This week on Triple-R Radio, Roy’s really gonna rock the bop with his annual RRR Mid-Winter Rockin’ 78 Dance Party. Tune in for a whole lotta shaking from Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, Wanda Jackson, Janis Martin, Lonnie Donegan, Carl Mann, Little Richard and more, spinning from the original 1950s 78s.
An undeniable highlight of this dance party is a 78 by a guy named Joe Clay. Born in Louisiana, Joe made a few hot sides for the Vik label in 1956. Unfortunately, he had a domineering manager who didn’t let him tour much outside of the New Orleans area. As well, sometime in 1956, Joe scored a spot on the Ed Sullivan show. Instead of having Joe sing his current single, “Duck Tail”, Ed insisted that the lad sing “Only You, a current Platters hit. Joe was only seventeen years old, mired down in the music biz of the 1950s. Roy spins the tune Joe should have played on the Ed Sullivan show – “Duck Tail”.
The non-stop excitement begins this Sunday, February 12th, 2 PM, Mountain, on CKUA. Consider yourself invited to the annual Mid-Winter Rockin’ 78 Dance Party on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that’ll shake your nerves and rattle your brains