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Episode #550 – Aladdin Records, Pt. 3 – 1953-55

Air Week: November 16-22, 2020

Aladdin Records, Pt. 3 – 1953-55

The “Juke In The Back” presents part 3 in our series on Aladdin Records, one of the most important independent labels of the pre-rock era. Part 3 focuses on 1953-55, just as Rock n’ Roll was beginning to enter the mainstream. Matt The Cat digs up a great variety of styles this week as vocal groups, raw Rhythm & Blues, jump instrumentals, drinking songs and ballads take center stage. We’ll dig on some hits and misses from Amos Milburn, The Five Keys, Chuck Higgins, Gene & Eunice and Shirley & Lee. We’ll also hear some great debut records from Bobby Marchan and Sonny Knight, who would go on to greater success on other labels. A few rare vocal group sides are also featured. Grab a handful of nickels, because this week the “Juke In The Back” is loaded with Aladdin Records sides out of Beverly Hills, CA. This is the final part in our 3 part series. 

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