Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers

Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers is the name of a musical and comedy trio from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, which is composed of Kevin Blackmore ("Buddy Wasisname"), Wayne Chaulk, and Ray Johnson ("The Other Fellers"). Their recordings also feature Wayne Chaulk on bass or guitar, Ray Johnson on accordion or fiddle, and Kevin Blackmore on mandolin, fiddle, guitar, and any number of improvised percussion instruments including Tupperware lids and garbage bags. All three sing and write songs; however, Johnson often arranges traditional accordion numbers for the band to perform.HistoryBand nameThe group's name, and in fact the names of many of their albums and songs, contain phonetic spellings of colloquial contractions and phrases native to Newfoundland. This nomenclature is a reflection on the group's focus on Newfoundland culture, since most Newfoundlanders immediately recognize the intended meanings despite the atypical spelling. Normally however, these would only be spoken aloud and in an informal setting. The band name in particular plays on the practice of Newfoundlanders rapidly slurring words together in day to day speech; thus the word "wasisname" for example is (perhaps predictably) a contraction of "what's his name?", however, in Newfoundland "Buddy Wasisname" is simply a version of "I can't remember his name". "Fellers" is simply a dialectal form of "fellas" or "fellows".
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Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers

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Found: 03.07.2015


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