Roy Forbes is one of those folks I've come to know through a shared obsession with Christmas music. There are a few differences of note, though. For one thing, Roy is a noted Canadian Folk singer of 40 years who has actually had the opportunity to create some of his own Christmas music. For another, Roy is the master of all things 78. Oh, he collects vintage vinyl and the best of the modern CDs as well, but Roy knows more about 78s than pretty much anybody I know.
Roy hosts a weekly radio show on Alberta's CKUA where he shares some of his favorite records and 78s. Coming up tonight on Roy's Record Room is the annual visit from Shellac Shack Santa. That's at 6:00pm Mountain Time (which I believe is 8:00 here on the East coast). Through the magic of the Internets, you're all invited to the party. Just hop on over to the CKUA web site at the appropriate time and click on the "Listen Live" button.
Next Monday night, December 19, at 6pm (Mountain Time), Roy returns with A Fingerfulla Festive 45s on CKUA.
Now. Because you've all been good boys and girls this year, we'll send you to a special page Roy has set up where you can stream 3 different versions of Roy's long-out-of-print destined-to-be-a-classic-even-if-it-takes-100-years greatest-record-you've-never-heard 1985 Christmas single, "Mince Meat Tart". You're going to love it. Here 'tis.