Archive for March, 2010

23rd March
2010
written by Matt The Cat

Prowlin’ On A New Shiny Blog

Able to change styli in a single bound

Yeeeehhhhaaaawwww!  I’ve decided to move my blog to a new home.  Please take a moment and update your blog favorites lists and subscribed RSS feeds.  The Prowlin’ With Matt The Cat Blog is now located at http://www.mattthecat.com/Blog2 and if you’d like to subscribe to the RSS feed, it’s now http://www.mattthecat.com/Blog2/?feed=rss2

Thankfully, all of my blog posts going waaaay back to June of 2005 have made the transition over to this new blog.  Nothing was lost.  Please take a moment to check out our new digs.

The Friday Night Cat Fight Radio Show Podcast still lives at its regular place.  Nothing else has changed on my website except for the address of my “Prowlin'” blog.

More blog posts are coming very soon. 

Thanks to everyone for your years of support. 

Soulfully,

Matt The Cat

 

12th March
2010
written by Matt The Cat

Friday Night Cat Fight Radio Show

“If You Need Me”

The Battle Of The Soul Titans

The soul classic “If You Need Me” was co-written by a young Wilson Pickett who had just recently left The Falcons. He sent a demo of the song to Atlantic in NY hoping to score a record deal. In a devastating blow, Atlantic gave the song to the already established Solomon Burke. Our friend, the legendary Lloyd Price stops in with some background information about this soul rumble. Both versions battled on the charts in 1963 and now both versions battle on The Friday Night Cat Fight Radio Show. But that’s not all. Soul titans Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke battle it out over 2 different Cat Fights this week. The 2nd one is over Solomon’s song, “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love.”

This week’s show also contains the evolution of a Buddy Holly classic, the musical inspirations of Frank Guida AND some Top 40 radio chaos. So listen, vote and dig The Friday Night Cat Fight Radio Show.

Click Here To Listen To The Cat Fight Podcast

5th March
2010
written by Matt The Cat

The History of

“Milk Cow Blues”

Do you ever wonder where classic songs come from? I do constantly. That’s a major reason why I’m tracing the interesting history of a true blues and rock n’ roll classic, “Milk Cow Blues.” On this week’s program, I trace this song’s evolution over NINE songs. However, only FIVE of those NINE are in contention in the Friday Night Cat Fight! Please pick your favorite and vote for it.

This week’s show also contains a rare record by character actor Jim Backus, one of Ray Charles’ spiritual influences, a tribute to Patsy Cline and a few “notes” on the Beat Generation. Listen, vote and dig, baby!

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