Archive for April, 2008

28th April
written by Matt The Cat
Canadian Thursday

Canadian recording star, Bobby Curtola joins Matt The Cat this Thursday as part of the Night Prowl’s very first “Canadian Thursday” theme.

Bobby had 25 gold records in Canada, even though he is best remembered for his 2 American hits in 1962 (“Fortune Teller” and “Aladdin”). Don’t miss what is destined to be one of Matt The Cat’s best interviews.

PLUS, Canadian Thursday will also include a 50 year old Canadian radio survey countdown from CHUM in Toronto. Oh, Canada, your neighbor to the south salutes you, this Thursday on Canadian Thursday.

27th April
written by Matt The Cat
Eddie Rich Of The Swallows Joins Matt The Cat

On Harlem

Eddie Rich, the original lead tenor of the Baltimore R&B; vocal group The Swallows joins Matt The Cat on this week’s Harlem. Eddie will share stories of how The Swallows got signed to King Records in 1951 as well as what it was like to tour the South during the 1950s. The Swallows are mostly remembered today for their risqué classic, “It Ain’t The Meat”, but there is so much more to this wonderful group. Matt the Cat uncovers the Swallows greatest recordings this week on Harlem.

Harlem Airs On The 50s on 5:
Monday 4/28 @ 1pm over Baltimore
Tuesday 4/29 @ 9pm over LA – Midnight over NYC
Friday 5/2 @ 6pm over Philly
Sunday 5/4 @ 11am over Atlanta

19th April
written by Matt The Cat

Turn down the lights,

Turn up the hi-fi, for…

Dreamy Ballads

This week HARLEM dedicates an entire hour to the great, dreamy ballads of the early to mid-1950s. We’ll groove on the smooth sound of Baltimore’s own Cardinals as well as the raw West Coast Blues of Floyd Dixon. So pour the wine, dim the lights and turn up the satellite hi-fi for a very special edition of HARLEM with Matt The Cat.

Harlem Airs on the 50s on 5:

Monday, April 21st at 1pm ET

Tuesday, April 22nd at 9pm PT – midnight ET

Friday, April 25th at 6pm ET

Sunday, April 28th at 11am ET