November 30, 2004

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Artist: Carlton Showband




Chris O'Toole (drums)
Christy McLaughlin
Seamus Grew
Sean McManus
Fred White
Mike Feeney
Bob Lewis
Marty Shaw (5 string fiddle/violin)
Johnny Patterson
Gregory Donaghey (lead vocals; 1974)
Roddie Lee
Robert Benoit
Larris Benoit
Aaron Lewis

The Carlton Showband were formed in November 1963 in Brampton, Ontario, by a group of Irish-Canadians who were thrown together during a St. Patrick's Day party.

White, O'Toole, McLaughlin, Grew and McManus comprised the original lineup, but Mike Feeney, Johnny Patterson and Bob Lewis joined soon after. Some of the members were lost in front of Maple Leaf Gardens in downtown Toronto one night which is located on Carlton street and so they decided to adopt the name as the Carlton Danceband. This name was later changed to the more familiar Showband.

After two popular singles for Quality Records ("The Merry Ploughboy" and "Up Went Nelson"), their self-titled debut appeared in 1966 on CASL Records. The following year, they became the houseband for CTV's 'Pig And Whistle Show'; a gig they would maintain for ten year until the show went off the air.

1973 saw the Best of the Carlton Showband Volume I. They recorded such an abundance of new material in those twelve months that a second volume was released in 1974 along with new vocalist Gregory Donaghey.

Singles stormed the airwaves -- "March Of The Maple Leaf", "Biddy McGaw", "Half An Hour Later In Newfoundland", and "Mother". The next decade wouldn't be as kind but they found their niche in TV advertising, selling albums on K-Tel and Quality Records. But the touring never stopped.

The group finally retired in 1996 after being together 33 years and releasing 34 albums.




Singles
1966 The Merry Ploughboy (CASL)
1966 Up Went Nelson (CASL)
1967 Black Velvet Band
1968 March Of The Maple Leaf
1968 Westmeath Bachelor
1972 Roll It Around In Your Mind
1973 The Leprechaun
1974 Biddy McGraw
1975 There's Nothing Like A Newfoundlander
1975 And Dream Will Do
1976 Harpers Ferry
1976 One Up On The World
1976 Sadie The Cleaning Lady
1977 More Than Yesterday
1978 Half An Hour Later In Newfoundland
1979 Hard Times
1980 He Believes In Me
1982 What's A Nice Guy
1985 Mother


Albums
1966 The Carlton Showband (CASL)
1966 We're Off To Dublin In The Green
1967 The Carlton Showband
1967 A Night In The Pub
1968 The Carlton Showband On Tour
1969 The Carlton Showband At The Pig And Whistle
1971 Carlton Showband Special
1972 Carlton Country
1973 Best Of Carlton Showband
1973 If You're Irish (Carlton Showband By Request)
1974 Best Of The Carlton Showband Volume II
1975 Any Dream Will Do
1975 Carlton Showband First Choice
1976 One Up On The World
1977 Best Of The Carlton Showband Volume III
1977 Here We Go Again
1977 20 Gospel Favourites
1978 Sixteen Most Requested
1979 Hard Times
1979 Time, Gentlemen, Please
1980 Back To The Sod
1982 Three Steps To Heaven
1985 Reflections
1986 We Wish You A Merry Christmas
1988 Carlton Showband's 25th Anniversary
1990 Catch The Spirit
1993 25 All-Time Favourites


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Compilation Tracks




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