This week on Triple-R Radio, it's the Return of the Shellac Shack Santa! All Christmas 78s from Santa Roy's sack. No peeking though. You'll have to listen in to find out who's on the playlist this coming Monday. I'll shake the parcel for you a wee bit - you'll hear some calypso, blues, hillbilly, big-band, rhythm and blues, western swing, gospel quartet singing, British music hall and more.
That's Monday December 16th, 6pm Mountain Time, for the Return of the Shellac Shack Santa - all Christmas 78s on Roy's Record Room, the show that unravels and celebrates the music of Christmas past, to repeat the sounding joy.
NOTE: This is the second installment of a seasonal Triple-R Trilogy dedicated to winter and Christmas records. On December 9th we were Snowbound with a bunch of Christmassy, wintry records. This coming Monday is the all-78 Return of the Shellac Shack Santa. Then, on December 23rd, we'll run at all three speeds for The Night Before The Night Before Christmas. Tune in for a ton of holiday fun.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE ARTICLE ON ROY'S RECORD ROOM/ROY FORBES
A few days ago, Tom Harrison - the long-time Vancouver Province rock music writer - wrote a piece about my passion for Christmas record collecting and Roy's Record Room.
"JINGLE BELL ROCKS" DOC
Here's something you Christmas music fans might want to know about.
A pal of mine, Mitchell Kezin, has just released a documentary about Christmas record collecting - Jingle Bell Rocks. Mitch has interviewed all kinds of people about their Christmas vinyl and shellac passion - the filmmaker John Waters, collectors like Dr. Demento and Bill Adler (from Def Jam Records), musicians like Clarence Carter (Back Door Santa), Bob Dorough (who wrote a Christmas song for Miles Davis), and me. Mitch talked to a LOT of fellow Christmas collectors for his film. I haven't seen the movie yet but I may well be on screen for a few seconds, playing one of my most prized Christmas 78s. Tune in on Monday to hear that record.
MINCE MEAT TARTS
Pssst. If you're at all partial to Mince Meat Tarts, go here!