Retro Ontario 45s = Awesome Ontario MixTape

OntarioI love this. From Retrontario:

To celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Retrontario, I've pulled out some dusty 45s and made a thirty minute mixtape of sun-stained Ontario floor fillers with the odd vocal sample thrown in for good measure. Listen out for cameos from Retrontario luminaries like John Delazzer, Mark Dailey, and Dave Devall, and a very special thanks to 117 for his blissed-out remix of the title track.

Here are the amazing tunes you'll hear, but it's worth a listen even if just for the little audio cameos. Thanks, Retrontario, you golden god!

  1. Terry Bush - Ontario - Is There Anyplace You'd Rather Be?
  2. Jerry Toth - A Place To Stand
  3. The Laurie Bower Singers - Season Of The Young
  4. Tommy Ambrose - People City
  5. Al Cherney - Hogtown Hoedown
  6. Bobby Gimby - Let's Get Together
  7. Rupert Bailey & The Swingers - Mississauga Evacuation
  8. Frank Motley & The Hitchhikers - Hook And Sling
  9. Dolores Claman - Theme From Ontario Place
  10. Bob Homme - Early One Morning
  11. The Gang - The Goodbye Song
  12. Terry Bush - Ontario - Is There Anyplace You'd Rather Be? (117'S Ontariock Mix)
  13. Nonnie - Imagine, Imagine
  14. Dan Gibson - The Sounds Of Algonquin Park

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Is there anywhere to download this thing as a zip file or something? If there is, blind guy can't find it. This looks awesome though.

March 10, 2011 @ 12:38 PM

Mike from Lowville

@Mike. PM sent, no I lied. E-mail sent.

March 10, 2011 @ 5:07 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

I wish I had the MP3 to share. If Retrontario is out there, can you hook us up?

March 10, 2011 @ 5:08 PM


I agree! Very good

March 10, 2011 @ 6:23 PM

Ontario Bob

Solid mix. Real quality. This takes me back. Makes me want to tear all the seatbelts out of the car and drive (above the speed limit) up to the cottage (cottage, in those days, being little more than a two-room shack on a pristine lake unsullied by JetSkis, or even waterskiiers, or even other people some weekends). Then back to Toronto for a meal at Fran's, the one where that pianist hangs out. Nothing wrong with the Red Ensign, it's a perfectly fine flag! Damn that Pinko Pearson. Somebody bring me another Molson Golden.

March 11, 2011 @ 5:11 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Ontario Bob

Best. Comment. Ever.

March 11, 2011 @ 5:13 PM

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