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Armes, Robert - Songs for Icarus

Format: LP
Label: Stony Creek ST 57293
Year: 1972
Origin: Toronto, Ontario, 🇨🇦
Genre: folk, psych, blues
Value of Original Title: $400.00
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Release Type: Albums
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Playlist: À découvrir, Ontario, 1970's, Canadian Places, Rarest Canadian Music, Folk


Side 1

Track Name
Imagine a World With No Music
Woman in Toronto
Put Your Cards on the Table
Song for Icarus
2-2 Blues
Fallen Star

Side 2

Track Name
Slipping Away
Sun Song
Lying Close Together


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Songs for Icarus


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Robert Armes was born in 1953 and was based out of Toronto. Before urning 'pro', he played with a folk group in university. His training was in classical piano and guitar and he studied jaz keyboard improvisation, which strongly influenced his writing. He performed at universities and clubs in and around Toronto in the mid seventies. Some of his material was recorded by Raffi.

Robert Armes released a few copies of this self-penned folk album 'Songs For Icarus' in 1972 in Ontario on Stony Creek. All songs were registered for copywrite by Sugarloaf Music.

Robert Armes: guitar, vocals, harmonica, piano
George Bertok: piano, vocals
Jamie Crammond: guitar, vocals
Nancy Perkins: vocals

Produced and engineered by Phil Mathewson
All songs written by Robert Armes except 'Epilogue', conceived and performed by George Bertok
Recorded at 212 Studios in Peterborough, Ontario

Cover artwork and poetry by Jamie Crammond

Tragically Hip weren't the first band to write a song about Bobcaygeon...."You've Never Seen Fightin' in Bars Till You've Been to Bobcaygeon....The Girls Still Give Hickeys to Guys Who Won't Wear Their Hair Long"...

Unmomented 2nd
most likely

origins and ends
as yet unfocussed
somewhere here lie
hints of your peculiarity.

we who watch in
marvelous silence
and catch a whisper of
your soul

can only smile
and leave unsaid the
accolades and acclamations

on one really deserves.

For what more can
applause denote
but sacrificed derision…

incessant demands for
in flight

Uniform innocence
let it stand as
it assaults you…
back again .
-Jamie Cramond

Perhaps the first song written about Bobcaygeon, Ontario was recorded by Bev Marie Van den Bergh circa 1971, entitled "There's a Little Town (Bobcaygeon)" from the album "Spin It Country" on Banff SBS 5412. The song was originally written by her father, Robert Bradt, who moved to Bobcaygeon in 1922.

Robert Armes recorded 5 tracks for the CBC compilation on CBC LM 423: Every Step of the Way/ Nicotine/ Reach for the Sky/ Slippin' Away/ Can't Keep a Good Women Down. He also recorded hundreds of radio and sports tunes including Hockey Night.


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