316239

$200.00

Pat's People - Today

Format: LP
Label: Ari Records ARIS 8063
Year: 1972
Origin: London, Ontario
Genre: folk, folk-rock, xian
Keyword: 
Value of Original Title: $200.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: 1970's, Canadian Folk, Ontario

Tracks

Side 1

Track Name
To-day
Michael
We Shall Overcome
Dona Dona
Changes

Side 2

Track Name
Less of Me
Our Father
Take Our Bread
Turn, Turn, Turn
Richman's Spiritual
What Have They Done to the Rain
Get To-Gether

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Information/Write-up

Here is an extremely rare piece of Canadiana, a peaceful xian folk album by Pat's People. They originated just after Denise Pelley and Bernadette LaPorte did their first folk Mass in St. Patrick's Church in 1971 in London, Ontario. Inside the great plaid jacket cover, we have the all-girl group singing lovely harmonies of mostly folk-rock standards of the day. Father Jim Nolan, the director of the church, made sure there was a heavy xian flavour running through the LP. The group featured Sharon Gaskell, Kelly McGlone, Bernadette LaPorte, Joanne Rynen, and a young Denise Pelley, who was only 14 years old at the time of this recording.

Denise Pelley is now a reknowned jazz vocalist in London, Ontario and has several recordings to her credit. In 1998, Denise performed her one-woman musical, Jazzabel. You can learn more about this incredible woman here: http://www.denisepelley.com/ and here: http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/In-the-Spotlight-One-Woman-Shows/print/1.
-Robert Williston

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