Archive for December, 2007

28th December
written by Matt The Cat

This week Harlem traces the career of one of the most distinctive voices in blues, jazz and R&B; Dinah Washington. They called her the “Queen of the Juke Boxes” because she sold so many records, first with Lionel Hampton’s Band and later as a solo artist. Her biographer, Nadine Cohodas joins Matt The Cat to reveal the story behind the story of this true music legend.

Harlem Airs on The 50s on 5:
Monday 12/31 @ 1pm over NYC
Tuesday 1/1 @ 9pm over LA & Midnight over NYC
Friday 1/4 @ 6pm over Baltimore
Sunday 1/6 @ 11am over Miami

16th December
written by Matt The Cat
Night Prowl Christmas Show

It’s an annual event, so spike the nog, turn up the XM and get ready to hear from every Night Prowler. Yes, everyone’s invited to THIS Christmas party. The music’s gonna be great, but that goes without saying. Since it was such a hit last year, I’ll be playing “Christmas In Jail” by The Youngsters every hour on the hour. Yum Yum will stop by with another “Yum” interpretation of a classic Christmas story. This is one show that’ll make you proud to be an XM subscriber.

Friday, December 21 from 7pm – 11pm EST

Here are some Egg Nog recipes to getcha in the holiday spirit.

Regular Egg Nog
2 eggs, beaten well
3 tbs sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp nutmeg, ground
2 1/3 cups milk
Blend all ingredients together and serve chilled.

Baltimore Egg Nog
6 eggs, separated
1 cup sugar
1/2 pint brandy
1/4 pint light rum
1/4 pint peach brandy
1 1/2 pints milk
1/2 pint heavy cream
Beat egg yolks with sugar until thick. Stir in liqueurs, milk and cream. Chill thoroughly and pour into punch bowl. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold them into the egg nog mixture. Add a dusting of nutmeg if you desire (yes, you desire the nutmeg).

Christmas Eggnog
12 Eggs, separated

1 c Granulated sugar

1 c Bourbon whiskey

1 c Cognac

1/2 ts Salt

3 pt Heavy cream

Grated Nutmeg
In an electric mixer, beat the egg yolks with the sugar until thick and lemon colored. Slowly add the bourbon and cognac, while beating at a slow speed. Chill several hours.
Add the salt to the egg whites and beat until almost stiff, or until the beaten whites form a peak that bends slightly.
Whip the cream until stiff. Fold the whipped cream into the yolk mixture, then fold in the beaten egg whites. Chill one hour.
When ready to serve, sprinkle the top with freshly grated nutmeg. Serve in punch cups with a spoon.
If desired, add one or two cups of milk to the yolk mixture for a thinner eggnog.

Make one of the above to prepare for the show and make merry with Matt The Cat on December 21nd.

Merry Christmas cats n’ kittens!


16th December
written by Matt The Cat

Spike the egg nog, because even Santa gets the blues. This week’s HARLEM is a solid hour of nothing but soulful Christmas rhythm and blues classics from the 50s. Spread the love, the joy and pass the whiskey.

Monday Afternoon 12/17 @ 1pm East
Tuesday Night 12/18 @ 9pm West & Midnight East
Friday 12/21 @ 6pm over NYC
Sunday Morning 12/23 @ 11am East

Have yourself a merry little Christmas and always remember that nutmeg brings out the flavor of your egg nog….rum certainly doesn’t hurt either.

Have a cool yule and a groovy New Year.