Juke In The Back:#467 - The Griffin Brothers - April 15-21, 2019 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
Juke In The Back  #467 - The Griffin Brothers - April 15-21, 2019  1940s and '50s R&B: The Soul That Came Before Rock n' Roll 
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
Matt The Cat  Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
The Griffin Brothers

This week, "Juke In The Back" features The Griffin Brothers, one of the unsung Rhythm & Blues groups from the early 1950s. Jimmy and "Buddy" Griffin began in their hometown of Norfolk, VA in the late '40 playing jump blues. They settled in Washington, DC and were asked to backup Roy Brown on "Hard Luck Blues" in April, 1950. That recorded went to #1 in August and soon the brothers had their own record deal with Randy Wood's Dot Records out of Gallatin, TN. With vocalists Margie Day and Tommy Brown, The Griffin Brothers Orchestra scored six charting R&B hits from 1950-52, before embarking on separate solo careers in 1954. Matt The Cat features The Griffin's biggest hits, jumpin' B-sides and solo records on this week's "Juke." The Griffin Brothers were an important part of R&B's rise, scoring a #1 smash in early 1952 with "Weepin' & Cryin'" (featuring Tommy Brown on lead vocals) and now they're finally getting their due, even if time has left them behind. 
Matt The Cat 
Notes: Credits:
Music | American | Blues  
Version 1: #467 - The Griffin Brothers - April 15-21, 2019  
Total Length (HH:MM:SS)
Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script  Salem, MA  04-18-2019  English 
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File Info
JITB467  128Kbps mp3 (54.04MB) Mono 


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