Bernie Finklestein

Mulligan Stew July 14th


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His book is called True North.
To read about Bernie’s life is to read about the birth of Canada’s music industry.
The first years of careers that are still being played out (Joni Mitchell, Neil Young)
Also, the re-shaping of Canada’s radio stations. It was Bernie who helped to shape Canadian Content, at a time when radio had no interest in supporting our own music.
He also recorded, managed and directed the careers of Bruce Cockburn, Murray McLachlan, Carole Pope, Barney Bentall, Dan Hill, Steven Fearing, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings  and many more.
His record label was also called True North..which spoke volumes about a guy so talented that he could have stayed in New York and worked with Albert Grossman, the Manager of Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin etc. But he came home to Toronto and made us a better country.
Hour Two of Mulligan Stew this Saturday we feature an interview with a great storyteller Bernie Finklestein.




Ray Davies / Bruce Springsteen Better things See my friends
Citizen cope Awe Every waking moment
Monkeyjunk Tiger in your tank Tiger in your tank
Chris Isaak Baby did a bad bad thing Best of
Paul McCartney Smile away Ram
Blackie/Exene Cervenko Made of Love Kings and Queens
Poncho Sanchez/Ray Charles May Ann Paste #6
Jimmy Vaughn Just a little bit Plays Blues, ballads and favourites
Randy Newman Sail Away Live in London
Clapton/Marsalis Joe Turner’s Blues Play the Blues
Hour Two
Bernie Finklestein Special
Little Richard Tutti Fruitti Best of
Neil Young On the Way Home Collection
Bruce Cockburn Rocket Launcher Waiting for a Miracle
Murray McLachlan Pancho’s Lament Song from the street
Murray Mclachlan Little Dreams Best of
Bruce Cockburn How I spent my Fall Vacation Humans
Stones When you’re gone Some Girls (re-issue)
Lyle Lovett What do you do Live in Texas
Lou Reed Walk on the wild Side Collections
Marvin Gaye How sweet it is 20th Century Masters