1. The Shadows: Shindig (Hank Marvin / Bruce Welch) 1963
2. Crowbar: Alone Together (Naumann) 1972 *
3. The Big Town Boys: Hey Girl Go It Alone (Goodings / Collins) 1966 *
4. Frank J Wilson & The Cavaliers: Last Kiss (W Cochran) 1964
5. Adam Faith: The Reason (John Berry) 1960
6. The Foundations: Baby, Now That I’ve Found You (Tony Macaulay / John Macleod) 1967
7. Gary Numan: Cars (Gary Numan) 1979
8. Skylark: The Writing’s On The Wall (Domenic Troiano) 1972 *
9. The Dave Clark Five: Doctor Rhythm (Dave Clark / Mike Smith) 1967
10. McKenna Mendelson Mainline: She’s Alright (Joe Mendelson) 1969 *
11. Buffy Sainte-Marie: Not The Lovin’ Kind (Buffy Sainte-Marie) 1972 *
12. Roy Orbison: Where Is Tomorrow (Orbison / Dees) 1966
13. Jay & The Americans: Come A Little Bit Closer (Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Wes Farrell) 1964
14. Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas: I’ll Be On My Way (Paul McCartney / John Lennon) 1963
15. David Peel & The Lower East Side: Legalize Marijuana (David Peel) 1970
16. Sweeny Todd: Roxy Roller (J McCulloch / N Gilder) 1975 *
CanCon = 38%
Hour Two – Newer!
1. Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians: So This Is Venice (Ambrose Thomas) 1924 *
2. We Free Kings: Death of the Wild Colonial Boy (We Free Kings) 1986
3. Whitehorse: Devil’s Got A Gun (Luke Doucet / Melissa McClelland) 2013 *
4. Nick Ferrio & His Feelings: Half The Time (Nick Ferrio) 2012 *
5. Sultans Of String: Blowin’ In The Wind (Bob Dylan) 2017 *
6. Terry Tufts: Niagara (Terry Tufts) 1987 *
7. Matthew Barber & The Spades: People Got To Know (Matthew Barber) 2013 *
8. Atom Division: Dictionary Waltz (Rich / Greenhut / Feschuk) 2010 *
9. The Heatseekers: Thingmaker (Heatseekers) 1996 *
10. Hands And Teeth: Not The Same (Hands and Teeth) 2014 *
11. Section 15 Orchestra: The Ballad of Tom Henke (Butler / Keen / Shurman) 1985 *
12. The Shuttlecocks: Hot Rod Hoodlum (Baker) 1996 *
13. The Whirlygigs: Hiawatha (Alex Mortimer) 1988 *
14. Mike Malahini Scott & His Hawaiianaires: Nani Waimea (Sam Koki) 1971*
CanCon = 93%
Total CanCon = 66%
And Now for The Particulars:
1. The Shadows: Shindig (Hank Marvin / Bruce Welch)
45 single bw It’s Been A Blue Day: Columbia (UK) DB 7106
Hank Marvin: lead guitar
Bruce Welch: guitar
Jet Harris: bass
Tony Meehan: drums
The Shadows were a British instrumental rock group and a Cliff Richard's backing band, with 69 UK chart singles to their credit. They were all members of various skiffle groups till they merged and got into guitar based surf music in the late 1950s. In those days star performers usually used stage names: Brian Rankin became Hank B. Marvin, Terrence Harris became Jet Harris and Bruce Cripps became Bruce Welch.
2. The Big Town Boys: Hey Girl Go It Alone (Goodings / Collins)
45 single bw The One For Me: Capitol Records Canada 72327
John Collins: drums
Tommy Graham (Goodings): guitar, vocal
Brian Jackson: bass
Peter Sterbach: keys
Produced by Tommy Graham 1966
Put together by Tom Goodings (aka Tommy Graham) in 1963, the band were initially the back up band for Harrow, Ontario vocalist Shirley Matthews. They went to New York where they recorded her best-selling single, 'Big Town Boy', thus taking on that name. They lasted until 1968, changing their name somewhat to BTB-4 for a while. Graham stayed associated with music after that mostly as a record producer.
They were one of the opening acts for The Beachboys, Toronto, February 21, 1965 MLG
3. Frank J Wilson & The Cavaliers: Last Kiss (W Cochran)
45 single bw That’s How Much I Love You: Jubilee Records J-923
Frank J Wilson: vocal
Gene Croyle (guitar)
Roland Atkinson (drums)
Lewis Elliott (bass)
Jim Wynne (piano)
Produced by Sonley Roush and Ron Newdoll, 1964
Recorded by Ron Newdoll at Accurate Sound Recording Studio, San Angelo, Texas
Frank J Wilson: b. December 11, 1941 – d. October 4, 1991 (aged 49) Lufkin, Tx
NOT the one known as the Chief of the United States Secret Service
Last Kiss reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.
The song was originally recorded by its composer, Wayne Cochran, in 1961 but didn’t go anywhere. The band worked all afternoon on the song, recording it over and over, with few pauses, for three straight hours, until Roush was satisfied, with take number 64. It’s been recorded by Pearl Jam and several other artists including Canadian band Wednesday.
While driving in Ohio later that year, manager Sonley Roush fell asleep at the wheel, and they collided head-on with another vehicle. Roush was killed and Wilson injured to the extent that he was on crutches for the American Bandstand performance of the song a short time later. Wilson died at the age of 49, from alcoholism and diabetes.
4. Adam Faith: The Reason (John Berry)
45 single bw Poor Me: Parlophone Records 4623
Adam Faith: vocal
John Berry Orchestra
Produced by John Burgess 1960
Recorded at EMI Studios, London, December 1959
Adam Faith aka Terence "Terry" Nelhams-Wright (b. 23 June 1940 - d. 8 March 2003)
First became known in UK for his Elvis / Buddy Holly type hiccupping stops and exaggerated pronunciation singing with and managing a skiffle group called The Worried Men. His solo career took a while to develop as
his recordings all flopped. However, he started doing television which made him quite popular. The Reason was the B side of Poor Me (which was criticized for being too similar to Buddy Holly’s song Heartbeat).
Eventually Faith had become an investor and financial adviser writing for the Daily Mail. He died of heart attack at Stoke-On-Trent after a performance there
RIP Clem Curtis
5. The Foundations: Baby, Now That I’ve Found You (Tony Macaulay / John Macleod)
Baby, Now That Ive Found You: Uni Records 73016
Clem Curtis: vocals
Eric Allan Dale: trombone
Pat Burke: tenor sax, flute
Mike Elliot: tenor sax
Tony Gomez: organ
Tim Harris: drums
Peter MacBeth: bass
Alan Warner: guitar
Produced by Tony MacAulay 1967
Clem Curtis (b. Trinidad 28 November 1940 – d. 27 March 2017) (aged 76)
The Curtis family moved to the UK in 1955. Clem got into boxing and was doing quite well but due to his mother’s musical influence, got into music. Curtis joined The Ramong Sound after hearing from his uncle that Raymond Morrison, the lead singer of the group, was looking for backing singers. After losing their original lead singer, the band recruited Arthur Brown temporarily, and went through a few name changes before they became The Foundations and emerged in January 1967 with Curtis as their lead vocalist. They would go on to have worldwide hits with "Baby Now That I've Found You" and "Build Me Up Buttercup". Curtis stayed on the music scene for the rest of his life, mostly doing re-union gigs.
6. Gary Numan: Cars (Gary Numan)
45 single bw Metal: Beggars Banquet Records BEG 23
Produced by Gary Numan 1979
Recorded by Rikki Sylvan and Harvey Webb at Marcus Music AB, London
Gary Anthony James Webb (b. London UK on 8 March 1958)
Mostly active in the 1970s and early 80s, he is considered a pioneer of commercial electronic music. He played in various bands, including Mean Street and The Lasers, before forming Tubeway Army. He picked the surname "Numan" from an advert in the Yellow Pages for a plumber whose surname was "Neumann". He became known for his android stage look which came about because of an appearance on BBC TVs “Top of the Pops”. He broke out with acne before the show due to being nervous and wore so much make-up to cover the spots that it became his look.
Beggars Banquet is a British independent record label that began as a chain of record shops that has nothing to do with The Rolling Stones.
7. Skylark: The Writing’s On The Wall (Domenic Troiano)
45 single bw Wildflower: Capitol Records Canada 3511
Bonny .J. Cook (vocals)
Donny Gerrard (vocals)
Norman McPherson (guitar)
Steven Pugsley (bass)
David Foster (keyboards)
Carl Graves (percussion)
Duris Maxwell (drums)
Produced by Eirik The Norwegian 1972
Skylark formed from the ashes of one of Ronnie Hawkins' many back-up groups.
The Writing’s On The Wall was actually the B side of Wildflower which went to No. 1 in Canada and made Billboard magazine's Top-10. The single would go on to sell over a million copies. The band featured some prime players including David Foster and Donny Gerrard who did backing vocal work for Elton John, John Fogerty and Donna Summer. Bonny Cook was married to Foster for several years and went on to write the lyrics to theme songs for the TV shows like 'Night Heat'
8. The Dave Clark Five: Doctor Rhythm (Dave Clark / Mike Smith)
45 Single B Side of You Got What It Takes: Epic Records 5-10144
Dave Clark: drums
Mike Smith: organ
Lenny Davidson: guitar
Rick Huxley: bass
Dennis Payton: sax
Produced by Dave Clark – 1967
The B Side of their last major hit song You’ve Got What It Takes.
9. McKenna Mendelson Mainline: She’s Alright (Joe Mendelson)
45 single bw Better Watch Out: Liberty Records F-56120
Mike McKenna: lead guitar
Joe Mendelson aka Mendelson Joe: lead vocal, guitar
Tony Nolasco: drums
Michael Harrison: bass
Produced by Liberty Records House Staff 1969
Still one of the best bands Canada has ever produced. This is from their single!
10. Buffy Sainte-Marie: Not The Lovin’ Kind (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
45 single bw He’s An Indian Cowboy In The Rodeo: Vanguard Records VRS 35156
Qu'Appelle Valley SK
Buffy Sainte-Marie: guitar, vocal
Charlie McCoy: electric guitar, harmonica
Billy Sanford: guitar
David Briggs: keys
Norbert Putnam: bass
Kenny Buttrey: drums
Produced by Buffy Sainte-Marie and Norbert Putnam 1972
Recorded by Gene Eichelberger at Quadrafonic Studios, Nashville
b. February 20, 1941 (age 76) Qu'Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan
Not the Dino, Desi & Billy hit of the same name from the ‘60s. This is Buffy at her best! She sure sounds pissed-off at somebody. One of the few singles that she ever released.
11. Crowbar: Alone Together (Paul Naumann)
45 single bw (Make Me Do) Anything You Want: Daffodil Records DFS 1017
Sonnie Bernardi: drums
Kelly Jay: piano, vocals
Roly Greenway: bass, vocals
Rheal Lanthier: lead guitar, vocals
The Ghetto: lead guitar, slide guitar, vocals
Jozef Chirowski: piano, organ, vocals
Produced by Love Productions 1972
Recorded at Manta Sound, Toronto
This song was written by Paul Naumann, lead guitarist for another popular Canadian group also on the Daffodil label and produced by Love Productions: A Foot In Cold Water. BTW Crowbar are another band that evolved out of the Ronnie Hawkins orbit.
12. Roy Orbison: Where Is Tomorrow (Orbison / Dees) 1966
45 single bw Twinkle Toes: London Records (UK) HLU-10034
Roy Orbison: guitar, vocal
Produced by Wesley Rose, Jim Vienneau 1966
Recorded by by Val Valentin
Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 Vernon TX - December 6, 1988 Hendersonville, TN)
The B Side of hit song Twinkle Toes taken off of his 1966 album The Classic Roy Orbison. It would be Orbison's last US top-forty single during his lifetime. It was recorded by Val Valentin who had a six decade long career as a recording engineer. He recorded some early Mothers of Invention as well as recordings of The Velvet Underground, Count Bassie, Eric Burdon, Buddy Rich, Colman Hawkins, Gene Krupa and tons of others.
13. Jay & The Americans: Come A Little Bit Closer (Boyce / Hart / Farrell)
45 single bw Let’s Lock The Door (And Throw Away The Key): United Artists G-21507
Jay Black: lead vocal
Kenny Vance: vocals
Sandy Deane - vocals
Howard Kane - vocals
Marty Sanders - guitar, vocals
Produced by Artie Ripp 1964
Jay Black (né David Blatt), Howard Kane (né Kirschenbaum), Kenny Vance (né Rosenberg) and Sandy Deanne (né Yaguda), Marty Sanders (né Kupersmith).
They were discovered while performing in student venues at New York University in the late 1950s. They auditioned for Leiber and Stoller, who gave the group its name. The original lead singer was John “Jay” Taylor and after he quit in 1962 was replaced by David Black who had to assume the name Jay. They hit the charts in 1963 with "Only In America," a song originally meant for The Drifters. "Come a Little Bit Closer" in 1964 hit #3, and "Cara Mia" in 1965, which hit #4.
Come a Little Bit Closer was written by songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, as well as Wes Farrell, and became Boyce and Hart's first top-10 hit. Boyce and Hart went on to write most of the Monkees hit songs.
14. Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas: I’ll Be On My Way (Paul McCartney / John Lennon)
45 single bw Do You Want To Know A Secret: Parlophone R-5023
Billy J Kramer: vocal
Tony Mansfield: drums
Robin MacDonald: guitar
Ray Jones: bass
Mike Maxfield: lead guitar
Produced by George Martin 1963
Recorded at EMI Studios, London
Both songs on this single were written by Lennon and McCartney but credited to McCartney and Lennon.
William Howard Ashton aka Billy J. Kramer (born 19 August 1943 in Bootle, Lancashire, England). In the 1960s he was managed by Brian Epstein, who also managed The Beatles, and he recorded several original Lennon and McCartney compositions backed by Manchester based band The Dakotas.
I’ll Be On My Way was the B Side of the single. Do You Want To Know A Secret, which The Beatles had already recorded on their first album, Please Please Me, went to number 2 on the British charts in 1963. Kramer was given a series of songs specially written for him by John Lennon and Paul McCartney which launched him into stardom. "I'll Keep You Satisfied", "From a Window", "I Call Your Name" and "Bad to Me".
Note: I’ll Be On My Way was never actually released by The Beatles.
RIP David Peel
15. David Peel and The Lower East Side: Legalize Marijuana (David Peel)
The American Revolution: Elektra Records EKS 74069
New York City
David Peel: vocal, guitar
Billy Joe White: vocal, guitar
Harold C Black: vocals, tambourine
Tony Bartoli: drums
Herb Bushler: bass
David Horowitz: organ
Richard Grando: sax
Marshal Efron: actor
Produced by Peter K Siegel 1970
Recorded by Stephen Y Scheaffer at Century Sound
David Peel (born David Michael Rosario NYC August 1, 1943 - d April 6, 2017 NYC)
In 1968, Peel was contracted by Elektra Records. His 1st album Have a Marijuana peaked at 186 on the Billboard Charts. Since Peel was basically a street performer at the time, it was actually recorded live in the streets. His second album, The American Revolution, was recorded in a recording studio. His raw, acoustic "street rock" with lyrics about marijuana and "bad cops" appealed mostly to hippies
Peel was rediscovered by John Lennon in 1971. Lennon befriended Peel when David was playing with his hippie band in New York's Washington Square in Greenwich Village saying of the folk singer:
"He can't sing, or he can’t really play. Picasso spent 40 years trying to get as simple as that."
Lennon signed Peel to Apple Records and actually produced Peels album “The Pope Smokes Dope”. This album was banned in many countries and since has been sought after by collectors worldwide.
John and Yoko perform (washtub bass and Indian hand drum) with Peel and The Lower East Side on the David Frost Show on December 16 1971 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThUkPscsUEU
On March 31, 2017 David Peel was taken to a hospital in Manhattan after complaining that he was not feeling well. He immediately suffered a series of heart attacks and died days later on April 6, 2017.
16. Sweeny Todd: Roxy Roller (J McCulloch / N Gilder)
45 single bw The Kilt: London Records Canada L-2590
Nick Gilder: Lead Vocals
Jim McCulloch: Guitar
Dan Gaudin: Keyboards
Budd Marr: Bass
John Booth: Drums
Produced by Martin Shaer 1975
Recorded by Rod Dirk
"Roxy Roller" reached #1 in the RPM national singles survey on June 26, 1976, and held that position for three weeks. It went on to win a Juno Award for "Best Selling Single" in 1977. The band recorded two albums before calling it a day.
After vocalist Nick Gilder left the band to start a solo career, and was replaced by a young Bryan Adams. Gilder went on to have quite a successful solo career.
Hour Two – Newer!
1. Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians: So This Is Venice (Ambrose Thomas)
100 Years of Recorded Sound: Canadian Recording Industry Association C 100
Produced by Eleanor Sniderman & Edward Moogk – 1977
Recorded in Richmond, Indiana, at the Gennett Studios, 1924
Gaetano Alberto "Guy" Lombardo (b. London ON, June 19, 1902 – d. November 5, 1977 Houston TX)
This is a 7 inch 33 and 1/3 LP featuring historic Canadian recordings from 1888 to 1927. It was released by the Library of Canada. Eleanor Sniderman was the wife of iconic Canadian music store owner Sam “The Record Man” Sniderman. It features Baron Stanley (who donated the Stanley Cup) in 1888, Emile Berliner (inventor of the flat disc record) in 1904; Mohawk Chief Os-Ke-Non-Ton singing a Happy Song in 1920 as well as Priminister MacKenzie King in 1927. This 1924 recording of Guy Lombardo was the first he ever made!
2. We Free Kings: Death of the Wild Colonial Boy (We Free Kings)
The Cutting Edge (compilation): Cooking Vinyl Records GRILL-001
Joe Kingman - vocals,
Deb Holbrook - guitar,
Geoff Pagan - fiddle,
Phil Bull - cello,
Pam Dobson - melodeon,
Colin Blakey - reeds,
Kenny Welsh - drums.
Producer – Paddy O'Connell – 1986
LP Compiled by Pete Lawrence – 1988
Only released as a single bw Love Is In The Air on Howl! Records ?– WOOF 1
These guys were friends of The Pogues and were trying to be the Scottish equivalent. They were labelled as ‘barnstorming punk thrash from Edinburgh. They only released one album.
3. Whitehorse: Devil’s Got A Gun (Luke Doucet / Melissa McClelland)
45 single (white vinyl) bw Lipstick: Six Shooter Records SIX076
Luke Doucet: guitar, vocal
Melissa McLelland: guitar, vocal
Derek Downham: drums
Anna Ruddick: bass
Chloe Doucet-Winkelman: keys, bg vocal
Produced by Whitehorse 2013
Recorded by moon:&:6 at Catherine North Studio, Hamilton ON
Mastered by Phil Demetro at the Lacquer Channel, Toronto
Recorded live with no overdubs. This was recorded solely for Record Store Day 2013 and was otherwise unreleased. This husband and wife teem have released several excellent CDs since getting together around 2010 so check ‘em out.
4. Nick Ferrio & His Feelings: Half The Time (Nick Ferrio)
45 single bw Other Side of Town: Seventh Fire Records SFR009
Nick Ferrio: guitar, vocal
Aaron Goldstein: steel
Produced by Greg Keelor - 2012
Recorded by James McKenty at Keelor’s Farm early December 2012.
5. Sultans Of String: Blowin’ In The Wind (Bob Dylan)
Ten Years Of Music: Fiddlefire Records MKC 2070
Chris McKhool: violin
Kevin Laliberté: flamenco guitar
Eddie Paton: guitar
Drew Birston: bass
Rosendo León: drums
Anwar Khurshid: sitar
Produced by Chris McKhool 2017
Edited for Vinyl by John “Beetle” Bailey at The Drive Shed Recording Studios, Toronto
Mastered by Peter Letros at Wreckhouse Mastering and Paul Gold at Salt Mastering
Violinist Chris McKhool was putting out some pretty interesting solo albums in the early 2000s when he met up with flamenco jazz guitarist Kevin Laliberté and that’s when everything began to click. Fusing their wild sounds with world music, they formed the basis of the Sultans of String. Since then they’ve released several well received albums that have generated a lot of interest. What a treat to finally hear them on vinyl!! It’s a totally different experience. Ten Years of Music is a compilation album of earlier works but it sure works to my liking.
6. Terry Tufts: Niagara (Terry Tufts)
45 single: Snowy River Records: SSR S07
North Frontenac, ON
Terry Tufts: guitar, vocal
Produced by Terry Tufts and Ross Murray - 1987
Recorded in 1987 at Happyrock Studio by Ross Murray
William Terence Tufts born 1954 in Gasline, Ontario
Terry has been playing music for enjoyment since 1963 and professionally since 1974.
As session guy worked with Tom Paxton, pianist Kathryn Briggs, David Francey, Colleen Peterson, Laura Smith, Ian Tamblyn, The Arrogant Worms, Wayne Rostad, Susan Aglukark, and George Fox.
Same song on both sides of the record.
7. Matthew Barber & The Spades: People Got To Know (Matthew Barber)
45 single bw Fool For You: Seventh Fire Records SFR014
Matthew Barber: guitar, vocal
James McKenty: guitar)
Winchester Street: drums
Chachi Robichaud: bass
Produced by James McKenty - 2013
Recorded in the winter of 2013 at The Narrows Studio, Peterborough
Matthew Barber (born January 10, 1977 Mississauga ON)
Released his debut album A Thousand Smiles An Hour... independently in 1999
His sister, Jill Barber, is a well known Canadian singer / songwriter that he sometimes performs with. Their most recent collaboration was on ‘The Family Album’, released in 2016.
8. Atom Division: Dictionary Waltz (Rich / Greenhut / Feschuk)
45 single bw Requiem For Red Smith: Royal Mountain Records RMR002
Dave Feschuk: guitar, vocal
Vince Rice: drums
Dean Baxter: bass
Dylan Green: bass
Produced by James Bunton & Scott Remila 2010
Recorded by James Bunton & Scott Remila at 99 Armstrong Ave, Toronto
Mastered by Bryan Martin at Sonosphere
Band is named as an homage to sports and science. Dave Feschuk has been a sports columnist at the Toronto Star since 2003, mostly concentrating on the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Feschuk and Vince Rice have played together for years — mainly as The Sweater Girls. They met in St. Catharines while working for the same newspaper. Baxter is more commonly seen playing bass with Hollerado. Dylan Green is an Atom Division alumni who also guested on bass on this recording.
9. The Heatseekers: Thingmaker (Heatseekers)
45 EP shared with The Shuttlecocks: 7 Inches of Pleasure Records, No serial
Produced by The Heatseekers 1996
Recorded by Catherine North, Hamilton ON
10. Hands And Teeth: Not The Same (Hands and Teeth) 2014 *
Before The Light EP: Underground Operations - UOP J-44
Kevin Black: guitar, vocals, autoharp
Adam Kolubinski: drums
Derek Monson: bass, vocals, electronic drums
Natasha Pasternak: vocals, guitar, synths
Produced by Hands And Teeth with Carlin Nicholson & Mike O'Brien - 2014
Recorded by Carlin Nicholson & Mike O'Brien at Ill Eagle Studio, Toronto
Mixed by Carlin Nicholson at the Cracker Pit
Mastered by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel, Toronto
Toronto band that I featured on my program June 9, 2014 when they released their vinyl EP. They broke up shortly afterwards. Natasha Pasternak is the daughter of singer / songwriter / music producer Suzanne Pasternak and grew up in Prince Edward County, Ontario.
11. Section 15 Orchestra: The Ballad of Tom Henke (Butler / Keen / Shurman)
45 single bw The Tom Henke Rag: 3and2 Records EIP-3and2
Roy Kenner: lead vocal
Michael Francis: acoustic guitar
Bob Disalle: drums
Peter Cardinali: bass
Ron Dann: steel
Dennis LePage: banjo
Mark Hukezalie: keys
Lenny Solomon: fiddle
Robert Armes, Mark Hukezalie, Roy Kenner: bg vocals
Produced by Section 15 1985
Recorded by Mike Jones and Angelo Civiero
Mastered at Maclear Place, Toronto with the Forkball Digitalis Exciter
12. The Shuttlecocks: Hot Rod Hoodlum (Baker)
45 EP shared with The Shuttlecocks: 7 Inches of Pleasure Records, No serial
Allyson Baker: guitar
Produced by The Shuttlecocks 1996
They call themselves the Strip-Tease des Sept Girls and played between 1995 and 96. Baker, who also played guitar in Toronto punk band Armed and Hammered, moved to San Francisco in 2000 and formed The Dirty Ghosts in 2006. I don’t know what happened to the rest of them.
13. Whirleygigs: Hiawatha (Alex Mortimer / Longfellow) *
Gravity Rides Again: Amok Records LP514
Alex Mortimer: guitar, vocals
Jeff Kerr: electric guitar
Joel Carlson: bass
Rob Porter: drums
Produced by Steve Tevlin & Carrie Porter 1987
Once the darlings of College radio in Canada, this Ottawa band released two great album: Gravity Rides Again and their follow-up in 1989 called Thunderdust. Most members stayed active in the Ottawa music scene and recently came together March for the first time since breaking up over 25 yrs ago.
14. Mike Malahini Scott & His Hawaiianaires: Nani Waimea (Sam Koki)
45 single bw I’ll Remember You: M.A.S. Records 1001
Mike Malahini Scott: hawaiian steel
Also featuring Don Paishon and his Trio
Produced circa 1971
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