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The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat 

Episode #095 - Chuck Willis: Part 1

From: Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri
Series: Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Length: 58:59

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This week, the "Juke" features part 1 of a 2 part special on the great and much underrated Chuck Willis. Most cats n' chicks know Chuck's 1957 smash "C. C. Rider," but many are unfamiliar with the great records Chuck cut in the early 1950s. Matt The Cat changes that with this week's episode of the "Juke In The Back."

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This week, the "Juke" features part 1 of a 2 part special on the great and much underrated Chuck Willis.  Most cats n' chicks know Chuck's 1957 smash "C. C. Rider," but many are unfamiliar with the great records Chuck cut in the early 1950s.  That's a shame, because Willis was a rare talent in that he could sell a ballad as well if not better than his jump sides.  He was also a fantastic songwriter, writing hits for Ruth Brown and The Clovers, just to name a few.  Matt The Cat introduces you to the Okeh and Columbia sides of one of the greatest, this week on the "Juke In The Back."

Piece Description

Chuck WillisChuck Willis: Part 1

This week, the "Juke" features part 1 of a 2 part special on the great and much underrated Chuck Willis.  Most cats n' chicks know Chuck's 1957 smash "C. C. Rider," but many are unfamiliar with the great records Chuck cut in the early 1950s.  That's a shame, because Willis was a rare talent in that he could sell a ballad as well if not better than his jump sides.  He was also a fantastic songwriter, writing hits for Ruth Brown and The Clovers, just to name a few.  Matt The Cat introduces you to the Okeh and Columbia sides of one of the greatest, this week on the "Juke In The Back."

Broadcast History

"Juke In The Back" airs on over 20 radio stations each week in the US and is now carried worldwide over Voice Of America's Music Mix Network.

Transcript

Juke In The Back #095 - Playlist

1. Swanee River Boogie – Albert Ammons – Mercury 1947
2. The Honeydripper, Part 1 – Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers – Exclusive 1945
3. The Honeydripper, Part 2 – Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers – Exclusive 1945
4. Can’t You See – Chuck Willis – Columbia 1951
5. I Tried (To Get Along With You) – Chuck Willis – Okeh 1951
6. Let’s Jump Tonight – Chuck Willis – Okeh 1951
7. Loud Mouth Lucy – Chuck Willis Okeh 1952
8. My Story – Chuck Willis – Okeh 1952
9. Caldonia – Chuck Willis – Okeh 1952
10. Going To The River – Chuck Willis – Okeh 1953
11. Don’t Deceive Me – Chuck Willis – Okeh 1953
12. You’re Still My Baby – Chuck Willis – Okeh 1954
13. GREAT 78 – It’s Too Late Baby – Chuck Willis – Okeh 1951
14. I Feel So Bad – Chuck Willis – Okeh 1954
15. Money Blues – Camille Howard – Specialty 1951
16. My Baby – James Cotton – Sun 1954
16. Jam Up – Tommy Ridgle...
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Intro and Outro

INTRO:

This week, Matt The Cat features one of the most underrated R&B singers of the 1950s, the legendary Chuck Willis. You'll hear all his early recordings on this week's "Juke In The Back."

OUTRO:

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