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
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."