Archive for March, 2008

28th March
written by Matt The Cat

Harlem is GOING…GOING….GONE!!!

Rhythm & Blues Baseball Songs

In 1947, Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby injected hope into the hearts of millions of Americans as they broke down the colour-barrier in major league baseball. This joy is reflected in the rhythm and blues music that emerged. This week, Matt The Cat takes you out to the ol’ ballgame with stacks of hot wax celebrating America’s great pastime. Celebrate XM’s coverage of MLB with HARLEM on the 50s on 5.

Harlem airs on the 50s on 5:
Monday 3/31 @ 1pm over Fenway Park
Tuesday 4/1 @ 9pm over Dodger Stadium & Midnight over Shea Stadium
Friday 4/4 @ 6pm over Ebbets Field
Sunday 4/6 @ 11am over Turner Field in Atlanta



Night Prowl
Baseball Show

BASEBALL IS BACK!! And so is the annual Night Prowl Baseball Show. Join me Monday Night (3/31), for a show filled with baseball songs, baseball talk and some of the greatest historical moments in baseball history. MLB is back on XM and the music it inspired is back on the Night Prowl Show with Matt The Cat.

26th March
written by Matt The Cat
45 RPM Thursday

On March 31st, 1949, RCA Victor released the first 7 45s RPM records in order to promote its new record format. Thursday Night we honor the 45 on its 59th birthday with special guest, Jerry Osborne, author of the “Rockin’ Records” price guides. We’re going to play the very first 45 pressed by RCA Victor on this special program. Imagine rock n’ roll without the 45? Impossible. It was an unbreakable medium on the go and kids in the 1950s took their 45s everywhere. Now find out what some of your favorites are worth and why some 45s are more valuable than others. Learn more about our guest, Jerry Osborne at
21st March
written by Matt The Cat
Terry Johnson

(The Whispers & Flamingos)

This week I have the privilege to speak to one of the guys who was there when R&B; vocal groups reigned supreme. Terry Johnson began as port of the much storied Baltimore vocal group, the Whispers. After they failed to achieve success, Terry joined The Flamingos and the rest is history. He wrote, sang and played guitar on many Flamingos classics including “The Ladder Of Love”, “Mio Amore” and “I Only Have Eyes For You”. My interview with Terry Johnson will air all week on “Harlem”.

Harlem Airs:

Monday 3/24 at 1pm ET

Tuesday 3/25 at 9pm PT – Midnight ET

Friday 3/28 at 6pm ET

Sunday, 3/30 at 11am ET