Can-Con 45 Of The Day - January 6

Can-Con 45 Of The Day - January 6

Postby radiofan » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:01 pm

Today's Can-Con 45 is from 1979 ... From Vancouver, it's Six Cylinder and "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" ...

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

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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 - January 6

Postby Richard Skelly » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:35 pm

Decades back, when I first heard Chickens intro’d by a deejay as “from Vancouver”, I guessed it was by Wildroot. Three minutes later, I learned the group was 6 Cylinder. But Wildroot wasn’t a bad guess since two of its alumni—drummer/vocalist Peter Padden and pianist/reeds/vocalist Ian Berry (RIP)—were in 6 Cylinder. Everyone sang in the group, including multi-instrumentalist Carl Erickson, a graduate of the beloved ‘60s act The Nocturnals.

There was a hint of swingsters Asleep At The Wheel in the sound of 6 Cylinder. Chickens itself was propelled to fame in the ‘40s by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five. Think it was one of the Jordan band’s biracial hits before keyboardist Bill Doggett joined. Truly an inspired pick for a shortlived Vancouver band making its way thirty-odd years later.
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Re: Can-Con 45 Of The Day - January 6

Postby Richard Skelly » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:12 pm

Didn’t mean to imply that Louis Jordan/Tympany Five were biracial. Far as I know they were all African-Americans before and after Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens. Their sound, however, was inclusive enough to appeal to both sides of the racial divide.
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Re: Can-Con 45 Of The Day - January 6

Postby jon » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:16 pm

Richard Skelly wrote:Their sound, however, was inclusive enough to appeal to both sides of the racial divide.

So much so that some credit him with putting out a couple of songs that might qualify as some of the first Rock and Roll records.
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