Archive for October, 2006

27th October
written by Matt The Cat

Teenage Tragedy Songs!

This Halloween, The Night Prowl Show brings back “Death By Teenage: Laura, Patches, Angel, Laurie: Teen Tragedy Songs”. I’ll also have scary stories, goolish songs and freaky delights. Better to treat than trick! Halloween Night, Tuesday, October 31st.

26th October
written by Matt The Cat
Miss Rhythm
Ruth Brown

During the early 1950s, they called Atlantic Records, “The house that RUTH built”, because Ruth Brown had scored so many consecutive top 10 and #1 hit records for the label. She’s still rocking to this day. Catch some of her greatest 50s sides this week on Harlem: the soul that came before Rock n’ Roll.

Harlem airs on the 50s on 5:
Monday 10/30 @ 1pm East
Tuesday 10/31 @ 9pm West & Midnight East
Friday 11/3 @ 6pm NYC
Sunday 11/5 @ 11am DC

19th October
written by Matt The Cat
This week, HARLEM welcomes one of the underrated, true innovators of 50s R&B…;

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

Hank Ballard got his big break in 1953 when he joined a local Detroit group called The Royals. Almost immediately, they changed their name to The Midnighters so they wouldn’t be confused with The Five Royales, another popular R&B; group of the day. The Midnighters would go on to have many #1 R&B; records including the extremely influential, dirty and controversial “Work With Me Annie” from 1954. This week Matt The Cat digs up some of The Midnighters most important sides and gives ’em a spin on the show that solutes early 50s rhythm and blues; HARLEM.

Harlem Airs on the 50s on 5:
Monday Afternoon 10/23 @ 1pm over Stowe, VT
Tuesday Night 10/24 @ 9pm PST & Midnight EST
Friday Night 10/27 @ 6pm over Ipswich, MA
Sunday Morning 10/29 @ 11am over High Point, NC