[78-L] question about inventorying a collection, part 2

Malcolm Rockwell malcolm at 78data.com.invalid
Fri Jul 17 11:06:52 PDT 2015

Made in December 1921, "Aloha Oe" was covered by virtually everyone from 
Alma Gluck to... well, everyone. It is the most recorded of the  true 
Hawaiian songs. Irene Williams was a US pop artist of her day. The flip 
is "La Golondrina" and many Hawaiian steel guitarists covered it. There 
was lots of crosstalk between cultures!


On 7/17/2015 6:45 AM, Donna Halper wrote:
> On 7/17/2015 12:22 PM, Malcolm Rockwell wrote:
>> Hi Donna -
>> Alika Gomez (aka Joe Alika) made small groups of test pressings, all by
>> Victor, but only 2 records (4 sides) were released by the Alika Hawaiian
>> Trio, Vi 19591&  19735, both rec. Feb. 1925. They did not record for any
>> other label, so your record is fairly obscure. I would guess you have
>> "Hot Tamale Molly" as it was the most popular tune on the two records.
>> Nice find!
> Yes, that's the one.  Also found Aloha Oe on Brunswick, but the artist
> didn't sound very Hawaiian-- Irene Williams????
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