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Traditional Music of Ontario

Updated February 8, 2000
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MARCEL BÉNÉTEAU
"LES FILLES DE SANDWICH VIELLES CHANSON DU DÉTROIT, VOL. 1"

Now released on CD this collection reflects the songs of generations sung at work and
at play by the French inhabitants of the Detroit River region. Most of the songs originated
in France and were brought here by the early settlers.
Contents: Les filles de Sandwich; Les gens de Sainte-Claire; L'amant refusé; Le joli
moine; La vie d'un garçon; Adieu de la mariée à ses parents; Conseils de la mariée
à ses souers; La vieille amoureuse; La fille matelot; Tout d'travers, tout à l'envers;
Le jour du mariage; L'ivrogne qui se plaint de sa femme; L'ivronge aux trois enfants;
Le retour du fils soldat; Wô! Farlantine; Les voici, les voilà; Les
pâtés chauds.
Lyrics enclosed. Notes in French and English.
 Compact Disc
 TO018D - $ 23.00


MARCEL BÉNÉTEAU
"VIEILLES CHANSONS DU DÉTROIT:
OLD FRENCH SONGS OF LE DÉTROIT, VOL. 2"

Long cut-off from the rest of the French-speaking world, the inhabitants of le Detroit
have for nearly three centuries maintained a vibrant and unique culture".
Contents: La soirée de mes noces; Le cheval en peinture; Le cou de ma bouteille;
Un matin je m'y lève; Beau marinier; Entre Paris et Saint-Denis; La bergère muette;
La fille et les trois soldats; Partez quand vous voudrez; C'est un berger; Adieu donc,
Belle-Rivière; Viridam sanctam et nominam; À tôt catin; Garçon à marier; La belle
qui fait la morte; Adieu la ville d'Orléans; La courte paille; Un p'tit verre de bière.
Lyrics enclosed. Notes in French and English.
Reviewed in the Bulletin, Vol.30, No.2 (June, 1996)
 Cassette  Compact Disc
 TO014C - $ 14.00  TO014D - $ 23.00


JAMES GORDON "MORE HOMETOWN TUNES"
A second collection of songs inspired by letters to CBC Radio's 'Ontario Morning'.
Contents: Down the Old Tweed Road; The Old Lucan Bell; Anna's Dress; Stuart
Manson; Back Home In Lambton County; For Home and Country; The Dancing
Bear's Dream; The Wreck Of the Erie Belle; Two Longs, A Short and A Long;
Rancier's Rock; Break-in At the Pen; Oh My Sophia; Catherine and Susannah;
Daniel MacDonald; Murder In Woodstock; The Fish Lake Garlic Man; Angus
Campbell; George Washington Jones; Many More Mealtimes Than Meals;
Mussie; Andy's Fine Accommodation; Oil Springs
. Lyrics enclosed.
Reviewed in the Bulletin, Vol. 33, No. 1 (March 1999)
 Cassette  CD
 TO019C - $ 13.00  TO019D - $ 18.00


TANGLEFOOT "SATURDAY NIGHT IN HARDWOOD LAKE'
Most of the songs are about life and situations in Northern Ontario.
Contents: Traighli Bay; Motherlode; The Last Breakdown; Jones ¼ Line;
No Smoke, No Baloney; Immigrant's Tears; Walls Of Pine; Longjohns In
Summer; The Drunken Dummer Survey; Fire and Guns; Losing Sight;
Paddy's Finger; Blow To the Heart.

Reviewed in the Bulletin, Vol. 29, No. 4 (Dec. 1995)
 Cassette  Compact Disc
 TO016C - $ 14.00  TO016D - $ 20.00


TANGLEFOOT "THE MUSIC IN THE WOOD"
Another collection of great Tanglefoot songs about pioneer situations and life
of Eastern Canada.
Contents: Awkward Donald; Closer To the Ocean; Jack the Green; The
Farmer's Piano; The Music In the Wood; Secord's Warning; La V'La M'amie;
Old Broken Soldier; Loup Garou; Stone Fences; Dollar Bill; Vimy;
Song For the Road.

 Cassette  Compact Disc
 TO017C - $ 14.00  TO017D - $ 20.00