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Juke In The Back

Matt The Cat presents the soul that came before rock n’ 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.

Past Broadcasts

Date Links
July 21, 2024 – Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters
July 14, 2024 – Tommy Brown
July 7, 2024 – 4th of July R&B Picnic
June 30, 2024 – Rudy Toombs: R&B Songwriter
June 23, 2024 – Oscar McLollie
June 16, 2024 – Memphis Slim
June 9, 2024 – The Midnighters, Pt. 3 - The Annie Songs
June 2, 2024 – The Midnighters, Pt. 2 - 1954-56
May 26, 2024 – The Midnighters, Pt. 1 - 1952-54 (The Royals)