Saturday 26 June 2021

Westmount Records - Sally Dee (1973), Judy Reimer (1975), Marie Bailey (1978)

We've got an all-female line up from Westmount Records today, with a pair of singles from Sally Dee, two from Judy Reimer (although one is on Doug Wong Music - how did that slip in here? we'll get to the DWM collection soon, we promise!), and one from Marie Bailey. 

We couldn't find anything on any of these singers, aside from an obituary for Marie Bailey - Bailey passed away in 2014, and her obit notes that she "loved music, had a beautiful voice and sang with several bands in Calgary (Quinton and the Polka Dots and Foothills Stompers). She was the first local girl to sing at the Petroleum Club with Frank Bailey’s orchestra in the 1970’s; sang in Vancouver, B.C at the War Amputees Club and various Legions, as well as in a choir and quartet with Sweet Adelines. Marie recorded a 45 - single of 2 songs she composed in 1975 which was sent to radio stations across Canada and also recorded with Quinton and The Polka Dots."

These records span a pretty huge range of years (despite the date in her obituary, we're sticking with 1978 as the year on Marie Bailey's single, based on the catalogue number), reminding us that Westmount was active for a pretty big stretch of the 70's. Here's a clipping from the early days in 1972, with some more info about founder Peter Bentley:

Get today's batch of Westmount Records singles here!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Judy Reimer is my grandmother, her name when she passed in 2006 was Judy Greco