Jan 23 – Smoky Mountain Ballads on Roy’s Record Room

This week, more 78s from the crates on Triple R Radio. The main feature will be a highly influential 1941 5-78 set, “Smoky Mountain Ballads”, compiled by noted folklorist John Lomax. The set features classic performances from Uncle Dave Macon, the Carter Family, J E Mainer’s Mountaineers, the Dixon Brothers, Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers, and more. Many songs from this set went on to become folk, country and bluegrass staples.

And that ain’t all. You’ll also hear fabulous sides from the Birmingham Jubilee Singers, Sonny Boy Williamson (the first), the Spiders, Memphis Minnie, and more.

Tune in this Sunday, January 23rd, 1 PM, Mountain for more crate 78s and Smoky Mountain Ballads on Roooy’s Record Room, The show that revolves and reveals. Fifteen years and counting.

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Fresh 78s From the Crates

This week, Roy continues with the ongoing ‘78s from the crates’ series. He’ll spin some solid shellac from Frank Sinatra, Spade Cooley & His Fiddlin’ Friends, Bradley Kincaid, Billie Holiday, the Four King Sisters, Leon McAuliffe with Bob Wills, and more.

Tune in this Sunday, January 16th at 1 PM, Mountain, for a fresh batch of 78s from the crates on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve. Fifteen years and counting.

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Highlights of Crate 78s from 2021

More 2021 highlights this week on RRR, with the spotlight being thrown on the ongoing 35-episode ‘78s from the crates’ series.

You’ll hear some solid shellac from Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers, the Dixie Hummingbirds, Hank Williams & His Drifting Cowboys, the Rhythm Pals, Lionel Hampton with the King Cole Trio, Kay Starr, and so much more.

That’s Sunday, January 9th, 1 PM, Mountain, for some Crate 78s 2021 highlights on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves and reveals. Fifteen years and counting.

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2021 Listener Highlights

Triple-R Radio listeners have put together the playlist for this Sunday’s RRR. Wendy from Quesnel loves that Michel Pagliaro 45 played during the fall fundraiser. Brian from Columbia says anytime is the right time for T-Bone Walker. Gloria wonders who sang that song about the girl in the red dress, featured on the Roots of Bob Dylan RRR. Paul from Moose Jaw can’t get Carmen McRae’s “Whatever Lola Wants” out of his head.

These are just a few of the RRR fan faves you’ll hear this Sunday, January 2nd, at 1 PM, Mountain. Tune in for Listener Highlights on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves and reveals.

Happy New Year!

B-Side Beatles Revisited

With all the current Beatle hubbub generated by the Peter Jackson’s Get Back doc, not to mention the Paul McCartney – Rick Rubin interview series, we thought it would be timely to revisit a fab-four related episode of RRR from earlier this year.

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, Dec 26th to track the incredible progress of one of the world’s greatest bands as we revisit B-Side Beatles on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves and reveals. Fifteen years and counting.

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A 3-Speed Hi-Fi Christmas Party

Santa Roy’s spinning all three speeds this week on Triple-R Radio. Like last week, no peeking. But we’ll shake the parcel for you just a little bit. You’ll hear some black gospel, blues, R&B, soul, country, swing, jazz, novelty, and more – all from the original Yuletide 33s, 45s and 78s.

Join the fun on Sunday, December 19th, 1 PM Mountain for a 3-Speed Hi-Fi Christmas Party on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that repeats the sounding joy.

Top of the season to everyone.

A Visit From the Shellac Shack Santa

This week, on Triple-R Radio, it’s A Visit from the Shellac Shack Santa. All Christmas 78 from Santa Roy’s sack. No peeking though. We’ll shake the parcel for you just a little bit – you’ll hear some calypso, blues, hillbilly, big-band, rhythm and blues, western swing, gospel quartet singing, rock ‘n’ roll and more.

That’s Sunday, December 12th, 1 PM, Mountain, for a visit from the Shellac Shack Santa – all Christmas 78s on Roy’s Record Room, the show that repeats the sounding joy.  Fifteen years and counting.

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Songs about Winter

This week, Roy digs deep in the RRR archives for an hour of winter-related vinyl and shellac. You’ll hear blues from Big Maceo, Canadian country from Stompin’ Tom Connors, hepster jive from Slim & Slam, elegant vocalizing from Lena Horne, an early Randy Newman song whispered by Claudine Longet, early 50s kiddie-pop from Jimmy Durante, and so much more.

Make yourself a warm drink and tune in on Sunday, December 5th, 1 PM, Mountain as we celebrate winter on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that repeats the sounding joy. Fifteen years and counting.

More 78s From The Crates

The 78s from the crates series continues this week with mighty fine sides from the Dixie Hummingbirds, the Blue Ridge Playboys, Varetta Dillard, Clyde McPhatter, the Roy Milton Sextet, Mel Torme and more.

That’s Sunday, November 28th, 1 PM, Mountain, for more 78s from the crates on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve. Fifteen years and counting.

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78s From The Crates

Roy’s back digging through crates of 78s on RRR. You’ll hear unbeatable shellac from Mildred Bailey, Anita O’Day, Anisteen Allen, Curly Williams & His Georgia Peach Pickers, Fats Domino and more.

That’s Sunday, November 21st, 1 PM, Mountain, for a batch of 78s from the crates on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve. Fifteen years and counting.

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