Reg Hill

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For the session violinist, please use Reginald Hill.

Born in Brockville, Ontario, Reg Hill moved, at an early age, with his family to Avonmore. Reg learned the fiddle from his mother and became proficient on other instruments such as the guitar, drums, sax and piano before playing his first square dance at age 15. One year later, he became a regular member of the “Rock Mountain Rangers”.

Recognizing a demand for the “Big Band” sound, he formed his own group, Reg Hill’s Swingsters, and his versatility as a musician kept his group busy in Eastern Ontario venues. In 1950, Reg married and moved to Oshawa where, once again, his skills as a musician were put to work every weekend with a number of local groups. This continued until 1954, when he received a letter from Mac Beattie inviting him to join the “Ottawa Valley Melodiers”.

Reg and his trademark cigar joined the hectic pace set by the Melodiers as the preeminent pioneers of country music in the Ottawa Valley. The group moved from CHOV radio in Pembroke to CFRA and then CKOY stations in Ottawa. Reg’s distinctive fiddling was popular both over the airwaves and in the dance halls of the Valley where the Melodiers consistently played to capacity crowds. Local and national television appearances, including a dozen visits to the Don Messer Jubilee with Mac and guitar player Gaetan Fairfield, kept Reg busy. Reg would spend 25 years with Mac’s band before retiring due to poor health in 1978.
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Albums

RBS 1221, RBS-1221 Reg Hill - Ottawa Valley Hoedown # 2 illustration d'album Reg Hill Ottawa Valley Hoedown # 2(LP, Album) Banff, Banff RBS 1221, RBS-1221 Canada 1966 Vendre cette version
SBS 5315 Reg Hill - Ottawa Valley Fiddling illustration d'album Reg Hill Ottawa Valley Fiddling (Album) Banff SBS 5315 Canada 1969 Vendre cette version
SBS 5244, SBS. 5244 Reg Hill - 14 Great Fiddle Favourites illustration d'album Reg Hill & The Ottawa Valley Melodiers* 14 Great Fiddle Favourites (Album) Banff SBS 5244, SBS. 5244 Canada 1970 Vendre cette version
RBS 1190 Reg Hill - Ottawa Valley Hoedown illustration d'album Reg Hill Ottawa Valley Hoedown(LP, Album) Banff RBS 1190 Canada Unknown Vendre cette version
SBS 5405 Reg Hill - Tribute To A Fiddlers Friend illustration d'album Reg Hill Tribute To A Fiddlers Friend(LP) Banff SBS 5405 Canada Unknown Vendre cette version

Singles & EPs

RO 3350 Reg Hill - Ontario Place Polka illustration d'album Reg Hill Ontario Place Polka(7", Single) Rodeo International RO 3350 Canada 1971 Vendre cette version
RO. 3214 Reg Hill - The Ditch Digger Man / Now Baby We Are Thru illustration d'album Reg Hill With The Ottawa Valley Melodiers Reg Hill With The Ottawa Valley Melodiers - The Ditch Digger Man / Now Baby We Are Thru(7", Single) Rodeo International RO. 3214 Canada Unknown Vendre cette version
45-F.337 Reg Hill - The Long Sault Hornpipe / The Kiddy Car Reel illustration d'album Reg Hill And The Ottawa Valley Melodiers Reg Hill And The Ottawa Valley Melodiers - The Long Sault Hornpipe / The Kiddy Car Reel(7", Single) London Records 45-F.337 Canada Unknown Vendre cette version
RO 2214 Reg Hill - The Ditch Digger Man / Now Baby We Are Thru illustration d'album Reg Hill The Ditch Digger Man / Now Baby We Are Thru(7", Single) Rodeo International RO 2214 Canada Unknown Vendre cette version
RO. 3215 Reg Hill - Pat Leonard's Breakdown / Bonnechere Point Strathpey / Broadaxe Breakdown illustration d'album Reg Hill Presents Donnie Poirier Reg Hill Presents Donnie Poirier - Pat Leonard's Breakdown / Bonnechere Point Strathpey / Broadaxe Breakdown(7", Single) Rodeo International RO. 3215 Canada Unknown Vendre cette version
RO 3196 Reg Hill - The Jolly Old Man In The Big Red Sleigh / By An Old Fashioned Fireplace illustration d'album Reg Hill The Jolly Old Man In The Big Red Sleigh / By An Old Fashioned Fireplace(7", Single) Rodeo International RO 3196 Canada Unknown Vendre cette version
45-FC. 337 Reg Hill - The Long Sault Hornpipe / The Kiddy Car Reel illustration d'album Reg Hill The Long Sault Hornpipe / The Kiddy Car Reel(7", Single) London Records 45-FC. 337 Canada Unknown Vendre cette version
RO 3327 Reg Hill - The Road To Fort Coulonge / Lake Kamaniskeg Waltz illustration d'album Reg Hill The Road To Fort Coulonge / Lake Kamaniskeg Waltz(7", Single) Rodeo International RO 3327 Canada Unknown Vendre cette version