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 #580 – The Story of Deacon Jones & Fanny Brown

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 own songs, as in Louis Jordan’s “Deacon Jones” and Roy Brown’s “Miss Fanny Brown.” We’ll hear about the trials and tribulations of the deacon in Lucky Millinder’s “Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well” with Wynonie Harris as well as the sequel, “I Know Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well” from Bull Moose Jackson. Roy Brown had a real affection for Miss Fanny Brown as no one sang about her more than Roy did. Matt The Cat gets the story behind the story on these two R&B mainstays on the Juke In The Back.



 2021-06-13  59m