The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
This one comes from Paul Henry Dallaire of Timmins, a local(ish) musician and former funeral director.
The A-Side is “Princess Maggie of the North” and it opens a bit weird with some light drumming and some inaudible spoken word part, Paul Henry begins to sing as the music begins and his singing is rather good, a bit reminiscent of Johnny Cash, but then it goes back into that inaudible spoken word part, and it’s a little odd, but then Paul Henry goes back to singing, and the song is really good, except those inaudible spoken word parts done over harmonica now, and I really don’t know what he is saying. It’s as if two people are going on this one, Paul Henry’s vocals fade in and out over this spoken word part, and every time it gets back to Paul Henry is great. This is a fine example of good quality Canadian country music.
The B-Side opens with “Goin Back to Moosonee” and at first it has a bit of dead air, which makes me think it might include that spoken word part, but nope, it goes into some real good country music, it’s upbeat and Paul Henry delivers this song amazingly. I really want to get more of his records, this is really good music. I can’t complain when listening to this music, it’s really good. The guitar playing on this song is fantastic too. Then Paul Henry is joined by a female vocalist who sings on the chorus, and she’s pretty good, and Paul Henry keeps delivering on his fantastic music and it’s outstanding, this music is great. The B-Side is definitely my favorite of the two tracks on this 45.
A – Princess Maggie of the North
B – Goin Back to Monsonee
James Bay Records
Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Sound Production – Bob Lierschaft & Jack Larabee
Other Albums I Own by Paul Henry Dallaire: