33.45.78 All Vinyl Radio Show
with Steve Fruitman
February 27, 2017

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Brown is the Colour
Hour One: Hear this show now
Hour Two: Hear this show now
Hour One

1.   Tony Sheridan & The Beatles: Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie / Maceo Pinkard / Kenneth Casey) 1961
2.   Elton John: Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy (Elton John / Bernie Taupin) 1975
3.   Faith Nolan: Brown, Black and White Blues (William “Big Bill” Broonzy) 1989 *
4.   Sam And Dave: Soul Sister, Brown Sugar (Isaac Hayes / David Porter) 1978
5.   Rolling Stones: Brown Sugar (Keith Richard / Mick Jagger) 1977
6.   Wilf Carter: My Brown-Eyed Prairie Rose (Wilf Carter) 1967 *
7.   Stompin’ Tom Connors: My Old Brown Coat and Me (Doc Williams) 1968 *
8.   George Wade and His Cornhuskers: Little Brown Jug (Trad) 1935 *
9.   Norm Hacking: Mae S Brown (Norm Hacking) 1979 *
10. Blue Mule: Fields Have Turned Brown (Carter Stanley) 1984 *
11. Scotty Stevenson & Canadian Night-Hawks: Beautiful Brown Eyes (A Smith / A Delmore / J Copehart) 1968*
12. Monty & Marsha Brown: Natchitoches Waltz (Marsha Brown) 1989
13. Van Morrison: Brown Eyed Girl (V Morrison) 1967
14. The Good Brothers: Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison) 1980 *
15. Crystal Gale: Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue (Richard Leigh) 1977

CanCon = 53%

Hour Two

1.   Savoy Brown: Made Up My Mind (Chris Youlden) 1969
2.   Fleetwood Mac: Doctor Brown (John Thomas Brown / Waymon Glasco) 1968
3.   Crazy World Of Arthur Brown: I Got Money (James Brown) 1967
4.   James Brown: Cold Sweat (James Brown / Alfred Ellis) 1967
5.   Ron Hynes, Jim Payne & John White: Old Brown’s Daughter (Johnny Burke) 1988 *
6.   Herman’s Hermits: Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter (Trevor Peacock) 1965
7.   Shelley Brown: Little Things (Shelley Brown) 1974 *
8.   Rodney Brown: When The Bay Turns Blue (Rick Hepditch / Rodney Brown) 1980 *
9.   The Pogues: A Pair Of Brown Eyes (Shane MacGowan) 1985
10. Carlton Showband: Bad Bad Leroy Brown (Jim Croce) 1978 *
11. The Beatles: Old Brown Shoe (George Harrison) 1969
12. Mothers Of Invention: Brown Shoes Don’t Make It (Frank Zappa) 1967
13. John Hewer: Knees Up Mother Brown (Bert Lee / Harris Weston / I Taylor) 1967 *
14. John Allan Cameron: Johnny Cope / Prince Charlie’s Farewell To The Isle Of Skye / Maggie Brown Jig (trad) 1981 *

CanCon = 43%

Total CanCon = 48%

And Now for The Particulars:


Hour One

1.   Tony Sheridan & The Beatles: Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie / Maceo Pinkard / Kenneth Casey)
Ain't She Sweet: Atco Records - 33-169
Liverpool UK
Tony Sheridan: vocal
John Lennon - rhythm guitar
George Harrison - lead guitar
Paul McCartney - bass
Pete Best - drums
Produced by Bert Kaempfert - 1962
Recorded at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg, Germany - 24 May 1962

The Beatles had recorded a number of songs with Tony Sheridan in Hamburg on 22-24 June 1961. Nearly a year later they taped two more songs with the singer.

The session came about due to a contract The Beatles had signed with Bert Kaempfert, who had produced the 1961 recordings. When Brian Epstein began managing the group and started looking for a record deal, he discovered that they were still technically under contract with Kaempfert.

Epstein and Kaempfert agreed that The Beatles would be released from their obligation if they recorded one more session with Sheridan when they next returned to Hamburg. It took place on this day at the city's Studio Rahlstedt, situated at Gebäude M1, Rahlau 128, Hamburg-Tonndorf.

The songs were Swanee River and Sweet Georgia Brown, the latter arranged by Paul McCartney. Performing with The Beatles was pianist Roy Young, who had been informally accompanying with the group at the Star-Club.

Tony Sheridan, however, didn't make it to the session. He overdubbed his vocals onto Sweet Georgia Brown on 7 June 1962, and it was released on a German EP, Ya Ya, later that year.

Sheridan re-recorded the vocals on 3 January 1964, prior to The Beatles' arrival in America. He included mention of The Beatles’ hair in this version.

"in Liverpool she even dares
to criticise the Beatles' hair
with their whole fan-club standing there
oh Sweet Georgia Brown."

2.   Elton John: Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy (Elton John / Bernie Taupin)
Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy: MCA Records – 2142
Pinner UK
Elton John: vocal, piano
Davey Johnstone – acoustic, electric mandolin
Dee Murray – bass
Nigel Olsson – drums
Ray Cooper – percussion
Produced by Gus Dudgeon 1975
Recorded by Jeff Guercio at Caribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado
Mixed by Gus Dudgeon, Phil Dunne

Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE born as Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947

1975 autobiographical album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy debuted at number one in the US, the first album ever to do so, and stayed at the top for seven weeks.

3.   Faith Nolan: Brown, Black and White Blues (William “Big Bill” Broonzy)
Freedom To Love: Aural Tradition ATR 302
Toronto ON
Faith Nolan, vocal
Michael Creber, piano
Roy Forbes, guitars
Laurence Knight, bass
Chris Nordquist, drums
Produced by Roy Forbes 1989
Recorded & Mixed by Rolf Hannemann at Mushroom Studios, Vancouver BC January 1989

b. Halifax NS 1957
Protest singer who loved the old blues jazz singers of the 1920s like Elizabeth Cotton & Ma Rainey
Recorded a lot in the late 80s and early 90s.

Lee Conley Bradley aka Big Bill Broonzy
b. June 26, 1893? Lake Dick, AK – d August 14, 1958 (65) Chicago

Although he had been a pioneer of the Chicago blues singer using electric guitar as early as 1942, white audiences in the 1950s and 1960s wanted to hear him playing his earlier songs accompanied only by his own acoustic guitar, which they considered to be more authentic.

He portrayed the discrimination against black Americans in the 1930s with "Black, Brown and White".  The song has been used globally in education about racism, but the song was adopted by the National Front, a far-right racist British political party in the 1970s as they opposed non-white immigration to UK.

4.   Sam And Dave: Soul Sister, Brown Sugar (Isaac Hayes / David Porter)
Sweet & Funky Gold: Diamond Records – GT-0045
Miami FL / Ocilla, GA
Sam Moore: vocals
Dave Prater: deeper baritone/tenor vocals
Originally Produced by Isaac Hayes, David Porter 1969
Recorded at Stax Records, Memphis
Compilation produced by Louis Lofredo 1978

Sam Moore (Samuel David Hicks on October 12, 1935 Miami FL)
Dave Prater (b. May 9, 1937 April 9 Ocilla GA - d April 9, 1988, Sycamore GA 1988)

On of Sam and Dave’s last records produced at Stax before moving to Atlantic.

Are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, and are Grammy Award and multiple gold record award-winning artists. Except for Aretha Franklin, no soul act during Sam & Dave's Stax years (1965–1968) had more consistent R&B chart success, including 10 consecutive top 20 singles and 3 consecutive top 10 LPs.

5.   Rolling Stones: Brown Sugar (Keith Richard / Mick Jagger)
Love You Live: Rolling Stones Records COC 2-9001
London UK
Mick Jagger: vocal
Keith Richard: guitar, vocal
Ron Wood: guitar
Charlie Watts: drums
Bill Wyman: bass
Produced by The Glimmer Twins 1977
Recorded live on 6 June 1976 at Les Abattoirs, Paris
Mastered by Lee Mulko at Sterling Sound, NYC

The album artwork was prepared by Andy Warhol, and the pencil smears seen across the front were added by Mick Jagger, much to Warhol's dismay.

The Glimmer Twins: Jagger and Richards sharply disagreed on the selection of tracks to include on the album. In his autobiography Richards recalled: "Collaboration was giving way to struggle and disagreement. It's a two-disc album, and the result is that one disc is Mick's and the other was mine."

6.   Wilf Carter: My Brown-Eyed Prairie Rose (Wilf Carter)
Old Prairie Melodies: RCA Camden – CAS 2175
Port Hilford NS
Wilf Carter: guitar, vocals
Unknown other players
Produced by Wilf Carter 1967

7.   Stompin’ Tom Connors: My Old Brown Coat and Me (Doc Williams) 1968 *
Sings 60 Old Time Favourites: Boot Records -  STC 1
Halton Hills, ON
Stompin Tom Connors: guitar, vocal
Ron (Randy) McDonald: bass
Produced by Dr. Tom Connors & Jury Krytiuk -1968
Recorded by Merv Buchanan

(b. Saint John, NB February 9, 1936 – d. Halton Hills ON March 6, 2013)

8.   George Wade and His Cornhuskers: Little Brown Jug (Trad)
78 rpm single: RCA Victor - 216583-A
Toronto ON
George Wade: vocal
Jean Carignan lead fiddle
Bill, Francis, and Laury Cormier: fiddles
Johnny Burt: piano
'Doc' Boyd: banjo
Tony Mont: guitar
Cecil McEachern: acoustic bass
Produced by RCA 1935

The most popular Canadian country band of its day. Their hay-day years were in the 1930s when they recorded 26 sides. Lead by fiddling square dance caller George Wade of Toronto, most of the musicians on their 1930s recorded output featured musicians from New Brunswick and Quebec. Later, in Toronto in the 1950s, his bands played at old dance halls like Playter Hall, located at the corner of Broadview and Danforth. Little Brown Jug is still a square dance favourite in Canada to this day.

9.   Norm Hacking: Mae S Brown (Norm Hacking)
Cut Roses: Indoor Records – INDR 79071
Toronto ON
Norm Hacking: guitar, vocal
Paul Corby - electric and acoustic guitar
Michael Smith - acoustic guitar, bass
Mose Scarlett - acoustic guitar
Ernie Smith - electric guitar
Ken Whiteley - slide acoustic guitar, washboard, mandolin
Chris Whiteley - horn, harmonica
Al Kates - pedal steel
Kirk Elliott - violins
Mike Bodzasi - violins
Jim Chambers - violin
John Arpin - piano
Doug McClement- piano
George Meanwell - cellos
Phil Woodard - bass
John Bullen - bass, Chinese piano
Clive Ross - bass
John Adames - drums
Fred von Engelbrechten - drums
Wadi Daniel - drums and percussion
Terry Nicholson - Chinese gong, congas and percussion
Matt Zimbel - percussion
Produced by Norm Hacking and Doug McClement - 1979
Recorded by Doug mcClement at Comfort Sound Studios, Toronto

b. Scarborough ON August 1, 1950 – d. Toronto November 25, 2007

Aclaimed Toronto singer/songwriter, Norm Hacking died in his sleep from an apparent heart attack in his home, at 57. He was a big man with an even bigger heart and loved by everyone who got to know his music. It just speaks to anyone! That’s the beauty. Just look at who played on his album.

Mae S Brown is on side 2 of Hacking’s second of three LPs.

10. Blue Mule: Fields Have Turned Brown (Carter Stanley)
Ridin' With The Wind: Icicle Records - ICL-5012
Kingston, On
Geoff Somers: fiddle, tenor vox
Bill Lansdell: bass
Pete Deachman: guitar, baritone vox
Chris Whittles: mandolin, lead vox
Mike Lodge: banjo
Produced by Blue Mule w/ David Dennison - 1984
Recorded by David Dennison at Snocan Studios, Ottawa
Biplane on cover: Flying Ace Dan Cybulski

Formed in 1980 by Peter Deachman and Geoff Somers. 2002, disbanded. Deachman formed a new band called Handsome Molly. Geoff Somers has played in various bluegrass and folk bands, including Laura Bird, Ian Bell, Montreal based bluegrass band Steel Rail. Lately known for backing singer/songwriter David Francey.

11. Scotty Stevenson & Canadian Night-Hawks: Beautiful Brown Eyes (A Smith / A Delmore / J Copehart)
Beautiful Brown Eyes: RCA Camden – CAS-2219
Montreal QC
Scotty Stevenson: guitar, vocal
Marty D Desjardins: bass
Ron “Dum-Dum” Carlton: drums
Buddy Ackers: steel
Produced by Doug Trineer 1968
Recorded by Bernard Tremblay and Lionel Parent, Montreal

b. Onaway AB 1932
Began playing professionally in Alberta at 15. Decided at a young age to find out more about Canada. Spent time in New Brunswick before calling Montreal his home. It was there that he lived during the years of his recording output, leading the Canadian Night-Hawks. His most well known song is probably Take Me Back To Old New Brunswick.

12. Monty & Marsha Brown: Natchitoches Waltz (Marsha Brown)
45 single bw Dancing Cajun: Swallow Records – 10299
Shreveport LA
Marsha Brown: bass, percussion, vocals
Monty Brown: guitar, ‘tit fer, vocals
DR Johnson: fiddle
Brent Sibley: dobro
Chris Belleau: accordion
Jim Withers: guitar
Produced by Monty and Marsha Brown 1989
Recorded by Jimmy Johnson at Peermont Studio

I met these people at Toronto’s Southern Accent restaurant around 1990. Being from Lousiana, they had heard tale of Canada’s most authentic Cajun restaurant and made sure to book a table on a Thursday when The Cajun Ramblers were performing. Speaking to us between sets, when Monty heard that I did a radio show, he ran to his car and brought in this 45 for me.

13. Van Morrison: Brown Eyed Girl (V Morrison)
24 Original Happening Hits By Original Artists: Syndicate Records TR 40
Belfast Northern Ireland
Van Morrison: vocal
Eric Gale, Hugh McCracken and Al Gorgoni: guitars
Russ Savakus: bass
Paul Griffin: piano
Gary Chester: drums
Produced by Bert Burns 1967
Released June 1967

Originally titled "Brown-Skinned Girl", Morrison changed it to "Brown Eyed Girl" when he recorded it. Morrison remarked on the original title: "That was just a mistake. It just slipped my mind. After we'd recorded it, I looked at the tape box and didn't even notice that I'd changed the title. I looked at the box where I'd lain it down with my guitar and it said 'Brown Eyed Girl' on the tape box. It's just one of those things that happens." I truly doubt that; I bet it was the record company that objected to the idea of an inter-racial romance. After all, it was already recorded with the words “brown eyed girl” and not “brown skinned”. And I’m no detective.

Note how shitty this record sounds. I got it from a K-tel Record (on the Syndicate label) with 23 other songs on it. So like, if you can put 24 full-length songs on one record, why do records usually have only 6 a side? When you’ve got 12 songs per side, they grooves are much smaller, less of the stylus touches the vinyl so fidelity is lost. If you’ve got an old Seabreeze record player with a three inch speaker, it probably sounds okay.

K-tel International was founded in Winnipeg by Philip Kives and started putting out Vegematics and Hair Wizz’s before branching off into music in the later 1960s. Kives was born on a small country farm near Oungre, SK and died recently in Winnipeg on April 27, 2016

14. The Good Brothers: Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
45 single bw Ol’ Kentucky: Solid Gold Records – SGS 703
Richvale ON
Larry Good: banjo, vocal
Bruce Good: autoharp, vocal
Brian Good: guitar, vocal
Other un-named musicians
Produced by The Good Brothers 1980
Recorded live

From a live recording of the Goods on released on a 45 in 1980. Sounds a lot better than the original on a  K-tel record.

15. Crystal Gale: Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue (Richard Leigh)
45 single bw All I Wanna Do in Life: United Artists
Wabash IN
Crystal Gale: vocal
Hargus "Pig" Robbins: piano
Charles Cochran: Wurlitzer
Produced by Allen Reynolds 1977
Recorded at Jack's Tracks in Nashville

Crystal Gayle (born Brenda Gail Webb; January 9, 1951 Paintsville, Kentucky) is the youngest sister of Country star Loretta Lynn (b. 1932). Gayle became the first female artist in country music history to reach platinum sales, with her 1977 album We Must Believe in Magic. This song is perfect in every way: great writing, great production, great performance, great singing, great arrangement, and mood. Very inviting, like brown eyes singing in the rain.

Hour Two

1.   Savoy Brown: Made Up My Mind (Chris Youlden)
A Step Further: Parrott PAS 71029
London UK
Chris Youlden - vocals
Kim Simmonds - guitar, cowbell
Lonesome Dave Peverett - guitar
Roger Earl - drums
Tony Stevens - bass
Bob Hall - piano
Wheeler Eddie Blair - trumpets
Ray Davis, Bobby Haughey, Reg Morris - flugal horn
Don Morris - sax
John Edwards - trombone
Bob Efford - sax
Don Honeywill - sax
Jawbone Willie - jawbone
Produced by Mike Vernon 1969
Recorded by David Grinsted

2.   Fleetwood Mac: Doctor Brown (John Thomas Brown / Waymon Glasco)
English Rose: Epic Records - BN 26446
London UK
Peter Green - guitar
Danny Kirwan - guitar
Jeremy Spencer - piano
Mick Fleetwood - drums
John McVie - bass
Produced by Mike Vernon – 1968

J. T. Brown (b. Mississippi April 2, 1918 – d. November 24, 1969 Chicago)

Billed as Saxman Brown, he performed mostly in the Chicago area
Played and recorded with Elmore James and Howlin Wolf. He also recorded as a leader for several independent record labels, including JOB and United.
He appeared on several tracks of Fleetwood Mac's 1969 album Fleetwood Mac in Chicago

3.   Crazy World Of Arthur Brown: I Got Money (James Brown)
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown: Polydor 543.008
Whitby UK
Arthur Brown: vocal
Vincent Crane: Hammond organ and piano
John Marshall:: drums
Nick Greenwood: bass
Produced by Kit Lambert & Pete Townsend - 1968

Arthur Wilton Brown b. on 24 June 1942

Brown sings Brown! Ouch! Perfectly suited to a man from A Crazy World. Much more to him than just Fire don’tcha think?

4.   James Brown: Cold Sweat (James Brown / Alfred Ellis)
30 Golden Hits: Polydor MIPD-2-9387
Atlanta GA
James Brown - lead vocal
Waymond Reed - trumpet
Joe Dupars - trumpet
Levi Rasbury - trombone
Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis - alto saxophone
Maceo Parker - tenor saxophone
Eldee Williams - tenor saxophone
St. Clair Pinckney - baritone saxophone
Jimmy Nolen - guitar
Alphonso "Country" Kellum - guitar
Bernard Odum - bass
Clyde Stubblefield - drums
Produced by James Brown & Jerry Wexler - 1967
Recorded at King Studios, Cincinnati OH May 1967

James Joseph Brown (b. Toccoa GA May 3, 1933 d. Atlanta CA December 25, 2006

Clyde Stubbenfield: b. April 18, 1943 (age 72) Chattanooga TN – d. February 18, 2017 (aged 73) Madison WI

Best known for playing with James Browns orchestra. His recordings with James Brown (from 1965) are considered to be some of the standard-bearers for funk drumming. The band had two drummers: Stubblefield and John "Jabo" Starks. The two drummers had no formal training. According to Stubblefield, "We just played what we wanted to play... We just put down what we thought it should be."

His rhythm pattern on James Brown's "Funky Drummer" is among the world's most sampled musical segments. It has been used for decades by hip-hop groups

In 2013 Stubblefield and Starks received the Yamaha Legacy Award
In 2014 Stubblefield was named the second best drummer of all time by LA Weekly. A set of Stubblefield's autographed drum-sticks are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

5.   Ron Hynes, Jim Payne & John White: Old Brown’s Daughter (Johnny Burke)
Folk Music of St. Joyhn’s, Newfoundland: Pigeon Inlet Productions – PIP 7322
St. John’s NL
Ron Hynes: guitar, vocal
Jim Payne: vocal
John White: vocal
Bryan Hennessey: Bass, piano
Produced by Kelly Russell 1988
Recorded by Don Walsh at Dadyeen Studios, St. John’s

A very cool song that goes back to the 19th Century. It seems to lead us back to Johnny Burke (1851 – 1930) who composed many songs about Newfoundland. This song tells the tale of a grocer’s daughter. The vocals are shared by three of Newfoundlands most popular musicians: Ron Hynes, Jim Payne and John White to each take a verse and all join in on the chorus. It was produceed by Bell Island radio’s CEO, Kelly Russell on his own records label, Pigeon Inlet.

6.   Herman’s Hermits: Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter (Trevor Peacock)
The Best Of Hermans Hermits: Quality Records V1783
Manchester UK
Peter Noone vocals
Derek Leckenby lead guitar
Keith Hopwood rhythm guitar, bg vocals
Barry Whitwam drums
Karl Green bg vocals, bass
Produced by Mickie Most 1965

Herman's Hermits took the song to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 in May 1965, and number one in Canada the month before that. It was recorded as an afterthought in two takes. The band never dreamed it would be a single let alone hit number one in the US. According to Noone the song was well known to British bands; it would often be performed at birthday parties, substituting the surname of the girl whose party was being celebrated, i.e., "Mrs. Smith" or "Mrs. Jones" instead of "Mrs. Brown".

Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the song for their 1965 album Chipmunks à Go-Go.

7.   Shelley Brown: Little Things (Shelley Brown)
CBC Radio Canada Broadcast Recording – LM 401
Montreal QC
Shelley Brown: guitar, vocal
Other unknown players
Produced by Mark Goldman 1974
Recorded by A Pelletier in CBC Studios, Montreal

Unless he had a sex change operation, there is nothing about this guy that is easy to find online. This was recorded for inclusion on this 4 featured artists CBC Broadcast record in 1974 when he was still a student at McGill. He recorded four of his own songs on the lp, but other than that, I concede that I do not know much else about him.

8.   Rodney Brown: When The Bay Turns Blue (Rick Hepditch / Rodney Brown)
When The Bay Turns Blue: North Track Records NT-03
Thunder Bay ON
Rodney Brown: vocal, guitar
Wendy Davis: vocals
Wayne Breiland: drums
Tom Sinkins: bass
Lauri Conger: keys
Sean Mundy: organ, harmonica, class guitar
Damon Dowbak: mandolin
Zeke Mazurek: violin
Kim Deschamps: pedal steel
Rene Fortier: percussion
Produced by Ian Tamblyn 1980
Recorded by Roger Grant at Studio Passeport, Hull QC

9.   The Pogues: A Pair Of Brown Eyes (Shane MacGowan)
Rum, Sodomy and The Lash: Stiff Records / MCA - 5744
Dublin, Ireland
Shane MacGowan – vocals
Spider Stacy – tin whistle
James Fearnley – accordion
Jem Finer – banjo
Cait O'Riordan – bass
Andrew Ranken – drums
Philip Chevron – guitar
Additional personnel
Henry Benagh – fiddle
Dick Cuthell – French horn
Tommy Keane – uileann pipes
Produced by Elvis Costello and Phil Chevron - 1985
Recorded by Nick Robbins and Paul Scully at Elephant Studios, London
Recorded at Elephant Studios, London

10. Carlton Showband: Bad Bad Leroy Brown (Jim Croce)
16 Most Requested Songs: RCA KSL-1-7067
Toronto ON
Chris OToole, drums, spoons
Seamus Grew, piano accordion
Sean McManus, lead guitar
Fred White, bass, banjo
Christie McLaughlin, accordion, harmonica
Johnny Patterson: bass
Bob Lewis: guitar
Mike Feeney, tambourine
Produced by Jack Feeney 1978
Recorded by David Balan at RCA Studios, Toronto

Formed in Brampton, Ontario in November 1963, the band of Irish ex-pats initially named themselves the Carlton Danceband in reference to Toronto's Carlton Street where Maple Leaf Gardens was located. They had a huge Canadian hit with The Merry Ploughboy in 1966 and were the featured house-band on long running CTV program “The Pig and Whistle”. Great players, they produced a couple of dozen albums and continued touring until deaths started robbing them of their original players in the first decade of this century.

11. The Beatles: Old Brown Shoe (George Harrison) 1969
Past Masters: Capitol Records of Canada – 43807
George Harrison – vocal, guitars, organ, bass guitar
Paul McCartney – backing vocal, tack piano
John Lennon – backing vocal
Ringo Starr – drums
Produced by George Martin 1969
Recorded at Abby Road Studios, Studio 2, London

Recorded as the B side of "The Ballad of John and Yoko" and only available on the 45 till released on the Hey Jude LP, a 1970 collection of non-album singles and B-sides. I took it off of Past Masters, Vol II.

12. Mothers Of Invention: Brown Shoes Don’t Make It (Frank Zappa)
Absolutely Free: Verve V6-5013
Los Angeles CA
Frank Zappa guitar, conductor, vocals
Jimmy Carl Black drums, vocals
Ray Collins vocals, tambourine
Roy Estrada bass, vocals
Billy Mundi drums, percussion
Don Preston keyboards
Jim Fielder guitar, piano
Bunk Gardner woodwinds
Produced by Tom Wilson - 1967
Director of engineering: Val Valentin
Engineer: Ami Hadani
Remixing: David Greene
Mastering Engineer: Doug Sax

This song is the ultimate reason why once shouldn’t be caught dead wearing brown shoes – according to Zappa. A little mini-opera from their second album about political graft and corruption and sexual inuendo. This song was as risque as they got!

13. John Hewer: Knees Up Mother Brown (Bert Lee / Harris Weston / I Taylor)
A Night Out At The Pig & Whistle: Arc Records - ACS 5020
London UK
John Hewer: vocals
Carlton Showband
Produced by Ken Warringer - circa 1967
Recorded by Don Gooch at Bay Studios, Toronto

The star of The Pig and Whistle TV show, John Hewer was a British born actor who died in 2008 at the age of 86. It was quite a leap for the fledgling CTV network to bring Hewer over to Canada to set up in a mocked-up British pub to pre-record various episodes of this well loved program. It featured a lot of well known British stars such as Max Bygraves, Barbara Windsor, Ann Shelton, Lonnie Donegan and Chic Murray. It would also feature Irish and Scottish regular performers like Billy Meek, barmaid Kay Turner (the Vera Lynn of the group) and Canadian actor Barry Morse, known for his role in the TV series The Fugitive. And of course there were the Carlton Showband and The Roland Dancers who were amazing. Stunningly cought in living colour!

14. John Allan Cameron: Johnny Cope/Prince Charlie’s Farewell To The Isle Of Skye/Maggie Brown Jig (Trad)
Song For The Mira: Glencoe Music GMI 003
Glencoe NS / Markham ON
John Allan Cameron: guitar
Billy Speer; Bob Brown; Pat Godfrey: piano
Al Bennett; Tom Szezesniak: bass
Al Resk; Barry Keane: drums
Produced by Robbie MacNeill with Chris Skene & John Allan Cameron
1981 Recorded by Grant Kennedy at Le Studio, Morin Heights QC
Mixed at Sounds Interchange & Eastern Sound, Toronto / Studio de Son, Montreal
Recorded live at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhouse NS

16 December 1938  22 November 2006
Awarded the Order of Canada 2003

Started as a member of Singalong Jubilee & went on to host his own John Allan Cameron show on CBC. Recorded 10 albums

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