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NewFound Records - Ep. 634 - Jeff White The Unknown Legend

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Length: 0:55:00
Uploaded: 27 Aug, 2021

Recording Date: 27 Aug, 2021
Recording Location: CHMR-FM, St. John's, NL
Logsheet: logsheet_256724.pdf
Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air

Program Title: NewFound Records - Ep. 634 - Jeff White The Unknown Legend
Description: Today on New Found Records we remember a man that I regard as one of Newfoundland & Labrador’s finest recording artists ever... a man whose vocals flawlessly compliment his stellar music, a man whose songwriting ranks right up there with the likes of Ron Hynes... some have even compared him to Bruce Cockburn and Leonard Cohen; and his guitar picking compares with locals like Gordon Quinton and Sandy Morris. This man’s music was innovative. If fact, he recorded Newfoundland’s first rock jig... before ‘rock & reel’ records by Red Island, The Wonderful Grand Band, and Figgy Duff. Yet despite his outstanding talent, you may have never heard of this man. That’s why he’s been dubbed “The Unknown Legend”. His name is Jeff White!

Today we present the Jeff White Story. Tune in and you’ll hear how this high school dropout from Corner Brook NF became a force in his hometown’s music scene in the early 1970s. And you’ll hear about his first long playing album Grey Lord, released to rave reviews in 1977. We’ll tell you why he disappeared from the music scene in the early 80s and finally, after a 20 year hiatus, released a follow-up record to Grey Lord.

Guiding us as we explore Jeff’s career today will be his sister, Linda McCarthy. You’ll also hear excerpts from an interview that Jeff’s musical colleague Mark Hussey did with him some years ago. And along the way you’ll hear a generous sampling of Jeff White’s outstanding music.

(Encore of Episode 549 which first aired January 11, 2020)

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

Credits: 1. JEFF WHITE: The Ugly Truth
2. JEFF WHITE: Prisoner of Dreams
3. JEFF WHITE: Tahirih
4. JEFF WHITE: Happy (A Song For Susan)
5. JEFF WHITE: Saucers
6. JEFF WHITE: The Arrow
7. VICKI PIKE: Jayne McRae
8. JEF WHITE: Across The Long Waters
9. JEF WHITE: The Rider I
10. JEFF WHITE: Star Lake
11. JEFF WHITE: Funeral


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

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Host: Wayne Tucker./Guest: Linda McCarthy NFR 634 (Jeff White) Download (3)
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Comments: Guest: Linda McCarthy Break 1: Starts 07:23 Ends: 07:49, Length 00:26. Break 2: Starts 25:38 Ends: 26:33, Length 00:55. To air on CHMR Jan. 2, 2021. Researched & produced by Wayne Tucker. www.chmr,ca (2021 edit)

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