Monday 26 June 2017

Various - Not Just Another Stampede Show (1993)


Today is a very special day. Not only does it mark the 11th time we've survived Sled Island (more or less - it's going to be nap time pretty soon here), but it's also the CCPS' 10th Anniversary.

Hooray for us!

To celebrate, we're going to give you this, a thing we've been sitting on for a few months, waiting for just the right time. Steve Heimbecker passed us this set of recordings that he made in 1993 as part of Cable 10's Stampede programming. Over the 10 days of the Stampede, seven bands played on a little bandstand on the grounds, as part of their daily Stampede Show. Things have changed a lot in almost 25 years, but we think this was just outside the agriculture buildings. How do we know? Well, you know...

Anyways, the expansive Greg Kushner archives include footage of Zoo Story and Jeff Kushner's solo set from this series. So we're able to provide a photo. And pad this post.
Producer - Rogers Cable 10 Community TV
Cable 10 Show Producers: Colleen Kerr and Heather Malek
July 7-17, 1993 (10 days - 7 bands)
Outdoor band stand, Calgary Stampede grounds, all afternoon shows - live cable TV broadcast
Recorded on Sony Pro Walkman cassette recorder, live audio feed from Mackie 2404,
Sound Engineer: Steve Heimbecker 
Tracks and total times are not exact
- Tomko Lamb (dulcimer), 4 tracks total 11:12
- Jeff Kushner (solo guitar), 3 tracks total 8:37
- Zoo Story, 4 tracks total 15:34
- Red Autumn Fall, 6 tracks, 25:05
- Parkades, 5 tracks, 12:02
- Glider, 3 tracks 9:50
- The Plaid Tongued Devils, 7 tracks, 29:35
© the artists
It's a pretty weird mix of stuff, with absolutely zero country content. 

Which makes this all the more awesome.

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