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 #318 – Specialty Records, Pt. 1

Air Week: June 6-12, 2016

Specialty Records Pt. 1

This week, the “Juke In The Back” is full of old records from one of the greatest record labels of all-time, Specialty Records.  Art Rupe started the label in 1944 as Juke Box Records.  Part 1 of this multi-part feature will focus on Specialty’s early years, featuring not only the enormous hits from Roy Milton & His Solid Senders, Jimmy Liggins, Camille Howard and Joe Liggins, but also the lesser known releases by The Sepia Tones, The Blues Woman, Big Maceo and more.  Find out how this great label began on this week’s “Juke In The Back” with Matt The Cat.



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