Archive for February 9th, 2008

9th February
written by Matt The Cat
Before he was Mr. Dynamite,
Before he was The Hardest Working Man In Show Business,
Before there was even Soul Music,
He was a great rhythm & blues singer…

The Late, Great

This week HARLEM takes a look at the birth of a true legend. James Brown’s career began in March of 1956 with the release of his first 45, “Please, Please, Please” b/w “Why Do You Do Me” (Federal 12256) and he never looked back. Matt The Cat is going to spin both the A and B sides of every JB single that Federal released in 1956 with the full story behind the story. These records are truly the building blocks of soul music. Please join us as we honor the late, great James Brown with a look at how he began his fantastic career.

Harlem Airs on the 50s on 5:
Monday 2/18 at 1pm EST
Tuesday 2/19 at 9pm PST – Midnight EST
Friday 2/22 at 6pm EST
Sunday 2/24 at 11am EST

9th February
written by Matt The Cat
Love Won, Lost & Unrequited

This week, Harlem features an entire hour full of rhythm & blues love songs. Whether it’s songs about love won, lost or unrequited, Harlem’s got it covered. Oh, and what would a love songs show during Valentine’s week be without plenty of songs about drinkin’, cheatin’ and gamblin’? We’ve got those too. So open up a bottle of Jack Daniel’s good ol’ Tennessee Whiskey, because this is going to be a long week, on Harlem.

Harlem Airs on The 50s on 5:
Monday 2/11 @ 1pm over NYC
Tuesday 2/12 @ 9pm PST / midnight EST
Friday 2/15 @ 6pm EST
Sunday 2/17 @ 11am EST

Drink up, you lovers!

Matt The Cat