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Compilation - Canada Observed

Label: Capitol SKAO-6221
Year: 1967
Origin: Canada
Genre: theatre, Soundtrack, Musical, Television, Spoken Word comedy
Keyword:  Hockey, Laura Secord, RCMP, 1967 centennial, Leif Erikson, Battle of Plains of Abraham, General Wolfe, General Montcalm
Value of Original Title: $50.00
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Release Type: Album Various Artists
Websites:  No
Playlist: Canadiana, The Great Canadian Soundtrack, Centennial, Hockey Room


Side 1

Track Name
In the Beginning
Stoneage Canadians
Maple Leif (Mr. Erikson Arrives)
The Saga of Private Higgins
The Trade-Indian
Wide World of Wars
Laura, But You're Only a Dream (Miss Secord's Contribution)

Side 2

Track Name
The First Hockey Game
Getting His Man
Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map!
Defending the Faith
Way of Life
Gerda's Ottawa



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One of Canada's top all-round performers, and the son of a vaudeville family, Billy started regular television appearances on the CBC network, on such shows as "The Barris Beat" and "Hit Parade", and then went on to form his own group, the highly successful Billy Van Four. They performed on several TV shows including "Hit Parade", "Parade", etc. He and the group appeared in Canada, the United States, and Europe. He is also known as a talented comedian through his exposure on "Nightcap" and through his appearances on the show he was asked to do the Colt 45 commercials, which are seen both in Canada and the United States. He also MC'd the C.N.E. Grandstand show in 1966. Billy has been the mainstay comic on "Nightcap" since its inception four years ago, and he has played such roles as "The Flying Evangelist", "The Patient", "Doctor Carson" of Flemington Park, "Batman's Robin" and nearly every politician in Parliament! He has had many offers from South of the Border, but prefers to remain in Canada. This is his first comedy recording.
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