Archive for January, 2007

25th January
written by Matt The Cat

This week Harlem heads to the “cradle of rhythm and blues”…CHICAGO!
South Michigan Avenue, home of

CHESS and Vee Jay Records and some of the greatest R&B; and Blues of all time. Matt The Cat digs up some groovy sides by the likes of Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Bo Diddley and The Moonglows. Don’t miss CHICAGO RHYTHM & BLUES, this week on HARLEM!!

HARLEM Airs on the 50 on 5:
Monday 1/29 @ 1pm EST
Tuesday Night 1/30 @ 9pm PST and 11pm in Chicago
Friday Night 2/2 @ 6pm EST
Sunday Morning 2/4 @ 11am EST and 10am in The Windy City

23rd January
written by Matt The Cat

I found some beauts this weekend at a local record show. Check out these nice 78 RPM labels.

I’m on a quest to collect all 12 of the Cardinals 78s released by Atlantic between 1952-1956. This weekend I found “Off Shore” b/w “Choo Choo”. For anyone keeping track, that makes 6 Cardinals 78s to date. The epic search continues. I also found 78s by Ruth Brown, The Clovers and Big Joe Turner’s first release for Atlantic. It was a good weekend.

19th January
written by Matt The Cat
The Soul That Came BEFORE Rock n’ Roll is on


This week HARLEM features sequel songs and answer records from the early days of rhythm and blues. You’ll hear the complete “Annie” trilogy from Hank Ballard and The Midnighters as well as the answer records to Jackie Brenston’s “Rocket 88” and Big Mama Thorton’s “Hound Dog”. Matt The Cat digs through racks and stacks of hot wax trax in order to bring you a full show of nothing but answer records and sequel songs, this week on HARLEM.

Harlem Airs on XM5:
Monday Afternoon 1/22 @ 1pm over NYC
Tuesday Night 1/23 @ 9pm PST and Midnight EST
Friday Evening 1/26 @ 6pm over Jersey City
Sunday Morning 1/28 @ 11am over Boston