Archive for May, 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

3rd May
written by Matt The Cat

The Flamingos rank right up there with the top R&B; vocal groups of the 1950s. Their influence goes far deeper than their biggest hit, “I Only Have Eyes For You”. You’ll find out the story behind the story and hear some of their great early recordings like “Golden Teardrops”, “If I Can’t Have You” and the original version of “I’ll Be Home” (it was covered and bleached by Pat Boone). Stand back as the Flamingos fly into Harlem, all week on the 50s on 5.

Harlem Airs on the 50s:
Monday @ 1pm EST
Tuesday Night @ 9pm PST and midnight EST
Thursday @ 1pm over NYC
Friday @ 6pm EST
Sunday morning @ 11am over Baltimore