Canada’s Best Music – 5 Songs At A Time – Part 23

Today’s 5 spot includes a classic female singer of the 60’s, another entry from Blue Rodeo some classic rock and folk, and a current superstar.

1. Buffy Ste. Marie

“Mister Can’t You See”

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Buffy Ste. Marie is a native Canadian artist, born in Saskatchewan.  Her music is a mix of history and mysticism.  She is a true Canadian treasure.

This is one of her anti-war anthems.


2. Blue Rodeo

“Till I am Myself Again”

Blue-Rodeo

Love these guys.  Another entry from a great band.  This song is off Casino, recorded in 1990.


3. Crash Vegas

” It’s Not Funny Anymore”

English: Greg Keelor at the Spencerville fair

Crash Vegas was a Canadian folk-rock band from the late 1980’s.  It has a connection to Blue Rodeo in that Greg Keelor, the other singer and songwriter for Blue Rodeo was one of the founding members.   He left the band before they had recorded anything. This song is from their 1989 record, “Red Earth”.  The quality of the clip is lacking and I apologize.  Could not find  anything better.


4. 54-40

“One Day in Your Life”

Another entry from a Canadian classic band.

5. Nelly Furtado

“I’m Like a Bird”

Nelly Furtado

The first entry on the list by Canadian international superstar, Nelly Furtado.  Great song.

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