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Arnie Derksen

Arnie Derksen was on the country music scene in the late 1950s. His roots go back to Northern Canada.

His musical interests as an entertainer back then appear to be quite varied - popl, classical, jazz and of course country.

He started his musical journey in Winnipeg where was featured at the "Rancho Don Carlos", one of the largest night spots in middle Canada at that time. He was said to also have been a regular on the local television stations.

His career took him a bit farther east, to Toronto where he found work at various venues in the area. He was said to have toured all across Canada during those years.

Billboard reported in 1958 that he did a recording session at Bradley's Barn in Nashville, Tennessee. Bobby Helms and Ronnie Self were also at the Barn around the same time.

Credits & Sources

  • Folk and Country Songs; Vol. 4 No. 16; June 1959; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT

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Rec. No. Side Song Title
  30734 A Crazy Me
  30734 B Blue Streets
  30867 A Let The Whole World Know
  30867 B I'd Like To Be Alone
  30964 A I'm With You
  30964 B There Stands The Glass

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