I truly love all sorts of music and I thought I might share a few tunes that showcase the wide diversity of offerings by Canada’s talented musicians. Since it’s always hard to choose favorites and there are way too many other performances — oh my gosh, so many good ones! — that I appreciate from this country, I’ll just note that the songs below are among those that I like a great deal because they inspire me, move me or just make me smile.
(The titles below are linked to YouTube videos.)
⇒Joni Mitchell, “The Circle Game”
⇒Neil Young (with The Band and Joni Mitchell), “Helpless”
⇒Johnny Osbourne & Bunny Brown, “Love Makes The World Go Round”
⇒Noel Ellis, Jackie Mittoo, Willie Williams & Jerry Brown, “Rocking Universally”
⇒Gordon Lightfooot, “If You Could Read My Mind”
⇒Stompin Tom Connors, “Muleskinner Blues”
⇒Alan Mills, “A La Claire Fontaine”
⇒Alanis Morissette (with Salif Keita), “The Prayer Cycle Movement I – Mercy”
Photo Credits: Wikimedia Commons
Some great music on this post– love Joni !
Chris, thanks! Definitely some good ‘uns! (I’m playing with the SoundCloud player to see how this does in posts. Btw, we’re both up way too late (or early).) 🙂
Very cool, Brett ! And oh yes– late, later, and latest! 😀
Oh yes … some great artists and music there especially legends like Leonard Cohen and Neil Young!
Some of the best! 🙂
Some old friends. Some new for me, thanks. I loved Ian and Sylvia, particularly their album ”
Great Speckled Bird.”
That one is a good throwback! 🙂
Canada does/did have some great musicians. Good post.
Anneli, that’s so true. Many people in the States often don’t realize how much music comes from north of the border. Best, Brett
For sure, Canada has some great talent. Imagine how many more musicians we would have if the undiscovered ones could make that breakthrough that is easier to find in the States?!
Great suggestions – thanks! 🙂
I listened to the Prayer Cycle song and just kept listening to what came next. Great music….:)
Yes, The Prayer Cycle sequence of songs is quite moving. I’m glad you liked it. 🙂
Some good choices – I love The Great Exhale (and most of the rest on this fab album)
Thanks! The Great Lake Swimmers are an underappreciated band with great potential!
As an American, I always thought it true that great Canadian artists never get enough credit. Was always a fan of the Guess Who. I never thought they got their props. Thanks for sharing.
Great observations! 🙂
, great collection of canadian music
There’s a lot good music from there! 🙂
Thanks for the introduction to Stompin’ Tom Connors. I spent yesterday evening listening to every performance of his I could find on YouTube and woke up with “Margo’s Got the Cargo” in my head this morning.