Every year, about this time, Roy dips into his vast archive of Christmas vinyl and shellac for a series of Yuletide episodes on RRR.
This week, it’s Christmas blues at 78 rpm on The Room. You’ll hear essential doo-wop, gospel and jump-blues holiday sides from Butterbeand & Susie, Lowell Fulson, Bessie Smith, Mable Scott, the Moonglows, the Pilgrim Travelers, Little Willie Littlefield, Roy Milton & His Solid Senders, Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers, Sugar Chile Robinson and more. With a couple of exceptions, all of these cool Christmas sounds come from the original 78s.
That’s Sunday at 1pm MT when the shellac shack Santa presents Christmas Blues at 78 rpm on Roy’s Record Room, the show that repeats the sounding joy.