Roy's Record Room on CKUA
Tune in every Sunday at 1 PM Mountain Time / Noon Pacific Time, to Roooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve. You can stream it live at www.ckua.com. Fifteen years and counting!
Roy’s Record Room is a weekly radio show on the CKUA Radio Network, Hosted by singer/songwriter/performer/broadcaster, Roy Forbes. RRR is a program that unravels and reveals the roots of today’s tunes, for the pure joy of it. Roy spins some familiar but mostly obscure 78s, 45s and LPs from his ever-expanding record collection – sides that don’t show up on many other stations. He loves all kinds of music and explores that eclectic passion weekly on Triple-R Radio.
Roy first came to CKUA at the age of twenty in 1973, when he was invited to guest on Holger Petersen’s legendary ACME Sausage Company program. CKUA has supported Roy and his music since those early days, with his new album, “Edge Of Blue”, having recently spent some time in the upper reaches of CKUA’s Top 20 album chart. Roy’s Record Room (RRR) launched in 2006.
"I love the sense of history that CKUA gives me as a listener as well as the sense of the now and the future," says Roy. "CKUA is the sound of surprise. You never know what you'll hear next”.
Roy’s record collection is more like a record library - running into the thousands of discs, with some even sent in by loyal RRR listeners. His appetite for music is virtually unlimited and he finds creative revelations everywhere.
Fave 45s from the Archives on Roy’s Record Room
This week, Roy picks out a few of his favourite 45s from the RRR archives for a lively hour of Triple-R Radio. The Staples Singers cover Buffalo Springfield. Wilma Lee & Stony Cooper countrify a Leadbelly folk standard. The Trials of Jayson Hoover provide some psychedelic Vancouver R&B circa 1968. Lambert, Hendricks & Ross prove why they were called the hottest (vocal) group in jazz. Dusty Springfield foreshadows “Good Vibrations”.
And that ain’t all. You’ll also hear platters that matter from the Sir Douglas Quintet, Rose Maddox, the 49th Parallel, Albert Collins, Jack Scott, and more.
The spin begins this Sunday, May 28th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in for some fave 45s from the archives on Rooooy’s Record Room. The show that reveals, and reveals, and reveals, and…
This episode of RRR will be available ‘on demand’ for seven days after the first broadcast – ondemand.ckua.com
78s From The Crates #60
This week on RRR, Roy celebrates sixty episodes of the ongoing ‘78s from the crates’ series by spinning classic and obscure shellac from Happy Fats & His Rayne-Bo Ramblers, Cleo Brown, Lonnie Johnson & Blind Willie Dunn, Harry McClintock & His Haywire Orchestra, the Dominoes, Ethel Waters, Patsy Cline, Pete Johnson, and more.
The spin begins this coming Sunday, May 21st, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in for another stack of 78s from the crates on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves and reveals.
More 78s from the Crates #59
Roy’s back in the shellac saddle this week, digging up more 78s from the crates on Triple-R Radio. He’ll play a few stellar sides from the likes of Annie Laurie with Dallas Bartley & The Band That Comes On, the Shelton Brothers, Bobby Charles, Bessie Smith, the Beaver Valley Sweethearts, Red Kirk with Jerry Byrd & The String Dusters, the Girls Of The Golden West, Jimmy Yancey, and more.
The spin begins this coming Sunday, May 14th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in for more 78s from the crates on Rooooy’s Record Room. Ever revolving. Always revealing.
Donor Requests & a Nod to Mr. Lightfoot
This week, on Triple-R Radio, Roy spins some donor requests and gives a nod to the late Gordon Lightfoot. As well as early sides from Gord (including his folk group, The Two Tones, from 1962), you’ll hear an eclectic batch of donor-requested platters from Roy Hamilton, Jo-Ann Campbell, Frankie Trumbauer & Bix Beiderbecke, the Flamingos, Willie & the Walkers, Milton Brown & His Brownies, Barry Allen, and more.
The spin begins on Sunday, May 7th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in for an eclectic hour of tunes on Roooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve.
Of special note, we will still be doubling your dollars on Sunday. Watch your donations multiply. www.ckua.com
A Fundraising Dance Date
This Sunday, on the last day of CKUA’s annual spring fundraising campaign, Roy’s Record Room host, Roy Forbes, and World Spinning host, Lark Clark, get together for an RRR Fundraising Dance Date. While folks like Amos Milburn, Ivey Anderson with Duke Ellington, Dee Dee Sharp, Wilson Pickett, the Beatles, Roy Newman & His Boys, Wynonie Harris, and Big Maybelle make with the musical dance moves, Roy and Lark will be encouraging RRR/CKUA listeners to donate, donate, donate! As well, every dollar you send our way will be doubled by CKUA’s Leadership Donors.
Join the community. Double your dollars. Amplify CKUA by contributing to the spring fundraiser. Roy and Lark look forward to hearing from you on Sunday, April 30th, between 2 & 3 PM, Mountain, as they rock the bop on Roy’s Record Room.
Donate here – www.ckua.com
78s From The Crates (#58)
More shuffling from the shellac shack this week as Roy spins a stack of 78s from the crates on Triple-R Radio. You’ll hear platters that matter from the likes of Ahmad Jamal’s Three Strings, the Chordettes, T Texas Tyler & His Oklahoma Melody Boys, Sister Rosetta Tharpe with Lucky Millinder, Georgia White, the Stuff Smith Trio, and more.
The spin begins this coming Sunday, April 23rd, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA. Dial in to experience a few 78s from the crates on Roooy’s Record Room, revolving and revealing.
Speaking of ‘donor supported’, CKUA’s annual Spring Fundraiser runs from April 24th to April 30th. World Spinning host, Lark Clark, will join Roy for a lively hour on Sunday, April 30th. Look forward to hearing from you RRR fans during that hour.