The way that I feel
FOUR 'O FIVE Leander Baikie 1978 SOCAN
in our youth, with no high schools on Labrador's North Coast, students over wintered in North West River while attending school. Many nights after study period we sat, wrote and sang songs in the back porch of the Senior Dorm. Thanks to my friend John Metcalfe for the chorus.
TRAPPERS WIFE Leander Baikie 2012 SOCAN
My grandparents were nomadic travelers and trappers. Always heard songs about the trapper but few about the support their wives played on the home front. In memory of my Grandmother Flora Baikie and the many many trappers wives of pioneer Labrador
BEDS ARE BURNING Midnight Oil 1987
The Pintupi were the last of the Australian peoples to come in from the desert after big oil production began and were essentially written out of their traditional lands. My grandchildren are of Australian decent so this is also for them.
I CHERISH YOU Leander Baikie 2013 SOCAN
Song about any married couple who have seen it all but are still so much in love after all those years. Ahhh.
THE WAY THAT I FEEL Leander Baikie 1982 SOCAN
Produced from a jam session with friends in the Sunday Hill Road Basement and, as a result of varied occasional disagreements one has with their spouse :)
MOMMA SAID Leander Baikie 1975 SOCAN
As young teenagers we would play for dances at the Community Hall and take the money we made on the door, with the blessing of our parents. Playing music at the Hall was where it all began. Truly the good old days in Strever before the bridge. Poppa said all-right!
WHY AM I LOSING YOU Words: late Brenda Baikie/Music: Leander Baikie 1982 SOCAN
Brenda gave me this song to add a tune. At a time when the bridge was being built in NW River, Brenda's new boyfriend was a nice guy until she found out he was married. This song is how she felt.
LABRADORIMIUTE (Sons of Labrador) Sid Dicker Nain Labrador. If the Elders can sing a traditional version of this song, and the Gregories can put it into a pop version, then I figured I could arrange a rock version of this influential Labrador Inuit song from Nunatsiavut. Thanks to all the Dickers for keeping our kind of music alive and exciting. Leander Baikie arrangement 2010
FOR MY LAST EXHALE Leander Baikie 2013 SOCAN
Drove our Yorkie to the Vet on dark night to have her put down. Thought about an uncle of mine who had died as a result of indulgent in the good stuff. Alcohol and tobacco. Question? HOW should one say goodbye with their last breath?
HOLLOW MAN Leander Baikie SOCAN
Sometimes a man's at a point in time where the pressures of life make him feel like the latest, greatest fool in THIS Town. The advice is never give up!
1. FOUR 'O FIVE 3:09
2. A TRAPPERS WIFE 2:48
3. BEDS ARE BURING 3:21
4. I CHERISH YOU 3:40
5. THE WAY THAT I FEEL 2:08
6. MOMMA SAID 2:06
7. WHY AM I LOSING YOU 2:51
8. SONS OF LABRADOR 3:55
9. FOR MY LAST EXHALE 2:28
10. HOLLOW MAN 1:46
ALBUM CREDITS AND THANK YOU'S
Recorded at EARPORT HEIGHTS RECORDING SERVICES St John's NL
Produced engineered and mixed by LARRY FOLEY
Leander Baikie lead vocals and Gibson acoustic guitar
Larry Foley acoustic, electric and bass guitars, dobro, piano, accordion. percussion, organ, banjo
Paul "Boomer" Stamp drums
Monica Peach Album design and artwork
Aminda Clough album photography
Special thanks to my wife Melinda for all the years of song inspiration and my children and grandchildren for continuing the love of music.
Thanks to the Flummies for the sustained years of music. Alton by, I think we got 'er. Yay! Visit www.theflummies.com
The songs recorded on this album have been composed over the past 39 years and are a assortment of tunes inspired as we go thru life in North West River Labrador NL Canada. Nakummek!
Sales: P.O. Box 18, North West River Labrador NL 1-709-497-8597
Produced by LARRY FOLEY at EARPORT HEIGHTS RECORDING SERVICES St John's NL
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