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House Blend Weekly Playlist – Feb. 20, 2018

February 20, 2018

The Playlist The Picks Orest Soltykevych— City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra / Gavin Sutherland, “David Fanshawe: Serenata: Mother & Child” David Fanshawe was an English composer and a passionate musicologist, who passed away in 2010. When he was in his

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CKUA Top 30: Feb 14, 2018

February 14, 2018

Top 30: Week of February 4 – February 10, 2018    = Albertan            = Canadian1.  Mauno – Tuning  (Idee Fixe) 2.  Jim Cuddy – Constellation (Warner) 3. Calexico – The Thread That Keeps Us  (ANTI-) 4. The James Hunter Six –  Whatever It

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Grant Stovel’s Adventures in Calgary

February 14, 2018

  I knew it was going to be a crazy week. In early February, I spent about a week working out of CKUA’s Calgary Foundation studio. It’s in the beautiful West Block of Studio Bell, home of the National Music

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House Blend Playlist: Feb. 12, 2018

February 12, 2018

The Playlist The Picks Bob Chelmick— Fred Astaire, “Cheek to Cheek” Since the early 1930’s (!), this Irving Berlin love song has been one of the highest forms of romantic expression. A smooth dance number that has Fred Astaire and

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Hot Jazz, Hot 78s on Roy’s Record Room

February 9, 2018

This week, Roy continues rummaging through his many milk crates full of shellac with 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

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CKUA Top 30 Chart: Feb 7, 2018

February 7, 2018

Top 30: Week of January 28- February 3, 2018  = Albertan            = Canadian 1.  Bahamas – Earthtones (Universal) 2. Glen Hansard – Between Two Shores (ANTI-) 3.  Jim Cuddy – Constellation (Warner) 4.  Laila Biali – Laila Biali (Chronograph) 5. Sly5thAve. – The Invisible Man: An

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House Blend Playlist – Feb. 5, 2018

February 5, 2018

The Playlist The Picks Baba— Nightmares On Wax, “Tell My Vision” It is the beat, it is the depth and breath of the lyrics, and no nightmares here, just what’s real…. Orest Soltykevych— Nicholas McCarthy, “Frederic Chopin / Leopold Godowsky:

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Jazzy Gals at 78 RPM on Roy’s Record Room

February 2, 2018

  This week, on Triple-R Radio, Roy digs up a fine batch of Jazzy Gals at 78 rpm. Tune in for unbeatable sides from the Boswell Sisters, Sister Rosetta Tharpe with Lucky Millinder, Anita ODay, Leana Horne, Ella Fitzgerald &

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CKUA Top 30 Chart – Jan 31, 2018

February 1, 2018

Week of January 21- January 27, 2018 1.  Bahamas – Earthtones (Universal) 2. Calexico – The Thread That Keeps Us (ANTI-) 3. Birds of Chicago – American Flowers (Independent) 4.  Chad VanGaalen – Light Information (Flemish Eye) 5. Mavis Staples – If All I Was Was Black

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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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