Canada’s Best Music – 5 Songs At A Time – Part 11


In this edition of Canada’s essential 500 songs we have an acclaimed producer, writer, singer, 2 more classics from Canadian icons, and a couple of classic rockers, one from the 70’s and the other a bit more recent.  A pretty good set for you.

1. Daniel Lanois

“Shine”

Daniel Lanois

Daniel Lanois (Photo credit: Chris Musil)

Daniel Lanois is the acclaimed one noted above.  He has produced albums for Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Ron Sexsmith, Neil Young and Peter Gabriel.  This, in addition to writing and playing classics such as “Shine”.  As  you are listening to this tune, read the lyrics.  Good writer.

2. Burton Cummings

“Stand Tall”

Burton Cummings

Burton Cummings (Photo credit: Shayne Kaye)

Another classic from Burton Cummings.  Likely my favorite solo song by Burton Cummings.  It has echoes of the Guess Who classic “These Eyes”.

3. Simply Saucer

“Electro Rock”

Canadian punk legends from the mid 70’s, Simply Saucer join the list with their classic “Electro Rock.  Daniel Lanois produced some of their material back then as well.  Small world.

4. The Razorbacks

“It’s Saturday Night”

Another entry from The Razorbacks.  Kick back and enjoy as a Canadian band does rockabilly.

5. Neil Young

“Alabama”

English: Neil Young in concert in Oslo, Norway...

A live version from 1973 of Neil’s classic of of Harvest.  What a talent, what an album.

About John

I enjoy travel, sports, music and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of music and travel posts and a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Canuck.

Posted on February 12, 2012, in Canada, Canada's Best Music, Canadian Music, Classic Rock, Live Music, Music, Pop, Rock and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Hi,
    1. Very nice
    2. OH YES, brilliant, I love that song.
    3. The good old disco days. Not bad.
    4. I like.
    5. Of course I like Neil Young, brilliant music.
    Thank you for some good music to listen too and it certainly did bring back some good memories. 🙂

  2. I’m still waiting for Neil and the Shocking Pinks Vol.2. to come out. (lol) That’s my favorite Young album.

  3. Great choice with Neil Young’s Alabama. Perhaps the best song on Harvest and that’s saying something.

  4. Not only did Daniel Lanois produce Bob Dylan, he produced two great Dylan albums. Before Lanois came on board, Dylan was making some crappy albums.

    • He has a pretty impressive resume as a producer. I was listening to Mysterious Ways by U2 and the DJ pointed out that he had produced that song and had a big argument with Bono on how it should be. Lanois won.

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