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who were the' fortune bay sons'?

GUEST,Rossey 03 Sep 17 - 11:45 AM
GUEST,It 06 Sep 17 - 10:38 AM
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Subject: who were the' fortune bay sons'?
From: GUEST,Rossey
Date: 03 Sep 17 - 11:45 AM

A while ago I found that some Newfoundland folk group called 'Fortune Bay Sons' recorded lyrics written by Stewart Ross of Inverness Scotland to a Scottish tune called 'My mother. His lyrics came out in 1975.   Now on the 'You Tube' video it was weirdly called 'Mike's Mom' (sic). I later had the video creator change the title to its correct one of 'My mother'.   There is no obvious reason for the weird title, and it bears no relationship to the song. My father never received a penny for this particular recording, and knew nothing of its existence - though they seemed to have name checked him, I am left curious to know who these guys were? There dates of existence and are any of them still in the land of the living? Also what year they recorded my father's lyrics? If anybody can help set my curiosity to rest I'd be very grateful.


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Subject: RE: who were the' fortune bay sons'?
From: GUEST,It
Date: 06 Sep 17 - 10:38 AM

http://www.wtv-zone.com/phyrst/audio/nfld/afortune.htm    That link will lead to the GEST site, a very well-respected source of Maritime songs and songs done by Maritimers. I shall dig further, but that's a start.


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Subject: RE: who were the' fortune bay sons'?
From: GUEST,It
Date: 06 Sep 17 - 10:50 AM

THE FORTUNE BAY SONS: Mayflowers (The Fortune Bay Sons)
The Fortune Bay Sons, 1981, QUAY CS-8057.
Personnel: James Vallis, Cyril Brown, Gerald Stoodley, Winston Keeping, Neil Bishop, Mel Aucoin, Tommy Doyle.
Prod: Fortune Bay Sons; Eng: Neil Bishop & Claude Caines.
Rec: Clode Sound, Stephenville

That is from http://www.vobb.org/newfound-records-page/

What do you want to do from here?


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Subject: RE: who were the' fortune bay sons'?
From: GUEST,Rossey
Date: 06 Sep 17 - 06:06 PM

Thanks Guest for the information. They were just a small club act, and active 1974-1994. I don't know how my father's 1975 lyrics, found their way onto a Newfoundland recording, and I don't know why the person here has put the wrong title on the song. Anyway, they are probably all long gone now.


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Subject: RE: who were the' fortune bay sons'?
From: meself
Date: 06 Sep 17 - 06:15 PM

GEST's note to the recording suggests that they may have received the song via the Alexander Brothers - they were well-known in Scottish circles in Canada, and their recordings were playing on Scottish-themed radio programs. GEST's note:

The original Stewart Ross version of this song was first recorded by the Alexander Brothers and broadcast on Canadian television. Ross's other most popular works are My Bonnie Maureen recorded by Daniel O' Donnell; Here's to Scottish Whisky by the Tartan Lads; Highland Road by Denis Clancy; Home To Inverness by various; Christmas Dream by Tartan Lads; and Dark Island by Calum and Fiona Kennedy (lyrics only). With only a couple of exceptions Ross wrote both words and music.

This variant arranged and recorded as a single by Fortune Bay Sons at Sim's Studio, Belleoram, NL, but, as far as GEST can determine, was not included on either of their albums nor released for commercial distribution.


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Subject: RE: who were the' fortune bay sons'?
From: meself
Date: 06 Sep 17 - 06:25 PM

Btw, It: the terms Maritimes and Maritimers refer, respectively, to the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, and to their inhabitants - as distinct from Newfoundland & Labrador and their inhabitants. Collectively, they - the Maritimes plus Newfoundland and Labrador - are called 'the Atlantic Provinces'. A little confusing, and a bit of a pain, but ... it wasn't my idea! And a lot of Canadians outside the Atlantic Provinces are not too clear on the whole thing.


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Subject: RE: who were the' fortune bay sons'?
From: GUEST,Marcia Palmater
Date: 06 Sep 17 - 07:57 PM

The reason for the distinction between the Maritimes and the Atlantic Provinces is due to Newfoundland being a separate Crown Colony until it joined Canada in 1949, after a plebiscite which is still a sore point for many Newfoundlanders.


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