Hecks-a-poppin this week on Roy’s Record Room as Mr. Forbes presents another instalment in the ‘78s from the crates series. You’ll hear a 1930 super session with the Blue Yodeler, Jimmie Rodgers, joined by Louis Armstrong and his wife, Lil, for an unforgettable musical meeting. Bessie Smith sings of the devastating Christmas Day Nashville flood of 1926 Hank Williams sings about another river. John Lee Hooker hears his mama and papa talking late into the night.
A true highlight is a 1953 disc from Portuguese singer, Amalia Rodrigues, Queen of Fado. Amalia declares her lifelong love for Fado. She says, “Fado was my beginning, it will be my end”. Portugal declared its love for Amalia by declaring three days of mourning upon her death in 1999.
The spin begins on Sunday, January 22nd, 2 PM, Mountain, on CKUA. Dial in for more 78s from the crates on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve.