Toronto Mike

Early Canadian Rock: The 60s and 70s

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I've got a bud who's been burying me in early Canadian rock these past few months.  All good Canadians know "As Years Go By" by Mashmakan or "Oh What A Feeling" by Crowbar, but unless you remember the 60s, how would you know The Beau-Marks, The Ugly Ducklings or Motherlode?

I asked this friend to put together a mix of essential early Canadian rock listening for guys like me who need a crash course on everything before The Guess Who and Rush.  He calls this volume one, with volume two to follow, and here are the 29 tunes on Early Canadian Rock: The 60s and 70s.

  1. Little Darlin' - The Diamonds
  2. Clap Your Hands - The Beau-Marks
  3. Ain't Love a Funny Thing - Robbie Lane & The Disciples
  4. Any Other Way - Jackie Shane
  5. As Years Go By - Mashmakan
  6. Better Watch Out - McKenna Mendelson Mainline
  7. Big Town Boy - Shirley Matthews
  8. Boom Boom - David Clayton Thomas & The Shays
  9. Bring it Down Front - Jon-Lee & The Checkmates
  10. Charlene - Richie Knight & The Mid-Knights
  11. Daytime Night Time - Keith Hampshire
  12. Fortune Teller - Bobby Curtola
  13. Gaslight - The Ugly Ducklings
  14. Got To Get You Into My Life - The Stitch in Tyme
  15. Half Past Midnight - The Staccatos
  16. Heartaches - Jayson King
  17. Her Own Life - Grant Smith & The Power
  18. I Would Be The One - Kensington Market
  19. If I Call You By Some Name - The Paupers
  20. If - Little Caesar & The Consols
  21. It Was I - The Big Town Boys
  22. Oh What A Feeling - Crowbar
  23. Opportunity - Mandala
  24. Shakin' All Over - Guess Who
  25. The Stones That I Throw - Levon & The Hawks
  26. Turned 21 - Fludd
  27. Unless You Care - Terry Black
  28. Walk On By - Bobby Kris & The Imperials
  29. When I Die - Motherlode
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