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1947: Jukebox Rhythm Review part 2 this week on the Juke in the Back

This week, we travel back 70 years with our ol’ Rockola Jukebox to spotlight the biggest Rhythm & Blues jukebox hits from 1947. In part two of two, we’ll focus on the biggest jukebox jivers from the second half of 1947, including the only charting singles for Bill Johnson & His Musical Notes and The Floyd Hunt Quartette. Louis Jordan continues to dominate the year with two more #1 platters this week and R&B stalwarts Roy Milton, Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers, Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers and The Ink Spots continue to score massive jukebox hits.

1962 comes back again on The Early Years

When you hear the dying strains of Van Halen's Happy Trails signalling the end of The Mosen Explosion for another week, don't touch your PC, your mobile device or your internet radio and join me in The Early Years on Mushroom FM.
Hello, I'm Steve Cutway and my musical focus is the 50s and 60s.

1947: Jukebox Rhythm Review part 1 this week on the Juke in the Back

 This week, we travel back 70 years with our ol’ Rockola Jukebox to spotlight the biggest Rhythm & Blues jukebox hits from 1947. In part one, we’ll focus on the biggest jukebox jivers from the first half of 1947, including the first charting hits for T-Bone Walker, Hadda Brooks and the original Sonny Boy Williamson. 1947 was dominated by Louis Jordan, who held the top spot for 40 weeks with 4 #1 records. We’ll hear two of those on this week’s program along with a B side that went to #2.

1957 comes alive again on The Early Years

And when you hear the dying strains of Van Halen's Happy Trails signalling the end of The Mosen Explosion for another week, don't touch your PC, your device or your internet radio and join me in The Early Years on Mushroom FM.
Hello, I'm Steve Cutway and my musical focus is the 50s and 60s.

Bobby Mitchell & The Toppers this week on the Juke in the Back

The “Juke In The Back” digs deep into New Orleans Rhythm & Blues this week to focus on Bobby Mitchell & The Toppers, one of the few vocal groups to come out of a city best known for its blues, jazz and cajun roots. The Spiders were the best known vocal group to come out of 1950s New Orleans, but Bobby Mitchell & The Toppers were probably more versatile in the sense that they could not only shout the blues, like Roy Brown or Wynonie Harris, but they could also harmonize like a top notch doo wop group.

Remembering Elvis on what would have been his 110th birthday

When you hear the dying strains of Van Halen's Happy Trails signalling the end of The Mosen Explosion from the future, don't touch your PC, your device or your internet radio and join me in The Early Years on Mushroom FM.
Hello, I'm Steve Cutway and my musical focus is the 1950s and 1960s.
Elvis Presley was born Jan. 8, 1935, 110 years ago last Sunday (we're still in 2045, aren't we?) Few artists before or since have had the impact that he had on the first two decades of rock, which by now feels like ancient history.

Bo Diddley's 1956-59 recordings this week on The Juke In The Back

Last week, the “Juke In The Back” featured every recording made by the innovative BO DIDDLEY during the year 1955. This week, the Juke picks it up in early 1956 and showcases BO DIDDLEY’s influential and diverse releases through 1959. He remained mostly off the R&B Charts during this period. That’s inexplicable, since many of the singles issued by Checker Records became R&B, Rock n’ Roll and Blues standards.

Remembering Elvis on what would have been his 82nd birthday tonight on The Early Years

When you hear the dying strains of Van Halen's Happy Trails signalling the end of The Mosen Explosion for another week, don't touch your PC, your device or your internet radio and join me in The Early Years on Mushroom FM.
Hello, I'm Steve Cutway and my musical focus is the 50s and 60s.
Elvis Presley was born Jan. 8, 1935, 82 years ago today. Few artists before or since have had the impact that he had on the first two decades of rock.
In the first of two programmes, I'll play many of his top songs from the 50s and I'll throw in some of my favourites as well.

Bo Diddley's 1955 recordings this week on The Juke In The Back

This week’s “Juke In The Back” takes a look at the breakthrough year of one of rock n’ roll’s true architects and innovators, Bo Diddley. His first recording session was held at Chess Records in Chicago on March 2nd and 3rd, 1955, where he laid down 4 original tunes. One of those songs, “I’m A Man,” would inspire blues great Muddy Waters’ “Manish Boy,” while the other, “Bo Diddley,” would be the igniting spark for rock n’ roll. Diddley was a complicated and compelling artist, who’s talents go way beyond his signature “hambone” rhythm, his vibrato guitar and his crazy lyrics.

The top songs of 1967 this week on The Early Years

When you hear the dying strains of Van Halen's Happy Trails signalling the end of The Mosen Explosion for another week, don't touch that PC, that device or that internet radio and join me in The Early Years on Mushroom FM.
Hello, I'm Steve Cutway and my musical focus is the 50s and 60s.

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