Various Artists / Classic Canadian Songs
Album: Classic Canadian Songs   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Jul 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-07-23 Pull Date: 2006-09-24 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Sep 24 Sep 17 Sep 10 Sep 3 Aug 27 Aug 20 Aug 13 Aug 6
Airplays: 1 1 3 1 2 1 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 15, 2015: Clean Copper Radio
The Gay Gordons
4. Sep 25, 2006: Welcome to the Pleasuredome
Tim Finnegan's Wake
2. Dec 31, 2011: Music Casserole
The Welcome Table
5. Sep 19, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
Les Fraises Et Les Framboises
3. Oct 11, 2006: Baptism of Solitude
Moose And Bear Calls
6. Sep 12, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
Les Fraises Et Les Framboises

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-07-21
Oh Canada! Another solid release from Smithsonian, exploring the rich & varied musical heritage of Canada. Sung in a variety of languages (no FCCs), they range from toe-tapping folk to traditional Native Canadian tribal songs, to historical tunes celebrating the trappers, traders, and sailors of Canada’s past. Read the notes for fascinating information on each. I really enjoyed every track and you really can’t go wrong just selecting something at random but, in the interest of space, I’ll just single out these:

1. Bright & bouncy medley of French-Canadian call/response tunes.
2. A classic Irish reel for fiddle & step dance.
4. Traditional Cree greeting song for chant & hand drum.
5. Fast harmonica-driven reel w/guitar & step dance.
6. Old-time recording, midtempo trapper-man folk song.
9. Guitar & male vox, midtempo love song…with worms.
10. Mandolin & vox, midtempo B.C. tugboat song
13. Toe-tapping Irish drinking song.
14. Tripping folk classic for guitar/vox. Fun & kind of lazy.
16. Old, scratchy recording, African-Canadian spiritual. Midtempo.
18. Chant/drum Cree song.
24. Claps, stepping, a live , upbeat square dance w/caller/fiddles.
25. Oddly catchy midtempo ode to the blackflies.
28. Upbeat version of “Scotland the Brave.” Bright, old-timey dance

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Carignan, Jean And Friends Les Fraises Et Les Framboises
2. Carignan, Jean Lord Macdonald's Reel
3. Hensworth, Wade The Land Of The Muskeg
4. Peaychew, William Cree Greeting Song
5. Morin, Aldor Le Reel De L'harmonica
6. Loewen Family Orchestra The Northern Trappers' Rendezvous
7. Mills, Alan The Alberta Homesteader
8. Halderman, Anne A Poor Lone Girl In Saskatchewan
9. Mills, Alan When The Ice Worms Nest Again
10. Triggs, Stanley G. The Oda G.
11. James, Karen The Ballad Of Weldon Chan
12. Jeannotte, Gaspard Chanson De Riel
13. Kines, Tom Tim Finnegan's Wake
14. Mills, Alan I's The B'y
15. Rubin, Ruth Tonts, Tonts!
16. Owens, Charles The Welcome Table
17. Arbuckle, Mikkelson, And Clifton The Heel And Toe Polka
18. Burn Stick, William Cree Prisoner's Song
19. Mills, Alan Un Canadien Errant
20. Sullivan, Geraldine Maggie Howie
21. Cremo, Lee Trio Constitution Breakdown
22. Millers, The 'n Uair Nighidu Tu
23. Mills, Alan Anti-Confederation Song
24. Morin, Edgar Danse Carre
25. Hemsworth, Wade The Black Fly Song
26. Abbott, O.J. Hogan's Lake
27. Mills, Alan She's Like The Swallow
28. Arbuckle, Mikkelson, And Clifton The Gay Gordons
29. Clutesi, George Nootka Farewell Song
30. Stoddard, Sandy Moose And Bear Calls