Today’s collection includes some country rock, some classic staples, some music from my favourite city and some really sappy 70′s pop.
“Try Walking Away”
Murray had a strong career in the 70′s and 80′s, writing and recording many current staples on Canadian classic radio. Unfortunately, he never hit mainstream elsewhere.
“Where Evil Grows”
Smaltzy Canadian pop at its’ best (worst?). The Poppy Family had a string of North American hits in the late 60′s and early 70′s. The group was made up of Susan and Terry Jacks.
4. Northern Pikes
“She Aint Pretty”
Hello Saskatoon, Canada‘s greatest city.
BTO’s very first release, very different from everything they did afterwards. My favourite song by them by a country mile. This clip is of Randy Bachman only, but it is live and is at a great venue in Vancouver called the Commodore Ballroom. Great groove.