Radio Archives
(Programs stay streamed for about 2 months, maybe even 3!)

Mondays LIVE at Noon ET on CIUT-FM (The Mother Ship) 89.5 Toronto
Radio Bell Island NL Tuesdays 8 pm NT
VOBB Rocky Harbour and Norris Arm NL Tuesdays  9 pm NT
Radio VGR Thetford (Norfolk UK) Tuesday 21:30 GMT
CHMR-FM St. John's NL on Wednesdays 1-3 pm NT
Bay Of Islands Radio, Corner Brook NL-  Thursdays 2-4 pm NT
CFBW Bluewater Radio, Hanover ON Sundays 3 pm ET
South Shore Shounds, Ferryland NL - Sundays 8:30 pm NT
CIOE Lower Sackville NS - Sundays 8 pm AT

Currently Streamed Programs

March 27 - Shaken, Not Stirred
March 20 - King of the Surf
March 13 - Vancouver and The Blues
March 6 - For Kinkaholics
February 27 - Brown Is the Colour
February 20 - Opening Up Pandora's Box
February 13 - Songs Of Life
February 6 - More and More Amor

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Special Historical Programs

November 7, 2016 - The Beatles in Canada
October 31, 2016 - Trib to Stevedore Steve RIP
October 17, 2016 - Jeremiah Quigley & Burd Show
March 16, 2016 - Acts I've Seen Play Live
February 16, 2015 - After 45 Yrs with Joe Kuroda
December 15, 2015 - The Capitol of Canada 6000 Series
May 12, 2015 - The Devil's Dream - George Wade ? Cornhuskers w Arthur Zimmerman
November  27, 2013 - Last of the Sugar Camp Shows with Don Francks
Mar 18 2013 - 2 Hour Stompin' Tom Tribute
Dec 19, 2012 - Stompin' Tom's Last Interview
August 23 2012 - Timmins @ 100 yrs young
May 10, 2012 - Marcel Gagnon Tribute RIP
Jan 5, 2012 - Barney McCafferey RIP
Jan 14, 2010 - Canadian Vocal Quartets with Ken McRae
May 21, 2009 - Taylor Mitchell RIP
Feb 14, 2008 - Paul Lyon' Favourite Music
Apr 2, 1998 - Astronaut Chris Hadfield on Great North Wind
Sept 29, 1997 - Graham Townsend on George Wade and His Cornhuskers - GNW

March 27, 2017

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Shaken, Not Stirred
Hour One: Hear this show now
Hour Two: Hear this show now
Hour One

1.   Buffalo Springfield: For What It’s Worth (Steve Stills) 1966
2.   SHF Band: Follow Me Through (Chris Hillman) 1975
3.   Garolou: Le depart pour les etats (Trad) 1978 *
4.   Eddie Coffey & His Coffey-Mates: Muckluk Budget (Eddie Coffee / Leo Coffey) 1980 *
5.   Syd Barrett: Baby Lemonade (Syd Barrett) 1970
6.   The Borealis: To The People of The Earth (Toivo Kurmet) 1983
7.   Snakeye: Here I Go Again (Barkhouse / MacKinnon / Russell / Lake) 1980 *
8.   Ten Years After: Standing at the Crossroads (Elmore James, Robert Johnson) 1972
9.   Love: Signed D.C. (Arthur Lee) 1967
10. Giuseppe Di Stefano: O Sole Mio (Trad) 1982
11. The Beatles: Bad Boy (Larry Williams) 1965
12. Bob Lambert & Friends: Harvest (Neil Young) 1977 *
13. The Offbeats: Wild Weekend 1965 *
14. Rick & The Romans: I’m Alive 1966 *
15. Ron Kohanchuk & The Dreamers: Mala Mala Pee Yaka (Trad) *

CanCon = 40%

Hour Two

1.   Pink Floyd: Lucifer Sam (Syd Barrett) 1967
2.   The Blues Magoos: Pipe Dream (Gilbert / Scala) 1967
3.   Carnival: Out of My Life (Wells / Brownscombe / Eberle) 1968 *
4.   The Tijuana Sauerkrauts: Joke (Hubert Deuringer) 1973
5. The Bierdo Brothers: If You Lose Both Legs  (Dennis Robinson / Bierdo Brothers) 1985 *
6.   Scotty Stevenson & The Canadian Night-Hawks: A Nehru Jacket & A Turtle Neck
(Jim Harper / Dougal Trineer) 1969 *
7.   Emile Benoit: Clode Sound Jig (Emile Benoit) 1978 *
8.   The Searchers: Cherry Stones (J Jarome) 1964
9.   Renaissance: Wanderer (John Hawken / Jim McCarty) 1969
10. Gary Lewis & The Playboys: Count Me In (G Hardin) 1965
11. Bing Crosby: Around the World (Victor Young / Harold Adamson) 1956
12. Sam Cooke: Shake (Sam Cooke) 1964
13. The Raindrops: It’s Alright 1965 *
14. Jim Vautour: Springsong (Jim Vautour) 1981 *
15. Jimmy Dean: Big Bad John (Jimmy Dean) 1961
16. Whiskey Hollow: Better Off At Home 1979 *
17. Alan Parsons Project: The Tell-Tale Heart (Alan Parsons / Eric Woolfson) 1976
18. Royce Riehl & The Country Cousins: Under the Double Eagle (Trad) 1965 *

CanCon = 44%

Total CanCon = 42%

March 20, 2017

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King of the Surf
Hour One: Hear this show now
Hour Two: Hear this show now
Hour One – Surfing

1.   Johnny & The Hurricanes: Sand Storm 1959
2.   The Trashmen: King of the Surf (L LaPole) 1965
3.   Jorgan Ingmann & His Guitar: Apache (Jerry Lordon) 1961
4.   The Echo Tones: Inland Surfer (Mel Shaw) 1963 *
5.   The Surfaris: Wipe Out (Surfaris) 1963
6.   Michael Waite: Me and the Silver Surfer (Michael Waite) 1983 *
7.   Chuck Berry: Around And Around (Chuck Berry) 1958
8.   The Beachboys: Surfin’ USA (Chuck Berry / Brian Wilson) 1963
9.   Jan & Dean: Surf City (Jan Berry / Brian Wilson) 1963
10. The Beachboys: Noble Surfer (Brian Wilson) 1963
11. The Ventures: Walk, Don’t Run ’64 (Johnny Smith) 1964
12. The Rascals: Mustang Sally (Bonny Rice) 1966
13. Canned Heat: Boogie Music (LT Tatman III) 1968
14. Simon Caine: Brown Paper Dream (Simon Caine) 1970 *
15. The Velltones: Out of Sight 1965 *
16. Misty Fire: Who Am I 1965 *
17: Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass: A Taste of Honey 1965

CanCon = 29%

Hour Two – Presidential Mentality

1.   Willie P Bennett: Tryin’ To Start Out Clean (Willie P Bennett) 1989 *
2.   10 CC: Americana Panorama (Eric Stewart / Graham Gouldman)1983
3.   Psychedelic Furs: President Gas (Psychedelic Furs) 1982
4.   Mainline: Dictator (Mendelson Joe) 1975 *
5.   Cat Mother: Letter To The President 1972
6.   The Knickerbockers: Lies (Buddy Randall / Beau Charles) 1966
7.   Rodriguez: This is Not a Song, It’s An Outburst or The Establishment Blues (Rodriguez) 1969
8.   Bruce Cockburn: Call It Democracy (Bruce Cockburn) 1985 *
9.   Eileen McGann: Here’s to the Men (Eileen McGann) 1987 *
10. The Ceedees: The Patriotic Song (Curtis Driedger) 1980 *
11. L’Etranger: One People (Andrew Cash / Chuck Angus) 1984 *
12. The Flying Burrito Brothers: My Uncle (Gram Parsons / Chris Hillman) 1972
13. Manassas: Fallen Eagle (Steve Stills) 1972

CanCon = 46%

Total CanCon = 37%

March 13, 2017

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Vancouver and the Blues
Hour One: Hear this show now
Hour Two: Hear this show now
Hour One – Pop Bands of the Vancouver Scene

1.   Peter Kelch & The Pharaohs: Silly Girl (Peter Kelch)  1963
2.   Strange Movies: (I Can) Feel It Coming (Bill Campbell) 1969
3.   Three To One: Give Me Love (Ed Sheeran) 1967
4.   Two Bits: Never To Leave (G Lapano) 1966
5.   Three’s A Crowd: Bird Without Wings (Bruce Cockburn) 1968
6.   Five Man Cargo: Why Can’t I Get You (John Telling) 1969
7.   Bruno Gerussi’s Medallion: The One That Got Away 1989
8.   Shari Ulrich: Mad Money  (Shari Ulrich) 1982
9.   The Payolas: Jukebox  1980
10. The Evaporators: Touch Wood  2001
11. Mother Tucker’s Yellow Duck: Times Are Changing  1969
12. The High Fives: Mo-shun (Shori - Papuc - Krashan - Carotenuto)1961
13. The Pacers: I Want You Back (G Danroth / P Griffiths / C Sande / B Hilton)  1966
14. The Chessmen: Love Didn’t Die (Terry Jacks) 1965
15. The Wee Beasties: Something to do With the Weather (The Wee Beasties) 196???
16. Painted Ship: I Told Those Little White Lies (William Hay / Bob Rowden)1966
17. Ptarmigan: Vancouver  1973

CanCon = 100%

Hour Two – The Blues

1.   Fleetwood Mac: My Heart Beat Like A Hammer (Jeremy Spencer) 1968
2.   BB King: Caledonia (F Moore)  1971
3.   Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Born Under A Bad Sign (Albert King)  1967
4.   Hound Dog Taylor: Give Me Back My Wig (Theodore Roosevelt) 1971
5.   Henry Townsend & Yank Rachel: Things Have Changed (Henry Townsend) 1980
6.   Valerie Wellington: A Fool For You (Charles / Hill) 1987
7.   King Biscuit Boy: Blue Light Boogie (J.M. Robinson)  1988 *
8.   Powder Blues Band: Buzzard Luck (Winonie Harris) 1979 *
9.   Howlin’ Wolf: Evil (Willie Dixon) 1954
10. Muddy Waters: Streamline Woman (McKinley Morganfield) 1979
11. Al Cromwell: Al’s Blues (Al Cromwell)  1987 *
12. John Mayall’s Blues Breakers: Driving Sideways (Freddy King) 1967

CanCon = 25%

Total CanCon = 69%

March 6, 2017

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For Kinkaholics
Hour One: Hear this show now
Hour Two: Hear this show now
Hour One

1.   Tired Of Waiting For You (Ray Davies) 1965
2.   Top Of The Pops (Ray Davies) 1970
3.   Groovy Movies (Ray Davies) 1973
4.   Lavender Hill (Ray Davies) 1967
5.   Muswell Hillbillys (Ray Davies) 1971
6.   Nothing To Say (Ray Davies) 1969
7.   Holiday In Waikiki (Ray Davies) 1966
8.   Rainy Day In June - 1966
9.   Heart  Of Gold (Ray Davies) 1983
10. Guilty (Dave Davies) 1984
11. All Day And All Of The Night (Ray Davies)
12. A Well Respected Man (Ray Davies) 1965
13. Young Conservatives (Ray Davies) 1983
14. Australia (Ray Davies) 1969

Hour Two

1.   Sleepwalker (Ray Davies) 1977
2.   Sunny Afternoon (Ray Davies) 1966
3.   Session Man (Ray Davies) 1966
4.   Shangri-la (Ray Davies) 1969
5.   Dedicated Follower of Fashion (Ray Davies) 1966
6.   Dancing In the Streets (Stevenson / Goya) 1965
7.   Come Dancing (Ray Davies) 1983
8.   Big Black Smoke (Ray Davies) 1966
9.   Party Line (Ray Davies / Dave Davies) 1966
10. Plastic Man (Ray Davies) 1973
11. You Really Got Me (Ray Davies) 1964
12. National Health (Ray Davies) 1979
13. 20th Century Man (Ray Davies) 1971
14. Waterloo Sunset (Ray Davies) 1967

February 27, 2017

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Brown is the Colour
Hour One: Hear this show now
Hour Two: Hear this show now
Hour One

1.   Tony Sheridan & The Beatles: Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie / Maceo Pinkard / Kenneth Casey) 1961
2.   Elton John: Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy (Elton John / Bernie Taupin) 1975
3.   Faith Nolan: Brown, Black and White Blues (William “Big Bill” Broonzy) 1989 *
4.   Sam And Dave: Soul Sister, Brown Sugar (Isaac Hayes / David Porter) 1978
5.   Rolling Stones: Brown Sugar (Keith Richard / Mick Jagger) 1977
6.   Wilf Carter: My Brown-Eyed Prairie Rose (Wilf Carter) 1967 *
7.   Stompin’ Tom Connors: My Old Brown Coat and Me (Doc Williams) 1968 *
8.   George Wade and His Cornhuskers: Little Brown Jug (Trad) 1935 *
9.   Norm Hacking: Mae S Brown (Norm Hacking) 1979 *
10. Blue Mule: Fields Have Turned Brown (Carter Stanley) 1984 *
11. Scotty Stevenson & Canadian Night-Hawks: Beautiful Brown Eyes (A Smith / A Delmore / J Copehart) 1968*
12. Monty & Marsha Brown: Natchitoches Waltz (Marsha Brown) 1989
13. Van Morrison: Brown Eyed Girl (V Morrison) 1967
14. The Good Brothers: Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison) 1980 *
15. Crystal Gale: Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue (Richard Leigh) 1977

CanCon = 53%

Hour Two

1.   Savoy Brown: Made Up My Mind (Chris Youlden) 1969
2.   Fleetwood Mac: Doctor Brown (John Thomas Brown / Waymon Glasco) 1968
3.   Crazy World Of Arthur Brown: I Got Money (James Brown) 1967
4.   James Brown: Cold Sweat (James Brown / Alfred Ellis) 1967
5.   Ron Hynes, Jim Payne & John White: Old Brown’s Daughter (Johnny Burke) 1988 *
6.   Herman’s Hermits: Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter (Trevor Peacock) 1965
7.   Shelley Brown: Little Things (Shelley Brown) 1974 *
8.   Rodney Brown: When The Bay Turns Blue (Rick Hepditch / Rodney Brown) 1980 *
9.   The Pogues: A Pair Of Brown Eyes (Shane MacGowan) 1985
10. Carlton Showband: Bad Bad Leroy Brown (Jim Croce) 1978 *
11. The Beatles: Old Brown Shoe (George Harrison) 1969
12. Mothers Of Invention: Brown Shoes Don’t Make It (Frank Zappa) 1967
13. John Hewer: Knees Up Mother Brown (Bert Lee / Harris Weston / I Taylor) 1967 *
14. John Allan Cameron: Johnny Cope / Prince Charlie’s Farewell To The Isle Of Skye / Maggie Brown Jig (trad) 1981 *

CanCon = 43%

Total CanCon = 48%

February 20, 2017

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Opening Up Pandora's Box
Hour One: Hear this show now
Hour Two: Hear this show now
Hour One

1.   Rich Dodson: Holiday (Rich Dodson) 1988 *
2.   Mothers Of Invention: Plastic People (Frank Zappa) 1967
3.   Procol Harum: Pandora’s Box (Keith Reid / Gary Brooker) 1975
4.   The Cars: Shake It Up (Ric Ocasek) 1981
5.   Stu Phillips: Bracero (Leon Payne) 1966 *
6.   Los Tres Sudamericanos: Naranjerita (O.J. Sosa Cordero)
7.   Christy Hengel: Butte Polka (Trad) 1964
8.   Leroy Pullins: I’m A Nut (Leroy Pullins) 1966
9.   Benny Bell: Shaving Cream (Benny Bell) 1975
10. Dick Nolan: Old Newfie Outhouse (Harris / B Cuff) 1975 *
11. The Masked Marauders: More Or Less Hudson Bay Again (Masked Marauders) 1969
12. Deep Purple: You Fool No One (Blackmore / Lord / Paice / Coverdale) 1974
13. Creedence Clearwater Revival: Suzie Q (Dale Hawkins) 1968

*CanCon = 23%

Hour Two

1.   Northwind: Look Away (Randle Chowning) 1978 *
2.   Bobby Freeman: Do You Want To Dance (Bobby Freeman) 1958
3.   Al Jarreau: Heart’s Horizon (Al Jarreau / Jay Graydon / Randy Goodrum) 1988
4.   The Roches: One Season (Margaret Roche) 1980
5.   Rick Fielding: Another Texas Saturday Night (Alan Rhody/Sonny Throckmorton/Byron Stoehr) 1981*
6.   Plastic Ono Band: Give Peace A Chance (John Lennon) 1969
7.   April Wine: Do It Right (T Lavin) 1982 *
8.   Hank Snow: Singing The Blues (Melvin Endsley) 1969 *
9.   Cream: Passing The Time (Ginger Baker / Mike Taylor) 1968
10. Bearfoot: Passing Time (Dwayne Ford) 1974 *
11. Canadian Zephyr: That’s Alright Mama (Arthur Crudup) 1980 *
12. Country Joe And The Fish: Doctor of Electricity (Barry Melton) 1969
13. Whistling Jack Smith: The British Grin And Bear It (Noel Walker / Ivor Raymonde) 1967

*CanCon = 46%

Total CanCon = 35 %

February 13, 2017

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Songs of Life
Hour One: Hear this show now
Hour Two: Hear this show now
Hour One – Songs of Life

1.   Mars Bonfire: Faster Than The Speed Of Life (Dennis Edmonton)  1969*
2.   Marty Robbins: The Story Of My Life (Hal David / Bert Bacharach) 1957
3.   The Kinks: Complicated Life (Ray Davies) 1971
4.   Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: What Are You Doin’ In My Life (Tom Petty) 1979
5.   Stew Clayton: Life Of A Poor Boy *
6.   David Wiffen: Slice Of Life (David Wiffen) 1965 *
7.   The Beatles: A Day In The Life (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) 1967
8.   The Katzenjammer Kids Barbarian Band: Day In The Life of a Russian Salt Miner (Unknown) 197? *
9.   Bunny Hobbs: If I Had My Life To Live Over 1960 *
10. Seldom Scene: Pictures From Life’s Other Side (arr John Duffy) 1976
11. Myrna Lorrie: Life’s Changing Scene (Myrna Lorrie / Grasdhey) 1955 *
12. Gordon Lightfoot: Summer Side of Life (Gord Lightfoot) 1971 *
13. Long John Baldry: A Life Of Blues (Long John Baldry) 1986 *
14. Gene Autry: Life of Jimmy Rodgers (Gene Autry) 1933

*CanCon = 57%

Hour Two – The Other Side Of Life

1.   The Tremeloes: Me And My Life 1970
2.   Stitch In Tyme: Got To Get You Into My Life (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) 1966 *
3.   The Razorbacks: Scariest Night Of My Life (T Kenny) 1988 *
4.   Gerry Formanger: Life In The City (Gerry Formanger) 1982 *
5.   Pat Travers: My Life Is On The Line (Pat Travers) 1981 *
6.   The Eagles: Life In The Fast Lane (Joe Walsh / Don Henley / Glen Frey) 1976
7.   Jeff Healey Band: Life Beyond The Sky (Jeff Healey / Joe Rockman / Tom Stephen) 1990 *
8.   The Guess Who: Life In The Bloodstream (Burton Cummings) 1971 *
9.   Carey & Lurrie Bell: Highway Is My Life (Carey Bell Harrington) 1984
10. Motherlode: Hard Life (Steve Kennedy / Robert Smith / Ken Marco) 1970 *
11. The Beatles: In My Life (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) 1965
12. Wes Montgomery: A Day In The Life (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) 1967

*CanCon = 58%

Total CanCon = 57.5 %

February 6, 2017

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More and More Amor
Hour One: Hear this show now
Hour Two: Hear this show now
Hour One

1.   Stevie Ray Vaughan: Dirty Fool (D Bramhall / SR Vaughan) 1983
2.   Mott The Hoople: Darkness Darkness (Jesse Colin Young) 1971
3.   King Crimson: Easy Money (Robert Fripp / John Wetton / Palmer-James) 1973
4.   Ronnie Montrose: Outer Marker Inbound (Ronnie Montrose) 1988
5.   Scott Merritt: Wild Kingdom (Scott Merritt) 1989 *
6.   Blue Rodeo: Rebel (Jim Cuddy / Greg Keelor) 1987 *
7.   Spooky Tooth: Tobacco Road (JD Loudermilk) 1968
8.   Can: Hoolah Hoola (Can) 1989
9.   BTO: Takes A Lot Of People (BTO) 1978 *
10. Bobby Edwards & Art Devilliers: Beefeater’s Samba (B Edwards) 1974 *

CanCon = 40%

Hour Two

1.   Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass: More And More Amor (Sol Lake) 1965
2.   The Peels: Juanita Banana (T Howard / M Kenton) 1966
3.   Walter Ostanek Band: Mexican Hat Dance Polka (PD) 1975 *
4.   Willie Nelson: Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) 1978
5.   Jim Kweskin: Tumbling Tumbleweeds (Bob Nolan) 1979
6.   Robert Pinard: Reel de Trudeau (R Pinard) 1976 *
7.   The Canadian Aces: Crazy People (Canadian Aces) 1982 *
8.   Jim Mcharg’s Dixielanders: Ain’t gonna Give You None Of My Jelly Role (Clarence & Spencer Williams) 1967 *
9.   Salome Bey: You’re Gonna Fall (Russ Little) 1980 *
10. Oscar Peterson Trio: Cakewalk (Oscar Peterson) 1982 *
11. Donnie & The Dreamers: Teenage Love (Goldman / Catalano) 1961
12. Bill Deal & The Rhondels: May I (M Williams) 1969
13. Deep Purple: Speed King (Blackmore / Gillan / Glover / Lord / Paice) 1970
14. Julius La Rosa: Midnight In Moscow (Brand, Nassau, Soloviev, Sedoi, Matusovosky) 1962

CanCon = 42%

Total CanCon = 42%

Special Historical Programs

November 7, 2016

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The Beatles In Canada
Guest: Piers Hemmingsen
Hour One: Hear this show now
Hour Two: Hear this show now

Hour One

1.   The Beatles: Ain’t She Sweet (Jack Yellin / Milton Ager)
2.   The Beatles: Love Me Do (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) – Single version
3.   The Beatles: Love Me Do (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) – Album version
4.   The Beatles: Please Please Me (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
5.   The Beatles: From Me To You (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
6.   The Beatles: Thank You Girl (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
7.   The Beatles: Boys (Luther Dixon / Wes Farrell)
8.   The Beatles: It Won’t Be Long (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
9.   The Beatles: Don’t Bother Me (George Harrison)
10. The Beatles: Roll Over Beethovan (Chuck Berry)
11. The Beatles: I Wanna Be Your Man (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
12. The Beatles: Not A Second Time (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
13. The Beatles: Please Mister Postman (Dobbins / Garrett / Holland / Bateman / Gorman)
14. The Beatles: Sie Liebt Dich (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)

Hour Two

1.   The Beatles: A Hard Day’s Night (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
2.   The Beatles: I Should Have Known Better (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
3.   The Beatles: Can’t Buy Me Love (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
4.   The Beatles: This Boy(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
5.   The Beatles: I’m Happy Just To Dance With You (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
6.   The Beatles: I’ll Cry Instead (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
7.   The Beatles: Tell Me Why (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
8.   The Sattalites: She Loves You (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)*
9.   Short Turn: Hold Me Tight (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)*
10. Five Man Electrical Band: You’re Gonna Lose That Girl (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)*
11. Pulse Creek: I’ve Just Seen A Face (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)*
12. Stitch In Tyme: Got To Get You Into My Life (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)*
13. Denny Doherty: Here Comes The Sun (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) / Two of Us (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)*
14. Fraser & DeBolt: Don’t Let Me Down (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)*
15. Jeff Healey Band: While My Guitar Gently Weeps (George Harrison)*

CanCon = 28%

October 31, 2016

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Tribute to Stevedore Steve Foote RIP
and Autumn Songs
Hour One: Hear this show now
Hour Two: Hear this show now

Hour One – Tribute to Stephen J Foote aka Stevedore Steve (1936-2016)

1.   Stevedore Steve: Pickin’ In The Kitchen on a Saturday Night (Stephen J Foote) 2011 *
2.   Stevedore Steve: Fishin’ Boats Are Back (Stephen J Foote) 1968 *
3.   Stevedore Steve: Song of the Stevedore (Stephen J Foote) 1971 *
4.   Stevedore Steve: Ballad of Bill Fundy (Stephen J Foote) 1968 *
5.   Stevedore Steve: Hard Workin’ Men (Stephen J Foote) 1971 *
6.   Stevedore Steve: Log Train (Stephen J Foote) 1971 *
7.   Stevedore Steve: Log Drive on the Pickerell (Stephen J Foote) 1971 *
8.   Stevedore Steve: Lumberjack of the Miramichi (Stephen J Foote) 1995 *
9.   Stevedore Steve: Ballad of Giant McAskill (Stephen J Foote) 1971 *
10. Stevedore Steve: The Duke (Stephen J Foote) 1971 *
11. Stevedore Steve: Ballad of Kate and Luke (Stephen J Foote) 1972 *
12. Stevedore Steve: I’m A Truck Driver (Stephen J Foote) 1971 *
13. Stevedore Steve: Minto Miners (Stephen J Foote) 1971 *
14. Stevedore Steve: Cat Tracks On The Mountain (Stephen J Foote) 1972 *
15. Stevedore Steve: Fellow Man (Stephen J Foote) 1972 *
16. Stevedore Steve: Last Request (Stephen J Foote) 1972 *
17. Stevedore Steve: Lester The Lobster (Stephen J Foote) 1997 *

CanCon = 100%

Hour Two

1.   The Amboy Dukes: Migration (Ted Nugent) 1969
2.   Mac Beattie & Ottawa Valley Melodiers: Autumn Memories (Mac Beattie) 1970 *
3.   Tom Kelly: November Song (Tom Kelly) 1975 *
4.   The Esquires: Which Way The Wind Blows (Meehan / Stellman) 1964 *
5.   Grit Laskin: Middle of November (Grit Laskin) 1985 *
6.   David Campbell: November Town (David Campbell) 1984 *
7.   Allen Hume: November Rain (Allen Hume) 1984 *
8.   Chris Youlden: One October Day (C Youlden) 1973
9.   Bobby Vee: The Night Has A Thousand Eyes (Benjamin  Weisman / Dorothy Wayne / Marilyn Garrett) 1962
10. Oscar Brand: The Jolly Tinker (Trad) 1950 *
11. Hank LaRiviere: Something To Sing About (Oscar Brand) 1967 *
12. Charlie Adams: Blowin' In The Wind (Anuri Mut-titt Autu-ing Namat) (B Dylan) 197? *
13. Ian & Sylvia: Four Strong Winds (Ian Tyson) 1964 *
14: Sutherland, Gordon & Bird: A Blast of Wind (Trad) 1979 *

CanCon = 79%

October 17, 2016

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Jeremiah Quigley & Burd Show
Hour One: Hear this show now
Hour Two: Hear this show now


Hour One
CHOO, 1400 AM, Ajax – October 14, 1971
(the day of the Amchitka Bomb Test, Alaska)
The Jeremiah Quigley & Burd Show featuring Perry Goldberg as Jeremiah, Steve Fruitman as Burd

1.   Love Sculpture: The Stumble (Freddy King / Sonny Thompson) - 1969
2.   Fleetwood Mack: Searching For Madge (John McVie) - 1969
3.   The Byrds: This Wheel’s On Fire (Bob Dylan)
4.   Alice Cooper: Fields of Regret (Alice Cooper)
5.   British Modbeats: Somebody Help Me 1967 (J Edwards) – 1967 *
6.   Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: Wo Is A Me Bop (Don Van Vliet) - 1970
7.   King Crimson: 21st Century Schizoid Man (Fripp / McDonald / Giles / Lake / Sinfield) - 1969
8.   The Kinks: 20th Century Man (Ray Davies) - 1971
9.   Emmerson, Lake & Palmer: Knife’s Edge (Emmerson / Lake / Fraser) - 1971
10. Love Scupture: Mars (Gustav Holst) / Sabre Dance (Aram Khatchaturian)

Hour Two

1.   Heaven’s Radio: Uptown Babies  (Max Romeo) - 1979 *
2.   The Arthur Godfrey Show: The MC Quartet segment  - 1955 *
3.   The MC Quartet: Boom A De Boom (Art Snider / Rae) - 1956 *
4.   Roger Waters: Radio Waves (Roger Waters) - 1987
5.   Scott Merritt: Radio Home (Scott Merritt) – 1989 *
6.   Mark Haines & The Zippers: Radio Jungle (Mark Haines) – 1984 *
7.   Bruce Cockburn: Radio Shoes (Bruce Cockburn) 1981 *
8.   James Clark Institute: I Don’t Leave The Radio On Anymore (James Clark) – 2013 *
9.   David Formager: Radio Madness (David Formager) - 1979 *
10. Flying Squad: TV Cowboy 1991 *

Total CanCon = 45%

March 14, 2016

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I'm the guy on the  right
Picture taken at The Rock Pile 1969

Acts I've Seen Play Live
Hour One: Hear this show now
Hour Two: Hear this show now
Hour One

1.   The Beatles: Twist ? Shout (Bert Berns, Phil Medley) 1963
2.   Little Caeser ? The Consuls: Dancing in the Street (Marvin Gaye / William Stevenson / Ivy Jo Hunter) 1965*
3.   Bobby Curtola: Hitchhiker (B Curtola)* 1961
4.   The Dave Clark Five: Everybody Knows (Dave Clark / Lenny Davidson) 1964
5.   The Esquires: 36-24-36  (Welch / Marvin / Harris / Meehan) 1965 *
6.   Beachboys: Shut Down (Brian Wilson / Roger Christianson) 1963
7.   Gordon Lightfoot: For Lovin’ Me (Gordon Lightfoot) 1964 *
8.   The Rolling Stones: Heart of Stone (Jagger / Richards) 1964
9.   Lovin’ Spoonful: Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind (John Sebastian) 1965
10. The Supremes: Nothing But Heartaches (Holland / Dozier / Holland) 1965
11. The British Modbeats: Somebody Help Me (J Edwards) 1967 *
12. James Brown: No, No, No (James Brown) 1959
13. The Paupers: One Rainy Day (Skip Prokop / Adam Mitchell) 1967 *
14. Jimi Hendrix Experience: Castles Made of Sand (Jimi Hendrix) 1968
15. The Who: Boris The Spider (John Entwistle) 1966
16. McKenna Mendelson Mainline: Drive You (Mendelson Joe) 1969 *
17. The Fugs: Life Is Strange (Tuli Kupferburg) 1968
18. The Chambers Brothers: All Strung Out Over You (R Clark) 1968
19. The Mothers of Invention: Bacon Fat (Andre Williams / Devora Brown) 1968

Hour Two

1.   Crazy World of Arthur Brown: Fire (Arthur Brown / Vincent Crane) 1968
2.   Creedence Clearwater Revival: Born On The Bayou (John C Fogerty) 1969
3.   Howlin’ Wolf: Spoonful (Willie Dixon) 1960
4.   Johnny Winter: Mean Mistreater (J Gordon) 1969
5.   The Kinks: Waterloo Sunset (Ray Davies) 1967
6.   Stompin’ Tom Connors: Algoma Centra No. 69 (Tom C Connors) 1970 *
7.   The Flying Burrito Brothers: Six Days On The Road (C Montgomery / E Green) 1972
8.   King Crimson: Happy Family (Robert Fripp / Pete Sinfield) 1970
9.   Dick Nolan: Aunt Martha’s Sheep (Ellis Coles / Dick Nolan) 1972 *
10. Ry Cooder: Get Rhythm (Johnny Cash) 1987
11. John Prine: Paradise (John Prine) 1970
12. Murray McLauchlan: When You’re Young (And You Don’t Know Nothin’) (M McLauchlan) 1978 *
13. The Pogues: If I Should Fall From The Grace of God (Shane MacGowan) 1988
14. La Bottine Souriante: La Fille Engagere (Trad) 1987 *

CanCon = 33%

February 16, 2015

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After 45 Years...with Joe Kuroda
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       First Set
1.   Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Richard Strauss) 1970
2.   Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra: Coppelia Waltz (Leo Delibes) 1970
3.   Mothers of Invention: All Night Long (Joe Houston) 1969
4.   The Fugs: Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out (Ed Saunders / Timothy Leary / Ken Weaver) 1968
5.   Jimi Hendrix: May There Be Love (Jimi Hendrix) 1967
6.   BB King: Waitin’ On You (F. Washington / BB King)  1967
7.   Led Zeppelin: How Many More Times (Jimmy Page / John Bonham / John Paul Jones) 1969
8.   The Rolling Stones: 2,000 Light Years From Home (Keith Richard / Mick Jagger) 1967
9.   The Doors: Alabama Song (Kurt Weill / Bertolt Brecht) 1967
10. Ten Years After: Woman Trouble (Alvin Lee) 1969
11. Johnny Winter: I’m Yours ? I’m Hers (Johnny Winter) 1969
12. Cream: NSU (Jack Bruce) 1966
13. The Beegees: To Love Somebody (Barry Gibb / Robin Gibb) 1967

Second Set

1.   Mainline: Game of Love (Mendelson Joe) 1972
2.  Rush: Closer To The Heart (Lifeson / Lee / Peart / Talbot) 1977
3.   Grant Smith ? The Power: Keep On Runnin’ (J Edwards) 1968
4.   British Modbeats: Somebody Help Me (J Edwards) 1967
5.   The Ugly Ducklings: Just In Case You Wonder (Dave Byngham / Glynn Bell) 1966
6.   Levon ? The Hawks: Stones That I Throw 1965
7.   The Paupers: One Rainy Day (Adam Mitchell / Skip Prokop) 1967
8.   Mother Tucker’s Yellow Duck: Times Are Changing (McDougal / Law / Caldwell) 1969
9.   Kensington Market: Help Me (Eugene Martynek / Felix Pappalardi) 1969
10. Syrinx: Tumblers To The Vault (John Mills-Cockell / Doug Pringle / Alan Wells) 1971
11. Dick Nolan: Good Ol’ Newfie Outhouse (Harris / Cuff) 1975
12. Stompin’ Tom Connors: Fire In The Mine (T C Connors) 1971
13. Mandala: World Of Love (Domenic Troiano) 1968
14. The Majestics: Security (Otis Redding) 1969
15. It’s All Meat: Feel It (Ted MacKay / Rick McKim) 1969*

*CanCon 55%

December 15, 2014

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Paul White's Capitol Records 6000 Series

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Hour Two: Hear this show now

Hour 1 - 1962 - 67

1.   LeGarde Twins: My Shoes Keep Walkin’ Back To You (Ross / Wills)
2.   Rich Little:  Tribute To a Canadien (Rich Little)
3.   The Beachboys: Noble Surfer (Brian Wilson)
4.   Cliff Richard ? The Shadows: The Next Time (Kaye / Springer)
5.   The Beatles: Love Me Do (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
6.  The Beatles: It Won’t Be Long (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
7.   The Swinging Blue Jeans: Shake, Rattle And Roll (Chan Romero)
8    The Esquires: Which Way The Wind Blows (Meehan / Stellman)*
9.   The Animals: Gonna Send You Back To Walker (Johnny Mae Mathews / John Hammond Jr)
10  The Dave Clark Five: Everybody Knows (I Still Love You) (Dave Clark / Lenny Davidson)
11  Gerry ? The Pacemakers: Reelin’ And Rockin’ (Chuck Berry)
12  Adam Faith: I’ve Gotta See My Baby (Andrews)
13  Jack London ? The Sparrows: Take It Slow *
14  Dick Curless: Nine Pound Hammer (Trad)
15  The Staccatos: Song The City Sings (Lee Emmerson)*
16  The Big Town Boys: My Babe *
17  Chris Beard’s Canada Observed Cast: Maple Leif (Mr Erikson Arrives) (Chris Beard)*
18 The Hollies: Pay You Back With Interest (Alan Clarke / Tony Hicks / Graham Nash)

Hour Two 1967-83

1.   The Yardbirds: You’re A Better Man Than I (Mike Hugg, Brian Hugg)
2.   Pink Floyd: Flaming (Syd Barrett)
3.   Gary Buck: Calgary, Alberta (Ray Griff)*
4.   Mother Tucker's Yellow Duck: Times Are Changing (McDougal / Law / Caldwell) *
5.   Anne Murray: Thirsty Boots (Eric Andersen)*
6.   Shirley Eikhard: I’ll Be A Rover (Shirley Eikhard)*
7.   Christopher Kearney: Loosen Up (C Kearney)*
8.   Peter Donato: Cold Christmas (Peter Donato)*
9.   Sylvia Tyson: In My Hour Of Darkness (Gram Parsons / Emmy Lou Harris)*
10  Colleen Peterson: Dynamite Rock ? Roll Band (Jack Tobi)**
11  Long John Baldry: Stealer (Paul Kossoff / Andy Fraser / Paul Rogers)*
12  Klaatu: Blue Smoke (Klaatu)*
13  David Wilcox: Ting Ting (David Wilcox)*
14  Jack Kingston: Yodelling Cowboy (Jack Kingston)***

**Not on the 6000 series
***1st recording on Capitol by a Canadian

May 12, 2014

The Devil's Dream
Feature on George Wade and His Cornhuskers
Guest: Arthur Zimmerman
Hour One: Hear the Piecast
Hour Two: Hear the Piecast
Hour One:

1. Copper Penny – Sitting on a Poor Man’s Throne - 1971*
2. The Townsmen – Pineland Stomp 1966*
3. JB Hutto ? The Hawks – Pet Cream Man
4. John Hammond Jr – Memphis Town 1987*
5. Dick Dameron – Gonna Have a Party – 1959*
6. Ray St Germaine ? Sultans – She’s A Square – 1958*
7. Terry Black – Unless You Care - 1964*
8. Michael Tarry – At The Zoo – 1969*
9. Alberta Slim – When  It’s Apple Blossom Time in Annapolis Valley - 1963*
10. Myrna Lorrie – Life’s Changing Scene – 1955*
11. Hank Williams – I Could Never Be Ashamed of You - 1952
12. Mac Beattie – Log Driver’s Song - 1960*
13. Fred Dixon – Tribute To Stompin’ Tom - 1973*
14. Stompin’ Tom Connors – Handyman Blues - 1977*
15. Stevedore Steve – Mighty Pickerell River - 1971*
16. Ronnie Abramson – Light Up Your Love - 1978*

Hour Two: Feature on George Wade ? His Cornhuskers with guest Arthur Zimmerman

1.  George Wade + His Cornhuskers: Mason's Apron - 1931*
2.  George Wade + His Cornhuskers: Little Brown Jug - 1935*
3.  George Wade + His Cornhuskers: Waltz Quadrille - 1933*
4.  George Wade + His Cornhuskers: Devil's Dream - 1931*
5. George Wade + His Cornhuskers: Soldier's Joy - 1931*
6.  George Wade + His Cornhuskers: Arkansas Traveller - 1933*
7.  George Wade + His Cornhuskers: Haste To The Wedding - 1934*


Also Check out my interview with Canadian Fiddler, the late Graham Townsend from September 29, 1997 on George Wade and His Cornhuskers By clicking here.

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Sugar Camp 88 - November 27, 2013
 The Sugar Camp Years Finale
Guest: Don Francks
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The Playlist:
1.  LENNY BREAU: I'll See You In My Dreams
2.  BETTY CODY: Interviewed by Al Hawkes
3.  LENNY BREAU: Mean To Me
4.  THREE: A New Electric Chair
5.  DON FRANCKS: Dear Brother
6.  LORD BUCKLEY: Governor Slugwell
7.  DON FRANCKS: Mantis Praying
8.  LORD BUCKLEY: The Black Cross
9.  LORD BUCKLEY: The Train

Tom Connors
1936 - 2013
March 18, 2013
Special 2 hr Stompin' Tom Tribute Special
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The Playlist:
1. STOMPIN' TOM CONNORS: Happy Roving Cowboy
2. STOMPIN' TOM CONNORS: Luke’s Guitar – Bud

STEVE FOOTE: Interview

4. STOMPIN' TOM CONNORS: Reversing Falls Darling - Bud
5. STOMPIN' TOM CONNORS: Algoma Central - Arseneault


6. LEON GALLANT ? MIKE PENDERGAST: Song of the Irish Moss


7. STOMPIN' TOM CONNORS: Tribute to Wilf Carter
8. STOMPIN' TOM CONNORS: These Men with Broken Hearts – Roads of LIfe


9. STOMPIN' TOM CONNORS: Movin On To Rouyn

TOM: Interviewed on lack of radio airplay

10 STOMPIN' TOM CONNORS: The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom - Ballad
11. STOMPIN' TOM CONNORS: Saint John Blues


12 STOMPIN' TOM CONNORS: Lena Katheleen

TOM: Interview about awards


13 STOMPIN' TOM CONNORS: Bush of Buctouche (The Doot Song)


14 STOMPIN' TOM CONNORS: Gumboot Clogeroo
15 STOMPIN' TOM CONNORS: A Damn Fine Song For A Miner (Muck n' Slushers)


17 STOMPIN' TOM CONNORS: Take me Back to Old Alberta

TIM HUS: Interview

18 TIM HUS: My Hockey Mum
19 STOMPIN' TOM CONNORS: I am the Wind

Lena and Tom Connors
Sugar Camp 44 - December 19, 2012
A Last Christmas with Stompin' Tom
His Last Interview Ever
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Sugar Camp 27 - August 23, 2012
Timmins 100
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Featuring the following artists:

Jerry Cole - The Shaftmen - The Fallen Leaves
Stevedore Steve - Sons of Maxwell - Grievous Angels
the blackflies - Bob May - Gordon Murray Lapierre
Frank Mahovlich - Steve Paul Simms - Buddy MacMaster
The Rankin Family
Dr. Stompin' Tom Connors

Salut! Marcel Gagnon 1945 - 2012
May 10, 2012

Marcel and Steve, 1978
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Featuring the following artists:

Isadore Soucy - Belzebuth - Philippe Gagnon
Gordon Lightfoot - Dick Nolan - Roy Taylor
Tex Lecor - Dominique Tremblay and Philippe Gagnon - Garalou
Alan Gerber - John Reischman ? the Jaybirds - Aime Gagnon
Robert David - La Bottine Souriante
Dr. Stompin' Tom Eh!

January 5, 2012
Program 594

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Featuring the following artists:

Rick Fielding - Mac Beattie - Reg Hill
Barney McAfferey
on The Great North Wind
October 19, 1992

Barney was one of those guys that brought sunshine to the greatest depths of darkness. Wherever he went, he was a happy man, and happiness rained out of his accordion. I met him, for the first time, at Harbourfront Centre, as he was involved with an accordion themed weekend called The Big Squeeze. At sound check he started playing a Mac Beattie song 'The Lake Dore Waltz'. Then we became friends. He visited me if, and when, he was in Toronto; slept at our place a couple of times and left the distinct scent of the barn from his farm up in Wilno, in the Ottawa Valley.

His story is unique, and brought to life on-air, as both he and I got on so well, that it pours out through the speakers. He's got his accordion and his songs and his stories and his humour. He had been a member of The Wilno Express and recorded two LPs. He was one of the founders of the Killaloe community radio station and did several shows a week there for a while. He was a photographer of nudes in nudist camps (strickly professional, of course). A clown. A jester. He jammed with Lenny Breau. Was a member of the Catholic Worker Movement. And he thanks everyone who's ever helped him in a song.

January 14, 2010
Canadian Vocal Quartets of the '50s
Guest: Ken McRae
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Program 499
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Featuring the music of
The Four MCs - The Crew Cuts - The Diamonds
The Four Lads - The Arthur Godfrey Talent Show -
The Nobles - The Two-Tones

Things pan out in the most unusal ways sometimes. Like when a friend of mine was going out with a girl who's dad once sang on the Arthur Godfrey Show out of New York, and had a 78 recording of it! As a young man he got into a vocal singing quartet and like Canadian Legends, The Crewcuts and The Four Lads, they made their way to New York City. But alas, the story detours here coz the MC Quartet only ever made one side of music (as their own), an Art Snider production called Boom A De Boom, cashing in on the success of Sh-Boom. (The other side of their record was the boys backing up Miss Toronto:


So I was joined by an original MC Quartetter: Ken MacRae, who tells us all one needs to know to appreciate the greatness of the vocal quartet phenominon. Still gets dozens of hits per month.

May 21, 2009
For Your Consideration
Guest: Taylor Mitchell with Chris Stringer

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Program 468
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This has to be the NUMBER ONE HEARTBREAKER OF ALL TIME show. I interviewed this intelligent, mature 18 year old rookie who had just released her first CD. She was so full of life, excited by her new opportunities, her summer tour, the people she was meeting in the biz. Her honesty was what shined the most. She performed three songs, live, and we played a couple off the album. It would be the one and only program of its kind.

Five months later Taylor Mitchell was pronounced dead after a coyote attack in the security of a well trodden trail through one of Canada's premier National Parks in Cape Breton. She was on her first tour, playing coffee houses and folk clubs through Atlantic Canada. Everyone was so bewildered. The news began to seep across national lines: the British music mag MOJO wrote a short eulogy to her. I was dumbstruck when I heard the news and then I noticed that I was getting thousands of downloads of this particular show. And it hasn't let up since. I get about 100 downloads a month by just having it here. But it's a show that I, personally, cannot listen to without wanting to cry. It's just too close to the bone for my liking.

But she was wonderful.

Paul Lyon's Choices
February 14, 2008

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Paul and I have been best of buds for over 3 decades. He's turned me on to a lot of great music. He shares some of it with us on this program. This picture was not staged: we were actually at Senor Lyon's cottage, up in Bala, which is right beside the train track that I recorded that fantastic train that I used to use to end my Back To The Sugar Camp shows with. You'd swear that some of those trains feel like they're coming right through the place. And one of the ideas I got for BTSC was to have pies for you all, each week. Lovely pies. I also taped his wood stove, which I used to use on the program. Lots of stuff in my life has manifest because of my association with Paul Lyon.

This was a wonderful show filled with great music that Paul has grown to love. Here's the playlist:

JEAN CARIGNAN: The Hangman's Reel (Trad)

DJANGO REINHARDT: Minor Swing (D Reinhardt / S Grappelli)

THE BAND: Whispering Pines (R Manuel / JR Robertson)

ROBERT JR. LOCKWOOD: Ramblin' On My Mind (R Johnson)

THE GRIEVOUS ANGELS: Red Deer to Margaree (C Angus)

BUDDY HOLLY: Maybe Baby (N Petty / B Holly)

DUKE ELLINGTON ? JOHN COLTRANE: In A Sentimental Mood (D Ellington)

ART HODES: Plain Ol' Blues (A Hodes)

MILTY TANNIS: The Milty Beats (Milty)

AIM? GAGNON: Reel de la seigneurie (Trad)

LOUIS ARMSTRONG: West End Blues (K Oliver)

THE RHEOSTATICS: Helpless (N Young)

STEVEDORE STEVE: Log Drive on the Pickerel (S Foote)

Great North Wind Classic
Chris Hadfield
Canadian Astronaut
April 2, 1998

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It's not that often that a Canadian astronaut comes asking to play live music on my programs. But it did happen once!

I met Air Canada pilot Dave Hadfield (of Barrie, ON) at a gig promoting outdoor adventures. He was singing songs about float planes and DC3s, so I was interested. Turns out he is Chris Hadfield's brother. So I invited Dave onto my Great North Wind program. Afterwards, 3 quarters in jest, I said that Chris was always welcome to come and perform on my show. Little did I realize that I was making things happen - and quick!

Two weeks later, Dave phones: "Steve, are you still intersted in having Chris on your show?" Well, yahhh! So I got to spend the better part of an hour interviewing him and getting him to play songs that he and his brother have written. (Dave was on the show too.)

You do realize, don't you, that Chris Hadfield had the first guitar in outer space, and was the first person to play a guitar off this planet, and that he sung for a TV audience his 'Canadian Tire, Last Bastian of Men' song.  It's all here folks. And so is talk about space and 2001 and what it's like to work in space.....really neat stuff.

Great North Wind Classic
Graham Townsend on
George Wade and His Cornhuskers
September 29, 1997

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What's so special about these guys? They were Canadian recording pioneers and one of the first Trans-Canadian All-Star band whom he called 'His Cornhuskers'. Lead by George Wade, a fiddler who could call a good square dance, the band included some of the best Canadian musicians, inlcuding a teen-aged Jean Carignan. They played big ballrooms at the major hotels of the day, and it is said that after witnessing the finesse and professionalism of such a band, the great Don Messer decided to put a band together like Wade's.

The band recorded in the mid-30s for RCA Victor, 26 sides of music.

On this program I was joined by Canadian fiddle sensation, the late Graham Townsend, who filled in many gaps of the George Wade story. Graham's dad, Fred, was a Bernardo child, and was brought over to Canada from the United Kingdom and given to a traveling circus act. It was there that Fred learned to play the harmonica and call a square dance. Fred actually made one recording with George Wade and His Cornhuskers. Oddly enough, Fred became good friends with Messer and that was how Graham was brought to the great masters attention. Messer recorded 9 year old Graham's composition, 'The Princess Elizabeth Two-Step' in 1951. Really: this was a great show. Graham provided the music (on a cassette) from his own collection of George Wade 78s.

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