Felix Mendelssohn and His Hawaiian Serenaders

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.

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Friday June 12th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

A Royal Blue Sol Ho’opi’i

Isn’t it pretty.
Sol Hoopii and His Novelty Trio Lepe Ulaula B/W Honolulu Harbor
1928 Royal Blue Columbia 1339-D (145901/145903)

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Wednesday May 27th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra on Blue Wax

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)

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Thursday April 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys

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

Columbia 20038 (DAL 949)

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Wednesday January 28th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

R.I.P. Little Jimmy Dickens

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

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Saturday January 3rd, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Kai Hawanawana b/w Ka Ua Loku

Sol Ho’opi’i’s Novelty Trio

Kai Hawanawana b/w Ka Ua Loku

Columbia 1785-D (147800/147801)

January 10, 1929

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Ka Ua Loku (Alohekea)

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Monday June 9th, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Sol Hoopii Iniki-Malie b/w Mauna Loa

Sol Hoopii’s Novelty Trio perform Iniki-Malie b/w Mauna Loa

3/23/28, Columbia 1363-D (145900 and 145905)

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Wednesday April 22nd, 1914 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Sol Hoopii Eleu Mikiki b/w Ka Ulula

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)

Eleu, Mikimiki (King)

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Monday April 13th, 1914 in Uncategorized | No Comments »