Archive for January, 2008

16th January
written by Matt The Cat
Doo Wop Thursday
The Coasters

Doo Wop Thursday returns with a special focus on The Coasters. My guest will be James Ritz, who’s compiled a great 4 CD box set for Rhino Handmade called “There’s A Riot Going On: The Coasters On Atco”. Find out more about it by clicking on the Rhino Handmade website.

Along with The Coasters, we’ll also be highlighting great Doo Wop records by The Harptones, Jive Five, The Chantels, Lee Andrews & The Hearts, Five Keys and way too many groups to name. Join me at 4pm PT – 7pm ET for Doo Wop Thursday on The Night Prowl Show.

-Matt The Cat

10th January
written by Matt The Cat
Mr. Excitement
In the 1950s JACKIE WILSON had it all. His looks, his moves and his incredible voice shook the nation and helped to usher in the dawn of rock n’ roll. Where do you think Elvis got all those pelvic gyrations? He got ’em from JACKIE, man. Hear Jackie Wilson’s earth shaking beginnings as lead vocalist for the Dominoes through to his 1957 breakthrough and beyond. Look up “soul” in your dictionaries and sure enough you’ll find a picture of Jackie Wilson (and Bobby Bennett), because he was there when it all began and so was HARLEM on the 50s on 5.
Catch Harlem 5 times weekly on the 50s on 5:
Monday 1/14 @ 1pm over Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday 1/15 @ 9pm over LA & midnight over Medford, MA
Friday 1/18 @ 6pm over Baltimore, MD
Sunday 1/20 @ 11am over Harlem, NY
2nd January
written by Matt The Cat

This week’s Harlem is beyond words. That’s because it features a solid hour of rhythm & blues instrumentals. You’ll hear the LA honkers Big Jay McNeely and Joe Houston, pianists Ray Charles and Fats Domino and guitarist T-Bone Walker, just to name a few. You’ll be speechless with 1950s instrumental R&B; on Harlem.

HARLEM airs on the 50s on 5:
Monday 1/7 @ 1pm EST
Tuesday 1/8 @ 9pm over LA – Midnight over NYC
Friday 1/11 @ 6pm EST
Sunday 1/13 @ 11am EST

Keep on prowlin’, Cats n’ Kittens!

Matt The Cat