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PostPosted: February 25th, 2008, 12:08 pm 
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Wow,
How could I forget about our national treasure Molly Johnson!
She's been around for decades and for those who are not familiar with her, please check it out!!


http://www.mollyjohnson.com/altamoda.htm

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Jeff Healy died today.

Mar 02, 2008 08:28 PM
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Canadian rock and jazz musician Jeff Healey died Sunday in a Toronto hospital after a battle with cancer, his publicist said.

He was 41.

Healey's battle with cancer began at age one when he lost his sight due to Retinoblastoma, a rare form of retinal cancer.

Due to his blindness, Healey taught himself to play guitar by laying the instrument across his lap.

His unique playing style, combined with his blues-oriented vocals, earned him a reputation as a teenage musical prodigy. He shared stages with George Harrison, B.B. King and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

But Healey's true love was jazz, the genre that dominated his three most recent albums.

His death came weeks before the release of his first rock album in eight years.

Mess of Blues is slated for a North American release on April 22.

Much of Healey's commercial success came as the frontman for the Jeff Healey Band, a Juno-winning act that achieved platinum record sales in the United States with the 1988 record See the Light.

Despite deteriorating record sales in the 1990's, Healey kept busy with radio shows on the CBC and a local Toronto jazz station where he spun long-forgotten classics from his personal collection of more than 30,000 vinyl records.

The Grammy-nominated musician is survived by his wife Christie and two children.

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Well that is a real shame indeed - a charming warm guy. I saw him this summer at a small outdoor venue playing the very old jazz material he loved. More than his trumpet or guitar playing or singing, what stood out was his humbleness, humour, and singular thrill of the collective musical experience.

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Wow...that really is sad...I met him back in the 80s when he was at the top of the charts.....was the anti-thesis of the spoiled rock star ..was funny and a walking library on jazz...The Music world lost a great fan and performer.....Condolences to his family.....

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Another band that did not get its fair share of publicity and success is Grievous Angels.
Chuck Angus was the leader (he is now Charlie Angus NDP MP for Timmins-James Bay ).
I bought their CD's directly from Chuck about 7 years ago (they are not easy to get but are worthwhile pursuing).

http://www.maplemusic.com/artists/gan/disc.asp

http://www.charlieangus.net/newsitem.php?id=26

Parliamentarian of the year article (scroll down to Charlie Angus):

http://www.macleans.ca/article.jsp?cont ... 592&page=5

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8)

Your Love . . . gives me such a thrill . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_iQZiVD ... re=related

Warning:Left brain advisory!!!!!



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under the guise of relatively unknown, and for BK, cute & fresh canadians. plus she's uniquely talented - the bonus is the outdoor theme - maybe someone else will like this artsy thang.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWJxTWQHH6s

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Hi Mark, you probably know - Basia Bulat seems to be one of this country's newest & hottest indie stars. I suspect she won't be unknown for long.
Hear more Basia here: http://radio3.cbc.ca/bands/Basia-Bulat/ and here she is in concert: http://radio3.cbc.ca/play/concert/Basia-Bulat-2007-12-12/

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for ALL the wordsmiths the cryptic and intriguing zen buddha of bob dylan. I have seen him twice but never like this... turn it up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRwKudE2 ... re=related


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I looked for this for quite a while...... The Man.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p787S_Ky5lU

He's touring again...1st time in 15 years. Go see him. When he's gone, the world will be an emptier place........

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Another Cohen classic for Watersong http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30egIKHT ... re=related
And one for Ghost Brigade- A Dylan staple, here's the original http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ced8o50G ... re=related
And the version most people know http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LoBwkVL ... re=related.
Uhoh, I'm showing my age :doh: :D

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Who remembers this? Warning may make you ill.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UV3kRV46Zs

I remember my aunt watched him every week.. nothing could get in her way..


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wow Kim - that is incredible! Thanks. The notes on youtube are exceptionally accurate and funny too.

An unsettling performance of "The Chicken Dance," performed by dancer and former Mouseketeer Bobby Burgess along with his gawky offspring. Bobby is the son-in-law of the late accordionist Myron Floren, both of whom were long-time performers on "The Lawrence Welk Show." Myron himself provides musical accompaniment after introducing the "performance," which takes place on an eerily barren, dungeon-like stage. This clip has all the classic, premeditated, cornball Welk staginess, minus the talent. Also, everyone has that trademark, desperately forced Welk smile. What fun!

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warning temporary hijack:

Who can remember the original Mouseketeers?

Yikes, I can!


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!970 - the Festival Express - across Canada by train with

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp8_mny36m8[/url]
and
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PJwxQrm8Os[/url]
and
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPjPWTCaIWU[/url]
and
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9MAQRSjHOY[/url]

Don't think they ever played the Ed Sullivan show but they did play the Smothers Brothers show 8)
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1cfTMdjkYM[/url]

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