Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat

Series produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat 

Matt The Cat presents the soul that came before rock n' roll: 1950s rhythm and blues. Each week, this underrated and rollicking music plays on that old Rockola Jukebox in the back.

If you wanted to hear rhythm & blues during the 1950s, you couldn't get it from the juke box in the front. No, no! In order to hear that glorious, down and dirty R&B, you had to go to the low-lit, spit-shined "Juke In The Back." These songs are the building blocks of rock n' roll. These are the records that inspired Elvis and single-handedly led to the rock n' roll explosion of the mid-1950s. Big Joe Turner, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Ruth Brown, Ray Charles, Wynonie Harris, LaVern Baker, Roy Brown, Joe Liggins, Professor Longhair and many more take center stage on The Juke In The Back. Matt The Cat hosted a similar program on XM Satellite Radio called "Harlem" and now he brings this great music and information to PRX.


545 Pieces

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Jimmy Witherspoon is one of most influential blues shouters to emerge after WWII and yet he remains just a footnote in the evolution of Rhythm & Bl...

Bought by KTRT RADIO INC and KMXT


  • Added: May 16, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Jimmy Witherspoon is one of most influential blues shouters to emerge after WWII and yet he remains just a footnote in the evolution of Rhythm & Bl...

Bought by KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WHRV, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KMXT, WYAP and more


  • Added: May 09, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when the...

Bought by WHRV, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, KTRT RADIO INC, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WYAP and more


  • Added: May 02, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when the...

Bought by WHRV, WOUB, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WYAP and more


  • Added: Apr 25, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when the...

Bought by WHRV, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, KTRT RADIO INC, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WOUB and more


  • Added: Apr 18, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when the...

Bought by WHRV, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WOUB, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KTRT RADIO INC and more


  • Added: Apr 11, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when the...

Bought by KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WHRV, KTRT RADIO INC, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WOUB and more


  • Added: Apr 04, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when the...

Bought by WHRV, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WOUB, KMXT and more


  • Added: Mar 28, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when the...

Bought by WHRV, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, KTRT RADIO INC, WYAP, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Mar 21, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when the...

Bought by KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WHRV, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WOUB, KTRT RADIO INC and more


  • Added: Mar 14, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when the...

Bought by WHRV, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WOUB, WYAP and more


  • Added: Mar 07, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when the...

Bought by WHRV, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WOUB, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WYAP and more


  • Added: Feb 28, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when the...

Bought by KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WHRV, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KMXT, WOUB and more


  • Added: Feb 21, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when the...

Bought by KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WHRV, WOUB, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KMXT and more


  • Added: Feb 14, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when the...

Bought by WHRV, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WOUB, KTRT RADIO INC and more


  • Added: Feb 07, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when the...

Bought by WHRV, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WOUB, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KTRT RADIO INC and more


  • Added: Jan 31, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
New Orleans is not known for its R&B vocal groups. In a city where jazz, blues and zydeco thrive, one vocal group rose to the top: The Spiders. In ...

Bought by KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., WHRV, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WOUB, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Jan 24, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 8
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This week, the jukebox is in the spotlight as Matt The Cat takes you back 70 years and highlights the top jukebox hits of the second half of 1951. ...

Bought by WHRV, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WOUB, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KTRT RADIO INC and more


  • Added: Jan 17, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
This week, the jukebox is in the spotlight as Matt The Cat takes you back 70 years and highlights the top jukebox hits of the first half of 1951. Y...

Bought by WHRV, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WOUB, KTRT RADIO INC, KMXT and more


  • Added: Jan 10, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Let's begin 2021 with a solid hour of Boogie Woogie Rhythm & Blues. The blues style of Boogie Woogie piano features a strong left hand, playing rep...

Bought by WHRV, WOUB, KTRT RADIO INC, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 03, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 7