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Morris P Rainville
NEWS   Morris P Rainville - June, 2012 - New - Saw this on Wikipedia under 1967 No.1 Country Songs in U.S.A. and Canada. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_in_country_music - In it is listed our first single "I Got What I Wanted" when we went by the name: "The Rainvilles". The single spent three weeks at No. 1 in August, 1967.
There Is A River
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Early one morning in 1989, I woke up singing this song. I quickly sung it again to a cassette tape so as not to lose the song. Sorta forgot about it until 5 years ago. I liked what I heard so I recorded it. Enjoy. M. P. Rainville.
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Morris P. Rainville

Country Music Singer/Songwriter



Morris has had many songs charted in Canada and Europe during the 1990s and his music has been available on the Internet since the year 2000. At first it was on MP3.com and now on SoundClick.com, Reverbnation and myspace.com. By February 2014, his Total Internet Plays & Video views have now passed 3 MILLION.

His musical styles vary from Country to Bluegrass to Spiritual to French. Songs like Good Old Country Blues, The Mississauga Man, Would'a Been Here Much Sooner, In My Soul, Je Suis Allez En Ontario, Waiting Too Long and Always Hum A Song In My Soul have all spent time in the Top 10 and some of them reaching No. 1 in Europe, on MP3.com and since December 2003, on Soundclick.com.




Starting in 1998, Morris did some co-writes with Clem Gareau also from Sudbury Canada, and together they produced a couple of dozen songs. Out of these songs; The Popcorn Was Popping spent 17 consecutive days at No. 1 on the Cajun/Zydeco charts in February, 2005. Tell Me I'm The One, From Two Different Worlds, She Wouldn't Listen, Cause I'm Young Blood, She Loves Country Music and She Wanted To Be The Last also reached No. 1 on Soundclick.com. Many of the others have been in the Top 5. Special thanks go to Clem for writing all those great lyrics.


To hear some more Rainville-Gareau songs, visit Clem's Site at: Clem Gareau on Soundclick



In the summer of 2004, Morris recorded a beautiful Bob Grez song called Momma's Arms. That song spent quite a few weeks in July and August of 2004 in the Top 10 of the Bluegrass Charts on Soundclick.com. In December 2004, he again had the opportunity to record another Bob Grez original. This one entitled After She Is Gone(Mary's Song)is a true story about a bag lady in Brooklin, NY. It was released on Soundclick.com on Dec 31/04 and went all the way to No. 1 on the Country Charts in July, 2005


You won't be sorry if you check out this very talented artist at: Bob Grez Site on SoundClick



In April/05, Morris collaborated with a very talented artist from Texas named Vonee Rose . The song was called "Losers, Liars and Lonely" and it reached No. 1 on the Rockabilly Charts in May, 2005.


To hear more great songs from Vonee Rose, Click on: Vonee Rose on Soundclick



During August/05 another collaboration, this time with a talented songwriter from North Carolina by the name of Clay Pierce. The song was "Waiting For Another Tear To Fall" and it reached Top 10 on the Country Charts in September.


To hear a nice variety of Clay's songs, visit: Clay Pierce on Soundclick



Another interesting collaboration in September/05 brought out a brand new twist to the music. It was done with a wild guitar man from Brisbane, Australia by the name of Twist and the song was "God Will Not Be Mocked". It is climbing the Christian Rock charts on Soundclick as this is being written.


The song can be found by clicking: Wholy Mo & the Twisted Brethren



A December, 2005 collaboration was with Carol Douglas. The song is called "You Can Depend On Me". Carol is a Topnotch writer and you can hear some of her work at: Carol Douglas on Soundclick





There are more projects in the works for 2010 so please keep checking back to see what is new.








Why this name?
That is my real name
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It makes it possible for millions of people to hear a much wider variety of music. It also makes it possible for artists and songwriters to collaborate on musical compositions.
Band History:
Started in the mid 50s doing radio, TV and performing dances and stage shows. Starting in the mid 60s my wife Dot and I recorded under the name "THE RAINVILLES". We had a No. 1 song in Canada in 1967 with "I Got What I Wanted" and followed up with a few Top 10 songs in the early 70s.
Your influences?
Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr, David Allan Coe, The Eagles, Merle Haggard, Ray Charles, Bill Monroe, John Prine, Travis Tritt, J.J. Cale, George Jones, The Beatles, etc., etc.
Favorite spot?
The place I'm in right now
Equipment used:
I use a Tascam Portastudio 488, a 1957 Fender Strat, a 1955 Martin 00018 (my favorite guitar), a Peavey Bass, a Fender 12 String Hollow Body (Coronado 12), a Maestro Mandolin, a Vietnamese mandolin, a few Hohner harps and "Audacity" software for mixing my songs.
Anything else...?
The Soundclick site has been a great help in promoting my music. Judging by the number of daily plays that I receive, there are a lot of people from all around the world clicking on this site. Thank you Soundclick for a great experience.