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Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
28 Nov, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Highlights this week... a super rare track from 1984 by jazz pianist Jeff Johnston. Jeff has twice been nominated for Juno Awards in the category ‘Best Contemprary Jazz Album’. from 48 years ago, John Lacey turns his silk-smooth pipes to a country classic popularized the The Carter Family in 1933! In the mid 1950s, Carmanville’s Larry Harvey was poised for...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
22 Nov, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

On this episode we flashback 40 years to spin a track by St. John’s pioneer punk-rockers, The Reaction. And you’ll hear three spins from recordings that I scored at recent Record Fairs. One is a dandy track by Cold War composed and sung by Miek Fisher of the aforementioned Reaction! Also, Ron Rose sings a number penned by Roy Payne,...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
14 Nov, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

On this episode we shine a light on great NL vinyl obscurities that otherwise would not see the light of day. Tune in for great seldom-heard nuggets by Lloyd Wiseman, The Sanderlings, Ken Lake & Rough Ideas, Wilf Doyle, Fabian James, and Phyllis Morrissey. Lots more too.
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
08 Nov, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Today’s episode is a special Remembrance Day program featuring songs and a poem that reflect on the futility of war and the dream of world peace. Featured artists include Roy Payne, Simani, Bruce Moss, Dick Nolan, John White. Plus you’ll hear former Premier Joey Smallwood’s thoughts about war, and they might surprise you! Lots more too.
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
31 Oct, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

On the platter this week, a traditional Newfoundland folk song belted out by a classically trained baritone; a seldom heard ballad which tells a tale of incredible heroism at sea, a rendition of the hymn What a Friend We Have In Jesus that’ll blow you away, and a lively arrangement of another hymn, In The Sweet By-and-By, with outstanding harmonies...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
24 Oct, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

On the platter this week, a wide variety of Newfoundland musical obscurities including an ultra rare nugget by local jazz legend Ralph Walker; the title track from Barry Canning’s hard-to-find first album; a birthday toast to the iconic Fergus O’Byrne; and a little early Elvis rock & roll courtesy of Gord Tracey and Corey Crewe. Lots more too.
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
17 Oct, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

On the platter this week, another mixed bag of Newfoundland obscure ‘oldies but goodies’ that you probably won’t hear anywhere else. Featured artists include Art Scammel singing about an unlikely topic - a boat’s engine; and America’s ‘Wayfaring Stranger’, Burl Ives, sings a song penned by St. John’s ‘Bard of Prescott Street’. Plus Joan Morrissey covers a Connie Francis hit...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
10 Oct, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

On the platter this week... a track by a St. John’s rock band that was nominated for a Juno Award 23 years ago... a version of the NL country classic Take Me As I Am by the man who co-wrote it with A. Frank Willis... birthday greetings to the man who ruled the Burin Peninsula music scene in the 60s,...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
04 Oct, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

After a three month hiatus, New Found Records returns to the airwaves fully charged and rearin’ to spin, spin, spin. Tune in and hear great new additions to our library of NL vinyl oldies by Valdy, Fabian James, Stu Davis, Gordon Bok, and more. Plus, we’ll check out some of NL’s musical pioneers who made news over the summer. Newsmakers...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
27 Sep, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Your weekly fix of NL vinyl obscurities features a fast-paced mix of tracks by Sandi Michael, The Business, George Rowsell, Dick Nolan, and Moral Support, Plus thought-provoking musical masterpieces by Dave Nicol and Jeff White. So sad to learn that Jeff, a brilliant singer-songwriter-musician from Corner Brook NL, passed away a few months ago! He left us much, much too...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
20 Sep, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Another random romp through the NL vinyl vaults on this episode. Tune in and groove to a variety of resurrected gems by The McNulty Family, Ray McLean & the boys from Bell Island, Gord Tracey & The Constellations, Grand Falls' rockers Choice, J. Terry Hynes, and Mr. Dick Nolan. And there's more too! You won't want to miss this week's...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
13 Sep, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Themeless June continues with a mix of pop, rock, blues, and a fantastic fairy tale that defies genrefication! On the platter, a track from NL's first LP comprised entirely of original compositions by the band members. Plus a number by NL's only blues artist to garner a Juno award. And a track from an ultra-rare cassette tape that one journalist...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
06 Sep, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Themeless June continues with another eclectic mix taylor-made for lovers of NL vintage vinyl. We will doff our caps in memory of accordion afficionado Wilf Doyle who passed away on June 8, 2012; and to drumming legend Rocky Wiseman who passed last year, also on June 8. Plus, we'll give a nod to World Oceans Day by spinning a few...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
29 Aug, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

No theme for this show! Instead a mixed bag of NL oldies, mostly 45 rpm singles, retrieved from the NFR vinyl deeps. Many tracks have not been previously aired in the ten year history of NFR Radio Hour. On the platter... a rare single by The Rising Sons. The label says it's from their vinyl LP, but to my delight...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
21 Aug, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

On this episode of NFR we flashback 30 years to Newfoundland & Labrador music that was new in 1989... the year that Juno Award nominee Jeff Johnston released the province's first jazz LP. It was also the year that Mary Barry and Barry Canning both released their only 45 rpm singles. And the year that Kevin Collins released his first...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
16 Aug, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

We start the show with memories of an American who was one of the first artists to record Newfoundland folk songs... Ed McCurdy. He passed away on Mar. 23, 2000. Tune in and hear McCurdy, who is best known for penning Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream, sing a song written by Newfoundland’s Art Scammel. Then on to the...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
09 Aug, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

We roll back the clock 40 years to 1979. That`s the year that Frank Moore`s term as Premier of Newfoundland & Labrador ended, and Brian Peckford`s began. It was the year that the Hibernia oil field was discovered, and also in 1979 The Ode To Newfoundland officially became the provincial anthem! And when it come to new Newfoundland music, 1979...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
02 Aug, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

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...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
26 Jul, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Throughout July, NFR has counted down the 40 most popular Newfoundland vinyl recordings of yesteryear. We've based our Top 40 on a readers' poll done by Downhome Magazine in 2006. Each week, we've spun 10 songs from the readers' favourites... ending last week with #11. Well July has raced by and we're now in the homestretch of our Countdown. In...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
19 Jul, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Throughout July, NFR counts down the 40 most popular Newfoundland vinyl recordings. We've based our Top 40 on a readers' poll done by Downhome Magazine in 2006. Each week, we'll spin 10 songs from the readers' favourites until we've reached #1... a grand bit of fun through the full month of July For Part Two, we pick up where we...
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