Subject: Other Music & Dance

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Boring For Oil - "Square" Jim MacDonald

LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED - This is a bawdy song. "Square" Jim MacDonald (1888-1970) was a commercial fisherman in Port Dover, Ontario. This song was recorded at a party in Port Dover in about 1960. It is all double entendres and sexual metaphors in ...

Burns Centennial Festival 1859 - Songs, Tunes Speakers

This amazing document from Toronto, is a broadside advertising a Burns Supper at St. Lawrence Hall in 1859. That year was the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns. The original is in the Toronto Public reference Library. Check the "eve o...

Canada's Defenders - 1885

A patriotic song about the Northwest Rebellion by John Imrie. (1846-1902) Living and working in Toronto, Imrie was a lesser Scottish-Canadian poet and songwriter who had one considerable advantage over his rivals - He had his own printing press! I firs...

Castles In The Air - Irving's Canadian Series of Five Cent Music

A forgotten song from Irving's Five Cent Music Series. It has a strange "putting art in it's proper place" message in the lyrics. This is little like another song from the same era, "The Man Behind The Plough". (also in the ONTRAD library) See link below...

Catalogue R.S.Williams - 1925

What Could You Buy in Ontario in 1925? R.S. Williams Musical Instruments was a Canadian manufacturer and sales outlet for all kinds of instruments. They made their own pump organs, banjos pianos and mandolins, but also sold good quality instruments from o...

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