Bobby Aro

Real name: Robert Leroy Aro
Born: October 22, 1926, Zim, Minnesota
Died: January 19, 1996, Minnesota
 
 


SINGLES

ARO 1001 – BOBBY ARO, “DISKI JAKKI POIKA”
Kipera Polkka / No. 7 Schottische (1958 US)

ARO 1002 – BOBBY ARO, “DISKI JAKKI POIKA”
The Ballad Of Bobby Aro / Kulkuriin [sic] Valssi (19?? US)

ARO 1003 – BOBBY ARO, “DISKI JAKKI POIKA”
Maaliman Baabi / The Donald Maki Song (1959 US)

ARO 1004 – BOBBY ARO, “DISKI JAKKI POIKA”
Jingle Bells / Bobby’s Sauna Song (196? US)

ARO 1005 – BOBBY ARO, “DISKI JAKKI POIKA”
Hwy. No.7 – #3 / Kapakka In The Kaupunki (196? US)

DOUBLE A BRAND 1001 – ACE ARROW, “THE BLOND KING OF COUNTRY SWING”
Till We Meet Again / He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands (196? US)

RCA VICTOR FAS 946 – BOBBY ARO, THE FABULOUS FINN
Highway No. 7 / Donald Mäki Song (11/1965 FIN)

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COLLECTIONS

ARO LP-277 [LP] – BOBBY ARO…THE FABULOUS FINN (1970 US)
Highway No.7 (take 1) / King Of The Great Northwoods / Aronpoika Blues / The Moose Song / Lapsuuden Toverille / Highway No. 7 (take 2) / Kulkurin Valssi (diff. than single version) / The Raha Song / Villiruusu / Donald Maki Song

ARO LP-278 [LP] – BOBBY ARO…FINN-GLISH FUN (19?? US)
Highway No. 7 (take 3) / Kapakka In The Kaupunki / Suomi River (Old Finns At Home) / Ace In The Hole / Suomalainen Gals / Hoom-Pum-Billi-Billi

ARO LP 279 [LP] – THE LEGENDARY BOBBY ARO – DISKI JAKKI POLKA (ON THE AIR IN THE 1950’S) (19?? US)
Kipera Polkka / Bobby Talks / Maailman Baabi’s Song / The Ballad Of Bobby Aro / Bobby Talks / Kipera Polkka (Closing Theme)

LAATULEVY LL 1007 [7″ LP, no cover, some copies included a photocopy sleeve] – BOBBY ARO (197? FIN)
Highway N:o 7 (tk. 1) / King Og [sic] The Great Nortwoods [sic] / Aronpoika Blues / The Raha Song / Highway N:o 7 (tk. 3) / Kapakka In The Kaupunki / Suomalainen Gals / Donald Maki Song

QUALITY QRS 1002 [LP] – THE FABULOUS FINNS VOL. 2: BOBBY ARO – KAPAKKA IN THE KAUPUNKI (1979 FIN)
Kapakka In The Kaupunki / King Of The Great Northwoods / Highway No. 7 (tk.1) / Raha Song / Kiperä Polkka / Hoom-Pum-Billi-Billi / Kulkurin Valssi / Highway No.7 (tk.2) / Donald Maki / Suomalainen Gals / Aronpoika Blues / He’s Got The Whole World In His Hand / Ace In The Hole / Highway No. 7 (tk.3) / Bobby Aro Speaks / Suomi River
– cd reissue: Fennica FRCD-08001, 2008 FIN –

M. ARO ARO1 [CDR] – THE FABULOUS FINN & FINN-GLISH FUN (2006 US)
Hwy #7 – #1 / The Ballad Of Bobby Aro / Aron Poika Blues / Moose Song / Lapsuuden Toverille / Hwy #7 – #2 / Kulkurin Valssi / Raha Song / Villiruusu / Donald Maki’s Song / Interview / Bobby talks – “Diski Jaaki Poika on the radio” / Hwy #7 – #3 / Kapakka In The Kaupunki / Suomi River / Ace In The Hole / Suomalainen Gals / Humpum Billi Billi / Til We Meet Again / He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands

M. ARO ARO2 [CDR] – THE BOBBY ARO SHOW – YOUR “DISKI JAKKI POIKA” ON THE RADIO (2006 US)
The Bobby Aro Show
(Note: contains excerpts from Bobby Aro’s radio programs)

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© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Matti Laipio

Published sources: liner notes of Quality QRS 1002 (by K.W. Blomqvist)

Online sources: http://www.ebay.com | http://www.popsike.com | http://www.koskimusic.com/page3.html | http://heinouberspace.blogspot.com/2008/08/bobby-aro-finn-glish-fun-and-fabulous.html | http://www.discogs.com/artist/2677715-Bobby-Aro | https://www.wdse.org/specials/bobby-aro | https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Aro

Note: The contents of this website are informative only! All the corrections/additions are welcome. E-mail: petehoppula @ hotmail.com

Revised on October 27, 2021

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