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.

 

The Western Hour – A Fingerfulla 50s C&W 45s

This week on Triple-R Radio, it’s the Western Hour – A Fresh Fingerfulla C&W 45s, mostly from the 1950s. You’ll hear stellar Country sides from the Louvin Brothers, George Jones, Rose Maddox, Lefty Frizzell, Hank Snow, Homer & Jethro, Johnny Horton, Ray Price, and more.

The spin begins this Sunday, March 31st, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio.  If you love 50s Country, dial in for the Western Hour – A Fresh Fingerfulla 50s C&W 45s on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that reveals the roots.

78s From The Crates #70

It’s an eclectic batch of 78s from the crates this week on Roy’s Record Room. Ninon Mondejar y su Orquesta provide some smooth Cha Cha Cha sounds. Dusty Williams’ String Busters lay out some vintage Canadian Western Swing from 1953. Jim Reeves sings one from his early honky-tonk days. Pop singer Margaret Whiting, shows her jazzier side. Eddy Arnold calls in the cattle.

And that’s just scratching the surface. You’ll also hear shellac from the Delta Rhythm Boys, Jack Teagarden & the Whoopee Makers, the Sons Of the West, the Maddox Brothers & Rose, Tiny Bradshaw, the Trumpeteers, and more.

The spin begins this coming Sunday, March 24th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in on your favourite device for a mess of 78s from the crates on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that feeds the future by honouring the past.

Jazzy 78s From The Crates (#69)

Roy’s back shuffling through crates of 78s this week on Roy’s Record Room. Show # 69 in the ongoing ‘78s from the crates’ series. You’ll hear jazzy shellac from the likes of Jelly-Roll Morton, Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb, the Washboard Rhythm Kings, Al Bowlly with Ray Noble. James Moody & His Bop Men, the Harlem Footwarmers, Mildred Bailey, Oscar Peterson, and more

The spin begins this coming Sunday, March 17th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in for some Jazzy 78s from the crates on Roooy’s Record Room, revolving and revealing.

Jazzy Women at 78 RPM

This coming Sunday, Roy’s Record Room celebrates International Women’s Day with a stack of Jazzy Women at 78 rpm. You’ll hear some stellar vocalizing from trail breakers like Lena Horne, Gladys Palmer, Anita O’Day, Ivie Anderson, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Nellie Lutcher, and many more. All sounding from the original 78 rpm shellac discs.

The spin begins this Sunday, March 10th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Tune in and celebrate with some Jazzy Women at 78 rpm on Roooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves the platters to reveal what matters.

Rockabilly Time

Yep. There’s good rockin’ in the record room this week as Roy spins a mess of rockabilly 45s and 78s. You’ll shake, rattle, and roll to the sounds of Bob & Lucille aka the Canadian Sweethearts, Ray Harris, Robert Gordon with Link Wray, Buddy Burke & the Canadian Meteors, Wanda Jackson, the Renowns with Marjorie Lake, Johnny Carroll & His Hot Rocks, Andy Starr, and more.

The spin begins this coming Sunday, March 3rd, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. See if you can sit still as you tune in to Rockabilly Time on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves, rocks, and reveals.

Black Musical Pioneers at 78 RPM

This week, Roy journeys back to the dawn of recorded sound via the RRR shellac archives for a celebration of some early African American musical pioneers. Things kick off with a 1909 78 of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” from the Fisk Jubilee Singers. The show winds up in 1935 with a Coleman Hawkins Decca disc of “What Harlem Means To Me”

In between, you’ll hear gems from Bert Williams (1913), Kokomo Arnold (1934), Bessie Smith’s debut single (1923), Viola McCoy with Fletcher Henderson’s Jazz Five (1924), Cannon’s Jug Stompers (1928), Blind Mamie Forehand (1927), the Spirits of Rhythm (1933), and more.