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House Blend Playlist – Jan. 29, 2018

January 29, 2018

The Playlist The Picks Baba— Ian Tyson, “You Should Have Known” Ian Tyson, a living legend, in our own times. Inspirational and authentic. Lisa Wilton— Asgeir, “Trust” The Icelandic singer’s swoon-worthy falsetto is the icing on the cake on this

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World Spinning honours High Masekela

January 26, 2018

Sun. 4pm – Hugh Masekela truly showed the power of music to touch hearts and change minds; he was a musician, a mentor and a brave advocate for the elimination of apartheid. To mark his inspiring life, Lark Clark returns

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Jim Cuddy and Jesse Roper on the Stew

January 25, 2018

This week’s Mulligan Stew has two great guests at different points at their musical careers: one exciting up-and-coming, the other a beloved household name. First up, Terry David Mulligan is joined by Jesse Roper. The BC blues musician has just

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House Blend Playlist – Jan. 22, 2017

January 22, 2018

The Playlist The Picks Orest Soltykevych— Andrea Gonzalez Caballero, guitar, “Francesco Tarrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Memories of the Alhambra)” Depicts the famous 11th century fortress and palace in the Spanish city of Granada. Lark Clark— The Georgia Fats, “Whiskey”

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Country at 78 rpm on Roy’s Record Room

January 20, 2018

This week on Triple-R Radio, it’s Country at 78 rpm. All country, all 78s from Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys, Moon Mullican, Jack Guthrie, Blind Alfred Reed and more – all from the original 78s.

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Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom Highway

January 18, 2018

When Rhiannon Giddens first came to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival in 2013, it was as part of the old-time string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops. But when she met with Terry David Mulligan back stage at last year’s festival,

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Tom Wilson at Wordfest

January 16, 2018

Image: Tom Wilson by Jen Squires

  Creativity, addiction and family secrets. Musician and master storyteller Tom Wilson takes an unflinching looks at his tumultuous life in Beautiful Scars: Steeltown Secrets, Mohawk Skywalkers and the Road Home. In December, CKUA’s Allison Brock hosted an evening with

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CKUA Top 30 – Jan. 10, 2017

January 10, 2018

December 31 – January 6, 2018   1. Mavis Staples – If All I Was Was Black (ANTI-) 2. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Soul Of A Woman (Daptone) 3. Dori Freeman – Letter Never Read (Independent) 4. Charlotte Gainsbourg – Rest (Because)

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House Blend Playlist – Jan.8, 2018

January 8, 2018

The Playlist  The Picks Amy van Keeken— King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard & Mild High Club, “Countdown” A smooth track from one of FIVE ALBUMS King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard wrote, recorded and released in 2017. That

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Happy Birthday to The King on RRR

January 6, 2018

This week, in honour of what would have been his 83rd birthday, RRR wishes Elvis Presley a happy birthday by playing original versions of songs that Elvis recorded and made his own. The King’s musical taste was all over the

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Dan Mangan’s Side Door Access

January 5, 2018

  Dan Mangan’s been keeping busy: prepping for a new album in 2018, composing for film & television, not to mention the demands of fatherhood. But somehow with all of that, he’s also found a way to become the co-founder

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Jim Cuddy’s Compulsion

January 4, 2018

Jim Cuddy

“I don’t know if this is as much a choice as it is a compulsion to do this for a living.” This week, Leeroy Stagger chats with a key member of one of Canada’s most enduring musical acts. Jim Cuddy

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Alex Hoffman-Ellis – – Gridiron Poet

January 2, 2018

The man you’ll meet this week is not your typical Mixtape guest. For example, Alex Hoffman-Ellis could very recently have been seen sporting the green and gold of the Edmonton Eskimos, as a linebacker wearing the number 12. But he’s also

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CKUA Holiday 2017 Schedule

December 19, 2017

Here’s an easy way to spend the holidays with your favourite CKUA programs and personalities. Check out our full holiday schedule below, and stay tuned for some great seasonal songs and holiday specials. We’ll be back to our regular schedule

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Hawksley Workman on Mixtape

December 18, 2017

This week’s Mixtape – originally broadcast in December of last year – comes to us courtesy of Hawksley Workman. Singer and songwriter. Broadcaster. Drummer. Well, multi-instrumentalist but most importantly, drummer. Poet. Playwright. Producer. Author. He’s a six-time JUNO Nominee –

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House Blend Playlist – Dec. 18, 2017

December 18, 2017

The Playlist: The Picks: Baba— Baraka Moon, “Julay Julay” You’ve probably heard some form of ‘Must Must’, it’s a Sufi chant, ‘Julay Julay’ is another form of the same. Songs of praise regarding the ecstasy of mystic from Sind, Pakistan

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Blues & Jazz 78s on RRR

December 16, 2017

  After a few weeks of 45s, roy returns to the heart and soul of Triple-R Radio with a stack of 78s – a mellow bluesy, jazzy Shellac Shack Shuffle. Feast your ears on some excellent sides from Noble Sissle

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Maria Dunn- The Spirit of Folk Music

December 12, 2017

The phrase Edmonton singer and songwriter Maria Dunn uses to describe her approach to music is “A storyteller through song” and we think it describes her work to a T. For example, Maria’s 2004 project, We Were Good People, explores

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House Blend Playlist – Dec. 11, 2017

December 11, 2017

The Playlist:   The Picks: Terry David Mulligan— Jackson Browne, “Late For the Sky” Where to begin? Pain. Feelings of loss and misgivings. Touches feelings and dark places none of us would want find ourselves feeling or being in. The

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Reading Time on The Stew

December 7, 2017

Have a hard-to-buy-for person on your holiday shopping list? How about someone who is both a music lover and a bibliophile? TDM’s got you covered. Join him for a special Mulligan Stew of interviews with on four music personalities who have moved

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Barney Bentall – The Drifter and the Preacher

December 6, 2017

This week, Leeroy dedicates a show to the storied, sinuous journey of Barney Bentall. The singer-songwriter reflects on coming up in the music world of the 90s and the cutthroat competitiveness of the era.  He’ll speak on taking a break from the

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