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Omar Blondahl ‎– Sings Of Newfoundland - 1960? Folk Maritime -Newfoundland (vinyl)

Omar Blondahl ‎– Sings Of Newfoundland - 1960? Folk Maritime -Newfoundland (vinyl)

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Omar Blondahl ‎– Sings Of Newfoundland - 1960? Folk Maritime -Newfoundland (vinyl)

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Omar Blondahl, (6 February 1923 – 11 December 1993), also known as "Sagebrush Sam", was a musician who became fascinated with the largely unrecorded folk songs of Newfoundland, Canada, and became famous for popularizing them.

Blondahl was born in Wynyard, Saskatchewan of Icelandic parents.

Blondahl was en route to visit his father's grave in Iceland, when he stopped in Newfoundland to raise more money to continue the trip. He looked for work at a local radio station, where the manager, upon learning that he was a folk singer, showed him a copy of the newly published third edition of the Gerald S. Doyle songbook. Blondahl recalls:

He tossed a Gerald S. Doyle songbook on the table and he said, "Can you sing any of that?" And this was my first introduction to Newfoundland folk music, so I opened it and thumbed through, I said "My God this is beautiful stuff." I had never heard any of it before and I said "This must be on all kinds of records," I said "I've never run across any of it." He said, "I don't think any of them are on records" and I thought this is a gold mine, you know, oh my. -- Omar Blondahl, interviewed by Neil V. Rosenberg, Vancouver, 28 May 1988. MUNFLA 88-084, C11109.

He died in Vancouver, British Columbia in December 1993 at the age of 70.

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Tracklist

A1 The Moonshine Can
A2 Harbour Le Cou
A3 Hard, Hard Times
A4 I'se The B'y
A5 Kitchy Coo
A6 A Great Big Sea Cove In Long Beach
B1 Cape St. Mary
B2 Lukey's Boat
B3 Teapots At The Fire
B4 Feller From Fortune
B5 My Little Blue Hen
B6 Sig-i-nal Hill
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