Gordon Lightfoot Book, Music and More!

The home of music journalist Nicholas Jennings, author of Lightfoot, the definitive new Gordon Lightfoot biography from Penguin Random House.

Various Artists - Oh What a Feeling 2

A music lover recently burned a compilation CD on his computer titled Northern Nuggets: Forgotten Sounds of the '60s . On it, he recorded a wonderful assortment of obscure songs by Canadians, including "One Single River (A Song for Canada)." Performed by Bob Dylan and The Band, the outtake from 1967's The Genuine Basement Tapes I-II was written by Ian Tyson and Peter Gzowski, no less. Sadly, there are no such curiosities on Oh What a Feeling 2 , the four-CD box set issued to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Juno Awards. Like its 1996 predecessor, which sold an impressive 250,000 co-pies, the latest package favours only the best-known Canadian songs of the last four decades. Still, as ...
Continue reading
  860 Hits

Sugar Jones - Sugar Jones

Manufactured pop for boob-tube viewers. The international TV series PopStars has so far spawned groups from England, Australia and the United States. Sugar Jones, the product of the show’s Canadian franchise, has already launched its first single, a forgettable piece of fluff called “Days Like That.” The album, assembled by songwriters and producers whose clients include Nelly Furtado, Jacksoul and McMaster & James, is due out any day. If this is pop’s future, be afraid, or at least very depressed.
  613 Hits

Leahy - Lakefield

Think of the new Leahy as a cross between those other sibling acts, the Rankins and Ireland’s the Corrs. While still steeped in Celtic fiddle music, the nine Leahy brothers and sisters from rural Ontario have clearly benefited from touring with country-pop diva Shania Twain. The group’s second album, produced by Nigel Green (the engineer of projects by Shania’s hubby, Mutt Lange), has a polished pop edge. And the once strictly instrumental and stepdancing group now features vocals from the five Leahy girls.
  631 Hits