Juke In The Back

Matt The Cat presents the soul that came before rock and roll: 1950s rhythm and blues. Each week, this underrated and rollicking music plays on that old Rockola Jukebox in the back. If you wanted to hear rhythm & blues during the 1950s, you couldn’t get it from the juke box in the front. No, no! In order to hear that glorious, down and dirty R&B, you had to go to the low-lit, spit-shined “Juke In The Back.” These songs are the building blocks of rock n’ roll. These are the records that inspired Elvis and single-handedly led to the rock n’ roll explosion of the mid-1950s. Big Joe Turner, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Ruth Brown, Ray Charles, Wynonie Harris, LaVern Baker, Roy Brown, Joe Liggins, Professor Longhair and many more take center stage on The Juke In The Back. Matt The Cat hosted a similar program on XM Satellite Radio called “Harlem” and now he brings this great music and information back to radio.

http://www.jukeintheback.org

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 59m. Bisher sind 295 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 12 days 1 hour 6 minutes

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Episode #599 – Spooky Halloween Rhythm & Blues


Air Week: October 25-31, 2021 Spooky Halloween Rhythm & Blues This week, the ol’ Rockola Jukebox is haunted by a strange spirit of rhythm & ghouls. Where is Matt The Cat? We don’t know, but the spirit tells us he will return next week. In his absence,


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Episode #598 – Dinah Washington, Pt. 5 – 1954-59


Air Week: October 18-24, 2021 Dinah Washington, Pt. 5 – 1954-59 Dinah Washington was more than just the “Queen of The Jukeboxes,” “Queen Of The Blues” and any other prestigious but vacant title you could pin on her. Dinah was the real deal.


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Episode #597 – Dinah Washington, Pt. 4 – 1951-53


Air Week: October 11-17, 2021 Dinah Washington, Pt. 4 – 1951-53 Dinah Washington was more than just the “Queen of The Jukeboxes,” “Queen Of The Blues” and any other prestigious but vacant title you could pin on her. Dinah was the real deal.


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Episode #596 – Dinah Washington, Pt. 3 – 1950-51


Air Week: October 4-10, 2021 Dinah Washington, Pt. 3 – 1950-51 Dinah Washington was more than just the “Queen of The Jukeboxes,” “Queen Of The Blues” and any other prestigious but vacant title you could pin on her. Dinah was the real deal.


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Episode #595 – Dinah Washington, Pt. 2 – 1947-49


Air Week: September 27-October 3, 2021 Dinah Washington, Pt. 2 – 1947-49 Dinah Washington was more than just the “Queen of The Jukeboxes,” “Queen Of The Blues” and any other prestigious but vacant title you could pin on her. Dinah was the real deal.


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Episode #594 – Dinah Washington, Pt. 1 – 1943-46


Air Week: September 20-26, 2021 Dinah Washington, Pt. 1 – 1943-46 Dinah Washington was more than just the “Queen of The Jukeboxes,” “Queen Of The Blues” and any other prestigious but vacant title you could pin on her. Dinah was the real deal.


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 2021-09-19  59m
 
 

Episode #593 – Ike Turner


Air Week: September 13-19, 2021 Ike Turner  One of Rhythm & Blues’ greatest innovators was also one of its most notorious personalities. Ike Turner was born in the same place that the blues was born, in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in Clarksdale ...


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 2021-09-13  59m
 
 

Episode #592 – The Moonglows, Pt. 2 – 1956-61


Air Week: September 6-12, 2021 The Moonglows, Pt. 2 – 1956-61 Much has been written about the great R&B vocal groups of the 1950s. Many of the classic groups were either great musicians and vocalists and never had the recognition or record sales to bac...


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 2021-09-05  59m
 
 

Episode #591 – The Moonglows, Pt. 1 – 1953-55


Air Week: August 30-September 5, 2021 The Moonglows, Pt. 1 – 1953-55 Much has been written about the great R&B vocal groups of the 1950s. Many of the classic groups were either great musicians and vocalists and never had the recognition or record sales...


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 2021-08-29  59m
 
 

Episode #590 – Sun Records and R&B, Pt. 2 – 1954-55


Air Week: August 23-29, 2021 Sun Records and R&B, Pt. 2 – 1954-55 On Part 2 of “Juke In The Back”‘s 2 part series on Sun Records’ early R&B releases, Matt The Cat spotlights 1954 and ’55. This was the most important year and a half in Sun’s history.


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 2021-08-22  59m