33.45.78 All Vinyl Radio Show
with Steve Fruitman
March 23, 2020
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The People Are In Tune
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      Hour One

1.  Joan Armatrading: People - 1976
2.   Sly & The Family Stone: Everyday People - 1969
3.   McDonald & Giles: Tomorrow’s People / Children Of Today - 1971
4.   Bob Burchill: Some People - 1980 *
5.   John Kay & The Sparrow: Square Headed People - 1967 *
6.   The Paupers: Magic People - 1967 *
7.   L’etranger: One People - 1984 *
8.   Graeme Kirkland & The Wolves: Street People - 1989 *
9.   Gordon Lightfoot: Rainy Day People - 1975 *
10. Kenny Marco: Happy People - 1976 *
11. Canadian Aces: Crazy People - 1982 *
12. The McCoys: Little People - 1966
13. Mothers Of Invention: Plastic People - 1967
14. The Nice: One Of Those People - 1970

Hour Two

1.   Borealis: To The People Of The Earth - 1983
2.   Ken Whiteley: People Get Ready - 1982 *
3.   The Big Bopper: Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor - 1958
4.   Bruce Cockburn: People See Through You - 1985 *
5.   Ojays: Give The People What They Want - 1975
6.   Clay & The Fun Seekers: People of Action - 1970 *
7.   John Entwhistle: What Kind Of People Are They - 1971
8.   The Doors: People Are Strange - 1967
9.   Matthew Barber & The Spades: People Got To Know - 2011 *
10. George Jones: I’m A People - 1967
11. William Tagoona: Love The People - 1986 *
12. Alan Parsons Project: Games People Play - 1980
13. BTO: Takes A Lot Of People - 1978 *
14. Cherri: Eyes Of The People - 1970 *
15. Klaatu: Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft - 1976

CanCon = 55%

And Now for The Particulars:

Hour One

1.   Joan Armatrading: People
(J Armatrading)
Joan Armatrading: A&M Records SP 4588
Birmingham, UK

Joan Armatrading: vocals, guitar
Jerry Donahue: guitar
Bryn Haworth: guitar
Jimmy Jewell: saxophone
Dave Markee: bass guitar
Tony Carr: drums
B.J. Cole: steel guitar
Graham Lyle: guitar
Dave Mattacks: drums
Brian Rogers: strings
Peter Wood: organ, piano
Kenney Jones: drums
Leroy Champaign: background vocals
Produced by Glyn Johns, 1976
Recorded by Glyn Johns at Olympic Studios, London

b. 9 December 1950 Basseterre, Saint Kitts

1958 moved to Birmingham, UK. Began performing in 1968 & was on the John Peel Show for BBC Radio 1972 upon release of her first LP “Whatever’s For Us” Has since released 17 albums

2.    Sly & The Family Stone: Everyday People
(Sly Stone)
Greatest Hits: Epic records KE 30325
San Francisco CA

Sly Stone: vocals, organ, guitar, piano, harmonica, and more
Little Sister (Vet Stone, Mary McCreary, Elva Mouton): backing vocals
Freddie Stone: vocals, guitar
Larry Graham: vocals, bass guitar
Rose Stone: vocals, piano, keyboards
Cynthia Robinson: trumpet, vocal ad-libs
Jerry Martini: saxophone
Greg Errico: drums
Produced by Sly Stone, 1969

Active from 1967 to 1983 - first major American rock band to have an "integrated, multi-gender" lineup. In the preface of his 1998 book For the Record: Sly and the Family Stone: An Oral History, 'Joel Selvin' sums up the importance of Sly and the Family Stone's influence on African American music by stating: "There are two types of black music: black music before Sly Stone, and black music after Sly Stone". The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

3.   McDonald & Giles: Tomorrow’s People
(Michael Giles)
McDonald & Giles: Cotillion Records SD 9042
London UK

Ian McDonald: guitar, piano, organ, saxes, flute, clarinet, zither, vocals
Michael Giles: drums, percussion, vocals
Peter Giles: bass
Produced by Ian McDonald and Michael Giles for EG Records, 1971
Recorded Island Studios, May June 1970

Michael Giles' drum solo in "Tomorrow's People – The Children of Today" has been sampled by a number of rap and hip-hop artists, most notably the Beastie Boys, on the track "Body Movin'" from the album Hello Nasty. The song was dedicated to Tina and Mandy, Michael Giles’ children.

4.   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

Started performing with his dad, a fiddle player. Got inspired by Bob Dylan. Eventually moved to Stratford ON & 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 & guitarist John Jackson. Burchill has kept busy ever since. Now living in London ON and still recording.

5.   John Kay & The Sparrows: Square Headed People
(John Kay)
45 single bw Twisted: Columbia Records - 4-44769
Toronto ON

John Kay:  rhythm guitar, lead vocals
Dennis Edmonton:  lead guitar, vocals
Nick St. Nicholas:  bass, vocals
Goldy McJohn:  keyboards, vocals
Jerry Edmonton:  drums
Produced by Camalus Productions, 1967
Recorded by Al Lawrence
Mixed by Tim Geelan
Pressed By Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman

Originally from Oshawa ON, the Toronto-based Sparrows were Jack London’s back up band, playing gigs around Southern Ontario, trying to cash in on the British Invasion, even faking English accents. By 1965 John Kay joined the band before they broke with London. They recorded several singles and an album before leaving for the States and changing into Steppenwolf.

6.   The Paupers: Magic People
(Adam Mitchell / Skip Prokop)
Magic People: Verve Forecast - FTS 3026 - vinyl
Toronto, ON

Adam Mitchell: guitar, vocals
Skip Prokop: drums, vocals
Dennis Gerrard: bass
Chuck Beal: guitar
Produced by Rick Shorter, 1967

7.    L’Etranger: One People
(Andrew Cash / Chuck (Charlie) Angus)
Running Out Of Funtown: Ground Zero Records – LET-002
Toronto / Cobalt ON

Andrew Cash: guitar, lead vocal
Chuck Angus: bass, vocal, piano
Pete Duffin: drums, vocal
Produced by Greg Lunny and L’Etranger, 1984
Recorded by Greg Lunny and Mark Campaigne at Nova Sound Studio, Markham ON

Formed in 1980, they were named for the novel L'Étranger by Albert Camus. The band was best known for their anti-apartheid single "One People", one of the first independent videos ever to gain airplay on the then-new MuchMusic.

8.   Graeme Kirkland and The Wolves: Street People
(Graeme Kirkland)
There’s No Such Word As Can’t: Graeme Kirkland Music WRC1 8044
Toronto ON

Graeme Kirkland: drums
Phil Dwyer: tenor sax
Geoff Young: guitar
Scott Alexander: bass
Produced by Graeme Kirkland and John MacLeod, 1989

Recorded by Graeme Kirkland at Recorded in Jazz Partners Studio, Toronto. Kirkland won a scholarship to study music at York University when he was just 15. He also received three full scholarships to The Banff Centre School of Fine Arts. Along with being a respected studio drummer, Kirkland was well known for his street busking performances, using overturned buckets and other available surfaces. After his musical career, he became a financial advisor.

9.   Gordon Lightfoot: Rainy Day People
(Gordon Lightfoot)
Cold On The Shoulder: Reprise Records – MS 2206
Toronto ON

Gordon Lightfoot: guitar, vocal
Terry Clements: lead guitar
Red Shea: acoustic guitar
Rick Haynes: bass
Jim Gordon: drums
Pee Wee Charles: steel
Nick DeCaro: orchestrations
Produced by Lenny Waronker, 1975

10. Kenny Marco: Happy People
(Kenny Marco / Steve Kennedy)
45 single bw Happy People Instrumental: Quality Records 2197X
Brantford ON

Steve Kennedy:  saxophone
Ken Marco:  guitar, vocals
William "Smitty" Smith:  keyboards
Wayne Stone:  drums
Produced by Kenny Marca and R.A. Morten, 1976

Kenny Marco was once a member of Motherlode, Grant Smith And The Power and, he has also played lead guitar on albums by Etta James and, Jackie deShannon. The original Motherlode who recorded on their first album (and also When I Die), broke up shortly afterwards due to a dispute with their manager (Mort Ross) and his company, Revolver Records, owned the name Motherlode. After this, several versions of Motherlode were put together to capitalize on the success of When I Die. None of the original members were a part of this charade, in fact they got absorbed into Dr. Music for a couple of years. Original members reunited in 1976, and recorded a song "Happy People" but, because of issues surrounding the name Motherlode, it had to be released as a Kenny Marco solo release.

11. The Canadian Aces: Crazy People
(Canadian Aces)
12 inch 45 EP: The Canadian Aces: No label – EP 773188
Toronto ON

Mitchell Lewis: guitar, vocal
Terry Wilkins: bass, vocal
Bucky Berger: drums, vocal
Jody Golick: sax
Scott Cushnie: piano, vocal
Honolulu Heartbreakers: Marian & Eileen Tobin: vocals
Produced by Terry Wilkins & Bucky Berger, 1982
Recorded at Manta Sound by Gary Gray

This is a do it yourself EP: four short songs on a 12 inch 45. It would be another three years before they put out their debut album Modern Primitive on Axe Records. This song particularly features The Honolulu Heartbreakers, Marian & Eileen Tobin.

12. The McCoys: Little People
(Feldman / Goldstein / Gottahrer)
45 Single bw Come On Let's Go: Bang Records 516
Union City, Indiana

Rick Zehringer: guitar
Randy Zehringer: drums
Randy Jo Hobbs: bass
Robby Peterson: keys
Produced by Feldman, Goldstein & Gottahrer, 1965

Originally called Rick and the Raiders, these guys got their name from the B side of a Ventures single Walk, Don’t Run that was called The McCoy. They had three major hit songs: Hang On Sloopy, Fever, and Come On Let’s Go. This track must have been a complete embarrassment for The McCoys. The song, Little People, was concocted by the band's production/management team (who also take the songwriting and production credits) for this song. I doubt that any of the McCoys actually played on it! Most likely studio musicians were hired to do the dirty work.

Three members of the band backed Johnny Winter for a few years, beginning in 1970. (Rick Zehringer changed his name to Derringer while his drumming brother, Randy went by Randy Zee).

13. The Mothers of Invention: Plastic People
(Frank Zappa)
Absolutely Free: Verve V6-5013
Los Angeles CA

Frank Zappa: guitar, conductor, vocals
Jimmy Carl Black: drums, vocals
Ray Collins: vocals, tambourine
Roy Estrada: bass, vocals
Billy Mundi: drums, percussion
Don Preston: keyboards
Jim Fielder: guitar, piano
Bunk Gardner: woodwinds
Produced by Tom Wilson, 1967
Director of engineering: Val Valentin
Engineer: Ami Hadani
Remixing: David Greene
Mastering Engineer: Doug Sax

14. The Nice: One of Those People
(Keith Emmerson / Lee Jackson)
Keith Emmerson With The Nice: Mercury Records SRM 2 6500
London UK

Keith Emmerson: keys
Brian Davison: drums, percussion
Lee Jackson: vocals, bass guitar
Produced by The Nice, 1970
Recorded at Trident Studios, London
Mixed at Trident Studios by Dave Hentschel and Malcom Tuft

First issued on album “Five Bridges”, 1970

This was from the 1970 LP The Five Bridges, which was a live album however, this song is the only one that was recorded in the studio. Shortly after the release of this album, Emmerson joined forces with King Crimson’s Gregg Lake and Arthur Brown’s Crazy World drummer, Carl Palmer.

Hour Two

1.   The Borealis: To The People of The Earth Pt 2
(Toivo Kurmet)
45 single bw To The People of The Earth: NCB Records  EMS-01-02

Toivo Kurmet: all instruments
Produced by FAAG Productions 1983
Recorded by Henric Fangréus

Toivo Kurmet b. Tallinn, Estonia

Under the Soviet regime, his music was discriminated against for 12 years. He wrote 300 songs and was forbidden to perform them in his country. He married a Swede and emigrated to her country. This was the first piece of music that he wrote in freedom: To The People of the Earth - With Love.

2.   Ken Whiteley with The Paradise Revue: People Get Ready
(Curtis Mayfield)
Stand The Storm: Pyramid Records – 001
Toronto ON

Ken Whiteley: vocal, guitar, piano
Dawn Aitken: vocal
Jody Goluck: sax, tambourine
Bodhan Hluszko (Michele Joseph): drums
Kit Johnson: bass
John Mackay: keys
Amos Garrett: guitar
Gwen Swick: vocal
Chris Whiteley: trumpet
Produced by Ken Whiteley, 1982
Recorded by Chad Irschick with Danny Greenspoon at Inception Sound, Toronto
Cover Art: Bart Schoales

3.   The Big Bopper: Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor
(Rick Johnson / JP Richardson)
45 Single: Mercury Records – 71343X
Sabine Pass, TX

The Big Bopper: vocals
Produced 1958

Jiles Perry "J. P." Richardson, Jr. b. October 24, 1930 / d. February 3, 1959

Died in a plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa, along with music stars Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens

Sheb Wooley’s Purple People Eater reached No. 13 June 1958 same year as David Saville’s Witch Doctor Richardson had seen the college students doing a dance called The Bop, and he decided to call himself "The Big Bopper as his Radio name. In May 1957, he broke the record for continuous on-air broadcasting.  From a remote setup in the lobby of the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont, Richardson performed for a total of five days, two hours, and eight minutes, playing 1,821 records.  Best known for recording of Chantilly Lace in 1958

4.   Bruce Cockburn: People See Through You
(B Cockburn)
World Of Wonders: True North Records TN 66
Ottawa ON

Bruce Cockburn: guitars, vocal
Judy Cade: bg vocal
Jon Goldsmith: keys
Fergus Jemison Marsh: bass, stick
Hugh Marsh: violin
Chi Sharpe: percussion
Mike Sloski: drums
Michael Alan White: horns
Produced by Jon Goldsmith and Kerry Crawford, 1986
Recorded by John Naslen at Manta Sound, Toronto
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisc, NYC

5.    The Ojays: Give The People What They Want
(Kenny Gamble / Leon Huff)
Survival: Columbia Records KZ 33150
Canton OH

Walter Williams: vocal
William Powell: vocal
Leon Huff: keyboards
Anthony Jackson bass
Eddie Levert vocals
Produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, 1975
Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia PA by Joe Tarsia
Mastered at Frankford / Wane Recording Labs

Survival was their 8th LP. The song was used as part of the regular playlist at campaign events for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential candidacy. Original member William Powell died of cancer in 1977 at age 35. In 2005, the O'Jays were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

6.   Clay & The Fun Seekers: People Of Action
(Clay Naslund)
45 single bw Jailhouse Rock: Nicole Records - 6904
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Clay Naslund: vocals
Others not listed
Produced 1970

Clay Naslund b. 1948 Prince Albert SK / d. 8 Sep 1978 (30) Clearwater BC

Clay died at the age 30. The two songs on this record are his only known recordings.

7.    John Entwhistle: What Kind Of People Are They
(J Entwhistle)
Smash Your Head Against The Wall: Decca DL 71983
London UK

Jerry Shirley: drums
Dave Langston: guitars
John Entwistle: bass, keys, flugelhorn, trumpet, trombone, vocals
Produced by John Entwistle, 1971
Recorded by Roy Baker at Trident Studios, London

8.   The Doors: People Are Strange
(The Doors)
Strange Days: Elektra EKS 74014
Los Angeles CA

Jim Morrison: vocals
Ray Manzarek: keys
Bobby Krieger: guitar
John Densmore: drums
Douglas Lubahn: bass
Produced by Paul A Rothchild, 1967
Recorded by Bruce Botnick at Sunset Sound, Hollywood

Arguably, this was the best Doors album Rothchild produced. After this they got too bogged down in arrangements. It wasn’t until the band forced their will on Rothchild and recorded Morrison Hotel, trying to bring back that old Doors magic. The following album, L.A. Woman, saw them break with Rothchild as engineer Bruce Botnick worked with the band, producing what many believe is their best album. Their final album.

9.   Matthew Barber & The Spades: People Got To Know
(Matthew Barber)
45 single bw Fool For You: Seventh Fire Records SFR014
Toronto ON

Matthew Barber: guitar, vocal
James McKenty: guitar)
Winchester Street: drums
Chachi Robichaud: bass
Produced by James McKenty, 2013
Recorded in the winter of 2013 at The Narrows Studio, Peterborough

Matthew Barber (born January 10, 1977 Mississauga ON)

Released his debut album A Thousand Smiles An Hour... independently in 1999. His sister, Jill Barber, is a well known Canadian singer / songwriter that he sometimes performs with. Their most recent collaboration was on ‘The Family Album’, released in 2016.

10. George Jones: I’m A People
(Dallas Frazier)
George Jones’ Greatest Hits: Columbia (Mono) – MM 2116
Saratoga, Texas

George Jones: guitar, vocal
Produced by Pappy Daily, 1966
Compilation Produced 1967

Dallas Frazier b. Spiro OK October 27, 1939

Songwriter who penned Alley Oop, There Goes My Everything

11. William Tagoona: Love The People
(William Tagoona)
Help Me Out: CBC Northern Service WRC1-4542
Baker Lake, Nunavut

William Tagoona: vocals
Mark Kennedy: electric guitars
David Babineau: bass
Dougle Trineer: rhythm guitar
Matt Horner: keys
Ron Prescott: drums
Produced by Les McLaughan, 1986
Recorded by Ray Lemieux at Marc Studios, Ottawa

Began working for CBC Radio Northern Service in 1982. Had the first Inuit rock band in NWT back in 1964, called The Harpoons. Writes all his songs in Inuktitut

12. Alan Parson’s Project: Games People Play
(Alan Parsons / Eric Woolfson)
45 single bw Time: Flashback Records AFX 9133
London UK

Stuart Elliott:  drums, percussion
David Paton:  bass guitar
Ian Bairnson:  electric, acoustic and classical guitars
Eric Woolfson:  piano, harpsichord, lead vocals
Alan Parsons:  projectron (synthesizer)
Chris Rainbow:  lead and backing vocals
Elmer Gantry:  lead vocal
Dennis Clarke:  saxophone
Lenny Zakatek:  lead and backing vocals
The Philharmonia Orchestra, arranged and conducted by Andrew Powell
Produced and engineered by Alan Parsons, 1980
Mastered by Chris Blair
13.  BTO: Takes A Lot Of People
Street Action: Mercury Records – SRM 1-3713
Vancouver BC

CF Turner: guitar, vocals
Rob Bachman: drums
Blair Thornton: guitar
Jim Clench: bass, vocals
Produced by BTO 1978
Recorded by Rolf Hennemann at Can Base Studios, Vancouver

This was BTO in full motion after Randy Bachman’s leaving. Probably because of the split, this became the band’s least successful albums, spawning no hit songs, something they had no problem providing from 1973 on.

14. Cherri: Eyes Of The People
Richmond Hill ON

Barry Clattenburg:  lead guitar
Edgar Robichaud :  drums
Gordon Bone:  keyboard
Harry Bryan:  vocal
Joseph Bryan:  vocal
Tom Melanson:  bass
John McMillan:  rhythm guitar
Produced 1970
Mastered (for this program) by Steve Fruitman

The album this was meant for was never released. I was given the music by Southern Shore Sounds radio head, Harry Bryan, unmastered.

Bonus Track

15. Klaatu: Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft
3:47 E.S.T.: Daffodil Records 9216-10054
Toronto ON

John Woloschuk: Vocals, Bass & Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards
Dee Long: Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Terry Draper: Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Produced by Terry Brown & Klaatu, 1976
Recorded & engineered by Steve Vaughan & Terry Brown
Released: August 11, 1976