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Roots & Rhythms is a roots music program that swings, jumps, or rocks.
Hosted by: Lloyd Smiley and Renny G
Airs: Every Wednesday from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Roots and Rhythms

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Nov. 22, 2017 Retro Renny MUCK IT UP/​MAKE IT UP SHOW. Playing all the music that didn't get played because of my mistakes, technical difficulties, or because I ran out of time. Tonight will be a mixed musical bag with 6 boogies, 3 rags and a stomp.
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Nov. 15, 2017 Retro Renny STOMP TO IT! A chronological look at the stomp in all it's musical diversity: jazz, blues, western swing, boogie woogie, R&B, Cajun and zydeco from 1929 to 1955.
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Nov. 8, 2017 Retro Renny THANK YOU! Songs Of thanks to all of you who donated to the show. Tonight - Soul, funk, New Orleans R&B , roots reggae, old country, three cover versions and even some Bob Dylan.
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Nov. 1, 2017 Kid Caffeine FUNDING DRIVE Part 2: SMUT FOR BUCKAROOS. Another shameless attempt to solicit donations using music about sex. Tonight's rural romp, includes questionable Country & Western from Roy Hall, The Light Crust Doughboys, Skeets McDonald and more.
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Oct. 25, 2017 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.
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Oct. 18, 2017 Retro Renny KING RECORDS: 1943-75 One of the most important independent label in the U.S., the King Records roster included Western Swing, Bluegrass, Hillbilly Boogie and Rhythm & Blues artists.
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Roots & Rhythms started out in 1997 as a roots music program (older blues, country, r&b and rock(abilly), with some contemporary jazz and world music thrown in as well. Most programs were devoted to a specific artist, label, city or genre. Since then, the core concept has remained the same, but has been broadened to include some pop and more mix-type programs blending eclectic choices across genre and time periods. Throughout, the emphasis has been on music that swings, jumps, or rocks.

- Graphic by the infamous illustrator and animator Ian Jeans http://ianjeans.blogspot.ca/