Canada’s Best Music – 5 Songs At A Time – Part 19


This grouping is very heavy on the classic rock, with the inclusion of a classic country star and a present day Canadian icon.


1. Hank Snow


“I Don’t Hurt Anymore”


Hank Snow
Hank Snow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The venerable Hank Snow.  What can you say.  The man is simply an icon in traditional country music.



2. BTO


“Let it Ride”

Bachman-Turner Overdrive performing live in Ör...
Bachman-Turner Overdrive performing live in Örebro, Sweden 1991 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


The band, to me, was a mixture of very good songs. like this one, and Nickelback.  Very popular band, and, for Randy Bachman, proved that there is life after being in a mega-group.





3. The Guess Who


“Albert Flasher”

Star on Canada's Walk of Fame for the rock ban...
Star on Canada's Walk of Fame for the rock band The Guess Who. Signatures, from top left clockwise: Garry Peterson, Burton Cummings, Bill Wallace, Randy Bachman and Donnie McDougall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Another classic tune from the original Canadian superstars.  This song showcases Burton Cummings and his vocals.  The piano is not to shabby either.



4. The Tragically Hip


“Little Bones”

The Tragically Hip performing in Aspen, United...
The Tragically Hip performing in Aspen, United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One could say this is classic rock as it was recorded in 1991.  However, they are still putting out some great music and are still getting major airplay in Canada



5. Prism


“Spaceship Superstar”

Prism is a great under-rated Canadian band.  this song is a classic.  You can’t help but sing along on the chorus.




Remembering Hal McKusick


Noted alt-sax, flautist and clarinetist passed away on April 11th at the age of 81.   As well as leading his own band, Hal played and recorded with people like Woody Herman, John Coltrane and George Russell.  Tremendously talented, his style was definitively 50’s jazz.  I have included several tracks for us to enjoy, perfect Sunday morning music.

Give Em Hal

Makin’ Whoopee

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