33.45.78 All Vinyl Radio Show
with Steve Fruitman
September 6, 2021
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Working Labour Day
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396 Labour Day Blues

Side A

1.   Bob Marley & The Wailers: Work – 1980
2.   Bruce Springsteen: Working On The Highway – 1986
3.   Rush: Working Man – 1974 *
4.   Ed Bickert: I’ll Follow The Sun – 1979 *
5.   Original Sloth Band: Get A Job – 1973 *
6.   Dolly Parton: Working Girl – 1980
7.   Stevedore Steve: Hard Workin’ Men – 1971 *
8.   Nina Simone: Work Song – 1967
9.   Toronto Philharmonia Orch: North Country – 1967 *
10. Glen Reid: Hard Rock Miner – 1978 *
11. Bill Houston: Workin’ On The Railway – 1975 *
12. Elvis Costello: Welcome To The Working Week – 1977
13. Vincent N-Guini & Afro Train: Ode To Hendrix – 1976
14. Snow Axe: Working On The Line – 1978 *
15. The Kinks: Working At The Factory – 1986
16. Pete Townsend: Keep On Working – 1980
17. Randy Bachman: Pookie’s Shuffle – 1970 *
18. Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band: Working Stiff Experience – 2013 *

Side B

1.   Gord Downie & The Sadies: One Good Fast Job – 2014 *
2.   Weddings Parties Anything: She Works – 1988
3.   Cowboy Junkies: Working On A Building – 1988 *
4.   Robert Hadley: Day After Pay Day – 1973 *
5.   Dick Nolan: The Unemployment Song – 1972 *
6.   Johnny Paycheck: Take This Job and Shove It – 1977
7.   Stan Rogers: Working Joe – 1981 *
8.   The Ventures: James Bond Theme - 1965
9.   Cromdale: Miner’s Lullabye / Schooldays Over – 1987 *
10. Otis Rush: Working Man – 1969
11. Ladies Choice Bluegrass Band: Montezuma’s Revenge – 1981 *
12. Jane Siberry: Waitress – 1984 *
13. Pape Street Gang: She’s My Waitress – 1980 *
14. The (English) Beat: Get A Job / Stand Down Margaret – 1983
15. Vienna Philharmonic Orch: Saturn – 1962
16. 49th Parallel: Laborer – 1967 *

CanCon = 58%

And Now for The Particulars

Side A

1.   Bob Marley & The Wailers: Work
(Bob Marley)
Uprising: Island Records ISM 9596

Bob Marley: lead vocal, rhythm guitar
Aston Barnett: bass, piano, guitar, percussion
Carlton Barrett: drums
Carlton Davis: drums
Tyrone Downie: keys, bg vocal
Alvin Patterson: percussion
Junior Marvin: lead guitar, bg vocal
Earl Lindo: keys
Al Anderson: lead guitar

I Threes w Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt: bg vocals
Produced by Bob Marley & Wailers, 1980
Mixed by Chris Blackwell and The Wailers
Recorded by Chiao Ng at Tuff Gong Studios, Kingston JM
Mastered by Ted Jensen
Released June 10, 1980

Robert Nesta Marley b. 6 February 1945 Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Colony of Jamaica / d. 11 May 1981 (36) Miami

‘Uprising’ was the last studio recording released during Marley's lifetime, just a year before he died. All the songs on this album are spiritually oriented in Marley's Rasta beliefs. The album went double platinum in France, Platinum in New Zealand and gold most everywhere else. The band completed a major tour of Europe in support of the album, where it played its biggest concert to 100,000 people in Milan, Italy. After the tour Marley went to the United States, where he performed two shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City as part of the Uprising Tour. He collapsed while jogging in Central Park and was taken to hospital, where it was found that his cancer had spread to all parts of his body.
2.   Bruce Springsteen: Working On The Highway
(Bruce Springsteen)
Born In the USA:
Long Branch NJ
Bruce Springsteen: guitar, vocal
Roy Bittan: keys
Clarence Clemons: sax
Danny Dederici: Hammond, glockenspiel
Garry Tallent: bass
Steven Van Zandt: guitar, mandolin, harmony vocals
Max Weinberg: drums
Produced by Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin, Bruce Springsteen and Steve Van Zandt, 1986
Recorded at The Power Station, NYC May 6, 1982 by Bill Scheniman and Toby Scott
Mastered by Bob Ludwig
Photo by Annie Leibovitz
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain

Always saluting the blue collared heroes, Springsteen has always felt strongly for the working stiff. Originally recorded for the Nebraska album, this song was a left-over that made it onto Born In The U.S.A.

3.   Rush: Working Man
(Geddy Lee / Alex Lifeson)
Rush: Moon Records - MN 100
Toronto ON
Geddy Lee, bass
Alex Lifeson, guitar
John Rutsey, drums
Produced by Rush, 1974
Recorded at Eastern Sound and Toronto Sound studios

One of the few Rush compositions by Geddy and Alex. Original Rush drummer, John Rutsey, usually composed the lyrics to early Rush songs, a tradition which continued when Neil Peart joined for the band's second album. This album really shows the bands influences; Working Man was influenced by the Joe Walsh James Gang. Geddy finally felt comfortable with his voice after hearing Joe Walsh do lead vocals. James Gang were from Cleveland, the city that broke Rush internationally.

(Talk Over Music)
4.   Ed Bickert: I’ll Follow The Sun
(Lennon / McCartney)
I Like To Recognize the tune: Canadian Talent Library / Pickwick PC 44012
Hochfeld, Manitoba
Ed Bickert: guitars
Gary Williams: keys
Don Thompson: bass violin, vibes, piano
Terry Clark: drums
Marty Morell: percussion
Memo Acevedo: percussion
Produced by Mal Thompson, Rick Wilkins and Don Thompson, 1979
Recorded by David Green at Nimbus 9 and Soundstage Studios, Toronto
Mastered by George Graves at JAMF

5.   Original Sloth Band: Get A Job
(Beal / Edwards / Lewis / Horton)
Whoopee After Midnight: Troubadour Records TR 005
Toronto ON
Tom Evans: vocal, hands
Chris Whiteley: vocal, hands
Ken Whiteley: vocal, guitar, hands
Produced by Original Sloth Band, 1973
Recorded by Graham Jones at MENISCUS

From the hard to read first album where white text reaches into a bright background and disappears, I search with a magnifying glass and come up with some of the goods. When the Whiteley Brothers (Ken and Chris) got together with Tom Evans, anything from a Hendrix song to a jugband tune might erupt at any moment. This album goes all over the place, from Fats Waller to Flatt and Scruggs and then off to Memphis Jug Band, that sorta thing. Here they render a song from the Silhouettes in 1957 which reached number one in Feb 1958.

6.   Dolly Parton: Working Girl
(Dolly Parton)
9 To 5 And Odd Jobs: RCA Victor AHL1-3852
Nashville TN
Dolly Parton: vocals
Sonny Osborne: banjo
Eddie Bayers: drums
Larry Carlton: guitar
Reggie Young: guitar
Ron Oates: keys
Joe McGuffee: steel
Ian Underwood: synths
Produced by Gregg Perry, Mike Post & Dolly Parton, 1980
Recorded by Larry Carlton at Studio 335 and Chuck Briz & Paul Dobbe at Western Recorders
Mastered by Mike Reese
Mixed by Rick Romano and Doug Parry at Smoke Tree Ranch, Chatsworth CA

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946 Sevier County, Tennessee

This was the 23rd Dolly Parton solo album featuring the theme song from the movie 9 to 5 (featuring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin along with Dolly). The album features Parton's rendition of House of the Rising Sun. And her favourite rock band was Led Zeppelin; she's a huge Robert Plant fan. The song features the long time member of the Mothers of Invention, Ian Underwood on synths.

7.   Stevedore Steve: Hard Workin’ Men
(Stephen J Foote)
Hard Workin' Men - Boot Records BOS 7102
Saint John NB
Stevedore Steve: guitar, vocals
Other musicians not listed
Produced by Jury Krytiuk, 1971
Recorded at RCA Limited Studio, Toronto
Recording & Mixing Engineer: George Semkiw
Recording Technician: "Cub" Richardson
Cover Photo: A.W. Stanton
Comments on songs: Stevedore Steve
Manufactured in Canada by: Boot Records Ltd.

Stephen J H Foote, b. Saint John, New Brunswick Jan 3, 1936 / d. Oct, 2016 Saint John NB (80)

8.   Nina Simone: Work Song
(Oscar Brown Jr / Nat Adderley)
Forbidden Fruit: Pye Records Golden Guinea Series Mono GGL 0383
Tyrone NC
Nina Simone: piano, vocals
Chris White: bass
Bob Hamilton: drums
Al Schackman: guitar
Produced by Cal Lampley, 1961
Recorded in New York City, 1960 - 61
UK release 1966.

Eunice Kathleen Waymon b. Tryon, North Carolina 21 February 1933 / d. 21 April 2003 (70)

Simone turned to blues and jazz after getting her start at the Midtown Bar & Grill on Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City, taking the name Nina Simone in 1954; "Nina" was her boyfriend's nickname for her, and "Simone" was after the French actress Simone Signoret.

(Talk Over Music)
9.   Toronto Philharmonia Orchestra: North Country
(Neil Chotem)
Heritage: Canadian Folk-Inspired Compositions: Dominion Records – 1372
Toronto ON
Victor Feldbrill: conductor, violinist
Produced by Louis Applebaum, 1967
Recorded at Massey Hall, Toronto

Victor Feldbrill, Conductor b Toronto 4 Apr 1924 / d. June 2020

"Heritage" was commissioned by The St. Laurent Shopping Centre in Ottawa, 1985, and Feldbrill was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Recorded at Toronto’s iconic Massey Hall.

10.   Glen Reid: Hard Rock Miner
(Glen Reid)
Hard Rock Miner: Boot BOS 7190
Burks Falls ON
Glen Reid, guitar
Ken Whiteley, piano, mandolin, accordion
Robbie MacNeill, guitar
Bill Cymbala, drums
David Zdriluk, electric guitar, bass
Bob Lucier, pedal steel, dobro
Willie P Bennett, harmonica
Denis LePage, banjo
John Allen, fiddle
Larry Smith, bg vocals
Produced by Denis Lepage, 1978
Recorded by Bob Lanois at Grant Avenue Studio, Hamilton

So I found this album in the early 1990s by a Canadian guy who had a song about mining. Other than that, I didn't know much about him. His name was Glen Reid and he recorded for Stompin' Tom's Boot Records label. So I took it in and played it on my show one night. Rick Fielding, who just arrived for his Acoustic Workshop show popped into the booth and said: "Steve, Glen Reid would be tickled to know that you played him on the radio." Rick new Glen personally. This song is from a true experience up in Creighton Mine, just north of Sudbury, now an official ghost town. Being the deepest nickel mine in Canada, the mine is now used as the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory.

11. Bill Houston: Workin’ On The Railway
(B Houston)
The King of White Otter Lake: Lone Wolf - LW1405CD
Thunder Bay, ON
Bill Houston: 12 string guitar, harmonica
Grit Laskin: banjo, folk guitar, mandolin
Produced by Shelby M Gregory, 1975
Recorded at Eastern Sound, Toronto, and Creative Electronics Studios, London ON
Re-Mastered by Paul Mills & Rob Jardine

The first IMAX film ‘North of Superior’ debuted the new filming system at Expo 70 in Osaka, Japan. The first permanent IMAX installation was built at the Cinesphere theatre at Ontario Place in Toronto. It debuted in May 1971, showing the film North of Superior. Bill Houston, of Thunder Bay, Ontario, was acquainted with one of the co-founders of the IMAX system, another Thunder Bay guy named Graeme Ferguson. Ferguson got Houston to write a song for the film called ‘Ojibway Country’. He included the song on his 1975 album ‘The King of White Otter Lake’. My LP has a green sticker on the cover: “Contains Original Hit ‘Ojibway Country’ from the giant IMAX movie ‘North of Superior’ at Ontario Place Cinesphere.” The film’s score was put together by ex-Lovin’ Spoonful member, Zal Yanovsky. Thunder Bay native Paul Shaffer appears briefly in one scene playing an organ at an outdoor wedding.

12. Elvis Costello: Welcome To The Working Week
(Elvis Costello)
My Aim Is True: Columbia – JC 35037
Guitar, lead vocals: Elvis Costello
Bass, Backing Vocals – Johnny Ciambotti
Drums – Micky Shine
Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar – John McFee
Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Sean Hopper
Backing Vocals – Nick Lowe
Produced by Nick Lowe, 1977
Recorded at Pathway Studios
Lacquer Master Cut By Porky

Declan Patrick McManus b. 25 August 1954 London

Elvis Costello has had a long career but the first song on side A of his first album was the one minute, 20 second Welcome To The Working Week. He has been married to Canadian jazz diva Diana Krall since 2003. She and Elvis Costello were married at Elton John's estate outside London
(Talk Over Music)
13. Vincent N-Guini & Afro Train: Ode To Hendrix
(V N’Guini)
Assalam Allikoum Africa: Progressive & Popular Music of West Africa – Vol I: Antilles AN 7032
Obala, Cameroon
Vincent N’Guini: guitar
Jean Ndjoh: bass
Keith Banvo: drums
Mahamed C Cherif: organ
Greg Skelton: tenor Sax
Roger Nahim: alto sax
Harry Forson: trumpet
Jean-Claude Kongnon: tumba
Produced by Catherine Oro & Albert Loudes, 1976

He began professionally in music in 1969 by interpreting in clubs and hotels Cameroon standard jazz and pop groups and artists like the Beatles, Jimmy Hendrix, Deep Purple, The Who, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Frank Zappa .. . Enriched by these experiences, he decided in 1973 to travel around West Africa where he will learn about different musical styles. 1978 moved to Paris (France) where he became the guitarist and band leader of the group of Manu Dibango. Moved to New York 1987 – played with Paul Simon, Paul McCartney, Aaron Neville, The Who, Hugh Masekela etc

14. Snow Axe: Working On The Line
(Ed McDonald)
45 Single bw All I Want To Do: From The Vortex WRC-5 529
Ed McDonald: guitar, vocal
Ian Nishio: bass
Paul Yanuziello: drums
Produced by Snow Axe and Rich Dodson, 1978

Also known as Snowaxe. A short lived heavy metal band lead by guitarist Ed McDonald that featured the late Ian Nishio, who was  b. 1956 and died November 2, 2008,  on bass. They only put out this one single and an album before disbanding. According to drummer Paul Yanuziello: “I got invited to sit in with a fantastic guitarist in my neighbourhood, Ed McDonald. "I was fourteen years old. A year later they were known as Snow Axe." He claims that they played a lot, went through a series of bass players and felt like they were in Spinal Tap until they came across Ian Nishio.

15. The Kinks: Working At The Factory
(Ray Davies)
Think Visual: MCA Records MCA5822
London UK
Ray Davies: guitar, vocal
Dave Davies: lead guitar
Jim Rodford: bass, bg vocals
Bob Henrit: drums
Ian Gibbons: keys, bg vocals
Produced by Ray Davies, 1986
Recorded by Ben Fenner, Damien Korner, Dave Powell & David Baker at Konk Studios, London

16. Pete Townsend: Keep On Working
(Pete Townsend)
Empty Glass: Atco Records XSD 32-100
London UK
Pete Townsend: guitar, synths, vocals
John Bundrick: keys
James Asher: drums
Tony Butler: bass
Produced by Chris Thomas, 1980
Recorded at Eel Pie Studios and A.I.R. Studios, London 1978-1980 by Bill Price & Steve Nye
Mastered by Ted Jensen

(Talk Over Music)
17. Randy Bachman: Pookie’s Shuffle
(Randy Bachman)
Axe: RCA Victor (Dynagroove) SP 4348
Winnipeg MB
Randy Bachman: lead guitar (left side), bass
Domenic Troiano: lead guitar (right side)
Garry Peterson: drums, percussion
Wes Dakus: pedal steel
Produced by Randy Bachman, 1970
Recorded by Brian Crhsitian and Ed Schnabl at RCA’s Mid-America Studio, Chicago

Randolph Charles Bachman b. Winnipeg MB Sept 27, 1943

This is from the album Axe, recorded just months prior to Bachman’s departure from The Guess Who.

18. Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band: Working Stiff Experience
(Minnie Hart / Bill Howard)
Tri-City Stomp: Duke of Erb Records WHRC 12-01
Kitchener ON
Minnie Heart: vocal, banjolin, violin, jug, kazoo, bass
Bill Howard: vocal, guitar, kazoo, washboard
Buck Thompson: bajitar, washboard, vocal
Willie Ames: cello, tenor guitar, vocal
John Smith: clarinet
Produced by Bill Howard & Minnie Heart, 2013
Recorded at the Duke of Erb
Mixed by Matthew Knischewsky
Mastered by Harris Newman at Greymarket Mastering

Despite the fact that there's a lot of novelty-like numbers here, done up in jugband style, there's also a lot of good subject matter here captured in the songs of Bill Howard and Minnie Hart. Nothing like a bit of a music rag to wipe my mind that way.

Side B

1.   Gord Downie & The Sadies: One Good Fast Job
(Gord Downie / The Sadies)
A & C Records  A&C090
Kingston ON / Richmond Hill ON
Mike Belitsky: drums
Sean Dean: bass
Travis Good: vocal, guitar, mandolin
Dallas Good: guitar, keys
Gord Downie: vocals
Produced by Gord Downie & The Sadies, 2014
Recorded by Ken Friesen at The Bath House, Bath ON
Mixed by Bob Rock at Warehouse Studios, Vancouver BC
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, NYC

2.   Weddings Parties Anything: She Works
(M Thomas)
No Show Without Punch: WEA / Unity Records 23-64321 CR
Melbourne AU
Janine Hall: bass
Marcus Schintler: drums, vocals
Dave Steel: guitar
Mick Thomas: guitar, vocals
Mark Wallace: piano accordion, keyboards, vocals
Produced by Alan Thorne & WPA, 1988
Recorded by Mort, Sugarhill Studios, Houston

This is a 7 song EP album

The band existed between 1984-1999 who took their name from 'Revolution Rock' by The Clash. They had that Pogues-like Celtic rock feel expressed behind the fine vocals of band leader Mick Thomas. They covered Tex Mortons controversial 1930 song 'Sergeant Small' about the Queensland Railway Police, which had been banned soon after its original release in Australia. In the early 1990s they spent better part of a year in Canada, learning Stompin Tom and other Canadian songs for their live shows and did a great version of Sudbury Saturday Night.

This EP was released on Billy Bragg's Utility Records label, released by WEA. Their next record, Roaring Days, was their first major album release.

3.   Cowboy Junkies: Working On A Building
The Trinity Sessions: RCA Victor 8568
Toronto ON
Margo Timmins: vocal
Michael Timmins: guitar
Peter Timmins: drums
Alan Anton: bass
John Timmins: guitar
Kim Deschamps: steel, dobro, slide
Jaro Czerwinec: accordion
Produced by Peter Moore, 1988
Recorded by Peter Moore at Church of the Holy Trinity in Toronto, November 27, 1987

This is an age-old African-American spiritual that has been in the repertoires of B.B. King, The Carter Family, Elvis, Bill Monroe and John Fogerty. The Carter Family recorded it back in 1934. BB King learned it as a street musician way back. So The Junkies ethereal rendition is just stark and boldly beautiful.

(Talk Over Music)
4.   Robert Hadley: Day After Pay Day
(Robert Hadley)
The Raven: Raven Records RXS 7303
Vancouver BC
Bob Hadley, guitar
Produced by Bob Hadley, 1973
Recorded by Rolf Hennemann at Can-Base Studios

Originally from UK, this album was released both in Canada and UK. Guitar Player Magazine has called Hadley "A fingerpicking talent on a par with anyone recording today". This was the first of 3 albums. At the time he was considered to be up there with John Fahey as a guitar vitruoso.
5.   Dick Nolan: The Unemployment Song
(P.D. arr by Dick Nolan)
Fisherman's Boy: RCA Camden - CAS 2576
Cornerbrook, NFL
Dick Nolan: vocal
Bonnie Lou Nolan: bg vocals
Others not credited
Produced by Ben Wetherby, 1972
Recorded at Memorial University Radio Studios CHMR, St. John's NL

Richard Francis Nolan b. Corner Brook NL Feb 4, 1939 / d. Dec 13, 2005 Carbonear NL (66)

The first big country star the Island produced was Dick Nolan. Learning to play country songs in Western Newfoundland in the 1950s saw him team up with guitarist Roy Penny. As a duo they were at the right place at the right time. Out-growing the limited opportunities that Corner Brook had to offer, they migrated up to Toronto and formed The Blue Valley Boys with Maritimers Bunty Petrie (fiddle) and Johnny Burke (bass). By 1962 Nolan was asked to use his Johnny Cash-like voice to record a Johnny Cash tribute album which did surprisingly well. That lead to a solo career which reached its peak with the release of Aunt Martha's Sheep in 1972. He was a resident of Bell Island NL the last years of his life.

6.   Johnny Paycheck: Take This Job and Shove It
(David Allan Coe)
Take This Job and Shove It : Epic – KE 35045
Greenfield Ohio
Pete Drake (uncredited): steel guitar
Produced by Billy Sherrill, 1977

Donald Eugene Lytle b. May 31, 1938 Greenfield, Ohio / d. February 19, 2003 (64) Nashville

He achieved his greatest success in the 1970s as a force in country music's anti-Nashville "outlaw movement" popularized by artists Hank Williams Jr., Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, and Merle Haggard. In the 1980s, his music career slowed due to drug, alcohol and legal problems. He served a prison sentence in the early 1990s and his declining health effectively ended his career in early 2000. Take This Job and Shove It was, by far, his biggest hit song.

7.   Stan Rogers: Working Joe
(Stan Rogers)
Northwest Passage: Fogarty’s Cove FCM 004
Ancaster ON
Stan Rogers: vocals, acoustic guitar
Garnet Rogers: violin
Danny Greenspoon: electric guitar
David Alan Eadie: bass
Claude Desjardins: drums
Produced by Paul Mills, 1981
Recorded by Declan O’Doherty at Springfield Sound
Mixed by Paul Mills and Declan O’Doherty
Mastered by George Graves at Lacquer Channel, Toronto

Stanley Allison Rogers b. Hamilton ON Nov 29, 1949 / d. June 2, 1983 (33) Hebron, Kentucky

Died before reaching the hight of his career aboard Air Canada flight 797, near Cincinnati. Rogers died alongside 22 other passengers most likely of smoke inhalation on June 2, 1983, while traveling on Air Canada Flight 797 after performing at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas where he wow'd them.

(Talk Over Music)
8.   The Ventures: James Bond Theme
(Monty Norman)
Gold: The Gold Label ‎ GLDCD8011
Tacoma WA
Bob Bogle: bass
Drums, Percussion: Mel Taylor
Lead Guitar: Gerry McGee
Rhythm Guitar: Don Wilson
Produced and Mixed By Neil Norman, 1965
CD Release 2000

The Original theme score for Dr. No was usually just called the James Bond Theme. Portions of it were used in just about every Bond film ever made and this is a great rocking version of it.

9.   Cromdale: Miners Lullaby / Schooldays Over
(Matt McGinn) (Ewan Macoll)
Pipe Dreams: Highland Records WRC1-5956
Oshawa ON
Bobby Watt: guitar, vocal
Millar Hodgart: electric guitar, bass, bg vocals, percussion
Jay Adam: keys
Ian Anderson: pipes, whistles, harmonica, cittern
Produced by Jim Scott, 1987
Recorded by Paul Steenhuis at SRS Studio, London ON

I first met these guys at The Tranzac Club in Toronto. Based out of Oshawa, Toronto was for the taking. Utilizing synthesizers, Cromdale were successful at keeping traditional music buffs happy while appealing to the younger crowd. By blending these two mining songs seamlessly we are taken on a miner's lullaby of hope from the pen of Matt McGinn to the depths of the coal pits. Bobby Watt's delivery here is excellent. And yes, it takes a while before you tune into the thickness of his Scottish brogue: he was from the Isle of Arran.

10. Otis Rush: Working Man
(Mike Bloomfield, Nick Gravenites)
Mourning In The Morning: Cotillion SD 9006
Philadelphia, Mississippi
Guitar, Vocals – Otis Rush
Baritone Saxophone – Ronald Eades
Bass – Gerry Jemmott
Drums – Roger Hawkins
Guitar – Duane Allman, Jimmy Johnson
Keyboards – Barry Beckett, Mark Naftalin
Tenor Saxophone – Aaron Varnell, Joe Arnold
Trumpet – Gene "Bowlegs" Miller
Produced by Mike Bloomfield & Nick Gravenites, 1969
Recorded by Mickey Buckins at Fame Recording Studios
Mastered At Longwear Plating

Otis Rush Jr. b. April 29, 1934 Philadelphia, Mississippi / d. Sep 29, 2018 (84) Chicago

One of the unsung heroes of the Chicago Blues scene, Rush’s guitar sound became known as West Side Chicago blues and was an influence on many musicians, including Michael Bloomfield, Peter Green and Eric Clapton. He was left handed and played the guitar upside down.

(Talk Over Music)
11. Ladies Choice Bluegrass Band: Montezuma’s Revenge
(Skip Holmes)
Bluegrass Is Our Business: Boot Records BBG-6014
Halifax NS
Gordon Stobbe: mandolin
Skip Holmes: banjo
Bill Doucette: guitar
Trish York: fiddle
Walter Jakeman: bass
Produced by Gordon Stobbe, 1981
Recorded by Pat Martin at Audio Atlantic, Halifax
Mixed by Denis Lepage and Pat Martin

The band first formed in Halifax, 1978. Toured and released two albums while appearing as the band on ATV’s weekly successful TV show ‘Up Home Tonight”, hosted by it’s leader, Gordon Stobbe. In 1984 they began to morph into Those Fabulous Cliches, and eventually The Gordon Stobbe Trio.

12. Jane Siberry: Waitress
(Jane Siberry)
No Borders Here: Open Air Records OA-0302
Guelph ON
Jane Siberry: vocal, keys
John Switzer: bass
Ken Myhr: guitar
Doug Wilde, keys
Al Cross: drums, LINN overdubs
Produced by Jon Goldsmith, Kerry Crawford, Jane Siberry, John Switzer, 1984
Recorded by John Naslen and Rick Starks, Ron Searles and Mark Baldi at Manta Sound, Toronto

Jane Stewart b. Toronto, October 12, 1955

Raised in Etobicoke. Met bass player John Switzer at university in Guelph and formed a folk band called Java Jive which lasted until 1979.  On leaving university, she supported her work as a solo performer by working as a waitress, earning enough to finance and tour her debut album, the folk-influenced Jane Siberry, which was released in 1981 on Duke Street Records. The song Waitress comes from her second album which is more pop-infused than folk. Her first hit was the No Borders Here track "Mimi on the Beach"

13. Pape Street Gang: She’s My Waitress
(S Lynch)
The Pape Street Gang: Freedom Records FR-011
Jerry Baird: vocal
Mike Crawford: guitars
Mike Gingrich: bass
Gary McCracken: drums
Terry Watkinson: keys
Produced Gary McCracken and S Lynch, 1980
Recorded by Hugh Ferguson at The Sound Kitchen, Toronto
Mastered at McClear Place, Toronto
Cover Art by White Light Studios

14. The (English) Beat: Get A Job / Stand Down Margaret
(English Beat)
What Is: IRS Records – SP 70040
Birmingham UK
Ranking Roger: vocal, toasting, percussion
Dave Wakeling: vocal, guitar
David Steele: bass
Andy Cox: guitar
Everett Morton: drums
Wesley Magoogan: sax
Saxa (Lionel Augustus Martin): sax
David Blockhead: keys
Produced by English Beat with David Peters, 1983
Compilation Produced by John Guarnieri – 1983
Recorded live at Opera House, Boston, November 10, 1982

In UK were just known as The Beat; in Australia as British Beat and in America The English Beat. The Beat toured the world with well-known artists such as David Bowie, The Clash, The Police, The Pretenders, R.E.M., The Specials and Talking Heads. After the break-up of The Beat in 1983, Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger went on to form General Public and had a couple of hit singles in North America, while Andy Cox and David Steele formed Fine Young Cannibals

15. Vienna Philharmonic Orch: Saturn: Bringer of Old Age
(Gustav Holst)
The Planets Op. 32: London Records – CS 6244
Vienna Austria
Herbert von Karajan: conductor
Produced 1962

16. 49th Parallel: Laborer
(D Abbott / R Carlson / T Bare / D Pielch / M Woodhouse / D Lowe)
Singles: Venture Records LION LP 144
Calgary AB
Dennis Abbott (vocals)
Dan Lowe (guitar)
Bob Carlson (guitar)
Dave Petch (organ)
Mick Woodhouse (bass)
Terry Bare (drums)
Produced by Chuck Williams & Don Grashey, 1967
Recorded by Jim Saunders at Master Recording Studios, Beverly Hills CA & Lennie Roberts, United Recorders, Hollywood CA
Originally known as Shades of Blonde, this Calgary based rock band was a well known commodity out west. In those days there were only a handful of recording studios in Canada and most of them were solidly booked so it only made sense for many bands to go state-side to get into a studio at affordable prices. 49th Parallel were on par with Toronto's Paupers, Vancouver's Collectors and Montreal's The Haunted. In 2014 Lion Records released a vinyl compilation album of their 8 singes as the 49th and their original release as Shades of Blond in 1967.

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Hanover / Grey Co. ON                                Rocky Harbour & Norris Point NL         
Sundays 3-5 pm  Tuesdays 8-10 pm ET       Tuesdays 9-11 pm NT
BOIR Bay of Islands Radio                        Southern Shore Sounds
100.1 FM                                                      Internet Radio
Corner Brook, NL                                        Ferryland NL  
Thursdays  2-4 pm NT                                  Sun 8:30-10:30 pm NT

Community Radio CIOE
97.5 FM
Lower Sackville NS
Sun 5-7 pm AT