fats Domino, who passed away on October 24th at the age of 89. He was one of the most influential and popular recording stars of both Rhythm & Blues and Rock n Roll music. Fats […]

Duration: 00:58:59


Episode #391 – Fats Domino, Pt. 1 – 1950-53

10/29/2017
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Air Week: October 30-November 5, 2015 Fats Domino, Pt. 1 – 1950-53 The “Juke In The Back” is proud to feature Fats Domino, who passed away on October 24th at the age of 89. He was one of the most influential and popular recording stars of both Rhythm & Blues and Rock n’ Roll music. […]

Duration: 00:59:00


Episode #390 – Halloween Rhythm & Blues

10/22/2017
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Air Week: October 23-29, 2017 Halloween Rhythm & Blues Matt The Cat experiences some paranormal rhythms coming out of his “Juke In The Back” as we celebrate the truly spooky, sinister and down-right crazy sounds of a vintage rhythm & blues Halloween. Eugene Fox meets the devil, The Hollywood Flames take us to Frankenstein’s Den […]

Duration: 00:58:59


Episode #389 – Ray Charles, Pt. 4 – 1957-58

10/15/2017
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Air Week: October 16-22, 2017 Ray Charles, Pt. 4: 1957-58 This week, the “Juke In The Back” presents the final part of a 4 part feature on the early musical career of the great, Ray Charles, which will cover 1948-58. In part 4, we’ll dig on the A and B sides of every Ray Charles […]

Duration: 00:59:00


Episode #388 – Ray Charles, Pt. 3 – 1954-57

10/8/2017
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Air Week: October 9-15, 2017 Ray Charles, Pt. 3 – 1954-57 This week, the “Juke In The Back” presents part 3 of a 4 part feature on the early musical career of the great, Ray Charles, which will cover 1948-58. In part 3, we look at every one of Ray’s Atlantic single releases from December, […]

Duration: 00:58:59


Episode #387 – Ray Charles, Pt. 2 – 1952-54

10/2/2017
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Air Week: October 2-8, 2017 Ray Charles, Pt. 2: 1952-54 This week, the “Juke In The Back” presents part 2 of a four part feature on the early musical career of the great, Ray Charles, which will cover 1948-58. We pick Ray’s musical story up in 1952, just as Atlantic Record acquires his recording contract […]

Duration: 00:58:59


Juke In The Back #386 – Ray Charles, Pt. 1 – 1948-52

9/24/2017
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Air Week: September 25-October 1, 2017 Ray Charles, Pt. 1: 1948-1952 This week, the “Juke In The Back” begins a four part feature on the early musical career of the great, Ray Charles, which will cover 1948-58. Born in poverty during The Great Depression, the young Ray Charles Robinson overcame the tragedy of losing his […]

Duration: 00:58:59


Episode #385 – The Spiders

9/17/2017
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Air Week: September 18-24, 2017 The Spiders New Orleans is not known for its R&B vocal groups. In a city where jazz, blues and zydeco thrive, one vocal group rose to the top: The Spiders. In two short years, the Spiders landed enduring hits like “I Didn’t Want To Do It,” “I’m Slippin’ In” and […]

Duration: 00:58:59


Episode #384 – The Flamingos, Pt. 3 – 1957-59

9/10/2017
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Air Week: September 11-17, 2017 The Flamingos, Pt. 3 – 1957-59 Terry Johnson of The Flamingos joins Matt The Cat this week as the “Juke In The Back” jumps and grooves with part three of our three part feature on The Flamingos, one of the most influential and best remembered vocal groups of the 1950s. […]

Duration: 00:58:59


Episode #383 – The Flamingos, Pt. 2 – 1954-56

9/3/2017
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Air Week: September 4-10, 2017 The Flamingos, Pt. 2 – 1954-56 The “Juke In The Back” jumps and grooves this week as Matt The Cat presents part 2 of a three part feature on The Flamingos, one of the most influential and best remembered vocal groups of the 1950s. In part two, we’ll dig on […]

Duration: 00:58:59


Episode #382 – The Flamingos, Pt. 1 – 1953-54

8/27/2017
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Air Week; August 28-September 3, 2017 The Flamingos, Pt. 1 – 1953-54 The “Juke In The Back” jumps and grooves this week as Matt The Cat begins a 3 part feature on The Flamingos, one of the most influential and best remembered vocal groups of the 1950s. In part one, we’ll dig on both sides […]

Duration: 00:59:00


Episode #381 – Sam Cooke

8/20/2017
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Air Week: August 21-27, 2017 Sam Cooke The “Juke In The Back” features a full hour of Sam Cooke, one of the distinctive and expressive voices ever pressed in wax. Cooke’s early period singing gospel with the renowned Soul Stirrers is often cited, but hardly ever featured. Matt The Cat focuses on Sam Cooke’s early […]

Duration: 00:59:00


Episode #380 – Elvis’ R&B Influences

8/13/2017
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Air Week: August 14-20, 2017 Elvis’ Rhythm & Blues Influences 40 years ago this week, we lost the “King Of Rock n’ Roll. Much has been written about Elvis’ enormous impact and popularity over the years, but it’s almost impossible to overstate the cultural shift that took place as he rose to fame in 1956. […]

Duration: 00:59:00


Episode #379 – Jimmy Witherspoon, Pt. 2 – 1950-56

8/6/2017
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Air Week: August 7-13, 2017 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 #378 – Jimmy Witherspoon, Pt. 1 – 1945-50

7/30/2017
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Air Week: July 31-August 6, 2017 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 […]

Duration: 00:58:59

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