Jimmy Preston 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.
Jimmy Preston made a major contribution to early Rock n’ Roll by ushering in the era of the screamin’ sax. “Messin’ With Preston,” “Hucklebuck Daddy,” “Hay Ride” and his other early sides for Gotham Records were highly influential in the new genre of Rhythm & Blues, but it’s his original version of “Rock The Joint” that he will always be remembered for. “Rock The Joint” from 1949 is a definite contender for the first Rock n’ Roll song, but since you can’t pin an entire musical movement down to just one tune, let’s just say that it was one of the first. It jumps, it wails, it swings and tells the story of how this music is really going to make them rock the joint. It was immediately covered by Chris Powell & The Five Blue Flames for Columbia, then Jimmy Cavallo, but most importantly, Bill Haley laid down a ground-breaking rockabilly version of “Rock The Joint” in 1952. So even though Jimmy Preston is mostly remembered for one major contribution, Matt The Cat has dug up many more noteworthy jump tunes to open your ears and tap your toe to. This week’s “Juke In The Back” is jumpin’ with some pristine shellac from the great and highly unappreciated Jimmy Preston. DIG!
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, after "The Lost Lennon Tapes" with Elliot Mintz and before "Only The 80s" with Anne Cosgrove, on Mushroom FM, the home of the fun guys, making four decades of magic mushroom memories!