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Music Album with David Spencer

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David Spencer's Education Paragon is a free educational resource portal helping David Spencer's secondary school students, their parents and teaching colleagues with understanding, designing, applying and delivering assessment, curriculum, educational resources, evaluation and literacy skills accurately and effectively. This wiki features educational resources for Indigenous Aboriginal education, field trips for educators, law and justice education, music education and outdoor, environmental and experiential education. Since our web site launch on September 27, 2006, online site statistics and web rankings indicate there are currently 1,888 pages and 20,185,651 page views using 7.85 Gig of bandwidth per month. Pages are written, edited, published and hosted by Brampton, Ontario, Canada based educator David Spencer. On social media, you may find David as @DavidSpencerEdu on Twitter, as DavidSpencerdotca on and DavidSpencer on Prezi. Please send your accolades, feedback and resource suggestions to David Spencer. Share on social media with the hashtag #EducationParagon. Thank you for visiting. You may contact David Spencer here.

The following resources are helpful to parents and teachers:

  1. Book: Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School by Tina Rae (2014)
  2. Book: Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (2008)
  3. Book: Digital Tools for Teaching: 30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum by Steve Johnson (2013)
  4. DVD video: Canadian Popular Music in the '60's, '70's & '80's by EMI Music Canada (2012)
  5. DVD video: Canada: A People's History produced by Mark Starowicz (2001).
  6. Book: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan (1999)

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A Music Album with David Spencer

David Spencer's last music recording of original songs and cover tunes was completed using an Atari 1040 ST computer and a Tanberg reel to reel multi-track stereo tape recorder. The final mixdown was released on cassette tape.

In the summer of 2014, David Spencer began compiling a list of songs in preparation for recording his second music recording. Songs selected are cover tunes made famous by composers and artists from Canada and around the world.

Step One: Song Selection
1. Select songs for consideration for the music album. David selected 112 songs that had lyrics with a positive or meaningful message. This task was completed on August 10, 2014.

2. Categorize the songs selected. David categorized the songs selected under the following headings

  • Encouragement Songs
  • Environmental Songs
  • Faith Building Songs
  • Fun Songs
  • Love Songs
  • Peace Songs
  • Relationship Songs
  • Social Commentary Songs

Songs for Music Album 2 with David Spencer

The following songs were selected for David Spencer's second music album. Since a compact disk will hold between 74 and 80 minutes of music, not all the songs listed below will be used for this album. Songs are listed in alphabetical order and include the composer's name and year of original publication.

  1. "All I Have to Do is Dream" by Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant, 1958
  2. "Can't Help Falling in Love" by George Weiss, year?
  3. "Chantilly Lace" by J.P. Richardson (aka The Big Bopper), 1958
  4. "Don’t Be Cruel" by Otis Blackwell, 1956
  5. "Garden Song" by David Mallet, 1972?
  6. "Get Together" by Chet Powers, 1963
  7. "Heart of Gold" by Neil Young, 1971
  8. "Help Me Love You More" by Pat Terry History
  9. "I Can See Clearly Now" (Key ?) by Johnny Nash, 1972
  10. "I Got A Name" by Jim Croce History
  11. "If I Only Had a Brain" by ?, year ?
  12. "Jesus Got a Hold of My Life" by Dallas, year?
  13. "Lion Sleeps Tonight" by ?, year?
  14. "Love Potion #9" by the Clovers, 1959
  15. "My Girl" by the Temptations, year ?
  16. "Put Your Hand in the Hand" by Gene MacLellan, year ?
  17. "Refiner’s Fire" by Brian Doerksen, year ?
  18. "Sealed with a Kiss" by ?, year ?
  19. "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King, 1961
  20. "Stir It Up" by Bob Marley, year ?
  21. "Streets of London" by Ralph Macteel, year?
  22. "There's A Kind of Hush", by ?, year?
  23. "This Little Light of Mine" by ?, year?
  24. "Where Have all the Flowers Gone?" by Pete Seeger, 1965?
  25. "Young Love" by Sonny James, year?