Archive for April, 2010

9th April
written by Matt The Cat

“I’m A Fool To Care”

This week’s Cat Fight is a 3-way over the Ted Daffan tune, “I’m A Fool To Care.” Facing off this week are 2 versions from 1954 by Anna Marie & The Stardusters (better known as Abbey Lincoln) and Philly’s own Castelles. They are up against the biggest hit of the tune in the rock era by Joe Barry from 1961. And for good measure, I’m also throwing in Les Paul and Mary Ford’s top 10 hit version also from ’54.

The show also focuses on mostly doo wop songs that vocalize the sound of bells ringing. Sound crazy? It is, but you’ve got to hear it to believe it! So listen to the hour long show, vote and dig, baby! This is the “world famous” Friday Night Cat Fight Show!

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***Now that the Baseball season is finally underway, catch last year’s 2 hour + FNCF Podcast on Baseball. Listen here!

5th April
written by Matt The Cat

I’m Flyin’ In The Rocket!

 Rock-it Radio Online

 Great news!  Beginning later this week, The Friday Night Cat Fight Podcast will also be heard over!  I am very pleased, proud and honored to be able to present my weekly podcast on the internet’s premiere place for oldies radio, Rock-It Radio! 

Each show will still appear first on and the addition of the Rock-It Radio audience will offer great exposure for what I do.  Please check out Rock-It’s great line-up of DJs and shows.  Some of these jocks should sound familiar to you.  Cool Bobby B’s show can be heard every week on Rock-It Radio, so if you’ve cancelled your XM, this is a great way to still catch the “king of the cowbell,” Cool Bobby B.  Also, remember when author Steve Propes used to come on my Doo Wop West Coast Wednesday shows?  Well, he’s got a fantastic 45s show on Rock-It.  Also, Rick Ward and Judy The Beauty, who used to call into my Night Prowl Show all the time have a wonderful show as well as Lane Quigley, Bill Green and some great rockabilly shows from Trevor Highland and Jackie Bond.  There’s so much more great programming on Rock-It Radio, that I can’t mention it all here, so go on over to and check it out, sign up for their weekly newsletter AND buy some of the great classic DJ airchecks that they have for sale. 

So as you can see, Rock-It Radio is a great place for me and my Cat Fight Show. They are non-profit and dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the music we all love!  BLAST OFF!


2nd April
written by Matt The Cat

“I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town”

This week’s show contains a massive FOUR-WAY Cat Fight over the tune, “I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town.” In contention will be Louis Jordan’s original 1941 version vs. Billy Ward & The Dominoes fantastic 1954 version feature Jackie Wilson on lead, Mel Torme’s tribute to Count Basie with his rendition and finally Ray Charles’ great Quincy Jones’ arrangement from 1961. Please listen to all four versions before voting for the ONE you DIG the MOST!

Also on this week’s program, some forgotten cowboy songs, Roy Orbison’s humble beginning and the history of “Ooby Dooby” with interview snippets from Roy himself and his old buddy Sonny Burgess, Guitar Slim on Atco and a whole lot more!

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