Canadian-American Records

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Canadian-American Records
Parent company Caprice International
Founded 1957
Founder Leonard Zimmer
Genre Pop music, Various
Country of origin United States, Pennsylvania
Official website

Canadian-American Records was a record label founded by Leonard Zimmer, and based in both New York City and Winnipeg, Manitoba. It was started in February, 1959 by Gene Orndorf of Deering, ND.[1][2][3] The most popular artists for the label were the duo of Santo & Johnny and singer Linda Scott.

By the mid-1960s, the label had stopped issuing new material.[citation needed] In 1998, Leonard Zimmer turned ownership of the label to Joey Welz,[citation needed] former pianist for Bill Haley and his Comets.[citation needed]

Now based in Lititz, Pennsylvania,[4] Canadian-American Records still produces albums and brings new artists to their own conforming and ever changing over the decades.


  1. ^ Fred Bronson (2003). The Billboard book of number 1 hits. Billboard Books. p. 58. 
  2. ^ "Canuck Label Makes Debut". The Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.): 8. February 2, 1959. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  3. ^ Bergum, Leslie R. (October 28, 1957). "Opinion 57-180" (PDF). State of North Dakota. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Canadian-American Records

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