Work Songs

This week, in honour of Labour Day, Roy digs out a stack of work-related sides to spin on Triple-R Radio. Jimmy Reed reveals that his boss ain’t so big. He’s just tall. That’s all. Dolly Parton plans to be a lady mule skinner. Keray Regan lists the ups and downs of being a poor, poor farmer. Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard put on their ragged, worn out working shoes. Merle Travis assures us that he owes his soul to the company store. Rusty Newby & the Saddle Serenaders have the musician blues. You’ll also hear work songs from the Two Tones, Waylon Jennings, Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Chuck Berry, Ruth Etting, and more.

The spin begins this coming Sunday, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in for a batch of Work Songs on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves and reveals.

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