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More LaVern Baker this week on The Juke In The Back

This week, the “Juke In The Back” looks at how one of R&B’s greatest voices, LaVern Baker, got her start. It’s part two of a two part feature on the early career of LaVern Baker. In part two, we’ll dig on Baker’s prime recording years of 1954-56. She had 4 charting records in ’55, beginning with the crossover smash, “Tweedlee Dee,” which stayed popular for over a year, hitting #4 R&B and crossing over to #14 Pop.

The Early Years come to Mushroom FM

When you hear the dying strains of Van Halen's Happy Trails signalling the end of The Mosen Explosion, 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 I'm no longer Lost in the 50s. I've expanded my musical horizon to include the 60s as well. But I'm the antithesis of Jonathan as I don't tweet and I don't facebook. But you can contact me by e-mail at steve@mushroomfm.com.

LaVern Baker this week on The Juke In The Back

This week, the “Juke In The Back” looks at how one of R&B’s greatest voices, LaVern Baker, got her start. It’s part one of a two part feature on the early career of LaVern Baker. In part one, we’ll dig on Baker’s first recordings from 1949-1954. She began her recording career with Eddie “Sugarman” Penigar Orch in 1949, then recorded a few sides as Little Miss Sharecropper on National Records. She then started singing with Maurice King and His Wolverines and finally with Todd Rhodes on King Records.

All good things must come to an end

Hi, I'm Steve Cutway. Join me today at 5 PM Eastern for the final eddition of Lost in the 50s.
But fear not, when one good thing ends, another begins.
Join me for my new show, The Early Years, Sunday at 6 PM Eastern, following the Mosen Explosion. You'll hear music from the 50s just like you did on Lost in the 50s but you'll also hear music from the 60s along with the friendly conversation you've come to know and on which I've been complimented by listeners.

The original R&B Crickets this week on The Juke in the Back

The “Juke In The Back” is loaded with records by the 1950s R&B vocal group, The Crickets.  They hailed from The Bronx and only recorded from late 1952
to 1954, but man did they lay down some sweet harmonies.  Buddy Holly would take the name to the top of the charts, but these guys had it first.  Grover
“Dean” Barlow led the group vocally, but it was record label owner Joe Davis that would ultimately control their fate.  Matt The Cat tells the story of
the original Crickets and their 3 group incarnations on this week’s “Juke In The Back.”

Lil Greenwood this week on the Juke in the Back

This week, the “Juke In The Back” pays tribute to a very dynamic, soulful and often passed over R&B female vocalist: Lil Greenwood. Today, Lil Greenwood
is best remembered as a vocalist for Duke Ellington during the late ’50s and early ’60s, but it’s her R&B recordings from 1950-1954 that are the real standouts.
She recorded for the Modern, Specialty and Federal labels and often had vocal groups like The Four Jacks and The Lamplighters backing her up. Hear Lil’s
story and some of her greatest records on the “Juke In The Back” with Matt The Cat.

Start your weekend by going bakc in time to the 50s

Hi, I'm Steve Cutway. Come with me and get Lost in the 50s today at 5 PM North America Eastern Time on Mushroom FM, the home of the Fun Guys.
39 years ago this past Tuesday, Elvis Presley was found dead in his Graceland mansion bathroom from what would be determined was a drug overdose. He was only 42, young from this fun guy's perspective.

Come with me and get Lost in the 50s

Hi, I'm Steve Cutway inviting you to come with me and get Lost in the 50s, Monday to Friday at 5 PM North America Eastern Time on Mushroom FM, the home of the Fun Guys.
39 years ago this past Tuesday, Elvis Presley was found dead in his Graceland mansion bathroom from what would be determined was a drug overdose. He was only 42, young from this fun guy's perspective.

Remembering Elvis today on Lost in the 50s

Hi, I'm Steve Cutway. Join me today at 5 PM Eastern for Lost in the 50s on Mushroom FM.
Yesterday was the 39th anniversary of Elvis's death at the age of 42. I began a retrospective of all his singles from 1954-59, hits and non-hits. I got as far as the Fall of 1956. I'll continue today, finishing 1956 and starting 1957, the two years that produced many of his best singles.
I look forward to getting Lost in the 50s with you, Monday to Friday at 5 PM Eastern on Mushroom FM, the home of the fun guys, making magic mushroom memories.

Come with me and get Lost in the 50s

Were you around in the 50s? Were you born too late? Either way, relive the music from the
decade when rock and roll was born. Hi, I’m Steve Cutway, inviting you to join me and get Lost
in the 50s weekdays between 5 and 6 PM Eastern Time on Mushroom FM. Together, we’ll
remember the best music from the decade that changed the sound of music forever, the 1950s.
You’ll hear music from before the birth of rock as well as during its first five years of life. So
make a date (that’s what we did in the 50s) to join me, Steve Cutway, and get Lost in the 50s,

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