GRAHAM TOWNSEND Salute's Canada's Centennial

Monday, November 21, 2011

Keeping on with the posts of Graham Townsend's Banff albums, here's RBS 1258 from 1967. Twelve tunes are featured in honour of the Centennial, each one commemorating a Canadian locale. Three are Townsend originals, the balance either traditional or tunes composed by legendary fiddlers Ned Landry, Earl Mitton, Ward Allen, and Cecil McEachern.
I would like to thank Andyrama for access to this LP to transfer, and Su for sending me the jacket and label scans.

A 1988 live video of Graham playing "Bully of the Town" and the "Clarinet Polka" is here.


1. Montreal '67
2. Banks Of Newfoundland
3. Nova Scotia Hop
4. Spud Island Breakdown
5. New Brunswick Breakdown
6. Quebec Reel
7. Ontario Swing
8. Alberta Polka
9. Saskatchewan Jig
10. Manitoba Waltz
11. B.C. Centennial
12. Canadian Centennial Breakdown

*download here*


mrmeadowlark said...

Truly the best things in life are Canadian! Thanks Lefty! :)

Lonesome Lefty said...

When it comes to fiddling, especially!