Nov 102011

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Early rock and roll was generally the purview of good-ol’ Southern boys, but Jack Scott proved the exception. Hailing from Ontario, he had a string of hits in the late ‘50s that led Dave Marsh to call him “undeniably the greatest Canadian rock and roll singer of all time.” He never quite hit the heights of your Hollys or Presleys, but just earlier this year he was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Now he gets another tribute from Detroit septet Rio and the Rockabilly Revival, who cover his debut single “Leroy.” As they explain, the choice is less coincidental than you might imagine: Continue reading »