For The Love Of George Durham Storytellers Live concert clip

A special concert in memory of our founder, Dr. B. George Blake, who passed away at 95 years of age. Fundraiser to help produce an audio archive of his voice.
Partners: Club Carib in Oshawa, Durham Storytellers.
Produced by Heather Whaley.


The Voice of Dr. B. George Blake

A collected audio archive of Storyteller, B. George Blake.
*The track levels vary according to the environment and device originally recorded.
Recordings digitally transferred from cassettes and min-discs.
Produced by Heather with permission of the Blake family.


A collected audio archive of storyteller, B. George Blake:  Anancy stories, Jataka tales, personal stories, drumming, singing and interviews. Including The Legend of Harriet Tubman. 

Song – Yellowbird/Come Back Liza – George and Miriam Snider  1997 Arts Resource Centre, Oshawa ON.  2:31

Story – Anancy Common Sense – Jamaican dialect (home recording).  2:22 

Music – My Drum Beats – Give it a Name (home recording).  1:10 

Interview – 740 Radio George Blood Family (uncle), Jan. 2009    2:15 

Story – Braer Rabbit and Spider – (about death/funeral)  “Uncle spider”, Various Good Tales. Lethbridge AB. Piano added by Richard Rodwell.  5:52

Music – My Drum Beats Climbing the Mountain (home recording). 1:14 

Interview – 740 Radio Family /Village /Neighbours Protection in village and neighbours – current neighbours (Jan. 2009). 2:38 

Song – Drum and Sing Gotta Live in Harmony – undated original drumming and singing (home recording). 2:08 

Story – Blossom Tree – George with school children at Cobourg  Library with Durham Storytellers 2012, recorded by Heather Whaley. 13:10

Clip – George drum beat (home recording) 1:00 

Story – Spirit World (Ghost Story), Tales for a Summer’s Eve  Pickering Village, recorded by Meryl Arbing 2003.  6:14

Story – Anancy, Toad, Donkey (Jamaican Dialect) home recording 5:33 

Interview– 740 Radio CBC Buddha/Jatata Tales ‘Thus Have I Heard’ Later the Same Day. (undated) Kathryn O’Hara. George talks about May 21st as the celebrated birthday of Buddha Story – Hair Face Moon Jakata Tales. Quest Studio, Oshawa ON 1991. 12:47 

Story – Anancy Tricks Tiger – last live recording in his home @ age 93  Recorded by Heather Whaley, music added by Richard Rodwell.   2:49

Music clip – My Drum Beats – Tongue Tied Rhythm (home recording). 1:30 

Running time: 61:08 minutes

*Harriet Tubman Live Concert by B. George Blake  – The Legend of Harriet Tubman 102:41 min.  (scroll to bottom of page to access separate track link). 

A collected audio archive of Storyteller, B. George Blake.
The track levels vary according to the environment and device originally recorded.
Produced with permission from the Blake family
Recordings digitally transferred from cassettes and mini-discs
Mastered by Richard Rodwell and David Merleau
Edited by Richard Rodwell and Heather Whaley
Richard Rodwell, background music
Design: Steven Frank
Collected and produced by Heather Whaley
NOT FOR SALE Public digital access and storage, SC-RADIO-CC Storytellers of Canada
-Conteurs du Canada Radio; Oshawa Museum