A MUSICAL ODYSSEY
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Presents
BILL & SUE-ON HILLMAN
Winners of the MACA ENTERTAINERS OF THE YEAR Award
RECORD ALBUM Volume 8

16 CAJUN-FIDDLE-COUNTRY SONGS
Featuring the Dynamite Fiddle of
Barry Forman

Front Cover Liner Notes
The 16 Cajun-Fiddle-Country songs in this album are drawn from the decade-long recording career of Bill and Sue-On Hillman -- most are Bill Hillman compositions and feature the exciting fiddle of Barry Forman. Barry showcases the dynamite style which has won the Manitoba Fiddle Championships so many times. The inspiration for these songs comes from years of television, stage and radio work, tours of American county and state fairs, Canadian grandstand shows, three tours of Britain, and tours of Northern Canada, military bases, prairie dance halls, arenas, clubs and high schools.

This album is truly an international one, containing material recorded in studios in Newcastle, Durham and London, England as well as Winnipeg, Canada. Over the years, the group has become, in fact, Canadian ambassadors of sorts -- having performed with top-name artists all over Britain, America and Canada.

The band's stage show runs the gamut from ballads, folk and gospel, to country, pop and rock. But now, in response to the many requests for an album featuring exclusively Cajun, Fiddle and Country songs, we proudly present this outstanding collection.


Barry Forman passed away in 2011. 
The following is taken from the Tribute Webpages
that we dedicated to Barry's memory:
Music played a major role in Barry's life. While still in Rivers High School he formed the popular Country Gentlemen band that became well-known through its many CKX Television shows, dances dates, Co-Op Neighbour Nights and a multitude of other live appearances across Western Manitoba. 

This band, with longtime friends and bandmates Jake Kroeger and Bill and Sue-On Hillman, evolved into the Western Union.  Barry went on to play bassand fiddle with the Hillmans on 10 record albums. Three of these albums were acclaimed solo fiddle albums, one of which featured nine-year-old son Kent. 

Along with the Western Union, Barry spent many summers touring Western Canada as part of Russ Gurr's Federal Grain Train Show. Following this they went on to play Exhibition Grandstand Shows in State Fairs and Rodeos across Northwestern USA. Barry and Kent were later chosen to represent Manitoba in a series of shows across the US  and he worked closely with daughter Shauna in promoting her successful music career. 

These Web pages have been compiled as an online career photo album documenting Barry's love of music and featuring many of the names and faces of musicians he played with over the years. 

THE BARRY FORMAN MEMORIAL PAGES:
www.hillmanweb.com/forman

CONTENTS
SIDE ONE

1. CAJUN STOMP (Bill Hillman)
2. JOHN CAMPBELL ~ PIONEER (Bill Hillman)
3. THE KENTUCKIAN SONG 
4. ALLIGATOR MAMA (Bill Hillman)
5. IRISH-SCOTCH (Medley)
    COCK OF THE NORTH
    100 PIPERS
    IRISH WASHERWOMAN
6. MISSISSIPPI TRIPPER (Bill Hillman)
7. MEMORY TAKE ME BACK (Bill Hillman)
8. OLD JED CLARK (Bill Hillman)

SIDE TWO

1. MASSACRE (Bill Hillman)
2. CAJUN CHILD (Bill Hillman)
3. MAIDEN'S PRAYER (Bob Wills)
4. CATFISH BONES (Bill Hillman)
5. MUDDY MISSISSIPPI LINE
6. SAD COUNTRY LOVESONG (Bill Hillman)
7. RAGIN' CAJUN (Arr. Forman-Hillman)
8. JA JA'S STOMP (Bill Hillman)
 

 

Listen to all the Hillman Songs HERE


RECORDING CREDITS
 
Bill Hillman ~ Guitars and Vocals
Sue-On Hillman ~ Drums - Percussion - Vocals
Barry Forman ~ Fiddle and Bass
Kevin Pahl ~ Keyboards

PRODUCED BY BILL HILLMAN

Cover Design, Photos and Album Concept: Bill Hillman
Additional Photography: Terence Fowler and Raymond Lofgren
Studios:
    Gooseberry ~ London, England
    Impulse ~ Newcastle, England
    Guardian ~ Durham, England
    Century 21 ~ Winnipeg, Canada

Thanks to the following musicians for their contributions over the years:
Alan Clark (Dire Straits) ~ Mick Sandbrook ~ Alan Jones ~ Larry Clark ~ Ted Paley ~ Mark LaFrance ~ Gord Osland ~ Joe Fegin ~ Lloyd Ryan ~ Kerry Morris ~ Jake Kroeger ~ Bernie Watson ~ Warren Hanna ~ Alan Studholme ~ John Ashcroft ~ Terry Fleetwood ~ Ken Blair ~ Ian Hunter ~ Alun Edwards ~ John Whittingham ~ Paul Duckers ~ Alan Clark ~ Kent Forman ~ John Hildebrand ~ Harry Hildebrand ~ Ja-On Hillman ~ Mike Ried ~ Peter Grant ~ Jerry Agar

PHOTO GALLERY

Sleeve for the 4-song gospel EP albumWith the Entertainers of the Year TrophyBill, Sue-On, Ja-On and Great Pyrenees, Mya
Photo from Winnipeg Tribune Magazine Feature on the HillmansEntertainers of the Year Trophy displayed on Maple Grove MantleJa-On on drums at the Provincial ExhibitionBarry Forman on the Federal Grain Train stage
Barry Forman

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