Archive for July, 2007

12th July
written by Matt The Cat
This week Billy Vera co-hosts as Harlem features…

The Savoy Records Story

Savoy Records is primarily known as a jazz label (with such artists as Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus and Lester Young on its roster), however, Savoy made quite a contribution to 1950s R&B; and Rock n’ Roll as well. This week, music historian, singer and all around groovy guy, Billy Vera co-hosts the show with Matt The Cat to bring you the amazing story behind the story of this legendary record label.

Catch Harlem on the 50s on 5:
Monday 7/16 @ 1pm over Newark, NJ, where Savoy Records was founded.
Tuesday 7/17 @ 9pm over Dolphins of Hollywood and Midnight over Times Square Records
Friday 7/20 @ 6pm over Augusta, GA
Sunday 7/22 @ 11am over Charlotte, NC

9th July
written by Matt The Cat
West Coast Doo Wop Wednesday (7/11/07)

Author, record collector, R&B; enthusiast and all around groovy guy, Steve Propes returns to the Night Prowl Show to talk about some of the great West Coast R&B; Vocal Groups on West Coast Doo Wop Wednesday! Make sure you are tuned in at 5pm PT for the inside story on Richard Berry, Jesse Belvin, The Barons, The Penguins and many more.
9th July
written by Matt The Cat
One of the forgotten LEGENDS OF RHYTHM & BLUES:

Larry Darnell was the biggest R&B; artist of 1950 and the top selling artist of all time for Regal Records, but you’d never know it today. By the end of the 1950s, his flame of popularity had virtually blown out, but back at the beginning of the decade it was burning strong and bright. This week, I’m going to set the record straight and bring Larry Darnell back to glory days by spotlighting some of his greatest records from 1949’s immortal “I’ll Get Along Somehow” to 1957’s “Ramblin’ Man”. Don’t miss a single tear drop with Larry Darnell, a true R&B; legend on HARLEM with Matt The Cat.

Harlem Airs at:
Monday @ 1pm EST
Tuesday Night @ 9pm PST & Midnight EST
Friday @ 6pm EST
Sunday @ 11am EST