I picked up this record on my trip to Tiki Eyeball. I have been dying to hear it since May. The cover is just classic. I am not sure where this Sheraton is in Fort Lauderdale. I thought it was where the Hukilau is hosted, but, that’s definitely a different building. But she does mention the Yankee Clipper on the record. Is this the building across from the ocean?
I have uploaded a nice big image of the back for your reading pleasure. I especially like that it is signed and Chise adds “I’m made in Japan.”
This week, after moving in to the new house a few months ago, I finally got the stereo hooked up and connected to the computer. This record was the first to be ripped.
UPDATE January 2022: From Deadwax:
This is Arnie Derksen and Chisé Suzuki, his Japanese wife. According to Fort Lauderdale News night club editor Pat Brown “Chise’s English seems to be getting more fractured with each return engagement.”
Arnie Derksen was on the country music scene in the late 1950s. His roots go back to Northern Canada. 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 had four singles released by Decca in the USA in 1958-1959.
The record doesn’t blow me away, but I sure wish I could have seen these guys. It really makes me wish for such a show. Arnie plays a mean guitar and Chise squeals with delite all through the show.
Here is side one:
Here’s Side 2: