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Stompin' Tom Connors - Stompin' Tom Sings Canadian History

(EMI Canada) - 8

If you're like most people, you hated Social Studies. You thought Canadian history was dull and boring, and you couldn't wait to get out of class and go smoke in the bathroom. Well, if you're like most people, I'm not talking to you right now.

I'm talking to those of you in the minority, who enjoyed learning about Louis Riel and the Red River Rebellion. You, my learned friends, are in for a treat. Stompin' Tom is one of us, and he's released a CD that puts to a tune some of the great stories of the Canadian past.

From the far distant stories like Johnny Ware, a famous black Albertan cowboy from the late 1800's, to the story of Erika Nordby, the little girl who wandered out of her Edmonton home last February, and nearly froze to death.

There are songs about the Confederation Bridge, and the wreck of the Tammy Anne. There are tunes for Wilf Carter, the Blue Berets, and even a song to help you remember the capitals of all the provinces.

So no, it's not the new Sloan album, but in the long run, you're better off with Stompin' Tom from Skinner's Pond.