John Tyrone by Heartbreak Bill
(While in Ontario, Canada, January to February 2000: After hearing on radio, only refinding after 6 weeks of searching, with final indignity of admitting defeat and E-mailing the local Queens University, Canada, radio station. Summary: (Even when searching on correct title of song, and after the event searching on the band) Web search engines and web databases are pish. Even ones concentrating on Canadian Folk and General Music. Heartbreak Hill is a band supposedly from Ontario(?!))
Thanks to Roger Eccleston (firstname.lastname@example.org) who DJ's the "Sweet Folk Also" on Thursday nights (10pm to midnight Canadian time - 3am to 5am Friday morning UK time) on CFRC, Queens University for playing this song.
However, if you know the correct search engine to use, you in theory can also find this type of information on the web:
Song List from Heartbreak Hill album titled "Heartbreak Hill".
Comments from Ian Gray
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2007 20:51:27 -0400 From: ian_gray ca inter net To: email@example.com Subject: Heartbreak Hill Hi Lachlan, I stumbled onto your page and saw "John Tyrone" as well as a squib about Heatbreak Hill. They were from Toronto and the principles included Jenny and Dan Whiteley, daughter and son of Chris Whiteley. Chris and his brother Ken are the most prominent of Canada's recording artists in blues, folk, children, gospel and jazz. Chris is one of Toronto's first call harp, trumpet, pedal and slide guitar players; Ken plays everything and produces many, many albums each year from his own studio. Dan and Jenny grew up singing in the family business and appear on albums Ken and Chris produced for such entertainers as Raffi. Chris is married to Caitlin Hanford, one forth of Canada's women's super country group, Quartet. At its inception, Quartet consisted of Caitlin, the late Colleen Peterson, Sylvia Tyson (of Ian and Sylvia) and Cindy Church. They continue on with Gwen Swick replacing Colleen. There is also a spin off group called Marigolds. Heartbreak Hill was just that: an affair within the band broke them up. As Chris Quinn, the bluegrass style banjoist says, "We'll never get together again." He and Chris Coole still hold together forth from time to time as members of the Foggy Hogtown Boys. Jenny has gone on to win Juno awards with her wonderful compositions and has moved to Vancouver. Dan continues to gig around the country and Chris Coole does amazing old-time music with Erryn Marshall. My spelling might be a bit lacking, but I know many of these folks and love their music. Hence my sending this message. Hope this has been of interest! Ian
John Tyrone Lyrics