Here’s a few British records by Felix Mendelssohn. It was hard to find good discographical info online about these but I believe they were made between 1940 and 1943. I’m sure if you were living in Britain at that time a bit of Hawaiian escapism would have been a welcome distraction.
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)
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
Little Jimmy Dickens just passed away yesterday. Very sad.. He was one of the last of the old Western swing artists. Someone who’s history, as the linked article notes, reached back to the era of Hank Williams and Roy Acuff. He was 94 years old.
Here’s a 78 I have of one of his hits:
Take an Old Cold ‘Tater and Wait b/w Pennies for Papa, 1948
Sol Hoopii and His Novelty Trio perform Eleu Mikiki b/w Ka Ulula
Here’s another Sol Hoopii record I haven’t seen on any compilations:
6/18/1930, 78rpm record, Columbia #40020-D, (149845), (149846)Uncategorized | No Comments »