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 #319 – Specialty Records, Pt. 2

Air Week: June 13-19, 2016

Specialty Records Pt. 2

This week, the “Juke In The Back” is jumpin’ with records all hailing from the Specialty Label out of LA on part 2 of The Specialty Records Story.  Matt The Cat digs up some gems from Specialty’s golden period of 1950-53 from Roy Milton & His Solid Senders, Lloyd Price, Jesse & Marvin, Percy Mayfield and gospel group, The Swan Silvertones.  Lloyd Price even drops by the “Juke” to tell us how he first met Specialty owner Art Rupe and how “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” came to be recorded.  Matt The Cat wraps up his series on Specialty Records next week, so dig it while the diggin’s good. 



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