And now, the search result for “The Canadian Johnny Cash”

March 8, 2013

The video below is the entirety of a Stompin’ Tom Connors concert film. Connors passed away a few days ago, and this was posted on “If Charlie Parker Was A Gunslinger…

Across This Land with Stompin’ Tom Connors – YouTube.

Let’s talk about “World Music” for a moment. We’ve heard the music Tom is playing here before. But we have not heard it used in the telling of tales of French Canadian lumberjacks. It’s a little like hearing Fela Kuti, and picking out the bits of James Brown. It is familiar, but alien. It also won’t leave your head.


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