In 1969, a year many Canadians discovered marijuana for the first time, Stompin' Tom Connors wrote and published a song that has become an anthem for the country. One of many anthems penned by Tom actually. The success of this song was immediate and he was well on his way to becoming one of the most revered Canadians ever. We respectfully honour Stompin' Tom Connors' original version by releasing today, October 17, 2018, our salute to the legalization of this well loved and heavily used substance. We call this version, Spud The Bud.
The draconian legislation that criminalized marijuana use has wounded thousands, perhaps millions of Canadians by leaving them with undeserved criminal records and subsequent mental health issues, broken families and more.
The melody of this song was written by Canada's most revered singer/songwriter, Stompin' Tom Connors. Words by Duncan Fremlin. This version was filmed at Zoomer Hall in Liberty Village Toronto Ontario on February 11, 2018. The occasion was the 5th Annual Stompin' Tom Birthday Celebration. To see this song performed live, attend a performance of the show, Whiskey Jack Presents Stories & Songs of Stompin' Tom. www.whiskeyjackmusic.com On stage at this show is Duncan Fremlin, Douglas John Cameron, Randy Morrison, Jen Cook, Al Cross and Eric Jackson.