Archive for November, 2006

28th November
written by Matt The Cat
H-Bomb Ferguson
1929 – 2006

On Sunday, November 26th, we lost one of the great unsung blues shouters when Robert “H-Bomb” Ferguson died at the age of 77. He died at Hospice of Cincinnati of complications from emphysema and cardiopulmonary disease. He made his best records for the NJ-based Savoy label during the early 1950s. He had a classic blue shouting style, similar to Wynonie “Mr. Blues” Harris and he will be greatly missed.


27th November
written by Matt The Cat

Before He Was King Of The Blues….
He Was On HARLEM!!

Hear the early 50s R&B; sides B.B. King cut for Kent and RPM Records. Be prepared to boogie until your boogie get sore. B.B. was a mainstay on Beale St as well as a young DJ on WDIA in Memphis during those early days. Rock, jump n’ shout with a cool cat that just won’t letcha out…B.B. KING.

HARLEM airs on The 50s on 5:
Monday 11/27 @ 1pm in HARLEM
Tuesday Night 11/28 @ 9pm in LA & Midnight in Brooklyn
Friday Night 12/1 @ 6pm in the Bronx
Sunday Morning 12/3 @ 11am on Staten Island

17th November
written by Matt The Cat

Miss Rhythm, RUTH BROWN has died.

She was an incredible talent and an amazing hitmaker during the 1950s. She kept recording and performing right up to her death, which was today in Las Vegas. Tonight, The Night Prowl Show on the 50s on 5 looks back on her incredible career. They called Atlantic Records “The house that Ruth built” because she had so many hits for the label back in its heyday, the 1950s. Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun reminisces about how he came to sign Ruth to his label.

The 50s on 5’s Tribute To Ruth Brown
Friday Night 7-11pm EST

1928 – 2006