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Sarah Chan on Mixtape

September 18, 2017

Sarah Chan on Mixtape

“I feel like music is a community thing. It can certainly be enjoyed alone, that’s OK, but I think that sharing is … there’s a bit of a magic there.” So says Sarah Chan, to launch this week’s Mixtape. Musician,

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House Blend Playlist – Sept 18, 2017

September 18, 2017

House Blend Wildflower Blues

The Playlist:   Amy Van Keeken– Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton – “Wildflower Blues” Sweet groove and warm dreamy vocals on this title track from Be Good Tanyas co-founders Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton.  Kathryn Calder— Duke Ellington and Count Basie – “Battle Royale”

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Hot Jazz from Hot 78s on RRR

September 8, 2017

This week, it’s Hot Jazz from Hot 78s on Triple-R Radio. Early jazz 78s from the late 20s up to the 40s. Tune in for some sizzling sides from Cab Calloway, Bill ‘Bojangles Robinson, Dixieland Jug Blowers, The Three Keys,

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Workin’ Life on RRR

September 1, 2017

This week, in honour of Labour Day, we’ll be hearing a bunch of songs that celebrate the working life – Workin’ Life Tunes on Triple R Radio. Tune in for fine sides from Bruce Springsteen, Rusty Newby & The Saddle

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Jam-Packed Mulligan Stew

August 31, 2017

Terry David Mulligan is doing an experiment this Saturday – how many great interviews with fascinating artists can someone pack into a single two-hour show? Five, as it turns out. Join Mulligan Stew for a special show. It features guest interviews

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CKUA Top 30 Chart

August 30, 2017

Top 30: Week of August 20 – August 26, 2017  = Albertan            = Canadian 1.  Slow Leaves – Enough About Me (Independent) 2.  Kacy & Clayton – The Siren’s Song (Dine Alone / New West) 3.  Arcade Fire – Everything Now (Columbia) 4. Benjamin Gibbard

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Grant Davidson (Slow Leaves) on Mulligan Stew

August 24, 2017

Sat. 5pm – Terry David Mulligan is on a trip through time this weekend. First, he looks to the (near) future, with a special guest interview highlighting a western Canadian artist whose time is quickly coming. Grant Davidson, aka Slow

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Roy Forbes BC Hall of Fame induction

August 24, 2017

Roy Forbes (ImageSuzannah Forbes)

It’s a special day – our own Roy Forbes is being recognized for a lifetime of music with an induction into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame. Roy has established himself a pillar of the Canadian folk music scene —

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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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