Juke In The Back

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, 75 years later, this vibrant and influential music is still so unknown to so many? Matt The Cat is going to change that with the radio program, “Juke In The Back.” These were the records that you couldn’t hear on the jukebox in the front of the establishment. To hear all this great 1950s rhythm & blues, you had to go to “Juke In The Back.”



Episode #315 – 1956: Jukebox Rhythm Review, Pt. 1

Air Week: May 16-22, 2016

1956: Jukebox Rhythm Review, Pt. 1

The “Juke In The Back” puts the ol’ Rockola Jukebox front and center on this week’s program as we present part 1 of a 2 part feature on the biggest jukebox jivers from 1956. It was the first full year of Rock n’ Roll Music crossing over from its Rhythm & Blues roots into mainstream Pop Culture. The line between R&B and Pop was getting more and more blurred, but there were still many records that Black audiences were dancing and romancing to, that were not heard at all by White audiences. We’ll hear a few of those on this week’s program from big artists such as Muddy Waters, Ruth Brown and Little Walter. We’ll also dig on some certified crossover hits from Chuck Berry, The El Dorados, The Platters and The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon. So grab a nickle, grab a dime and let’s make some time with the top jukebox spinners from the first half of 1956 on this week’s Jukebox Rhythm Review with host Matt The Cat. 



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