Chanteur Country Canadien né le 22 Janvier 1928 à Vancouver (British Columbia). Evan Kemp est décédé le 17 Mars 2007

Evan Kemp was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, but, it was growing up in the Canadian prairies that began his love for music. A childhood accident at the age of six left him almost blinded for the good part of a year and it was then that he began to listen and love the music of his heroes like Wilf Carter and Eddy Arnold. That's when he started to learn to yodel.  When the Kemp family moved back to Vancouver, Evan began selling magazines on Vancouver streets. To entice customers, he would display his yodeling talents if they bought his magazines. One evening, CJOR disc jockey, Bill Rea, heard Evan and took the young yodeler right to the station and put him on the air .That's how it all began. He was nine years old.  Evan began working with his first band, the BC Ranch Boys who later became the Trail Riders. They toured regularly for six months of each year and Evan and his Trail Riders played to enthusiastic audiences across Western Canada. With no television and limited radio reception, the traveling entertainment group was a highlight in every community .  Evan began recording in the 1950's with Aragon Records and continued throughout the 60's, producing many LP's and 45's including his own compositions like Lonely Old Blues, Three Little Words and On the Golden .Shore. In 2001, a compilation of some of Evan's favorite tunes was released on CD, "The Best of Evan Kemp.  Evan was sidelined for a time in 1989 after suffering a stroke. But, with a great deal of perseverance and dedication, he rallied and provides inspiration to many who face the same challenges as a result of strokes. He continues entertaining with live appearances in the Vancouver area and is requested regularly on "The Wilf Ray Show" on 600 AM Radio in Vancouver. His rendition of The Man We Never Knew has become a tradition on the Remembrance Day show at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, Canada.

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country

Tonight In The Twilight (1952)

Midnight Ryder (1954)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

1952 78 t. & SP ARAGON AR 218 (CAN)

Jessica Waltz / Exhibition Special

1952 78 t. & SP ARAGON AR 225 (CAN)

Santa Got Stuck In The Chimney / Tonight In The Twilight

1953 78 t. & SP ARAGON AR 242 (CAN)

On The Golden Shore / If You Come Home Tonight

1953 78 t. & SP ARAGON AR 246 (CAN)

My Christmas Tree / Santa Got Stuck In The Chimney

1953 78 t. & SP ARAGON AR 257 (CAN)

Our Old Rocking Chair / Lonesome Old Blues

1953 78 t. & SP ARAGON AR 260 (CAN)

Beautiful Nicola Valley / Hold Me Close In Your Arms

1953 78 t. & SP ARAGON AR 272 (CAN) Alberta SLIM with Evan KEMP & The TRAIL RIDERS - Laughing Horse / Hold What’cha Got Boys
1953 78 t. & SP SPARTON 295 (CAN) Alberta SLIM with Evan KEMP & The TRAIL RIDERS - Laughing Horse / Hold What’cha Got Boys
1953 78 t. & SP ARAGON AR 273 (CAN) Alberta SLIM with Evan KEMP & The TRAIL RIDERS - Brother You're Not Dead / Leave Me Alone And Let Me Be
1953 78 t. & SP SPARTON 296 (CAN) Alberta SLIM with Evan KEMP & The TRAIL RIDERS - Brother You're Not Dead / Leave Me Alone And Let Me Be
1953 78 t. & SP ARAGON AR 274 (CAN) Evan KEMP & the Summer Sisters - Try A Prayer / There’s Someone For Everyone
1953 78 t. & SP ARAGON AR 275 (CAN) Evan KEMP & Shirley Field - Oh Baby Doll / We Two
1954 SP ARAGON 45-AR-282 (CAN) Midnight Ryder  [instr.] (Evan KEMP'S TRAIL RIDERS featuring Len RYDER - Steel Guitar) / Snow Road Stomp (Evan KEMP'S TRAIL RIDERS featuring Butch McGILLIS - Fiddle)
1954 SP ARAGON 45-AR-283 (CAN)

Cattle Call / One Has My Name

1954 SP ARAGON 45-AR-289 (CAN)

1901 Polka / Bulkley Valley Waltz

1954 SP ARAGON 45-AR-299 (CAN)

4 H Club Song / 4 H Polka

1958 SP ARAGON 45-AR-304 (CAN)

Evan KEMP & The VANTONES - Centennial Boogie / Rootie Tootie

1961 SP SPARTON 964 (CAN)

Sweet Molly Malone / Don’t Step On The Grass

1967 SP ARAGON 45-AR-404 (CAN)

My Home By The Fraser / Frisco To Cape Cod

19?? SP GARLIN 333 (US) The Man Who Started It All - A Tribute To Jimmie Rogers / The Legend Of Turtle Mountain
19?? SP WORLD AUSTIN ? (US)

B.C. Pioneers / My Home By The Fraser

19?? SP LAURIE EK-001-45 (US) The Man We Never Knew / Amazing Grace


Albums

1958 LP 12" ARAGON ALP 101 (CAN)

Evan Kemp And The Trailriders - Vol. 1 - If You Come Home Tonight / Oh Baby Doll / Beautiful Nocola Valley / Hold Me Close In Your Arms / My Old Rocking Chair / On The Golden Shore / Lonely Old Blues / We Two / One Has My Name / 1901 Polka

1959 LP 12" ARAGON ALP 118 (CAN)

Evan Kemp And The Trailriders - Vol. 2 - Try A Prayer / There's Someone For Everyone / Tonight In The Twilight / Over The Hill / Midnight Ryder / Cattle Call / Falling Leaf / Bulkley Valley Waltz / My Christmas Tree / Snow Road

1960 LP 12" ARAGON ALP 124 (CAN) EVAN KEMP IN HOLLYWOOD - Dawson Creek Dolly / Real Danger / My Dream And I / Crawdad Song / 4 H Polka / Too Late To Worry / Oh Lady Be Good / Rainin' On The Mountain / Mansion On The Hill / Bile 'Em Cabbage Down - Cripple Creek
1966 LP 12" ARAGON ALP 128 (CAN)

Remember Me - Remember Me I'm The One Who Loves You / Steel Blues (instr) / If You Would Only Be Mine / Indian Love Call / Right Kind Of Love / Remember Me When The Candle Lights Are Gleaming / If It's Wrong To Love You / Canadian Sunset / Blue Skirt Waltz / Worried Mind

1967 LP 12" ARAGON ALP 130 (CAN)

In The Blue Canadian Rockies - My Home By The Fraser / Bella Coola Baby / Ogopogo Polka / Blue Canadian Rockies / Quadra Island Breakdown / When It's Springtime In The Rockies / There's A Bluebird On Your Windowsill / North Thompsn Reel / Jessica Waltz / Centennial Boogie

1969 LP 12" ARAGON ASL 202 (CAN)

Try A Prayer With Evan Kemp - Try A Prayer / Power In The Blood / Lonely Pathways / On The Wings Of A Dove / God Is Love / Just A Closer Walk With Thee / God Is Watching Over You / It Is No Secret / Old Rugged Cross / What A Friend We Have In Jesus

19?? LP 12" QUEST Q119 (CAN) COUNTRY COOKIN' - Evan KEMP & Frank O'CONNELL & The TRAIL RIDERS
2001 CD ? (CAN) THE BEST OF EVAN KEMP - Amazing Grace / Cariboo Trail / Among The Flowers / My Home By The Fraser / Lonely Old Blues / Cattle Call / Three Little Words / BC Pioneers / Tonight In Twilight / On The Golden Shore / Many Tears Apart / Wings Of A Dove / The Man We Never Knew
200? CD ? (CAN) GOD IS LOVE - INSPIRATIONAL FAVORITES - It Is No Secret / God Is Watching Over You / Just A Closer Walk / Try A Prayer / What A Friend We Have In Jesus / Lonely Pathways / On The Wings Of A Dove / The Old Rugged Cross / There's Power In The Blood / God Is Love
2004 ? CD ? (CAN) CLASSICS - Mansion On The Hill / Crawdad Song / Sweet Molly Malone / Queen Charlotte Schottische / Legend Of Turtle Mountain / Don't Step On The Grass / My Dream & I / Midnight Ryder / Beautiful Nicola Valley / Oh Baby Doll / Ballad Of Jimmy Rogers / My Home By The Fraser
2011 CD BACM CD D 347 (US)

Beautiful Nicola Valley - If You Come Home Tonight / Oh Baby Doll / Beautiful Nocola Valley / Hold Me Close In Your Arms / My Old Rocking Chair / On The Golden Shore / Lonely Old Blues / We Two One Has My Name / 1901 Polka / Try A Prayer / There's Someone For Everyone / Tonight In The Twilight / Over The Hill / Midnight Ryder / Dawson Creek Dolly / Real Danger / My Dream And I / Crawdad Song / 4 H Polka / Too Late To Worry / Oh Lady Be Good / Rainin' On The Mountain / Mansion On The Hill / Bile 'em Cabbage Down - Cripple Creek / First, Last And Always / Many Tears Apart

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