Monday, December 11, 2017

Yodelin' Slim Clark's 100th Birthday

Picture Courtesy of Athol Daily News
Today (December 11, 2017) would have been Yodelin' Slim Clark's 100th birthday.

From Wikipedia (abridged):
In 1936, he went on the air as "Wyoming Buck" and a few months later the radio station manager renamed him "Yodeling Slim Clark" - which was his trademark throughout his career. 
Though primarily known as a single act, Slim's bands included the "Red River Rangers", "The Trailriders" and "The Trailsmen". 
During his very active career, Slim recorded over 25 albums. Copies of his old 78s are in the Library at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and have become collector's items. After a partial retirement in the early 1970s, he recorded for Palomino Records and played many festivals during the summertime.
Slim won the World Yodeling Championship in 1947 and was inducted into the Yodeler's Hall of Fame, He was a member of the Western Music Association's Hall of Fame. 
Here are some videos from the man himself:

Links: Yodelin' Slim Clark, Videos above courtesy of mrblindfreddy9999

More 100th Birthday Celebrations

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Weekday Picks (December 11-14, 2017)

Monday, December 11

Yodelin' Slim Clark: 100th Birthday

2-2:30am: Ensemble! TV Show ft Dwayne LaForme + Joshua Arden Miller, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

12-1pm: Vocal Meditation with Jane Lewis @ Silence (Guelph) donation FINAL

7pm: West African Drum Class (Beginner) w Tom Wolf @ Silence (Guelph) $20 one or both levels (Every 2nd Mon)

8pm: Brantford Downtown Jazz Presents Bernie Senensky Quintet @ Sanderson Centre (Brantford) $30

8pm: West African Drum Class (Beginner) w Tom Wolf @ Silence (Guelph) $20 one or both levels (Every 2nd Mon)

Tuesday, December 12

12-12:30am: Ensemble! TV Show ft Dwayne LaForme + Joshua Arden Miller, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

11:30am: Kenny + Dolly A Little Touch of Christmas (Tribute Show) @ Carmen's (Hamilton) $55 incl lunch

1pm: Music's Greatest Icons: Holiday Edition (Tribute Show) @ Greg Frewin Theatre (Niagara Falls) $20, Lunch (12pm) available for extra cost

4-6pm: Blues Blast w Ken Wallis @ 101.5 FM or

7pm: Hamilton Regional Songwriter's Group @ Birchway Sound (Hamilton) (Every 2 Weeks)

8pm: Charly’s Piano (play ft Charly Chiarelli) @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $20

8:30-9pm: Ensemble! TV Show ft Maggie Hamilton + Song, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

Wednesday, December 13

1-1:30pm: Ensemble! TV Show ft Jitterbug James (The Vaudevillian) + Famous Framus, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

6:30pm: Abbamania + Night Fever (Tribute Show) @ Carmen's (Hamilton) $60 incl dinner

7:30pm: The Hammer Hoppers Presenta Peter Shea Quartet @ Scottish Rite (Hamilton) $20/$15 students +seniors+HIVE members

7:30pm: Altobeelays w HPO @ Bay City Music Hall (Hamilton) $20

8pm: Charly’s Piano (play ft Charly Chiarelli) @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $20

8pm: Kenny GHoliday + Hits @ FirstOntario Concert Hall (Hamilton) $52+

8pm: Single Mothers, Little Junior, Rules @ This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) $?

8pm: A Tartan Terrors Christmas @ Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts $50

8:30pm: Interactive Music Night w Judy and the Noteworthies @ Coach and Lantern (Ancaster)

9pm: NYSSA vs Persons + Friends @ Casbah (Hamilton) $8

Thursday, December 14

11:30am-12pm: Ensemble! TV Show ft Dwayne LaForme + Joshua Arden Miller, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

2-2:30pm: Ensemble! TV Show ft Dwayne LaForme + Joshua Arden Miller, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

9pm: How the Gretch Stole Christmas (Fundraiser) @ This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) $10

Please Support Local Charities

From their website: The Mission of the Grimsby Benevolent Fund (GBF) is to help individuals and families in maintaining self sufficiency by providing assistance with basic needs.

The Hamilton Blues Lovers (HBL) want to showcase a deserving local charity every week.  HBL is not affiliated with these charities nor does it fund raise for them.

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Hamilton's Carl Horton Passes

Picture courtesy of Carl's Facebook page
It is with sadness that we announce that Hamilton musician Carl Horton passed away recently.  Our condolences to his family, friends and fans.

UPDATE! Hamilton Spectator story about Carl's passing

UPDATE! A musical celebration of his life will be at the First Unitarian Church of Hamilton on Wednesday, December 13 (2 pm)
Carl started his professional music career in 1979. Highlights includes scoring numerous films/TV shows, creating over 450 advertising jingles, teaching, session work, arranging, directing and much more. He's performed for politicians and royalty.  Click here for more detailed bio.

Carl was beloved by many in the Hamilton music community. Here are a few comments from social media:

Jude Johnson (Carl's longtime musical partner): 
My heart is dear friend...musical partner for 35 brother...Carl Horton....a King of a man...unbearable loss for his beloved Tina and daughters Ali and Annie ...our community has lost a great soul...there are no words....
Adrean Farrugia
Carl was one of my teachers at Mohawk College in the 90’s. He was a beloved teacher, and musician—always enthusiastic about music and supportive of others. I’m sad to hear that he’s gone. I’ll miss him. It’s a reminder to make the best of each day as we never know how long we’ll be here.
My condolences to his family. Rest In Peace Carl and thanks for the friendship and inspiration.
We will add more comments as we find them.

Video above courtesy of Hamilton Blues Lovers

To honour his legacy, here are some of his students performing an original tune they wrote.

Video above courtesy of Altheta Rutherford

Blast from the Past: Carl Horton and Friends Perform at Pine Street Gardens

Links: Carl Horton, More Carl Horton StoriesJude JohnsonMore Jude Johnson Stories,

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

News Roundup, Part 2: Canada and World (Patrick Bourgeois, Awards, CBC's Top Albums, Passings)

Click here for News Roundup, Part 1: Local

Picture courtesy of SOCAN
Links: Les BB, Video above courtesy of UnidiscMusic


Highlights below. Click title above for complete winner list

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