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Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The "Juke In The Back" puts the ol' Rockola Jukebox front and center on this week's program as we present part 2 of a 2 part feature on the biggest...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, 90.5 WSNC, Royalton Community Radio, WRNC-LP, WHRV and more


  • Added: May 22, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 7
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Big Jon Atkinson is a traditional blues singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist, harmonica player and occasional gearhead. The young player is ridi...

  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
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New release Blues albums have their songs filling this week's playlist, representing a broad variety of Blues styles.

Bought by WSGE


  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Memphis’ very own merry band of pranksters, Mud Boy & the Neutrons. Left to Right: Lee Baker, Jimmy Crosthwait, Jim Dickinson, Sid Selvidge. Photo courtesy of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.
Join us as we start a new series, "The Keepers of the Flame." Designed to spotlight individuals who've made extraordinary contributions to the worl...

  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Judy Clay
We'll hear newly rereleased disco gospel from Betty Griffin; a selection from a fantastic jazz funk musical, Black Fairy; and a crazy soul cover of...

Bought by KZUM, KMRE-LP, WJAB, KSRQ, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
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McBride’s latest book looks to understand what shaped James Brown-- one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

Bought by WABE and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
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New music from percussionists Joe Chambers and Willie Jones III, guitarists Fred Fried and Charlie Apicella, and tenor sax master Benny Golson

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


  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Florence Price, Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Price
This is a classical music program highlighting composers and musicians of African descent. This is one part of a limited music series.

  • Added: May 17, 2016
  • Length: 01:02:29
Caption: Joe Bev hosts an hour of classic jazz "Variety"., Credit: Lorie Kellogg
The Jazz-O-Rama Hour with Joe Bev "Variety" - Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Barry Harris, Buddy Rich, Max Roach

  • Added: May 17, 2016
  • Length: 59:41
Caption: Omar
We'll hear from Omar, the godfather of UK soul, as well as newly reissued soul from Rasputin's Stash and a set of Latin grooves, kicked off by a ne...

Bought by WJAB, KMRE-LP, KSRQ, KCMJ Community Radio, KZUM and more


  • Added: May 12, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
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featuring music from Chico Freeman's 4-Tet from the album "Spoken Into Existence"

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


  • Added: May 11, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
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Big time new release Blues music, and a couple crossovers by Country artists, populate this week's playlist.

Bought by WJSU and WSGE


  • Added: May 10, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
This week, the "Juke In The Back" spotlights the "Prince of Primitive Cool," Rosco Gordon. His mostly self-penned tunes, feature his unique blend o...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, 90.5 WSNC, WHRV, WOUB, WRNC-LP and more


  • Added: May 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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1st segment: Pepe Willie (the man who discovered Prince) is interviewed. 2nd Segment: Chris Moon (the man who gave the keys to his studio) is inte...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: May 06, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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James Montgomery is 50 year veteran of the music business. The blues artist, singer, songwriter, harmonica ace, band leader; James Montgomery is a ...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: May 06, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: George Clinton
We'll get funky with George Clinton and the Split Decision Band, hear indigenous soul from Emma Donovan, and catch a crazy Dylan cover from the Isl...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WJAB, KSRQ, KCMJ Community Radio, KZUM and more


  • Added: May 05, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
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This week features a ton of top tier new releases, and an unintentional slant toward harmonica Blues throughout most of the program.

Bought by WJSU and WSGE


  • Added: May 04, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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new music from sax player Benny Golson, a classic from his 1960 band The Jazztet, and the latest from Chico Freeman's 4-Tet

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


  • Added: May 04, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
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Neckties records & drums are side effects of jazz radio & blues music collecting, take if from one who knows. This segment begins with a great litt...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WVBI-LP, WOUB, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: May 03, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:54
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Dinah Washington was more than just the "Queen of The Jukeboxes," "Queen Of The Blues" and any other prestigious but vacant title you could pin on ...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, 90.5 WSNC, WRNC-LP, WHRV, KSRQ and more


  • Added: May 01, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: A popular selection from the Takoma catalog, “Mississippi Blues” by Bukka White was issued and reissued several times over the decades, seen here with the cover from its second vinyl pressing.
Join us as we spotlight three classic slabs of vinyl from the golden years of the 1960s Blues Revival. We’ll hear selections from "Mississippi Blue...

  • Added: May 01, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:59
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SOUL is a feeling. SOUL is from the root. SOUL is Free. SOUL is Ray Charles. SOUL is James Brown. SOUL is Aretha Franklin. SOUL is Nina Simone. SOU...

  • Added: May 01, 2016
  • Length: 59:59
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Guitarist, singer, songwriter and two-time Grammy nominated blues legend; John Primer is recognized as one of today’s most crucial keepers of the C...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Billy Paul
We'll hear new soul from Rasheed Ali, hear the latest from The Suffers, and pay tribute to the late Billy Paul.

Bought by KMUD, KMRE-LP, KSRQ, WJAB, KMXT and more


  • Added: Apr 28, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Dinah Washington was more than just the "Queen of The Jukeboxes," "Queen Of The Blues" and any other prestigious but vacant title you could pin on ...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, KCMJ Community Radio, Royalton Community Radio, WOUB, WHRV and more


  • Added: Apr 24, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6