During his lost 1959 visit to St. John’s, Louis Armstrong performed two shows at the Memorial Stadium, enjoyed a feed of fresh salmon, bought a stack of traditional Newfoundland records, and chatted with young journalists outside of his room at the Kenmount Motel.
Just months before recording Dizzy Gillespie Jam live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, the legendary trumpeter and bebop pioneer made a stop at the Arts & Culture Centre in St. John’s on January 19th, 1977.
Recorded in 1920 and released by Okeh Records, “Crazy Blues” stands out as possibly the very first vocal blues record made by an African American woman.
The Krystals formed in 1966 when a young Dutch engineer relocated to Labrador City for work in his field, but soon found himself resuming a role in his other area of expertise: rock n’ roll.
Stream the full length debut of Kyle Gryphon’s dark Newfoundland neofolk masterpiece.
Folk songwriter Kyle Gryphon debuts his new album with a haunting ballad of the broken working Newfoundlander: “don’t think, don’t feel, get back to work.”
Bawnie Oulton effortlessly croons a smokey rendition of “These Days” by Jackson Browne on an episode of CBC’s Kinda Kountry filmed in St. John’s circa 1978.
Recognize one of these rappers? Before being simply known as Cory on the Trailer Park Boys, Cory Bowles was dropping bars as Cheklove Shakil of Truro, Nova Scotia’s Hip Club Groove.
The new Cancon supergroup consisting of Sam Roberts, Chris Murphy of Sloan, Dave Monks of Tokyo Police Club and Menno Versteeg of Hollerado are donating the proceeds of their album’s test press to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.