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Aloha from Europe / Music for Sunday Date, Vol. 17

Hello everybody, hi all! This is Karel and radio Manzerock is on the air.

Today I'll take you back in the 1930's-1950's. That was when Hawaiian music really spreaded all over the world, including our motherland Europe.

The early traces of Hawaiian culture in Europe lead back to the late XIX century. That was when lots of music ensembles toured Europe. Some of the artists, like "Bird of Paradise" show, presented exotic sounds of Hawaii island.

Soon, European ensembles began to include Hawaiian themes in their repertoire and put them on records. Today we'll listen to just a couple of them, just to give a clue what it looked like in Europe.

I can comment just a few artists presented here. But if you have more info, please let me know!

One of the most popular Swedish steel-guitarists Yngve Stoor from Sweden recorded his selfwritten "Sjømannsjul på Hawaii" in 1943.
Russian singer Ivan Milovidov recorded the song "Hawaii" in 1933, with John Danker on steel-guitar.
German vocal ensemble Comedian Harmonists recorded this version of "Blume von Hawaii" with Marek Weber orchestra back in 1931.
And that’s all I can put in here. Most of these records are from the 1930s. The last three are 1950s recordings for sure.

Have a nice trip!

Ansamblul Mihai Daia O căsuţă mică (In a little hula heaven) (Romania)
Instrumentální soubor Karla Slavíka Maui no la ka oi (Czechoslovakia)
Ivan Milovidov Gavai (Russia)
Kostas Bezos Ta aspra poulia sta vouna (Greece)
Malihini Hawaiians Moonlight and shadows (Denmark)
Yngve Stoor med sin Hawaiiorkester Sjømannsjul på Hawaii (Sweden)
Waikiki Serenaders Bei mir bist du schön (UK)
Gino Bordin et Son Orchestre Hawaii-marche (France)
Comedian Harmonists Blume von Hawaii (Germany)
Sylvia Mayer en De South Sea Hawaiians Aan 'tmooi Waikiki strand (Holland)
Lys Assia mit Aloha Islanders Die weissen blüten von tahni (Switzerland)
Onni Gideon ja Hänen Aloha-Hawaijiyhtyeensä Palmujen alla (Finland)

Aloha! (49.2 MB)



Blogger Yayo Salva said...

Hello Karel! I would like to get your permission to publish in my blog Yayo Salva Musical your disk-rarity Baby Gate (Mina) in a future, when I will start to upload my collection of Mina vinyls. I think it is a fundamental introduction. Of course mentioning your link and marvellous rarities blog.
Thank you in advance.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Blogger Karel said...

Hello! Thank you for your interest and, offcourse, you can use Baby Gate 45 EP from my blog! Good luck! :)

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

downloads does not work(

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Karel,
Looks can not download any of the music.
Could you reupload these good music?
Thank You!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Blogger Dan said...

None of the downloads anywhere on your site seem to work. This looks really interesting and I would love to listen to this music.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Blogger Соня said...

Столько добра! Столько всяких сокровищ... и не скачать ничего!!! Кирилл, пожалуйста, отзовитесь)
так хочется...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, great, rare tarcks! :)

By the way, the first steel guitar in Europe is possibly the one played by Joseph Kekuku.
Jo was a guitarist in the "Bird of Paradise" show. That show toured Europe from 1919 to 1927!

And thanks a lot for the good playlist!


Friday, June 05, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul si sinorina from Czech rep.22.10.09 That is OK. The working, I shall try your Aloha. The question, would you have this LP "Pějme píseň dokola" ,number 1, from 1968. For my friend George, easy.. Don't you know why TV Cz don't replay this one. Thank you very much.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Blogger Karel said...

Hello, Paul, sorry I have no info on that LP yet. If I'll cross with it somewhere, I'll drop you a line.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009


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