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The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat 

Episode #107 - Specialty Records Story Pt. 3

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

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This is the third and final part of "Juke In The Back"'s tribute to Specialty Records. This week, host Matt The Cat looks at Specialty's hit-making heyday of 1953-56, featuring Marvin & Johnny, John Lee Hooker, Jesse Belvin and Little Richard! The birth of Rock n' Roll can be traced back to Specialty Records, find out why on the "Juke In The Back."

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This is the third and final part of "Juke In The Back"'s tribute to Specialty Records. This week, host Matt The Cat looks at Specialty's hit-making heyday of 1953-56, featuring Marvin & Johnny, John Lee Hooker, Jesse Belvin and Little Richard! The label's founder, Art Rupe was a major force in presenting rhythm & blues to the masses and introducing the world to Little Richard, who's musical impact is still being felt today. The birth of Rock n' Roll can be traced back to Specialty Records, find out why on the "Juke In The Back."

Piece Description

Specialty Records Pt. 3Specialty Records Pt. 3

This is the third and final part of "Juke In The Back"'s tribute to Specialty Records. This week, host Matt The Cat looks at Specialty's hit-making heyday of 1953-56, featuring Marvin & Johnny, John Lee Hooker, Jesse Belvin and Little Richard! The label's founder, Art Rupe was a major force in presenting rhythm & blues to the masses and introducing the world to Little Richard, who's musical impact is still being felt today. The birth of Rock n' Roll can be traced back to Specialty Records, find out why 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 #107 - Playlist

1. Swanee River Boogie - Albert Ammons - Mercury 1947
2. She's Been Gone - H-Bomb Ferguson - Specialty 1953
3. Drunk - Jimmy Liggins & His 3-D Music - Specialty 1953
4. One Room Country Shack - Mercy Dee Walton - Specialty 1953
5. Lucy Mae Blues - Frankie Lee Sims - Specialty 1953
6. Hole In The Wall - Floyd Dixon - Specialty 1953
7. Baby Doll - Marvin & Johnny - Specialty 1953
8. The Things That I Used To Do - Guitar Slim - Specialty 1954
9. No Room In The Hotel - The Chosen Gospel Singers - Specialty 1954
10. Touch The Hem Of His Garment - The Soul Stirrers - Specialty 1956
11. I'm Mad - John Lee Hooker - Specialty 1954
12. Something's Going On In My Room - Daddy Cleanhead - Specialty 1954
13. GREAT 78 - I'm Your Best Bet Baby - Earl King - Specialty 1954
14. Zindy Lou - The Chimes - Specialty 1955
15. Where's My Girl - Jesse Belvin - Specialty 19...
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Intro and Outro

INTRO:

This is the third and final part of Matt The Cat's series on Specialty Records for the "Juke In The Back." You'll hear rock n' roll being born and the Little Richard's rise to fame on this week's show.

OUTRO:

For more info on Specialty Records and the music you heard on this week's "Juke In The Back," visit www.jukeintheback.org.

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