Po' Folks - The Singing Post Family

Po' Folks (1967) - The Singing Post Family.

The Singing Post Family were a family country-singin' group from Prince Edward County in Ontario.  I don't know much about them, but the oldest sister apparently still performs from time to time.  The band consisted of Norm Post (father) and children Joanne (17), Debra (13), and Kenneth (7).  What happened to Mom I don't know, but there are a few songs that seem to mention her in past tense.

What's funny about this song is mostly the title.  Prince Edward County was originally where the Empire Loyalists settled when they immigrated from the U.S. during the American Revolutionary War.  These days it's a vacation mecca for the Sandbanks Beach and local wineries, but it still maintains a very 'down home' country feeling to it with Bed & Breakfasts and 'quaint' curio shops and the like.  The title "Po' Folks" obviously comes from the ebonicized version of 'poor folks'.  No matter how poor and rural the area, I just find it funny that working-class whites would use the slang.  Perhaps the lingo came north with the Loyalists and it was used naturally and not in some weird racist way..


  1. Anonymous11:38 AM EST

    Where did you find this one? I really enjoyed the narrative lyrics.
    Was that Joanne or Debra singing?

  2. actually, I'm pretty sure it's the son that is singing this one. :)

  3. Anonymous11:57 PM EDT

    That's my Aunt Joanne and cousin Kenny, I am having a family reunion soon with all of them. Kenny is a really good drummer now. He played in Casino Rama with I believe Patricia Clack. Joanne made another cd.

  4. Anonymous11:58 PM EDT

    Patricia Clark I mean, my bad..

  5. Harold Kirby Errington11:36 AM EST

    Hey Yo!
    actually, I am one of the singers on the Plant The Seeds l.p. and would love to buy 2 (two) copies if you have them in stock.
    thank you, Harold Kirby Errington

  6. Anonymous8:16 PM EDT

    I have "My Prince Edward County Home" if anyone would like to buy it.


  7. Anonymous6:51 PM EST

    I lived next door to Norm's brother,Charlie & his wife Dot in Surrey,B.C. in the late 60's & early 70's. I met this singing family & I have 3 of their albums. It was good listening music.

  8. Anonymous10:49 AM EDT

    I was on stage with the singing Post Family at the Omemee fair. It was awesome. I loved this record. Unfortunately we had a fire and I lost my copy.