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Juke in the Back

Sep 27, 2022 12:00 AM â€“ 1:00 AM


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.”
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Juke in the Back
12:12 AM
Joe Morris - Lowe Groovin
Joe Morris Lowe Groovin
Timeless Jazz MERLIN - Audio Lotion Recordings 2015 Jazz
12:08 AM
Rollee McGill - There Goes That Train
Rollee McGill There Goes That Train
The Lonesome Whistle Vol. 2 Treasure Goldies 2013 Rock
12:05 AM
Charles Brown - I'll Always Be in Love with You
Charles Brown I'll Always Be in Love with You
Heavy Sugar: The Pure Essence of New Orleans R&B ORCHARD - Fantastic Voyage 2011 Blues
12:03 AM
Dolores Ware - Can't Eat, Can't Sleep
Dolores Ware Can't Eat, Can't Sleep
Rock'n Roll BNF Collection 1957 Rock
12:01 AM
Albert Ammons - Swanee River Boogie
Albert Ammons Swanee River Boogie
Saga Jazz: Boogie Woogie (Rockin' Roots Tracks) MERLIN - Saga 2003

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