Saturday, September 22, 2018

Close Relations

Both sides of an excellent late-70s/early-80s single from Saskatoon's Close Relations.

Close Relations are:

  • Dianne Bateman
  • Norma Bovill
  • Candace Heath
  • Laurie Hitchings
  • Rose Jordan
  • Elsie Laroque
  • Shirlie McVittie
  • Arlene Mongovius
  • Danita Mongovius
  • Lesley Mongovius
  • Diane Morgan
  • Laverne Szejvolt

Associate Close Relations:

  • Toni Croswell
  • Elizabeth Heath
  • Melinda Mongovius
  • Lorelie Morris
  • Cathy Pambrun
  • Mickey Trachsel

Produced by Jerry Lucky
Recorded at Starfield Productions, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Rocky Top / Comes A Time
Starfield Productions

Monday, August 20, 2018

Gordon Pendleton - I'm A Loser

A gorgeous rural treatment of an early Beatles song.

Gordon Pendleton
Something To Believe In
Eagle Creek

Friday, September 29, 2017

Geoffrey Ursell - Moose Jaw Meetin'

A fiery Moose Jaw protest song.

 Geoffrey Ursell
Moose Jaw Meetin' / The Energy Waltz

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Idols - Reajean / I've Been Inside

1980 single from the Pre-Northern Pikes Saskatoon band The Idols. Released by Eagle Creek Records. Jay Semko - Bass, Vocals Merl Bryck - Lead Vocal Nigs - Drums Neil Morgan - Guitar, Synthesizer, Vocals Robin Billinton - Distorted Guitar

Friday, May 19, 2017

Prairie to Pine Radio Show

Prairie to Pine is an exploration of the province's near-forgotten musical history, presented alongside with related history and ephemera. It's broadcast weekly on Wednesdays at 7pm CST on CFCR 90.5FM Saskatoon Community Radio. Worldwide at and archived here within a day or two of its airing:

For the first episode, I was joined in the studio by my pal Clayton Linthicum of Kacy & Clayton. We talked a bit about Saskatchewan music from the past, their summer plans, and he laid down a killer version of my favourite song from this province, Jim Munro's "Snowgoose."

Sunday, April 2, 2017


A "Records From Saskatchewan" YouTube channel can now be found here. Expect miscellaneous uploads, such as this Ernie Valentine and Dorius Dyrland song I haven't been able to get out of my head for months.


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Kuriakos - "My Sweet Lord"

Lately, I'm rather taken by this homespun George Harrison cover, as found on the lone album from Kuriakos (Belonging to the Lord).

Twelve young people, "belonging to the Lord", is what KURIAKOS is all about. Selected by auditions from across Canada, they came together in the spring of 1971 to prepare for an intense summer of singing and travel which took them to New Brunswick in the east and VanCouver in the west.

Kuriakos was sponsored by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada through its Divison of Congregational Life (based in Saskatoon), and four of its twelve members were from Saskatchewan.