Willie Mabon 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.
Willie Mabon scored 2 #1 R&B records with “I Don’t Know” and “I’m Mad” in 1952 and ’53 respectively. Having 2 #1s ensured that he would never be forgotten, but Matt The Cat believe that this piano playing, harp-blowin’ blues cat should be better remembered and respected. This week, the “Juke In The Back” takes a look at nearly all his recordings for Chess Records, covering his career from his first solo release on Parrot in ’52 to his post-Chess single on Federal in ’57. In-between, you find different variations on his smash hits along side some unique sounding compositions which remain interesting to listen to and dig on some 70 years later. So grab a pocket full of nickels for the ol’ Rock-Ola juke and dig the sounds from Willie Mabon as we spin ’em ’round on this week’s “Juke In The Back.”
Join Matt the Cat for Juke in the Back, tomorrow morning at 04:00 AM Eastern, with an encore presentation, Sunday afternoon at 03:00 PM Eastern, on Mushroom FM, the home of the fun guys, making four decades of magic mushroom memories!