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 #316 – 1956: Jukebox Rhythm Review, Pt. 2

Air Week: May 23-29, 2016

1956: Jukebox Rhythm Review, Pt. 2

The “Juke In The Back” puts the ol’ Rockola Jukebox front and center on this week’s program as we present part 2 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. This was the year that Elvis broke through and scored massive hits on the Pop, R&B and Country Charts. We’ll dig on the future King’s biggest record of the year as well as monster crossover hits by Bill Doggett and Little Willie John. Matt The Cat also spins tunes by B.B. King, Gus Jinkins, Otis Rush and Muddy Waters, that were solely R&B hits. So grab a nickel, 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. 




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