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North America

Stan Rogers

Stan Rogers: From Coffee House to Concert Hall

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  • From Coffee House to Concert Hall
    • 1999 - Fogarty's Cove FCM 012D CD
  • Track List:
    1. Guysborough Train — Recorded in CBC Radio's Studio 4S, Toronto, for a 45rpm EP for radio play, 1973
    2. Pharisee — Recorded live at the Fiddler's Green pub, Toronto, in 1975
    3. It All Fades Away — Turnaround out-take, 1977
    4. Love Letter — Recorded in CBC Radio's Studio H, Halifax
    5. Take it from Day to Day — Written in 1980 for the CBC project Famous Inside, recorded live at the University Theatre, Calgary, in 1981
    6. Acadian Saturday Night — Fogarty's Cove out-take, 1975
    7. Billy Green — Written and recorded in 1975 for the CBC Radio show Touch the Earth
    8. Straight and True — Written in 1974, recorded as a demo in Daniel Lanois' first studio
    9. The Woodbridge Dog Disaster (Royston Wood) — Recorded live at the University Theatre, Calgary, in 1981
    10. Louise's Song — Written and recorded in 1976 for the CBC Halifax Anecdote series
    11. Past Fifty — Recorded in CBC Radio's Studio 4S, Toronto, for a 45rpm EP for radio play, 1973
    12. Evangeline (Robbie MacNeill) — Recorded live at Change of Pace coffee house, London, Ontario, in the late 1970s
    13. A Matter of Heart — Written on commission for the CBC Radio musical So Hard to Be So Strong, a folk opera based on the Olympics in the mid-seventies
    14. Famous Inside — Written and recorded in 1976 for the CBC Halifax Anecdote series
    15. At Last I'm Ready for Christmas — Recorded live at the National Arts Centre's annual Christmas show, Joy to the World, in 1982
    16. Your "Laker's" Back in Town
    17. The Puddler's Tale
      • Both written in 1982 as part of a group intended for inclusion on From Fresh Water
    18. Music in Your Eyes (Willie P. Bennett) — Recorded at Studio A at KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles during an interview for the folk music program Folk Scene in May 1983
    19. Leave Her, Johnny, Leave Her (Trad.) — Recorded live in Holsteins Tavern, Chicago, at a benefit concert for the folk magazine Come for to Sing
    20. Down the Road (Mary McCaslin) — Recorded at McCabe's, Santa Monica, in May 1983

  • Musicians
    • Stan Rogers: Guitar, Vocals, & Whistling (Tracks: 14)
    • Steve Hayes: Piano (Tracks: 1, 8, 11), Harmony Vocals (Tracks: 8)
    • David Essig: Second Guitar (Tracks: 1, 11)
    • David Brown: Drums (Tracks: 1)
    • Denis Pendrith: Electric Bass (Tracks: 1)
    • Curly Boy Stubbs (Paul Mills): Second Guitar (Tracks: 2, 6, 8), Guitar (Tracks: 7)
    • Dennis Lepage: Banjo (Tracks: 3)
    • Rob Dann: Dobro (Tracks: 3)
    • David Woodhead: Electric Bass (Tracks: 3, 6, 10), Vocals (Tracks: 6)
    • Barry Keane: Drums (Tracks: 3)
    • Garnet Rogers: Violin (Tracks: 5-6, 10, 15), Flute (Tracks: 8, 12-13), Vocals (Tracks: 6, 13), Harmony Vocals (Tracks: 3, 8-9, 12, 15)
    • Jude Johnson: Harmony Vocals (Tracks: 3)
    • Craig Jones: Bass (Tracks: 5), Harmony Vocals (Tracks: 9)
    • Jerome Jarvis: Drums, Percussion (Tracks: 6)
    • Bernie Jaffe: Fiddle (Tracks: 6)
    • Jim Ogilvie: Electric Bass (Tracks: 8)
    • Bill Usher: Percussion (Tracks: 11)
    • Carl Keesee: Bass (Tracks: 11)
    • David Alan Eadie: Bass (Tracks: 12), Vocals (Tracks: 13), Harmony Vocals (Tracks: 12)
    • Jim Morrison: Bass (Tracks: 15, 17), Harmony Vocals (Tracks: 15)
    • Claude Desjardins: Drums (Tracks: 17)
  • Credits
    • All tracks written by Stan Rogers, unless otherwise noted.
    • Producers: Paul Mills, Ariel Rogers
    • Executive Producer: Ariel Rogers
    • Remastered March 1998-July 1999 at Music Lane, Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • Engineer: Ted Carson
    • Front Cover Photograph: Finn Larsen, Vancouver
    • Design: Muse Design Inc., Toronto

  • Notes:
    • This is a compilation album of unreleased songs which were recorded before Stan's death.
    • Perhaps the most interesting recording being the last, "Down the Road", which he recorded just five days before he died.