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Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

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Episode #581 - The Swallows

From Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri | Part of the Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat series | 59:00

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The Swallows were one of the most underrated R&B vocal groups of the early 1950s. Hailing from Baltimore, they only scored 2 top 10 R&B hits during their 3 year stint with King Records, but collectors and aficionados know their catalog inside and out. The Swallows' original lead tenor, Eddie Rich, joins Matt The Cat on the "Juke In The Back" with his first-hand account of scoring a hit record, life on the road, segregation and playing with the top artists of the day. So dim the lights, turn up the juke and get ready for a full hour of some of the greatest vocal group harmonies you're ever going to hear. The Swallows, this week on your source for 1950s rhythm & blues, the "Juke In The Back."

Song Travels with Michael Feinstein News Friendly Version (Series)

Produced by South Carolina Public Radio

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Diane Schuur

From South Carolina Public Radio | Part of the Song Travels with Michael Feinstein News Friendly Version series | 53:00

Songtravelslogo_small Blessed with perfect pitch and a resonant voice, vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur received her training at the Washington State School for the Blind. Today Schuur is a two-time Grammy winner and has performed at Carnegie Hall and the White House. Her album Diane Schuur and the Count Basie Orchestra spent 33 weeks at Number One on the Billboard jazz charts. On this week's Song Travels she swings on a few favorite tunes including "I Get Along Without You Very Well" and "The Very Thought of You."