[78-L] Jack Penewell query
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Tue Aug 25 13:19:46 PDT 2020
You'll find interesting info here:
On 2020-08-25 19:23, Malcolm wrote:
> Recently I won an oddity at auction I'm having no little trouble doing
> research on. Here's the discographic data I've compiled so far: JOHN
> M. HANERT as Organ Solo (Hanert): John Marshall Hanert, org prob.
> Madison, WImc. 1952 E2KB 5802She's My Sweetheart Leilani From
> WaikikiPenewell no# - Side 1 E2KB 7397What Good Is Alimony?Penewell
> no# - Side 2 Penewell no# - Side 2 of no Hawaiian interest (Franky
> Day) John Marshall Hanert was one of the inventors of the Hammond
> Organ (re Wiki). Penewell refers to Jack Penewell, the same Jack
> Penewell that invented the double-necked guitar and recorded for
> Autograph and Paramount back in the early days of electric recording.
> Penewell was a multi-instrumentalist and lived mostly in Madison,
> Wisconsin. After WW2 he had a store in Madison. What kind of store is
> still unknown but he evidently was the producer of the Hanert record
> c. 1952. It is a personal record pressed by Victor as the matrix
> shows. UCSB has no info on it, or any other personal record pressed by
> Victor, as far as I can tell. The white label has a blank masthead (no
> record name at 12:00) but Penewell's name is printed at the 6:00
> position, along with Madison, Wisconsin. I am so led to believe that
> he produced and sold this (and other?) private pressings out of his
> shop. That's all I've got on either Hanert or Penewell's later life.
> Any further help here? Thanks in advance, Malcolm
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