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Most viewed band pages for 2013

December 26, 2013
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Most viewed band of 2013.

Here is the annual most viewed band pages @ The Chatham Music Archive for 2013.
Note: People can still view pages by year or month etc, without having to click on separate pages to view, so those stats can’t be calculated.

Most viewed band pages @ The Chatham Music Archive for 2013.

01 Bluetonium Band 2010
02 Mike Francis Bio 2010
03 The chasers band 2012
04 Elyse Weinberg 1968
05 Wendy Jenkins Debut Album 1983
06 Fat Doug and the Sinners 1997
07 The Colours 1968 album
08 Legionnaires Disease Compilation CD 2008
09 Free Ride Band from Chatham Ontario 2010
10 Winterline BlueGrass Band 2012
11 John Peneycad Near The Cross 1998
12 Diesel band from Blenheim 2012
13 Jessica Allossery Learn CD 2010
14 Jeanne Gordon Opera Singer From Wallaceburg
15 Predator Prey Music Release 2013
16 Manpower 2009
17 Walkin’ 47 band in 2010
18 Big House
19 Toast and Jam in 2010
20 Bradley J. Preston 1995 CD
21 Charlie Dorner Music 2011
22 Hundred Proof – New York HardCore Style 2009
23 Fred S. Stone – Ma Ragtime Baby 1893
24 Ray Francis and the Whippoorwills 1963
25 Bent Str8 band 2011
26 Letterbomb band 2011
27 Diego de Oro 2011
28 The Shreve Trio 1940
29 Pitts Family (Circa 1978)
30 viper tones 2012
31 Quadrant band 1975
32 Demo Kid Volume 5 CD Free Download
33 Sound System band 2012
34 Salmonblaster 1996
35 Bob Lucier Steel Guitar 1966
36 Blues On The Rocks 2013
37 Colours 1969 Atmosphere
38 Geoffrey O’Hara Writes Huge Hit Song ‘K-K-K-Katy’ 1918
39 Dan Knight and the Rebelheart Band
40 The Whippoorwills 1964

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And now the most viewed band pages of all time (2009-2013) @ The Chatham Music Archive.

01 Bluetonium Band 2010
02 Demo Kid – Free CD Download 2009
03 Ian And Sylvia – Greatest Hits 1969
04 Social Code – A Year at the Movies 2004
05 Free Ride Band from Chatham Ontario 2010
06 The Colours 1968 album
07 Mike Francis Bio 2010
08 That Whaling Band 2009
09 Face 4 Radio 2009
10 Manpower 2009
11 Jessica Allossery 2010 Learn CD
12 Brooke Nicholls 2009
13 Quadrant band 1975
14 Walkin’ 47 band in 2010
15 Ray Francis and the Whippoorwills 1963
16 Bluetonium 2009
17 Geoffrey O’Hara Writes Huge Hit Song ‘K-K-K-Katy’ 1918
18 Jeanne Gordon Opera Singer From Wallaceburg
19 Ian And Sylvia Debut Release 1962
20 Local Boy Ron Bechard 2009
21 Fred S. Stone – Ma Ragtime Baby 1893
22 John Peneycad Near The Cross 1998
23 Toast and Jam in 2010
24 Cassandra Vasik 1980
25 Superfly Bring Funk And Jazz to The Clubs 2008
26 Melody Ramblers Celebrate 40 Years Of Music
27 Nexus Band 1970
28 Ian And Sylvia – You Were On My Mind 1972
29 Sylvia Tyson in Quartette 1996
30 Full Frontal Band 2011
31 Ken Crone Trio 2008
32 Wendy Jenkins Debut Album 1983
33 Kim Mitchell with Bob Wilson 1984
34 Amy Rivard – Cashmere CD 2005
35 Suds Celtic Rock Band 2009
36 Fifth Season – Patiently Waiting CD 2001  (Now Social Code)
37 The Mad – Songs For The Ugly / Albino 1993
38 Ian And Sylvia – Nashville 1968
39 Steve Skull aka Steve Saunders 2010
40 Jamie Hillman 2009

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Letter about the Chatham Music Archive

July 30, 2013

A little cheers to our community as a whole.

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Dan Noordermeer 2008

December 14, 2009

Artist: Jeff Healey
Release: Mess of Blues
Year: 2008
Genre: Blues Rock
Chatham ConnectionGuitarist Dan Noordermeer is from Chatham.

May 2009: Jeff Healey’s “Mess of Blues” wins Rock Blues Album Of The Year at the 30th Annual Blues Awards in Memphis, TN THE BLUES FOUNDATION.

2009 JUNO AWARDS : “Mess of Blues” Nominated for “Blues Album Of The Year”

The band continues to perform and keeping Jeff’s music alive at festivals throughout the world.
Touring worldwide with Jeff Healey since 2002 Dave Murphy, Dan Nordermeer, Alec Fraser, & Al Webster recorded his final album in London England & Toronto Canada entitled “Mess of Blues”.

Tracks:
01. I’m Torn Down,  02. How Blue Can You Get  03. Sugar Sweet  04. Jambalaya  05. The Weight  06. Mess O’ Blues  07. It’s Only Money  08. Like A Hurricane  09. Sittin’ On Top Of The World 10. Shake, Ratte And Roll

About Dan: Guitarist extraordinaire Dan Noordermeer has also been performing in the “Dave Murphy Band” for almost a decade, and continues to dazzle audiences with his formidable talents. Originally from Chatham, Dan now resides in Hamilton. Dan is known for his Samson-like mane of hair and his wicked sense of humour. Unlikely as it seems, Dan was a full time country musician for many years before joining the band. But for those familiar with his playing it’s no surprise, since he has an uncanny ability to play every style of music with incredible authenticity, passion and virtuosity. www.davemurphyband.com

Notes: Mess of Blues contains ten cuts, all of them chosen by Healey from what he considered “audience favorites,” rather than his own or his fine band’s preferred tunes. Four of these were recorded in front of audiences at the Islington Academy in London and, appropriately enough, at Healey’s Roadhouse (his club) in Toronto. The other six were cut at Studio 92 in Canada by Norm Barker and Richard Uglow.

 

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Chatham Music Archive Article 2009

November 18, 2009

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‘BAND’ING Together
Posted By ELLWOOD SHREVE
Chatham Daily News Nov.14th 2009

If you have a favourite local band still playing or from when you were younger, try checking out the website www.chathammusicarchive.com created by Shawn Beaulieu.
In a short period of time, the 35-year-old Chatham resident has compiled an impressive amount of information on local bands and musicians, including photos and small biographies, which are listed by both name and year released.
Beaulieu began the project about four or five years ago as a blog, but since being laid off six months ago, he has been able to devote several hours a day to the website.
“All of a sudden it turned into more than a hobby and all of a sudden it got bigger and bigger,” Beaulieu said.
He has been a part of the local music scene as a member of the band Foster Child, which became the Janet Theory.
Beaulieu credits the help he has received from Jeff Mifflin, who works at Strings N’ Things and is the guitarist with The O’Hara Brothers band. He said Mifflin was able to access photos of several local bands that have been displayed at the local music store over the years. He also noted the members of the 1980s group Manpower, which have teamed up again this year, “got me into a lot of this.” Beaulieu said the website is getting the attention of several local musicians, past and present, noting people have been coming to him with information. Beaulieu is impressed with the wealth of musical talent and the wide range of genres that has come out of the Chatham-Kent area, and wanted a way to show that to the world.
He has done extensive research at the Chatham Public Library, gathering information dating back to 1889 with the formation of the Chatham City Band. There is plenty of interesting information on well-known older bands, including the Melody Ramblers, which once boasted current country music star Michelle Wright as its lead singer. When Wright left to pursue a solo career, she was replaced by Wendy Jenkins, who also enjoyed success with the popular band. Then there is The Missing Links, including members John, Fred and Eddy Larson and Bill McGrath, whose 1966 album “It’s Link Up Time,” was produced by Paul Shaffer, best known today for his long stint with the David Letterman Show.

The site is also filling up with information on several local bands from today’s era. Beaulieu said the website can also serve as a resource for bands that are looking for musicians with certain skills or local clubs that want to hire local bands to play. “I only knew about 10 per cent of the bands when I started doing this,” Beaulieu said. “There’s a big scene going on, but nobody knows each other.”

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Helena Landon 1927

November 5, 2009
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Miss Helena Landon 1927

Musician: Miss Helena Landon
Musical Position: harpist and soprano soloist.
Year: 1927
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Landon of Chatham Ontario

  Helena is documented as being one of the most outstanding musicians from Chatham and has travelled far and wide making a name for this city through her charm and abilities.

Recent work: Helena has performed in many places in the U.S.A. under the direction of the Orpheum circuit and the Publix Productions of New York City. She is currently in L.A. for the winter of 1927.

There is an article on Helena in the CDN Nov.9th 1927.
The above photo was printed in the same article noted.

 

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Ben Srokosz – Fourth CD

November 2, 2009
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Artists: Ben Srokosz
Release: the grass is greener
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2000

  Who would have known that after three full length albums Ben would still be a solo artist.  Partly due to fizzled out band attempts and a lack of patience, Ben brings us his 4th release, an EP entitled “the grass is greener.”  It is a play on his move to BC.
  The EP features 7 new songs, a cover of “Listen” by Eric’s Trip, and 2 unreleased songs by Ben’s short lived band, Touch Green.
  There you have it, “the grass is greener.”  Be it in someone else’s life or home, or province, or country all Ben could do was write some songs to tell his friends how hard it was to leave, how much he missed them, and how he hoped to return.

Tracks:
01  take a look back
02  the picnic joke
03  ai
04  listen (Eric’s Trip)
05  5 years old
06  the world is waiting
07  its how the story goes
08  name to a face
09  catch the drift
10  everything you want is out of here

Visit online http://www.spurofthemoment.ca

 

 

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Kim Mitchell with Bob Wilson 1984

October 30, 2009
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Band: Kim Mitchell
Release: Akimbo Alogo
Year: 1984
Style: Rock
Hit Songs: Go for a Soda, All We Are.
Chatham Connection: Local Chatham Bassist Bob Wilson (A.K.A, Robert Sinclair Wilson)(Friends, Quadrant) plays on this record. Bob also played bass in major acts such as Troiano and Black Market.

Notes: Kim Mitchell’s original video from early 1985 of the song “Go For Soda” from the Akimbo Alogo album. “Go For Soda” became an international hit and remains his best known song outside of his native Canada. The song was also featured in the opening scene of the 1985 Miami Vice episode Buddies. More recently, the song was featured in the shows American Dad and Trailer Park Boys. His most successful Canadian album was the follow-up, 1986s Shakin’ Like a Human Being, featuring the hits Alannah Loves Me, Easy to Tame, and the biggest hit of his career, Patio Lanterns. Akimbo Alogo is the first full-length solo album from Canadian singer and guitarist Kim Mitchell. It includes the only song of his to become a hit in the United States, “Go For Soda”.

Tracks
1. Go for Soda
2. That’s a Man
3. All We Are
4. Diary for Rock & Roll Men
5. Love Ties
6. Feel It Burn
7. Lager and Ale
8. Rumour Has It
9. Caroline
10. Called Off

Check out Bob’s bass playing in the video for ‘Go For A Soda’.

If video does not appear, watch it here.

Preview or buy the CD here or here.

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