Archive for June, 2007

15th June
written by Matt The Cat

Roy Brown wrote and recorded the original “Good Rockin’ Tonight” for De-Lux Records in 1947. He had the biggest selling R&B; record of 1950 with “Hard Luck Blues” and recorded the original “Let The Four Winds Blow” before Fats Domino got his hands on it. This week HARLEM pays respect to one of the true fathers of Rock n’ Roll. Roy Brown IS the soul that came before rock n’ roll. Roy Brown IS HARLEM, only on the 50s on 5.

Harlem Airs on the 50s on 5:
Monday Afternoon 6/18 @ 1pm EST
Tuesday Night 6/19 @ 9pm over LA – midnight over NYC
Friday Night 6/22 @ 6pm over NJ
Sunday Morning 6/24 @ 11am over Boston

7th June
written by Matt The Cat
Eddie Rich Of The Swallows Joins Matt The Cat

On Harlem

Eddie Rich, the original lead tenor of the Baltimore R&B; vocal group The Swallows joins Matt The Cat on this week’s Harlem. Eddie will share stories of how The Swallows got signed to King Records in 1951 as well as what it was like to tour the South during the 1950s. The Swallows are mostly remembered today for their risqué classic, “It Ain’t The Meat”, but there is so much more to this wonderful group. Matt the Cat uncovers the Swallows greatest recordings this week on Harlem.

Harlem Airs On The 50s on 5:
Monday 6/11 @ 1pm over Baltimore
Tuesday 6/12 @ 9pm over LA – Midnight over NYC
Friday 6/15 @ 6pm over Philly
Sunday @ 11am over Atlanta

5th June
written by Matt The Cat
Monday, June 11, 2007

By popular demand, Legendary Rockabilly Hero Jerry Naylor returns to the Night Prowl Show for another in-depth talk with Matt The Cat on the origins and influence of Rockabilly Music. Jerry knew everybody from Johnny Cash to Johnny Horton and he’ll share the story behind some of the greatest Rockabilly records of ALL TIME!

For more info on Jerry and to buy his “Rockabilly Legends” DVD and CDs, visit:

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The great Billy Vera has produced yet another amazing box set. The singer/songwriter/soul man/composer/producer’s latest is for Rhino Handmade and celebrates the 60th anniversary of Atlantic Records. “Atlantic Blues: 1949-1970” is an absolutely amazing set and Billy will jump onto the satellite to walk us through some of the greatest tracks, featuring Professor Longhair, Stick McGhee, T-Bone Walker and many more. Spend Bluesday Tuesday with Billy Vera on the Night Prowl Show and visit: on June 12 to purchase the box set.