We owe thanks to Tim Hewlings (MCHS 63, see photo on left) for sharing this recording of the Malcolm Campbell High School song with us.
Tim Hewlings was with a 1960s band called the Sceptres, who’ve recently released their first album.
You can access the mp3 version of the song here:
You can also access the WAV version of the song. This is a larger file. The quality of the WAV file is higher than the mp3:
To get full enjoyment from the recording, it’s a great idea to listen with a good set of earphones or good quality speakers. The speakers on a typical laptop aren’t going to do justice to the music. The sound quality on a smartphone might be pretty good – that’s also a fun way to listen to the song.
Please note as well that you can click on these photos to enlarge them. Click again to enlarge them further.
Overview of recording session
Here’s a preliminary overview – we’ll get more details later – from Tim Hewlings:
“It was recorded in the studio I operated at UQAM. There were about 12 or 15 people involved. I believe Peter Mearns played the piano. You should check with him. [I did check: Yes, it was Peter Mearns on the piano.] As far as singers on the thing, I think Leslie and Bob Carswell were there, Susan Holmes and maybe Janet Hardcastle. Peter might remember some others.” [Also Laurie Kingdom. See comment below.]
Please contact us if you can add to our information about the recording session