Jazzy 78s from the Crates

It’s a jazzy shellac world this week on Roy’s Record Room as Triple-R host, Roy Forbes, digs deep in those crates of 78s for some serious early jazz action. You’ll hear indispensable sides from the likes of Bix Beiderbecke, Jay McShann’s Kansas City Stompers with Julia Lee, Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers, Count Basie with Jimmy Rushing. Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and so much more.

Among the many highlights is a 1932 platter from the Washboard Rhythm Kings, an informal collective of top-flight jazzers who made numerous loose, jug-band type discs between 1930 and 1935. Their washboard-driven recording of Irving Berlin’s “How Deep Is The Ocean” features some inspired wordless vocalizing from early scat pioneer, Leo Watson. Not to be missed.

The spin begins this Sunday, February 5th, 2 PM, Mountain, on CKUA. Dial in for a stack of jazzy 78s from the crates on Rooooy’s Record Room, The show that revolves and reveals. Sixteen years and counting.

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