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Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
10 Sep, 2021 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

This episode features Omar Blondahl, a Come-From-Awayer who, in the 1950s, became fascinated with the largely unrecorded folk songs of Newfoundland, and became famous for popularizing them. (Encore of Ep. 344. Originally aired February 6, 2016)
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
03 Sep, 2021 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

NewFound Records marks the Labour Day weekend. Tune in and you`ll hear a unique mix of songs about the plight of miners, loggers, fishers, and fish plant workers. You`ll even hear instructions for filling out unemployment reports to the tune of a Gregorian Chant. And all the tracks are performed by Newfoundland and Labrador`s pioneer recording artists. Stacked on the...
Vinyl records from Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
27 Aug, 2021 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

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...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
20 Aug, 2021 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

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...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
13 Aug, 2021 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

NewFound Records profiles the musical career of George Grandy. George is from Grand Bank on the Burin Peninsula where he was a fixture on the local entertainment scene during the 60s, 70s, and beyond. He hosted his own radio show for a year, and always drew a crowd wherever he performed. Along the way he recorded three vinyl LPs, a...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
06 Aug, 2021 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Fergus O’Byrne joins me in the studio to share his memories of the group that the CBC’s Peter Gzowski referred to as ‘North America’s Best Irish Band’. There’s plenty of great music as well. This show is a must-listen for Ryan’s Fancy fans! (encore of Ep. 387 - originally aired December 3, 2016)
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
30 Jul, 2021 | 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.
23 Jul, 2021 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

NFR makes for the hills for this episode. Tune in and treat your ears to Lew Murphy’s stellar rendition of the traditional Hills of Newfoundland. The Labrador Balladeer, Gerald Mitchell chips in with the first recording of Byron Chaulk’s classic High On the Mountain Of Old Mokami. Leonard Meehan contribute’s Otto Kelland’s seldom-heard The Low Blue Hills Of Home. Newfoundland’s...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
16 Jul, 2021 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

A variety of oldies music with a connection to Labrador... On the playlist are native Labradorian Harry Martin. He sings a thought-provoking track from his vinyl LP. Shirley Montague delivers a stellar rendition of Old Mokami, The Reverend Lester Bury speaks fondly of travelling with his dog team, The Labrador Balladeer, Gerald Mitchell, sings about the Province`s longest river, June...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
08 Jul, 2021 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

For this episode we’ve dug deep, deep, deep into the our archives and retrieved a program that we first aired when NFR was an infant. We first aired it twelve years ago in 2009! The show includes Little Johnny Cameron’s great cover of Sunshine & Flowers penned by American folkie Eric Anderson. Plus Nova Scotians Tom, Jim and Garth sing...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
02 Jul, 2021 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Violets scent the woods, a maiden minds her flocks, young men polish their shoes, a salmon fisherman reaches in his pocket while he waits for a bite, an old fellow at the beach tosses his net on his back, a young man with a guitar on his back thumbs the highway... Today at NewFound Records we have summer in our...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
25 Jun, 2021 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

On this episode, choral conductor Ignatius “Nish” Rumboldt has been designated “An Exceptional Person From the Past”. Folkies Rum Ragged garner ECMA & Juno Award nominations, and Buddy Wasisname & The Other fellers receive a Stompin’ Tom Award. Plus “A Whale of A Tale” and Harry Hibbs’ accordion returns home!
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
18 Jun, 2021 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

For this episode, we put on our long rubbers, grab our cast nets, buckets and pans, and we’re off to the beach because... the capelin are rolling! We’ll also reminisce about Gander’s historic Flyer’s Club which recently shut down. And we’ll learn how to have a “boil-up” in the snow. Along the way, we’ll rocket some NL books to the...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
11 Jun, 2021 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

For this episode we conclude our two-part series featuring new NL vinyl from forty years ago, 1981! On the platter: a rare rockin’ 45 by Mike Fisher’s band Cold War; a tale about Aunt Biddy’s cure for heartburn spun by Ted Russell; a 1980’s country hit by The Kendall’s covered by Ann Butler; and a 45 that was cut at...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
04 Jun, 2021 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

For this episode we roll back the clock 40 years and check out what Newfoundland-related music hit the record bins in 1981. Here’s what we found... a rockin’ little ditty from Simani’s first LP, a rare track from Rick Barron before he became famed children’s entertainer Rik Barron, and a rockin’ cover of a Ron Hynes track by Canadian folk...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
28 May, 2021 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

We roll back the clock 50 years and check out what Newfoundland-related music first hit the record bins in 1971. Here’s what’s on the turntable... a wonderful track by The Sanderlings, a talented septet of St. John’s youths that once performed on national TV... an old Beatles ditty that Ward 6 recorded at a high school in Kelligrews... a spirited...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
21 May, 2021 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

A Newfoundland rock music legend passed away a few weeks ago. Bryan Hennessey’s career as an actor and musician spanned some 55 years. As a musician, he was well known as a bass player, but also played keyboards, harmonica, and guitar. And he dabbled in singing and song writing. In his later decades, he devoted most of his energies to...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
14 May, 2021 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Another smorgasbord of Newfoundland & Labrador vinyl oldies on this episode. Highlights include gems by Newfoundland’s Elvis of the ‘70s and beyond Gord Tracey, and Bay St. George’s “White Raisin” J. Terry Hynes who sings a Tom T. Hall classic. The Godfather of Newfoundland country music, Mr. Dick Nolan chips in with a rare rendition of a song composed by...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
06 May, 2021 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

We continue our theme-less streak with a mix of pop, rock, blues, and a trippy 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...
Vinyl records from Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
29 Apr, 2021 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Theme-less June continues with another eclectic mix taylor-made for lovers of NL vintage vinyl. We will doff our caps in memory of accordion aficionado 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...
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