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Features gospel harmony from the Louvin Bros. and a rousing gospel number from some prison inmates
18 Apr, 2021 | 0:58:27 |
EN | Lorne VanSinclair | Backbeat

This show features gospel harmony from the Louvin Bros., a rousing gospel number from some prison inmates, Gord Lightfoot's first hit, an early rocker from Billy Wright plus Roy Orbison, Jerry Butler, Count Basie, Alex Pangman and more. Playlist is at https://www.backbeatradio.com
Music that makes you wanna get up and dance and forget the cares of the day
11 Apr, 2021 | 0:57:51 |
EN | Lorne VanSinclair | Backbeat

Fun and frivolity with vintage sides from Louis Jordan, Willie Nelson, The Boswell Sisters, The Sweet Violet Boys, Ink Spots and who the heck is Bea Baker. See the playlist at www.backbeatradio.com
This show wanders from R&B to hillbilly to gospel to straight country, jazz and then Cuban
05 Apr, 2021 | 0:57:24 |
EN | Lorne VanSinclair | Backbeat

This show wanders from R&B to hillbilly to gospel to straight country, jazz and then Cuban, and that's just in the first 20 minutes. Then we have what is reputedly the first electrified guitar ever recorded (it's not played by Les Paul), new music by The Wanted and a Screamin' Jay Hawkins obscurity. Playlist is at www.backbeatradio.com
Clyde McPhatter, Bill Monroe and Tarheel Slim get us going
28 Mar, 2021 | 0:59:10 |
EN | Lorne VanSinclair | Backbeat

A mixed bag this week - as usual - Clyde McPhatter, Bill Monroe and Tarheel Slim get us going into a journey full of gospel, blues, teen pop, Doc Watson folk, Cajun dance, Cab Calloway and more.
Featuring the roots of a Chuck Berry hit that go back to an 1869 drinking song
22 Mar, 2021 | 0:58:27 |
EN | Lorne VanSinclair | Backbeat

Backbeat this week has covers of Hank Williams' songs, some gospel/pop crossovers and the roots of a Chuck Berry hit that go back to an 1869 drinking song.
Jim Reeves and Charlie Feathers provide the bookends for this show
14 Mar, 2021 | 0:58:21 |
EN | Lorne VanSinclair | Backbeat

In between we've got Billie Holiday, Sonny Boy Williamson, the original version of The Thrill Is Gone and an Angel with a Lariat.
Ella Fitzgerald leads us off, then it's one of the greatest steel guitar players of the 1930s
08 Mar, 2021 | 0:57:42 |
EN | Lorne VanSinclair | Backbeat

Ella Fitzgerald leads us off, then it's one of the greatest steel guitar players of the 1930s. Next we go behind the scenes to look at some of the work of Otis Blackwell, and finish off with early recordings by Johnny Horton and Laverne Baker. Oh ya, and some mambo in there too. Uhh.
Some rock & roll gospel, a killer track from Little Richard and some classic train songs.
28 Feb, 2021 | 0:55:23 |
EN | Lorne VanSinclair | Backbeat

On this week's Backbeat I've got some rock & roll gospel from a group that excelled at both, a killer track from Little Richard that doesn't get heard much and some classic train songs.
Brought another big pile of old records to the home studio
21 Feb, 2021 | 0:57:18 |
EN | Lorne VanSinclair | Backbeat

Brought another big pile of old records to the home studio featuring some of my favourite artists, Fats Domino, Eddy Arnold, Mahalia Jackson, John Lee Hooker and many more. As usual, listeners can check out the playlist at https://www.backbeatradio.com/index.php/playlists/february-21-2021
This week we've got the Bob Wills song that inspired Chuck Berry to write Maybelline
14 Feb, 2021 | 0:58:40 |
EN | Lorne VanSinclair | Backbeat

Well now, this week we've the Bob Wills song that inspired a seminal rock 'n' roll classic, a look into the gospel origins of songs by Ray Charles and even Joan Webber, a rant from Muddy Waters and a lament about the Kinsey Report. Who could ask for more? How about a rocker from a guy known for his pop...
This week we have a gumbo of music, old and new
08 Feb, 2021 | 0:58:15 |
EN | Lorne VanSinclair | Backbeat

This week we have a gumbo of music made up by Huey P. Smith, Merle Haggard, the gospel roots of Bobby Bland and new old music from The Wanted. See the full playlist at https://www.backbeatradio.com/index.php/playlists/february-7-2021
A unique mix of blues, jazz, country, gospel - all the ingredients that went into rock 'n' roll
01 Feb, 2021 | 1:01:00 |
EN | Lorne VanSinclair | Backbeat

This week I've got the remarkable story behind a 1957 hit by the Jive Bombers and will feature some of the great production work of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Blues, jazz, country, gospel - all the ingredients that went into rock 'n' roll and more. Gonna be a fun show.
Lots of great blues, rockabilly, gospel and more
25 Jan, 2021 | 1:01:10 |
EN | Lorne VanSinclair | Backbeat

On this week's Backbeat radio you'll hear the most popular music genre in the U.S. in the 1930s and '40s - bet you can't guess what it is. We've also got a few original recording of songs better known as covers or re-makes. Lots of great blues, rockabilly, gospel and more as usual, listeners can see the list at www.backbeatradio.com
We've got blues mandolin, honkers and shouters and some deep southern gospel
17 Jan, 2021 | 1:01:05 |
EN | Lorne VanSinclair | Backbeat

In this week's Backbeat radio show we take a look behind the scenes at some of the writing and production work of Henry Glover who was responsible for countless blues, country and R&B records including some Canadian icons. We've also got blues mandolin, honkers and shouters and some deep southern gospel. Listeners can see the list at www.backbeatradio.com
An hour of fun music to get you boppin'
10 Jan, 2021 | 1:00:27 |
EN | Lorne VanSinclair | Backbeat

This week we have everything from Art Neville New Orleans soul to the Velvets do-wop update of a New Orleans standard. In between there's The Louvin Bros., David Lindley, Molly Johnson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and much more. Listeners can see the playlist at https://www.backbeatradio.com/.../playlists/january-10-2021.
Usual mix of vintage blues, country, gospel and jazz
03 Jan, 2021 | 1:00:21 |
EN | Lorne VanSinclair | Backbeat

Features great tracks by Big Maybelle, Joe Maphis, Bing Crosby and T.V. Slim. Listeners can see the full playlist at Backbeatradio.com
Final show of 2020 (good riddance) features no holiday music at all
28 Dec, 2020 | 0:58:55 |
EN | Lorne VanSinclair | Backbeat

We've got Louis Jordan, Hard Pushin' Papa doing a Robert Johnson classic, Milton Brown, Howlin' Wolf, The Harmonizing Four - listeners can see the full playlist at backbeatradio.com
All vintage holiday-themed music
18 Dec, 2020 | 1:01:22 |
EN | Lorne VanSinclair | Backbeat

Ho Ho Ho it's time for the holiday edition of Backbeat starting with the best version of Jingle Bells ever I play the usual assortment of jazz, blues, country and gospel artists all doing Christmas/holiday/winter music, capped off with Mahalia Jackson's chilling original 1946 recording of Silent Night. Listeners can check out the playlist on backbeatradio.com
Features the original version of an Irvine Berlin tune with controversial lyrics that he re-wrote
14 Dec, 2020 | 1:01:00 |
EN | Lorne VanSinclair | Backbeat

Got a few Irving Berlin tunes on Backbeat this week, a 1950s 'protest' song disguised as a novelty and some early Canadian pop. Listeners can view the playlist at www.backbeatradio.com
Another fun romp through the history of popular music.
07 Dec, 2020 | 0:59:56 |
EN | Lorne VanSinclair | Backbeat

Among other things we get a history lesson from Louis Armstrong and Chuck Berry with conflicting views on how Venus de Milo lost her arms, a honky-tonk classic about bars and, of course, some gospel to round things out.
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