July 25 – A Mid-Summer Rockin’ 78s Dance Party on Roy’s Record Room

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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Shufflin’ 78s From The Crates

Roy’s back in the 78 crates this week on Triple-R Radio. He’ll be genre-hopping with an eclectic stack of sides from Mickey & Sylvia, Perez Prado, Jimmy Heap & His Melody Masters with Perk Williams, Johnny Hodges, the Charms, Ted Lewis & His Band, Maddox Brothers & Rose, Nat King Cole, Rosco Gordon, and more.

That’s Sunday, July 18th, 1 PM, Mountain, for a few 78s from the crates on Roooy’s Record Room, the program that revolves and reveals. Fifteen years and counting!

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Jazzy, Bluesy R&R Roots

This week, Roy dives deep into the jazzy, bluesy, big-band roots of rock ‘n’ roll, Triple-R Radio style. You’ll hear trailblazing sides from Sister Rosetta Tharpe (from a V-Disc), Jay McShann with Charlie Parker, the Mills Brothers, Duke Ellington, Tiny Bradshaw, Joe Turner & Pete Johnson, Benny Goodman with Charlie Christian, Ella Mae Morse with Freddie Slack, and so much more.

That’s Sunday, July 11th, 1 PM, Mountain, for some Jazzy, Bluesy R&R roots on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve, and reveal. Fifteen years and counting.

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Jazzy 78s From The Crates on Roy’s Record Room

Roy’s back in the 78 crates this week with nothing but jazz spinning on Triple-R Radio. You’ll hear the Bud Henderson Trio on the first bop 78 recorded and released in Canada, a two-part cultural collision between jazz and classical music as reported by Ella Fitzgerald, cowboy jazz from Bob Wills, Fats Navarro and Miles Davis/Charlie Parker sharing a 1947 Savoy be-bop 78, as well as a 1955 side from Blossom Dearie’s first group.

And that ain’t all. Tune in for more hot jazz sides from the Kansas City Six, Willie Smith with Les Paul, the 5 Red Caps, Jackie Cain & Roy Krall with Charlie Ventura, Dinah Washington and more.

The joint will be jumping this Sunday, July 4th, at 1 PM, Mountain as the jazzy shellac spins on Rooooy’s Record Room – fifteen years of revolving and revealing.

A Fresh Fingerfulla 45s

Roy’s taking a break (no pun intended) from the 78s this week. Instead, prepare yourself for a fresh Fingerfulla 45s that’ll meander through the musical meadows. You’ll hear obscure blues from Betty James and George (Wild Child) Butler; hard country from George Jones (Sinatra’s second favourite singer) as well as the Louvin Brothers; British invasion sounds from the Zombies, Dusty Springfield, and the Beatles; Americanized British invasion sides from the Knickerbockers and Paul Revere & The Raiders; some soul from Jackie Wilson and Little Willie John; even an obscure Bob Dylan single that turns fifty this year.

You might want to tune in this Sunday, June 27th, 1 PM, Mountain, for a Fresh Fingerfulla 45s on Roooy’s Record Room, the program that continues to revolve.

Fifteen years and counting!

Note: This is an encore presentation of an earlier edition of RRR.

Another Fingerfulla 45s

Roy’s back to the 45s this week with a star-studded cast of characters such as the Collectors, the Trials of Jayson Hoover, the Chambers Brothers, Etta James, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, Anita O’Day, Freddie Scott, Miriam Makeba and more.

That’s Sunday, June 20th, 1 PM, Mountain for Another Fresh Fingerfulla 45s on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve.

Note: This is an encore broadcast of an earlier RRR.

Classic Country 78s from the Crates

This week, it’s all classic country 78s from the crates on Triple-R Radio. Hank Williams cautions against getting stuck on the lost highway. Hank snow salutes a multi-talented female musician from Memphis. Pee Wee King kisses his gal while the fiddles play the Bonaparte’s Retreat. Roy Acuff has the freight train blues. Arthur ‘Guitar Boogie’ Smith & His Crackerjacks spin a wild-West tale about a red headed stranger, from the original 1954 recording

And there’s more. You’ll also hear essential sides from Johnnie & Jack, Patsy Cline, Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys, T Texas Tyler & His Oklahoma Melody Boys, Kitty Wells, and more

That’s Sunday, June 13th at 1 PM Mountain for some classic country 78s from the crates on Roooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve, and reveal.

More 78s From The Crates

It’s another musical potluck this week on Triple-R Radio as Roy digs through more 78s from the crates. You’ll hear a 1955 doo-wop disc from Donald Woods & The Bel-Airs that inspired and was covered by Frank Zappa. Nellie Lutcher gives a shout-out to her home town. Jazz piano-wonder Art Tatum swings a Dvorak classic. A fella calling himself Luke The Drifter sings about Ramblin’, sounding suspiciously like a revered 20th century country music icon.

And that just a taste of the aural treats in store. You’ll also hear sides from Johnnie & Jack, Terry Fell & The Fellers, Roy Acuff & His Smoky Mountain Boys, the Treniers, Kay Starr, Percy Mayfield, and more.

There’ll be some high-grade shuffling at the shellac shack this coming Sunday, June 6th, at 1 PM Mountain (repeated Wednesday, 4 AM). Tune in for more 78s from the crates on Roooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves, and reveals.

Stream it live here. You can view information on past shows on the RRR page.

More 78s From The Crates

Hecks-a-poppin’ this week on Triple-R Radio as Roy spins a few more 78s from the crates. Jimmy Witherspoon expresses his displeasure with his landlord. Amos Milburn spins a cautionary tale of bad, bad whiskey. The Boswell Sisters plead with the local river to stay ‘way from their door.

And that’s not all. You’ll also hear stellar sides from Linda Hopkins with Johnny Otis, Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers, Ruth Etting, Louis Armstrong & Jack Teagarden, Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds Of Joy with Mary Lou Williams, a three-song salute to the late rock ‘n roll pioneer Lloyd Price, and more.

Join the excitement and the surface noise on Sunday, May 30th at 1pm Mountain Time for a few 78s from the crates on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves, and reveals.

 

The Roots of Bob Dylan

In honour of the former Robert Zimmerman’s upcoming 80th birthday, Roy has put together a ‘Roots of Bob Dylan’ episode. You won’t hear any Bob, though. Instead, you’ll hear original versions of songs that inspired Mr. Dylan – songs that Bob has covered or has used as templates for his own numbers.

Roy spins tracks from Nat Shilkret with Willard Robison, Jimmie Rodgers, Little Jr. Parker & His Blue Flames, Paul Clayton, Billy Lee Riley & His Little Green Men, the Davis Sisters, Billie Holiday, Bobby Vee, and more.

That’s Sunday, May 23 at 1 PM Mountain Time, for The Roots of Bob Dylan on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves and reveals.

 

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