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Episode #320 – Specialty Records, Pt. 3

Air Week: June 20-26, 2016

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This is the third and final part of “Juke In The Back”‘s tribute to Specialty Records. This week, host Matt The Cat looks at Specialty’s hit-making heyday of 1953-56, featuring Marvin & Johnny, John Lee Hooker, Jesse Belvin and Little Richard! The label’s founder, Art Rupe was a major force in presenting rhythm & blues to the masses and introducing the world to Little Richard, who’s musical impact is still being felt today. The birth of Rock n’ Roll can be traced back to Specialty Records, find out why on the “Juke In The Back.”

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Episode #319 – Specialty Records, Pt. 2

Air Week: June 13-19, 2016

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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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Episode #318 – Specialty Records, Pt. 1

Air Week: June 6-12, 2016

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This week, the “Juke In The Back” is full of old records from one of the greatest record labels of all-time, Specialty Records.  Art Rupe started the label in 1944 as Juke Box Records.  Part 1 of this multi-part feature will focus on Specialty’s early years, featuring not only the enormous hits from Roy Milton & His Solid Senders, Jimmy Liggins, Camille Howard and Joe Liggins, but also the lesser known releases by The Sepia Tones, The Blues Woman, Big Maceo and more.  Find out how this great label began on this week’s “Juke In The Back” with Matt The Cat.

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