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Jack Kingston
Born:  October 4, 1925
Died:  May 18, 1996
CHML Main Street Jamboree
CKNX Barn Dance

About The Artist

Jack Kingston was one of the leading singers and yodelers from up Canada way in the 1950s and was known as "The Canadian Playboy".

Because of his talents as a singer and yodeler, he became the first Canadian act to be signed to Capitol records. Some of those recordings included tunes such as "Two Hearts One Love", "A Love That's True", "Yodeling Cowboy". He had released some of those tunes and more that he wrote in a "Jack Kingston Song Folio No. 1" that was published by the Empire Music Company out of New Westminster. In the USA, his songs were handled by the Hill and Range Songs, Inc. publishers.

We'll read a bit more about this talent who was part of the CHML Mainstreet Jamboree show.

Credits & Sources

  • Cowboy Songs No. 27 (July 1953); American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  107 A How Far Is She Now
  107 B Mama Don't Cry At My Wedding
  128 A If You Ain't Lovin'
  128 B I'm Just A Fool
  145 A Alabama Jubilee
  145 B Unwanted And Unclaimed
  589 A Dear Mother
  589 B In Daddy's Footsteps
  590 A Road of Broken Hearts
  590 B Picture of You
  591 A C. N. R. Special
  591 B Yodeling Cowboy No. 2
  644 A Go Away
  644 B When The Bright Lights Go Dim
  708 A Don't Trade
  708 B You
  920 A It Never Rains
  920 B There's A Rose
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  402 A When The Bright Lights Go Dim
  402 B Go Away
  416 A Don't Trade
  416 B You

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