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Roots and Rhythms

Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday October 25th, 2017 with Risque Renny
FUNDING DRIVE: Retro Renny's annual "SMUT FOR BUCKS" funding drive episode. In a blatant attempt to get your donations I'll be appealing to your baser nature by playing regally risque R&B from the KING & FEDERAL RECORD labels. Please donate what you can.

I'm shamelessly soliciting for your donations tonight by playing smutty R&B songs from label owner Syd Nathan's King and Federal record labels. Many of these songs were banned from the radio by the FCC who deemed the songs as being too suggestive for public airplay. Please donate money to keep public radio and this music on the air (and to help with any legal costs incurred from tonight's episode). WE NEED YOUR MONEY! So PLEASE donate what you can. Thank you.
Starting with tonight's show with a big organ and a perfect song for Funding Drive. Please folks, BRING THE MONEY IN by dancing and DONATING. Please phone (613) 520-3920 and pledge us some money to keep great music alive.
Bring The Money In
THE BILL DAVIS TRIO - The OKeh Rhythm & Blues Story 1949-1957 - '53 OKeh Records/'93 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sixty Minute Man
(BILLY WARD &) THE DOMINOES - Risque Blues - Vol. 1 - '50 Federal Records/'97 King Records
Work With Me Annie
(HANK BALLARD &) THE MIDNIGHTERS - Sexy Ways: The Best Of Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - '54 Federal Records/'93 Rhino Records
I Want A Bowlegged Woman
BULL MOOSE JACKSON & HIS BUFFALO BEARCATS - The King R&B Box Set - '47 King Records/'10 Gusto Records
Big Ten Inch
MOOSE JACKSON - Risque Blues - Vol. 1 - '52 King Records/'97 King Records
It Ain't The Meat
THE SWALLOWS - The King R&B Box Set - '51 King Records/'10 Gusto Records
My Ding-A-Ling
DAVE BARTHOLOMEW & HIS ORCHESTRA - The King R&B Box Set - '52 King Records/'10 Gusto Records
If you've enjoyed any of the programming you've heard on CKCU, please do your part by donating. You can pledge to pay later or donate online at Just click on DONATE ONLINE that's at the top of the page.
We'd like to remind you that we receive NO support from any level of government, nor do we receive support from Carleton University. We only survive with your donations and a levy paid by the students of Carleton University.
So WHERE'S THE MONEY, HONEY? Without your support this volunteer station could not exist. Without your support, all the different types of great music that this station plays will be silenced. Phone now at (613) 520-3920 and make a pledge to help us stay on the air.
Where's The Money, Honey
CHUBBY NEWSOME - I'm A Bad, Bad Girl: Seven Dozen Dusky Divas 1939-1953 - '51 Regal Records/'04 Indigo Records/Sanctuary Records
The Walkin' Blues
FLUFFY HUNTER - Risque Blues - Vol. 1 - '52 Federal Records/'10 Gusto Records
Drill, Daddy, Drill
DOROTHY ELLIS - That's Your Last Boogie! The Best Of Johnny Otis 1945-1960 - '52 Federal Records/'12 Fantastic Voyage/Future Noise Music
Rocket 69
TODD RHODES ORCHESTRA with CONNIE ALLEN vocal - Risque Blues - Vol. 1 - '52 King Records/'97 King Records
Lovin' Machine
WYNONIE HARRIS with TODD RHODES ORCHESTRA - Wynonie "Mr. Blues" Harris In The 50s: Rock, Mr. Blues (The King & Atco Recordings 1948-1956) - '51 King/'07 Rev-ola Bandstand/Cherry Red Records
Keep On Churnin'
WYNONIE HARRIS with TODD RHODES ORCHESTRA - Risque Blues - Vol. 1 - '52 King Records/'97 King Records
Sittin' On It All The Time
WYNONIE HARRIS - Wynonie "Mr. Blues" Harris In The 50s: Rock, Mr. Blues (The King & Atco Recordings 1948-1956) - '49 King Records/'07 Rev-ola Bandstand/Cherry Red Records
We pay over $50,000 a year in rent to Carleton University. $27,000 a year for Broadcast Tower Rental. $15,000 a year electricity bill for our Transmitter. $20,000 for licences. $22,000 for insurance. The Engineering Contract for CKCU is $35,000 a year. It all adds up and yet we bring you incredibly eclectic programming for about $50 and hour.
Unlike TVO we do not receive any money from the Ontario government and unlike the CBC we receive no money from the federal government. This is TRUE PUBLIC RADIO. We are staffed by volunteers and run by a skeleton crew of underpaid paid staff.
Please PUT SOME MONEY IN THE POT, 'CAUSE THE JUICE IS RUNNING LOW. Dial & Donate by pledging online at or phoning our pledge line at (613) 520-3920.
Put Some Money In The Pot, 'Cause The Juice Is Running Low
LOUIS JORDAN & HIS TYMPANY FIVE - One Guy Named Louis: The Complete Aladdin Sessions - '54 Aladdin/'92 Capitol Jazz
To all of you who have donated I would like to thank you for your support. To all of you who haven't donated....get off your ass and do it now. There are no excuses.
Interactive CKCU
Renny G (host)
Beggin' with Rhythm & Blues. This blast from the past will not last without your support. Please donate.

6:54 PM, October 23rd, 2017
Renny G (host)
If you can't donate, or already have donated, then have a dance at the very least, it's free, it's on me and it happens every Wednesday night at 8:00.

6:10 PM, October 24th, 2017
Mike Mercer
Already took care of My donation online already Renny from Seadrift Texas since I used to work at CKCU in the early & mid 90's

7:09 PM, October 25th, 2017
Dave Aardvark (host)
killer music thriller... will be listenin' on the way to Targ to see The Courtneys tonight!

8:11 PM, October 25th, 2017
So much for promises to listen live for the first time-three hour time difference and stuff that happened at work today....Made a donation and I look forward to listening to the full hour on the weekend!

11:11 PM, October 25th, 2017