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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.

Announcing Mushroom FM's new global call-in show, a Cuppa at the Mosens

This Thursday at 9 PM Eastern, Mushroom FM launches our new global call-in show, A Cuppa at the Mosens, hosted by Jonathan and Bonnie. This message tells you a bit about the show and what led up to it, as well as looking ahead to what you can expect on the first edition.

The Smorgasbord with Jonathan Mosen is back for 2017

My holidays are over and I’m back in the saddle again, re-energised and looking forward to another exciting year ahead.

The Smorgasbord is back with you on Mushroom FM every week day at 3 AM Eastern, 8 AM UK.

What is a smorgasbord, I hear you cry? Well, it’s really a fancy word for buffet. When you visit a smorgasbord, there’s usually a wide selection of food from which to choose. On Mushroom FM’s smorgasbord, I serve up plenty of tasty mushroom morsels from the 1950s through to the 1980s. It’s an eclectic mix of music with a healthy helping of friendly chat.

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.

The Mosen Explosion brings cold fun in the summer time

Isn’t it funny how language keeps evolving? Recently in new Zealand, they’ve started talking about this weather phenomenon known as a “weather bomb”.

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.

Be Careful! This week, Come By The Hills Burns! Robby Burns that is!

January 25 is Robby Burns day both in Scotland and among the Scottish diaspora. Indeed, many people have taken this farmer poet to their hearts, and Burns Nights are held all over the world nowadays.

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.

A Mosen Explosion Promotional Announcement, inspired by Sara Hillis

Yesterday I was revelling in my summer break, as you do, listening to the cricket and enjoying being totally immersed in books the rest of the time, when my phone went Ding! IN a languid manner befitting this time of year, I somewhat listlessly reached for my phone to investigate.

Come By The Hills Comes Your Way Again this Week!

Yes, it's almost that time again already, less than 48 hours until the next installment of Come By The Hills! As usual, we have three hours of the best in Celtic music from around the world. However, this week, I'm pleased to present a listener-suggested Celtic Cover! This was suggested some months back and I think we'll all find it quite fun. Not only is it a parody of a well-known folk song, but it's a parody of a very specific version of said folk song. We'll hear the original along with the parody in the third hour.

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