Sept 19 – Merle Travis 78s on Roy’s Record Room

This week, Roy continues his journey through crates of 78s on Triple-R Radio. The main event is a feature of the highly influential 1947 four-78 album, Merle Travis-Folk Songs of the Hills. This eight-song set contains the original versions of Travis penned classics like Sixteen Tons and Dark As A Dungeon. As well, Merle, alone with his guitar, picks his way through such deep country traditionals as John Henry, I Am A Pilgrim, Muskrat and more.

This 78 album is a fascinating listen and will cover the second half of this week’s RRR. In the first half, you’ll hear shellac from Tennessee Ernie Ford (guess which tune), Jack Guthrie & His Oklahomans, the Boswell Sisters, Louis Armstrong, and more.

That’s Sunday, Sept 19th, 1 PM, Mountain for more 78s from the crates on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve…and reveal. Fifteen years and counting.

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Eclectic 78s From The Crates

This week, Roy works his way through an eclectic batch of 78s from the crates on Triple-R Radio.

You’ll hear an elegant tango from Francisco Canaros, some hot-shot Hawaiian guitars from Palakiko & Paaluhi as well as Roy Smeck, pioneering jazz harmonies from the Boswell Sisters, hillbilly jump from Hank Penny, and more.

The records start to spin on Sunday, Sept 12th, at 1 PM, Mountain. More 78s from the crates on Roooy’s Record Room, the program that continues to revolve. Fifteen years and counting.

B-Side Beatles

It’s a magical mystery ride this week as Roy explores the B-sides of the Beatles Canadian Capitol and Apple singles from 1963 to 1970.

John, Paul, George, and Ringo all have a go at a lead vocal on the flip sides of such fab four faves as Love Me Do, Let It Be, Lady Madonna, I’ll Cry Instead, Paperback Writer, Yesterday and more.

Tune in on Sunday, Sept 05-21, to track the incredible progress of one of the world’s greatest bands as we spin B-Side Beatles on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves and reveals. Fifteen years and counting.

Doo-Wop Time

It’s doo-wop time this week on Triple-R Radio. Roy spins some familiar and unfamiliar vocal group sides from the fifties and early sixties by the likes of the Medallions, Donald Woods & The Bel Aires, Etta James & The Peaches, the Pearls, the Harptones, the Coasters, The Robins and more.

That’s Sunday, August 29th, 1 PM, Mountain, for Doo-Wop Time on Roy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve. Fifteen years and counting.

Bluesy Gals at 78 RPM

BLUESY GALS AT 78 RPM ON ROY’S RECORD ROOM

This week, the bluesy gals rule the roost on Triple-R Radio. You’ll hear uptown and lowdown shellac from Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Lil Green, Trixie Smith, Blue Lou Barker, Big Maybelle, Georgia White, Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thornton and more, all from the original 78s (except two which are on the RRR 78 want-list).

That’s Sunday, August 22nd, 1 PM, for an hour of bluesy gals at 78 rpm on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve and reveal. Fifteen years and counting.

Shuffling 78s From The Crates

Yep, more 78s from the crates this week on Triple-R Radio. You’ll hear an eclectic batch of sides from Grandpa Jones & His Grandchildren, Muddy Waters, Roy Milton & His Solid Senders, Annie Laurie, Lena Horne, Roy Brown & His Mighty Mighty Men, Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington, Ivie Anderson with the Gotham Stompers and more.

Tune in on Sunday, August 15th, 1 PM, Mountain, for a bunch of 78s from the crates on Roooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves and reveals. Fifteen years and counting.

A Dance Date

Roy invites you to shake that thing this week as he spins a bunch of lively sides from his extensive stash of 78 and 45 rpm records.  You’ll hear some early 50s Alberta rockabilly from Scotty Stevenson; some frantic 20s dance-band sounds from Abe Lyman’s California Orchestra; dining and dancing tips from Aretha Franklin; calypso from Lord Flea; some boogie bossa nova from Quincy Jones; a soulful report on the land of a thousand dances from Wilson Pickett; an invitation to dance in the streets from Martha & The Vandellas, and more.

There’ll be swinging, swaying and records playing this Sunday, Aug 8, 1 PM, Mountain, for a Dance Date on Roooy’s Record Room, the show that likes to bust a few moves. Fifteen years of revolving and revealing.

Shuffling 78s From The Crates

This week, more 78s from the crates on Triple-R Radio with a diverse batch of shellac from J B Lenoir, Cliff Edwards aka Ukulele Ike & His Hot Combination, the Carolina Tar Heels, Fred Astaire, Ed McCurdy, Memphis Minnie and more.

That’s Sunday, Aug 1st, 1 PM, Mountain, for more 78s from the crates on Rooooy’s Record Room – fifteen years of revolving and revealing. Fifteen years and counting.

A Mid-Summer Rockin’ 78s Dance Party

Tune in This Sunday for Triple-R Radio’s annual Mid-Summer Rockin’ 78 Dance Party. All rock ‘n’ roll 78s from the dawn of the genre, featuring caffeine-driven sides from Fats Domino, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, LaVern Baker, Ivory Joe Hunter, Janis Martin, Elvis Presley and many more – spinning off the original 78s. Roy’s managed to squeeze twenty-three tunes on the playlist. Less talkin’, more rockin’!

That’s Sunday, July 25th, one PM Mountain on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves and reveals. Fifteen years and counting.

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