I found these personal records at a junk store. They appear to both be to the same woman named Doris. One is an audio letter from 3 young men to 3 young women (including Doris) expressing gratitude for a lovely past weekend with a bit of humor. This record has 2 sides. The 3rd is a single sided record that seems to have been recorded at a “Voice-o-Graph” booth in Atlantic City, in which Bob proposes to Doris. This one was recorded in 1946, so I’ll guess that the other was slightly earlier.
Here’s a couple tropical Louis Armstrong sides from 1936
Louis Armstrong with The Polynesians On A Cocoanut Island b/w To You Sweetheart Aloha Decca 914 a/B (DLA 582/DLA 581) 8/18/36
It’s Actress Dorothy Lamour Singing with Dick McIntire’s Harmony Hawaiians in a Decca album of 78s recorded on 10/20 and 10/26 of 1943!
A few latin records I picked up at the WFMU record fair this weekend. A bit of Mambo and Cha Cha Cha from Pérez Prado and Tito Puente spinning at 78:
Here’s a “Royal Blue” 78 record (a novelty Columbia introduced for a while from 1932 to 1935) of Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra. Recorded on 1/25/32
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea b/w Kickin’ the Gong Around Columbia 2600-d (152086/152087)
Later in Life Sol Ho’opi’i focused primarily on sacred Music. I found a box from his record label (on ebay) from this time with many of these records. There was a label on the box listing the available records from them and I have managed to find all of the ones listed. One of my records is autographed march of 1950, so I believe these records must have been made in 1949 or maybe a little earlier. So here is, I believe, his complete recorded songs from Eldee. Enjoy.
Here is the box the records came in:
And here is an image I found online (Courtesty of the Collection of Les Cook) of some ephemera from this period:
New arrivals from London! A few Hawaiian 78s. A couple Sol Hoopii tracks (reissues of American records) with a b-side by Linn Milford and His Hawaiian Players, the Hawaiian Silver Strings Quartet on British Columbia (which came in the neat sleeve seen below)
Sol Hoopii and His Novelty Quartet Don’t Stop Loving Me Regal Zonophone MR 3509 LA 41 10/4/1933
Sol Hoopii and His Novelty Quartet Iniki Malie (Song of the Breeze) Regal Zonophone MR 350 LA 352 2/16/1936
Sol Hoopii’s Novelty Trio Breeze (Blow My Baby Back To Me) Regal Mr79 W142796 10/18/26
Linn Milford and His Hawaiian Players Silv’ry Moon Regal Mr 79 (war 37) 3/7/1930
Hawaiian Silver Strings Quartet Kawaihau Waltz /Honolulu March Columbia 5431 146685/146686 5/25/28
I don’t know much about these records I found at the junk store other than the fact that they are recorded on audiodisc blanks… which means these are one of a kind and not mass produced. All of them are single sided with blank backs (other than what appears to be some test cutting on the back of one record) They seem to be demos from unknown artists.. Probably recorded on these discs as they were performed… possibly these are copies of other records. Anyway, have a look at the labels and listen to the tunes. Maybe someone on the internet will know something about them.
” Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve seen” This partial song was cut onto the back on the above “Phyllis Moore” record:
Here’s a couple 78s by Sol Hoopii and His Novelty Quartette I just got. A couple of these songs were not available previously on the internet in any format.. Regal Zonophone was a british company that released Brunswick recordings in the UK. Those are identical to the Brunswick records of the same title.
Pidgin English Hula b/w My Isle on Hilo Bay (1935) Regal Zonophone MR 3539
Oh, Lady Be Good! b/w Aloha Beloved (1934) Brunswick 01780
Pua o’ Kealoha b/w Hawaiian Hula Song (1930) Regal Zonophone MR 217
Here’s what Lady Be Good! Sounds like on my acoustic phonograph:
Here’s a Few 78s by Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys from the 1940s:
Streamlined Cannonball b/w Mule Skinner Blues (1940) Columbia 20038
There’s a Big Rock in the Road b/w Po’Folks (All The Time) (1947) Columbia 37345
This World Can’t Stand Long b/w It’s So Hard To Smile (1947) Columbia 20454