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Great site! Brings back memories of George White's Melody Inn music store where as a teenager I worked with Gary Comeau. This was the beginning for the band that would become Denim. In the back of the store was a practice area where James crafted the songs that appear on the album.
With him were Gary, Val Tuck and members of the band Jumbo; as a 16 year old I just watched and listened in awe. In return for hanging around I became somewhat of a "gopher" - go for snacks, go for cigarettes.

I was present at their first real recording session in Montreal where they recorded tracks for Treble Clef ads with Harvey Glatt. The trip back to Ottawa was interrupted by an ice storm and the whole band ( with me still hanging around) staying in a motel room in Rigeau, QC.

Precious memories, cherished music. Rock and Roll heaven is richer with Jimmy.


Added: October 5, 2011
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Thank you SO much for this site and his music. So many great memories and lyrics that are as relevant today as they were when I was a teen.

Added: September 13, 2011
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Always like James had a great voice was a great writer remember seeing his performance of touch of magic on the Keith Hampshire show back in 74'very sad ending ending for him though.

Added: September 1, 2011
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I have to admit even though I fondly remember all of James`s songs growing up in Paris Ontario, I did not know his history. I rem Major Hooples boarding house and denim and always thought he had a great voice but had no idea it was all James.

so sorry to hear about his passing even though it was so long ago.....very nice tribute to an often over looked legend ,thank you for the site


Added: June 29, 2011
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As a kid I thought that "Lady Ellen" had been written for me... hearing it today brings back wonderful memories.

Added: June 23, 2011
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Fab 94.3 in Winnipeg played touch of magic.When I got the chance I looked it up on u-tube.I later looked up the bio of James to horribly find that he was gone,thanks for your gift James.

Added: June 8, 2011
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I was just uploading some old photos and came across one of James Leroy with me and some other employees from the Water Tower Inn in the Soo when he worked there as Entertainment Manager... if I could share the photo here I would... so sorry to here he died... he was a wonderful person...

Added: June 2, 2011
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Thanks for creating this site. One of my favourite songs from the 70's. Thanks for creating this site out of tribute to James. I often wondered what happened to him. So sad that he died so very young.

Added: June 1, 2011
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I was fortunate enough to hear James Leroy at a night club called "Tall Boys" in Corner Brook, Newfoundland around 1976 or so. I spoke briefly with him and he seemed to be a kind person. Thank you Paul Weber for this site, where people like me can visit Mr Leroy and hear his voice and music after all these years. It brought back my youth and some cherished memories. "You Look Good In Denim" took me back to my last year of high school - a good place. Thank God for James Leroy and his talent during our lifetime. Too bad he had to leave us so soon.

Added: May 20, 2011
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This is a follow-up to the guestbook signing by my old chum, Wayne Dunham. Wow, the mid seventies! I remember very well attending a concert at Fredericton's Playhouse with my girlfriend Daphne (I should have married her). The evening was a touch of magic. JL and Denim was the opening act, but clearly was the more popular band on that night. We went to see the Stampeders, but left wanting to buy JL's album, which I did. I spent many hours listening to the tunes with Wayne, and I can honestly say that it shaped what we did as band mates at that time and clearly influenced my musical direction in subsequent bands both in Fredericton and Alberta. This is a terrifc sites, and the music brought back a flood of memories. It was a great look back at my seventies' life.

Added: March 31, 2011
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