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A blowout farewell edition of our weekly program after eight plus years of broadcasting!

  • Added: Aug 30, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Matt The Cat & The "Juke In The Back" feature a look at one of most significant little record labels in history: Trumpet Records. Based in Jackson,...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio, 90.5 WSNC, WHRV, WOUB, and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 28, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Blues Veteran Mac Arnold has released several critically acclaimed albums with his current band, Plate Full O’ Blues including ‘Give It Away’ which...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 26, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bobby Hutcherson
We'll open up with the late, great Bobby Hutcherson, kick back with Jimmy Cliff, and hear a wild and wonderful brass band version of Marvin Gaye's ...

Bought by Lower Cape Communications, KMRE-LP, KZUM, WOUB, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Aug 25, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Music from the late vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, who died August 15, 2016

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), WRGY, WMHT, 90.5 WSNC, WJSU and more


  • Added: Aug 24, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Elmore James never tried to have crossover success. He was a bluesman through and through; an ambassador of the Mississippi Delta Blues with a mode...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, WHRV, Royalton Community Radio, WOUB, and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 21, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
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The Jerry Lawson Legacy Project is an exclusive series for Blues America that explores the history of singing legend Jerry Lawson and the famed Per...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 19, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Herbie Hancock
We'll sample newly released vintage disco from South Africa, dig into a Joni Mitchell tribute from Herbie Hancock, and hear a plaintive, almost unb...

Bought by Lower Cape Communications, WJAB, KMRE-LP, KZUM, WOUB and more


  • Added: Aug 18, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Trombones with Michael Davis's Hip-Bone Big Band, Steve Turre, and Reggie Watkins

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), WRGY, WMHT, KKRN, KUOW and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Joan Armatrading
Susan Dickson-Smith interviews Joan Armatrading at WERU 4/10/15. Joan discusses her last major world tour, her life in music, and her love of comed...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2016
  • Length: 23:45
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Elvis Presley's early music was a blend of Hillbilly, Country, Gospel and R&B. This week's "Juke In The Back" explored the enormous debt Elvis owed...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio, 90.5 WSNC, WOUB, WHRV, and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 14, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
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20 year old Jontavious Willis from Greenville, Georgia is a touring, unrecorded, self-taught mult-instrumentalist who can be seen belting out pre-w...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 12, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Karen is a postal worker in Philadelphia who is known around the city as "Prince Lady".

  • Added: Aug 11, 2016
  • Length: 16:15
Caption: Loretta Long
We'll visit The Streets of Harlem with La Mount Zeno Theater, hear some Happy Talk from Loretta Long (Susan from Sesame Street), and hear a powerfu...

Bought by WJAB, KMRE-LP, KZUM, WOUB, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Aug 11, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Carl Grubbs Re-celebrates Baltimore's Inner Harbor; Steve Turre plays sea shells, and Joe Lovano plays Newport, while Harold López-Nussa is inspire...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), WRGY, KKRN, WMHT, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Aug 10, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Mayyadda, Credit: Osaro Obanor
Only recently did Mayyadda make the decision to perform professionally. But she’s come a long way in a short time, playing prestigious clubs such a...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2016
  • Length: 07:50
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Some songwriters and singers just know how to tap into deepest regions of sadness, passion and truth. Such is the musical prowess of Percy Mayfield...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, Royalton Community Radio, and WOUB


  • Added: Aug 07, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Photographer Unknown
Join us as we take a trip down to the infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola — once called the worst prison in America. John and Alan Loma...

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 06, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lionel Loueke performs at Montreal Jazz Festival, Credit: (c) 2016 Reese Erlich
Guitarist Lionel Loueke brings the sounds and rhythms of Benin to the world of jazz.

  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 07:02
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Janiva Magness is one of the most beloved figures in the Americana, blues and roots music world. She’s reached a larger and more diverse audience w...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kenny Barron, Credit: (c) 2016 Reese Erlich
Kenny Barron still excites audiences with his straight ahead jazz.

  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 07:01
Caption: Chico Freeman
Jazz saxophonist Chico Freeman talks about his famous father, Von Freeman, and about his experiences living in Europe. Freeman has now returned to ...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 30:00
Caption: Chocolate Milk
We'll sample some unusual soul foods: Cookie Crumbs with Ray and his Musical Family, Fish Heads with Slim & the Soulful Saints, and finally, we'll ...

Bought by WJAB, KMRE-LP, KZUM, KPIP-LP, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
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new music from trombonists Steve Turre and Reggie Watkins

Bought by WMOT, GCR (Global Community Radio), WRGY, WMHT, KKRN and more


  • Added: Aug 03, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Drop a nickel in the ol' Rockola Juke to hear one of the best selling and most influential bluesmen and guitarists of all-time, T-Bone Walker. This...

Bought by KSRQ, Royalton Community Radio, WRNC-LP, WHRV, and WOUB


  • Added: Jul 31, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5