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$5.00

Cameron, Doug - Mona With the Children b/w The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

Format: 45
Label: True North TN 4201
Year: 1985
Origin: Toronto, Ontario
Genre: pop
Keyword: 
Value of Original Title: $5.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Singles
Websites:  No
Playlist: 1980's, Ontario, Pop

Tracks

Side 1

Track Name
Mona With the Children

Side 2

Track Name
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

Photos

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Doug Cameron - Mona With the Children b/w The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

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Mona With the Children b/w The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

Videos

Information/Write-up

Former bassist for The Ceedees (1979), singer/songwriter Doug Cameron signed to True North as the new folk troubadour (which the label hoped would be the successor to Bruce Cockburn). Cameron's first album was released in the US on the Gold Mountain label.

"Mona with the Children" tells the story of a Persian Bahá'í girl aged 16, Mona Mahmudnizhad, who, in 1983, together with nine other Bahá'í women, was sentenced to death and hanged in Shiraz, Iran, because of her membership in the Bahá'í Faith. Cameron recreated Mahmudnizhad's story in a music video, Mona with the Children, which made the pop charts in Canada (#14 for the week of October 19, 1985).

Among the background vocalists were Seals & Crofts. Buffy St. Marie appears on the video.

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