Rockabilly Time on Roy’s Record Room

Yep. There’s good rockin’ in the record room this week as Roy spins a mess of rockabilly 45s and 78s. You’ll shake, rattle, and roll to the sounds of Bob & Lucille aka the Canadian Sweethearts, Ray Harris, Robert Gordon with Link Wray, Buddy Burke & the Canadian Meteors, Wanda Jackson, the Renowns with Marjorie Lake, Johnny Carroll & His Hot Rocks, Andy Starr, and more.

The spin begins this coming Sunday, March 3rd, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. See if you can sit still as you tune in to Rockabilly Time on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves, rocks, and reveals.

The spin begins this coming Sunday, February 25th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in to hear some Black Musical Pioneers at 78 rpm on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves and reveals.

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Black Musical Pioneers at 78 RPM

This week, Roy journeys back to the dawn of recorded sound via the RRR shellac archives for a celebration of some early African American musical pioneers. Things kick off with a 1909 78 of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” from the Fisk Jubilee Singers. The show winds up in 1935 with a Coleman Hawkins Decca disc of “What Harlem Means To Me”

In between, you’ll hear gems from Bert Williams (1913), Kokomo Arnold (1934), Bessie Smith’s debut single (1923), Viola McCoy with Fletcher Henderson’s Jazz Five (1924), Cannon’s Jug Stompers (1928), Blind Mamie Forehand (1927), the Spirits of Rhythm (1933), and more.

Mid-Winter Rockin’ 78 Dance Party Celebrating Black Rock ‘n’ Rollers

It’s time for Triple-R Radio’s annual Mid-Winter Rockin’ 78 Dance party. In celebration of Black History Month, you’ll hear essential shellac from black rock ‘n’ rollers like LaVerne Baker, Bo Diddley, the Midnighters, Little Richard, the Heartbeats, Chuck Berry, the Cadillacs, Etta James, Tommy Edwards, and many more.

The spin begins this Sunday, February 18th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Tune in for the annual Mid-Winter Rockin’ 78 Dance Party on Roooy’s Record Room, the show that spins the platters to reveal what matters.

Another Fresh Fingerfulla 45s

This week, Triple-R Radio host, Roy Forbes, digs through another stack of seven-inch vinyl singles.  The playlist features an illustrious cast of characters including Jimi Hendrix, Albert King,Ruby & the Romantics, Eddie Harris, the Exciters, Gary (U.S) Bonds, and many more.

The platters revolve this Sunday, February 11th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in for Another Fresh Fingerfulla 45s on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that feeds the future by shining a light on the past.

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.

A Fresh Fingerfulla 45s

Roy just got in a fresh batch of 45s. That’s what you’ll hear this week on Triple-R Radio. Get ready for stellar sides from Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, Moby Grape, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Rosie & the Originals, the Yardbirds, the Collins Kids, Gene Vincent, the Shadows, and more.

The spin begins Sunday, January 28th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in for a Fresh Fingerfulla 45s on Rooooy’s Record Room. Revolving and revealing.

More 78s From The Crates

This week, Roy’s back exploring milk crates full of shellac on Triple-R Radio. Show # 68 in the ongoing ‘78s from the crates’ series. You’ll hear sides from the Sons of The West, Paula Watson, Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers, the Browns, Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb, Jay McShann with Jimmy Witherspoon, Johnny Tyler & His Riders Of The Rio Grande, Billy Eckstine, and more.

The spin begins this Sunday, January 21st, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Come on in for another batch of 78s from the crates on Rooooy’s Record Room. Revolving and revealing.

45s From Deep In The Archives

This week, we’re going way back into the early RRR archives to drop the needle on a few 45s Roy hasn’t played in years. You’ll hear singles from J B Lenoir, David Clayton Thomas & the Shays, Dakota Staten with George Shearing, Toots & the Maytals, Moby Grape, Janis Martin, the High Keys, and more.

The spin begins this Sunday, January 14th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in for a stack of 45s from deep in the archives on Roooy’s Record Room, the show that feeds the future by honouring the past.

Crate 78s Highlights Part 2

The January 7th, 2024, edition of Roy’s Record Room will once again feature an eclectic batch of 2023 highlights from RRR’s ongoing’ 78s From The Crates’ series. Roy has made a pile of cool discoveries over the past year while digging through those shellac-filled milk crates. He’ll fit as many sides as he can into the second of two programs. Expect the usual mix of Blues, Hillbilly, Jazz, Pop, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Doo-wop, and Jump Blues, all blasting out of rapidly revolving 78 rpm grooves.

The spin begins this Sunday, January 7th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in for a few Crate 78s 2023 Highlights on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that feeds the future by honouring the past.

Crate 78s Highlights Part 1

The December 31st, 2023, and January 7th, 2024, editions of Roy’s Record Room will feature an eclectic batch of 2023 highlights from RRR’s ongoing’ 78s From The Crates’ series. Roy has made a pile of cool discoveries over the past year while digging through those shellac-filled milk crates. He’ll fit as many sides as he can into the upcoming two programs. Expect the usual mix of Blues, Hillbilly, Jazz, Pop, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Doo-wop, and Jump Blues, all blasting out of rapidly revolving 78 rpm grooves

The spin begins this Sunday, December 31st, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in for a few Crate 78s 2023 Highlights on Rooooy’s Record Room. Always revolving. Always revealing.

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