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ONE-WAY TICKET TO PALOOKAVILLE-1997

"BACK ALLEY JOHN IS NOT ONLY A SUPERB PERFOMER, WHETHER SOLO OR ACCOMPANIED BY A BAND, BUT HE'S ALSO BECOME ONE OF THE FINEST BLUES RECORDING ARTISTS IN NORTH AMERICA SINCE RELEASING HIS DEBUT DISC. HIS THIRD AND LATEST CD, "ONE WAY TO PALOOKAVILLE" IS BOUND TO FURTHER HIS REPUTATION AS A SUPURB SINGER AND SONGWRITER, HAMONICA PLAYER AND INTERPRETER OF OTHER ARTISTS' MATERIAL."

JAMES MURETICH, CALGARY HERALD, FEBRUARY 8, 1998

"BACK ALLEY JOHN'S LATEST ALBUM MAY BE CALLED "ONE WAY TO PALOOKAVILLE", BUT THE BLUES MUSICIAN'S THIRD DISC THIS DECADE SOUNDS MORE LIKE A TICKET TO NATIONAL RECOGNITION... "IT'S AUTUMN AND I'M LEAVING", IS PROBABLY THE MOST MOVING AND POIGNANT SONG THE MAN HAS WRITTEN IN HIS LONG AND AT TIMES CHECKERED CAREER."

PETER NORTH, EDMONTON JOURNAL, FEBRUARY 19,1998

"THIS RECORDING IS TIED TOGETHER WITH SOME BRILLIANT PLAYING"

CAM HAYDEN - FRIDAY NIGHT BLUES PARTY - CKUA RADIO, VIEW WEEKLY

SONG LIST

1. WESTERN PLAINS (LEDBETTER)

2. ST.JAMES INFIRMERY (TRAD. ARR. WILSON)

3. IF I COULD CHANGE (WILSON)

4. HOBO (WILSON)

5. IT'S AUTUMN AND I'M LEAVING (WILSON)

6. ALBERTA (WATSON)

7. PARCHMAN'S FARM (WHITE)

8. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU QUIT ME (THIBAUX)

9. WAY BACK IN THOSE HILLS (TRAD. ARR. WILSON)

10. NOBODY KNEW YOU WERE HURTING ME (HAGGARD)

11. STINGER REE (CHATMAN)

12. FRANKIE AND ALBERT (TRAD. - ARR. WILSON)

13. THE ROAD (HARRIS)

14. GUESS I'M A FOOL (CHATMAN)

15. FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY (NELSON)

16. THE WORST NIGHT OF MY LIFE (CRUTCHFIELD)

17. RANK STRANGER (TRAD.-ARR.WILSON)

18. GUILTY (NEWMAN)

PERSONNEL

BACK ALLEY JOHN (JOHN WILSON) - ACOUSTIC GUITAR, HARMONICA, AND VOCALS

GREG "JR." DEMCHUK - ELECTRIC GUITAR

AMOS GARRETT - ELECTRIC GUITAR, VOCALS

JIM KUKKO - ELECTRIC GUITAR

STEVE PINEO - ELECTRIC GUITAR

TIM WILLIAMS - 6 STRING BANJO, DOBRO, ELECTRIC GUITAR

STEWART MCDOUGALL - PIANO

RON CASAT - HAMMOND B3

HAWARD "SCHMENGEE" CHAPMAN - ACCORDION

TANYA KALMANOVITCH - VIOLA AND VIOLIN

BILL GILDAY - TROMBONE

STEVE FRANSE - BASSOON

SUITCASE JAMES - BASS

PAT BRADEN - BASS

SANDY SMITH - DRUMS, WOOD BLOCK

KEVIN BELZNER - DRUMS

CHERYL L'HIRONDELLE - HARMONY VOCALS

DEB POWER - HARMONY VOCALS

PETER WARD - HARMONY VOCALS

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