Archive for May, 2008

10th May
written by Matt The Cat
LaVern Baker

She’s one of the first women of not only rhythm and blues, but also rock n’ roll. She began her career singing under the moniker “Little Miss Sharecropper” while cutting sides for Savoy Records. While recording for Atlantic Records, she scored numerous pop and R&B; hits including “Jim Dandy”, “Tweedlee Dee” and “I Cried A Tear”. We’re going to cue up some of her greatest R&B; records, this week on HARLEM.

Harlem airs on the 50s on 5:
Monday afternoon 5/12 @ 1pm over Baltimore
Tuesday night 5/13 @ 9pm over Central Ave in LA & midnight over Burlington, VT
Friday evening 5/16 @ 6pm over Revere, MA
Sunday morning 5/18 @ 11am over the Jersey Shore

6th May
written by Matt The Cat
Doo Wop Thursday

Featuring Dave Goddard Of The Aquatones!

This is a very special Doo Wop Thursday as we get the opportunity to speak to Dave Goddard, one of the founding members of Long Island’s own Aquatones. Dave will give us the story behind the story on the group from its beginnings to their smash hit “You” and beyond. “You” is a true Doo Wop classic and continues to make prowler’s top doo wop lists.

Along with The Aquatones, Doo Wop Thursday will of course feature your favorites from The Cadillacs, The Flamingos, The Moonglows, The Clovers, The Penguins and many more.


2nd May
written by Matt The Cat

Aladdin Records was formed by the Mesner Brother in Beverly Hills, CA back in 1945 and became one of the first independent labels to focus entirely on Black music. Aladdin was a trailblazing label in the fields of jazz, blues and rhythm & blues. At one time or another Charles Brown, Amos Milburn, Louis Jordan, Illinois Jacquet and Thurston Harris all recorded for this little label. This week Matt The Cat presents the story behind the story while he spins some of the most famous platters ever to be issued on Aladdin Records.

Harlem Airs On The 50s:
Monday 5/05 @ 1pm EST
Tuesday 5/06 @ 9pm Over LA – Midnight Over NYC
Friday 5/09 @ 6pm
Sunday 5/11 @ 11am