George Hamilton IV - My North Country Home BCD 17146
3 CD digipac with 68-page booklet
GENRE Country / Canadian
PLAYING TIME 242:42
A 3-CD collection of Canadian-penned material, by the most famous Canadian songwriters -- Gordon
Lightfoot, Ian Tyson, Ray Griff, Buffy St. Marie, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Cockburn, Leonard Cohen, Dick Damron,
Gene MacLellan, and others.
George Hamilton IV recorded 16 Gordon Lightfoot songs -- more than any other artist in history. All are
found on this collection.
Contains all of George Hamilton IV's 'country-folk' era material from 1965-1975, showcasing his fascination
An essential collection for George Hamilton IV fans, and collectors of Canadian country music.
George Hamilton IV will always be known as the 'International Ambassador Of Country Music.' The perennial Grand Ole Opry
star has been in the limelight since his first hit A Rose And A Baby Ruth in 1956.
After George's biggest hit, Abilene, in 1963, he began recording in a folkier style, what he called "songs that had story lines, painted
pictures and, most importantly, songs that said something." When he heard Gordon Lightfoot on the radio while touring
Canada, he focused his attention on a crop of up-and-coming singer/songwriters from North of the Border. Soon George was recording
'folk-country' songs by Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Ray Griff, Ian Tyson, and many of Canada's brightest
young songwriters (many of whom would go on to huge solo careers). George became immensely popular in Canada, and had
his own television show broadcast out of Hamilton, Ontario.
Between 1965 and 1975, George Hamilton IV recorded six albums of all-Canadian music (some of which were only released in
Canada). This collection is the first time that these Canadian songs by Hamilton have ever been compiled, and will excite many
of George's fans who have never heard this great material.
As George puts it: "I really do feel like the Canadian songwriters lifted country music out of just the cheating and drinking songs,
and caused the music to become more appealing to city kids, and people outside of America".
Did She Mention My Name • Early Morning Rain • Steel Rail Blues • (That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me • I'm Not Sayin' • Go
Go Round • Ballad Of The Yarmouth Castle • The Canadian Railroad Trilogy • Song For A Winter's Night • Home From The Forest
• Long Thin Dawn • I'm Not Sayin' • 10 Degrees & Getting Colder • Alberta Bound • Christian Island (Georgian Bay) • Mountains
And Maryann • Second Cup Of Coffee • Did She Mention My Name • Go Go Round • The Canadian Railroad Trilogy • Something
Special ToMe • Canadian Pacific • North Country • YouWanted Me To Tell You Like It Is •My Rocky Mountain Home • Four Strong
Winds • Summer Wages
Urge For Going • The Circle Game • Both Sides Now • Take My Hand For Awhile • I'm Gonna Be A Country Boy Again • Suzanne
• Sisters Of Mercy • Together Alone • Goin' Down The Road • The Child's Song • The Farmers Song • Dirty Old Man • Time's Run
Out On You • Put Your Hand in The Hand • Just Bidin' My Time • The Call • Snowbird • The Isle Of St. Jean • Shake The Dust •
It's All Over • Countryfied • Moody Manitoba Morning • If You've Been Wondering • Nothing Changes But The Seasons • Love
Is Still Around • Williams Lake Stampede • Where Would I Be Now • The Circle Game • Suzanne
Pictou County Jail • My Canadian Maid • Back To Down East Country • Old Bill Jones • Into The Mountains • Lismore Lady • T. C.
Carry Me • My North Country Home • My Nova Scotia Home • Prince Edward Island Is Heaven To Me • Apple Blossom Time In
Annapolis Valley • Maritime Farewell • Take Me Back To Old New Brunswick • Ghost Of Bras D'or • Squid Jiggin' Ground • Atlantic
Lullaby • Isle Of Newfoundland • Farewell To Nova Scotia • Saskatchewan • The Calgary Song • Cape Breton Lullaby •
Fiddler's Green •Where The BlueWaters Foam • The Little Boats Of Newfoundland • Peter Amberley • Shores Of Prince Edward