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Evan Kemp
Born:  January 22, 1928
Died:  March 17, 2007
CJOR Vancouver, BC
CKMO Vancouver, BC
CKNW Vancouver, BC
CKWX Vancouver, BC

About The Artist

Evan Kemp was got his start singing on the radio when he was eight years old up in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. He appeared with Pat "Buster" Morgan over CJOR. From there, he appeared on other stations in the Vancouver area includinig CKWX, CKMO, CKNW and CJOR.

In 1955, he was doing disc jockey work over at CKMO on a daily show that ran from 4:00pm to 5:00pm that was called the "Circle T.R. Ranch House".

Evan Kemp also appeared every Thursday night at 9:30pm on the "Ole Buckskin Opry" that was also on CKMO. The show was said to be a half hour show that included personal appearances from visiting artists.

Evan was said to be the 'top hand' of the Trail Riders group that was pretty popular in British Columbia.

He recorded on the RCA Victor and Aragon record labels. Some of the songs he recorded and released were:

  • Jessica Waltz
  • Exhibition Special
  • Santa Got Stuck In The Chimney
  • As I Ride The Sands On The Golden Shore
  • First, Last And Always
  • Among The Flowers
  • Many Tears Apart
  • Our Old Rockin' Chair
  • Lonely Old Blues

Credits & Sources

  • Cowboy Songs No. 41 (June 1955); American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  964 A Sweet Molly Malone
  964 B Don't Step On The Grass

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