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Saturday, October 29, 2005


It's gonna be spooooooooooooky...

The Annual
Tune in, if you dare, for some spooky and down right eerie Halloween songs, classic horror stories, teenage tragedy songs AND YOUR GHOST STORIES! If you've had a supernatural or just plain eeire experience, tell America, Monday Night on the Night Prowl Show.
Remember, it's OK if a black cat crosses your XM Radio signal. Just as long as he's prowlin'.

HARLEM: Week Of 10/31/05

Part 1
Syd Nathan launched KING RECORDS in 1944 as a country & western label in his native Cincinnati. He controlled every aspect of the business from recording, record pressing, album jacket printing and even distribution. He got into the R&B market in 1947 with the signing of Bull Moose Jackson. For the next 2 weeks, Matt The Cat digs deep into the satellite vaults to feature the hit, misses and influence of this "king of all labels". There will be vocal group sounds from The Midnighters, The Swallows, The Dominoes and the "5" Royales as well as down-home R&B from Bull Moose, James Brown, Little Willie John and Freddy King. This is part 1 of a 2 part special on The King Records Story.

Harlem Airs on the 50s on 5:
Monday 10/31 @ 1pm EST
Tuesday 11/1 @ 9pm PST and midnight EST
Friday 11/4 @ 6pm EST
Sunday 11/6 @ 11am EST

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Friday, October 28, 2005

Wild Weekend

Time for another
Wild Weekend

The Friday Night Cat Fight returns to the Night Prowl at 10pm EST - 7pm PST as 2 cats battle it out over the same song. Only you, Night Prowlers, can decide which is the hepper cat.

Daddy Dave's Hollywood Diner follows the Night Prowl at 11pm EST.

Don't forget! Sunday at 2am EST, we FALL BACK an hour as Daylight Savings Time ends and we return to Standard Time.

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New Harlem Show on The King Records Story (pt. 1) begins on Monday 10/31 at 1pm EST.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

HARLEM: Week Of 10/24/05

Harlem is GOING...GOING....GONE!!!

Rhythm & Blues Baseball Songs

In 1947, Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby injected hope into the hearts of millions of Americans as they broke down the colour-barrier in major league baseball. This joy is reflected in the rhythm and blues music that emerged. This week, Matt The Cat takes you out to the ol' ballgame with stacks of hot wax celebrating America's great pastime. Celebrate XM's coverage of MLB's Fall Classic (The World Series) with HARLEM on the 50s on 5.

Harlem airs on the 50s on 5:
Monday 10/24 @ 1pm over Fenway Park
Tuesday 10/25 @ 9pm over Dodger Stadium & Midnight over Shea Stadium
Friday 10/28 @ 6pm over Ebbets Field
Sunday 10/30 @ 11am over Turner Field in Atlanta

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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Thursday Night

Rockabilly Thursday

Rockabilly Thursday returns in honor of Wanda Jackson's 68th birthday. You'll hear from Wanda, Johnny Burnette, Ricky Nelson, Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran and so many more rockabilly legends.

The Night Prowl Show
4pm PST - 7pm EST
XM Radio's 50s on 5

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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Bluesday Tuesday

The Shakespeare Of Rock n' Roll Turns 79

The Night Prowl Show is proud to honor one of the father's of Rock n' Roll on a special Bluesday Tuesday edition of the show. As Chuck turns 79, we'll look back on some of his biggest hits and lesser known classics as well as airing some live recordings from his 1956 appearance on Alan Freed's Rock n' Roll Dance Party.

7pm East - 4pm West

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HARLEM: Week of 10/17/05

Cruise The Streets of Harlem with:


By 1955, it was very UNCOOL to name your vocal group after a bird or a flower. Why? Well, because the most successful doo wop/R&B group in the land was named after a car. Thus, the beginning of the car naming trend. The Cadillacs made history when "SPEEDO" not only became a huge top 3 R&B hit in '55, but also made it to an impressive and virtually unheard of #17 crossover on the Pop lists. This week Matt The Cat will dig up some Cadillacs spare parts, so we can cruise in style. Only on HARLEM, The 50s on 5.

HARLEM airs on XM5:
Monday 10/17 @ 1pm over Harlem, NY
Tuesday Night 10/18 @ 9pm over LA / Midnight over NY
Friday 10/21 @ 6pm over Newark, NJ
Sunday morning 10/23 @ 11am over MattTheCatachusetts

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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Thursday Night

Alley Sounds

Rare Records Heard ONLY In The Back Alleys

Special Guest Host: Long Island Bob

Bob is blasting into space to join Matt The Cat for a feast of rare records that you NEVER hear on the radio. And each one has a story behind it. Long Island Bob will fill all you cats n' kittens in. Thursday Night, it's "Alley Sounds", only on The Night Prowl Show.



"A Rockabilly Hero"

Tonight, we dedicate the show to the one of the kings of rock n' roll, GENE VINCENT. He died on this day of ulcer complications back in 1971. Like Eddie Cochran, he's never been FULLY appreciated. You have to hear Gene Vincent to believe it. His recordings have influenced anyone with a guitar and the need to scream and yell over the breaks. So, ah, they've certainly influenced me. He was Capitol Records answer to Elvis and he's OUR answer to dull, boring programming. Don't miss Gene Vincent's story, Wednesday Night 4pm PST / 7pm EST on the Night Prowl Show.

West Coast Wednesday will return NEXT week.

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Monday, October 10, 2005

Monday Night

The Late, Great


Ivory Joe was a very influential R&B vocalist and piano player. He would have been 91 years old today if he hadn't died from lung cancer in 1974. We look at a true R&B legend, tonight on the Night Prowl Show.

Congratulations to Otis Williams & The Charms, who defeated The Safaris over the song "Image Of A Girl" on the Friday Night Cat Fight.

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Friday, October 07, 2005

Friday Night

The great SMILEY LEWIS passed away 39 years ago today from stomach cancer. We honor Smiley tonight on the show.

Plus, the Friday Night Cat Fight gets intense as two vocal groups go up against each other for the Friday Night prize.

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What was the first rock n' roll record? Voice your choice here.

Have a great weekend, my cats n' kittens. Keep on prowlin'.

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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Thursday Night

Brooklyn Nights & Brooklyn Daze

With special guest Tom "Mr. Sophistication"

Thursday's show features music and stories from Brooklyn, NY, with a guy who was there and remembers EVERYTHING, Tom. He's making a special trip up to the satellite to share these experiences with the Night Prowlers. Don't miss Tom's RADIO DEBUT, Thursday Night at 7pm EST - 4pm PST on the Night Prowl Show.

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Monday, October 03, 2005

Monday Night

Eddy Cochran
He is one of the most underrated rockabilly and rock n' roll heroes of all time. He would have been 67 years old today, if he wasn't taken from us at such an early age in a 1960 car crash.

TONIGHT Eddy Cochran gets his due as Matt The Cat dedicates the Night Prowl Show to Eddy; his life and his music.

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Saturday, October 01, 2005

HARLEM: Week Of 10/03/05

One of the forgotten LEGENDS OF RHYTHM & BLUES:

Larry Darnell was the biggest R&B artist of 1950 and the top selling artist of all time for Regal Records, but you'd never know it today. By the end of the 1950s, his flame of popularity had virtually blown out, but back at the beginning of the decade it was burning strong and bright. This week, I'm going to set the record straight and bring Larry Darnell back to glory days by spotlighting some of his greatest records from 1949's immortal "I'll Get Along Somehow" to 1957's "Ramblin' Man". Don't miss a single tear drop with Larry Darnell, a true R&B legend on HARLEM with Matt The Cat.

Harlem Airs at:
Monday @ 1pm EST
Tuesday Night @ 9pm PST & Midnight EST
Friday @ 6pm EST
Sunday @ 11am EST

The Five Keys

Win Friday Night Cat Fight

Song: "Glory Of Love"

Votes: Five Keys - 20 Velvetones - 12

Don't miss next Friday's Cat Fight. It's gonna be a good one. Count on dat, my cats n' kittens.

Have a great weekend.

Night Prowl Show is LIVE again on Monday, October 3rd at 4pm in the West and 7pm in the East.