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1 BERTIN, Johanna MESSER, Don) Don Messer : The Man Behind the Music. First Edition
Goose Lane, Fredericton, 2009, ISBN:9780864925312 
BERTIN, Johanna. Don Messer : The Man Behind the Music. (Fredericton) : Goose Lane, (2009). First Printing. Pp [1]-280. Illustrated. Index. 8vo,photo-illustrated red cardcovers. "Don Messer was more than a household name in Canada - he was part of family life, the background music in Canadian kitchens. His performances aired first on radio and then made the transition to television. Private and unassuming, Don was everyman and yet someone singular and special: a devoted family man, a rigid Calvinist, band diplomat, enemy of the dandelion, lover of Kentucky Fried Chicken. He was a musical prodigy who from the age of seven knew and played directly to his audience - an audience that eventually protested in unprecedented numbers on Parliament Hill upon CBC's sudden cancellation of his show, Don Messer's Jubilee. In this intimate account, Johanna Bertin shares anecdotes, photographs, and family recollections revealing the inner complexities of the man family and friends knew: the man behind the music that warmed the hearts of millions." - from the back cover. Contents : "You Don't Get Something for Nothing" - TheDiner and the Five-and-Dime - Musicians and Troubadours - Family Life: The Early Years, 1932-1939 - The Road Well Travelled - Family Life: The Middle Years, 1939-1955 - "And What a Band it Was" - Troubled Waters - Family Lif e: The Late Years, 1956-1970 - Hardship and Heartbreak - Charlie Chamberlain - Marg Osburne - The Buchta Dancers - "Dear Mr. Messer" - Epilogue - Appendix: Brock Silversides Archival report. With Bibliography and Index Very good. 12.50

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2 BERTIN, Johanna Strange Events
Altitude Publishing Canada Limited, Canmore, AB, 2003, ISBN:1551539527 
BERTIN, Johanna. Strange Events : Incredible Canadian Monsters, Curses, Ghosts, and Other Tales. (Canmore, AB: Altitude Publications Canada, Ltd., 2003). Pp. 143. 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers. A volume in the Amazing Stories series. Of nautical interest: Chapter 2: Water Serpents, Chapter 5: Ghosts, Poltergeists and Premonitions (section on the S.S. Faerie Queen, and Chapter 6: Mystery Ships. Vg. 6.50

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