Olaf Sveen

Vrai nom:
Olaf Sveen
Profil:
Olaf Sveen. Accordionist, composer, b Surndal, Norway, 18 Apr 1919, naturalized Canadian 1954. Taught to play the accordion by his father and grandfather and by noted Norwegian players, Sveen moved to Canada in 1949. He settled on a Saskatchewan farm, then began touring the province's dance halls with, in turn, Eddie Mehler's Southern Playboys (who were heard also on CKRM radio, Regina), the Western Five Orchestra and, 1955-62, his own group, Olle and His Playmates (heard often on CHAB radio, Moose Jaw). Sveen moved in 1962 to Edmonton where he performed for social gatherings and in local nightclubs and was heard as host of Scandinavian music programs 1965-71 on radio station CKUA and later on QCFM. He taught 1962-7 at the Roberts-Tait Music Schools and thereafter privately. He continued to take students in 1991. After his first recordings for Aragon in 1954, Sveen made over 25 LPs for Rodeo, Point (now MCA Coral) and London. His publications include three folios of his waltzes, polkas, and other dance tunes - Olaf Sveen's Old Time Instrumental Music (Empire 1961), Scandinavian Dance Tunes (Berandol 1971), and Music for Accordion Souvenirs (Waterloo 1973) - and the book Nordmann i Canada (Trondheim, Norway, 1977).

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Albums

EBX 4173 Olaf Sveen - Greeting From Western Canada illustration d'album Olaf Sveen Greeting From Western Canada(LP, Album) London Records EBX 4173 Norway 1967 Vendre cette version
EBX 4152 Olaf Sveen - Springtime Along The Fjord illustration d'album Olaf Sveen Springtime Along The Fjord(LP, Album) London Records EBX 4152 Canada 1969 Vendre cette version
EBX 4160 Olaf Sveen - Echoes Of Scandinavia illustration d'album Olaf Sveen Echoes Of Scandinavia(LP, Album) London Records EBX 4160 Canada 1970 Vendre cette version
EBX. 4156 Olaf Sveen - Salute To Scandinavia illustration d'album Olaf Sveen Salute To Scandinavia(LP) London Records EBX. 4156 Canada 1970 Vendre cette version
Ebx 4165 Olaf Sveen - Plays For Sons Of Norway  illustration d'album Olaf Sveen Plays For Sons Of Norway (12", Album) London Records Ebx 4165 Canada 1971 Vendre cette version
EBX 4164 Olaf Sveen - Olaf Sveen At The Hofbrauhaus illustration d'album Olaf Sveen Olaf Sveen At The Hofbrauhaus(LP, Album) London Records EBX 4164 Canada 1971 Vendre cette version
EBX.4170 Olaf Sveen - Sounds Of Scandinavia illustration d'album Olaf Sveen Sounds Of Scandinavia(LP, Album) London Records EBX.4170 Canada 1971 Vendre cette version
EBX. 4172 Olaf Sveen - Canadian Bierfest illustration d'album Olaf Sveen Canadian Bierfest London Records, London Records Of Canada Ltd. EBX. 4172 Canada 1972 Vendre cette version
CB 30004 Olaf Sveen - Scandinavian Carousel illustration d'album Olaf Sveen With Gaby Haas Olaf Sveen With Gaby Haas - Scandinavian Carousel (Album) Point Records (5) CB 30004 Canada 1973 Vendre cette version
CCLP 2013 Olaf Sveen - Olaf Sveen Plays Western Canadian Polkas illustration d'album Olaf Sveen Olaf Sveen Plays Western Canadian Polkas(LP, Album) Canadian Cavalcade CCLP 2013 Canada 1973 Vendre cette version
EBX 4175 Olaf Sveen - Dining and Dancing with Olaf Sveen illustration d'album Olaf Sveen Dining and Dancing with Olaf Sveen(LP, Album) London Records EBX 4175 Canada 1973 Vendre cette version
EBX 4182 Olaf Sveen - Olaf Sveen Plays Christmas Music illustration d'album Olaf Sveen Olaf Sveen Plays Christmas Music(LP, Album) London Records EBX 4182 Canada 1973 Vendre cette version
EBX 4181 Olaf Sveen - Dance Party illustration d'album Olaf Sveen Dance Party(LP, Album) London Records EBX 4181 Canada 1973 Vendre cette version
EBX 4187 Olaf Sveen - Music For Meditation illustration d'album Olaf Sveen Music For Meditation (Album) London Records EBX 4187 Canada 1974 Vendre cette version
EBX 4191 Olaf Sveen - Evergreens illustration d'album Olaf Sveen Evergreens(LP, Album) London Records EBX 4191 Canada 1974 Vendre cette version
EBX-4188 Olaf Sveen - Easy Listening illustration d'album Olaf Sveen Easy Listening(LP, Album) London Records EBX-4188 Canada 1974 Vendre cette version
EBX 4192 Olaf Sveen - Olaf Sveen Goes Western illustration d'album Olaf Sveen Olaf Sveen Goes Western(LP, Album) London Records EBX 4192 Canada 1975 Vendre cette version
EBX 4198 Olaf Sveen - Waltz Time illustration d'album Olaf Sveen Waltz Time(LP) London Records EBX 4198 Canada 1976 Vendre cette version
CB 30016 Olaf Sveen - Scandinavian Dance Fest illustration d'album Olaf Sveen And Gaby Haas Olaf Sveen And Gaby Haas - Scandinavian Dance Fest (Album) MCA Coral CB 30016 Canada Unknown Vendre cette version
RBS. 1166 Olaf Sveen - Olaf Sveen And His Accordion Orchestra Plays Polkas, Schottisches And Old Time Canadian Favorites illustration d'album Olaf Sveen And His Accordion Orchestra (2) Olaf Sveen And His Accordion Orchestra (2) - Olaf Sveen And His Accordion Orchestra Plays Polkas, Schottisches And Old Time Canadian Favorites(LP, Album) Banff RBS. 1166 Canada Unknown Vendre cette version
RBS. 1079 Olaf Sveen - Olaf Sveen And His Accordian illustration d'album Olaf Sveen Olaf Sveen And His Accordian(LP) Banff RBS. 1079 Canada Unknown Vendre cette version
RBS. 1115 Olaf Sveen Square Dance Western Style(LP, Album) Rodeo Records RBS. 1115 Canada Unknown Vendre cette version
PS 342, PS-342 Olaf Sveen - Scandinavian Holiday illustration d'album Olaf Sveen Scandinavian Holiday(LP, Album, Com) Point Records (5), Point Records (5) PS 342, PS-342 Canada Unknown Vendre cette version
RBS. 1206 Olaf Sveen - At Jasper Park Lodge With Olaf Sveen illustration d'album Olaf Sveen At Jasper Park Lodge With Olaf Sveen(LP, Album) Banff RBS. 1206 Canada Unknown Vendre cette version
RBS 1164 Olaf Sveen - Polka Time illustration d'album Olaf Sveen Polka Time(LP, Album) Banff RBS 1164 Canada Unknown Vendre cette version