Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Us and Bobby McGee

For no reason in particular, the choruses of eight Saskatchewan versions of "Me and Bobby McGee" playing at the same time:

Monday, February 11, 2019

Give The Spirit Back: Saskatchewan Tributes To Louis Riel




Give The Spirit Back
Saskatchewan Tributes To Louis Riel: 1963 - 1986

An ever-growing compendium of vinyl-sourced tributes to Louis Riel, recorded by Saskatchewan artists.

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Or enjoy the mix via YouTube:



Jim Munro - Riel
Winston Wuttunee - They Hung Him
Jeff Howard - Riel Riel
Phil Boyer - Louis Riel
The Jubilee Folk Singers - Riel Riel
Joseph Gaspard Jeanotte - Chanson de Riel

Art by Benjamin Hettinga.



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
19??
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
1977
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
19??
Waffle

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 CFCR.ca and archived here within a day or two of its airing: https://soundcloud.com/prairietopine


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."