318139

$10.00

Riedel Brothers - Help Me Find My Way b/w Estevan's Old North Star Mine

Format: 45
Label: F.M. Records P.O. Box 51
Year: 1959
Origin: Estevan, Saskatchewan
Genre: folk, country
Keyword:  mining, mine
Value of Original Title: $10.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Singles
Websites:  No
Playlist: Canadian Places, 1950's, Manitoba, Canadian Folk

Tracks

Side 1

Track Name
Help Me Find My Way

Side 2

Track Name
Estevan's Old North Star Mine

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Riedel Brothers - Help Me Find My Way b/w Estevan's Old North Star Mine

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Help Me Find My Way b/w Estevan's Old North Star Mine

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The Riedel Brothers were Emil, Herman, Rudolph and Fred and were a popular German Folk group who sang together from the 1930's. They were originally from the Portage La Prairie District of Manitoba, but they moved with their parents to Weyburn, Saskatchewan to be farmers. The boys returned to Winnipeg in 1946 and operated a family sawmill enterprise in eastern Manitoba for a number of years.

The quartet also cut 3 German folk and Love folk albums on the Point label, and other German folk albums on the MCA Coral and Regis labels.

The ballad on the flip side is about the short-lived North Star Mine in Estevan, Saskatchewan which commenced production in 1955. After mining coal, moss silver and filliform silver, it was closed three years later in 1958. Both tunes on this single were written by Frances Meckler.
-Robert Williston

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