This Weekend: A Live Concert

Live concerts have always been a part of Thanksgiving weekend, and it's no different on The Grooveyard.  Saturday night at 7 PM, we'll play rare recordings from a 1956 Alan Freed concert. The disc jockey's  concerts were legendary.  They were the first rock concerts, the first to include a wide variety of artists, and the... Continue Reading →

This Week: A Rock and Roll Ball

The 61st anniversary of the very first Alan Freed Rock and Roll Ball in New York City will be celebrated Saturday night on "The Grooveyard".  Host Alan Seltzer will play songs by artists who performed at that show, including Big Joe Turner, the Clovers, Fats Domino, the Moonglows, the Drifters and the Harptones.  recordings of... Continue Reading →

12 Days of Greats: Number 91

With only three days remaining before the unveiling of the 2014 Grooveyard Great 88, we continue to unwrap a video of one song that just missed the survey.  Hear the full Great 88 on a special five hour edition of "The Grooveyard" on a special night and time--Friday, December 26 starting at 7 PM.  Our... Continue Reading →

This Week: “Mr. Rock ‘n Roll”

Thursday night at 9 PM, we celebrate the anniversary of "Mr. Rock 'n Roll", the film that claims to show how Alan Freed discovered rock 'n roll, by playing music by artists that appeared in the movie.  Released this week in 1957, the film traced the music to their roote in jazz, blues and gospel. ... Continue Reading →

This Week: A Rock ‘n Roll Party

Thursday night at 9 PM on"The Grooveyard", guest host Bobby G will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alan Freed's first Rock 'n Roll Ball concert in New York by sharing rare recordings of a live 1956 concert by the iconic disc jockey and promoter.  Freed's concerts were legendary--they were the first rock concerts, the first... Continue Reading →

Video of the Week: January 13, 2014

e This week in 1955, legendary disc jockey and promoter Alan Freed produced his first Rock and Roll Ball in New York City. Staged at the 6,000-seat Saint Nicholas Arena in Harlem, both shows sell out well in advance. Featured at the gig are Big Joe Turner, the Clovers, Fats Domino, the Moonglows, the Drifters... Continue Reading →

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