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10 Albums - 90 Songs
Craig Paddon - Best of Paddon
Craig Paddon
Best of Paddon
  [7 Songs]
Title: Doggone Right (Take1)
Date: 1986
Musicians: Vocals: Craig Paddon
Guitars: Craig Paddon and Bill Charrette
Background Noises: Phillip Paddon
Details: Words and Music by Craig Paddon. Recorded at Craig and Suzanne's house in the Glebe - Ottawa, Ontario.
Count: 426 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Heather's Song
Date: 1984
Musicians: Craig Paddon
Details: This song was written by Craig Paddon. It was recorded at Craig and Suzanne's house - The Glebe, Ottawa, On. It was one of the songs Craig had submitted to the CKBY Radio Talent Contest.
Count: 397 Plays (since 1/1/2016)
Title: Just the Sound of Your Voice
Date: 1984
Musicians: Vocals: Craig Paddon
Musicians: Guitar: Craig Paddon, Flute: Bob Palmer, Bass: unknown, Violin: unknown
Details: Words and Music: Craig Paddon
Count: 414 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Oh Yeah...Oh Baby...Yeah
Date: 1987
Musicians: Vocals: Craig Paddon
Guitars: Craig Paddon and Bill Charrette
Harmonica (organ): Suzanne Paddon
Details: An Evening with Craig, Suzanne and Barb - this off-the-cuff Jam was recorded at Craig and Suzanne's home in Orleans Ont.
Count: 386 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Popcorn (BJ) Blues
Date: 1987
Musicians: Vocals: Craig Paddon, and Barb
Guitar: Bill Charrette,
Harmonica (organ): Suzanne Paddon
Details: An Evening with Craig, Suzanne and Barb - this off-the-cuff Jam was recorded at Craig and Suzanne's home in Orleans Ont.
Count: 397 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Roosters Lament (Take 126)
Date: 1986
Musicians: Vocals: Craig Paddon
Guitars: Craig Paddon and Bill Charrette
Details: Words and Music by Craig Paddon. Recorded at Craig and Suzanne's house in the Glebe - Ottawa, Ontario.
Count: 388 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Stand Up and Be Counted
Date: 1984
Musicians: Vocals: Craig Paddon
Guitars: Craig Paddon and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was written by Craig and Suzanne Paddon and recorded at Craig and Suzanne's home - The Glebe, Ottawa, On. This song was submitted to CKBY Radio Talent Contest.
Count: 405 Plays (since 1/1/2016)
 
Don Charrette - Gecko Dance
Don Charrette
Gecko Dance
  [4 Songs]
Title: Big Rock Candy Mountain 3
Date: Mar 2016
Musicians: Don Charrette
Details: Cindy received this song by E-mail on Sun 3/6/2016 7:54 AM. The song was recorded in Sarasota Florida on Don's Epiphone MB-100 - 5-String Banjo.
The message said: "Hi Cindy, this is a little better. Bill can save it for his basement stuff"
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"I think my banjo music is getting pretty good. The gecko’s gather around and do push-ups when I play."
Count: 379 Plays (since 3/10/2016)
Title: Boil Them Cabbage Down 2
Date: Mar 2016
Musicians: Don Charrette
Details: Cindy received this song by E-mail on Sun 3/6/2016 8:07 AM. The song was recorded in Sarasota Florida on Don's Epiphone MB-100 - 5-String Banjo.
The message said: "Hi Cindy, I just re-did this and compared it to my old one. You are right there is a big improvement. I have come a long way but still pretty bad. Bill can add this to my repertoire. "
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"I think my banjo music is getting pretty good. The gecko’s gather around and do push-ups when I play."
Count: 388 Plays (since 3/10/2016)
Title: Jambalaya
Date: March 25, 2017
Musicians: Don Charrette
Details: Don's shoulder is badly injured but he was able to lay down this track and send it to me by Email. The song was recorded in Sarasota Florida. His message said "Not good but a lot of fun"
Count: 337 Plays (since 3/26/2017)
Title: Oh Suzanna 2
Date: Mar 2016
Musicians: Don Charrette
Details: This song was recorded on Mar 3, 2016 in Sarasota Florida on Don's Epiphone MB-100 - 5-String Banjo.
Pretty good pickin' for someone who has been playing the banjo only 2 months.
Count: 378 Plays (since 3/10/2016)
 
Cindy and Bill - Happy Together
Cindy and Bill
Happy Together
  [7 Songs]
Title: Bring it on Home to Me
Date: 1988
Musicians: Vocals: Cindy Green and Bill Charrette
Guitar: Bill Charrette
Details: Recorded at my apartment - Hinchey Ave (Ottawa River Parkway) Ottawa, Ontario
Count: 390 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Jingle Bells
Date: December 18, 2016
Musicians: Cindy Green - Banjo
Bill Charrette - Guitar
Details: This song was recorded in our living room on December 18, 2016 using my Samsung Galaxy 6 phone. Cindy is playing her Cedar Mountain Banjo and I am trying to keep up with her on my Taylor Mini Guitar.
Count: 332 Plays (since 12/19/2016)
Title: Leaving on a Jet Plane
Date: 1988
Musicians: Vocals: Cindy Green and Bill Charrette
Guitar: Bill Charrette
Details: Recorded at my apartment - Hinchey Ave (Ottawa River Parkway) Ottawa, Ontario.
Our second or third date
Count: 375 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Sally In The Garden
Date: Jan 27, 2019
Musicians: Cindy Green - Banjo
Bill Charrette - Guitar
Details: This song was recorded in our living room on January 27, ‎2019 using our Focusrite 2i2 interface.
Cindy is playing her Cedar Mountain Banjo and as usual I'm trying to keep up with her with my Taylor 810.

This tune is in the key of Cm. It is played using Double C tuning on the Banjo
Count: 72 Plays (since 1/29/2019)
Title: Silent Night
Date: Dec 2018
Musicians: Cindy Green - Banjo
Bill Charrette - Guitar
Details: This song was recorded in our living room on December ‎24, ‎2018 using our Focusrite 2i2 interface. I also inserted the Silent Night melody notes to the MIDI Note Editor in Ableton Live 10 Lite and applied the Reverberant Synth to the mix.

Cindy is playing her Cedar Mountain Banjo and as usual I'm trying to keep up with her with my Taylor 810.
Count: 87 Plays (since 1/15/2019)
Title: Tom Dooley
Date: 1988
Musicians: Vocals: Cindy Green and Bill Charrette
Details: Recorded at my apartment - Hinchey Ave (Ottawa River Parkway) Ottawa, Ontario
Count: 407 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: We Gotta Get Out of This Place
Date: 1988
Musicians: Vocals: Cindy Green and Bill Charrette
Guitar: Bill Charrette
Details: Recorded at my apartment - Hinchey Ave (Ottawa River Parkway) Ottawa, Ontario
Count: 402 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
 
Heather - Heather and Friends
Heather
Heather and Friends
  [6 Songs]
Title: City of New Orlenes
Date: Winter 1985
Musicians: Vocals: Heather
Guitar: Bill Charrette
Bongos: Walter
Details: This was recorded at my home in Kanata, Ontario. Joe, Walter (Heather's boyfriend) and I were hanging out in my basement. That day was very cold day. We had a raging fire going in the fireplace.
Count: 383 Plays (since 1/18/2016)
Title: Dont Think Twice
Date: Winter 1985
Musicians: Vocals: Heather
Guitar: Bill Charrette
Details: This was recorded at my home in Kanata, Ontario. Joe, Walter (Heather's boyfriend) and I were hanging out in my basement. That day was very cold day. We had a raging fire going in the fireplace.
Count: 386 Plays (since 1/18/2016)
Title: Loving You
Date: Winter 1985
Musicians: Vocals and Guitar: Heather
Details: This was recorded at my home in Kanata, Ontario. Joe, Walter (Heather's boyfriend) and I were hanging out in my basement. That day was very cold day. We had a raging fire going in the fireplace.
Count: 372 Plays (since 1/18/2016)
Title: Mercedes Benz
Date: Winter 1985
Musicians: Vocals: Heather
Details: This was recorded at my home in Kanata, Ontario. Joe, Walter (Heather's boyfriend) and I were hanging out in my basement. That day was very cold day. We had a raging fire going in the fireplace.
Count: 418 Plays (since 1/18/2016)
Title: Since I Dont Have You
Date: Winter 1985
Musicians: Vocals and Guitar: Heather
Details: This was recorded at my home in Kanata, Ontario. Joe, Walter (Heather's boyfriend) and I were hanging out in my basement. That day was very cold day. We had a raging fire going in the fireplace.
Count: 401 Plays (since 1/18/2016)
Title: Your Love is Lifting Me Higher
Date: Winter 1985
Musicians: Vocals: Heather
Guitar: Bill Charrette
Details: This was recorded at my home in Kanata, Ontario. Joe, Walter (Heather's boyfriend) and I were hanging out in my basement. That day was very cold day. We had a raging fire going in the fireplace.
Count: 370 Plays (since 1/18/2016)
 
Cindy Green - I Picked These for You
Cindy Green
I Picked These for You
  [10 Songs]
Title: Cold Frosty Morning
Date: Nov. 2015
Musicians: Cindy Green
Details: Cindy plays this tune in G Modal Tuning on her 'Goodtime' Banjo. She learned the song in little or no time from Daniel Sherrill Free YouTube Clawhammer Banjo Lesson [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBaGhpbCyFc ]. The song was recorded using her Samsung 6 Edge cell phone
Count: 403 Plays (since 1/20/2016)
Title: Cripple Creek
Date: Dec. 2005
Musicians: Cindy Green
Details: Cripple Creek is the 3rd tune Cindy learned to play on her 'Goodtime' Banjo.
The clip is approximately 20 seconds in length and recorded 3 December 2005. The tune (.wav format) was recorded using the Windows XP 'Sound Recorder' (version 5.1 - 16 bit mono) and a very inexpensive Labtec (AM-242) microphone.
This song comes from Mel Bay Presents... You Can Teach Yourself Banjo by Mel Bay.
Count: 402 Plays (since 1/1/2016)
Title: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (2015)
Date: Dec. 2015
Musicians: Cindy Green
Details: Another tune on her 'Goodtime' Banjo. Cindy learned this song from Josh Turknett’s (ClawhammerBanjo.net) tune of the week Email. It was recorded (.M4A format) using her Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge Cell Phone and was converted to MP3 format using AVS4You Audio converter.
It took Cindy little or no time to learn this song - God, I wish I had her talent.
Count: 401 Plays (since 1/1/2016)
Title: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (2016)
Date: December 21, 2016
Musicians: Cindy Green
Details: Another good one!!! Cindy playing her Cedar Mountain banjo - This 2016 version was recorded Dec. 21 in our family room - Kinburn Ontario. The recording (.M4A format) was made using her Samsung Galaxy 6 phone and was converted to MP3 format.
Count: 345 Plays (since 12/24/2016)
Title: Lonesome Road Blues
Date: Dec. 2005
Musicians: Cindy Green
Details: Lonesome Road Blues is probably the 5th tune Cindy learned to play on her 'Goodtime' Banjo.
The clip is approximately 25 seconds in length and recorded 18 December 2005. The tune (.wav format) was recorded using the Windows XP 'Sound Recorder' (version 5.1 - 16 bit mono) and a very inexpensive Labtec (AM-242) microphone.
This song comes from Mel Bay Presents... You Can Teach Yourself Banjo by Mel Bay.
Count: 389 Plays (since 1/1/2016)
Title: Red River Valley
Date: Dec. 2005
Musicians: Cindy Green
Details: Red River Valley is the first tune Cindy learned to play on her 'Goodtime' Banjo. Simply amazing - a real natural! It took Cindy little or no time to learn - I only wish I had her talent.
The clip is approximately 25 seconds in length and recorded 3 December 2005. The tune (.wav format) was recorded using the Windows XP 'Sound Recorder' (version 5.1 - 16 bit mono) and a very inexpensive Labtec (AM-242) microphone.
This song comes from 'Teach Yourself Bluegrass Banjo' by Tony Trischka.
Count: 376 Plays (since 1/1/2016)
Title: Rock the Cradle Joe
Date: Dec. 2015
Musicians: Cindy Green
Details: A tune played on Cindy's 'Goodtime' Banjo. Cindy learned this song from Jim Pankey YouTube lesson [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXWNBIjc5W8 ]. This tune is done in the clawhammer style. Double C Tuning
Count: 400 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Shady Grove
Date: Dec. 2015
Musicians: Cindy Green
Details: A tune played on Cindy's 'Goodtime' Banjo. Cindy learned this song from Colin Bazsali YouTube lesson [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHK0WKnwfUQ ]. This tune develops drop-thumb technique and introduces G modal tuning, gDGCD.
Count: 381 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Shove that Pig's Foot a Little Further in the Fire
Date: 2015
Musicians: Cindy Green
Details: A tune played on Cindy's 'Goodtime' Banjo. Cindy learned this song from Jim Pankey YouTube lesson [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvV_Sw9fXNc ]. This tune is played using Double C tuning.
Count: 372 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Squirrel Hunters
Date: December 2015
Musicians: Cindy Green
Details: Another tune played on Cindy's 'Goodtime' Banjo. Cindy learned this song from Wild Jimbo's Banjo Ranch Presents Book: Clawhammer Banjo Tunes (By: Jim Pankey)
Count: 382 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
 
Bill Charrette - No Hit Wonders
Bill Charrette
No Hit Wonders
  [14 Songs]
Title: Bird on a Wire (Instrumental)
Date: 1988
Musicians: Bill Charrette
Details: Recorded at my apartment - Hinchey Ave (Ottawa River Parkway) Ottawa, Ontario.
As soon as I got the melody worked out, I pull out the cassette player
Count: 391 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Blowing in the Wind
Date: 1988
Musicians: Bill Charrette
Details: Recorded at my apartment - Hinchey Ave (Ottawa River Parkway) Ottawa, Ontario.
As you can hear...I am not a singer
Count: 362 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Calling You
Date: 1988
Musicians: Bill Charrette
Details: Written and recorded at my apartment - Hinchey Ave (Ottawa River Parkway) Ottawa, Ontario
Count: 370 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Girl of My Dreams
Date: 1987
Musicians: Bill Charrette
Details: Written and recorded at my apartment - 1401 Prince of Wales Drive, (near Hog's Back Falls) Ottawa, On.
The first song I wrote - building off a simple chord progression to work out the melody then adding the lyrics
Count: 379 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Goodtimes and Times that Arn't so Bad
Date: 1988
Musicians: Bill Charrette
Details: Written and recorded at my apartment - Hinchey Ave (Ottawa River Parkway) Ottawa, Ontario
Count: 394 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Instrumental A
Date: 1988
Musicians: Bill Charrette
Details: Written and recorded at my apartment - Hinchey Ave (Ottawa River Parkway) Ottawa, Ontario
As soon as I got the melody in my head, I pull out the cassette player
Count: 386 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Instrumental C
Date: 1987
Musicians: Bill Charrette
Details: Recorded at my apartment - 1401 Prince of Wales Drive, (near Hog's Back Falls) Ottawa, On.
A short series of notes that created a melodic line which could be used in my improvisations
Count: 377 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Instrumental D
Date: 1988
Musicians: Bill Charrette
Details: Written and recorded at my apartment - Hinchey Ave (Ottawa River Parkway) Ottawa, Ontario
A melodic pattern or sequence to help me not sound like I’m playing scales all the time
Count: 400 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Instrumental E
Date: 1988
Musicians: Bill Charrette
Details: Written and recorded at my apartment - Hinchey Ave (Ottawa River Parkway) Ottawa, Ontario
A simple, repeated chord pattern I recorded so I don’t forget it.
Count: 370 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Instrumental G
Date: 1987
Musicians: Bill Charrette
Details: Recorded at my apartment - 1401 Prince of Wales Drive, (near Hog's Back Falls) Ottawa, On.
Working on a melodic pattern to help spice up my improvisation skills
Count: 366 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Instrumental H
Date: 1987
Musicians: Bill Charrette
Details: Recorded at my apartment - 1401 Prince of Wales Drive, (near Hog's Back Falls) Ottawa, On.
As soon as I got the melody in my head, I pulled out the cassette player
Count: 382 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Instrumental in E
Date: 1987
Musicians: Bill Charrette
Details: Recorded at my apartment - 1401 Prince of Wales Drive, (near Hog's Back Falls) Ottawa, On.
A short series of notes in Drop D tuning that created a melodic line.
Count: 389 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Instrumental in G and C
Date: 1987
Musicians: Bill Charrette
Details: Recorded at my apartment - 1401 Prince of Wales Drive, (near Hog's Back Falls) Ottawa, On.
A simple melody that was stuck in my head. Building off a simple chord progressions
Count: 381 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Just Because
Date: 1988
Musicians: Bill Charrette
Details: Written and recorded at my apartment - Hinchey Ave (Ottawa River Parkway) Ottawa, Ontario
Building off a simple chord progression
Count: 380 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
 
Joe and Bill - Off the Cuff Audio Tracks
Joe and Bill
Off the Cuff Audio Tracks
  [16 Songs]
Title: Don't Think Twice
Date: Mid 1985
Musicians: Vocals: Joe Kearney
Guitar: Bill Charrette
Details: Info not provided.
Count: 381 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Track 01
Date: Mid 1984
Musicians: Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This clip was recorded at my townhouse (corner of Pinecrest Rd and Baseline Rd) Ottawa, Ontario.
An unrehearsed track working on melodic patterns and licks.
Count: 384 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Track 02
Date: Mid 1984
Musicians: Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This clip was recorded at my townhouse (corner of Pinecrest Rd and Baseline Rd) Ottawa, Ontario.
As soon as we got the melody worked out, we pulled out the cassette player
Count: 385 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Track 03
Date: Mid 1984
Musicians: Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This clip was recorded at my townhouse (corner of Pinecrest Rd and Baseline Rd) Ottawa, Ontario.
An improvised simple, repeated chord pattern
Count: 387 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Track 04
Date: Mid 1984
Musicians: Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This clip was recorded at my townhouse (corner of Pinecrest Rd and Baseline Rd) Ottawa, Ontario
Very Messy! An off-the-cuff simple, repeated chord pattern we recorded so we wouldn't forget it.
Now I know why I don't play lead very often
Count: 386 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Track 05
Date: Mid 1984
Musicians: Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This clip was recorded at my townhouse (corner of Pinecrest Rd and Baseline Rd) Ottawa, Ontario.
A short series of notes that created a cool melodic line which we could use in our improvisation
Count: 369 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Track 06
Date: Mid 1984
Musicians: Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This clip was recorded at my townhouse (corner of Pinecrest Rd and Baseline Rd) Ottawa, Ontario.
A spur of the moment short chord vamp
Count: 374 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Track 07
Date: Mid 1984
Musicians: Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This clip was recorded at my townhouse (corner of Pinecrest Rd and Baseline Rd) Ottawa, Ontario.
An improvised simple, repeated chord pattern
Count: 379 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Track 08
Date: Mid 1984
Musicians: Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This clip was recorded at my townhouse (corner of Pinecrest Rd and Baseline Rd) Ottawa, Ontario.
An unprepared track using a few rhythmic phrases
Count: 378 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Track 09
Date: Mid 1984
Musicians: Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This clip was recorded at my townhouse (corner of Pinecrest Rd and Baseline Rd) Ottawa, Ontario.
An improvised simple, repeated chord pattern
Count: 378 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Track 10
Date: Mid 1984
Musicians: Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This clip was recorded at my townhouse (corner of Pinecrest Rd and Baseline Rd) Ottawa, Ontario.
A spontaneous (House of the Rising Sun style track building off a simple chord progression
Count: 382 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Track 11
Date: Mid 1984
Musicians: Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This clip was recorded at my townhouse (corner of Pinecrest Rd and Baseline Rd) Ottawa, Ontario.
A short series of notes that created a cool melodic line which we could use in our improvisation
Count: 383 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Track 12
Date: Mid 1984
Musicians: Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: As soon as we got the melody worked out, we pulled out the cassette player
Count: 386 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Track 13
Date: Mid 1984
Musicians: Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This clip was recorded at my townhouse (corner of Pinecrest Rd and Baseline Rd) Ottawa, Ontario.
An unrehearsed track working on melodic patterns and licks
Count: 375 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Track 14
Date: Mid 1984
Musicians: Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This clip was recorded at my townhouse (corner of Pinecrest Rd and Baseline Rd) Ottawa, Ontario.
An unprepared track using a few rhythmic phrases.
Joe is playing the harmonica on this track
Count: 376 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
Title: Track 15
Date: Mid 1984
Musicians: Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This clip was recorded at my townhouse (corner of Pinecrest Rd and Baseline Rd) Ottawa, Ontario
As soon as we got the melody worked out, we pulled out the cassette player
Count: 400 Plays (since 1/14/2016)
 
Jim, Joe and Bill - Original Basement Tapes 1
Jim, Joe and Bill
Original Basement Tapes 1
  [13 Songs]
Title: Bang Bang
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of Jim and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario. If you listen closely you can hear Cathy and the kids in the background
Count: 372 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Bye Bye Love
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of Jim and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario.
Count: 385 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Danny's Song
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of Jim and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario.
Count: 395 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Dear Abby
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of Jim and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario.
Count: 376 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Dont Let the Sun Catch You Crying
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of Jim and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario.
Count: 364 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Higher and Higher (Extended Version)
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette with a little help from Ryan
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of Jim and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario
Count: 361 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Improv 1
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of Jim and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario.
An unprepared track using a few rhythmic phrases
Count: 373 Plays (since 1/16/2016)
Title: Improv 2 - Gun Shy
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of Jim and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario.
A spur of the moment short chord vamp. Featuring Joe on the harmonica
Count: 376 Plays (since 1/16/2016)
Title: Improv 6 - Water, Wine, Beer Right On!
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of Jim and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario.
If you listen closely you can hear Ryan singing in the background.
A spontaneous track building off a simple chord progression
Count: 373 Plays (since 1/16/2016)
Title: Improv 7 - Down Goes a Pint
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of Jim and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario.
A spontaneous track building off a simple chord progression.
Count: 380 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Play With Fire
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario.
Count: 380 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Run Around Sue
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of Jim and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario.
Count: 364 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Summer Time
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of Jim and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario.
Count: 382 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
 
Jim, Joe and Bill - Original Basement Tapes 2
Jim, Joe and Bill
Original Basement Tapes 2
  [11 Songs]
Title: Greensleeves
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of Jim and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario. Sometimes it's not easy to get the timing right
Count: 386 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: If I were a Carpenter
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of Jim and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario.
Count: 367 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Improv 3
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of Jim and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario.
A spur of the moment short chord vamp
If you listen closely you can hear Ryan playing and singing in the background
Count: 364 Plays (since 1/16/2016)
Title: Improve 4 - Let's Let Her Rip
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of Jim and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario.
An improvised simple, repeated chord pattern
Count: 362 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Improve 5
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of Jim and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario.
A spur of the moment short 12 barr.
If you listen closely you can hear the Ryan and Cathy in the background
Count: 286 Plays (since 1/16/2016)
Title: Improve 8
Date: 1985
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney, Bill Charrette and Steve Arthurs
Details: This song was Recorded at Bill's apartment - 1401 Prince of Wales Drive, (near Hog's Back Falls) Ottawa, Ontario.
An unrehearsed track working on melodic patterns and licks.
Count: 282 Plays (since 1/16/2016)
Title: In Them Old Cottonfields Back Home
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of Jim and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario.
Count: 302 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Mr Bojangles
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of Jim and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario.
Count: 320 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: One Tin Soldier
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of Jim and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario.
Count: 308 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Puff the Magic Dragon
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of Jim and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario.
Count: 297 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
Title: Sell Doughnuts
Date: 1984
Musicians: Jim Hoskins, Joe Kearney and Bill Charrette
Details: This song was recorded in the basement of Jim and Cathy's home in Kanata, Ontario.
Count: 280 Plays (since 1/15/2016)
 
Karen Melbourne - The Best of Melbourne
Karen Melbourne
The Best of Melbourne
  [2 Songs]
Title: Fire
Date: 1985
Musicians: Vocals: Karen Melbourne
Guitar: Bill Charrette
Details: Recorded at Bill's apartment - 1401 Prince of Wales Drive, (near Hog's Back Falls) Ottawa, On.
Count: 308 Plays (since 1/1/2016)
Title: Me and Bobby McGee
Date: 1985
Musicians: Vocals: Karen Melbourne
Guitar: Bill Charrette
Details: Recorded at Bill's apartment - 1401 Prince of Wales Drive, (near Hog's Back Falls) Ottawa, On.
Count: 275 Plays (since 1/1/2016)
 
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Old Tape RecordingsOld Tape Recordings is a collection of old cassette tape recordings of family and friends mostly done in the early 1980s' (some more recent) when there were no smart phones or tablets and, movie cameras and other recording devices were for the rich and famous. 

These analog recordings were made using an inexpensive portable "boom box" cassette tape deck. All songs have been converted to MP3 format without enhancements or effects of any kind. As you can imagine, the quality is poor, but these unrehearsed, spontaneous and off-the-cuff audio clips bring back some fond memories for me. They put a smile on my face every time I hear to them.