Archive for March, 2008

20th March
written by Matt The Cat

Tonight’s show features a Top 50 countdown of a record survey from Buddy Deane’s Baltimore TV show from this week in 1958. Buddy Deane was the “Dick Clark” of Baltimore/DC and hosted a daily teen dance show on Channel 13, WJZ from 1957-1964. We’ll be countin’ ’em down beginning at 8pm ET – 5pm PT. Some of these songs receive very little airplay as they were regional hits in Baltimore, so you should hear a few that you’ve never heard before.


14th March
written by Matt The Cat

Rhythm & Blues Drinking Songs

Part 2

Harlem just can’t be satisfied. We’re still thirsty for some Whiskey, Gin & Wine, so we’re headin’ back to the bar, pub and juke joint for some more Rhythm & Blues Drinking Songs. This week, you’ll hear a new set of drinkin’ songs from Wynonie “Mr. Blues” Harris, Stick McGhee, The Clovers, Big Jay McNeely and many many more. Harlem’s philosophy: What’s the use of getting sober, when you’re only gonna get drunk again?

Harlem Airs on The 50s on 5:
Monday, 3/17 at 1pm over a juke joint in Mississippi
Tuesday night 3/18 at 9pm over a dive in LA and midnight over a pub in Boston
Friday 3/21 at 6pm over a gin mill in Baltimore

Sunday 3/23 at 11am for the morning after

Who drank my beer, while I was in the rear?

7th March
written by Matt The Cat
“Baby don’t take my whiskey away from me” -Wynonie “Mr. Blues” Harris
“I’m drinking wine spoo-dee-o-dee, drinking wine BAAAP BAAAAP” -Stick McGhee
“One Mint Julep was the cause of it all” -The Clovers
Rhythm & Blues Drinking Songs Part 1

Harlem bellies up to the bar for one bourbon, one scotch, one beer and a whole bucket-load of early 50s rhythm and blues DRINKING SONGS!!

Harlem will be loaded on a XM radio near you:
Monday Afternoon 3/10 @ 1pm over pubs in NYC
Tuesday Night 3/11 @ 9pm at the Barrelhouse in LA and Midnight at Ol’ Devil Moon in NYC
Friday Night 3/14 @ 6pm on the floor of T’s pub in Boston
Sunday Morning 3/16 @ 11am passed out on a bench in Philly

Don’t miss PART 2 next week. Harlem: Still Drunk!