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Flip, Flop, and Fly, 40 Years of the Downchild Blues Band (2010)

Flip Flop and Fly is a live concert/documentary that celebrates the 40 year career of Donnie (Mr. Downchild) Walsh and the Downchild Blues band. Through their musical legacy, Downchild has ... See full summary »

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Flip Flop and Fly is a live concert/documentary that celebrates the 40 year career of Donnie (Mr. Downchild) Walsh and the Downchild Blues band. Through their musical legacy, Downchild has had a huge impact on Canadian and American Culture. This impact however has been overlooked and under appreciated in Canadian pop culture history. Flip Flop and Fly will right that wrong! In the late 60's Donnie and his brother Hock imported blues music from the United States into Canada and introduced Canadians to this passionate and infectious style of music. Forty years, 19 albums, countless live performances and awards later, Downchild remains the top live blues band in Canada selling out concerts throughout the country. And they influenced a whole new generation of young musicians including Jeff Healey, Colin James,and more who continue the blues tradition in Canada. And through Donnie's friendship with Dan Aykroyd, the band impacted American culture by being the inspiration for Aykroyd's Blues... Written by Joel Goldberg

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The 40 year journey of Downchild through words and music

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4 December 2010 (Canada)  »

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CAD 220,000 (estimated)
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Dan Aykroyd based his Jake and Elwood characters on brothers Donnie and Hock Walsh of Downchild. See more »

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