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In a two-part series on CBC Radio's A Propos, Jim Corcoran talks about some of his all-time favourite concerts.

Starting from the premise that “artists who can deliver the goods live are the artists who will survive,” Corcoran presents nothing but great performers. He also speaks about life-changing concerts he has seen over the years.

If you’d like to compare notes, here is Jim Corcoran’s personal list of all-time favourite live performers:

Robert Charlebois  Daniel Bélanger  Ariane Moffatt  Jean-Pierre Ferland  Michel Pagliaro  Loco Locass  Richard Desjardins  Louis-Jean Cormier  Karkwa  Galaxie  Bob Dylan with Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, and Robbie Robertson (The Band)  Bob Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Review  Astor Piazzola  The Red Hot Chilly Peppers  The Beasty Boys  Eminem  Ravi Shankar  John Martyn  Joni Mitchell  Leonard Cohen  Gordon Lightfoot  Buffy Saint Marie  Kate and Anna McGarrigle  James Taylor  Tom Waits  Leon Russel  Leon Redbone  Stevie Ray Vaughn  Mogwai  The Rolling Stones  Gentle Giant  The High Street Underground  The Velvet Underground  Vanilla Fudge  Traffic  Dick Annegarn  Keith Kouna  Malajube  La Patere rose  Les colocs  Dédé Fortin  Mara Tremblay  Lisa LeBlanc  Alexandre Désilets  Diane Dufresne  Lhasa de Sela  Ritchie Havens  Joan Baez  Catherine Lara  Steve Earle  Loudon Wainwright 3rd  K.D. Lang  Lyle Lovett  Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks  Jackie Washington  Dr. John  Stan Rogers  Paul McCartney  George Harrison  Billy Joel  Cindy Lauper  Stevie Wonder  Pete Seeger  Stéphane Grappelli  Paul Dunn  Scott Merritt  Connie Kaldor  Ken Hamm  The Perth Country Conspiracy  The Good Brothers  Valdy  Marie-Jo Thério

Tune in to A Propos to hear the music of francophone artists from that list. Inspiring artists like Daniel Bélanger, recorded here at the infamous Spectrum in Montreal.  

 

Among the most memorable and talented artists Corcoran has ever seen is Dutch–Belgian singer-songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire, Dick Annegarn. "Every concert was a cool masterclass in brilliant bold songwriting, guitar playing and entertaining," says Corcoran. Watch Annegarn perform “Bébé elephant” live in Dunkerque, France, in 1973. 

 

A Propos airs on Sunday at 4 p.m. (4:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Radio 2 and Saturday at 11 p.m. (6 p.m. AT, 6:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Radio One. 

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Jim Corcoran's all-time favourite live performers on A Propos

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