The Ravens 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 “Juke In The Back” features The Ravens, an RB vocal group that set the stage for all the groups that would follow.  With Jimmy Ricks’ bass lead and some tremendous harmony behind him, The Ravens were the predecessors to the doo wop music that would follow in the 1950s.  They formed in New York City in 1945 and quickly built a solid following, even before they had hits on the radio.  Their “Ol’ Man River,” and “Write Me A Letter” were instant smashes in 1948, but it was their non-charting “Count Every Star” that proved to be the most influential.  Music historian Billy Vera stops by the “Juke” to discuss the impact of “Count Every Star” while Matt The Cat examines the overall influence of this wonderful group.  The Ravens along with The Orioles moved vocal group singing from its gospel and Ink Spots / Mills Brothers roots into the next phase…rock n’ roll.  The Ravens story and star shine bright on this week’s “Juke In The Back.”
Join Matt the Cat for Juke in the Back, tomorrow afternoon at 03:00 PM Eastern, between Ringo and Anne, on Mushroom FM, the home of the fun guys, making four decades of magic mushroom memories!