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NewFound Records - Ep. 599 - Sim's Studio

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


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Length: 0:55:00
Uploaded: 13 Jan, 2021

Recording Date: 13 Jan, 2021
Recording Location: CHMR-FM, St. John's, NL
Logsheet: logsheet_245927.pdf
Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air

Program Title: NewFound Records - Ep. 599 - Sim's Studio
Description: More than 40 years ago SIMANI, Sim Savory and Bud Davidge, took the stage for the first time in Belleoram, Fortune Bay, NL. Four decades later, Simani is still a household name throughout Newfoundland.

Seems like everyone, old or young, knows their songs... classics like “The Mummers Song”, which helped revive interest in a dying Newfoundland Christmas tradition. And then there's the heartfelt “Outport People”, a song which puts a human face on the controversial issue of resettlement. Another gem is “Saltwater Cowboys” which poked fun at Newfoundlanders who returned home from working in Alberta sporting rodeo boots and Calgary Hats. The list of favourites goes on and on and on!

For this episode, New Found Records, shines a light on Simani's humble origins in outport Newfoundland. We'll see how they rocketed to fame, and how they set up their own recording studio as Bud says "in the middle of nowhere". It became known simply as Sim's Studio and it went on to produce hundreds of local records throughout its 25 year lifespan. And it's that studio and the man behind it, SIM SAVORY, that are the main focus of today's show.

This special program features some of Simani's lesser known music and includes excerpts from an interview with the legendary BUD DAVIDGE.

(encore - originally aired May 26, 2018)

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

Credits: 1. GORD DRAKE: Chain & Anchor Waltz
2. SIMANI: A Breed All His Own
3. GENE WATSON: Paper Rosie
4. SIMANI: Bartender’s Story
5. SIMANI: Promises To Keep
6. SIMANI: I Wanna Live Like A Millionaire
7. BACK TO BACK (Reg Eddy & Pat Marche): The Troutin'
8. SIMANI: Two For the Show
9. ALLAN BAMBURY: Allan's Waltz


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

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(h:mm:ss) 0:55:00
Host: Wayne Tucker. Guest: Bud Davidge NFR 599 (Sim's Studio) Download (3)
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Comments: Break 1: Starts 09:44 Ends 10:12 Length 00:28 Break 2: Starts 31:31 Ends: 32:35 Length 01:04 Encore of NFR 464.. Recorded at CHMR Studios, MUN, St. John's, NL.. To air on CHMR Dec 26, 2020. Researched, edited & hosted by Wayne Tucker (edited for 2020)

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