Roy Forbes just can’t stay away from those heavy old shellac platters. This Sunday, it’s all jazz vocal 78s from the crates on Triple-R radio. Mr. Forbes spins a few sides from the likes of Lil Johnson, Anita O’Day with Gene Krupa. The Boswell Sisters, Julia Lee with Jay McShann, Louis Armstrong, the King Cole Trio, and more.
A highlight of many highlights is a hot Decca disc from the revered Gospel singer, Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Rosetta made several exciting sides with the Lucky Millinder band in the early 40s. She really struts her stuff on “Tall Skinny Papa”. It’ll put a great big smile on your face.
The spin begins this coming Sunday, March 5th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in for a stack of Jazz Vocal 78s from the crates on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve.
This episode of RRR will be available ‘on demand’ for seven days after the first broadcast – ondemand.ckua.com