Today our RAK is a remembrance. Stompin' Tom Connors was a Canadian folk music legend, and there are many in Canada who have at least one memory tied to a Stompin' Tom song. For me it was Margo's Got the Cargo, a song that came out when I was in high school. I had my long hair and my electric guitar and a cassette tape collection that included many AC-DC, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Led Zepplin and similar artists. So for me to go out and buy a Stompin' Tom tape was really saying something. After hearing Margo's Cargo on Much music I was hooked, and I bought that tape, still have it to this day. He was the real deal, a guitar and a voice and a whole lot of life experience. Listening to Stompin' Tom actually changed the way I thought about songs and the way I wrote songs, and my acoustic guitar starting getting a lot more play time.
Like I said I am sure most of us has a Stompin' Tom story, feel free to share yours in the comments. In the mean time please enjoy Margo's Cargo.