Thursday, January 19, 2012

Stompin' Tom Connors - Stompin' Tom Meets Big Joe Mufferaw LP



Released on Boot Records in 1973. I am sure that the last three post are probably going to be the least popular post I've ever made, but I really don't care. Stompin' Tom Connors' music was introduced to me by a good friend from Toronto, and I have been a big fan ever since. The problem I have is trying to find Stompin' Tom's records in the states is damn near impossible. I have been in a lot of record stores throughout the USA and I have yet to find anyone who knew who Stompin' Tom is. I have found one record in a store in Tacoma, WA and the clerk had no idea where they had gotten it. I have been on the evil I-Tunes and there's all sorts of his stuff on the Canadian version but I have to go to the American store which has jack shit in the way of Stompin' Tom's music. (Have I mentioned how much I hate i-tunes?) Anyway the music is basically songs about Canada and some songs about Stompin' Tom's life. I can't say enough about how much I love his music it's not for everyone it's not punk, hardcore, OI, or new wave what you get from Stompin' Tom is good old fashion old school country-folk. If you want to read more about his long and distinguished career, check out this from Wiki.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stompin%27_Tom_Connors

13 comments:

Vic said...

For a punk rock connection... check out the ripping cover of The Hockey Song by The Hanson Brothers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6jwyMiilgE

Anonymous said...

The boys are getting pickled and the girls are get fickle on a Sudbury Saturday night. oh yeah...

JohnnyHank said...

The album art on this one is enough to intrigue me!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. I've been slowly picking up Tom's Lps over the years. I once found five albums in a record store that sold mainly hip hop stuff. A lucky day. Another punk connection... DOA always bring some Stompin Tom with them on tour. Cheers

Punks, Skins and Herberts said...

I've got a rip of Stompin Tom and the hockey song. I'll get a link up soon for you on the C-box

James Jesus said...

sweet post!! it's hard to track down Stompin' T''s output for sure. check this pic of canadian hardcore band the SONS OF ISHMAEL with a Stompin' Tom sticker to a member's guitar. Punk = Folk Music. Real country + Folk music.

James Jesus said...

sorry, forgot the link:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=101779143208178&set=a.101769456542480.564.101755203210572&type=3&theater

Brian Guy said...

Glad to see that people enjoyed the post. I'll have to post some of the other "Stompin" Tom albums down the road.
There is so much of his material out there I doubt I will ever track all of it down even with help from friends in Canada.
Thanks for all the comments. Punks, Skins and Herberts, Thanks. Also James Jesus I'll have to check that picture out.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

Punks, Skins and Herberts said...

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?wj2t748a5966lv0

it's this one:
http://www.discogs.com/Stompin-Tom-Connors-Stompin-Tom-And-The-Hockey-Song/release/3344737

Carlo said...

Hi Brian,
I stumbled upon your Stompin Tom posts more or less by chance... What a surprise! I also had a lot of trouble finding any of his older records in Europe, so your post fills a big hole in my music library. There's also a double LP where he sings folk and country standards, do you happen to have that one??
Thanks again, Carlo

Brian Guy said...

Sorry Carlo, I don't have that one, but I will keep an eye out for it the next time I head up north.

Glad you enjoyed the post. I will probably be uploading some more Stompin' Tom down the road.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

Jerome 77 said...

thanks a lot! I wasn't expecting that at all. Here's a cartoon you might enjoy:
http://harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=60

Brian Guy said...

Jerome 77, that was a great Cartoon. I think that's one thing I like about Stompin' Tom, is he is proud of being a Canadian and isn't going to sell out for the Yankee Dollar. Thanks for the link.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

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