1920s 78s From The Crates

Roy’s rummaging around in another crate of 78s this week on Triple-R Radio. This time, he goes back nearly a hundred years for a batch of shellac from the 1920s. You’ll hear Hawaiian guitars from Palakiko & Paaluhi. Crooning from Annette Hanshaw.  Ragtime piano from Jelly-Roll Morton. Classic jazz from Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five. Bluesy vocalizing from Clara Smith. Old-timey string band sounds from Gid Tanner & His Skillet-Lickers.

The show kicks off with a Country music classic (Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow) from the Carter Family, recorded at the historic Bristol sessions, held in Bristol, Tennessee, over a twelve-day period in the summer of 1927. (The same year that CKUA first hit the airwaves). These sessions, where the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers were discovered, are often referred to as the big bang of Country Music.

The spin begins Sunday, 2PM, MST, on CKUA. Dial in for a stack of 1920s 78s from the crates on Roooy’s Record Room, sixteen years and counting.

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