The Harptones this week on The Juke In The Back

The Juke In The Back” focuses on the “soul that came before rock n’ roll,” the records that inspired Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and countless others.
The Harptones never had a national hit record, yet they are arguably the finest vocal group to come out of New York City during the 1950s. Willie Winfield’s soaring tenor matched with Raoul Cita’s songwriting and arrangements helped them hit the local charts and influence their peers. What set The Harptones apart from many of the successful vocal groups of the day was their perfectly matched harmonies. Whereas most vocal groups had only one signature song, The Harptones enjoyed many, from their first release, 1953’s “A Sunday Kind Of Love,” to “Life Is But A Dream” in ’55 and “The Shrine Of St. Cecilia” in ’57. This week, Matt The Cat digs out many of The Harptones’ wrongfully forgotten records and gives ’em a spin in our old Rockola “Juke In The Back.” Saturday afternoon at 03:00 PM Eastern, with an encore presentation Thursday morning at 04:00 AM Eastern, on Mushroom FM, the home of the fun guys, making four decades of magic mushroom memories!