Archive for May 10th, 2007

10th May
written by Matt The Cat

Aladdin Records was formed by the Mesner Brother in Beverly Hills, CA back in 1945 and became one of the first independent labels to focus entirely on Black music. Aladdin was a trailblazing label in the fields of jazz, blues and rhythm & blues. At one time or another Charles Brown, Amos Milburn, Louis Jordan, Illinois Jacquet and Thurston Harris all recorded for this little label. This week Matt The Cat presents the story behind the story while he spins some of the most famous platters ever to be issued on Aladdin Records.

Harlem Airs On The 50s:
Monday 5/14 @ 1pm EST
Tuesday 5/15 @ 9pm Over LA – Midnight Over NYC
Friday 5/18 @ 6pm
Sunday 5/20 @ 11am