78s from the Crates #74 on Roy’s Record Room

Yep. Roy’s back in the shellac shack this week on RRR as he spins more 78s from the crates, # 74 in this endlessly ongoing series. You’ll hear irresistible sides from the Charles Brown Trio, the Ipana Troubadours, Kitty Wells, Bud Isaacs & his Cryin’ Steel Guitar, Big Bill Broonzy & His Fat Four, Peggy Lee, the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, Ella Mae Morse, and more.

The spin begins Sunday, July 14th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in and enjoy a few more 78s from the crates on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve.

Listen Live! Or, this episode of RRR will be available ‘on demand’ for seven days after the first broadcast –  ondemand.ckua.com.

Blues & Rhythm 78s

It’s all blues & rhythm 78s this week on RRR as Roy combs through the extensive Triple-R Radio shellac archives. He digs out a stack of terrific sides from Big Maybelle, Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thornton, Lonnie Johnson, the Spiders, Annisteen Allen, Wynonie ‘Mr. Blues’ Harris, Champion Jack Dupree, Jimmy Reed, T-Bone Walker, Effie Smith, and more.

The shuffling begins Sunday, July 7th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Tune in for a mess of blues & rhythm 78s on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves, and revolves, and revolves…

This is an encore airing of a previous RRR.

More 78s from the Crates #73

The shellac rules again this week on Triple-R Radio as Roy continues his romp through those crates of 78s. You’ll hear another eclectic mix of sides from Carl Perkins, Memphis Minnie, Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends, Charlie Poole with the North Carolina Ramblers, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Merle Travis, and many more.

The spin begins Sunday, June 30th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in to experience more 78s from the crates on Roooy’s Record Room, the show that rapidly rotates.

78s From The Crates #72

Roy’s back shuffling through milk crates of shellac this week on Triple-R Radio. #72 in the ongoing’78s from the crates’ series. You’ll hear the usual eclectic batch of sides from Wilber Sweatman’s Original Jazz Band (1919), the Sons of the West (1938), Hank Garland (1950), Roy Hamilton (1956), Tampa Red with Big Maceo (1948), June Richmond with Andy Kirk (1941), Ella Johnson with Buddy Johnson (1947), and much more.

The spin begins Sunday, June 23rd, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Join in as we go through more 78s from the crates on Roooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve at a rapid pace.

A Tribute to Buddy Holly

Roy has loved Buddy Holly’s music since getting one of his first albums, “The Buddy Holly Story”, back in 1961 or so, from an older sister’s boyfriend – most likely a pay off for making himself scarce. All through Roy’s musical life, Buddy has been there in one way or another, either through his own records or through The Beatles, The Stones, Blind Faith, The Grateful Dead, Linda Ronstadt, etc. And, of course, Buddy wore glasses.

This week, on Triple R Radio, Roy celebrates Buddy’s genius and the long shadow he continues to cast on all kinds of music, sixty-five years after his plane went down in that frozen Iowa cornfield, February 3rd, 1959.

The show begins with the 1955 Wichita Falls demos with Bob Montgomery, Moves through the Decca sides and the big hits on Brunswick and Coral, ending with the guitar-vocal Apartment Tapes, recorded in Greenwich Village in late ’58, early ’59.

The all-Buddy spin begins on Sunday, February 4th, 2 PM, Mountain, on Roooy’s Record Room. The show that revolves, reveals, and reveres.

This is an encore airing of a very popular RRR that first ran back in February, 2024. Enjoy again.

A Fresh Fingerfulla 1950s C&W 45s

Roy’s back in that recently discovered cache of 1950s C&W 45s this week on Triple-R Radio. You’ll hear essential sides from Anita Carter, Dusty Owens & Donna Darlene with the Rodeo Boys, Johnny Horton, Porter Wagoner, Rose Maddox, George Jones, Lefty Frizzell, Wade Ray, and more.

The spin begins Sunday, June 2nd, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in for another Fresh Fingerfulla 1950s C&W 45s on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves and reveals.

A Fresh Fingerfulla 45s

Roy Forbes features an eclectic batch of 45 rpm gems this week on Triple-R Radio. Irish folk from the Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem, jazz vocalizing from Peggy Lee as well as June Christy, rockin’ blues from Canned Heat, hard soul from Wilson Pickett, a jazz duet from Carmen McRae & Dave Brubeck, do-wop from the Cleftones, and more.

The spin begins Sunday, May 26th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in to experience A Fresh Fingerfulla 45s on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves and reveals.

An All-78 Shellac Shack Shuffle

Roy digs deep into the Triple-R Radio archives this week for an all-78 Shellac Shack Shuffle. Highlights include an original 1953 Peacock 78 of Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton’s “Hound Dog”, a record that started a revolution. Lots of doo-wop from the Medallions, the Flairs and the Midnighters. Brooding blues from Percy Mayfield. Deep cutting country from Marty Robbins and a searing duet from George Jones & Jeanette Hicks. Roy Hamilton’s original recording of a tune later covered by both Elvis and the Beatles.

And that ain’t All. You’ll also hear some platters that shatter from Sarah Vaughan, Jimmie Rodgers, Lefty Frizzell, Huey ‘Piano’ Smith & The Clowns, Roscoe Gordon and much more.

The spin begins this Sunday, May 19th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Tune in for a good old Shellac Shack Shuffle on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that, thanks to you CKUA donors, continues to revolve.

Spring Fundraiser Donor Suggestions

This week, on Roy’s Record Room, Roy’s digging into the old mailbag for a bunch of donor requests, sent in to RRR during the historic Spring Fundraiser. Expect the usual eclectic blend of rockabilly, country, R&B, ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, jazz, and pop sounds suggested by Triple-R Radio fans from Parksville, BC, to East Selkirk, MN, and all spots in between.

The spin begins Sunday, May 12th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Tune in for a lively batch of Donor Suggestions on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve.

A Special Two Hour Fundraising Extravaganza

This has been a historic fundraiser for CKUA. You donors have stepped up to let us know how much you value this station. Your love has lifted our hearts. Thank you.

Join RRR host Roy Forbes, alongside World Spinning host, Lark Clark, this very afternoon for a two-hour fundraising extravaganza on this final Sunday of CKUA’s Spring fundraiser. Roy spins the 78s and 45s while Lark reminds us of the continuing importance of CKUA to the music, arts, and culture communities. Let’s keep boosting that total to the eventual three million bucks the station needs to raise before the end of September.

The vinyl and shellac spin begins this afternoon, 2 PM Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Join Roy and Lark for two hours of celebrating CKUA on Roooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves and reveals.

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