Archive for May 5th, 2006

5th May
written by Matt The Cat
What Was The First Rock n’ Roll Record?

This week HARLEM looks at the contenders for the first rock n’ roll record by examining the most influential rhythm & blues releases between 1945 and 1955. Whether it’s Illinois Jacquet’s horn, Wynonie “Mr. Blues” Harris’ voice, Fats Domino’s piano or Louis Jordan’s humor, one thing is for certain; these songs ROCK! Matt The Cat takes an in-depth look at how records like “It’s Too Soon To Know”, “Cadillac Boogie”, “Rocket 88” and “Sixty Minute Man” changed the course of American Music. Authors Billy Vera, Steve Propes and Jim Dawson join Matt on his quest for R&B; treasure.

Harlem Airs on the 50s on 5:

Monday 5/8 @ 1pm EST
Tuesday 5/9 @ 9pm PST and Midnight EST
Friday 5/12 @ 6pm EST
Sunday 5/14 @ 11am EST