Davidson, Johnny - Your Country House Party

Format: LP
Label: Chateau CLP 1001
Year: 1961
Origin: Hamilton, Ontario
Genre: folk, country, rockabilly, polka, square dance
Value of Original Title: $150.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Ontario, Country & Western, 1960's, Art Snider's Canatal / Chateau Records Library


Side 1

Track Name
Paul Jones - Maple Sugar - Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet - Wednesday Night Waltz - Irish Washerwoman - Darktown Strutters' Ball - Anchors Away - Clarinet Polka
Chateau Rock
Heel & Toe Polka

Side 2

Track Name
Square Dance: Cut Off Six
Square Dance: Dip and Dive
Square Dance: Breakdown
Schottishe: Rochester Schottishe
Rye Waltz



Johnny Davidson - Your Country House Party


Your Country House Party


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Here is the first of 16 Chateau releases prior to morphing into the Canatal label. Art Snider's first production of mostly western square dance numbers, as called by Johnny Davidson with Wally Traugott on fiddle, Marj Hames (one of the Hames Sisters) on double bass, and Maurice Beaulieux on banjo. Gordon Lightfoot is at the very centre of the group on the front cover, beside the older gentleman, but he is not acknowledged as performing on this recording (may be a back-up singer). At this time, Gordon was with the group the Singin' Swingin' Eight and they released a single containing 6 tracks (Canatal Records CTC 403 http://mocm.ca/Music/Title.aspx?TitleId=324616). It was also produced by Art Snider. One song, "Church in the Wildwood" featured Gord in a solo section of the song). This album notably includes the rockabilly track "Chateau Rock", which was comped on Early Canadian Rockers Vol 9-10.
-with notes from Robert Williston and Howard Hoover


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