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Dan Dalton 1965

May 10, 2010

Group:  The Back Porch Majority
Release: Meet the Back Porch Majority
Year: 1965
Format: LP
Genre: Folk
Record Label: Epic

Chatham-Kent Connection: Dan Dalton is from Erieau. He performed with his brothers in a group before this band. He later became a record producer and eventually ran his own production company (Dan Dalton Productions) His first crack at writing, pitching and performing in a commercial (It was for Mazda) won him a top industry award. S.Beaulieu

While attending the University of Hawaii, Dan Dalton became a professional musician as a member of a trio called the Dalton Boys, with his brothers Wally and Jack. The trio was booked to open Randy Sparks’ new club, Ledbetter’s, in October of 1963, and when his brothers were drafted and the act broke up, Dalton joined the Back Porch Majority, playing banjo and 12-string guitar. ~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide

Tracks:
1 Friends, 2 Silver Dollar, 3 Billy, Don’t Play the Banjo, 4 Long Time Ago, 5 Julianne, 6 Ladies Auxiliary Barn Dance Saturday Night, 7 Cotton Bale Levee, 8 Lewis and Clark County Fair, 9 The Far Side of the Hill, 10 Whistle, Maggie, 11 Hand-Me-Down Things, 12 Ol’ Dan Tucker

Performers:
Dan Dalton, Kin Vassy, Karen Brian, Michael Crowley, Lois Fletcher, Ellen Whalen, Michael Clough

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Dan Dalton 2001

May 9, 2010

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Group: The Back Porch Majority
Release: The best of
Genre: Folk
Year: 2001

Chatham-Kent Connection: Dan Dalton is from Erieau.

Notes: The Back Porch Majority was one of several large folk music ensembles that were popular during the first half of the 1960’s. Along with the Serendipity Singers, they were considered rivals and imitators of the New Christy Minstrels, but they had a closer relationship to the latter group than any of their rivals, as they were founded by the same man, (Randy Sparks).  The Back Porch Majority did better than Sparks could have hoped for, despite the fact that they entered the field of “big band” folk music somewhat late — they were chosen to entertain at the White House in 1965, and were signed by Columbia Records to the latter company’s Epic label, where they ultimately released five LPs, including a live album recorded at Sparks’ club, Ledbetters. ~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide

Songs:
Walk the Road, Friends, Long Time Ago, Cotton Bale Levee, Hand Me Down Things, Ladies Auxiliary Barn Dance (Dan Dalton), The Far Side of the Hill, Hey Nelly Nelly, Riverboat Days, The Banks of the Tennessee, Same Ol’ Huckleberry Film, Kentucky Lullaby, A Song of Hope, That’s the Way It’s Gonna Be, Black Tattered Rags, Let’s Get Together (Dino’s Song), The Road, Freedom Bird, The Bells, Honey and Wine, Brother John, Camp Street Hooligans, In the Ocean of Time, Slippery Sal and Dirty Dan, Second Hand Man (Dan Dalton), Once Again.

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Dan Dalton (1959)

October 27, 2009
Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton

Artist: Dan Dalton
Year: 1959
Home: Erieau, Ontario Canada.

   Dan records his hit Walkin Walkin. It is topping hit parade charts in Hawaii and the Daltons are hoping for the same success here in North America when it is released here shortly.
  The Dalton family is well known in Erieau, as Mr. Dalton was known for years as Detroit’s Irish Tenor. The whole family are very musical and have entertained there neighbours with playing, singing and dancing.
  Dan is currently in his final year of University in Hawaii.
Research. 1959, Aug.12th, CDN.

  While attending the University of Hawaii, Dan Dalton became a professional musician as a member of a trio called the Dalton Boys, with his brothers Wally and Jack. The trio was booked to open Randy Sparks’ new club, Ledbetter’s, in October of 1963, and when his brothers were drafted and the act broke up, Dalton joined the Back Porch Majority, playing banjo and 12-string guitar. ~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide

Anyone with info or pictures, please email:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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