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Popular Music: The Canadian Connection


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#1 darkblue

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 08:05 AM

The early 70's brought us Montreal's Gino Vannelli.

 

The first album I heard from him was 1975's 'Storm at Sunup', which was quite popular with some of the women I knew at the time. Not so much the men - a little too romantic-sexy for them I think.

 

I liked it quite a lot - more than any of the much larger hits he'd have later on.

 

Here's the album in its entirety: 

 


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Posted 13 May 2017 - 10:15 AM

Anyone here remember BREEDING GROUND?

 

https://en.wikipedia...g_Ground_(band)

 

 

In nine years of existence, Breeding Ground released 2 LPs, 2 EPs, one greatest-hits CD and 3 music videos.

 


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:34 AM

Anyone here remember BREEDING GROUND?

 

https://en.wikipedia...g_Ground_(band)

 

I used to date the brother of one of the members, several years after they disbanded.

He was an all around talented artist and last I knew he was working in a Toronto special effects studio creating all sorts of weird props.



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 10:19 AM

I like the Band a lot, too. Here are a couple more by them that I enjoy.

 

 

 


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 10:04 AM

More from The Band. This is heart-breakingly beautiful. I especially love the part, around 2:30, when the two voices follow one another.

 


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:50 AM

Here's one of of the best bands ever to come out of this country ( ok, they got their start with a couple of Americans, and the drummer's from Arkansas....but still, 80% Canadian. And all their songs were written by a Canadian.)

 

Ophelia, where have you gone?

 


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:06 AM

Arguably Vancouver band 54-40's biggest single (although 1998's 'Since When' did chart higher):

 

 

 

Damn, db ! You're always coming up with Canadian music I've never heard - or even heard of.  Sounds like 54-40 had a good strong pop sensibility.


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 10:05 PM

Arguably Vancouver band 54-40's biggest single (although 1998's 'Since When' did chart higher):

 


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 07:14 PM

Thanks again!  :)

 

I wasn't around in those days, but I sure can enjoy the music from that time period.

 

Late 50s and early 60s were the best for music, for sure!  B)



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Posted 23 April 2017 - 12:53 AM

Thank you kindly, darkblue!

 

You're welcome. Here's the other one you mentioned.

 


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 11:44 PM

Thank you kindly, darkblue!

 

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 01:04 PM

I can't remember if I mentioned Pat Hervey on this thread.

 

Lately I've been enjoying two of her songs:

 

Tears of Misery

 

Mr. Heartache

 

(both from the sixties).

 

Early 60's in Toronto was paradise!

 


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:56 AM

I can't remember if I mentioned Pat Hervey on this thread.

 

Lately I've been enjoying two of her songs:

 

Tears of Misery

 

Mr. Heartache

 

(both from the sixties).



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:17 AM

Vancouver's Prism released a terrific album in 1979 called 'Armageddon'.

 

Here's a track from it.

 


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 02:20 AM

Early 80's sure was gold for this Canadian group.

 


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Posted 25 March 2017 - 08:53 PM

Before Terry married Susan and they went on to form The Poppy Family and score some massive international hits, he had this modest hit here in Canada in summer of 1970.

 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:20 PM

I heard this song today on the radio. I loved it. I'd heard of the Strumbellas, but I was unaware they were Canadian. I'm proud to say they are. 

 

Any song with a title like "Young and Wild" deserves a listen. Turn it way up and shake it.

 


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:38 PM

Anne Murray does a great job on almost anything she sings. I love her singing.

 

 

I especially like her song Can I Have This Dance? (or whatever it's called). It's not often that I listen to such a modern song so often, but I absolutely adore that one.



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 06:12 PM

I think that Anne Murray did a great job of the Everly Bros song Walk Right Back.

 

Anne Murray does a great job on almost anything she sings. I love her singing.

 


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Posted 05 March 2017 - 03:59 AM

I just realized that I haven't said anything about female artists. 

 

Usually I prefer male singers. I love a nice strong male voice, preferably deep.

 

There are a couple of songs by Pat Hervey which I like, and a few by Anne Murray.

 

I think that Anne Murray did a great job of the Everly Bros song Walk Right Back.






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