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NewFound Records - Ep. 503 - Musical News from 1959 & 1969

Vinyl records from Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.


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Length: 0:55:00
Uploaded: 21 Feb, 2019

Recording Date: 21 Feb, 2019
Recording Location: CHMR-FM, St. John's, NL
Logsheet: logsheet_215988.pdf
Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air

Program Title: NewFound Records - Ep. 503 - Musical News from 1959 & 1969
Description: Today we roll back the clock sixty years to 1959, the year that The Confederation Building replaced The Colonial Building as the home of Newfoundland & Labrador's House of Assembly.

Musically, country & western band The Dipsydoodlers released their one and only LP and it was a doozy! Omar Blondahl returned from the ice fields and dropped his album The Great Seal Hunt of Newfoundland. And John (Skinny) White's first of many wonderful LPs, Irish Folk Songs hit the record bins.

We then fast forward to 1969, the year that the CN Buses replaced the passenger trains on the island. Musically, Carol Brothers of All Around the Circle Fame released her only LP, superstar pop diva Mary Lou Collins tried to crack the charts with her first single... and Laverne Squires recorded music that was destined to remain buried in vinyl oblivion for almost five decades before it finally saw the light!

Lots more great local music from ‘59 & ‘69 as well!

Host(s): Wayne Tucker
Featured Speakers/Guests:

Credits: 1. CHOIR OF GOWER STREET UNITED CHURCH: Swing Low Sweet Chariot
2. OMAR BLONDAHL: The Master Watch
3. THE DIPSYDOODLERS: Don’t Let Me Hang Around
4. JOHN WHITE with Wilf Doyle and His Orchestra: Mickey Hickey’s Band
5. THE CARLTON SHOWBAND: Cape Breton Newfoundlander
6. CAROL BROTHERS: When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
7. LAVERNE SQUIRES: Little Musgrave
8. LLOYD BURRY: Medley; Five Foot Two//I Want A Girl/Whispering/The Shiek Of Araby
9. MARY LOU COLLINS: Information L.A.
11. GERRY REEVES: Mussels In the Corner


Regional > Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador
Arts and Culture > Music > Folk & Roots
Type: Weekly Program

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Comments: Break 1: Starts 11:59, Ends: 13:06 Length 1:07 Break 2: Starts 37:58, Ends: 39:34 Length 01:36 Recorded at CHMR Studios, MUN, St. John's, NL. Airs on CHMR Feb. 23, 2019. Researched, produced, & hosted by Wayne Tucker. www.chmr,ca

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