Archive for December, 2005

11th December
written by Matt The Cat
The Women Of HARLEM

This week HARLEM dedicates an entire hour to those women of rhythm and blues that changed the world. Their names are legendary and so is their music. You’ll hear Ruth Brown, Ann Cole, LaVern Baker, Sister Wynona Carr, Big Mama Thorton and Hadda Brooks, just to name a few. These women mean business and they’re gonna show Matt The Cat a thing or two about livin’, lovin’ and drinkin’. Watch out.

Harlem Airs on The 50s on 5:
Monday 12/12 @ 1pm EST
Tuesday 12/13 @ 9pm over LA & Midnight over NYC
Friday 12/16 @ 6pm EST
Sunday 12/18 @ 11am

9th December
written by Matt The Cat

Your weekend begins at 7pm ET / 4pm PT with the start of the Friday Night Prowl Show!

The Friday Night Cat Fight happens at 10pm ET and YOU, Night Prowlers will get to decide the winner per usual.

Sonny Till of the Orioles died on this day in 1981, so I’ll be doing a little featurette on one of the greatest voice in doo wop history.

Tomorrow marks the 38th Anniversary of the plane crash that killed the great Otis Redding (The Big O), so I’ll definitely pay tribute to one of the most soulful men ever to live.

You’re requests and dedications at 1-866-267-0346.

Have a groovy weekend and don’t let the Christmas season drive you crazy like it does me. I believe I have finished my Christmas shopping for the year and that makes me happy. Now, I just have to worry about whether or not all the gifts will be delivered in time. Oh Mercy!

Tis the season for NOGGIN’! So get that nog and dig on some nutmeg and get down to the sound that’s all around, coming down from the Satellite!

5th December
written by Matt The Cat

Little Richard turns 70!
The “Wildman Of Rock n’ Roll” turns 70 today and your furry leader, Matt The Cat is going to give him the kind of radio celebration he deserves. As one of the innovators of rock n’ roll, we probably wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for the energy of his 1950s records as well as all the risks he took along the way. Let’s also not forget that Richad had one of the tightest bands in rock history backin’ him up. Dig that frantic sounds of the true KING of rock n’ roll, tonight on the Night Prowl Show.
Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon turned 65 on Sunday, December 4th. Don’t worry, I won’t forget about my fellow Bostonian tonight on the show.