50 Tracks: The Canadian Edition this week on the Early Years!

After you've enjoyed Come By The Hills with Sara Hillis, tomorrow afternoon from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM, don't touch that dial, device, PC, Mac or smart speaker and join me for The Early Years where and when you'll hear the best music from Rock and Roll's Golden Age (its first quarter century) with an occasional
nod to other decades and genres.
It's more than an occasional nod to other decades and genres this week. After I play two songs to finish my tribute to Ian Tyson begun last week, I'll begin a unique survey of 50 Canadian tracks.
50 Tracks aired on CBC Radio One in 2004 and 2005. The show, hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, was a listener vote to determine the 50 most essential songs in pop music history, through a mix of listener voting and selection by celebrity guests.
Each week, three celebrity guests nominated songs from each time period, to arrive at a list of four songs. In the next few days, listeners would then vote on a fifth selection from the remaining nominated songs that had not been selected by the debate's panelists. At the series conclusion listeners voted on these songs, plus 10 additional listener suggested songs.
The 2004 edition of the series concentrated on pop music from anywhere in the world, while the 2005 edition concentrated on Canadian music.
I'll get from #50 to #33 this week and pick it up at #32 next week.
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So join me, Steve Cutway, for The Early Years, when I make musical and magical memories playing the 50 listener-voted Canadian tracks from 1933 to 2004, tomorrow afternoon at 05:00, after Come By The Hills with Sara Hillis and before Dan Sweeney's One Hit Wonders. The show replays Wednesday morning at 07:00 AM, after Deep Dive with Graeme Innes and before Anthony Unleashed, only on Mushroom FM, the home of the fun guys, making four decades of magic mushroom memories!
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