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« Reply #40 on: April 05, 2015, 04:12:56 AM »

Third post as a tragically "unhip" Canadian. 

What about "Having My Baby?"  That song is all about hips............ isn't it?   whistling
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« Reply #41 on: April 05, 2015, 01:35:43 PM »

What about "Having My Baby?"  That song is all about hips............ isn't it?   whistling

Yes but not his.   
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« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2015, 12:02:27 PM »

You guys are just plain silly! 
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« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2015, 07:47:09 AM »

No love for the Cowboy Junkies??
 
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« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2015, 11:44:24 AM »

No love for the Cowboy Junkies??
 

Ah how could I have forgotten them? Currently working on an arrangement of Misguided Angel with a friend.
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« Reply #45 on: April 17, 2015, 01:16:55 PM »

No love for the Cowboy Junkies??
 

Well, I dig Margot Timmins but the band? Not so much. Besides, cowboys ain't junkies.
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« Reply #46 on: April 21, 2015, 01:57:29 AM »

From Halifax, Nova Scotia on the CBC, its DON MESSER's Jubilee.

Were Kate and Anne McGarrigle mentioned, or Wade Hemsworth?
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« Reply #47 on: April 21, 2015, 11:57:00 AM »

From Halifax, Nova Scotia on the CBC, its DON MESSER's Jubilee.

Were Kate and Anne McGarrigle mentioned, or Wade Hemsworth?

The McGarrigle sisters were terrific.  
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« Reply #48 on: April 21, 2015, 06:00:07 PM »

The Band are awesome too, so many great songs, It Makes No Difference is brilliant.
Yup, Acadian Driftwood, The Weight, King Harvest, etc.etc. aren't so bad either.
     I was wondering why it took so long to mention The Band, but we do have a lot of threads about them and their music.
     
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« Reply #49 on: April 21, 2015, 08:07:45 PM »

No longer together, but I liked "Junkhouse"
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« Reply #50 on: April 21, 2015, 09:10:39 PM »

No longer together, but I liked "Junkhouse"

Which reminds me of a great band, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings with ex-Junkhouse singer and guitarist Tom Wilson along with the terrific Colin Linden and Stephen Fearing. And since BaRK took their name from a Willie P. Bennett song how can we forget the inimitable Fred Eaglesmith? 
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« Reply #51 on: April 21, 2015, 09:12:13 PM »

Yup, Acadian Driftwood, The Weight, King Harvest, etc.etc. aren't so bad either.
     I was wondering why it took so long to mention The Band, but we do have a lot of threads about them and their music.
     

I think they were mentioned very early on Dan. Let's not forget Robbie Robertson's terrific solo work, as well. 
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« Reply #52 on: April 22, 2015, 02:52:47 AM »

Don't think Klaatu has been mentioned yet...they're a Canadian band aren't they? Great musicianship and songs ... and some people believed they were the Beatles secretly back together (undercover). I think this rumor (or "rumour" in this thread) persisted for awhile because they didn't perform live - at least not at first?

One of you blokes from north of the border will have to correct any misinformation I may have given above...
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« Reply #53 on: April 22, 2015, 06:54:13 AM »

From Halifax, Nova Scotia on the CBC, its DON MESSER's Jubilee.

Were Kate and Anne McGarrigle mentioned, or Wade Hemsworth?

A bit of a digression, but I fondly remember watching Don Messer's Jubilee as a kid.  My parents would get up and dance in the living room and us kids would dance with them sometimes.  Marg Osbourn and Charlie Chamberlin would do a duet or two and if I'm not mistaken, Tommy Hunter was on that show too.  There was a Tommy Common also, I think.

There was a group of dancers on that show named something like "The Cabootka Dancers".  The ladies had dresses with big skirts which they would twirl.  Could have been square dancing, I can't remember for sure.  My brother and I, being typical pre-teen boys, would lay on our backs on the floor right underneath the TV screen looking upward trying to get a peek under the skirts of the dancers.  blush
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« Reply #54 on: April 23, 2015, 03:05:48 AM »

and some people believed they were the Beatles secretly back together (undercover).



I'd just started working in the record store when they hit - the manager of the store was this really "quirky" little gnome-ish dude.   One day I came in and he had the turntable pulled apart trying to figure out how to re-wire it to play backwards because there was supposed to be a secret message (yeah-we've heard that before) that said "We are the Beatles" if you played one of the songs backward.    Pretty funny stuff bigrin
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« Reply #55 on: April 23, 2015, 12:05:24 PM »

I'd just started working in the record store when they hit - the manager of the store was this really "quirky" little gnome-ish dude.   One day I came in and he had the turntable pulled apart trying to figure out how to re-wire it to play backwards because there was supposed to be a secret message (yeah-we've heard that before) that said "We are the Beatles" if you played one of the songs backward.    Pretty funny stuff bigrin

Funny. It took me one listen to Klaatu to realize they obviously weren't The Beatles. Mostly cos they sucked.   
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« Reply #56 on: April 23, 2015, 12:15:42 PM »

How about some old bands and spin off members that have been overlooked and forgotten? The Paupers - Skip Prokop - Lighthouse. The Vendettas - Keith McKie - Kensington Market. The Mandala - Dom Troiano - David Clayton Thomas. Then there were The Ugly Ducklings. McKenna Mendelson Mainline. Luke and The Apostles. The Downchild Blues Band. Chilliwack.
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« Reply #57 on: April 27, 2015, 04:48:24 AM »

It just occurred to me.  The ratio of legitimately recognized and successful performers/ country's population is pretty darn high when it comes to Canada.  Good on us.

Kurt in Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
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