KEVIN KELLY'S FAVOURITE NEWFOUNDLAND RECORDS
In the June 19, 2005 issue of The Newfoundland Herald, Kevin Kelly, presents eight of his favourite Newfoundland recordings which are not available on CD. It's an interesting and divers list which includes Dick Nolan's 1966 release I'se the b'y, what catches da fish. The other artists listed are John White, Ryan's Fancy, Peter Francis Quinlan, Joey Smallwood, the Wonderful Grand Band, Jim Payne and Kelly Russell, and the Sons of Erin. Here's what Kevin had to say about "I'se the b'y....":
In the July 3 edition, The Herald published Wayne Tucker's list of eight of his favourite Newfoundland vinyl recordings which are not available on CD. This list includes Dick's Truck Driving Man and notes that Golden Rocket made it to No. 2 on the national country charts.
Kevin makes another trip to the vinyl vault in The Herald's September 4 edition. He presents another eight Newfoundland classics including Dick's1966 release "Movin' Out". The list also includes albums by Rex Hemeon, A. Frank Willis, Ryan's Fancy, Ray Johnson, Sons of Erin, Corey & Trina plus a compilation album by various artists including Dick. Kevin says this about "Movin' Out":
In addition to his duties as Senior Writer for The Herald, Kevin hosts a weekly radio program on Memorial University's radio station, CHMR-FM. The show, Upon This Rock features an eclectic mix of Newfoundland and Labrador music and airs on Saturday mornings from 10:00 am until noon. The selections vary from heavy rock to traditional and Dick Nolan makes an occasional appearance.
Hats off to Kevin, The Herald and MUN Radio for supporting Newfoundland and Labrador recording artists.