The Rhythm Pals - When Alberta`s Sun Shines On The Rockies / Northern Melody
Aragon Records, Vancouver, Canada
Record is VG+
Original Sleeve has fold marks ( see pic)
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The Rhythm Pals. Country music trio formed in 1946 in New Westminster, BC, by the accordionist and baritone Marc Wald (b Bismarck, ND, 1922), the bass player and tenor Mike Ferbey (b Saskatoon 1926), and the guitarist and tenor Jack Jensen (b Prince Rupert, BC, 1925).
Wald and Ferbey had toured western Canada in the late 1930s with Sleepy (Leslie Frost) and Swede (Nels Nelson) and the Tumbleweeds from Saskatoon.
Patterning their style after the Sons of the Pioneers, the Rhythm Pals made their debut on CKNW radio's 'Bill Rae's Roundup'. Regular appearances followed on CBC Vancouver radio's 'Burns Chuckwagon' and other shows. In 1948 the Rhythm Pals performed on US TV, one of the first Canadian groups to do so. They toured with Wilf Carter in 1950, worked briefly in Hollywood, and in 1958 moved to Toronto. While starring in 1959 on their own CBC radio show, 'Swing Easy,' they joined 'The Tommy Hunter Show' and were subsequently regular performers on most of Hunter's CBC radio and TV shows until 1977. They also had their own 'Chuckwagon Show' 1963-6 on CBC radio. Besides touring widely in Canada they performed, as part of Hunter's CBC concert parties, in Europe and the Far East. In the early 1980s the trio regrouped in British Columbia. Although Wald retired in 1987, Ferbey, Jensen and others continued to perform throughout western Canada in concert and at fairs, stampedes, etc, in 1991, thus qualifying the Rhythm Pals as one of the longest continuing groups in Canadian pop music.
The trio recorded some 78s in 1953 with Juliette for Aragon and subsequently made LPs for Arc, Decca, Banff, Arpeggio, CTL, Spindrift, and its own Pals label.