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.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 59m. Bisher sind 290 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 11 days 20 hours 11 minutes

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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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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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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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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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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
 
 

Episode #589 – Sun Records and R&B, Pt. 1 – 1952-53


Air Week: August 16-22, 2021 Sun Records and R&B, Pt. 1 – 1952-53 This week, the “Juke In The Back” salutes the most influential and important record label of all-time, Sun Records. Sam Phillips started the legendary label in Memphis, TN in March,


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 2021-08-15  59m
 
 

Episode #588 – Arthur Lee Maye & The Crowns


Air Week: August 9-15, 2021 Arthur Lee Maye & The Crowns Arthur Lee Maye did something that few had ever done. He concurrently had a career as a R&B singer, leading the LA-based group Arthur Lee Maye & The Crowns while also playing minor and major leag...


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 2021-08-08  59m
 
 

Episode #587 – R.I.P. Willie Winfield of The Harptones


Air Week: August 2-8, 2021 R.I.P. Willie Winfield of The Harptones On July 27th, we lost the amazing, soaring tenor of The Harptones’ Willie Winfield. The Harptones never had a national hit record, yet they are arguably the finest vocal group to come o...


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 2021-08-01  59m
 
 

episode 586: Juke In The Back #586 - The (original R&B) Diamonds


Air Week: July 26-August 1, 2021 The (original R&B) Diamonds The “Juke In The Back” takes a look at one of New York’s greatest, but almost unheard of R&B vocal groups: The Diamonds.  They only got 3 singles released by Atlantic Records during 1952 and ...


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 2021-07-25  58m
 
 

Episode #585 – Chuck Berry, Pt. 3 – 1958


Air Week: July 19-25, 2021 Chuck Berry, Part 3 – 1958 Chuck Berry has been called the “Father of Rock n’ Roll” and with good reason. He took the blues of T-Bone Walker and B.B. King, the guitar riffs of Carl Hogan and mixed it with the fiddle and Weste...


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 2021-07-18  59m