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On 3/5/2017 at 3:59 AM, kjrwe said:

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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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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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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On 4/21/2017 at 2:56 AM, kjrwe said:

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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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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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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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: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU94WA8imsU&t=51s

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Bill Amesbury - another good Toronto boy, there! (as Don Cherry would say).

 

That song is so implanted in my system - every time I hear the name, or read the name - Virginia - anywhere, any time - I immediately start singing "Virginia, touch me like you do". Every time.

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Okay, Steppenwolf and 'Born to Be Wild'.

 

What's the Canadian Connection?

 

Well, to begin with, John Kay - the lead singer, who was born in Germany, moved to Toronto and joined 'The Sparrows' , who frequently played in Yorkville's (ie: The Village) Bars and Coffee Houses. I remember well at the age of 17 standing outside on a Friday night listening to the music filter out.

 

Additionally, the song was written by Dennis Edmonton (who would change his name to Mars Bonfire), a native of Oshawa, Ontario and a member of The Sparrows also - and was written during the Sparrows time but not recorded until the Sparrows had disbanded and Steppenwolf had formed.

 

 

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