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August 28, 2023
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Side Aye

1.   Tijuana Brass: South of the Border – 1964
2.   Bloodwyn Pig: It’s Only Love – 1969
3.   The Carpenters: Top of the World, 1972
4.   Cat Stevens: Wild World – 1970
5.   Andy Fairweather Low: Same Old Story – 1974
6.   Andy Summers & Robert Fripp: Painting And Dance – 1982
7.   David Crosby: Lady of the Harbour – 1989
8.   The Strawbs: Midnight Sun – 1974
9.   Flying Burrito Brothers: Orange Blossom Special - 1972
10. Gram Parson (w Emmylou Harris): Brand New Heartache – 1973
11. Dillard &I Clark: Don’t Let Me Down – 1969
12. Lumumba: Ahoma Trofo – 1974
13. Squeeze: Hits of the Year – 1985
14. Richie Havens: Long Train Running – 1976
15. Humble Pie: Drive My Car – 1975
16. The Tubes: I Saw Her Standing There – 1978
17. Billy Preston: Outa Space – 1972
18. Procol Harum: The Devil Came From Kansas – 1969

Bee Side

1.   Tijuana Brass: Mexican Shuffle – 1970
2.   Lucille Starr: French Song – 1964 *
3.   Ian Tyson: The North Saskatchewan – 1974 *
4.   David Bradstreet: Renaissance – 1977 *
5.   Valdy: Play Me A Rock And Roll Song – 1972 *
6.   Shari Ulrich: The Lion – 1982 *
7.   Hometown Band: Feel Good – 1977 *
8.   Tijuana Brass: Fox Hunt – 1974
9.   Cano: Sometimes The Blues – 1980 *
10. The Arrows: Talk Talk – 1985 *
11. Charity Brown: Jimmy Mack – 1974 *
12. Tijuana Brass – A Taste Of Honey – 1965
13. Colin Linden: Chest Fever – 1988 *
14. Johnny Lovesin: Rough Side Of Town – 1983 *
15. Michael Waite: Me And The Silver Surfer – 1981 *
16. The Payola$: Rockers – 1982 *
17. The Neville Brothers: Fire On The Bayou – 1981
18. Tijuana Brass: Tijuana Taxi – 1965
Bonus Track:
19. Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass: More And More Amor – 1965

CanCon * = 36%

And Now for The Particulars::

RIP Jerry Moss Co-Founder of A&M Records.

Jerome Sheldon Moss b. May 8, 1935 NYC / d.  August 15, 2023 Bel-Air CA (88)

After serving in the US Army, Moss began his music career by promoting "16 Candles", a 1958 hit for the Crests on Coed Records. In 1960, he moved to California, where he teamed up with Herb Alpert who was having problems with his record company, RCA. Alpert thought that the label did a bad job promoting his records because they were instrumentals. He and Moss decided to form their own label in 1962. They called it Carnival Records and ran the company from an office in Alpert's garage. Discovering that the name was already taken, they dubbed their newly-founded company A&M Records (Alpert & Moss). A&M went on to become one of the largest independent record companies in the world.

Moss and Alpert agreed in 1989 to sell A&M to PolyGram Records for a reported $500 million. Both continued to manage the label until 1993, when they left because of frustrations with PolyGram's constant pressure to force the label to fit into its corporate culture. In 1998, Alpert and Moss sued PolyGram for breach of the integrity clause, eventually settling for an additional $200 million payment. Moss and Alpert were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 in the non-performer category

Many Canadian acts were signed to A&M over the years and we’ll play some of those recordings in hour 2. So in no particular order, we go from south of the border to Bloodwyn Pig to start things off.

1.   Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass: South Of The Border
(Jimmy Kennedy / Michael Carr)
Greatest Hits: A&M Records SP 69854
Los Angeles
Herb Alpert: trumpet
Tonni Kalash: trumpet
Bob Edmondson: trombone
John Pisano: guitar
Lou Pagani: piano
Pat Senatore: bass
Nick Ceroli: drums
Produced by Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss, 1964
Recorded by Larry Levine

2.   Bloodwyn Pig: It’s Only Love
(Mick Abrahams)
Ahead Rings Out: A&M Records Canada SP-4210
London UK
Mick Abrahams: guitar, vocal
Jack Lancaster: flute, violin, sax
Andy Pyle: bass
Ron Berg: drums
Produced by Andy Johns, 1969
Recorded at Morgan Studios, Willesden, UK, April 1969

Mick Abrahams b. Luton, UK Apr 7, 1943

Jethro Tull hit the scene in a big way in 1968, releasing their incredible first album “This Was”. But all was not well in Jethro Tull-land: guitarist Mick Abrahams quit the band shortly after the album was released, to form a blues-rock band he called Bloodwyn Pig. They only recorded 2 albums but both hit the top ten on the UK Albums Chart.

3.   The Carpenters: Top of the World
(Richard Carpenter / John Bettis)
A Song For You:: A&M Records – SP-3511
Downey CA
Karen Carpenter: vocals
Richard Carpenter: vocals
The Wrecking Crew
Bass – Joe Osborn
Bassoon – Norm Herzberg
Drums – Hal Blaine
Flute [Bass] – Tim Weisberg
Guitar – Louie Shelton
Lead Guitar – Tony Peluso
Oboe, English Horn – Earl Dumler
Steel Guitar – Red Rhodes
Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Flute [Alto] – Bob Messenger
Producer – Jack Daugherty, 1972
Engineer – Ray Gerhardt

4.   Cat Stevens: Wild World
(Cat Stevens)
Tea For The Tillerman: A&M SP 4280
London UK
Cat Stevens: guitar, keys, vocal
Alun Davies: guitar
John Ryan: bass
Harvey Burns: drums
John Rostein: violin
Del Newman string arrangements
Produced by Paul Samwell-Smith, 1970
Recorded at Morgan Studios, Island Studios and Olympic Studios, London

Steven Demetre Georgiou aka Yusuf Islam b. London UK 21 July 1948

Did you know that Cat Stevens breakthrough album, Tea For The Tillerman, was produced by former Yardbirds player Paul Samwell-Smith?
5.   Andy Fairweather Low: Same Old Story
(A F Low)
45 bw Reggae Tune: A&M Records AMS 7129
Cardiff Wales
Bass – Chrissy Stewart*
Drums – Denny Seiwell
Electric Piano – Mick Weaver
Guitar, Vocals – Andy Fairweather Low*
Horns – The Memphis Horns
Lead Guitar – Henry McCullough
Produced by Elliot Mazer, 1974
Mastered by George Heron, Phil Brown
Recorded At – His Master's Wheels
Overdubbed At – Quadraphonic Sound Studios
Mixed At – His Master's Wheels

Andy Fairweather Low first became known as the guitarist in Amen Corner, a successful British band, in the latter part of the 1960s. After a brief solo career, he’s backed The Who, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Joe Satarini, Emmy-Lou Harris, Gerry Rafferty, Linda & Richard Thompson and Roger Waters. He’s also produced numerous albums by various others.

6.   Andy Summers & Robert Fripp: Painting And Dance
(Summers / Fripp)
I Advance Masked: A&M Records SP 4913
London UK
Andy Summers: guitars
Robert Fripp: guitars
Produced by Andy Summers and Robert Fripp 1982
Recorded at Army’s Shack Studio, Pathstone, Dorset and Island Studios, London
Recorded and mixed by Tony Arnold and Tim Summerhayes at Island Records Studio
Mastered by Bob Carbone at A&M Studios.

Andy Summers described the first Summers and Fripp album this way: "a synthesis of two guys who grew up playing guitar, heard the Beatles, listened to jazz, have been influenced by Oriental music and Steve Reich, but still happen to be playing in a rock context.”

7.   David Crosby: Lady Of The Harbour
(David Crosby)
Oh Yes I Can: A&M Records SP 5232
Los Angeles CA
David Crosby: acoustic guitar, vocals
Don Kortchmar: electric guitar
George Perry: bass
Kenny Kirkland: keys
Graham Nash: keys
Joe Vitale: drums
Joe Lala: percussion
Produced  by David Crosby, Ron Albert, Howard Albert, 1989
Recorded by Steve Gursky at A&M Studios, Hollywood

David Van Cortlandt Crosby 1941 - 2023

8.   The Strawbs: Midnight Sun
(David Cousins / Charles Cronk)
Hero And Heroine: A&M Records SP 3607
London UK
David Cousins: guitars, vocals
Dave Lambert: guitars, vocals
John Hawken: keys
Charles Cronk: bass, synths
Rod Coombes: drums
Produced by David Cousins and Tom Allom, 1974
Recorded by Tom Allon and Freddy Hansson at Rosenberg Studios, Copenhagen, Nov 1973

9.   Flying Burrito Brothers: Orange Blossom Special
(Ervin T. Rouse)
The Last of the Red Hot Burritos: A&M Records SP 4343
Los Angeles CA
Chris Hillman: vocals, bass, mandolin
Rick Roberts: vocals, rhythm guitar
Al Perkins: pedal steel guitar, lead electric guitar
Kenny Wertz: vocals, guitar, banjo
Michael Clarke: drums
Bernie Leadon (possible): guitar (overdubbed)
Produced by Jim Dickson, 1972
Recorded by Ed Kramer Dartmouth College, Hanover NH, Antioch Collecge, Yellow Springs, OH.

10. Gram Parson & Emmylou Harris: Brand New Heartache
(F&B Bryant)
Sleepless Nights: A&M Records SP 4578
Los Angeles CA
Gram Parsons: vocal
Emmylou Harris: duet vocal
James Burton: guitar
Bernie Leadon: guitar
Herb Pederson: acoustic guitar
Al Perkins: pedal steel
Emory Gordy: bass
Ronnie Tutt: drums
Byron Berline: mandolin, fiddle
Glen D Hardin: piano
Produced by Jim Dickson, 1973
Released - 1976
Recorded by Hugh Davies at Wally Heider’s Studio, LA
Mixed by Emmylou Harris & Hugh Davies
Mastered by Frank De Luna

His only appearance on a Byrds album was groundbreaking Sweetheart of the Rodeo, basically the first rock band to convert to country music, leading the way for others, like the Flying Burrito Brothers and The Eagles. He was introduced to a very young Emmylou Harris by Chris Hillman (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers).

11. Dillard & Clark: Don’t Let Me Down
(Lennon / McCartney)
Through The Morning Through The Night: A&M Records  SP 4203
Los Angeles CA
Doug Dillard: vocal, banjo, guitar, fiddle
Gene Clark: vocal, guitar, harp
Donna Washburn: guitar, tambourine, vocal
Byron Berline: fiddle
Jon Corneal: drums
David Jackson: bass, piano, cello, bg vocal
Sneaky Pete Kleinow: steel
Chris Hillman: mandolin
Bernie Leadon: guitar, bass
Produced by Larry Marks, 1969
Recorded by Dick Bogert and Ray Gerhardt

Harold Eugene Clark b. Tipton Missouri, Nov 17, 1944 / d. Sherman Oaks CA May 24, 1991
Douglas Flint Dillard b. East St. Louis, Illinois March 6, 1937 / d. May 16, 2012 (75) Nashville, TN

12. Lumumba: Ahoma Trofo
(Lumumba / Obeng)
Lumumba: A&M Records SP 3610
Lumamba: flutes, shakers, percussion
Rim Kwaku Obeng: percussion, keys
Emmanuel Rentzos: keys
Luther Coffee: bass
Kwabena Gyanifi: guitar
David T Walker: electric guitar
Produced by Kwaku Eddie Lynn, 1974
Recorded by Larry Forkner, Kwaku Eddie Lynn, Larry Levine, Steve Mitchell and Milton Calice at A&M Studios, Hollywood CA
Mastered by Frank De Luna

Although the name of the band is Lumumba & that is also the name of the lead vocalist, this is really the work of Rim Kwaku Obeng. Obeng is a noted Ghanan drummer who played with Fela Kuti. Lumumba was recorded in 1974 in Los Angeles. Other than bassist Luther Coffey from Trinidad & guitarist David T. Walker from Los Angeles, all the other main musicians are from Ghana. The identity of the artist Lumumba is shrouded in mystery.

13. The Squeeze: Hits of the Year
(Glenn Tilbrook / Chris Difford)
Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti: A&M Records  3339
London UK
Chris Difford – guitar, backing vocals
Glenn Tilbrook – guitars, keyboards, horns, lead & backing vocals
Jools Holland – keyboards, backing vocals
Keith Wilkinson – bass, backing vocals
Gilson Lavis – drums
Produced by Laurie Latham, 1985

In the United States and Canada, the band and album were dubbed UK Squeeze owing to legal conflicts arising from a contemporary American band called "Tight Squeeze". The "U.K." was dropped for all subsequent releases. In Australia, the same name change was used due to legal conflicts arising from an existing Sydney-based band also called "Squeeze". Albums in Australia were credited to UK Squeeze up to and including 1985's Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti.

14. Richie Havens: Long Train Running
(Tom Johnston)
The End of the Beginning: A&M Records CS-4598
Brooklyn NY
Richie Havens: acoustic guitar, vocal
Tony Broussard: bass
Darryle Johnson: electric guitar
Joey Oliver: keys
William Smith: keys
Tessie Coen: percussion
Matt Moore: bg vocals
Danny Moore: bg vocals

Produced by David Kershenbaum, 1976
Recorded at A&M Studios, Clover Recorders, Sound Labs, Hollywood and Silvery Moon Studios
Mixed at Sound Labs, Hollywood
Mastered at A&M Studios by Bernie Grundman

Richard Pierce Havens b. Brooklyn, NY January 21, 1941 / d. April 22, 2013 (72) Jersey City, NJ

15. Humble Pie: Drive My Car
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Street Rats: A&M SP 4514
Greg Ridley - bass guitar, vocals
Jerry Shirley - drums
Steve Marriott - guitar, harmonica, keyboards, producer, vocals
Clem Clempson - guitar, slide guitar
Mel Collins - session musician (horn)
Tim Hinkley - session musician (keyboards)
Produced by Andrew Oldham & Steve Marriott - 1975
Recorded at Olympic Studios, London & Clear Sounds Studios, Essex UK

Beatles recorded it for Rubber Soul 13 October 1965

Active 1969 – 75

Drummer Jerry Shirley (born 4 February 1952) backed Syd Barrett on his two solo albums. Also worked with John Entwhistle, Sammy Hager.

16. The Tubes: I Saw Her Standing There
(Lennon / McCartney)
What Do You Want From Live: A&M Records SP 96003
San Francisco CA
Sputnik Spooner: guitar, vocals
Roger Steen: guitar, vocals
Prairie Prince: drums
Mingo Lewis: drums, percussion, vocals
Vince Welnick: keys, vocals
Michael Cotten: synths
Rick Anderson: bass, vocals
Fee Waybill: lead vocals
Produced by Pete Henderson and Rikki Farr, 1978
Recorded by Pete Henderson and Bob Bullock at Hammersmith Odeon, London UK, Nov 1977
Mixed and Mastered by Pete Henderson and Rikki Farr and Kendun Recorders, Burbank CA

17. Billy Preston: Outa-Space
(Billy Preston / Joe Green)
45 single bw I Wrote A Simple Song: A&M Records AM-1320
Houston TX
Billy Preston - vocals, piano, organ, keyboards
David T. Walker - electric guitars
George Harrison - dobro
Manuel Kellough - drums
King Errisson - congas, percussion
Rocky Peoples - tenor saxophone
Carlos Garnette - trumpet
Quincy Jones - string and horn arrangements
Produced by Billy Preston, 1972
William Everett Preston b September 2, 1946 Houston, TX – d. June 6, 2006 (aged 59) Scottsdale, Arizona

At the age of 11, Preston appeared on Nat King Cole's national TV show singing the Fats Domino hit "Blueberry Hill" with Cole. He went on to play blues founder, WC Handy in a biopic, playing the young WC. In 1962, Preston joined Little Richard's band as an organist, and it was while performing in Hamburg that he met the Beatles.

In 1969, when the Beatles were about to break up while recording Let It Be George and Paul had it out, George walked out on the band and went to see Preston who was playing in London that night. Harrison brought Preston back to the studio, where his keen musicianship and gregarious personality temporarily calmed the tension down.

"Outa-Space" also won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance of 1972.

18. Procol Harum: The Devil Came From Kansas
(Gary Brooker / Keith Reid)
A Salty Dog: A&M Records – SP 4179
Gary Brooker: piano, 3 stringed guitar, celeste, bells, harmonica, recorder, woods, vocals
Matthew Fisher: Organ, vocals, acoustic guitar, marimba, recorder, piano, rhythm guitar
David Knights: bass
Barrie Wilson: drums
Robin Trower: lead guitar, vocal, acoustic guitar, percussion
Produced by Matthew Fisher, 1969
Recorded by Ken Scott

Bee Side

1.   Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass: Mexican Shuffle
(Sol Lake)
Greatest Hits: A&M Records SP 69854
Los Angeles CA
Herb Alpert: trumpet
John Pisano: electric guitar
Jou Pagani: piano
Nick Ceroli: drums
Pat Senatore: bass
Tonni Kalash: trumpet
Bob Edmondson: trombone
Produced by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, 1970

2.   Lucille Starr: The French Song
(Harry Pease / Larry Vincent)
45 single bw Sit Down And Write A Letter To Me: Almo International Records 204
St Boniface MB
Lucille Starr: vocals
Tijuana Brass: all instruments
Produced by Herb Alpert, Jerry Moss with Dorsey Burnette, 1964
Recorded in Los Angeles

Almo International Records was an arm of A&M’s publishing wing.  Almo were owned by Alpert & Moss using AL from Alpert and MO from Moss. This was released in Canada on the A&M parent label.

Lucille Marie Raymonde Savoie b. May 13, 1938, Saint Boniface, MB / d. Sept 4, 2020 (82) Las Vegas, Nevada

“When The Sun Says Good Day To The Mountains”, a.k.a. “The French Song” or "Quand Le Soleil Dit Bonjour Aux Montagnes" was written by two American songwriters: Harry Pease & Larry Vincent in the early 1930s. It was first recorded in French by Carmel Bishet (sp) in 1936. A great English version by Gerry Myers & The Bunkhouse Boys was recorded in the mid-1950s.
Although The French Song was a huge international hit for Lucille Starr in 1964, it was the second time that she recorded it; the first time in the early 1950s with then-husband, country music star Bob Regan, but it didn’t do much then.

"Bob & Lucille" recorded several singles 1958 and that met with modest success on the Pacific coast and in 1963 they signed with A&M Records and began recording as "The Canadian Sweethearts". Starr wanted to have another go at "The French Song" with Herb Alpert as producer. It was recorded in both French and English. In 1964, at a time when The Beatles dominated the music charts, "The French Song" was an international hit that made Starr the first Canadian artist to have a record sell over a million copies. She was asked to appear on big American radio and TV programs, like the Louisiana Hayride and WLS Chicago’s  popular National Barn Dance show. She also sang the song on American pop music shows Shindig! and Hullabaloo.

She was a mentor to an entire cohort of Canadian female singers. Singer Michelle Wright tweeted:  “Any time I had the opportunity to be around her she was bigger than life with a wonderful laugh and so beautiful and down to earth.” Canadian Music Hall of Famer Sylvia Tyson, who performed and recorded with Ms. Starr, called her “simply the best female country artist Canada ever turned out, with an extraordinary voice and great stage presence – so full of energy. Plus,” said Tyson, “she was gorgeous and built like Dolly Parton, which didn’t hurt.” She died after battling a lengthy illness.

3.   Ian Tyson: The North Saskatchewan
(Ian Tyson)
Ol’ Eon: A&M Records – SP 9017
Pincher Creek AB
Ian Tyson: vocal, guitar
Red Shea: lead guitar
Pee Wee Charles: steel
Dave Brown: drums
Jim Morgan: bass
Gord Flemming: piano
Sylvia Tyson, Ed Wideman, Adam Mitchell, Neil Nelles, Myrna Lorrey: bg vocals
Produced by Adam Mitchell, 1974
Recorded by Phil Sheriden at Thunder Sound, Toronto

Ian Dawson Tyson 1933-2022

4.   David Bradstreet: Renaissance
(David Bradstreet)
David Bradstreet: Universal / A&M - SP-9026
Toronto, ON
Dave Bradstreet: acoustic guitar, vocal
Carl Keesee: bass, bg vocal
Jerry Marotta: drums
Bob Mann: electric guitar
Lance Quinn: electric guitar
Peter Phillips: piano, organ
Don Oriolo: bg vocal
Produced by Don Oriolo, 1977
Recorded by Ed Stasium with John Hazen at Phase 1 Studios, Toronto
Mixed by Ed Stasium and Don Oriolo
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York City

David Bradstreet b. London UK

Bradstreet was gifted with a big voice, like Jim Morrison: very distinct and resonant. Although born in the UK, he was raised in Oakville, Ontario where he began his music career in the 1960s. When up and rising singer Valdy covered his song “Renaissance” in 1974, Bradstreet watched as the song hit the top of the charts. He’s worked as a musician, producer, songwriter, recording jingles, film soundtracks. In short, he knows how to survive in the music biz. He released 3 vinyl albums between 1976 and 1980. Long time associate, Carl Keesee, has been playing bass for Bradstreet ever since.

5.   Valdy: Play Me A Rock and Roll Song
Passport (Best of Valdy): A&M Records SP 9038
Vancouver BC
Valdy: lead vocals, guitar
Jim Gordon: drums
Max Bennett: bass
Brett Wade: electric guitar
Claire Lawrence: keys
Produced by Claire Lawrence, 1972
Compilation album produced by Michael Godin, 1980
Mastered by George Graves at Lacquer Channel, Toronto

Paul Valdemar Horsdal b. 1 September 1945 Ottawa

Valdy was a member of ‘The London Towne Criers’ during the 1960s and subsequently joined Montreal band ‘The Prodigal Sons’. He then moved to Victoria, where he worked with various rock and country musicians. He began performing as a solo artist, and in 1972 recorded his "Rock and Roll Song" on Haida/A&M; it became his biggest hit. His music was featured in the 1972 Steve McQueen film The Getaway. In 1973 he won a Juno Award for Outstanding Folk Performance. His fourteen albums have achieved sales of nearly half a million copies, four of which are certified gold. Of Canadian folk artists in the mid-1970s, only Gordon Lightfoot was more popular. Valdy appeared on the CBC TV show The Beachcombers as the environmental activist "Halibut" Stu.

6.   Shari Ulrich: The Lion
(Shari Ulrich)
Long Nights: A&M Records SP 9046
Bowen Island BC
Claire Lawrence: sax
Geoff Eyre: drums
Peter Clarke: bass
David Pickell, Ron Johnson: keys
Harris Van Berkel: guitar
Shari Ulrich: violin, vocals
Geoff Eyre, Nancy Nash, Peter Clarke, Shari Ulrich: bg vocals
Produced by Claire Lawrence, 1980
Recorded at Pinewood Studios, Vancouver by Alan Perkins
Mixed at le Studio, Morin Heights, QC by Paul Northfield
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, NYC

Shari Ulrich b. San Rafael, CA, October 17, 1951

Ulrich moved up to Vancouver when she was 18, in 1967 and began performing on the local coffeehouse circuit in the early 1970s. In 1973, she met up with Rick Scott and Joe Mock, and together they formed the band ‘Pied Pumkin’. Ulrich toured with Valdy in 1976 as a member of The Hometown Band and after they disbanded, in 1978, she went solo and won a 1981 Juno Award for "Most Promising Female Vocalist".

7.   The Hometown Band: Feel Good
(Shari Ulrich)
Flying: Ester Records – 0252775079
Vancouver BC
Shari Ulrich: violin, flute, lead vocals
Claire Lawrence: Sax, flute
Geoff Eyre: drums, percussion
Robbie King: keybass, keys
Doug Edwards: guitars

Produced by Claire Lawrence, 1977
Recorded & mixed by Dave Slagter, Little Mountain Studios, Vancouver
Mastered by Bernie Grundman at A&M Records, Hollywood CA

A great band originally put together to back up Valdy. It featured Claire Lawrence from The Collectors; Shari Ulrich from Pied Pumkin; Robbie King from Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers and The Hans Stamer Band; Doug Edwards who played bass with Chilliwack; Geoff Eyre who played drums for Hans Stamer; Eddie Patterson who played with Bobby Taylor and Hans Stamer Band.

They had a second album “Hometown Band” 1977. Group disbanded shortly after winning the Juno Award for Most Promising Group of the Year", having failed to produce a radio hit from their second album.

8.   Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass: Fox Hunt
(Herb Alpert)
45 single: A&M Records promotion copy AM-1526
Los Angeles CA
Herb Alpert: trumpet
Wrecking Crew & others: everything else
Produced by Herb Alpert 1974
Recorded by Larry Levine

9.   Cano: Sometimes The Blues
(R Paiement / D Burt)
Spirit of the North: A&M Records SP 9040
Sudbury ON
Marcel Aymar: lead vocals, acoustic guitar
David C. Burt: electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Michel Dasti: drums, percussion
John Doerr: bass, trombone
Michael Kendel: vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizer, electric guitar
Wasyl Kohut: violins
Rachel Paiement: lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Produced by Luc Cousineau and John Red Mitchell 1980
Recorded by Hayward Parrott at various locations around Toronto
Mastered by George Graves at The Lacquer Channel, Toronto

CANO evolved out of the Sudbury based ‘Coopérative des artistes du Nouvel-Ontario’.  They performed in both official languages. The band was formed in the fall of 1975. Spirit of the North, a compilation issued in 1980, traced CANO's integration of pop, rock and jazz influences into what was originally a folk-based style. Other well known musicians who have played or recorded with CANO include Ben Mink (who replaced Wasyl Kohut who passed away), Kim Deschamps (who played with Cowboy Junkies); percussionist Matt Zimbel (Manteca). Various members of the co-operative band backed Daisy deBolt on some of her late 1970s and early 80s albums when she was living in Sudbury.

10. Arrows: Talk Talk
(Dean McTaggart / David Tyson)
45 single bw Easy Street: A&M Records Canada AM 688
Toronto ON
Dean McTaggart: vocal
Michael Sloski: drums
Ravi Mundi: keyboards
Kevin Small: Saxophone
Doug Macaskill (From Roxy) Guitars
Peter Bleakney and Howard Aye:  Bass
Produced by David Tyson 1985
Recorded by Lindsay Kidd
Mixed by Larry Alexander

The Arrows were formed in 1981 by vocalist Dean McTaggart and drummer Michael Sloski. After a few successful years they called it quits in 1986. Currently, McTaggart works as a songwriter and has written many hit songs for other artists

11. Charity Brown: Jimmy Mack
(Holland / Dozier / Holland)
The Best of Charity Brown: A&M Records SP-69822
Kitchener ON
Charity Brown: vocals
Produced by Harry Hinde, 1977
Recorded by Hayward Parrott, 1974

Phyllis Boltz b. Kitchener ON

Jimmy Mack was originally recorded by Martha & The Vandallas in 1964.

Active as a singer between 1970 and 1979, she first broke onto the music scene as a member of a band called Rain. They scored a minor hit in 1971 with Out of My Mind. In 1973 she changed her name to Charity Brown and decided to go solo and concentrate on singing soul music which got her a contract with A&M Records. And she didn’t let them down! Four top ten hits and two successful albums before she got into acting and doing voice-overs. She began performing as a singer again in the mid-2000s. She was nominated for Best Female Vocalist three times.

12. Tijuana Brass: A Taste Of Honey
(Bobby Scott / Ric Marlow)
Whipped Cream and Other Delights: A&M SP 4110
Herb Alpert: trumpet
Bass – Carol Kaye
Double Bass – Chuck Berghofer
Drums – Hal Blaine
Guitar – John Pisano
Piano – Russell Bridges
Trombone – Bob Edmondson
Dolores Erickson in  shaving cream
Produced by Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss, 1965
Recorded by Larry Levine at A&M Studios

13. Colin Linden: Chest Fever
(J R Robertson)
When The Spirit Comes: A&M Records – SP 9143
Toronto / Nashville
Colin Linden: lead vocal, guitars
Rick Danko: harmony vocal
Gary Craig: drums
Shane Adams: bass
John Whynot: keys, percussion
Produced by John Whynot with Colin Linden, 1988

What a thrill it must have been for Colin to record a song that he loved, by The Band, and have Rick Danko provide a harmony vocal! Colin is currently living in Nashville, working mostly as a music producer / player.

14. Johnny Lovesin: Rough Side Of Town
(Johnny Lovesin)
Rough Side Of Town EP: Promo Copy Not For Sale A&M Sp 24504
Johnny Lovesin: guitars, vocals
John Forbes: keys
George Semkiw: bass, percussion
Produced by George Semkiw for Amber Productions, 1983
Recorded at Amber Studios, Toronto by George Semkiw, Paul Bonish, Jim Lamarche, Brian nevin and Dan Durbin

Johnnie Lovesin b. Val D’or QC May 22, 1949 / d. February 23, 2019 (69)

When Johnny Lovesin and The Invisible Band opened for The Ramones at a show in Toronto, one Toronto Sun music critic asserted in his review that Lovesin had blown the Ramones off the stage. He released his first solo album in 1980, followed by Rough Side Of Town in 1983. Soon after releasing his third album Tough Breaks, Lovesin suffered a brain aneurysm shortly after performing at Toronto's annual New Year's Eve show at Nathan Phillips Square, and withdrew from the music business to recover but the hiatus certainly affected the momentum of his career..

15. Michael Waite & Eyes: Me And The Silver Surfer
(Michael Waite)
Cosmic Wave: A&M Records SP 9092
Toronto ON
Mike Waite: bass, piano, guitars, synths, percussion, vocals
Martian Wars: 5 string electric violin, mando-guitar, synths
Mike OBrien: drums
Kim Mitchell: guitar solo
Produced by Michael G Waite with Glen Johansen, 1983
Recorded by Glen Johansen & Michael G Waite at Integrated Sound, Toronto
Mixed at Zaza Sound by Frank Morrone, Michael Waite & Glen Johansen

Mike Waite is currently the owner and man (with the beard) behind the counter at Mike’s Music on The Danforth in Toronto. He played bass in Toronto band Breathless, featuring a young Nash The Slash, and briefly managed FM. This was his only solo album release.

16. The Payola$: Rockers
(Paul Hyde / Bob Rock)
No Stranger To Danger: A&M Records SP 9070
Vancouver BC
Paul Hyde: guitar, lead vocals
Bob Rock: guitars, vocals
Lawrence Wilkins: bass
Christopher Taylor: drums
Mick Ronson: keys, bg vocals
Howie Vickers: bg vocals
Produced by Mick Ronson, 1982
Recorded by Bob Rock, Roger Monk and Mike Fraser at Little Mountain Sound, Vancouver
Mixed at The Power Station, NYC
Mastered by Howie Weinburg at Masterdisc, NYC

17. Neville Brothers: Fiyo On The Bayou
(Art Neville / Leon Nocentelli)
Fiyo On The Bayou: A&M Records SP 4866
New Orleans LA
Art Neville - keyboards
Cyril Neville - vocals, keyboards, percussion
Charles Neville - percussion, vocals
Aaron Neville - vocals, percussion
Charmaine Neville - vocals
Babi Floyd - vocals
Carl Blouin - baritone saxophone
Cissy Houston - vocals
David Newman - saxophone
David Barard - bass guitar
Eltesa Weathersby - vocals
Herbert Rhoad - vocals
Herman V. Ernest III - drums
Ivan Neville - percussion
James Hayes - vocals
Jayotis Washington - vocals
Jerry Lawson - vocals
Jim Weber - trumpet
Jimmy Duggan - trombone
Joe Russell - vocals
Joseph Fox III - trumpet
Kenneth Williams - percussion
Leo Nocentelli - bass, guitar
Mac Rebennack - percussion, keyboards
The Persuasions - vocals
Quay Hozchen - vocals
Ralph MacDonald - percussion
Wardell Quezergue - synthesizer, piano
Whitney Houston - vocals
Zachary Sanders - vocals
Produced by Joel Dorn, 1981
Recorded at Studio in the Country, Bogalusa, LA; Sea-Saint Studio, New Orleans, LA by David Farrell

18. Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass: Tijuana Taxi
(Ervin Coleman)
Going Places: A&M Records – SP 4112
Los Angeles CA
John Pisano (electric guitar)
Bud Coleman: guitar, mandolin
Lou Pagani (piano)
Nick Ceroli (drums)
Pat Senatore (bass guitar)
Tonni Kalash (trumpet)
Herb Alpert (trumpet and vocal
Bob Edmondson (trombone)
Julius Wechter: marimba

Produced by Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss, 1965

Ervan F. "Bud" Coleman (July 7, 1921 – May 26, 1967) played with Alpert and the Baja Marimba Band. Coleman died in 1967 from surgical complications

Bonus Track:

19. Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass: More And More Amor
(Sol Lake)
Going Places: A&M Records  SP 4112
Los Angeles CA
John Pisano (electric guitar)
Bud Coleman: guitar, mandolin
Lou Pagani (piano)
Nick Ceroli (drums)
Pat Senatore (bass guitar)
Tonni Kalash (trumpet)
Herb Alpert (trumpet and vocal
Bob Edmondson (trombone)
Julius Wechter: marimba
Produced by Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss  1965

Alpert’s fifth album - spent six weeks at number one in 1966

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