Archive for May, 2009

15th May
written by Matt The Cat

Elvis: Mystery Solved!

“Mystery Train ‘”

Elvis Presley : 58 Votes

Little Junior’s Blue Flames : 18 Votes

Elvis very decisively won The Friday Night Cat Fight with his 1955 interpretation of Junior Parker’s “Mystery Train.” Little Junior’s Blue Flames generated 18 votes for their original version, but it just wasn’t enough to beat the future “King.”

The Train Songs roll on. This week, I wrap up the train theme with the third and final installment. The show features great train songs by James Carr, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Leadbelly, John Fogerty and Tom Waits.

You’ll get the chance to vote for your favorite version of the classic “Night Train”. It will be interesting to see who takes home the gold this week. Listen to the show and vote by clicking the link below. Enjoy!

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8th May
written by Matt The Cat

The Burnette’s Keep A-Rollin’

“The Train Kept A-Rollin'”

Johnny Burnette Trio : 39 Votes

Tiny Bradshaw : 29 Votes

Aerosmith : 6 Votes

The Yardbirds : 4 Votes

Well, the Burnette brothers have done it again! The Prowlers overwhelmingly voted for the Rock n’ Roll Trio’s 1956 fuzz tone version of the classic Tiny Bradshaw tune, “The Train Kept A-Rollin'”.

This week, the Friday Night Cat Fight Show continues the “train” theme for part 2 of a 3 part series. The Delmore Brothers, Johnny Cash, Paul Butterfield, The Box Tops, Louis Jordan and so many more make the case for the train as metaphor for physical and spiritual movement.

AND, voice your choice for either Little Junior Parker’s original or Elvis Presley’s cover of the classic “Mystery Train” on this week’s Cat Fight competition.

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Thanks for continuing to spread the word about The Friday Night Cat Fight as it is getting bigger and bigger every week.

1st May
written by Matt The Cat

Dorsey Gets “Bertha Lou”

“Bertha Lou ”

Dorsey Burnette : 58 Votes

Clint Miller : 32 Votes

Both Dorsey and Clint rocked the hell outta “Bertha Lou”, but the Prowlers have chosen Dorsey’s original version of the song as their favorite!

This week’s Friday Night Cat Fight focuses on one of the most popular song themes, TRAIN SONGS! This show is only part one of a multi-part series on TRAIN SONGS and features great tunes from Johnny Cash, The Cardinals, Tom Waits, Rufus Thomas, Al Green and many more.

I also trace the history of the rock n’ roll classic, “The Train Kept A-Rollin’,” which was written by and originally recorded by Tiny Bradshaw in 1951. Tiny’s up against some of the greatest guitar solos in history as The Johnny Burnette Rock n’ Roll Trio (guitar: Paul Burlison), The Yardbirds (guitar: Jeff Beck) and Aerosmith (guitar: Joe Perry) all have a crack at it.

Click the link below to hear this week’s Cat Fight Show!

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