The Newfoundland musical duet, SIMANI, have been a cornerstone in traditional Newfoundland music. Formed in 1977 by Bud Davidge and Sim Savory, their music helped keep our unique heritage alive by putting old stories to song and recording local jigs and reels, many that have never before been recorded. There is no doubt that SIMANI are a household name in Newfoundland and Labrador and surely there is a recording or two of SIMANI in virtually every house in the province, as well as in many expatriate Newfoundlander’s homes around the world.

It is rumored the name SIMANI was derived from someone asking Bud, who was playing that night at the local Lions Club? Bud replied, "Sim and I". By the time the music began that night, the name was already set.

Nearly all of SIMANI's recorded songs are originals, written by Bud Davidge who was also the vocalist for the group. Sim Savory is a gifted musician, being a master of many instruments, as well as a very talented sound engineer. That variety of talent worked very well for SIMANI and it showed in the quality of their recordings.

In a musical career that lasted from 1977 to 1997, SIMANI were stars with major radio airplay and sold out shows wherever they performed. Since their first recording “Saltwater Cowboys” in 1981, they have produced 12 recordings. To their credit SIMANI defined a sound that became predominant in many recording that were done in Newfoundland and Labrador in the 1980's. Their first few albums were recorded at Clode Sound in Stephenville and the remainder recorded at Sim's studio in Belleoram.

SIMANI have given up touring but are still working toward the advancement of traditional Newfoundland music with Bud and Sim releasing individual recording projects over the past few years.

In 2002 SIMANI (Bud & Sim) were recognized for their long term contributions to the East Coast Music Industry by being presented with the Stompin' Tom Award at the East Coast Music Awards. SIMANI have many signature songs and on this SIMANI compilation, we are presenting the most popular songs that capture.........The Magic That Is “SIMANI”

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"Any Mummers Allowed In?"
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Two CD Collection


Selections on the CD include:Any Mummers Allowed In?, Promises To Keep, Crooked Stovepipe, Santa Just Might Not, One Wish, Christmas Fancy, Little Christmas Dream, Minnie White Medley, Changing Toys, Merry Christmas, World, Ooh! Christmas Tree, Merry Christmas, I Love You, Sally’s Jig/Cock Of The North, The Greatest Story, Jeannie Johannah, Bound For The Time, Nativity, Harvey’s Christmas Jig, New Year’s Dream, No Chimney He Can’t Climb, Christmas Eve With You(Bud Davidge & Leanne Chaulk), Old Christmas Card(Live Version), C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S(Live Version)

"The Instrumental Side of Simani"
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Selections on the CD include: Coombs Cove Jig / Vince's Tune, Pious Favourite, Bay Du Nord Medley, The Husky Reel, Ruby's Garden / Sidney's Jig, Harold's Jig / Step It Out Molly, Tompkins Jig, Larry O'Gaffe, Stack Of Barley, Walking Uptown, Allan's Waltz, Reminiscing With Al Jenson, Emile's Jig, Bay Boy Jig, Cory's Jig, Rock Valley Jig / Little Burnt Potato, Jimmy's Close In, Crooked Stovepipe, Minnie White Medley, Sally's Jig / Cock Of The North, Harvey's Christmas Jig .

"The Country Side of Simani"
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Two CD Collection


Selections On The CD: Disc 1 - Bartender’s Story, Dart Player’s Blues, If You Ain't Got Love, Over & Over Again, Tell Me Mister, You're Not Older, Honey, Ol' Recording Star, Photographs Of You, Riches, The Cowboy & The General, The Pauper, The Prince And The Princess, Anniversary Waltz, I Wanna Live Like A Millionaire, My Kind Of Heroes, Teacher Tom, There`s No Glory In Battle, Company Tonight, Old Man’s Accordion, Beside Myself, Double Daylight Savings Time, I'll Be True To You, Two For The Show.

Disc 2 - Out Of My Sight, Garden Of Eden, Whose Heart Is It, Watch The Flowers Grow, Love Me Now, The Loveliest Day In June, Home And Native Land, Nose To The Grindstone, You Know Full Well, You're My Best Friend, In The Bushes With You, The Rose In Her Hair, B. J., Said And Done, Take That, The Promise, I'll Send My Love With Roses, Every Blue Moon, Funk Island Bank, Good Old Wild Old Times, If Your Memory Serves Me Right, She Goes Without Saying.