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Finding Core 2011 Release

October 31, 2011

Band: Finding Core
Release: Fifty Two Ten (8 song demo)
Year: 2011
Formed: Circa 2000
Genre: Rock
Home: Chatham

Notes: The band broke up in August of 2012.

Members:    
Kenny Deuxberry – Lead Vocals
Eric Broadbent – Guitars & Backing Vocals
J.Z Taine – Bass & Backing Vocals
Paul Demars – Drums & Backing Vocals

Tracks:
01. Falls Silent
02. Loaded Gun
03. Tomorrow
04. F-Bomb
05. Fantasy
06. Pass You By
07. Gemini
08. Runaway

Discography
2006 – Silence
2011 – Fifty Two Ten

Visit them online here.
Buy/ Preview their album online here.

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Barry Truax 1987

October 24, 2011

Name: Barry Truax
Release: DIGITAL SOUNDSCAPES
Year: 1987
Born: Chatham Ontario, 1947.
Resides: Vancouver

Notes:
Barry specializes in real-time implementations of granular synthesis, often of sampled sounds, and soundscapes. He developed the first ever
implementation of real-time granular synthesis, in 1986, the first to use a sample as the source of a granular composition in 1987′s Wings of
Nike, and was the first composer to explore the range between synchronic and asynchronic granular synthesis in 1986′s Riverrun. The real-time
technique suites or emphasizes auditory streams, which, along with soundscapes, inform his aesthetic.

Barry Truax is a Professor in both the School of Communication and the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University where he teaches courses in acoustic communication and electroacoustic music. He has worked with the World Soundscape Project (WSP), editing its Handbook for Acoustic Ecology, and has published the book Acoustic Communication dealing with all aspects of sound and technology. As a composer, Truax is best known for his work with the PODX computer music system which he has used for tape solo works and those which combine tape with live performers or computer graphics. He releases many of these works on the Cambridge Street Records label which he founded in 1985. In 1991 his work Riverrun was awarded the Magisterium at the International Competition of Electroacoustic Music in Bourges (France), a category open only to electroacoustic composers of 20 or more years experience. He is also the recipient of one of the 1999 Awards for Teaching Excellence at Simon Fraser University. Barry Truax is an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) and a founding member of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) and the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE).

CD Notes
Cambridge Street Records released its first Compact Disc entitled Digital Soundscapes with five works by Vancouver composer Barry Truax in 1987.
The CD features the first recording of the composer’s Riverrun, commissioned by the Venice Biennale and realized entirely with the technique of granular synthesis. This groundbreaking work was the recipient of the prestigious Magisterium award (the senior category for composers of more than 20 years experience) in the 1991 International Competition of Electroacoustic Music in Bourges, France.
The disc also includes four other works, digitally remastered, that appeared on the composer’s earlier recordings — the text/soundscape work The Blind Man, the ethereal computer work Aerial (with horn player Steven Field), and two compositions from Truax’s last vinyl release, Sequence of Earlier Heaven, the computer-synthesized works Wave Edge and Solar Ellipse. Each was realized with the composer’s PODX system for digital sound synthesis and composition at Simon Fraser University.

Links
Interview (1991) http://www.sfu.ca/~truax/barry.html
Interview (2009) http://asymmetrymusicmagazine.com/interviews/barry-truax/

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Don Shepherd Band

October 23, 2011

 

Band: Don Shepherd Band
Year: 1949
Genre: Big Band
Home: Chatham

This 12 piece band was put together in 1949 and lasted until about 1952. The band worked in the Pyranon ballroom and many other places in the Chatham area. Don played lead Alto and his wife Penna Graham was the band vocalist. The band was very popular playing all the hits of the day and is remembered as a very good dance band.

Don joined the Air Force during the war and played in one of the best Toronto Air Force bands. After the war, Don moved to Barrie and owned and operated a music store. In 1949 he moved back to Chatham to help his father operate and manage Shepherd Printing Company.

Source by K. Crone: http://www.londonbigbands.ca/chathamShepherd.html

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Chateau Gai Orchestra

October 23, 2011


Band: Chateau Gai Orchestra
Year: 1946
Genere: Big Band

The Chateau Gai Orchestra was formed in 1946 at the home of Walter King in Blenheim Ontario.

Original members:
Mac McCutcheon – piano
Leighton Rumble – bass
Max McGregor – drums
Gord Tricker & Claire Scafe – trumpets
Phil Carney – trombone
Jack Trotter & Walt King – saxophones

Other players were Bus Bowers, Stan Betts, Sam Ryan, Bill King, Ray Macdonald.

The Chateau Gai Orchestra was noted for its sweet sound and danceable music often related to the sound and style of the Guy Lombardo band. The band played at many popular sites e.g. the Hi-Neighbour dances at the Kinsmen auditorium in Chatham for many years, Rondeau Park’s new and old dance halls, Blenheim High School Alumni Dances (49 out of 50), and Kenwick on the Lake, Sarnia. They were also in demand in London and many other towns and cities.

In later years Ted Pudney of London took over the band and they continued to play in the Lombardo style for many years.
This band was truly part of the big band era in Ontario.

Info source by K. Crone: http://www.londonbigbands.ca/chateau.html
Get audio of this band online here: http://www.londonbigbands.ca/chateau.html
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The Bob Jacks Band

October 23, 2011

Band: The Bob Jacks Band
Year: 1941
Genre: Big Band

Bob was born in Chatham Ontario and passed away in Wallaceburg Ontario January 2 1972 at the age of 57. Bob taught music in the schools of Wallaceburg  and his mother Mary Jacks also taught music.
Bob formed his first band while attending Chatham Collegiate High School in 1935. He quickly established a reputation for good dancable music and became house band at the Primrose Gardens in Wallacburg from 1941 to 1953.. Over the years he had more than 50 musicians and 12
vocalists.

Bob started at the Gardens working in the coat check room. In 1940 he moved to Wallaceburg to work at Schults Die in the office. The band normally had 10 – 12 members plus girl singers and was so popular that Friday nights at the Gardens was always full. They also played at the high school dances service clubs as well as many dance halls in Chatham, Rondeau Park, Sarnia and Erie Beach. The band had a reunion in 1969 and in 1995 and both were well attended. Bob was also a very good pianist

Source: http://www.londonbigbands.ca/chathamJacks.html
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Sal Piamonte 2011 CD

October 17, 2011

Band: Sal Piamonte
Release: Lives in Devil City
Year: 2011
Genre: Rock
Website: here.
Download from Itunes: here.
YouTube page: here.

Chatham Connection: Former Chatham resident now living in the Ottawa area.

Band
Sal Piamonte – Vox, guitar
Eric Disero (who also mixed and mastered the album)
Dan Stadnicki (Serial Joe, Liam Titcomb)
Mike Goyette (Artificial Joy Club, Save Ferris)
Dan Joseph

Notes: Breaking into the American market with songs “Humble Heart,” and “Moments They Pass,” from his 2008 “Rogue EP” release, Sal then proceeded to write, record, and self-produce 2010’s “Free Money LP,” which not only demonstrated Sal’s versatility as a world-class songwriter and producer, but got him signed to a worldwide publishing deal with 2850 Music (Lionel Ritchie, GroupLove, John Waite, etc) in Santa Monica, California in the process.

Tracks
01 Big Sleazy
02 Take Me Home
03 Devil Woman
04 Get Up, Get Up
05 Just a Little Bit
06 Tonight
07 Shining Star
08 Nasty Girl
09 Whatcha Say
10 High Road
11 Go All Night
12 Big Sleazy Outro
13 Take Me Home (Radio Edit)
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Lesser Known 1992 Demo

October 12, 2011

Band: Lesser Known
Release: What Is Life About
Year: 1992
Genre: Metal
Format: Cassette tape
Home: Tilbury (Chatham-Kent)

Members:
Mike “Spaz” Davidson – Vocals
Cory Chauvin – Guitar
JP Caza – Guitar
Roger Beaudry – Bass
Paul Turgeon – Drums

Tracks:
1. *** Wrongs
2. What Is Life About?
3. Real Reality

Lesser Known Links:
http://radio3.cbc.ca/#/bands/LESSER-KNOWN

Demo Discography
Lesser Known – Demo – 1991 (4 Songs)
What Is Life About – 1992 (3 Songs)
Bring an Open Mind – 1994 (11 Songs)
Inner Beast – 1998 – (12 Songs)
Higher levels – 2000
Circle the Drain – 2001 (3 Songs)
Condition Red – 2002

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Elyse Weinberg 2009

October 10, 2011

Artist: Elyse Weinberg (AKA Cori Bishop)
Release: In My Own Sweet Time
Year: 2009
Genre: Folk, Alternative Folk
Born: Chatham Ontario Canada
Website: here.
Preview or buy the Album: here.

Track Listing:
1. Anybody Out There?
2. Break It Wide Open
3. Hey My Baby
4. Remind Me
5. Operator
6. Darlin’
7. The Shining One
8. Sleepwalker
9. Nothin’s Gonna Change
10. All Is Well

Produced by Cori Bishop & John Swinnerton at Sonic Sojourns, Ashland, Oregon.

Notes:
The Holy Grail. That’s how Andrew Rieger of Elf Power described the moment in 1999 when he first listened to Elyse’s long forgotten 1968 self-titled release. Back in the late ’60′s, the album received quite a bit of attention – so much so that Elyse appeared on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show, in Newsweek and the L.A. Free Press, and at Shaffer Music Festival in NYC. She continued to write and record for Asylum Records. Cut to 30 years later when Rieger fell so much in love with her debut album that he contacted Elyse (now going by the name Cori Bishop and living in Ashland, Ore.).

The rest is history – Orange Twin rereleased the self-titled debut, along with two other of her songs from that era, one of which, “Houses,” features Neil Young wielding his distinctively ripping guitar sound. Since, Elyse’s story has become something of a rock legend – after the rerelease her album received massive amount of positive feedback in the press, and she was mentioned in Magnet, Time Out NY, Aquarium Drunkard, Creative Loafing (amongst others). Perhaps the most flattering result was two extremely successful indie bands, Vetiver and Dinosaur Jr. decided to cover “Houses” in the aftermath of the release.

Now, after playing extensively over the past few years, which included a date at Montreal Pop Festival in 2008, Elyse has recorded a new album for the first time since the late ’60′s – the aptly titled “In My Own Sweet Time.” Elyse’s voice is still captivating – at once sweet and melodic, while also sounding edgy and ragged, brimming with a sense of hope and liberation. As Andrew Rieger said, it’s scary and magical stuff, which is particularly captured in the album’s first single “Anybody Out There?”

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Elyse Weinberg 1968

October 10, 2011

Artist: Elyse Weinberg (born Cori Bishop)
Release: Elyse
Year: 1968
Genre: psych folk rock
Born: Chatham Ontario Canada
Websitehere.
Buy the Album: here.

Track Listing:
Side 1:
1 Band Of Thieves (2:28)
2 Deed I Do (2:53)
3 Iron Works (2:53)
4 Spirit Of The Letter (2:22)
5 Here In My Heart (3:12)
6 Last Ditch Protocol (2:46)

Side 2:
1 Sweet Pounding Rhythm (2:38)
2 Meet Me At The Station (2:30)
3 Simpleminded Harlequin (2:22)
4 Painted Raven (1:20)
5 Mortuary Bound (3:26)
6 If Death Don’t Overtake Me (4:25)

Notes: This record was re-issued in 2001.
“Elyse” actually received much critical acclaim, and while not a commercial hit, the record sold fairly well, even prompting an appearance on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show”. Two more albums were recorded but never released.  Included on the 2001 re-issue of this album, are two songs from this era, one of which, “Houses”, features Neil Young wielding his distinctively ripping guitar sound.

Elyse got her start performing in Toronto alongside friends like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. She later moved to Los Angeles where she recorded “Elyse”, and has since lived in London, New Mexico, and Ashland, Oregon where she currently lives.  She still writes and plans to record an album of new material in the near future.

Since, Elyse’s story has become something of a rock legend – after the rerelease her album received massive amount of positive feedback in the press, and she was mentioned in Magnet, Time Out NY, Aquarium Drunkard, Creative Loafing (amongst others). Perhaps the most flattering result was two extremely successful indie bands, Vetiver and Dinosaur Jr. decided to cover “Houses” in the aftermath of the re-release.

Notes: Cher recorded the song “Band of Thieves” without giving credit to Elyse. She remembers going to the movies with her friends to see Cher’s movie and to hear Cher’s version of her song “Band of Thieves”. When the credits came on it said all music by Sonny Bono, She was shocked.

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Elyse Weinberg 2001

October 10, 2011

Artist: Elyse Weinberg (born Cori Bishop)
Release: Elyse
Year: 2001 (Re-Release)
Genre: psych folk rock
Born: Chatham Ontario Canada
Website here.
Buy the Album here.

Track Listing:
1. Last Ditch Protocol
2. Deed I Do
3. Iron Works
4. Spirit of the Letter
5. Here in My Heart
6. Band of Thieves
7. Sweet Pounding Rhythm
8. Meet Me at the Station
9. Simpleminded Harlequin
10. Painted Raven
11. Mortuary Bound
12. If Death Don’t Overtake Me
13. House (Featuring Neil Young)
14. What You Call It

Notes: This is a reissue of this 1968 psychedelic classic.
“Elyse” actually received much critical acclaim, and while not a commercial hit, the record sold fairly well, even prompting an appearance on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show”. Two more albums were recorded but never released. Included on this CD reissue are two songs from this era, one of which, “Houses”, features Neil Young wielding his distinctively ripping guitar sound.

Elyse got her start performing in Toronto alongside friends like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. She later moved to LA where she recorded “Elyse”, and has since lived in London, New Mexico, and Ashland, Oregon where she currently lives.  She still writes and plans to record an album of new material in the near future.  Since, Elyse’s story has become something of a rock legend – after the rerelease her album received massive amount of positive feedback in the press, and she was mentioned in Magnet, Time Out NY, Aquarium Drunkard, Creative Loafing (amongst others). Perhaps the most flattering result was two extremely successful indie bands, Vetiver and Dinosaur Jr. decided to cover “Houses” in the aftermath of the re-release.

Notes: Cher recorded the song “Band of Thieves” without giving credit to Elyse. She remembers going to the movies with her friends to see Cher’s movie and to hear Cher’s version of her song “Band of Thieves”. When the credits came on it said all music by Sonny Bono, She was shocked.

 

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Lesser Known 1991

October 9, 2011

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Band: Lesser Known
Release: Demo
Year: 1991
Genre: Metal
Home: Tilbury/Windsor (Chatham-Kent)

Members:
Mike “Spaz” Davidson – Vocals
Cory Chauvin – Guitar
JP Caza – Guitar
Roger Beaudry – Bass
Paul Turgeon – Drums

Tracks:
01. Fate
02. Friendly Fire
03. World On My Shoulders
04. Petty Theives

Notes: Recorded during Easter weekend of 1991.
Lesser Known would go on to release several good quality demos through the 1990′s and early 2000’s. Their work ethic and attention to the full aspect of the complete package was like no other locally.

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