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

Coming up at 8:00 PM on January 20th, 2019:
BOB WILLS & HIS TEXAS PLAYBOYS - Western Swing was a wonderful American hybrid, it was country jazz for farmers, ranchers & cowboys. Bob Wills was there from the start, as a member of the Lightcrust Doughboys, to being the bandleader of the most popular Western Swing band of all time.

Roots and Rhythms

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Jan. 13, 2019 Rollicking Renny CHEESE & CRACKERS WITH ROSCO GORDON. A Memphis singer & pianist who released a series of singles on Sun, Flip, Chess, Duke & the RPM record labels in the 1950's. Tune in and dig "Rosco's Rhythm".
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Jan. 6, 2019 Reverent Renny JERRY LEE LEWIS - ALL KILLER! NO FILLER! The last of the Sun Record's rockers who's still standing (& his pumping piano). Blues, boogie woogie, country, rockabilly, soul & rock & roll and that's just his left hand!
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Dec. 30, 2018 Ready Renny Yesterday, December 29, marked the 90th anniversary of the first Boogie Woogie recording - Clarence "Pine Top" Smith's "Pine Top's Boogie Woogie" on Vocalion Records. Tonight, a small sampling of some amazing boogie woogie.
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Dec. 23, 2018 Reindeer Renny YULETIDE RIDE - Great Xmas music by The Razorbacks, John Prine, Mabel Scott, Big John Greer, Jessie Mae Hemphill (the She Wolf) & more. Holiday rockabilly, folk, blues & R&B.
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Dec. 16, 2018 Roots Renny MYSTIC TITANS OF JUJU - Two old men, three brilliant albums, one hour of great roots music.
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Dec. 9, 2018 Rhythmic Renny LITTLE, BIG & BLUESY! From Little Joe & the Thrillers to Big Joe Turner, Big Bo Thomas & His Arrows to Little Bo & Orchestra, Big Walter & Little Walter. Size doesn't matter with the finest in Rhythm & Blues.
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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 bands 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 more mix-type programs blending eclectic choices across genre and time periods. Throughout, the emphasis has been on music that swings, jumps, or rocks.

You can contact Renny at renny@ckcufm.com

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