Posts Tagged ‘writer’

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Mark Beasley 2014 Negatives

March 26, 2015

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Artist: Mark Beasley
Album: Negatives 1 & 2
Year: 2014
Resides: London
Home: Chatham-Kent
Note: Part two of a demo collection.

Tracks Part 1
1. I Want To Be The One For You
2. Painted Hearse
3. Lullaby

Tracks Part 2
1. It’s A Shame
2. Something Like You
3. The Only One Who Knows

Links:
* Download/Preview album. Part 1.
* Download/Preview album. Part 2.
* Youtube.
* Facebook.

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Demo Kid – Home Demos Volume 6 (2014)

December 20, 2014

 

Artist: Demo Kid
Release: Home Demos Vol. 6 (I Heard the Drummer Quit)
Year: 2014 (Dec)
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada
Genre: Rock.
Free Direct Album download: click here.
Email Contact: chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

Members: Shawn B. (Demo Kid)

Notes:I heard the drummer quit‘ seemed an appropriate title for this project as most of the songs were written completely around drum tracks alone, as a type of song writing experiment. This collection also contains collabs. See inlay pics for full credits.
Shawn (Demo Kid) is also a guitarist and the ‘behind the scenes’ guy in Saint Ends, a new local Indie band from Chatham.

Tracks:
01. Weekends
02. Push Pull Kind Of Love
03. You Make Me Crazy
04. I’ll Make Mistakes
05. Mom & Pop Stores
06. Emo Girlfriend
07. Built To Win
08. Burning Bridges
09. Damaged Shores
10. No Give Aways
11. Round & Round
12. Daisy Daisy
13. Sky Cake.

Links:
Free CD direct Download: link.
Youtube: link.

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South River Slim 2014

June 7, 2014

 

Band: South River Slim & The Fleshmerchants
Genre: Roots,Rock&Roll,Blues
Home: Windsor
Chatham Connection: Singer/ Guitarist Sean Hughey is originally from South River, but raised during his teen years in Chatham, as well as returning to Chatham & Windsor later. He performed in Route 66 (https://demokidblog.wordpress.com/2009/10/28/route-66-1992/)

Members:
Sean Hughey
Rick Rycheghem (Sean’s former Route 66 bandmate)
Jeff Mifflin (Merlin)

Links:
Reverbnation: here.
FacebookZ: here.

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Ralph Murphy Circa 2007

August 13, 2013

Name: Ralph Murphy
Year: Circa 2007
Raised: (Chatham-Kent) Wallaceburg
Position: Performer, producer, songwriter & publisher.

Amongst many other projects, roles, & duties, highlights for Ralph Murphy this year include:

* 2007 – Another one of his hits re-released. Performer: Crystal Gayle. Album: Greatest Hits (Capitol Records) The song ‘River Road’ By Chatham’s Sylvia Tyson also appears on this album.
* 2007 – Composing & producer credits for… Artist: Mersaidee Soules. Album: Honest.
* 2007 – Ralph co-write ‘Seeds’ performed by Pryor Dawson Rayburn. Album: On Your Way Home.
* 2007 – Ralph wrote & co-wrote the self titled Smokey Circles Album. Reissue. Carnaby Records. Japan release.
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Ralph Murphy Circa 1998

August 12, 2013

Name: Ralph Murphy
Year: Circa 1998
Raised: (Chatham-Kent) Wallaceburg
Position: Performer, producer, songwriter & publisher.

Amongst many other projects, roles, & duties, highlights for Ralph Murphy this year include:

* 1998 – Ralph co-writes the song ‘I’m Still Here, You’re Still Gone’ performed by Randy Travis. Album: You & You Alone. Label: Dreamworks.
* 1998 – Ralph co-wrote one of her biggest hits ‘Half the Way’. Artist: Crystal Gayle. Album: Super Hits.
* 1998 – Ralph co-wrote the ‘I Was Right About You’. Performed by John Prine. Album: Lucky 13.
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Ralph Murphy 1979

August 9, 2013

Name: Ralph Murphy
Year: 1979
Raised: (Chatham-Kent) Wallaceburg
Position: Performer, producer, songwriter & publisher.

Ralph Murphy is always involved with several projects, but a few select high lights include:

1979 – Cowrote “Half the Way” , performed by Crystal Gayle and became a number one hit. Album: Miss the Mississippi.
1979 – Band: April Wine. Album: Greatest Hits. Ralph gets credit for producing many of the songs.
1979 – Larry Raspberry And The Highsteppers – Album: No Accident. (Production credits/unverified, but most likely),
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Ralph Murphy 1969

August 9, 2013

Name: Ralph Murphy
Year: Circa 1969
Raised: Wallaceburg Ontario
Position: Performer, producer, songwriter & publisher.

Notes:
* In 1969, Ralph Murphy moved to New York as Director of Production for Belwin/Mills Publishing producing demos for Broadway musicals and started two successful record labels.

* Circa 1969, Murphy produced albums for several groups, including, but not limited to, April Wine, Mashmakhan, Shooter, Brutus & Sea Dog.

* 1969 – Wrote ‘Touched’. Released by The Casuals. Album: Hour World.
* 1969 – Wrote ‘Sun Comes Up. released by John Walker.
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Overview as of 2013.
Canadian songwriter/producer/author Ralph Murphy is a lifetime achiever in the Music Business. Leaving Canada for Liverpool in 1965 led to his first #1 production/writing credit, “Call My Name” by James Royal in 1966. His early successes in Europe set the stage for his return to Toronto to produce platinum albums for April Wine (You Could Have Been A Lady) and in 1971 to have his first huge Country hit by Jeannie C. Riley (Good Enough To Be Your Wife). While in Nashville in 1972 to collect his first (of many) ASCAP Country Awards he felt excited by the creative environment and moved there to start a Publishing/production company with his pal Roger Cook. His songs have been recorded and released by dozens of artists like Randy Travis, Shania Twain, Ray Price, Crystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap, Kathy Mattea, Micky Gilley and so many more. Having had chart success as a writer in every decade since the sixties puts him in a rare club. His newly released Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting, “The Book” (2011) has become a best seller with professional songwriters, universities and songwriter organizations worldwide. He is also the only Canadian to have been President of the Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI), President of the Nashville Chapter of the Recording Academy (NARAS) and a National Trustee of NARAS. He has served on the Canadian Country Music Association Board, as well as the Songwriters Guild of America regional advisory board and the Southern Regional Writers Advisory board of ASCAP. Most recently he was presented the Jo Walker-Meador International Achievement Award by the Country Music Association (CMA) for services to Country Music worldwide. He is an active member of the CCMA, CMA, NARAS, Songwriters Association of Canada, SGA and ASCAP. – Canadian Country Music Association.

In 2012, Ralph Murphy was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Ralph Murphy 1968

August 9, 2013

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Name: Ralph Murphy
Year: 1968
Raised: Wallaceburg Ontario
Position: Performer, producer, songwriter & publisher.

A selection of releases by Ralph in 1968, as a song writer & producer.
1968 – He became Raffi Murphy in the group The High Windows.
1968 – Co-writes James Royal ‎– Call My Name. Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
1968 – Credits on The Casuals, The Toy / Touched. Decca · AT 15128 · 7″, Single · 1968 · Netherlands.
1968 – Vanity Fare ‎– Ralph wrote the B side ‘On The Other Side Of Life’. 7″, Single · 1968 · UK
1968 – UK – Wrote ‘Victim Of Perfume And Lace’ performed by Kenny Bernard, Vinyl, 7″, Single. Also co-produced it.
1968 – Co-wrote ‘Call My name’. Performed by Nicole Hernandez . Vinyl, Single, 7″. France.
1968 – Co-wrote the single ‘The Soul Of A Man’. Performed by Robbi Curtice. Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Promo.

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Ralph Murphy 2006

August 6, 2013



Name: Ralph Murphy
Year: 2006
Raised: (Chatham-Kent) Wallaceburg
Position: Performer, producer, songwriter & publisher.

Among many other roles & duties this year, Ralph had a big year in 2006 with re-releases of a few of his hit songs he wrote appearing on compilation albums & a DVD release.

* 2006 – Ralphs Cowrote “Half the Way”, performed by Crystal Gayle and became a number one hit. Re-released: Album: Easy Listening, Various Artists.
* 2006 – Re-release of ‘He Got You’, Artist: Ronnie Milsap. Album: The Essential Ronnie Milsap (Double Disc).
* 2006 – Re-release of his #1 hit ‘Half the Way’. Performer: Crystal Gayle. Live DVD: The Ultimate Collection: Live [Bonus DVD],
* 2006 – Ralph had success in the UK charts with ‘21st Century Christmas’ (co-written by Paul Brady). It was written in 2005 for fun and sent to Cliff Richard who they knew liked Christmas songs. to their pleasant surprise he recorded it in 2006 and had a UK and European hit with it (No2 in UK!).

 

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Mike Francis Bio 2010

August 23, 2010

 

 

Musician: Mike Francis” (Pepe)
Year: 2010
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario (Grande Pointe)
Resides:  Moved away to pursue carreer choice in the Toronto area.
Son of the late Ray Francis (Ray Francis and the Whippoorwills etc)

MIKE FRANCIS – Biography
Extraordinary Anonymous Guitarist
Mike Francis has been a professional musician since the age of 17. The first several years of his professional career was spent playing the regular club circuit before Mike discovered his ability to perform well under the pressure that is the recording studio. The past 22 years he has worked as a first call studio guitarist in the Toronto recording scene, as well as being a musician first an foremost, he is also a writer and producer.

He is mostly known for his commercial jingle or session work.

  Versatility is key to a session musician and his session credits include most of the commercial jingles heard regularly on TV and radio. Mike’s clients include some of the busiest advertising agencies and jingle writer / producers working. Some of his more identifiable performances are heard commonly on O/V, Budweiser, McDonalds, Pepsi, Coca-Cola and Harvey’s commercials. He’s also the guitar player on any Miller, Molson Ex, Labatt’s, 7-Up, Coors, Blacks Cameras, GM Trucks, Esso, Ford Trucks, Pontiac, Pizza Pizza, Chrysler, Toyota, Canadian Tire, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Swiss Chalet, The Bay, Canadian Pacific or Sears commercial you may have heard.

  Also as a session player, Mike has performed on and / or written material for a number of television shows and movie soundtracks over the years. Some of the more visible projects he’s been involved with include Beverly Hills 90210, Street Legal, Due South, Beetlejuice, Fraggle Rock, Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and the Jim Henson Hour.

Canadian productions such as Traders, E.N.G, Legacy, Black Harbour, The City, Nothing too Good for a Cowboy, Scales of Justice, Rita & Friends, Corey Hart Special, Elvis Stoyko Special, Canadian Country Music Association Awards Show and the Juno Awards have also used Mike as the first call guitarist.

Album projects are all in a day’s work for a session veteran, and the list of recording artists and album projects Mike has been involved with is a testament to his skill and versatility as a guitarist. He has recorded with artists like Alanis Morissette, Shirley Eikhard, Liona Boyd, Dan Hill, Anne Murray, Gordon Lightfoot, Enrique Iglesias, Kim Mitchell and George Massenberg. He’s also been on albums with Harem Scarem, World On Edge, Rita McNeil, the Rankin Family, Terry Kelly, Ron Hynes, and Roger Whittaker, Cassandra Vasick, Susan Aglukark, Natalie McMaster, Michelle Wright, John McDermott, Bruce Gruthro and Tim Thorney.

In addition to playing on sessions, he has also been active as a producer in the studio. The Mavericks, Jeff Healey, Dallas Harms, Dick Damron, Terry Carisse, Carroll Baker, Matt Minglewood, Joan Kennedy, Anita Perras, The Good Brothers, Joel Feeney, Don Neilson, Robert Armes and Ken Harnden.

Mike does get out of the studio on a regular basis, and over the years his involvement with live radio and live television broadcasts has meant that he has played with some of the best and brightest stars the industry. Versatility as a player is a key to his success as a session player, so he has been called to support a diverse group of artists on stage. His live performance credits include performing with Shania Twain, Terri Clark, Chet Atkins, Buddy Emmons, Jesse Winchester, and Ronnie Hawkins. He’s also performed with Ronnie Milsap, Liza Minelli, Harry Connick Jr., Dr. John, kd lang, Smokey Robinson, Paul Schaffer, David Clayton Thomas, Jeff Healey, Hiram Bullock, Chris DeBurgh, Hal Linden, Michael Burgess, Dr. Music, Ricky Skaggs, Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash, Paul Brandt, Ronnie Milsap, Charlie Pride, Dolly Parton, Roy Clarke, Jerry Reed and Charlie McCoy.

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

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That Whaling Band Release Jacks Gallery

February 11, 2010

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Band: That Waling Band
Release: Live – Jack’s Gallery
Year: 2008
Genre: Rock
Home: Chatham

Members:
Ray Whaling – Guitar, Vocals
Andy Martin – Bass, B. Vox
Daryl Denault – Guitar, B. Vox, Percussion
Joel Laprise – Drums

Tracks:
01. Jeckyll Meets Hyde
02. Quarter Mile Straight
03. Lookin’ For A Girl
04. Black Ryder
05. Rock Me
06. Get back Tomorrow
07. Rainen
08. Wheelz Of Fire
09. Shine

Recorded at Eyre Space Studios by: Bob Hiltz & Ray Whaling
All songs written by Ray Whaling.

That Whaling Band record a new release’ live off the floor’ in the studio.
Visit them online here.

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Ray Francis Two Sides of Country LP

December 4, 2009

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Artist: Ray Francis
Release: Two Sides of Country
Format: LP Album
Year: Circa 1974
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada

Label: Condor
Distribution: Marathon Music INC.
Number: 977-1404
Genre: Country Music

Notes: Ray Francis was born Feb 9th 1931 in Chatham.

Back Cover Notes:
    Outside the city of Chatham, Ontario, on a small farm, a thirteen year old boy by the name of Ray Francis started strumming chords on his first guitar.
    Ray’s love of country music was greatly influenced by picking up from his radio the famous ‘Grand Ole Opry’ show from WSM Nashville, Tennessee, every Saturday night.
    By the time Ray was in his twenties, he had formed his own band. With his increasing popularity with the fans, Ray was constantly being booked for club and stage appearances. Later the youngster who had only heard the stars of ‘The Grand Ole Opry’ on radio, now found himself appearing onstage with many of these same stars.
    Ray’s versatility as a performer, musician, comedian, and writer has brought him recognition on both sides of the border.
    As a performer myself, I would hate to follow Ray’s show onstage. His ability to impersonate many of the Nashville artists plus come back and sing his own originals, is the true sign of a great overall performer.
    The makings of a great entertainer is like baking a cake. You take a handful of sincerity, a touch of comedy, a warm personality, and a great love for country music and you have my friend, Ray Francis.
 Columbia Recording Artist Dallas Harms

Tracks
01
. Forbidden lovers (Stanton-Walker)
02. I knew her then (R. Francis – Doug Springsted)
03. Who’s Julie
04. One nite stand (R.ay Francis)
05. Laura
06. Just let me know (Ray Francis)
07. Margie’s at the Lincoln Park Inn
08. Sweet misery (Ray Francis – Mike Francis)
09. Anita you’re dreaming
10. The downward side of lonesome (R. Francis)
11. If Ginny knew (Ray Francis)
12. In a mansion

Discography as of 1973:
Ray Francis and the Whippoorwills – 1963 – Country Jamboree
The Whippoorwills – 1964 – The Whippoorwills
Ray Francis – 1973 – The Countrey Way
Ray Francis – 1973 – An Olde Tyme Christmas
Ray Francis – 1974 – Two Sides of Country

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