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Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

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Episode #501 - The Duke/Peacock Records Story

From Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri | Part of the Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat series | 59:01

Jitbtitlemedium_small Duke/Peacock Records StoryThe Duke/Peacock Records Story

This week, the entire "Juke In The Back" is loaded with records from the catalog of Duke/Peacock Records.  Don Robey started Peacock in 1949 in order to record Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, whom he also managed.  In 1953, Robey took over Duke Records (which was owned by David J. Mattis and Bill Fitzgerald) and a R&B empire was born.  Matt The Cat shares the history and music, which features some of the greatest R&B talents of all-time, including: Bobby "Blue" Bland, Johnny Ace, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Big Mama Thornton, Junior Parker and more.

Song Travels with Michael Feinstein News Friendly Version (Series)

Produced by South Carolina Public Radio

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Diane Schuur

From South Carolina Public Radio | Part of the Song Travels with Michael Feinstein News Friendly Version series | 53:00

Songtravelslogo_small Blessed with perfect pitch and a resonant voice, vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur received her training at the Washington State School for the Blind. Today Schuur is a two-time Grammy winner and has performed at Carnegie Hall and the White House. Her album Diane Schuur and the Count Basie Orchestra spent 33 weeks at Number One on the Billboard jazz charts. On this week's Song Travels she swings on a few favorite tunes including "I Get Along Without You Very Well" and "The Very Thought of You."