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Episode #559 – 1951: Jukebox Rhythm Review, Pt. 2

Air Week: January 18-24, 2021

1951: Jukebox Rhythm Review, Pt. 2


This week, the jukebox is in the spotlight as Matt The Cat takes you back 70 years and highlights the top jukebox hits of the second half of 1951. You’ll hear a lot more than just the big #1 R&B hits this week as we dig deep into the jukebox lists to feature seldom heard tunes by Johnny Hodges, Dinah Washington and Jimmy Nelson. These are the top requested records that were spinning on the jukebox in the back of the establishment. It’s part 2 of 2 on the 1951 Rhythm Review on the “Juke In The Back.”

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Episode #558 – 1951: Jukebox Rhythm Review, Pt. 1

Air Week: January 11-17, 2021

1951: Jukebox Rhythm Review, Part 1

This week, the jukebox is in the spotlight as Matt The Cat takes you back 64 years and highlights the top jukebox hits of the first half of 1951.  You’ll hear a lot more than just the big #1 R&B hits this week as we dig deep into the jukebox lists to feature seldom heard tunes by Margie Day, Ray Charles and Lloyd Glenn.  These are the top requested records that were spinning on the jukebox in the back of the establishment.  It’s part 1 of 2 on the 1951 Rhythm Review on the “Juke In The Back.”

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Juke In The Back Promo

1940s & ’50s Rhythm & Blues

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, 70 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.”

Juke In The Back: Demo The Show

 

Click below to hear a demo episode of “Juke In The Back.”