33.45.78 All Vinyl Radio Show
with Steve Fruitman
March 16, 2020
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     Hour One

1.  Memphis Jug Band: Peaches In The Springtime - 1928
2.   Paddy Butler: St. Patrick’s Day - 1965 *
3.   Mac Beattie & The Ottawa Valley Melodiers: St. Patrick’s Day At Nevilles - 1966 *
4.   George Hector: River Boat March - 1986 *
5.   Robert Charlebois & Louise Forestier: Le Marche du President - 1968 *
6.   Lawrence ‘Teddy Boy’ Houle: March en ra - 1986 *
7.   George Martin Orchestra: March Of The Meanies - 1968
8.   Joe Venuti Quartet: The March of the Weasels - 1969 *
9.   The Seeds: March Of The Flower Children - 1967
10. Hal Blaine: Kaleidoscope: March - 1967
11. Peggy March: I Will Follow Him - 1963
12. Love: Orange Skies - 1970
13. Pied Pear: No. 5 Orange - 1980 *
14. Joe Bonsall & The Orange Playboys: T’en As Eu - 1989
15. Pink Floyd: Apples & Oranges - 1967
16. Walter (Wendy) Carlos: Timesteps - 1971

Hour Two - Better Songs

1.   Marcel Meilleur & The Red River Echos: Snow-Shoe Reel - 1980? *
2.   Roger McGuinn: Better Change - 1974
3.   The Beatles: I Should Have Known Better - 1964
4.   Buffy Ste-Marie: Gonna Feel Much Better When You’re Gone - 1968 *
5.   McKenna Mendelson Mainline: You Better Watch Out - 1969 *
6.   Whiskey Hollow: Better Off At Home - 1979 *
7.   Hank Williams: You Better Keep It On Your Mind - 1952
8.   The Rascles: You Better Run - 1966
9.   Yardbirds: You’re A Better Man Than I - 1967
10. Mars Bonfire: Better Luck Next Time - 2018 *
11. Smyle: Better Road Ahead - 1970 *
12. The Beatles: Getting Better - 1967
13. Joe King & Corrine Cee: Anything’s Better Than Nothing - circa 1970 *
14. Herman’s Hermits: Just A Little Bit Better - 1965
15. Tornado Warning: Better Days To Come - 1981 *

CanCon = 48%

And Now for The Particulars:

Hour One – Orange Skies: March of Spring

1.   Memphis Jug Band: Peaches In The Springtime
(Will Shade)
Memphis Blues (1928-1930): Jazz Tribune (RCA France) NL 89276
Mempis TN

Will Shade: vocal
Will Weldon: guitar, vocal
Vol Stevens: banjo-mandolin
Ben Ramey: kazoo, vocal
Charlie Polk: jug
Compilation LP produced by Jean-Paul Guiter - 1984

Recorded in Memphis, Feb 13, 1928

Just about everyone's favourite jug band it seems, and for good reason: excellent songs and musicians. One of Bob Dylan’s favourites!

2.   Paddy Butler: St Patrick’s Day
Paddy Butler’s Ceili Dance: Olympic Records 10100
Toronto ON

Paddy Butler: accordion
Victor Paso: violin
Gunner Mortenson: violin: accordion
Ken Quiggan: piano
Bob Wiltshire: sax: clarinet
Paddy Bonnie: drums
Norm Henden: bass           
Produced 1965

Paddy Butler b. New Ross Ireland

Butler learned to play the jigs and reels at a young age. When he was 16 he moved to Dublin to form his own Ceilidh band. Moved to Canada in 1953 and by 1955 had formed his own Canadian dance band. Meanwhile, his wife, Mary, formed The Butler Acadamy of Irish Dancing in Toronto. They still sponsor the MAE & PADDY BUTLER FEIS yearly, as they have done for the past 47 years. (NB a Fies is An Irish festival, usually including folk music, dancing, and/or sports).

3.   Mac Beattie & The Ottawa Valley Melodiers: St. Patrick’s Day At Nevilles
(Mac Beattie)
This Ottawa Valley Of Mine: Banff Rodeo Records – RBS 1211
Arnprior ON

Reg Hill: fiddle
Gaetan Fairfield: guitar
Bob Whitney: alto sax
Bob Price: piano
Tony Miseferi: bass
Gordie Summers: lead guitar
Mac Beattie: vocal, drums washboard
Produced by Ralph Carlson, January 16, 1966


Mac Beattie and his Melodiers were fixtures at Neville’s Hotel in Douglas town Ontario on Saint Paddy’s day through the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Here’s a recent (2013) description of it: “Better known to locals as the Diddley, it’s the sort of bar you’d probably avoid. It is an old, dilapidated hotel that many years ago was a popular rest-stop for travelers and lumbermen. Now it has the air of a place that has gone to seed. The windows are high up. The seats are plastic garden chairs. A faded “Ladies & Escorts” sign still hangs outside. Irish tea-towels cover one wall. Irish blessings cover another. And it reeks of drains.” As reported in The Irish Times, 2013.

4.   George Hector: River Boat March
(George Hector)
Feelin’ Uncommonly Good: Indie Cassette
Saint John, NB

George Hector: banjo
Harold O’Donnell: fiddle
Patrick O’Donnell: guitar
Bob Barry: piano
Aubrey Hanson: flat-top guitar
Lloyd Hanson: bass
Produced by Lloyd Hanson, 1986

Recorded at by Lloyd Hanson at Reel North Recording Studios, Fredericton NB
Manufactured by World Records

George Hector b. Gagetown NB April 14, 1911 – 2004

One of the few black country musicians from New Brunswick, his family settled there after leaving the United States during their Civil War. His father bought him a second hand banjo. He did not take lessons and he was soon good enough to play on the radio CFBO at the Admiral Beatty Hotel. In 1935 he was hired by Don Messer and made his first professional concert appearance. Because of the success of that appearance, he was asked to join Messer’s band, then called The New Brunswick Lumberjacks. At the time George was a chauffeur for the late Howard P. Robinson. "I was making $22.50 a week just for driving a car and keeping it shined...not bad for the hungry thirties". So they billed him as The Singing Chauffeur.

After WW2 he and Ned Landry formed the Maritime Farmers band which went on for another 15 years. He recorded his first solo album, The Singing Banjoman in 1982.

Played w Messer's New Brunswick Lumberjacks 1930s
1983: inducted into the NB Country Music Hall of Fame
1997: Awarded Stompin’ Tom Award at the ECMAs

5.   Robert Charlebois & Louise Forestier: Le Marche du President
(Gilles Vignault / R Charlebois)
Robert Charlebois or (Lindburg): Gamma Records GS 120
Montreal QC

Robert Charlebois: vocal
Louise Forestier: vocal
Philippe Gagnon: electric violin
Aquatour du Nouveau Jazz Libre du Quebec: back up band
Jean Préfontaine (tenor saxophone)
Yves Charbonneau (trumpet)
Maurice C. Richard (bass)
Guy Thouin (percussion)
Produced by Michel Robidoux, 1968

Recorded by Michel Robidoux  at Andre Perry Sudio, Lindburg California

Charlebois’ band, Nouveau Jazz Libre du Quebec, worked in Montreal bars, Quebec colleges and universities, and backed up and coming superstar Robert Charlebois. They toured in France with Charlebois and Louise Forestier in 1969, and appeared on the 'Lindberg' album.

In 2015, the Polaris Music Prize committee shortlisted Lindberg as one of the nominees for the 1960s -1970s component of its inaugural Heritage Award to honour classic Canadian albums

6.   Lawrence ‘Teddy Boy’ Houle: March en ra
Old Native & Métis Fiddling in Manitoba: Falcon Productions – FPP 187

Lawrence Houle: fiddle, clogging
Produced by Anne Lederman, 1987

Recorded live on location
Remastered by Anne Lederman & Rich Greenspoon

In the mid-1980s, folklorist Anne Lederman decided to check out the Native and Métis fiddling of rural Manitoba. Realizing that this was a gold mine of cultural importance that was quickly fading away, she got a grant from the National Museum of Canada and produced two double-albums of fiddle tunes with the help of Lawrence ‘Teddy Boy’ Houle who convinced local fiddlers that they should be recorded. Teddy Boy is an Anishinaabe Métis elder currently working and living in Calgary with the Métis Calgary Family Service Society where he facilitates a variety of workshops.

7.   George Martin Orchestra: March Of The Meanies
(George Martin)
Yellow Submarine: Apple Records SW 153
London UK

George Martin Orchestra
Produced by George Martin, 1968

Released Jan 13, 1969

The song was recorded by a 41-piece orchestra at Abbey Road Studios on 22–23 Oct 1968.

8.   Joe Venuti Quartet: The March of the Weasels
(Joe Venuti / Lou Stein)
The Joe Venuti Quartet: Ringside Records – RS 105
Philadelphia PA

Joe Venuti: violin
Phil MacKellar: interviewer
John Giuffrida: bass
Buzzy Drootin: drums
Lou Stein: piano
Produced by Art Snider, 1969

Recorded by Ray Lawrence at Sound Canada, Don Mills ON

Giuseppe (Joe) Venuti b. Philadelphia PA, September 16, 1903 / d. August 14, 1978 Seattle WA (74)

The biggest, most important rule of broadcasting: every mic is a live mic.

Broadcaster, Phil MacKellar, who is heard interviewing Joe Venuti, hosted "All That Jazz" for years at CKFM. A 34-year broadcast veteran, his career all-but ended when - thinking the microphone was off - he repeated a racist remark on the air at CKFM on July 31, 1982. A broken man, he died a few months later of a heart attack January 26, 1983, Mississauga, Ontario.

9.   The Seeds: March Of The Flower Children
(Saxon / Hooper)
The Future: GNP Crescendo GNP 2038
Los Angeles

Rick Andridge: drums
Jan Savage: guitar, vocals
Sky Saxon: lead vocals
Daryl Hooper: keys, sitar, vocals
Harvey Sharpe: bass
Produced by Marcus Tybailt, 1967

Recorded by Doc Siegal at Gold Star Studios, Hollywood CA Nov 1966: June 1967

“Every cliche about early psychedelic rock poetry, for good or bad, starts here.”

“March Of The Flower Children” seems to be a report from among the new day-glo hippies and their weird new carnival. Colors, dragons, castles, clowns, and a call to arms that underscores a generation gap ten thousand miles wide

10. Hal Blaine: Kaleidoscope: March
(Hal Blaine)
Psychedelic Percussion: ABC Dunhill Records DS 50019
Holyoke Massachusetts

Hal Blaine: drums, organ, bongos, congas, gong, xylophone, timpani
Mike Lang: keys
Emil Richards, Gary Coleman: percussion
Produced by Steve Barri, 1967

Recorded by Ben Jordan and Phil Kaye

Harold Simon Belsky b. Holyoke MA, Feb 5, 1929 / d. March 11, 2019 Palm Desert CA (90)

Most people have never really heard of him but Hal Blaine has met their ears countless times. Like most smart people, he let his drums do the talking. The drums behind Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In, The Beachboys, Batman’s theme, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Mamas and Papas songs, Dean Martin, Barry McGuire, Petula Clark, Bobby Darin, The Grassroots, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, McArthur Park, Mr. Tambourine Man, Johnny Rivers, Bobby Vee, Lorne Green doing Ringo, Something Stupid, John Denver, Connie Francis, Windy and Wouldn’t it Be Nice. To name just a few! So I think we all know of him.

11. Little Peggy March: I Will Follow Him
(Franck Pourcel / Paul Mauriat)
45 Single be Wind-Up Doll: RCA Victor - 47-8139
Lansdale PA

Peggie March: vocal
Produced by Hugo & Luigi 1963

Peggy March b. Margaret Annemarie Battavio, March 8, 1948 in Lansdale, Pennsylvania

She was discovered at age 13 singing at her cousin's wedding and was introduced to record producers Hugo & Luigi. They gave her the nickname Little Peggy March because she was only 4 ft 10 in tall, she was only 13, the record she did with them was "Little Me," and her birthday was in March. On April 24, 1963, her single "I Will Follow Him" soared to number one on the U.S. charts.

12. Love: Orange Skies
(Bryan McLean)
Revisited: Electra EKS 74058
Los Angeles CA

Arthur Lee: lead vocals, harmonica, guitar, drums, percussion
Johnny Echols: lead guitar
Bryan MacLean: rhythm guitar, vocal
Ken Forssi: bass
Alban "Snoopy" Pfisterer: organ, harpsichord
Comp. Prod by Paul Rothchild, Jac Holzman, Mark Abramson, Bruce Botnick, Arthur Lee, 1970
From the LP Da Capo, Produced by Paul Rothchild, 1966

Recorded by Dave Hassinger & Bruce Botnick

According to Bryan MacLean, "Orange Skies" was the first song he ever wrote. At the time 17 years old and working as a roadie for The Byrds, he based the song on a section from The Byrds' version of "The Bells of Rhymney", attributing that arrangement to Roger McGuinn.

13. Pied Pear: No. 5 Orange
(Joe Mock)
Pied Pear: Ogruok Records SQ1-965
Vancouver BC

Richard Scott: vocals, dulcimer
Joseph Mock: vocal, piano, guitar
Shari Ulrich: violin
Clair Lawrence: sax
Duris Maxwell: drums
Robbie King: organ
Renew Worst: bass
Produced by The Pied Pear, 1980

Recorded by Geoff Turner at Pinewood Recording Studios, Vancouver

So what’s a No. 5 Orange? Is it something specific to Vancouver? So I looked it up and got this: an Adult Entertainment Service at 205 Main St., Vancouver. I’m gonna have to listen to the lyrics of that song again!

14. Joe Bonsall & The Orange Playboys: T’en As Eu  (Step It Fast)
14 Cajun Classics: Swallow Records LP 6079
Lake Arthur LA

Joe Bonsall: accordion
Others not listed
Produced by Floyd Soileau and John “Tee Bruce” Broussard, circa 1963
Compilation produced by Floyd Soileau, 1989

Joe Bonsall was born in June 1921 in Lake Arthur, LA / d. 1996  (75)

15. Pink Floyd: Apples & Oranges – 1967
(Syd Barrett)
Piper At The Gates Of Dawn – 40th Anniversary set: EMI - stereo – 50999-505919-2-9
London / Cambridge UK

Syd Barrett: guitar, vocals
Roger Waters: bass
Nick Mason: drums
Rick Wright: keys
Produced by Norman Smith, 1967

Recorded at Abby Road Studio 3 by Peter Brown

An absolute gem of a song that wasn’t appreciated enough by the record company, the fans, the media. It was a dud as the band’s third single. And yet it’s fucking amazing! Check out the composition, the lyrics, the humour, it’s originality. And tell me that it isn’t an amazing piece of work. Syd just  before the fall.

16. Walter (Wendy) Carlos: Timesteps
(W Carlos)
Clockwork Orange Soundtrack: Warner Brothers - 2573
Pawtucket RI

Wendy Carlos: Moog Synthesizer
Produced by Rachel Elkind, 1971

Walter Carlos b. November 14, 1939 Pawtucket, Rhode Island

This is an excerpt of Timesteps as used by Stanley Kubrick in the film. Carlos went on to release an entire album of works that were either used in the film (in their entirety) or considered for inclusion. (A Clockwork Orange: Wendy Carlos's Complete Original Score, first released in 1972 as Walter Carlos' Clockwork Orange).

Carlos also began reading A Clockwork Orange, and noticed that the opening themes reflected the feeling of the first chapters of the book. Thereafter the piece developed, in Carlos' own words, into "an autonomous composition with an uncanny affinity for 'clockwork'", the last word being Carlos' way of referring to the book. When the film version was announced Carlos and producer Rachel Elkind made a demonstration recording for Kubrick, who became interested and invited them to meet him in London.

Hour Two – Better Songs

1.   Marcel Meilleur & The Red River Echos: Snow-Shoe Reel
At / Au Festival du Voyageur: Sunshine Records – SSBLP – 417
Fisher Branch, MB

Marcel Meilleur: violin
Irwin Wall: guitar
Ron Halderson: bass
Joe MacKintosh: piano
Roland Dandeneau: drums
Produced by Ness Michaels, circa 1980
Recorded by John Hildebrand at Century 21 Studios, Winnipeg

Marcel Meilleur  b. Fisher Branch MB July 8, 1930 / d. September 29, 2007, St. Boniface MB (77)

Better known for having accompanied and toured with Andy DeJarlis for 14 years, Marcel moved to Montreal with Andy and played in clubs and lounges of Quebec for three years. During that time, he frequently contributed to a series of radio and television shows that were broadcasted throughout the province. He made three appearances on the Don Messer Jubilee and played at the 1974 Festival International in France.  Since 1976, Marcel formed the Red River Echos and were featured on a  CBC series special “Les Echos de la Rivière Rouge”.

2.   Roger McGuinn: Better Change
(Dan Fogelberg)
Peace On You: Columbia Records KC 32956
Los Angeles CA

Roger McGuinn: 12 string guitars, vocals
Russ Kunkel: drums
Lee Sklar: keys
Paul Harris: guitars
Dan Fogelberg: acoustic guitar
Mark Volman & Howard Kaylan: bg vocals
Produced by Bill & Suzanne Halverson, 1974
Arranged and conducted by Al Kooper
Recorded at The Record Plant and Wally Heider’s, Los Angeles by Michael Verdick, Kurt Kinzel and Bill Dawes
Mastered by Artisan Sound Recorders

James Joseph McGuinn III b. July 13, 1942 Chicago, Ill

After graduation, McGuinn performed solo at various coffeehouses on the folk music circuit where he was hired as a sideman by the Limeliters, the Chad Mitchell Trio. He also played guitar and sang backup harmonies for Bobby Darin. During 1963, just one year before he co-founded The Byrds, McGuinn worked as a studio musician in New York, recording with Judy Collins and Simon & Garfunkel. Because of Beatlemania in 1964, he decided to put a folk music group together to play rock music: thus The Byrds. This is off Roger’s second solo album after leaving The Byrds.

Daniel Grayling Fogelberg (Aug 13, 1951 Peoria, IL – Dec 16, 2007 (56) Deer Isle, MA) prostate cancer.

3.   The Beatles: I Should Have Known Better
(Lennon / McCartney)
A Hard Day’s Night Soundtrack: United Artists Records UAL 3366
Liverpool UK

John Lennon: double-tracked vocal, acoustic rhythm guitar, harmonica
Paul McCartney: bass
George Harrison: twelve-string lead guitar
Ringo Starr: drums
Produced by George Martin
Recorded at Abby Road Studio 2, London UK by Norman Smith 25-26 February 1964

"I Should Have Known Better" was one of several songs written and recorded specifically for the Beatles' debut movie, "A Hard Day's Night". The harmonica-driven arrangement by the group was similar to that heard on Frank Ifield's recording of "The Wayward Wind", a hit on the UK Singles Chart in March 1963. The Beatles were fans of Ifield and his music, and had covered his hit song "I Remember You" in their Hamburg days in 1962.

4.   Buffy Ste-Marie: Gonna Feel Much Better When You’re Gone
(B Ste-Marie)
I’m Gonna Be A Country Girl Again: Vanguard Records VSD 79280
Piapot Cree First Nations Reserve, SK

Buffy Sainte-Marie: guitar, vocals
Grady Martin: electric guitar
Ray Edenton, Velma Smith: guitar
Harald Rugg, Lloyd Green: steel
Wayne Moss, Jerry Shook: bass guitar
Junior Huskey: standup bass
Floyd Cramer: piano
Grover Lavender: fiddle
Sonny Osborne: banjo
Buddy Harman, Bill Ackerman: drums
The Jordanaires: bg vocals
Produced by Bob Lurie & Maynard Solomon 1968

5.   McKenna Mendelson Mainline: You Better Watch Out
(Joe Mendelson)
Stink: Liberty LBS 83251 / EMI C2 0777 7 26590 2 6
Toronto, ON

Mike McKenna: lead guitar
Mendleson Joe: guitar
Tony Nolasco: drums
Mike Harrison: bass
Produced by Liberty Records Staff, UK, June 11, 1969

6.   Whiskey Hollow: Better Off At Home
(Whiskey Hollow)
Population 4: Rowdy Records RMR-104
Brantford ON

Len Wilde: keys, vocal
Jim Windle: bass, vocal
Jerry Ammerman: drums, vocal
Bob Silverhorn: lead guitar, harmonicas, vocal
Produced by Bill Seddon 1979

Recorded by Bill Seddon at Thunder Sound, Toronto

The name Whisky Hollow is taken from a real place. Historically it was a section of Brantford, Ontario Canada that existed in the late 1800’s and was home to distilleries and considered the rough part of town. The band has been performing and recording since the mid-1970s. This was their first LP.

7.   Hank Williams: You Better Keep It On Your Mind
(Hank Williams / Vic McAlpin)
45 single bw Low Down Blues: MGM Records K11675
Mount Olive, Alabama

Hank Williams: guitar, vocal
Jerry Rivers: fiddle
Don Helms: steel guitar
Chet Atkins: lead guitar
Chuck Wright or Ernie Newton: bass
Produced 1954
Recorded 1952

Hank Williams: September 17, 1923 to January 1, 1953

The second voice on the recording is speculated to be Hank Snow.

8.   The Rascles: You Better Run
(Felix Cavaliere / Eddie Brigati)
Time Peace The Rascals Greatest Hits: Atlantic Records SD 8190
Garfield NJ

Eddie Brigati: vocal
Felix Cavaliere: keys, bass, vocal
Gene Cornish: guitar
Dino Danelli: drums
Dave Brigati: bg vocals
Produced by Arif Mardin & Tom Dowd 1966
Compilation Album produced by The Rascals 1968

Recorded by Tom Dowd, Adrian Barber, Chris Huston & Roy Cicola

Edward "Eddie" Brigati Jr. (born October 22, 1945, Garfield, New Jersey)
Felix Cavaliere (born November 29, 1942)
Dino Danelli (born 23 July 1944, Jersey City, New Jersey)
Gene Cornish b. May 14, 1944 (age 73) Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Initially known as The Young Rascals to appease The Harmonica Rascals who objected to the name Rascals. Their first television performance was on the program Hullabaloo on 27 February 1965.  Their ‘Time Peace’ album topped the U.S. album chart and became the group's best-selling album. You Better Run was covered in 1980 by Pat Benatar.  

9.   Yardbirds: You’re A Better Man Than I
(Mike Hugg / Brian Hugg)
The Hits of The Yardbirds: Capitol Records of Canada 6000 Series – T 6229
London UK

Keith Relf: vocals, harmonica, acoustic guitar, percussion
Jeff Beck: lead guitar
Chris Dreja: rhythm guitar
Paul Samwell-Smith: bass, backing vocals, musical director
Jim McCarty: drums, backing vocals
Produced by Giorgio Gomelsky
First Published in Canada – October 2, 1967

This is just a great song in every respect. One of the most under-rated bands of the British Invasion. They formed in 1963 and saw the likes of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck playing lead guitar for them. Not that shoddy a CV!

10. Mars Bonfire: Better Luck Next Time
(Michael McGraw)
MB2: off Spotify
Oshawa ON
Produced by David Minehan, 2018

Recorded at Woolly Mammoth Sound, Waltham, Maine

Dennis Eugene McCrohan aka Dennis Edmonton b. Oshawa ON April 21, 1943

11. Smyle: Better Road Ahead
(Don Demmans / Ray Durritt / Pete Rihbany)
Smyle: Columbia Records ES-90017
Burlington ON

Ron Demanns: guitar
Peter Rihbany: bass
Ray Durritt: guitar
Tim Regan: drums
Produced by John Williams, 1970

Recorded by Terry Brown at Toronto Sound Studio

Smyle got together in Hamilton ON in 1967. In 1969 they moved to Toronto after touring the teen circuit for a couple of years. In Toronto they recorded a single "Glory, Glory" which became a hit and secured them a recording contract with Columbia Records. Unfortunately for them, there were no Canadian content laws back then and their 1970 album received little or no airplay. Columbia dropped them and they called it quits after releasing two more 45s independently

12. The Beatles: Getting Better
(Lennon / McCartney)
Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: Capitol Records Canada – 2653
Liverpool UK

Paul McCartney: double-tracked vocals, bass guitar, handclapping
John Lennon: backing vocals, rhythm guitar, handclapping
George Harrison: backing vocals, lead guitar, tambura, handclapping
Ringo Starr: drums, congas, handclapping
George Martin: piano, pianet
Produced by George Martin, Feb to March 1967

Recorded at EMI Studios, Abby Road by Geoff Emerick

13. Joe King & Corrine Cee: Anything’s Better Than Nothing
(Joe King)
Anything’s Better Than Nothing: Star: STS 70 LP
Cheticamp / Grand Etang, Cape Breton Isle, NS

Joe King: guitar, vocals
Corinne Cee: vocals
Rod McMullen: electric guitar
Ernie Parker: drums
Albert Poirier, rhythm
John Cadeau: steel
Leopold Chaisson: fiddle
Cecil Grainger: bass
Produced by Joe King, circa 1970

14. Herman’s Hermits: Just A Little Bit Better
(Kenny Young)
The Best Of Hermans Hermits: Quality Records V1783
Manchester UK

Peter Noone: vocals
Derek Leckenby: lead guitar
Keith Hopwood: rhythm guitar
Barry Whitwam: drums
Karl Green: vocals, bass
Produced by Mickie Most, 1965

Herman’s Hermits lead an impressive charge up the charts in 1965. Their barrage started with the release of “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat” followed by “Silhouettes”, “Mr. Brown (You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter)”, “Wonderful World”, “I’m Henry The VIII, I Am” before releasing “Just A Little Bit Better” in August. (They would go on to release another great single, “A Must To Avoid” in December). All in all, not a bad year for The Hermits.

15. Tornado Warning: Better Days To Come
(Kevin Barrett)
Saskatchewan Seeds: CHAB 800
Moose Jaw, SK

Ron Grace: guitar, pedal steel, vocal
Jeff Surtees: guitar, vocal
Kevin Barrett: keys, vocals
Jim Walker: drums
Ron Clemens: guitar, vocal
Mike Kraus: bass, vocal
Produced by Tim Thorney, 1981

Recorded by Gerry Galla at Studio West, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

CHAB has been broadcasting from Moose Jaw since 1922