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Mendelson Joe - Addicted

Format: CD
Label: Anthem ANK-1063
Year: 1991
Origin: Maple, Ontario
Genre: blues, rock
Value of Original Title: $35.00
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Release Type: Albums
Playlist: Ontario, Blues, Mean Mr. Mendelson Joe, 1990's


Track Name
Threading the Needle
Quality Love
They Will Take Your Pants
Air Canada Can
Going Through the Motions


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Produced by Colin Linden and Mendelson Joe

Joe (b Mendelson), Mendelson (b Birrel Josef). Singer-songwriter, guitarist, painter, b Toronto 30 Jul 1944; BA (Toronto) 1966. Self-taught in music and the visual arts, he began his career in 1964 as Joe Mendelson, singing blues in Calgary and Toronto coffeehouses. In 1968, with the guitarist Mike McKenna, he formed McKenna-Mendelson Mainline (later, just Mainline), a rugged blues band completed by the drummer Tony Nolasco and a succession of bassists - in turn, Mike Harrison, Zeke Sheppard, and Ted Purdy. Mainline, which spent several months 1968-9 in England, continued until 1972 and reformed briefly in 1975. Its singles 'Better Watch Out' (1969) and 'Get Down To' (1972) were modest hits in Canada, and the group toured Australia in 1970 and 1975.
Joe has otherwise pursued a solo career, changing his professional name to Mendelson Joe in 1975 and dividing his time thereafter between music and painting. (Among his acrylics in a primitivist style is the Mendelson Musiculture series - 38 portraits of Canadian pop musicians, painted in the late 1970s.) Joe, who has performed intermittently in Toronto clubs (eg, The Groaning Board, the BamBoo) accompanied variously by Ben Mink (violin, mandolin), Colin Linden (guitar) and others, represented Canada at a song festival in Sopot, Poland, in 1973, and has made the occasional folk club appearances in the USA. His songs include 'Aliens,' and 'Dance wih Joe'.

Joe has been identified by Liam Lacey as 'a sort of village eccentric of the Canadian music scene'. His music, an idiosyncratic, self-possessed folk-blues, has inspired some of the most affectionately colorful descriptions in Canadian pop journalism - eg, 'He sings in a voice that galumphs along like a man trying to carry three bags of groceries' (Chris Dafoe, Toronto Globe and Mail, 15 Dec 1988).

Mendelson made four LPs 1968-71 with McKenna-Mendelson Mainline: McKenna-Mendelson Mainline Blues (Paragon 15), Stink (Liberty LBS-83251), Canada Our Home and Native Land (GRT 9230-1011) and Bump 'n' Grind (GRT 9230-1015) and a fifth in 1975, No Substitute (Taurus TR-103)


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