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Coco Love Alcorn – Joyful Soul

August 21, 2017

On this week’s Mixtape, soul meets jazz and becomes an accidental choral sensation. Following the release in 2011 of her album Play, Coco Love Alcorn took a 5 year break from heavy touring to raise her young daughter. When the time

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House Blend Playlist – Aug. 21, 2017

August 21, 2017

The  Playlist: The Picks: Orest Soltykevich— Voces8 / Ola Gjeilo, piano, “Ubi caritas” A choral work by the Norwegian-born New York-based composer Ola Gjeilo. It begins “Where charity and love are, God is there.” And the composer himself improvises on

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Bruce Cockburn on Dirty Windshields

August 17, 2017

This Saturday, Leeroy Stagger sits down with one of Canada’s most enduring singer-songwriters – get set for a special, hour-long interview with Bruce Cockburn. The pair talk about some of the most interesting moments in Cockburn’s storied career: almost jamming with

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All Vinyl Weekend on the Stew

August 17, 2017

Sat 5pm – Snap. Crackle. Pop. Terry David Mulligan has the turntable on and ready to spin for an all-vinyl weekend. Tuck in for the warm sounds of Berry, Springseteen and Simon — as well as a great triple-shot of

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Darrin Hagen’s Many Hats

August 14, 2017

“I grew up gay, in Rocky Mountain House, in the ‘70s, in a trailer court. I wore glasses and I played accordion. I had a lot of things going against me.” But Darrin Hagen has used every one of those

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House Blend Playlist – Aug. 14, 2017

August 14, 2017

The Playlist  The Picks Lionel Rault— Rodney Crowell, “Storm Warning” Rodney Crowell returns to form…powerful lyric, great delivery from a major legacy artist…a song with (possibly) personal and geopolitical implications…did I mention it rocks? Hayley Muir— Le Plaisir, “Never Gonna

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Blues at 78rpm on RRR

August 12, 2017

Roy’s in a bluesy mood this week. He’s got a stack of blues platters that matter from folks like Big Maceo T-Bone Walker, Roscoe Gordon, B. B. King, Lil Green, all from the original 78s. Plus we’ll hear a few

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Mixtape – Petunia

August 8, 2017

An adventure seeker, a poker player, and mysterious stranger, Petunia has been mesmerizing and mystifying audiences across Canada for years with his avant-garde, rockabilly-noir style. Petunia has always been a rather shadowy figure on the Canadian music scene and we’re pretty

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House Blend Playlist – Aug. 7, 2017

August 8, 2017

The Playlist: The Picks: Lark Clark— Mokoomba, “Kumukanda” This band is now the strongest voice out of Zimbabwe. They do so many things, and do them well. Great lead singer, terrific harmonies, and the guitarists translate traditional mbira music into

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Donovan Woods – “Just a songwriter”

July 31, 2017

This Wednesday evening, Mixtape hands the reigns over to Ontario singer-songwriter, Donovan Woods. It may sound corny, but I would have to say that songwriting is his destiny. Apparently, at the age of 8, he looked up “just a songwriter”

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House Blend Playlist -July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017

The Playlist: The Picks:   Lionel Rault— Jonatha Brooke, “There’s More True Lovers Than One” An inspired collaboration, albeit 40 years apart, between Woodie Guthrie, who wrote the lyrics, and Jonatha Brooke who wrote the music and supplied the vocals!

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Shellac Shack Shuffle on RRR

July 21, 2017

This week,, it’s a good old Shellac Shack Shuffle on Triple-R Radio. All 78s from Roy’s slightly cluttered basement. We’ll hear some western swing, country, blues and jazz from Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five, Tampa Red, Dinah Washington, Arthur

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House Blend Playlist – July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017

The Playlist: The Picks: Lionel Rault— Santana (with Ziggy Marley), “Iron Lion Zion” Nobody presents his Dad’s music as well as Ziggy Marley…here with the added zing of Carlos and the rest of the Santana band is an inspired re-working

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A Rockin’ Summer 78 Dance Party on RRR

July 15, 2017

This week, we’re having a Summer Rockin’ 78 Dance Party on Triple R Radio. Roy has pulled out some of his favourite rock and roll 78s by Buddy Holly, Ricky Nelson, Eddie Cochrane, the Coasters, Ivory Joe Hunter, Johnny Horton

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Alex Cuba: “I Sound Like Myself”

July 14, 2017

Sun at 4pm MT- This Sunday, join Lark Clark in conversation with Alex Cuba. The award-winning singer-songwriter is one of Canada’s leading Spanish-language artists. The two discuss Alex’s newest release, Lo Unico Constante (The One Constant),  a deeply-personal album that features Alex’s

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Vancouver Island Music Festival on the Stew

July 13, 2017

Sat. at 5pm — This Saturday’s Mulligan Stew is a peek into the future. Terry David Mulligan is taking a look ahead to the fantastic acts lined up for this year’s the Vancouver Island Music Festival.  While it might take place on the other

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House Blend Playlist – July 5, 2017

July 10, 2017

The Playlist The Picks Lionel Rault— Suzanne Vega, “Soap & Water” Suzanne Vega’s 2001 album ‘Songs In Red And Gray’ was a powerful return to form for the New York based singer-songwriter. And, since she will be one of the

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‘Summertime’ on Roy’s Record Room

July 7, 2017

This week, we’ll spend an hour looking at the Gershwin classic, “Summertime”. Some call it the finest song of the 20th century.    To date, “Summertime” has been recorded aboutd 33,000  times. We’ll hear versions of this timeless standard from

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Music in the Age of Trump

July 6, 2017

  Sat. 5pm MT – Where is today’s protest song? It’s a time of political, ethical and moral upheaval. Songs are being written every hour or every day. Where’s the voice of the artist? Music has always been one of the

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