Canada’s Best Music – 5 Songs At A Time – Part 26


Today’s collection includes some country rock, some classic staples, some music from my favourite city and some really sappy 70’s pop.

1. Murray McLauchlan

“Try Walking Away”

Murray McLauchlan (album)

Murray McLauchlan (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Murray had a strong career in the 70’s and 80’s, writing and recording many current staples on Canadian classic radio.  Unfortunately, he never hit mainstream elsewhere.

2. The Poppy Family

“Where Evil Grows”

Terry Jacks Guests on OTR

Terry Jacks Guests on OTR (Photo credit: Stephen Dyrgas)

Smaltzy Canadian pop at its’ best (worst?).  The Poppy Family had a string of North American hits in the late 60’s and early 70’s.  The group was made up of Susan and Terry Jacks.


4. Northern Pikes

“She Aint Pretty”

Live (Northern Pikes album)

Live (Northern Pikes album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hello Saskatoon, Canada‘s greatest city.

5. Bachman Turner Overdrive

“Blue Collar”

Cover of "BTO (1984)"

Cover of BTO (1984)

BTO’s very first release, very different from everything they did afterwards.  My favourite song by them by a country mile.  This clip is of Randy Bachman only, but it is live and is at a great venue in Vancouver called the Commodore Ballroom.  Great groove.

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 July 31, 2012, in Canada, Canada's Best Music, Canadian Music, Classic Rock, Live Music, Music, Rock and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Murray McLauchlan and Bruce Cockburn has been handed down in the love of music Japanese SSW. And many a masterpiece. 🙂

  2. Nice set. I’ve missed these.
    seemed very…80s this round.

  3. I agree, especially about the Poppy Family and BTO!

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