Sunday, December 1, 2013

Ray Materick - Sidestreets (Can 1972)

Ray Materick - Sidestreets (Can 1972)

Born:  Brantford, ON, Canada
Currently:  Hamilton, ON, Canada
Genres:     Singer/Songwriter
Genre:  Folk, World, & Country
Label:  Big Pink ‎– BIG PINK 37

* Ray Materick - Vocals
* Paul Mills - Guitar
* Michael Renzi, Guido Basso - Bass
* Don Thompson - Piano
* Terry Clarke - Drums

01. Home From Parade       
02. Season Of Plenty       
03. One Thing I'll Never Ask Is Why       
04. Final Fire       
05. Goodbye       
06. Dear Christine       
07. Hard Life Alone       
08. Morning Song       
09. Cherylee Rose       
10. Sidestreets       
Bonus Tracks:
11. Sidestreets (Demo)       
12. Cherylee Rose (Demo)       
13. I Think I'll Try Tomorrow (Unreleased)       
14. It Ain't That Easy (Unreleased)       

-Artwork By – Christianne
-Artwork By [CD Package & Art Work] – Design Power Station
-Coordinator [Reissue] – Youngjun Kim
-Engineer – Phil Sheridan
-Musician – Don Thompson, Guido Basso, Michael Renzi, Paul Mills, Terry Clarke
-Other [Sleeve Printed By] – Baek Song
-Photography By – Wayne Smith
-Producer – Dave Bird
-Remastered By [Digital Remaster], Supervised By [Reissue Supervisor] – Joohyung Lee
-Written-By, Performer – Ray Materick.

Published by Eskimo Music (BMI) / All Song (MAPL)
tracks 13 & 14 published by One Heart Music (SOCAN) 1972
Recorded: June 1972 at Thunder Sound, Toronto.
(c) Kanata Records Limited 1972.

Ray Materick is the son of an evangelical preacher, who had previously played saxophone, trumpet and clarinet in his own dance band, during the 1940s and 1950s. Materick's recording career commenced in 1972, with the release of Sidestreets on Kanata Records, considered to be one of Canada's first independent record labels.[1] The label folded soon after Materick's album was released. His major national breakthrough came with the release of Neon Rain in 1974 on Warner Bros./Asylum Records, featuring the hit single "Linda Put The Coffee On". The album was produced by Eugene Martynec. Materick had been specifically signed by record executive Gary Muth as one of the first Canadian artists on the U.S. Asylum Records label, formed by David Geffen. A number of albums followed throughout the 1970s: Best Friend Overnight (1975) and Midnight Matinee (1976), both of which were produced by Don Potter and featured musical contributions from Daniel Lanois, as well as Fever In Rio (1978). Materick did not continue with Asylum Records, following the release of Midnight Matinee.

During the 1980s, Materick withdrew from music for a period of approximately eight years, assuming employment in a Toronto woodworking company. He later relocated to Hamilton, Ontario.

Materick returned to recording as of 2000, releasing seven albums of new material in two years, and has regularly released new material and compilations since that time. The majority of Materick's later releases have been on his own label, King Kong Records.

In 2012, Materick was subject to two tribute concerts, in Toronto and Hamilton, respectively, by "Honouring Our Own", an organization dedicated to honouring musicians, while living, who have made a lifelong contribution to Canadian music.

In recent years, Materick has been involved in a band project, "Peace On Earth", with Keon Crosswell (bass, guitar) and Dan Kolthof(drums).

Download Link:
Ray Materick - Sidestreets (Can 1972).rar


Anonymous said...

I've never heard of this artist. Thanks for the chance to hear him.

Anonymous said...

Hello from Canada! My friends and I listened to this a lot when it first came out but my LP wasted away a long time ago. It's so good to find it as a CD reissue I never knew about, and with bonus tracks as well! This will be great to listen to. Many thanks.


Anonymous said...

I neglected to thank you for all your information about Ray Materick. Most of it is new to me. I'll be looking for more of his output. Again, thanks.


Unknown said...

Your choices are excellent. Wish you could upload stuff more often. Thanks so much!