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Original Bones - ST

Format: LP
Label: QCS 999
Year: 1972
Origin: Scarborough, Ontario
Genre: folk
Keyword:  FLQ (Pierre Laporte)
Value of Original Title: $850.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Ontario, 1970's, $1000 Record Club, Top 50 Collector Albums, Rarest Canadian Music, Primitive Cover Artwork, Folk


Side 1

Track Name
Drop Down Mama
Say it With gentle
I Went Walkin'
One More Night
Sit Down
Rollin' Over

Side 2

Track Name
Friend of the Devil
Lady Anne
The Verses of the Fool
Steamboat Whistle Blues
Song for Pierre Laporte
Tom Greene County Fair
Itchy Blues



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Original Bones Liner side 1


Original Bones liner side 2


Original Bones Vinyl side 1

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Original Bones were a collective of folk musicians who formed in Scarborough, Ontario. This album features four Norm Hacking originals - his first forray onto vinyl. The session was recorded at Scarborough College Media Centre Studios from February to June, 1972 in Toronto. A few of the folks who dropped by to record included Paul Corby, Jan Duncan, Vivian East, Greg Farrell, Martin Farrell, Norm Hacking, Gary Lipton, Janine Locke, Jackie McCormick, Leighton McLeod, Jack (on the buses) Pickles, Jim Pett (the Grand Exalted Foon), Bradley Sales, Steven Sales, Carol Sokoloff, Phil & Jill Weir, and other assorted visitations. My guess is that there were only around 50 copies ever pressed, making it probably the rarest folk record ever pressed in Canada, which explains the $700 pricetag, that is if you can ever find a copy. The home-made paste on 'skeleton takes a bow' cover design was drawn by Don Agro.

Janine Locke's "An ode to Pierre La Porte", is a ballad about Quebec's former minister of labour and immigration, who was kidnapped by the F.L.Q. (Front de Libération du Québec) during the October crisis in 1970. He was strangled and murdered on October 17, 1970, just one day after Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act. He was found stuffed in the trunk of a car. Members of the Montréal Chénier Cell (named after the rebel hero of the lower Canada Rebellion; the name given to the armed conflict between the rebels of Lower Canada and the UK colonial power of Quebec) were Paul Rose and Francis Simard, who received life sentences for murder. Bernard Lortie was sentenced to 20 years for kidnapping. Jacques Rose was convicted of being an accessory after the fact and was sentenced to eight years. All are now free to roam.

In Norm Hacking's beautiful "I Went Walkin" ... "Take Me to the Rockies Before I Die"....Norm Hacking took his final bow in 2007 at the age of 57. I am sure he made it to the Rockies....

Band members:
Vivian East: flute
Jim Pett: guitar
Phil Weir: vocals, guitar
Norm Hacking: guitar, vocals
Janine Locke: vocals, guitar
Paul Corby: vocals, guitar
Brad Sales: guitar
Gary Lipton: harp

-Robert Williston


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