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9/25/09 – Bird Songs (Birdland)

Posted: September 25th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: R&B, Rock n' Roll | Tags: , , , , , | 9 Comments »

We like Birdland…


Birdland Jazz Club, NYC 1950s

This week’s Friday Night Cat Fight is truly for the birds!  I’m featuring a full hour of songs about “birds”.  You’ll hear classic tunes from Les Paul & Mary Ford, The Beatles, Ersel Hickey, Leonard Cohen and many more.  However, there will be NO songs about chickens or songs that refer to airplanes as “birds”.

Vote for your favorite version of “We Like Birdland” as Huey Smith battles Chubby Checker on this week’s “world famous” Cat Fight!

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9/18/09 – Happy Birthday B. B. King!

Posted: September 18th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: R&B | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

B. B. King

Happy 84th Birthday!

Matt The Cat With The King Of The BluesB.B. King just celebrated his 84th birthday on Wednesday, September 16th and this week I’m honoring “The King Of The Blues” with a full podcast featuring his music.  I’m focusing on his entire career to demonstrate the various “periods” that B. B. has been through musically.  From his strong beginnings right out of the gate on RPM Records in the early 1950s to his incredible live performance at Chicago’s Regal Theater.  His huge pop crossover breakthrough in 1970 to his duets with U2 and Eric Clapton.  I will also feature his most recent work, “One Kind Favor”, which came out in 2008.

This week’s Cat Fight is between the birthday boy and Howard Tate.  Listen to both versions of “Ain’t Nobody Home” before you voice your choice and vote for your favorite.

Here’s to the legendary B. B. King rolling on strong for many more years to come!

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9/11/09 – Summer Obit Tributes (Those Oldies But Goodies)

Posted: September 11th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Doo Wop, Pop, R&B, Rock n' Roll | 5 Comments »

…Remind Me Of You



Tribute Show

This week, The Friday Night Cat Fight Podcast focuses on those who left us during the past couple of months.  I’ve prepared little 2 song tributes to Billy Lee Riley, Johnny Carter, Sam Butera, Koko Taylor, Ellie Greenwich and Les Paul.  You can read my written obits for all these great artist by clicking on my “Prowlin’ With Matt The Cat” Blog.

Since we’re saying goodbye to some “oldies but goodies”, I decided to feature the classic tune from 1961 as this week’s Cat Fight.  Please decide whether you’re in the West Coast camp with Little Caesar & The Romans or the East Coast brigade with Nino & The Ebb Tides and then vote below.

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9/4/2009 – Work Songs For Labor Day (See You In September)

Posted: September 4th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: R&B, Rock n' Roll | Tags: , , , , , | 6 Comments »

…see you when the summer’s through

Work Songs

Well, it’s Labor Day Weekend again and with summer at an end and work about to pick up, I thought I’d give you a glimpse of some of the jobs out there that might be harder and more uncomfortable than yours (that is if you are currently working).  The feature this week is on “Work Songs” and man we’ve got ’em.  We’ll go from working in a coal mine and working on a chain gang to just trying to find a job and just getting by.  We’ll hear from The Isley Brothers, Nina Simone, Wynonie “Mr. Blues” Harris and many more.  Lee Dorsey even gets 2 songs in this week’s show!

Since September is here, I thought we’d vote on your favorite version of “See You In September”.  Listen to the songs on the podcast and vote for the one you truly dig the most.

And…um…don’t work too hard, baby!

Which One Do You DIG The Most? - "See You In September"

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