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Subject: Joe King - and info?
From: GUEST,jon doeringer
Date: 13 Apr 13 - 09:59 PM

In 1983, we were playing at some festival. I met a guy from maritime Canada named Joe King. He had a great voice, and he gave me a tape for the radio show I did in Pittsburgh. The tape vanished at some point.
He did a nice version of a John Denver song he reworked - 'almost heaven, Nova Scotia'...
But my favorite song started out
    'I followed her down to a small fishing village on the cold New Brunswick shore.
    The boarding house lady just leaned on her cane, said she don't live here any more'...

Anyone know the song, or the lyrics? Or have any info on Joe? I'd appreciate any replies. Thanks! jondoe888 - gmail
(not sure if this site sends me an emailed response)


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Subject: RE: Joe King
From: Acme
Date: 13 Apr 13 - 10:31 PM

You should join Mudcat, then you can trace the thread and check back, and people can send you Personal Messages though the system.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Joe King
From: Acme
Date: 13 Apr 13 - 10:35 PM

I did various searches using the song lyrics and the name "Joe King" - I come up with one hit, a singer with some Halifax links:

http://joekinguk.com/ - he is in the UK now, but if you look at his "about" page, he seems to be from Halifax.

http://joekinguk.com/about-joe/

And here's another one: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/joe%20king

SRS


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Subject: RE: info on: Joe King (from Maritime Canada)
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 14 Apr 13 - 11:29 AM

The UK Joe King is not the same person who was asked about. Joe King came from the Cheticamp area of Cape Breton but performed for many years in Ontario. Joe King is also just a stage name for this performer.
I have a mutual friend who can supply more information and I'll ask him to drop by this thread.


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Subject: RE: info on: Joe King (from Maritime Canada)
From: Acme
Date: 14 Apr 13 - 12:01 PM

Good! This is such a common name that sorting through and making sense of Google results would probably take quite a while.


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Subject: RE: info on: Joe King (from Maritime Canada)
From: Howard Kaplan
Date: 15 Apr 13 - 02:11 PM

I often saw the Joe King in question attending the Flying Cloud Folk Club in Toronto. Neither Joe nor the club is still with us. I passed on this question to Jim Armour, who has been active in the folk community here for a long time. Here's what Jim wrote back:

The question does sound like it relates to Joe Le Blanc (Joe King). He was fond of changing the words to established songs to fit Nova Scotia. (I know of at least one other.)

Joe died August 23, 2007.

Re: the lyrics that are quoted ("I followed her down..."): I'm pretty sure they're from a Dave Essig song called "High Ground." It's one of those love-lost, heart-wringing songs of tragedy that Joe loved so much, and I know I've heard him sing it on at least one occasion.

Joe did make some recordings on his Rainbow Records, but I can't remember if he ever made any CDs. As I recall they were mainly 45s and LPs.


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Subject: RE: info on: Joe King (from Maritime Canada)
From: GUEST,jon doeringer
Date: 22 Apr 13 - 12:47 AM

Thanks for the responses! I remember he said Joe King wasn't his real name. LeBlanc? Maybe. I tried google and youtube, but had no luck. They kept suggesting Matt LeBlanc...
I know I have the lyrics to the song, in some notebook or computer file. Thanks for all the information on this semi-obscure singer with the common name. Sorry to hear he died, but sometimes that's the price for asking.


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Subject: RE: info on: Joe King (from Maritime Canada)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 May 17 - 12:00 AM

I think the requested song is Albert's Cove, written by David Essig.

Here's David Essig's High Ground, the title song of the album.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: info on: Joe King (from Maritime Canada)
From: GUEST,John Macc
Date: 10 Aug 17 - 08:21 PM

Joe King was a folk singer. I met him in Ontario at the Cape Breton dances. He had guitar with Joe King carved into the neck. I have a Cassette of his music "Joe King Sings Songs of the Maritimes" And yes it was Albert's Cove.

I followed her tracks to a small fishing village on the cold New Brunswick shore
And the boarding house lady just leaned on her cane, and said she don't live here any more
She could tell I was cold as she stood in the doorway. She invited me in for a warm cup of tea
She said sit down young man, I want to tell you a story
The young girl you see was like a daughter to me


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