Can-Con 45 Of The Day - December 8

Can-Con 45 Of The Day - December 8

Postby radiofan » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:10 pm

Today's Can-Con 45 is from Montreal .. a 1976 hit from Nanette Workman .. "The Queen" ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7pgKulBA3k

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Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who couldn't hear the music.
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Re: Can-Con 45 Of The Day - December 8

Postby Richard Skelly » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:42 am

Brooklyn born, Mississippi raised but a longtime Montreal resident, Nanette Workman released her first 15 singles en francaise on the CanUsa label. The Queen--released in 1976 on Big Tree on both sides of the border--was among her first English issues.

Several years earlier, Nanette's travels found her in England. There, incorrectly surname-credited as Newman, she worked on a couple of 1969 Rolling Stones sessions. Nice to know there's an American-Canadian dual citizen in the mixes of You Can't Always Get What You Want and Country Honk. The epic first song, bolstered by the London Bach Choir, has seen renewed appreciation due to unwanted (by the Stones) use at public rallies by candidate and now President Donald Trump. Nanette sang alongside Doris Troy and Madeline Bell at the Olympic Studios session.

For its part, Country Honk was a hillbilly version of the Stones mega hit Honky Tonk Women. Country Honk--when interpreted by Rick Nelson & The Stone Canyon Band--was met by a chorus of boos after being performed at Richard Nader's Rock 'n Roll Revival in late 2001. Indeed, Nelson and his group left the Madison Square Garden stage, cutting short their set, because of the rudeness. Rick later wrote Top 10 hit The Garden Party to commemorate life lessons he learned from the humiliation.

So, am I saying Nanette can take indirect credit (or blame) for the rise of POTUS Trump? And similar notice for tangentially influencing Nelson's 1972 smash Garden Party that was on the vanguard of country rock? You decide.

Otherwise, Walter Rossi played lead guitar on The Queen. John Hagopian handled rhythm guitar.
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