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Episode #105 - Specialty Records Story Pt. 1

From: Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri
Series: Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Length: 59:03

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This week, the "Juke In The Back" is full of old records from one of the greatest record labels of all-time, Specialty Records. Art Rupe started the label in 1944 and used it to record the R&B and Gospel music that was being ignored by the major labels. This is part 1 of 3. Read the full description.

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This week, the "Juke In The Back" is full of old records from one of the greatest record labels of all-time, Specialty Records.  Art Rupe started the label in 1944 as Juke Box Records.  Part 1 of this multi-part feature will focus on Specialty's early years, featuring not only the enormous hits from Roy Milton & His Solid Senders, Jimmy Liggins, Camille Howard and Joe Liggins, but also the lesser known releases by The Sepia Tones, The Blues Woman, Big Maceo and more.  Find out how this great label began on this week's "Juke In The Back" with Matt The Cat.

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Piece Description

Specialty RecordsSpecialty Records Pt. 1

This week, the "Juke In The Back" is full of old records from one of the greatest record labels of all-time, Specialty Records.  Art Rupe started the label in 1944 as Juke Box Records.  Part 1 of this multi-part feature will focus on Specialty's early years, featuring not only the enormous hits from Roy Milton & His Solid Senders, Jimmy Liggins, Camille Howard and Joe Liggins, but also the lesser known releases by The Sepia Tones, The Blues Woman, Big Maceo and more.  Find out how this great label began on this week's "Juke In The Back" with Matt The Cat.

Broadcast History

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Transcript

Juke In The Back #105 - Playlist

1. Swanee River Boogie – Albert Ammons – Mercury 1947
2. Boogie #1 – Sepia Tones – Juke Box 1945
3. Voo-It! Voo-It! – The Blues Woman – Juke Box 1946
4. Ice Cream Freezer – The Blues Man – Juke Box 1946
5. R.M. Blues – Roy Milton & His Solid Senders – Juke Box 1946
6. Milton Boogie – Roy Milton & His Solid Senders – Juke Box 1946
7. Rockin’ Boogie – Joe Lutcher & His Society Cats – Specialty 1948
8. Teardrop Blues – Jimmy Liggins & His Drops Of Joy – Specialty 1948
9. Cadillac Boogie – Jimmy Liggins & His Drops Of Joy – Specialty 1948
10. X-Temporaneous Boogie – Camille Howard & Her Trio – Specialty 1948
11. You Don’t Love Me – Camille Howard & Her Trio – Specialty 1948
12. Fat Meat – Jim Wynn – Specialty 1947
13. GREAT 78 – Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket – Roy Milton & His Solid Senders – Specialty 1948
14. Big City Blues - Big Maceo – Specialty 194...
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Intro and Outro

INTRO:

This week, Matt The Cat features one of the greatest record labels of all-time, Specialty Records. This week, you hear how this influential label began with records by Roy Milton & His Solid Senders, Camille Howard and Jimmy Liggins, just to name a few. Part 1 of the Specialty Records Story, up next on "Juke In The Back."

OUTRO:

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