ole label group, Anthem Legacy division is proud to announce the welcome continuation of Stompin’ Tom Connors’s recorded music legacy with the Unreleased: Songs From The Vault Collection Volume 03, the third release in the “Songs From The Vault” series
The preeminently Canadian musical legend passed with 120 recordings in, as he put it, ‘The Vault,’ completed as a safeguard against the possibility that he should at some point find himself unable to continue in the studio. In 2011, following what was to become his final concert tour, Stompin’ Tom Connors entered the studio with an epic project in mind. Tom envisioned a collection, drawn from a selection of old songs that formed the basis of his repertoire when he first began performing in the ‘50s. This was back when he could sing, from memory, over 2500 songs and long before he wrote many of his own hits we all know today. Although the issuing of these recordings wasn’t underway in his lifetime, the wealth of material already compiled signifies many releases to come.
Unlike his studio albums, where Tom wrote the majority of the songs, included on each Volume of ‘Songs From The Vault” are the beloved tunes of bygone eras written by some of Tom’s favourite singer‐songwriter’s that inspired him over the course of his life that include the greats Hank Snow and Don Gibson among others and the majority of the tracks are presented in timeless Stompin’ Tom style featuring just his voice accompanied by his 100+ year old Gibson guitar. With Volume 3 this tradition continues but with an added Canadian addition of 6 featured guests artists that get to share and participate including The Sheepdogs, The Washboard Union, The Good Lovelies, Royal Wood, Natalie McMaster & Donnell Leahy and DJ ‘Human Kabab’ (USS) and each contribute with their own unique style to help bring Tom’s music to a new generation of fans!
Stompin’ Tom Connors was undeniably one of a kind. His unswerving national pride was the hallmark of his six‐decade career of entertaining Canadians at home and spreading this joy worldwide was a recipient of the Order of Canada, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, the Queen’s Golden & Diamond Jubilee Medals, three honorary University doctorates, countless industry association awards, and even saw his likeness issued on a Canadian postage stamp.
1) Im So Lonely I Could Cry (featuring The Washboard Union)
2) Hang the Key on the Bunkhouse Door(Featuring The Sheepdogs)
3) Blueberry Hill
4) Mexican Joe Meets Jole
5) Crusin Down The River (Featuring the Good Lovelies)
6) Blue Moon of Kentucky
7) Bummin’ Around
8) Oh Lonesome Me (Featuring Royal Wood)
9) Skinners Pond Jig (Featuring Natalie McMaster & Donnell Leahy)
10) El Paso
11) Mississippi River
12) Truck Drivin’ Man (Featuring DJ Human Kabab of USS)
13) Nova Scotia Home
14) Ya’ll Come