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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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Black Market 1981

October 30, 2009
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Band: Black Market
Release: Changing of the Guard
Year: 1981
Chatham Connection: Bob Wilson on bass guitar.
Bob began playing in many popular local acts in town such as “Friends” and “Quadrant” before being scooped away by major players such as Kim Mitchell and Troiano.

Band
Bob Wilson – Bass
Paul DeLong – Drums
Domenic Troiano – Vocals, Guitar (The James Gang, The Guess Who)

  After spending nearly two full decades mastering every blend of rock there is in Robbie Lane & The Disciples, then Mandala, then Bush, The James Gang, The Guess Who and cutting five solo albums, Domenic Troiano had gained the reputation of being one of the most influential and talented guitarists in the business, helping form ‘the Toronto sound.’

By 1981 he’d left Capitol Records and set up his own Black Market Records and experimented again with another new project, also called Black Market. He went into Phase One Studios in Toronto with a cast rounded out by bassist Bob Wilson and Paul DeLong on drums and came out with CHANGING OF THE GUARD, distributed by El Mocambo Records. The album featured a myriad of guest appearances, including Roy Kenner, whom he’d worked with in Mandala, Bush, and The James Gang, fellow James Gang alumni Prakash John and Troiano’s then-wife Shawne Jackson (all of whom had guested on his solo albums frequently as well).

  The no-nonsense power trio delivered the goods – straight forward rock with little production magic. Tracks like the swingle “Dr. Jeejay’s Band,” the lead off title track, and the four songs co-written with Kenner were stripped down ballsy numbers that didn’t shy away from energy and power. But despite the enthusiasm Troiano had for his new project, next to no air play and less than wonderful album sales meant Black Market only captured the eye of his most die-hard fans. He disbanded the group after a couple of North American tours and went back to behind the scenes work, producing other acts and doing scores for television and films. The other members in Black Market, Bob Wilson and Paul DeLong both went on to work as session musicians for a number of artists.

Tracks:
1.  Changing of the Guard 2.  Turn Back 3.  Oh Carol  4.  Doctor Love  5.  Girls  6.  I’m Bored  7.  Dr. Dee Jay’s Band  8.  Hell’s Got No Fury  9.  Lolita  10.  Independence  11.  The Shooter

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Troiano – Fret Fever

October 27, 2009
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Band: Troiano
Release: Fret Fever
Style: Rock
Year: 1979
Chatham Connection: Chatham’s Bob Wilson played bass guitar on this release.

About Bob: Bob is well known for his days with local bands ‘Friends’ and ‘Quadrant’, spending roughly two years in each group. He began his early days playing at Tecumseh High School with friends. Bob joined Troiano 2 years ago, just after their second album ‘The Joke’s On Me’ was released.

Members
Bass – Bob Wilson, Pauline Wilson
Drums – Paul DeLong
Guitar – Domenic Troiano
Keyboards – Dave Tyson
Percussion – Paul Delong, Bob Wilson, Dave Tyson
Vocals – Domenic Troiano, Roy Kenner, Bob & Pauline Wilson, Bob Wilson,

TRACKS
1 South American Run
2 Ambush [Instrumental]
3 We All Need Love
4 It’s You
5 It’s Raining, It’s Pouring
6 Give Me a Chance
7 Your Past (Is a Part of You)
8 Fret Fever
9 Brains on the Floor
10 Victim of Circumstance [Instrumental]
11 Achilles [Instrumental]
12 End [Instrumental]

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