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Don't Sell the Car

by The Blazing Elwoods

The Blazing Elwoods CD Is a foot Stompin', Toe Tappin, 12 song old school country album, inspired by the likes of Cash, Williams and Conners.
Genre: Country: Cowboy
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1. The Blazing Elwoods (feat. Guy Coutu, Sarah Matt, Donny Reed, Chris Peplinski, Joe Fiorino & Brent Wohlberg)
3:47 $0.99
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2. Dirty Old Town (feat. Donny Reed, Marc Donato, Sean Barette, Chris Leblanc, Peter Learn & Brent Wohlberg)
2:55 $0.99
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3. The Motorcycle Song (feat. Brent Wohlberg, Rick Moggy, Peter Learn, Sarah Matt, Chris Leblanc & Sean Barette)
3:38 $0.99
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4. Brother (feat. Brent Wohlberg, Peter Learn, Marc Donato, Chris Leblanc, Sean Barette & Kevin Closs)
2:44 $0.99
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5. Don't Sell the Car (feat. Brent Wohlberg, Sarah Matt & Brian Quebec)
3:23 $0.99
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6. J’ai Poigné Un Gros Poisson (feat. Andrea McColeman, Nick Krawchuk, Brent Wohlberg, Marc Donato, Donny Reed, Brian Quebec, Sean Barette, Johanne Rioux, Jean-Guy Rivard, Yves Larriviére & Isabelle Rattè)
2:37 $0.99
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7. Don't Bother Me (For Doug) [feat. Brent Wohlberg, Peter Learn, Marc Donato & Kevin Closs]
4:12 $0.99
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8. It's Over Hon (feat. Brent Wohlberg, Peter Learn, Marc Donato & Kevin Closs)
2:54 $0.99
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9. Aberdeen (feat. Brent Wohlberg, Marc Donato, Kevin Closs, Andrea McColeman, Brian Quebec & Donny Reed)
3:25 $0.99
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10. Tractor (feat. Peter Learn, Marc Donato & Brent Wohlberg)
3:15 $0.99
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11. Big Red Rooster (feat. Chris Leblanc, Peter Learn, Marc Donato & Brent Wohlberg)
2:36 $0.99
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12. The Motorcycle Song (Radio Edit) [feat. Peter Learn, Sarah Matt, Chris Leblanc, Sean Barette, Rick Moggy & Brent Wohlberg]
3:19 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
THE BLAZING ELWOODS, DON’T SELL THE CAR
About The Songs:

Title: THE BLAZING ELWOODS
Wrote this song as a filler tune for the album. I was adamant that I needed to have 12 songs on the cd. This song wasn’t working at all until I invited Chris (Pepper) Peplinsky, (Bass), Joey Fiorino (Drums), Sarah Matt, (Piano) and Donny Reed (Fiddle) to lend their talents. Now it’s my fave 

Favourite Lyric:
“Heard her on the christian radio, workin’ part time for the lord”


Title: Dirty Old Town
My friend Rick Moggy and I wrote this tune about a nickel town in Ontario. None of it’s true, but all of it somehow falls into not so recent mid-90’s memories. I had some awesome help with musician friends in this song. Marc Donato on Mandolin, Donny Reed on Violin, Peter Learn on Piano, and vocal help with Sean Barrette and Chris Leblanc.

Favourite Lyric:
“It’s last call as the lights come up, the jug monkeys come and fill their cups”


Title: The Motorcycle Song
Another one of my favourites. Co-written by my friend Rick Moggy, it’s about a motorcycle trip that never happened, but someday it just might. Rick and I shared the vocal duties on this one as well, but the Piece de La resistance is the chorus. I can’t help but smile when I hear Myself, Rick, Sara Matt, Sean Barrette and Chris Leblanc singin’ the Shalalalas!.. Also can’t forget to mention Peter Learn and Mark Donato’s Piano and Mandolin playing..

Favourite Lyric:
“Thought I saw the face of God, riding on my honda hog”

Title: Brother
Well, I’m happy to say that when I write a tune, you never have to really think “Hmm, He’s so deep! What is he possibly writing about”?.. So, This song was going to be written for my brother Eric., Then it took on another slant in which it went to “help a brother out”, and then it took on a deeper meaning. It is my first christian-esque country song, and everytime I sing it, I feel very good. Had Sean Barrette, Kevin Closs and Chris Leblanc help me out on the vocals with this one. Along with Eric, these guys are my brothers as well.. Again. Peter Learn Twinklin’ the ivory and Marc Donato playin’ the mando.

Favourite Lyric:
“If you’re down on your luck and your backs up against the wall”




Title: Don’t Sell The Car
So my dad got this old 1968 Polara from my Grandma Grace Cunningham. I love this car. Sarah Matt came in and helped out with her amazing piano playing and her beautiful back-up vocals. Hearing her voice always sends a shiver down my spine. I also coerced Brian Quebec to come in and lay down some Stand-up Bass. Tryin’ to keep it real! Worked out well .

Favourite Lyric:
“I know she’s not firin’ on eight cylinders.”

Title: J’ai poigné un gros poisson
So I married a french girl. She’s the only one for me. We’ve been together since high school and to give you an idea, that’s been over 25 years.. Her family is really and truly my family. Her relatives are from Noelville Ontario, and they know how to have a good time. Uncle Gil knows a lot of chanson repondre tunes so I thought I’d take a stab at writing one. This was started many years ago, and I’m glad it’s completed. The highlights for me on this song were of course Nick Krawchuk on spoons, Marc Donato on mandolin, Andrea McColeman on accordion, Donny Reed on fiddle, and Brian Quebec on stand-up bass. These elements for me completely made the French Canadian Connection happen. For the crowning touch, Les Troubadore members, Isabelle Ratté, Yves Larrivière, Jean-Guy Rivard and Johanne Rioux dropped in to sing as well.
Turned out c’est bon!

Favourite Lyric:
“Le dore nous est tres chers, les perchaudes nous tombent ses nerfs”

Title: Don’t Bother Me (For Doug)
One clear cold January morning I headed out to my fishing hut on Ramsey Lake, here in Sudbury Ontario, and I brought my guitar and a little recorder. I wrote 3 songs in 4 hours.. Didn’t catch a damn thing, but was a very productive day just the same. Don’t Bother Me was kinda inspired by my Uncle Doug. He lives a very barren existence, but he never complains about the state of his self induced living conditions. It is what is.. And he is who he is. He’s a very special man my Uncle Doug. Love him with all my heart. Had the pleasure of my step-brother Kevin Closs joining in for some harmonies..and again so grateful to have my friends Peter Learn and Marc Donato playing Piano and Mandolin respectively..

Favourite Lyric:
“ Me and the dog and the CBC, nothing more a man could need”

Title: It’s Over Hon
Every old country album has to have that humorous break-up song. This one is mine. Luckily I had to imagine it all, cause my wife JoAnn has lots of patience and puts up with all my s**t. This is recorded with the same bunch of helpers.. Kevin Closs (Backup Vocals), Marco Donato (Mandolin) and Peter Learn (Elephant Antlers)

Favourite Lyric:
“They held a funeral for me, was to heartsick to attend”

Title: Aberdeen
Dad told me that there was a farm family in Aberdeen Saskatchewan that would hold barn dances on weekends for folks to get together and socialize. He explained that there would be musicians hired, or would just show up and play at these community gatherings, and all the families in the farming district close enough to attend, would attend… They would eat, drink, dance and be merry.( I asked Dad about the use of Alcohol/Drugs etc at these events, and he said it was extremely rare that he would see someone partaking..it was 1945-ish) It sounded really nice. Made me think it would be nice to go back to that time and be a part of it.

This song was another treat to write and record. I called on my friend Andrea McColeman from the Yukon to do some long distance accordion tracks, I brought in Brian Quebec for his stand-up bass playing skills, my mandolin player Marc Donato, the great Donny Reed on fiddle and I learned to play the harmonica. Good times, and I love how it worked out..

Favourite Lyric:
“The pastor really cuts a rug, when he hears that country sound”

Title: The Tractor Song
I kinda pictured a down-on-his-luck Saskatchewan farmer who’s truck had broken down. Parked right next to his broken down pick-up is his shiny new Tractor. Then I laughed to myself because I pictured a certain dairy farmer driving to Noelville, Ontario to get a case of brown pop.
Me, Peter Learn on Keys and Marc Donato on Mandolin…. Sure liked Peters’ Piano Solo. Blazin’

Favourite Lyric:
“Some folks look unhappy with their one finger salute,
I just smile and wave HELLO, give my horn a roo-too-toot!”
Title: Big Red Rooster
So, this is basically the first country song I had ever written. I wrote it for my Dad Elwood Wohlberg. It’s about this nasty rooster that lived on a farm in speers Saskatchewan. I’m especially proud of my guitar solo in this one.. and particularly pleased with Chris Leblanc’s exuberant crowing.. Good Times!

Favourite Lyric:
“Best thing to do if he came your way, Take a shovel to his head and run away”

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