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Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
07 Aug, 2020 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

He was one of NL’s most popular entertainers in the late 1970s and early ‘80s. His songs Take Me As I Am and Hello Mom and Dad, I’m Coming Home For Christmas are modern classics. He continued to make a living from music in his latter careeer by providing expatriot Newfoundlanders & Labradorians working on the mainland with a taste...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
31 Jul, 2020 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Today, a musical biography of the man that some think of as Newfoundland’s Stompin’ Tom Connors. That man is Twillingate’s multi-talented, outside-the-box thinker, Reg Watkins. Many of Reg’s self-penned songs tell stories about the people and places he’s experienced in his travels throughout Canada. We’ll sample several of those musical tales in this program. And we’ll tell you about the...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
24 Jul, 2020 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

This episode shines a light on the man who in the mid and late 1970s was a country music star in Newfoundland. Botwood’s Rex Hemeon charted in Canada’s Top 20 in 1979 with his soap opera spoof Bingo & Another World. Rex wrote that song and he penned another number that did real well for him as well, Bubbles In...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
17 Jul, 2020 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Through the 1960s & 70s, he was a household name in Newfoundland... he loved to sing... he loved to entertain... He once said,“If I can please people... if one song hits the spot in one person... then I'm happy as a lark.”And he did hit the spot – for many thousands, for many years.... through his recordings, his live performances,...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
10 Jul, 2020 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

New Found Records honours the man who in 1956 released the first album of authentic, traditional Newfoundland accordion music as played at dances, parties and weddings. That man is Wilf Doyle and he went on to record a string of albums in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. He appeared on immensely popular radio programs like Saturday Nite Jamboree, and TV...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
03 Jul, 2020 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Today, we celebrate the birthday of Newfoundland & Labrador’s most prolific recording artist… a man who hit No. 2 on Canada’s country music charts in the 1960s; who had three gold records in one year; who was the first Newfoundlander to appear at The Grand Old Opry; who was one of the earliest Newfoundland recording artist to be nominated for...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
26 Jun, 2020 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Through the 1960s, he was Atlantic Canada’s most prolific record producer and sound engineer. But he wore many more hats: talent scout, musician, singer, songwriter, recording artist, talent agent, businessman, and union activist. He produced gold records for Harry Hibbs, and for Dick Nolan… and he went on to record a gold record for himself. He was strong, loving, talented…...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
19 Jun, 2020 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

He was a singer/songwriter, a respected blues musician, an educator, writer, researcher and dedicated community volunteer. He was a patient, kind and generous individual, with an incredible enthusiasm for music and life. Today the New Found Records Radio Hour pays tribute to Dr. Peter Reuben Narvaez. (Encore of Ep. 126. Originally aired November 19, 2011)
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
12 Jun, 2020 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

For this episode of NFR, we roll back the clock to the late 1950s in the tiny Newfoundland village of Terra Nova. A small boy tunes the family radio to the country songs of Nashville greats like Webb Pierce and Ernest Tubb. He knows that the accordion is THE instrument played in rural Newfoundland, but he picks the guitar… and...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
05 Jun, 2020 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

NewFound Records Radio Hour pays tribute to Roy Payne, recipient of MusicNL’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2010. Roy was a Canadian country music star through the 1970s. He scaled the peaks… his songs charted on Canada’s RPM charts, he appeared on national TV, and he wrote for television and movies. But he also plunged to the depths… there were marital...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
29 May, 2020 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

For this episode we conclude our four part series of NL jukebox favourites. Tune in and treat your ears to a smorgasbord of nuggets from the 1980s. St. John’s rockers 12 Guage, and Thomas Trio & The Red Albino are in the box. So are country artists Eddie Eastman and Reg Watkins & Lori Kristin. Folkie Bruce Moss contributes his...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
22 May, 2020 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Tune in for another trip down Memory Lane as we gather around our vintage Rock-Ola, fill it with nickels, dimes, & quarters and groove to NL jukebox favourites from the late 1970s! In the box this week are spins by Eddie Eastman, A. Frank Willis, Rex Hemeon, Fabian James, Pat Sulley, Iceberg Alley & many more! (Part 3 of 4)
Vinyl records from Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists
15 May, 2020 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

This episode from the NFR archives is a pre-pandemic celebration of the 24th of May holiday weekend. It marks the arrival of Spring... a time to slowly come out of hibernation... get out in the woods... hike... drown some worms... enjoy the outdoors. BUT, in these covid-19 times, remember to maintain physical distancing and stay safe. In the first part...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
08 May, 2020 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Tune in for another trip down Memory Lane as we crank up our Rock-Ola and groove to Newfoundland jukebox favourites from the 1970s. In the box this week are 45 rpm singles by Clint Curtiss & The Clintsmen, The Ducats Showband, Stevedore Steve, Dick Nolan, Brian MacLeod, Don Paul & many more! (Part 2 of 3 or 4 or 5...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
01 May, 2020 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Empty your piggy bank and fill your pockets with nickels, dimes and quarters. This week we're off to the juke joint. Tune in and groove to Newfoundland & Labrador's local jukebox favourites from the '50s and ‘60s. In the box for Part One are Omar Blondahl & Wilf Doyle, The Dipsydoodlers, The Du-cats, The Newfoundland Shindigs, Dick Nolan, The Keatniks,...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
24 Apr, 2020 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

April is International Guitar Month. Every April, guitarists and music aficionados from around the world gather physically, virtually and mentally to recognize both the instruments and the talented musicians who bring them to life. So NFR celebrates with two episodes jampacked with an eclectic mix of guitar instrumentals. And we spin a few ditties about those six-string beauties as well....
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
17 Apr, 2020 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

April is International Guitar Month. Every April, guitarists and music aficionados from around the world gather physically, virtually and mentally to recognize both the instruments and the talented musicians who bring them to life. So NFR celebrates with two episodes jampacked with an eclectic mix of guitar instrumentals. And we spin a few ditties about those six-string beauties as well....
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
10 Apr, 2020 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

For this episode, New Found Records presents music with an Easter theme. Tune in and you'll hear a mix of hymns, country gospel, plus a delightful secular track by Mary Lou Collins, Newfoundland & Labrador's first child to cut a record! The program also features Ged Blackmore's production, Resurrexit. In this six-part suite, Blackmore portrays the dramatic events following Christ's...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
03 Apr, 2020 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

For this episode we roll back the musical clock thirty years and check out Newfoundland-related records that hit first the bins in 1990. Back then, vinyl records were rapidly fading, and digital records were slowly gaining popularity. In the interim few years, cassette tapes became the choice for many music consumers! We focus on recordings that were never available digitally....
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
28 Mar, 2020 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

For this episode, we conclude our journey through Newfoundland and Labrador recordings that came out in 1980. We also remember Kenny Rogers who passed away on March 20. (Part 3 of 3)
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