Ned Landry and His Newbrunswick Lumberjacks

78’s and 45’s from 1950 thru 1959, Canadian & US Catalog numbers. click for list

21 Albums and CD’s. click for list

I do NOT claim that these lists are complete. The items listed are only those I have been able to collect in the past 70 years.

Ned Landry, Saint John, New Brunswick,

2/2/1921 - 8/28/2018

Ned’s musical career began at the very early age of four with the Harmonica and his love and interest in music was so great it led to his first Fiddle which was provided by his aunt Rose Sullivan. As he was unable to read music his talents showed through his keen ears and understanding of the intricacies of various instruments over the years. But his main love was the Fiddle. Ned’s radio career began in the early thirty’s at CFBO at Saint John and it was while playing on the radio his talents were noted by Don Messer and thus his professional career began at five dollars per show, first with the Harmonica and eventually as second Fiddle. This gradual progression thus led to Ned starting his own band, The New Brunswick Lumberjacks. Ned met his wife Celina as she was a neighbor that he took an interest in and they married that year.

Ned and a couple of his band friends decided to join the Army in 1940. After his basic training in Fredericton he was posted to Newfoundland where he spent the majority of service time on duties in the Belle Isle Area. It was here that due to several injuries that led to a medical discharge after three and a half years.

In 1943 Ned continued his musical career and in 1952 Ned received a recording contract with RCA Canada. His career blossomed throughout the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s with many of his own compositions becoming hit tunes throughout the country and western music venue.