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Episode #114 - Roy Brown

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

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"Juke In The Back" features one of early R&B's greatest blues shouters, Roy Brown. From his early hits for the DeLuxe Label in the late 1940s to his big New Orleans comeback in 1957, all of Roy's charting hits are featured on this week's program. Read the full description.

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Roy Brown was one of early R&B's undisputed blues shouters. He burst on the scene in 1947 with the original recording of "Good Rockin' Tonight," which would become a rock n' roll and blues classic when covered by Wynonie Harris, Elvis Presley and countless others. He managed to chart 16 R&B hits from 1947-1957, most of them in the late '40s and early '50s. Many of these songs never get played on the radio anymore, but this week's "Juke In The Back" with Matt The Cat will set the record straight as we spin every charting hit of Roy Brown's career. We'll dig on Brown's jump blues, his ballads and his late career New Orleans comeback. So get down to the sound of Good Rockin' Roy Brown on this week's "Juke In The Back," the "soul that came BEFORE rock n' roll!"

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Piece Description

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Roy Brown was one of early R&B's undisputed blues shouters. He burst on the scene in 1947 with the original recording of "Good Rockin' Tonight," which would become a rock n' roll and blues classic when covered by Wynonie Harris, Elvis Presley and countless others. He managed to chart 16 R&B hits from 1947-1957, most of them in the late '40s and early '50s. Many of these songs never get played on the radio anymore, but this week's "Juke In The Back" with Matt The Cat will set the record straight as we spin every charting hit of Roy Brown's career. We'll dig on Brown's jump blues, his ballads and his late career New Orleans comeback. So get down to the sound of Good Rockin' Roy Brown on this week's "Juke In The Back," the "soul that came BEFORE rock n' roll!"

Broadcast History

"Juke In The Back" airs on over 23 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 #114 - Playlist

1. Swanee River Boogie – Albert Ammons – Mercury 1947
2. Good Rocking Tonight – Roy Brown w/ Bill Ogden & His Orch– DeLuxe 1948
3. ‘Long About Midnight – Roy Brown & His Mighty-Mighty Men – DeLuxe 1948
4. Rainy Weather Blues – Roy Brown & His Mighty-Mighty Men – DeLuxe 1949
5. ‘Fore Day In The Morning – Roy Brown & His Mighty-Mighty Men – DeLuxe 1949
6. Rockin’ At Midnight – Roy Brown & His Mighty-Mighty Men – DeLuxe 1949
7. Miss Fanny Brown – Roy Brown & His Mighty-Mighty Men – DeLuxe 1949
8. Please Don’t Go (Come Back Baby) – Roy Brown & His Mighty-Mighty Men – DeLuxe 1949
9. Boogie At Midnight – Roy Brown & His Mighty-Mighty Men – DeLuxe 1949
10. Hard Luck Blues – Roy Brown W/ The Griffen Brothers Orch – DeLuxe 1950
11. Love Don’t Love Nobody – Roy Brown & His Mighty-Mighty Men – DeLuxe 1950
12. Cadillac Baby – Roy Brown & His Mighty-Mighty Men – DeL...
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Intro and Outro

INTRO:

This week's "Juke In The Back" features one of the greatest blues shouters of all-time and early architects of rock n' roll: Roy Brown.

OUTRO:

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