Chateau Dietrich

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

My Vinyl Attic - Bob Burchill - Will I Ever Get to Heaven (1977)



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The vinyl on this was a bit clicky but cleaned up wonderfully.  Nice folk album from the Perth County alum.  Very enjoyable.

Today, I received an email from Mr. Burchill, himself!  Apparently, he used to refer to the album as Perth County Does Not Exhaust.  (which I personally thought was very amusing)

He also writes about "Will I Ever Get to Heaven".

"David Woodhead on Bass, Brian lee [Griffin] on guitar Jerome Jarvis Percussion, Kim Dechamps on Dobro,Recorded in Waterloo at CKMS ..It is available on remastered CD these days..the album sold out ..Still my best/favorite band effort.  

The bass, Woody's 2nd album, it is on a 4 track..all tracks had to be doubled or tripled , perfect from end to end ,"you got more with less" [George Graves at JAMF[Just another mastering facilliy, yorkville ]]... is well, need I say ..all the people on it have had magnifico careers..Cedar Tree [Hutts Biggs prod.] etc"


This terrific album is available on CD and the link below.  





 Info Stolen from This Great Site


Raised on a Dublin, Ontario farm, he grew up playing piano accompaniment for his father who played Don Messer style fiddle [South-western Ontario Celtic].  Bob played tunes on the harmonica for his classmates at any opportunity.

1962-65 Bob’s other great love was trains. When he got his first job off the farm, it was as a relief Station Agent for the C.N.R.

Rompin’ Ronnie Hawkins [Mr. Dynamo] was a great inspiration to him, and so too  was the bluesy groove of Jimmy Reed’s music.   One night he heard … “the chimes of freedom”…and he bought a Bob Dylan album………
Six months later ….he sold his 65 Mustang…grew a beard…quit his job…bought a guitar… learned his first songs Blowin’ in the Wind and Times Are A’ Changin’.
After returning from backpacking across Europe, he returned to Canada where he first met Duke Wilson, who was then working at the Black Swan Coffeehouse in Stratford Ontario.
Bob stayed in Stratford, ran the espresso machine at the Black Swan … He hitched rides to the west coast playing coffeehouses, .. then, to the east coast, .. where he got a job as helmsman on a Greek freighter, the S.S. Hadsund and went to Ireland to kiss the Blarney Stone and on to Spain and Morocco……
1965-75 At the THE BLACK SWAN...Bob met and jammed with some of the folks.. Cedric Smith, Richard Keelan, Misty Wizards, Fred Baue, Jackie Washington, Terry Jones, Doug McArthur, Stan Rogers , Valdy , David Woodhead, Jude Crocker, John Jackson, Colin Linden, Jerome Jarvis, Brent Titcomb, Pierre Pot, Colleen Peterson, Bob Carpenter….the list goes on…

In Toronto, Bob studied Classical guitar with Carl Van Feggelin and flatpicking with Dave Wilcox.

In 1968, Bob Burchill moved to Winnipeg where he taught guitar ..and played back-up guitar and Mandolin with The Chicken Flats String Band.  He also learned more about prairie style fiddle from Fyddler Zeuf.
1969 Bob was hired to be the guitarist in an show “Spoon River Anthology”.   Toronto became his home where he worked as a fiddler/actor in a play at the Bathurst Church Theatre called “She Named it Canada Because That Was What It Was Called”.
1970 Bob became a full time player and one of the lead singers with “Perth County Conspiracy does not exist”…He shared the singing and stage with Cedric Smith,  Richard Keelan, mime “Pierre Pot”, Terry Jones, Judy Crocker, and David Balser.
1973…Perth County released the, What Bus? album on Rumour Records with three of Bob’s songs on it. [Sad Stories, Kingdoms, Earthbound]
During that time, Bob  toured coast to coast several times playing University concert halls, coffeehouses, and Jubilee auditoriums.
1974 Bob's  song Black Creek released as a single on the Mushroom label.
Cabin Fever, 19751975 saw the release of his first solo album “Cabin Fever”.  He decided to form his own band, a Concert /Boogie concept .. so, the band The Perth County Express does not exhaust was formed, and Bob played at various festivals the next three years. Some of those were Festival of Friends, Northern Lights/Festival Boreal, Blue Skies, Ottawa Folk Fest, Home County Fest, and …The Riverboat in Yorkville.
During the early period of Bob’s music, he had the pleasure of being the first artist to record David Woodhead on an album.. also guitarist John Jackson and later guitarist Brian Lee Griffith,   and percussionist/drummer Jerome Jarvis.
Will I ever Get To Heaven, 19771977 Bob and Perth County Express recorded the album, “Will I Ever Get To Heaven” [a hobo’s spiritual] an it was released with very favourable reviews.
1979-80…Bob formed “Nearly Normal” , a duo with Glen Soulis of Kitchener.
Hugs, 1980In 1980, he recorded his third solo Album “Hugs…Bob Burchill…of songs of love and rain, with John Till and Ken Kalmusky, and other fine musicians.   He also developed a good big repertoire of Irish Pub songs
1981-84..  Bob formed Two Blue,  a duo with Caroline Danowski, played dining rooms and concerts, and released an album on cassette, also titled “Two Blue” [1983].
1985-89 formed “Wild & Blue” with Phil Blackler, a local rocker,… and was lead singer/guitarist/fiddler, of the group.
1990-93 Bob was the lead guitarist of “Partners, Brothers and Friends”, a dance band.
In 1989 Bob started a music teaching studio in St. Marys, Ont., ... as  sort of a folklore centre…. It was called “R.B Music”. For 12 years he busily taught students of all ages how to make music on a variety of instruments; Guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bass, and keyboards.. Bob ran his shop in the “Stonetown” until July, 2001. His motto “Play skillfully with a loud noise...’ ps.33v3.
He developed his Pioneer show for the Avon Valley Historical Society, Fryfogle Tavern, School program in 1992. Children come to the Settlers Tavern on the historic Huron Trail, at Shakespeare on Hywy #8 and spend the day doing pioneer crafts, games, gardening, quilting, and music. Bob has been regularly featured as a "special event" every year since '92 to the present..and is a big favorite with the teachers who bring their little pioneer students. Bob plays many instruments in the show and the kids have a boisterous time..often ending in a wild "Old Tyme" dance.
In 2001 Bob retired the "Stonetown" music studio and settled into a quiet country lifestyle of gardening, cutting wood for the stove, and playing music gigs.
In 2002, Bob produced, "It's a Grand Garden", with 14 original songs. During this time he also re-mastered some of his earlier albums.
In 2006 he produced his 7th cd. One of a traditional nature -- " When I was a kid", is a collection of songs and fiddle music ( South Western Ontario Celtic and Country) that he grew up with, plus four originals in the style of those times.."
"The Busker" cd , released Jan. 2009, has 14 original songs of various style, and of a variety of themes. "The Waitin' Generation", or, "Sour Grapes", , and positive love songs , "Our Days are Bright, or Pale Moon Shining, or the lusty darker side with "Bells of Midnight".
He also moved into London from his hobby farm at that time.
Bob lives in London Ont., and is part of a vibrant music scene, in the city. He's recording the ghost tracks of many new works in his studio. Currently jamming, using his elec/acoustic violin in groups that play Celtic to Bluegrass to Blues in a variety of weekly jam sessions around the city. Oh, did I mention, writing stories and songs. This is the end of this part of the story..the Bob Burchill career continues..


My Vinyl Attic - Freedom - Through the Years (1971)



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The vinyl sounds great on this (through my speakers).  I have two bands called Freedom. I like this band.  A good soldid rockin' album. 


01 Freestone.wav
02 Through the Years.wav
03 Get Yourself Together.wav
04 London City.wav
05 Thanks.wav
06 Toe Grabber.wav

"A spinoff of Procol Harum, Freedom was formed by guitarist Ray Royer and drummer Bobby Harrison. Both of them were in Procol Harum's lineup at the outset for their debut, "A Whiter Shade of Pale,"
Read more at http://app.audiogon.com/listings/rock-freedom-through-the-years-cotillion-1971-2013-01-19-music-11801#8O6fRAT0dcili4bO.99
Info stolen from This Great Site
"A spinoff of Procol Harum, Freedom was formed by guitarist Ray Royer and drummer Bobby Harrison. Both of them were in Procol Harum's lineup at the outset for their debut, "A Whiter Shade of Pale,"
Read more at http://app.audiogon.com/listings/rock-freedom-through-the-years-cotillion-1971-2013-01-19-music-11801#8O6fRAT0dcili4bO.99
"A spinoff of Procol Harum, Freedom was formed by guitarist Ray Royer and drummer Bobby Harrison. Both of them were in Procol Harum's lineup at the outset for their debut, "A Whiter Shade of Pale,"
Read more at http://app.audiogon.com/listings/rock-freedom-through-the-years-cotillion-1971-2013-01-19-music-11801#8O6fRAT0dcili4bO.99

Freedom was a psychedelic rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s, formed initially by members of Procol Harum.
Ray Royer and Bobby Harrison, who had performed on the hit Procol Harum single "A Whiter Shade of Pale", were kicked out of the Harum by vocalist Gary Brooker, and replaced by Robin Trower and Barry Wilson. Royer and Harrison then formed Freedom with Steve Shirley and Tony Marsh, who was immediately replaced by pianist/organist Mike Lease, releasing a two German singles and the soundtrack for the Tinto Brass/Dino de Laurentiis film Attraction (Original title Nerosubianco, also known as Black on White).
In 1968, Harrison entirely overhauled the group's membership, and the new line up began recording with more of a hard rock sound, scoring tour dates with Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, and The James Gang. They achieved great renown for their excellent version of the Beatles song "Cry Baby Cry" on their second album Freedom at Last. Further lineup changes occurred before the band finally splintered in 1972, with Harrison going on to Snafu.



Friday, January 3, 2014

My Vinyl Attic - Bobby Sherman - Here Comes Bobby Sherman (1970)


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The vinyl sounds incredibly good, considering.  Not much in the way of imperfections.  Perhaps the tiniest bit of fuzz when listened to on the headphones.  There's something magical and appealing about this kind of pop and I am under its spell.


A1Easy Come, Easy Go
Written-By – D. Hilderbrand*, J. Keller*
2:43
A2She's A Lady
Written-By – J. Sabastian*
2:20
A3Come Close To Me
Written By – D. StarrWritten-By – A. Capps*, J. Mills*
2:56
A4July Seventeen
Written-By – B. Sherman*
2:48
A5The Lady Is Waiting
Written-By – P. Williams*
2:44
B1Turtles And Trees
Written-By – J. Marcellino*, M. Larson*
2:33
B2La La La (If You Had To)
Written-By – D. Janssen*
2:44
B3Two Blind Minds
Written-By – B. Sherman*
3:16
B4Make Your Own Kind Of Music
Written-By – B. Mann, C. Weil*
2:39
B5Hey, Honey Bun
Written-By – B. Stone*
2:30
B6Fun And Games
Written By – B. Adano, D. Gore, R. Stone
2:24

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My Vinyl Attic - Battered Wives - Battered Wives (1978)


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The vinyl on this sounds really good.  Can't remember where I got it from.  It could have been Star Records in Oshawa or it could have been a guy who supplied me with Canadiana on Ebay.  I know this is available on CD - I have a copy that I bought at the old Sam The Record Man on Yonge Street - But this is vinyl.  A very enjoyable record.  Shame these guys weren't bigger. 

01 Daredevil
02 I Want It All
03 Get What I Can
04 Uganda Stomp
05 Suicide
06 Angry Young Man
07 You Better Be Right
08 Lovers Balls
09 Everybody Loves a Loser
10 Freedom Fighters

Info stolen from This Great Site:
The Canadian punk rock band the Battered Wives formed in 1977. Early members were lead singer and guitaristToby Swann, bassist Larry "Jasper" Klassen, and drummer Cleave Anderson. Later, singer and guitarist John Gibbjoined the lineup, and after Anderson departed the scene, drummer Patrick Mooney came on board as well. In between 1978 and 1980, the Battered Wives recorded a number of singles and three albums, sometimes working under the shorter and less controversial title of the Wives.
the Battered Wives started performing in Toronto in the latter part of the '70s. By 1978, the band had signed a contract with the Bomb Records label and released a self-titled debut album and a two-sided single, "Uganda Stomp" and "Giddy." A lot of the attention the band's name, some of its songs' lyrics, and even lipstick-smeared fist logo earned them wasn't welcomed. Women's groups soon began to picket the Battered Wives at concerts. Though the press wasn't positive, it was still press, and probably in the long run helped the band build a bigger fan base of rebellious teens and young adults. It didn't take long for the debut album to reach gold. Some of the tracks from the successful first outing are "Angry Young Man," "Everybody Loves a Loser," and "Lover Balls."
Just before the band began work on a sophomore release, Anderson tossed in the towel. He moved on to a group called the Sharks. As soon as Anderson left, Mooney was brought in to fill the spot. That second album, Cigarettes, came out under the band's shorter title, the Wives. Although it didn't sell nearly as well as the first, it earned the band a Juno Award. The next album, Live on Mothers' Day, was finished in 1980 under the Ready Records label. The guys were using the debatable name, the Battered Wives again, but sells still didn't rise. It was the last full-length recording the band would make together. In 1999, both albums were re-released on CD.

My Vinyl Attic - Ann Murray - This Is My way (1969)


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The vinyl sounds really good.  I don't think it's quite perfect but there is very little wrong with it.  The album is very enjoyable and has that great Canadian voice and, of course, the big, big single.


01 - Bidin' My Time
02 - Sittin' Back Lovin' You
03 - No One Is To Blame
04 - I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home
05 - Sunspots
06 - He May Call
07 - Thirsty Boots
08 - Snowbird
09 - Hard As I Try
10 - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
11 - Nice to Be With You

This Way Is My Way is the second studio album by Anne Murray issued in 1969 on Capitol Records. Upon its initial release, the album was only issued in Canada (it would later be made available in the U.S after Murray's chart success there in the 1970s). The album included recordings of songs by Eric AndersenGene MacLellan and Bob Dylan. A single release of "Snowbird" would be issued in the U.S. in 1970, where it would reach the top ten and trigger Murray's career there.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

My Vinyl Attic - Moving Pictures - Age of Innocence (1982)


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The vinyl is in terrific shape.  I bought this from the 25 cent bin at Moby Disc on Ventura.  These guys sure could have used a better lyricist.  The music isn't bad but brought down a little by some attempts to be meaningful.


A1Nothing To Do3:25
A2The Angel And The Madman4:35
A3Sweet Cherie3:37
A4Round Again4:03
A5Wings4:42
B1What About Me?3:38
B2So Tired3:48
B3Joni And The Romeo3:27
B4Bustin' Loose4:19
B5Streetheart


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Days of Innocence is the debut album released by Australian band Moving Pictures in 1981. It spent 7 weeks at the top of the Australian Album charts in 1982. It spawned the 1982 number one single in Australia "What About Me".
The original 1981 version of the album was the fourth most popular album of the year in the band's nativeAustralia, after Men at Work's Business as UsualThe Human League's Dare, and the soundtrack toChariots of Fire. The collection features their biggest hit, "What About Me", which was the second biggest hit of 1982 in Australia, after Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger". Moving Pictures' hit won 'Best Single' at the 1982Countdown Music Awards. In the U.S., "What About Me" was a top 30 hit during its lengthy first Hot 100chart run in 1982, and narrowly missed hitting the top 40 a second time upon its re-release in 1989. A greatest hits album by the band is based entirely on Days of Innocence, plus new songs by Moving Pictures.

My Vinyl Attic - Norman Nardini & The Tigers - Norman Nardini & The Tigers (1985)


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The vinyl is in great shape.  I got this at the old Moby Disc on Ventura from the 25 cent bin.  It's not a bad little album, actually.  Well above average for its genre.   "If You Don't Want Me" is a terrific little rocker.


A1High Times
Written-By – N. Nardini*
3:42
A2In The Heat Of The Night
Written-By – F. Zuri*, N. Nardini*, W. King*
3:45
A3If You Don't Want Me
Written-By – N. Nardini*
3:16
A4Loverman
Written-By – N. Nardini*
3:31
A5Anything You Do Is Alright
Written-By – N. Nardini*
4:13
B1I Think We're Alone Now
Written-By – Ritchie Cordell
2:58
B2Girls All Around The World
Written-By – N. Nardini*
3:14
B3No Other Girl
Written-By – N. Nardini*
3:06
B4Reptile Rock
Written-By – N. Nardini*
2:57
B5Eastside Tiger
Written-By – N. Nardini*
3:29

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Recorded at The Power Station, New York. Additional recording at Suma Recording Studio, Cleveland, Ohio. Mixed at Rumbo Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Mastered at Precision Lacquer, Hollywood, California.