33.45.78 All Vinyl Radio Show
with Steve Fruitman
February 11, 2019

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I Must be Dreaming!
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Hour One

1.   Johnny Tillotson: Dreamy Eyes (Johnny Tillotson) 1958
2.   Bobby Curtola: Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On (Hank Locklin) 1966 *
3.   Richard Chamberlain: All I Have To Do Is Dream (Felice and Boudleaux Bryant) 1962
4.   The Moody Blues: The Dream (Graeme Edge) 1969
5.   Pied Pear: The Olympic Dream Game (Joe Mock / Rick Scott) 1986 *
6.   Simon Caine: Brown Paper Dream (Simon Caine) 1970 *
7.   Gordon Lightfoot: Dream Street Rose (G Lightfoot) 1980 *
8.   Bruce Cockburn: Creation Dream (B Cockburn) 1979 *
9.   The Monkees: Daydream Believer (John Stewart) 1968
10. Lovin’ Spoonful: Daydream (John Sebastian) 1966
11. The Small Faces: I’m Only Dreaming (Steve Marriott / Ronnie Lane) 1967
12. The Blues Magoos: Pipe Dream (Ron Gilbert / Ralph Scala) 1967
13. Lyn McEachern: World of Dreams (D Moore) 1969 *
14. Robert Earl: Boulevard of Broken Dreams (A Dubin / H Warren) 1959
15. Quiet Jungle: Ship of Dreams (Bob Mark) 1967 *
16. Kensington Market: Speaking of Dreams (Luke Gibson) 1968 *
17. Tangerine Dream: Pilots of Purple Twilight (Tanergine Dream) 1981

Hour Two

1.   Jack Kingston: A Dream of a Miner’s Child (Rev A Jackson) 1957 *
2.   George Wade & His Cornhuskers: Devil’s Dream (trad) 1933 *
3.   Stompin’ Tom Connors: The Streaker’s Dream (Tom Connors) 1974 *
4.   The Bunkhouse Boys: Lonesome Sailor’s Dream (Len Myres) 1965 *
5.   The Wonderful Grand Band: Sonny’s Dream (Ron Hynes) 1978 *
6.   Emile Benoit: Christina’s Dream (E Benoit) 1993 *
7.   Klaatu: December’s Dream (John Woloschuk / Dee Long / Terry Draper) 1981 *
8.   Cinderella: A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (David / Hoffman / Livingstone) 1965
9.   Tiny Tim: Welcome To My Dream (Jimmy Van Heusen / Johnny Burke) / Tiptoe Through The Tulips
(Al Dubin / Joe Burke) 1968
10. Bobby Darin: Dream Lover (Bobby Darin) 1959
11. Mac Beattie & Ottawa Valley Melodiers: Dream Island (Mac Beattie) 1968 *
12. Sim Rushton: It’s A Dream (Sim Rushton) 1977 *
13. Bobby Wiseman: In Her Dream (B Wiseman) 1989 *
14. Martha & The Muffins: Suburban Dream (Mark Gane) 1980 *
15. Ron Kohanchuk & The Dreamers: Mala Mala Pee Yaka (trad) circa 1970 *

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And Now for The Particulars:

Hour One

1.   Johnny Tillotson: Dreamy Eyes (Johnny Tillotson)
45 single bw Well I’m Your Man: Cadence Records HB 348
Jacksonville FL
Johnny Tillotson: vocal
Produced 1958
Recorded August 21, 1958

Johnny Tillotson (born April 20, 1938 in Jacksonville, Florida)

Tillotson’s career began when he won a Pet Milk talent contest which got him onto the stage at the Grand Ol’ Opry in Nashville. This lead him to signing a three year deal with Cadence Records. He moved to New York to further pursue his career. He recorded his biggest hit, Poetry in Motion, in 1960 and it went to # 2 on the Hot 100 in the US.

Dreamy Eyes was Tillotson’s first release and it peeked at number 63 on the Billboard chart, which was not too bad! The song was re-released in 1961 and by January 1962 had reached No. 14 on the 1050 CHUM Hit Parade.

2014 : Inducted into the America's Pop Music Hall of Fame
2011 : Inductee into the Florida Artist Hall of Fame
2008 : Inductee into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame

2.   Bobby Curtola: Send Me The Pillow That Your Dream On (Hank Locklin)
12 Golden Hits: Tartan Records  LPT 107
Thunder Bay, ON
Bobby Curtola: vocals
Produced by Bill Porter, 1966

Robert Allen Curtola b. Port Arthur ON (Thunderbay) April 17, 1943 / d. June 4, 2016 Edmonton AB (73)

Send Me The Pillow That Your Dream On was originally a country and western song written by Hank Locklin. Locklin first released the song in 78-disc Star 1360 in September 1949, but it didn't hit the charts. He re-released it in December 1957 and it peaked at No. 5 on Billboard's Hot 100. That’s when the song came to the attention of others.  Dean Martin had a massive crossover hit with it as did Johnny Tillotson. Others who recorded it were Jerry Lee Lewis, Connie Francis, Dolly Parton, The Everly Brothers, Loretta Lynn, Pat Boone, Roy Rogers, Willie Nelson and Hank Snow. In his career, Curtola sold over 2.5 million records. He was also the first Canadian artist to sign a multi-million dollar contact to perform in Las Vegas. He was also instrumental in helping to establish Canadian Content regs for Canadian broadcasters.

Opened Canadian dates for the Dave Clark Five 1964
Member of the Order of Canada 1998
Italian Walk Of Fame, Toronto 2011

3.   Richard Chamberlain: All I Have To Do Is Dream (Felice and Boudleaux Bryant)
45 single bw Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo: MGM Records  13121
Beverley Hills, CA
Richard Chamberlain: vocal
Jimmie Haskell: Conductor
Produced by Jesse Kaye, 1962

George Richard Chamberlain March 31, 1934, Beverly Hills, California,

First recorded by the Everly Brothers, 1958 received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 2004
Chamberlain’s version, released as a single 1963, went to no. 14 in the US.

Chamberlain was best known for his portrayal of Dr. Kildare 1961-66. The show also featured prominent Canadian actor Raymond Massey of Massey-Ferguson fame; Massey Hall in Toronto (opened 1894) built by his grandfather, Hart Massey. Raymond’s brother, Vincent Massey, was the first Canadian born Governor-General of Canada.

4.   Moody Blues: The Dream (Graeme Edge)
On The Threshold of a Dream: Derem (London) Records
London UK
Justin Hayward – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, twelve-string acoustic guitar, cello
John Lodge – vocals, bass, cello, double bass
Ray Thomas – vocals, harmonica, flute, tambourine, oboe, piccolo
Graeme Edge – drums, percussion, vocals, EMS VCS 3
Mike Pinder – vocals, mellotron, Hammond organ, piano, cello
Produced by Tony Clark, 1969
Recorded 12–31 January 1969 at Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, England

The album was mixed and released in both stereo and quadraphonic
The album provided The Moody Blues with their first British number 1 LP
This piece is barely a minute long, not really a song, more like a poem.

5.   Pied Pear: The Olympic Dream Game (Joe Mock / Rick Scott)
The Pear of Pied Pumkin: Squash Records V#U3
Vancouver BC
Joe Mock: vocal, guitar, piano
Rick Scott: vocal, dulcimer, trombone
Geoff Eyre: drums
Tom Hazlitt: bass
Shari Ulrich: violin, flute, sax
Saint Albert: percussion
Produced by The Pied Pear, 1971
Recorded at Pineway Studios, Vancouver by Geoff Turner and Mark McNair

The Olympic Dream was still somewhat of a dream in 1971 when Canada was awarded the 1976 Summer Games in Montreal. From their first album before they turned themselves into Pied Pumkins by inviting young fiddler Shari Ulrich into their sphere. After she left they miraculously turned themselves back into Pears.

6.   Simon Caine: Brown Paper Dream (Simon Caine)
Simon Caine: RCA Victor - LSP 4410
Toronto ON
Pat Godfrey: piano
Bruce Pennycook: winds
Dennis Pendrith: bass
Bill Palmer: guitar
John Savage: drums
Simon Caine (Peter Shields): vocals
Produced by George Semkiw, 1970
Recorded by George Semkiw at RCA Recording Studios, Toronto

Originally called Simon Caine & The Catch, by 1968 they morphed into Transfusion. The band were regulars at Toronto’s Rock Pile, opening for Blood, Sweat and Tears, Country Joe & The Fish, Procol Harum, Iron Butterfly and Jeff Beck Group. In 1969 they reverted to Simon Caine but never recouperated after committing a terrible management blunder: turning down the opportunity to perform at a Maple Leaf Gardens New Years show which featured Johnny Winter, Poco, The James Gang, Rare Earth and Chilliwack. After that Dennis Pendrith went ot work with Bruck Cockburn, Murray McLauchlan, Gordon Lightfoot and tons of others. Guitarist Bill Palmer died of heart attck in Belleville ON in 2004.

7.   Gordon Lightfoot: Dream Street Rose (G Lightfoot)
Dream Street Rose: Warner Bros XHS 3426
Orillia / Toronto ON
Gordon Lightfoot: guitar, vocal
Terry Clements: lead guitar
Rick Haynes: bass
Pee Wee Charles: pedal steel
Barry Keane: drums
Produced by Gordon Lightfoot, Larry Waronker & Russ Titelman, 1980
Recorded & Mixed by Lee Herschberg
Mastered by Bobby Hata

Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr b Orillia ON, Nov 17, 1938

Lightfoot also had another song about dreams: “Patriot’s Dream” released on his Don Quixote album in 1972. That is by far my favourite Lightfoot album. Patriot’s Dream was written in two distinct parts, something Lightfoot experimented with earlier on The Canadian Railroad Trilogy. It’s a powerful song that is unfortunately timeless as things never seem to change: they just wave back and forth in time.

8.   Bruce Cockburn: Creation Dream (Bruce Cockburn)
Dancing In The Dragons Jaws: True North TN37
Ottawa ON
Bruce Cockburn, guitar, vocal
Robert Boucher, bass
Bob DiSalle, drums
Produced by Eugene Martynec, 1979
Recorded by Gary Gray at Manta Sound, Toronto May June 1979

9.   The Monkees: Daydream Believer (John Stewart)
Re-Focus: Bell Records 6081
Davy Jones: lead and backing vocals
Micky Dolenz: harmony vocals
Michael Nesmith: electric guitar
Peter Tork: piano
Chip Douglas: bass, keyboard, percussion
Bill Martin: bell
Eddie Hoh: drums
Manuel Stevens: piccolo trumpet
Richard Noel: trombone
Richard Leith, Philip Teele: bass trombone
Nathan Kaproff, George Kast, Alex Murray, Erno Neufeld: violins
Pete Candoli, Al Porcino, Manuel Stevens: trumpet
Produced by Chip Douglas, 1967
Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

Written by John Stewart of the Kingston Trio, it got to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1967, remaining there for 4 weeks. It was The Monkees last number 1 hit song. Anne Murray's 1979 version reached No. 3 on the U.S. country singles chart and No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. It's also been recorded by The Four Tops, British singer Nick Berry (the Heartbeat cop), and The Classics IV.

10. Lovin’ Spoonful: Daydream (John Sebastian)
Daydream: Kama Sutra Records KLP 8051
John Sebastian: vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, autoharp, harmonica, keyboards
Steve Boone: bass, vocals
Joe Butler: drums, percussion, vocals
Zal Yanovsky: electric and acoustic guitars, vocals
Produced by Erik Jacobsen, Feb. 1966

What a day for a Daydream! This is from the jug band side of the Lovin’ Spoonful and was a huge hit for them. Not only that, but Sebastian must have made a lot of money after the song was covered by Chet Atkins, David Cassidy, Bobby Darin, Dino Desy & Billy, Art Garfunkel, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, The Guess Who, Ricky Nelson, Maria Muldaur, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, Doris Day and dozens of others.

11. Small Faces: I'm Only Dreaming (Steve Marriott / Ronnie Lane)
45 single bw Itchycoo Park: Immediate Records ZS7 501
London UK
Ian McLagen: keys
Steve Marriott: vocal, guitar
Kenny Jones: drums
Ronnie Lane: bass
Produced by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane, 1967
Recorded at Olympic Studios, London

Founded 1965 and stopped in 1969. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

12. The Blues Magoos: Pipe Dream (Ron Gilbert / Ralph Scala)
Electric Comic Book: Mercury Records - 5301
New York City
Ralph Scala - keyboards, vocals
Emil Peppy Theilhelm guitar, vocals
Ron Gilbert bass, vocals
Mike Esposito guitar
Geoff Daking drums, percussion
Produced by Bob Wyld and Art Polhemus, April 1967

The performed this song, which was considered to be a drug song, on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour broadcast nationally on CBS.

13. Lyn McEachern: World Of Dreams (D Moore)
45 rpm: C.M.I. Records - CMI 1002-A
Fort William ON
Don Brown: guitar, vocals
Tom Horricks: sax, lead vocals
Lyn McEachem: drums, lead vocal
Joey Stapansky: keys, vocals
George Stevenson: bass, vocals
Produced by Don Grashey at Don Grashey Production, 1969
P.O. Box 44, Fort William Ontario

Lyn McEachern was the drummer for Thunder Bay's top grunge band,“The Plague”, who most likely backed him up on this, his solo release.. Lyn did put out another 45 “I Know I Love You” on London Records in 1973.

14. Robert Earl w: Boulevard of Broken Dreams (A Dubin / H Warren)
45 Single bw The Wonderful Secret of Love: Columbia Records: 4-41390
London UK / West Palm Beach FL
Robert Earl: vocal
Wally Stott & Orchestra
Produced - 1959

Monty Leigh, born 17 November 1926.

Earl’s father was the head of the London Jewish Male Voice Choir. He started performing in Music Halls and signed a record deal in 1953. His biggest hit was the flip side of Boulevard of Broken Dreams, The Wonderful Secret of Love. He continued recording until 1964; after that he started entertaining Jewish audiences with his versions of Hebrew songs. His son, also Robert, founded the Hard Rock Café and later The Planet Hollywood restaurant chains.

15. Quiet Jungle: Ship of Dreams (Bob Mark)
Yorkville Evolution: Yorkville: YVM 33001
Doug Rankine (vocals, guitar)
Bob Mark (guitar)
Mike Woodruff (bass)
Rick Felstead (drums)
Henry S. Thaler [aka Taylor] (electric piano)
Produced by Brian Ahern, 1967
Originally released on 45 rpm single bw Everything, Yorkville YV-45004

Eager to distance themselves further from "Clear the Track, Here Comes the Shack", Doug Rankine and the Secrets adopted the moniker the Quiet Jungle in early 1967. At the tail-end of the band's association with Arc Records, the Quiet Jungle anonymously recorded a cover album devoted to the Monkees' songs called A Little Bit Me, I’m a Believer, She Hangs Out plus 9 other ‘Tail-Hanger’ Favorite. The group released "Ship of Dreams" in February 1967 on Yorkville Records, making the group believe they had finally "turned the corner", and could be considered serious musicians. "Ship of Dreams" reached number 31 on the CHUM Chart. the band could not escape its image as the Secrets, saying "Our bookings increased and we were playing right across Canada. Everyone booking us however, wanted the 'Secrets' to play 'Clear the Track Here Comes Shack' and not the group that just released 'Ship of Dreams. Thereafter, the group slowly began to disband during 1968.

16. Kensington Market: Speaking Of Dreams (Luke Gibson)
45 Single: Warner Brothers 7221
Toronto ON
Keith McKie - vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Alex Darou - Bass Guitar
Jimmy Watson - Drums, Percussion
Eugene Martynec - Lead Guitar
Luke Gibson – vocals, guitar
John Mills-Cockell Moog Synthesizer
Produced by Felix Pappalardi, 1968
Recorded by Steve Scheafer at Century Sound Studio, NYC

17. Tangerine Dream: Pilots of Purple Twilight (Tanergine Dream)
Exit: Elektra Records 5E 557
West Berlin GM
Edgar Froese – composer, musician, producer
Christopher Franke – composer, musician, producer
Johannes Schmoelling – composer, musician
Produced by Edgar Froese, Christopher Franke 1981

Tangerine Dream are considered pioneers of the early days of electronica. They first got together in 1967 and continued with original member, Edgar Froese, until his death in 2015. Since then the band has been kept together and continue to perform. Since they first began recording in 1970, Tangerine Dream has released an incredible 159 albums!

Hour Two

1.   Jack Kingston (The Canadian Playboy): A Dream of a Miner's Child (Rev A Jackson)
Pickin' & Singin': British Archives of Country Music - BACM CD D 296
St Catherines ON
Jack Kingston: guitar, vocal
Produced May 1957
Re-Produced by Lynn Russwurm Assisted by Bobby Kingston, 2010
Originally released Quality Records K1596 bw Bye Bye Love

Jack Kingston b. St. Catherines ON Oct 4, 1925 / d. May 18, 1996 (70)

Kingston was a very popular Canadian country music performer in the 1950s. He joined the Wingham, Ontario-based CKNX “Traveling Barn Dance. He was also the first Canadian artist to sign a record deal with Capitol Records in 1950. He also recorded for Sparton, Quality Records, Birchmount and Paragon. He sang about distinctly Canadian things: Marilyn Bell’s swim across Lake Ontario; cave in at Springhill, Nova Scotia, and The Noronic Disaster about the tragic Toronto harbour fire on the Noronic which killed 118, September 1949. Like Stompin’ Tom, he was a singing chronicler.

2.   George Wade & His Cornhuskers: Devils Dream (Trad) *
78 rpm disc: RCA Victor 216571-A
Toronto ON
Jean Carignan: lead fiddle
Bill, Francis, Laury Cormier, Bill Martin, Ted Steven, and Johnny Bentley: back up fiddles
Johnny Burt: piano
'Doc' Boyd: banjo
Tony Mont: guitar
Cecil McEachern: bass
Produced by RCA, 1933
Taped by Graham Townsend, 1996
Re-mastered by Steve Fruitman

George Wade (b Manitoba 1895 / d Toronto 23 Jan 1975)

This is one of 26 sides of music recorded by the Corn Huskers in the early 1930s. I was given a cassette of the original 78s by Canadian fiddle virtuoso, Graham Townsend who had ‘em all. This is a well known reel performed mostly in Quebec and features the youngerst (at the time), Jean Carignan. They were the first country band to perform live in the fledgling CRBC (soon to be the Canadian Broadcast Corporation).

3.   Stompin’ Tom Connors: The Streaker’s Dream (Tom Connors) 1974 *
Stompin' Tom Meets Muk Tuk Annie: Boot Records BOS 7146
Saint John NB, ON
Tom Connors: guitar, vocal, stompin’ board
Bill Lewis: lead guitar
Gary Empey: bass
Produced by Dr Tom Connors, 1974

Tom Connors b. Saint John NB Feb 9, 1936 / d. Halton Hills ON March 6, 2013 (77)

Who knows what Tom was thinking about when he wrote this one. In fact, maybe we don’t wanna know!

4.   The Bunkhouse Boys: Lonesome Sailors Dream (Len Myres)
Country-Western Jamboree: Quaker Oats Co DBC-LP-01
Moncton NB
Len Myers: bass
Laurie Myers: vocal, guitar
Gerry Myers: guitar,
Angus Robichaud: fiddle
Jim Chapman: mandolin, fiddle
Bill Budd: electroharp
Armand Richard: accordion, piano
Album Produced by the Quaker Oats Co circa 1965
(no information on when and where this was actually recorded)

The country music band were very popular in the late 40's and 50's in the Maritimes. They began in 1944 and in 1954 CKCW, Moncton when the station began televising for the first time, they included the Band's show which spanned for 2 decades. The show was carried on CBC Atlantic Network sponsored by Quaker Oats Company. They were inducted into The NB Country Music Hall of Fame in 1984. With their own TV Show, fans were glued to the TV every week to see and hear the band perform.

5.   Wonderful Grand Band: Sonny’s Dream (Ron Hynes)
The Wonderful Grand Band: Quay Records CS 014
St. John’s NL
Glenn Simmons:  vocals, guitar
Ron Hynes, vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo
Kelly Russell: fiddle, mandolin, dulcimer
Rocky Wiseman: drums
Bawnie Oulton: vocal harmony
Sandy Morris, guitars, bg vocal
Bryan Hennessey: bass
Produced by WGB, 1978
Recorded and mixed by Neil Bishop and Claude Caines at Clode Sound Studios, Stephenville NL

Ron Hynes (b. St. John’s December 7, 1950 / d. St. John’s November 19, 2015) (64)

The WGB produced two albums (this was their second) and both contained recordings of this popular song. Originally written and demoed by Ron Hynes when he was in Toronto in 1976, it has become one of Canada’s great folk songs. The song has been covered and recorded countless times by the likes of Great Big Sea, Christy Moore, Emmylou Harris, Stan Rogers, Valdy, Allison Crowe, and Jean Redpath. There was even a Portuguese version of the song, thinking it was Sunny’s Dream so that the translation is a little weird.

6.   Emile Benoit: Christina's Dream (E Benoit) / Tootsie Wootsie (E Benoit)
Vive La Rose: Amber Music ACD 9014
Black Duck Brook, NF
Emile Benoit: fiddle, vocal, feet
Pamela Morgan: guitar, synth
Noel Dinn: bodhran
Kelly Russell: bouzouki, mandolin, mountain dulcimer
Christina Smith: fiddle, cello
Sandy Morris: guitars
Rob Laidlaw: bass
Frank Mahar: button accordion
Jeff Panting: piano accordion
Roy O'Brien Jr: jews harp
Produced by Noel Dinn, Gary Furniss and Pamela Morgan, 1993
Recorded by Gary Furniss at CBC Studio F in St. John's and Hypnotic Studios, Toronto
Mastered by George Graves at the Lacquer Channel, Toronto

Émile Joseph Benoît (b Black Duck Rock, Port au Port peninsula, NL, 24 Mar 1913 / d Stephenville, Nfld, 3 Sep 1992)

Okay, this is not on vinyl but I just felt like playing it anyway. Émile did record did record an LP called “Emile’s Dream” on Quay Records in 1979. In fact, a lot of the tunes he wrote came from dreams! He’d just wake up and play ‘em. The CD was releaed in 1993, the year after his death. He was a huge influence on Pamela Morgan and Noel Dinn, two founding members of Figgy Duff.

7.   Klaatu: December’s Dream 1981 (John Woloschuk / Dee Long / Terry Draper)
Magentalane: Capitol Records of Canada 6000 Series ST 6487
Toronto ON
John Woloschuk - vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, bass guitar, vibraphone, sitar, vibes, orcana, piano, glockenspiel
Dee Long - vocals, electric guitar, mandolin, slide guitar, Korg synthesizer
Terry Draper - drums, percussion, Polymoog synthesizer, trombone, tambourine, vocals
George Bertok - piano
Produced by Klaatu - 1981
Recorded at ESP Studios, Buttonville ON

8.   Irene Woods: A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (David / Hoffman / Livingstone)
45 EP: Disneyland Records LLP 308
Irene Woods: vocals
Harold Mooney Orchestra
Produced by Walt Disney Productions, 1965
Recorded in Hollywood on October 26, 1949

Recorded for the 1950 Walt Disney film Cinderella.

9.   Tiny Tim: Welcome To My Dream (Jimmy Van Heusen / Johnny Burke) /
Tiptoe Through The Tulips (Al Dubin / Joe Burke)
God Bless Tiny Tim: Reprise RS 6292
New York City
Herbert Khaury, vocal & ukulele
Produced by Richard Perry, 1968
Recorded by Ami Hadani & Jack Hunt

Herbert Khaury b. NYC April 12, 1932 / d. November 30, 1996, Hennepin County, Minn) (64)

Welcome To My Dream was written for the 1946 movie “Road to Utopia” featuring Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour and Bob Hope. Crosby did the honours of singing the song. It is the first song on the first Tiny Tim album and goes straight into Tulips.

10. Bobby Darin: Dream Lover (Bobby Darin)
45 Single bw Bullmoose: Atco Records 6140
New York City
Bobby Darin, vocals
Neil Sedaka, piano;
other details unknown
Produced by Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler, 1959
Recorded by Tom Dowd at Atlantic Studio, New York City March 5, 1959

Bobby Darin (Walden Robert Cassotto b. NYC May 14, 1936 / d. December 20, 1973 Los Angeles) (37)

He started his career as a songwriter for Connie Francis. He recorded his first million-selling single, "Splish Splash", in 1958. This was followed by "Dream Lover" and "Mack the Knife". In 1966, he had a hit with folksinger Tim Hardin's "If I Were a Carpenter," securing a return to the Top 10 after a two-year absence. In 1968 he worked on Robert Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign. He was with Kennedy the day he traveled to Los Angeles on June 4, 1968, for the California primary, and was at the Ambassador Hotel later that night when Kennedy was assassinated. This affected him profoundly and he chose to live in semi-seclusion, in a trailor, at Big Sur for several years. He died at the age of 37 following a heart operation in Los Angeles. In 1990, singer Paul Anka made the speech inducting Darin into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

11. Mac Beattie & Ottawa Valley Melodiers: Dream Island (Mac Beattie)
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Album: Banff Rodeo RBS 1299
Arnprior ON
Gaetan Fairfield: guitar
Mac Beattie: drums, vocal
Reg Hill: fiddle
Al Utronki: steel, spanish
Jim Mayhew: piano
Ralph Carlson: bass
Produced by Ralph Carlson, 1968

John MacNab Beattie. b Arnprior ON 21 Dec 1916 / d Arnprior 14 Jun 1982 (65)

Performing in The Melodiers, a band he organized in the late 1920s, Mac’s real passion was playing goal for the Arnprior Green Shirts. If not for WW2, he might have made it to the NHL. He began his professional career as a singer-songwriter playing drums and washboard in The Ottawa Valley Melodiers in 1948 and released several singles for Rodeo records in the late 1950s. Rodeo, on it’s Banff label, put out 11 albums by the Melodiers with most songs written by Mac about people and places in the Ottawa Valley. In this song, Mac remenices about the summer nights playing under the stars on the shores of the Ottawa River. Steel guitar player Al Utronki later ran Al Utronki's Appliance and TV - Television & Appliance shop in Renfrew.

12. Sim Rushton: Its A Dream (Sim Rushton)
From Me To You: No Label QCS 1200
Springhill NS
Sim Rushton: guitar, vocal
Richard Conrad: guitar
Geoff Waddington: bass
Ian MacMillan: drums
Paul Mason: flute, electric piano, strings
Produced by the band, 1977
Recorded at Elderwall Sound, Dartmouth NS

Sim Rushton b. Springhill NS Nov 12, 1946

Canadian champion fiddler, Johnny Mooring, gave him his first electric guitar and inspired him to make music a career. His first band was The Silvertones (probably named after his amp). They became The Bushmen in the 1960s, working mostly in New Brunswick. In 1968, newly married, Sim moved to St. Thomas Ontario before returning to Nova Scotia in 1970. After doing a bit of recording for a CBC Broadcast Recording, he recorded From Me To You in 1976, afterwhich he decided to become a musical pastor for the United Church of Canada.

13. Bobby Wiseman w Mary Margaret OHara: In Her Dream (B Wiseman)
Sings Wrench Tuttle: WEA / Risque Disque 25 69131
Toronto ON
Bobby Wiseman: keys, vocals
Mary Margaret OHara: vocals
Graeme Kirkland: drums
Dennis Delorme: pedal steel
Bazil Donovan: bass
Curtis Driedger: violin
Ben Mink: violin
Pat Langner: vocal
Laura Hubert: vocal
Produced by Bobby Wiseman, 1989
Recorded by Be-Double-You at the Music Gallery and Jays Space Station, Toronto
Engineering Assistants: Sandor Ajenstadt, Joe Benarroch, John Oswald, Jay Blair

An original member of Blue Rodeo, Wiseman quit the band to concentrate on things that really mattered to him. He did some production work and songwriting and released several albums of his original material. This song is really dreamy, with Mary Margaret O’Hara dueting with him.

14. Martha and The Muffins: Suburban Dream (Mark Gane)
Trance And Dance: Vindisc VL 2207
Toronto ON
Carl Finkle: bass
Mark Gane: guitar, synth
Tim Gane: drums
Andy Haas: sax
Martha Johnson: vocal, keys
Martha Ladly: vocal, keys, trombone
Produced by Mike Howlett, 1980
Recorded by Richard Manwaring at The Manor Studios, Oxfordshire UK

The band was founded in 1977 by several students at the Ontario College of Art. They didn’t know what to call the band so they used Martha and the Muffins, hoping to change it when they though up a better name. Meanwhile they signed to Virgin Records offshoot, Vindisc and went to England to record their first LP in 1979 so Martha became the permanent name. They’re biggest hit song was Echo Beach. Suburban Dream was released as a single but failed to chart.

15. Ron Kohanchuk & The Dreamers: Mala Mala Pee Yaka (Trad)
Sing, Dance, Ukrainian: V Records VLP-3047
Winnipeg MB
Ron Kohanchuk: cordovox, accordion
Jim Ruth: sax, banjo
Henry Basiuk: violin, guitar, banjo, vocal
Alan Rosky: electric guitar
Barry Newcombe: drums
Produced by A Groshak circa 1970
Recorded in Winnipeg

Ronald Michael Kohanchuk b East Selkirk MB July 20, 1943 / d. April 3 2002

After high school, Ron worked for his brother Wally Budy at the Texaco station in Selkirk. Ron eventually opened his own business, which was well known as Rons Carburetor. There was nothing he enjoyed more than playing in the Common People Band with Ken Kublanski, which he was able to do right up until mid-February 2002. Died of cancer. Mala Mala Pee Yaka means “Poor little pea”. 

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