SUN, 4 AM:

Juke In The Back

The soul that came before rock n’ roll: 1950s rhythm and blues. If you wanted to hear this rollicking music, you couldn’t get it from the juke box in the front. To hear that down and dirty R&B, you had to go to the low-lit, spit-shined “Juke In The Back.” These songs are the building blocks of rock n’ roll. These are the records that inspired Elvis and single-handedly led to the rock n’ roll explosion of the mid-1950s. Big Joe Turner, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Ruth Brown, Ray Charles, Wynonie Harris, LaVern Baker, Roy Brown, Joe Liggins, Professor Longhair and many more take center stage on The Juke In The Back.