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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 24Sep 17Sep 10Sep 3Aug 27Aug 20Aug 13Aug 6

 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 FriendsLes Fraises Et Les Framboises
2.Carignan, JeanLord Macdonald's Reel
3.Hensworth, WadeThe Land Of The Muskeg
4.Peaychew, WilliamCree Greeting Song
5.Morin, AldorLe Reel De L'harmonica
6.Loewen Family OrchestraThe Northern Trappers' Rendezvous
7.Mills, AlanThe Alberta Homesteader
8.Halderman, AnneA Poor Lone Girl In Saskatchewan
9.Mills, AlanWhen The Ice Worms Nest Again
10.Triggs, Stanley G.The Oda G.
11.James, KarenThe Ballad Of Weldon Chan
12.Jeannotte, GaspardChanson De Riel
13.Kines, TomTim Finnegan's Wake
14.Mills, AlanI's The B'y
15.Rubin, RuthTonts, Tonts!
16.Owens, CharlesThe Welcome Table
17.Arbuckle, Mikkelson, And CliftonThe Heel And Toe Polka
18.Burn Stick, WilliamCree Prisoner's Song
19.Mills, AlanUn Canadien Errant
20.Sullivan, GeraldineMaggie Howie
21.Cremo, Lee TrioConstitution Breakdown
22.Millers, The'n Uair Nighidu Tu
23.Mills, AlanAnti-Confederation Song
24.Morin, EdgarDanse Carre
25.Hemsworth, WadeThe Black Fly Song
26.Abbott, O.J.Hogan's Lake
27.Mills, AlanShe's Like The Swallow
28.Arbuckle, Mikkelson, And CliftonThe Gay Gordons
29.Clutesi, GeorgeNootka Farewell Song
30.Stoddard, SandyMoose And Bear Calls