33.45.78 All Vinyl Radio Show
with Steve Fruitman
June 28, 2021
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Side One

1.   Steve Earle: Copperhead Road – 1988
2.   The Fentons: Shadow Play – 1987 *
3.   The Dayglo Abortions: I Used To Be In Love – 1986 *
4.   Lefty Frizzell: I Love You A Thousand Ways – 1973
5.   Hank Williams: I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive – 1952
6.   Mac Beattie: Madawaska Valley – 1969 *
7.   Jim Layeux: 18 Miles West of Renfrew – 1987 *
8.   Jon Brooks: High Five – 2019 *
9.   Bob Burchill: Some People – 1980 *
10. Perth County Conspiracy: Don’t You Feel Fine – 1970 *
11. Bobby Curtola: Sandy – 1966 *
12. The Ceedees: The Patriotic Song – 1980 *
13. Bruce Cockburn: Stolen Land – 1986 *
14. Bruce Cockburn: Radio Shoes – 1981 *
15. Aretha Franklin: Chain of Fools – 1967

Side Two

1.   Five D: Dimentia – 1967 *
2.   Fludd: Tuesday Blue – 1971 *
3.   Free: Walk In My Shadow – 1969
4.   Procol Harum: Shine On Brightly – 1968
5.   Ellen McIlwaine: Regretting Blues – 1982 *
6.   Ellen McIlwaine: Never Tell Your Mother She’s Out of Tune – 1973 *
7.   Ellen McIlwaine: Cure My Blues – 1982 *
8.   Gordon Fleming: La Java du Bistro – 1960 *
9.   Cream: NSU – 1966
10. Pure Prairie League: Amie – 1972
11. Scotty Stevenson: A Nehru Jacket and a Turtle Neck – 1969 *
12. The Fugs: Tune In Turn On Drop Out – 1968
13. Fleetwood Mac: Rattlesnake Shake – 1969
14. A Foot In Cold Water: Alone Together – 1972 *
15. Leonard Cohen: The Future – 1992 *
16. John Gotch Trio: The Breeze Waltz – 1963 *


And Now for The Particulars:

Side One

1.   Steve Earle: Copperhead Road
(Steve Earle)
Copperhead Road: Uni Records UNI-7
San Antonio TX
Steve Earle: vocals, guitars, harmonica, 6-string bass, mandolin
Donny Roberts: guitars, 6-string bass
Bill Lloyd: acoustic guitar
Michael McAdam: 12-string electric guitar
Bucky Baxter: pedal steel, lap steel, Dobro
Ken Moore: synthesizer and organ
John Barlow Jarvis: piano
Kelly Looney: bass
Kurt Custer: drums
Sam Bush: mandolin
Jerry Douglas: dobro
Mark O'Connor: violin
Edgar Meyer: bass violin
Produced by Tony Brown & Steve Earle, 1988

Stephen Fain Earle born January 17, 1955 Ft. Monroe, Virginia

2.   The Fentons: Shadow Play
(Rory Gallagher)
Whatever It Takes: Strange Music FB002
Ottawa ON
Paul Fenton: slide guitar, acoustic guitars
Michael Fenton: lead vocal, bass
Ron Gilfillan: lead guitar
Doug Inglis: drums
Produced by The Fentons and Tony McLean, 1987

The original Fentons band formed in Ottawa in 1984 and disbanded in 1990. About Paul Fenton’s slide guitar playing: “Man, this guy is a red hot slide player!” claimed Johnny Winter. Some of Paul’s favourite slide players are (in no particular order): Tampa Red, Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Willie McTell, Rory Gallagher , Duane Allman , Johnny Winter, Elmore James, Brian Jones and David Gilmour from Pink Floyd. He formed a punk band called The Action in Ottawa which were notorious for being extremely loud. He also played in the Blushing Brides for a while before forming the Fentons.

The Fentons went down to the US to record another album with producer Mick Ronson and engineered by Todd Rungren but their recording company, Torrid Records, went bankrupt and the master tape went missing, thus never released.

3.   The Dayglo Abortions: I Used To Be In Love
(Murray Acton)
Feed Us A Fetus: Fringe Product FPL 3021
Victoria BC

Couch Potato: bass
Jesus Bonehead: drums
Wayne Gretsky: guitar
The Cretin: lead guitar, vocals
Produced by Pissed Off Punks Inc., 1986

The Dayglo Abortions first got together in 1979. Their first album, of hard core logo punk, was released in 1981 and sold over a half million copies worldwide. The band is known for its graphic album covers. In 1988, a police officer in Nepean, Ontario, instigated a criminal investigation after his daughter brought home a copy of ‘Here Today, Guano Tomorrow’. Obscenity charges were laid against the band’s record label, Fringe Product, and the label's record store, Record Peddler, but those charges were dropped in 1990. Their last album, Armageddon Survival Guide (2016). Cops!

4.   Lefty Frizzell: I Love You A Thousand Ways
(Lefty Frizzell)
Remembering The Greatest Hits Of Lefty Frizzell: Columbia C 33882
Corsicana TX

Lefty Frizzell: left handed guitar, vocals
Produced by Don Law, 1973

William Orville "Lefty" Frizzell b. Corsicana, TX March 31, 1928 / d. July 19, 1975 Nashville (47)

As a child he was called "Sonny," but later took the name "Lefty."  He originally recorded this song 1950 and it went to No. 1 on Country Charts. He died of alcohol related health problems and was inducted, posthumously,  into the Country Music Hall of Fame in October 1982. His song "If You've Got the Money (I've Got the Time)" earned him the Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

Frizzell's signature guitar was a 1949 Gibson J-200 (Model SJ-200). It was retrofitted in early 1951 with a custom neck and pickguard by guitar maker Paul Bigsby. In a 2003 interview Merle Haggard recalled,

"When I was a teenager, Lefty got me onstage [at the Rainbow Garden in Bakersfield, California] and handed me that guitar. That is the first guitar I played on a professional stage." For many years it had been on loan to and displayed at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. In January 2005 it was returned to the Frizzell family. It was later sold at auction with an asking price of $350,000. Merle Haggard purchased the guitar and it remains a part of his estate

5.   Hank Williams: I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
(Hank Williams / Fred Rose)
45 single bw I Could Never Be Ashamed of You: MGM 11366
Mount Olive, Alabama

Hank Williams: guitar, vocal
Jerry Rivers: fiddle
Don Helms: steel guitar
Chet Atkins: lead guitar
Chuck Wright or Ernie Newton: bass
Released September 1952
Recorded June 13, 1952 Castle Studio, Nashville

Hiram Williams b. September 17, 1923 Mount Olive Alabama / d. Jan 1, 1953 (29) Oak Hill, W Virginia

Released as the last record released during his lifetime in November, 1952, this song reached #1 on the charts just after his death on Jan 1, 1953. Producer Chet Atkins recalled later, "We recorded 'I'll Never Get Out of this World Alive' and after each take, he'd sit down in a chair. I remember thinking, 'Hoss, you're not jivin',' because he was so weak that all he could do was just sing a few lines, and then just fall into the chair." Steve Earle released an album titled I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive on April 26, 2011 although only the iTunes release of the album includes a cover of the song.

6.   Mac Beattie & Ottawa Valley Melodiers: Madawaska Valley
(Mac Beattie)
In Stereo By Request: Banff Rodeo SBS 5312
Arnprior ON
Mac Beattie: vocal, drums
Gaetan Fairfield: guitar
Reg Hill: fiddle
Jimmy Mayhew: piano
Hubert Brisson: bass
Gordon Summers: electric guitar
Produced by George Taylor, 1969
Recorded by Gaetan Desbiens at Stereo Sound Studios, Montreal

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

The Madawaska River flows from Algonquin Park to where it intersects with the Ottawa River at Arnprior, the home of Mac Beattie. Along the way it passes through the towns of Whitney, Griffith, Combermere, Palmer Rapids, Calabogie and Burnstown. This song captures it all!  Madawaska comes from the Algonquin meaning ‘People of the Shallows’.

7.   Jim Layeux: 18 Miles West of Renfrew
(Jim Layeux)
Jim Layeux: Stemwall Music WRC1-5212
Jim Layeux: guitar, harmonica, vocal
David Woodhead: bass
Buddy Weston: banjo
Ron Sellwood: accordion
Norm Hacking: bg vocal
Produced by Tim Harrison, 1987
Recorded by George Axon with Jamie Sulek at Axon Music

If memory serves me well, he was originally from the Ottawa Valley, came to Toronto in the mid-80s and got involved with singer-songwriters like Norm Hacking and Tim Harrison. Harrison offered to produce this album using some of the finest backup musicians on the burgeoning Toronto folk scene in 1987. The album was great but without proper management and a professional attitude to ‘making it’, Layeux rode a little crest of popularity in the Toronto folk world for a couple of years before petering out. What I liked about him was that he wrote about the world that he knew. Born in Renfrew County, Ontario he is able to paint a great picture of the region’s unique rural culture.

8.   Jon Brooks: High Five
(Jon Brooks)
Moth Nor Rust: Fallen Tree Records  Test Pressing
Toronto ON
Jon Brooks: guitar, vocal
Joe Ernewein: electric guitar
John Showman: violin
Vivienne Wilder: double bass, vocals
Produced by Jason LaPrade and Neil Cruickshank, 2019

This is a redo of Jon’s excellent 2009 CD of the same name. The running order is different on the new LP and a couple of songs were changed and it sounds amazing. He just thought that it would be a cool thing to update it.

9.   Bob Burchill: Some People
(Bob Burchill)
Hugs...: Will O' Wind - WOW 002 - vinyl
Dublin, ON
Bob Burchill:  guitar, vocal
Ken Kalmusky:  bass
John Till:  electric guitar
Murray Scott:  keys
Toby Small:  drums
Glen Soulis:  winds
David Woodhead:  guitar, steel
Layna Basson:  bg vocal
Pat Kell:  bg vocal
Dorit Learned:  bg vocal

Produced by Bob Burchill, 1980
Recorded by Bob Doble at Maxim Canada, St. Pauls, ON
Mixed By David Woodhead, John Till, Ken Kalmusky

Bob Burchill first started performing with his dad who was a fiddle player. He got inspired by the music of Bob Dylan. He eventually moved to Stratford ON where he ran the espresso machine at the Black Swan, home to Perth Co. Conspiracy, which he joined in 1970. His album Cabin Fever (1975) was the first recording to feature the young David Woodhead on bass. It also feature guitarist John Jackson. Burchill has kept busy ever since. Now living in London ON and still into recording.

10. Perth County Conspiracy: Don’t You Feel Fine
(Richard Keelan)
The Perth County Conspiracy Does Not Exist: Columbia Records: ELS 375
Stratford ON
Cedric Smith: guitar, vocal
Richard Keelan: guitar, vocal
Michael Butler: bass
Terry Jones: guitar, vocal
George Taros: piano, vocal
Produced by John Williams and Perth Earth Ltd 1970

Talking about the Black Swan and the Perth County Conspiracy: Perth County Conspiracy (Does Not Exist) was formed around Stratford ON in 1969. They would play nightly at Harry Finlay's Black Swan Coffee House in Stratford, Ontario, often playing until 4 a.m. The band signed with the Columbia label in 1970,[6] and recorded two albums before deciding to go independent. Bob Burchill (guitar, vocals) joined the group in 1973. Around 1990 former members of the band began to reunite once a year at a Black Swan Coffee House Revival in Stratford in support of homelessness in Perth County.

11. Bobby Curtola: Sandy
(T Fell)
12 Golden Hits: Tartan Records ¬ LPT 107
Thunder Bay, ON
Bobby Curtola: vocals
Produced 1966

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

In his unlikely career which began in the Ontario backwater of Fort William / Port Arthur (now Thunderbay), Curtola went on to sell over 2.5 million records worldwide. He was also the  first Canadian artist to sign a multi-million dollar contact to perform in Las Vegas. He was also prominent  in helping to establish Canadian Content regulations, or CanCon, for Canadian broadcasters.

Opened Canadian dates for the Dave Clark Five 1964
He was made a Member of the Order of Canada 1998
Was installed on the Italian Walk Of Fame in Toronto, 2011

12. The Ceedees: The Patriotic Song
(Curtis Driedger)
Hit The Ditch: Carrot Records CD-1-1980
Peterborough ON
Curtis Driedger: guitar, keys, vocals
Ed Dick: bass
Nick Kent: drums
Susan Newman: keys, vocal
Rob Fortin: guitar, vocal
Produced by The CeeDees, 1980
Recorded by glen Johansen at Integrated Studios, Agincourt (Toronto) ON

Sending this one out to John Porter, one of my listeners who just loves the Ceedees. I mean, it’s perfect for a Canada Day song!

This was from the band’s only album (although they did release a 5 song EP in 1985).
Drummer Nick Kent went to play with Martha & The Muffins after this

13. Bruce Cockburn: Stolen Land
(Bruce Cockburn)
Waiting For A Miracle: True North Records TN2K-67
Ottawa ON
Bruce Cockburn: guitar, vocal
Fergus Jamison Marsh: bass
Michael Sloski: drums
Jon Goldsmith: keys
Hugh Marsh: keys, violin
Chi Sharp: percussion
Michael Alan White: trumpet
Julie Cade: bg vocal
Produced by Jon Goldsmith and Kerry Crawford, 1986
Recorded by John Naslen at Manta Sound, Toronto

14. Bruce Cockburn: Radio Shoes
(Bruce Cockburn)
12 inch LP Single: Millennium Records BXL1-7761
Ottawa ON
Bruce Cockburn: guitar
Memo Acevedo: percussion
Bob DiSalle: drums
Dennis Pendrith: bass
Jon Goldsmith: keys
Hugh Marsh: violin, mandolin
Kathryn Moses: reeds
Produced by Bruce Cockburn & Bernie Finkelstein, 1981
Recorded by Gary Gray at Manta Sound, Toronto April June 1981
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, NYC

If Dennis Pendrith’s name seems familiar to you it’s most likely because of his playing with Bruce Cockburn over the years. He played bass on many of Cockburn’s and Murray McLaughlin’s big albums.

15. Aretha Franklin: Chain Of Fools
(Don Covey)
45 single bw Prove It: Atlantic Records ‎– 45-2464
Detroit MI
Aretha Franklin: lead vocals and piano
Jimmy Johnson and Joe South: guitars
Spooner Oldham: Wurlitzer electric piano
Tommy Cogbill: bass
Roger Hawkins: drums
The Sweet Inspirations: Carolyn Franklin, Erma Franklin & Ellie Greenwich: background vocals
Produced by Jerry Wexler, 1967

Aretha Louise Franklin b. Memphis TN March 25, 1942 / d. August 16, 2018 (76) Detroit
This song reached number one on the U.S. R&B chart where it stayed for four weeks. "Chain of Fools" also peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was written with Otis Redding in mind to cover it but producer Jerry Wexler decided to give it to Aretha.  It went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and was later presented a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 2004.

Side Two

1.   Five D: Dimentia
(Five D)
Five D – Ottawa Rocks, Sir John A Years: Sound Investment Enterpirises D-11101
Ottawa ON
Jack Arsenault: rhythm guitar
Brian Bradfield: drums
Brad Campbell: bass, vocal
Dave Poulin: lead vocal
John Miron: guitar
Produced by John Pozer, 1967

Another great Ottawa pop band that came together in 1963. When the Beatles hit the scene a year later, they decided to go Mersey Beat by changing their name from The Decades to B.C. And The Cavemen, and The Quotations. In 1966 they became the Fifth Dimension but just as they were about to release their first record, they were informed about the ‘Up, Up and Away’ band using the same name. So they shortened it to Five D, the same way that the Byrds did with their song Fifth Dimension.

The band were part of the televised 1967 Centennial Celebrations on Parliament Hill where Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were in attendance. Her Majesty, an ardent rock critic, later commented: "They are good, but loud!"

 They toured, opening for the likes of The Who, The Troggs, Wilson Pickett and Ohio Express amongst many others but broke up in 1970. Dimentia was most likely recorded in 1967 but never released. I got this off a 1995 compilation CD called ‘Ottawa Rocks, the Sir John A. Years’ (Sir John A. being the name of an Ottawa based record company).

2.   Fludd: Tuesday Blue
(Brian Pilling / Ed Pilling)
Fludd: Warner Brothers Records BS 2578
Mick Walsh: guitar
Ed Pilling: vocals, percussion
Brian Pilling: guitar, vocals
Greg Godovitz: bass, vocals
John Andersen: drums
Produced by Adam Mitchell, 1971
Recorded by Fred Catero at Pacific Studios, San Mateo, CA, Aug 1971

Fludd had its roots in a band called The Pretty Ones, formed by Ed Pilling and Greg Godovitz. The band was briefly part of Toronto's Yorkville scene in the 1960s, but broke up before achieving much commercial success. Pilling and his brother Brian then moved to England where they formed a band called Wages of Sin and spent some time touring as a back-up for Cat Stevens in 1970, but returned to Toronto by the end of that year. That’s when they re-united with Godovitz and put Fludd together. They released its self-titled debut album in 1971.

3.   Free: Walk In My Shadow
Tons of Sobs: Polydor Records 543.039
London UK
Paul Rogers: vocal
Paul Kasoff: lead guitar
Andy Fraser: bass
Simon Kirk: drums
Produced by Guy Stevens, 1969
Recorded at Island Records, London by Andrew Johns

Free’s active years were from 1968-1971. By the time the band retired in 1973, they had sold more than 20 million albums around the world and had played more than 700 arena and festival concerts. Their first album, Tons of Sobs, documents their first six months together and contains studio renditions of much of their early live set. It was their 1970 album ‘Fire and Water’ that really broke the band internationally with songs like Mr. Big, Heavy Load and their hugely successful hit song All Right Now.

4.   Procol Harum: Shine On Brightly
(Keith Reid / Gary Brooker)
Best of Procol Harum: A&M Records SP-4401
London UK
Gary Brooker: lead vocals, piano
Robin Trower: guitar
Matthew Fisher: organ
Dave Knights: bass guitar
B. J. Wilson: drums
Produced by Denny Cordell, 1968
Compilation Album produced 1972
Recorded at Advision Studios, De Lane Lea Studios and Olympic Studios, London, England

For some reason, I got to see this band perform live several times in Toronto. The Toronto Pop Festival (1968) and opening for the Moody Blues at Massey Hall, The Rock Pile… And they seemed to have arrived out of nowhere when their first record, ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’ burst onto the scene in ’67.

It could be stated that the band had its geneses in 1964 as the Paramounds (and briefly The Pinewoods) before releasing Whiter Shade in 1967. They took the name of a Burmese kind of cat. Shine On Brightly was the name of the band’s second album which was, at that time, mostly panned by music critics. (Not too sure what the Queen thought of them though). 

RIP Ellen McIlwaine b. October 1, 1945 Nashville TN / d. June 23, 2021 Calgary Ab (75)

5.   Ellen McIlwayne: Regretting Blues
(Jack Bruce / Duffy Power)
Everybody Needs It: Blind Pig Records PHE 6017
Calgary AB
Ellen Mcllwayne: guitar, piano, vocals
Jack Bruce: bass, bg vocals
Howard Levy: keys
Paul Wertico: drums
Larry McCabe: trombone
Kim Cusack: clarinet

Produced by Ellen Mcllwayne, 1982
Recorded by Mike Rasfeld at Acme Studios Chicgo
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisc, NYC

Before moving up to Canada in the 1970s, McIlwaine met Hendrix in New York in 1966, briefly played with him and wrote a song called "Underground River" about him. She is also an ardent fan of Jack Bruce and recorded a version of a song by Bruce and Pete Brown on each of her first four solo albums. This culminated in her collaboration with Bruce himself on her fourth solo album, Everybody Needs It, released in 1982.

6.   Ellen McIlwaine: Never Tell Your Mother She’s Out Of Tune
(Jack Bruce / Pete Brown)
We The People: Polydor Records 2391 059
Calgary AB

Ellen McIlwaine: guitar, vocals, piano
Don Payne: bass
Jerry Mercer: drums
Collin Tilton: sax

Produced by Peter K Siegel, 1973
Recorded at The Record Plant, NYC by Shellly Yakus and Tom Flye

This song was the first song on Jack Bruce’s first solo album ‘Songs for a Tailor’  released in 1969. Actually, it was his second solo album; the first one stayed hidden on a shelf while Bruce was still performing in Cream with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker. For some strange reason Ellen’s first album was released after the second album. So the first album is really the second album and the second one is really the first.

The song was written by Jack Bruce with words by his poet friend, Pete Brown, who penned most of the original songs in the Cream’s repertoire.

7.   Ellen McIlwaine: Cure My Blues
(Browning Bryant)
Everybody Needs It: Blind Pig Records PHE 6017
Calgary AB

Ellen Mcllwayne: guitar, piano, vocals
Jack Bruce: bass, bg vocals
Howard Levy: keys
Paul Wertico: drums
Larry McCabe: trombone
Kim Cusack: clarinet

Produced by Ellen Mcllwayne, 1982
Recorded by Mike Rasfeld at Acme Studios Chicgo
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisc, NY

Her great back up band on this record includes the legendary Cream singer-songwriter, Jack Bruce on bass, and vocals. This must have been a very proud moment for Ellen, playing and recording with one of her musical heroes.

Since moving permanently to Canada in 1987, (first Toronto, later Alberta), McIlwaine signed with Edmonton’s Stony Plain Records and recorded the album, ‘Looking for Trouble’. Stony Plain also re-released her early vinyl albums on CD.

8.   Gordon Fleming et Son Ensemble Musette: La Java du Bistro
(G Fleming)
Paris Est Un Accordeon: London MB. 31
Montreal QC / Winnipeg MB
Gordon Fleming: accordion
Others not listed
Producer unknown, circa 1960

Gordon Kenneth Fleming b. Winnipeg, MB on Aug. 3, 1931 / d. Toronto Aug. 31, 2002

Grew up in Winnipeg, playing night clubs and dances since the age of 5. During WWII he toured Canadian armed forces bases as a teen. He won the Canadian Jazz Poll four years in a row (1952-55) and placed second in the Metronome US Jazz Poll in 1955. Gordie, with the Canadian All Stars recorded a compilation in 1954 for US label "Discovery Records". Relocated to Montreal in the early 60s and played with artists such as Edith Piaf, Felix Leclerc, Ginette Reno, and francophone country artist, Willie Lamothe. Gordie performed and recorded with Ti-Jean Carignan, The McGarrigles, Cat Stevens and Alan Mills (with whom he made several Folkways recordings). He moved to Toronto in 1977 and performed regularly at popular jazz spots such as Bourbon. St. and George’s Spaghetti House.

His daughter Heidi Fleming has been actively involved in the Montreal roots music scene.

9.   Cream: NSU
(Jack Bruce)
Fresh Cream: Polydor – CP 594 001
London UK
Ginger Baker, drums
Jack Bruce, bass
Eric Clapton, guitar
Produced by Robert Stigwood, 1966

Okay, speaking of Jack Bruce and Cream…. But what does NSU stand for? What does it mean?  Actually, N.S.U. is an acronym for "Non-Specific Urethritis," a form of venereal disease Eric Clapton is rumored to have had at the time. Bruce thought it would be a good title for the song.

10. Pure Prairie League: Amie
(Craig Fuller)
Bustin Out: RCA Victor LPS-4769
Columbus Ohio

Craig Lee Fuller, lead vocal, guitars, bass
George Ed Powell, guitars
William Frank Hinds, drums
Michael Connor, piano
James Rolleston, bass
Al Brisco, pedal steel
Mick Ronson, BG vocals
Produced by Robert Alan Ringe, 1972
Recorded by 'Cub' Richardson at RCA Studio A, Toronto June 19-August 7, 1972

The beginnings of Pure Prairie League first came together in the state of Ohio in 1965. After signing with RCA in 1970, the band released their first album which was well received. It’s rather interesting that, until then Canadian recording studios were being panned by just about everyone for recording really crappy product. And yet, Pure Prairie League were brought to Toronto to record Bustin’ Out (using Ontario based musician Al Brisco on pedal steel). Right after the album’s release, singer Craig Lee Fuller was arrested and jailed for draft evasion. Meanwhile, the group continued promoting the album and Amie became one of their most requested songs. After Craig was released from jail, RCA decided to re-release the album in 1975 and it really took off. Not too bad for a ‘crappy Canadian recording studio’.

11. Scotty Stevenson & The Canadian Night-Hawks: A Nehru Jacket & A Turtle Neck
(Jim Harper / Dougal Trineer)
I Can't Go Back To Winnipeg: RCA Camden - CAS 2305
Montreal, QC
Scotty Stevenson: guitar, vocal
Buddy Ackers: steel
Marty Desjardins: bass
Ronnie Carlton: drums
Produced by Dougal Trineer, 1969

b. Onaway AB 1932

Stevenson began playing professionally in Alberta at 15 but later moved to Montreal where he got the Canadian Nighthawks together. That was when he recorded most of his many albums. He was popular from the late 1950s through the early 80s.

12. The Fugs: Tune In Turn On Drop Out
(Ed Saunders / Timothy Leary / Ken Weaver)
Tenderness Junction: Reprise Records 6280
New York City
Ken Weaver: drums, vocals
Ed Saunders: vocals
Tuli Kupferberg: vocals
Charles Larkey: bass
Dan Kootch: guitar, electric violin, vocals
Ken Pine giutar. haronica, vocals
Produced by Ed Saunders, 1968
Recorded by Richard Alderson

Lead by beat poets Ed Saunders and Tuli Kupferberg, they morphed into a pseudo-rock band after the release of their first two albums. Some 1969 correspondence, found inside an FBI file on the The Fugs, members of The Doors, called The Fugs the "most vulgar thing the human mind could possibly conceive".

"Turn on, tune in, drop out" is a counterculture-era phrase popularized by Timothy Leary in 1966.

Cannabis: The earliest recorded uses date from the 3rd millennium BC so people have been using the drug for over five thousand years.

13. Fleetwood Mac: Rattlesnake Shake
(Peter A Green)
Then Play On: Reprise - RS 6368
London UK
Peter Green: guitar
Danny Kirwan: guitar
Mick Fleetwood: drums
John McVie: bass
Produced by Fleetwood Mac, 1969
Recorded at CBS Studios, London and De Lane Lea Studios, London

Make no mistake about it: this is the best song I know of about masturbation!
Then Play On was the last FM album to feature Peter Green. It was also the first to cut out Jeremy Spencer, as a performer, member. It was produced completely without him and yet he was still in the band.

The painting used for the cover of the album is "Domesticated Mural Painting", by the English artist Maxwell Armfield. It was featured in the February 1917 edition of The Countryside magazine, which states that the mural was originally designed for the dining room of a London mansion.

14. A Foot In Cold Water: Alone Together
(A Foot In Cold Water)
A Foot In Cold Water: Daffodill Records - SBA 16012
Toronto ON
Alex Machin: vocals
Bob Horn: organ, clavinetter
Hughie Leggat: bass
Danny Taylor: drums
Paul Naumann: guitars
Produced by Love Productions, 1972
Recorded at Manta Sound, Toronto by Lee De Carlo
Mastered by Fred and Leo at RCA, Toronto

A young Toronto band called The Lords of London had a 1967 bubble-gum pop hit with Cornflakes & Ice Cream. The band formed in North York in ‘65. By 1968 they got tired of being a teenybopper band and reformed as a blues/rock group called Nucleus. A Foot in Cold Water formed in 1971 from the remnants of Nucleus. They released 4 albums before petering out in 1978. Greg Fitzpatrick, the Nucleus & Lords of London bass player, is now living in Bay Roberts, NL.

15. Leonard Cohen: The Future
(Leonard Cohen)
The Future: Columbia Records CK 53226
Steve Meador: drums
Bob Metzger: guitar
Lenny Castro: tambourine
Leonard Cohen: vocals
David Campbell: Strings arrangements, BG vocals
Produced by Leonard Cohen, 1992
Recorded by Leanne Ungar

16. John Gotch Trio: The Breeze Waltz
Gay Songs of the Ukraine: Arc 549
Midhurst, ON
Victor Pasowisty, fiddle
Bill Mankiss, accordion
John Gotch, clarinet, sax
Others unidentified
Produced by Don Bass, 1963

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