Archive for April, 2010

30th April
written by Matt The Cat

Friday Night Cat Fight Radio Show

“Gonna Get Along Without You Now”

A 1950s classic tune has been reborn and the Friday Night Cat Fight Radio Show is here to present 4 different versions of “Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now.” You are probably most familiar with young Patience (14) and Prudence (11) and their rendition of the tune. But up for your consideration is the original hit by Teresa Brewer (1952) and Skeeter Davis’ retelling of it in 1964 as well as a brand NEW version of the song done by She & Him (Zooey Dechanel & M. Ward). So which one is it gonna be? Listen to all four in their entirety and then decide for yourself and VOTE!

This week’s show also includes a mess of killer instrumentals that have been forgotten to time, Johnny Horton live on the “Louisiana Hayride” radio program from 1956 and Louis Jordan’s musical plea for racial harmony and equality.

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23rd April
written by Matt The Cat

The Friday Night Cat Fight Radio Show

“Sweets For My Sweet”

The Friday Night Cat Fight is the only show the puts 2 versions of the same song by 2 different groups up against each other and then asks for YOUR VOTE! A common theme on this show is the Americans vs. The Brits. This occurs so frequently, because in most cases the British covers of American tunes are so damn good, that they deserve mention. Also, sometimes the British group scored the bigger hit, while the original American cover is left behind, forgotten. That is not the case this week, as The Drifters scored a major top 20 hit on both the American pop and R&B charts. The Searchers 1963 cover hit #1 in the UK, but failed to chart Stateside when it was released here in 1964. So please listen to this week’s Cat Fight Show and then make your choice and VOTE for the one you truly DIG THE MOST!

Also on this week’s program, we find out what Mel Torme and a guitar virtuoso have in common, we make some R&B phone calls with Big Walter and Floyd Dixon AND we talk to former Oriole Diz Russell about Sonny Til, the man.

So listen, vote and DIG!

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16th April
written by Matt The Cat

Friday Night Cat Fight Radio Podcast

Who’s The Boss?

Cat Fight Battle Of The Duets!

This week’s Cat Fight is a battle of the duets and the question for you to decide and vote on is, who’s the boss? Will it be LaVern Baker and Jimmy Ricks’ original version of this Leiber/Stoller tune OR Elvis & Ann-Margret’s sexy interpretation.

Plus, this week’s show features some really early Solomon Burke, a trip down to New Orleans and a new tune from the legendary Peter Wolf as well as one of Wolf’s greatest stories of all-time.

So listen, vote and dig!

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