Archive for January, 2006

29th January
written by Matt The Cat

“Clyde McPhatter’s high tenor takes off like a guided missile. It soars higher and higher until it hits its target…dead center and explodes…blowin’ you mind”
-Matt The Cat


Clyde McPhatter should be remembered as one of the most influential of the early ’50s R&B; singers. His sweet, angelic tenor was first put to gospel singing, but in 1950, it turned to secular music when Clyde joined Billy Ward & The Dominoes. After scoring numerous hits with The Dominoes, McPhatter left to form his OWN group, The Drifters. Depression, alcoholism and the changing sound of R&B; would eventually ruin his career and his life, but this week HARLEM remembers one of the true great, CLYDE McPHATTER.

HARLEM airs on the 50s on 5:
Monday 1/30 @ 1pm over NYC
Tuesday 1/31 @ 9pm PST – midnight EST
Friday 2/3 @ 6pm EST
Sunday 2/5 @ 11am over Boston

23rd January
written by Matt The Cat

Cats & Kittens,
So much going on this week, that I wanted to letcha know what I was planning over the next couple of nights.

Sam Cooke was born YESTERDAY in 1931.
Ron Holden died YESTERDAY in Mexico in 1977.
Eugene Church is born on this day in 1938.
Richard Berry dies on this day in 1997.

Bluesday Tuesday
Aaron Neville is 65 today.
Jack Scott is 70 today.

West Coast Wednesday
Etta James (Miss Peaches) is 68 today & she’s from the West Coast, so today is Etta James West Coast Wednesday. I love it when features come together so well like this.