Bird Of Paradise. 1912 Ny. Original Hawaiian Cast. Victor 65339, 65345, 65348. For Sale
Bird of Paradise. 1912 NY. Original Hawaiian Cast. Victor 65339, 65345, 65348.
65338-A.Maid of Honolul. S.M. Kalawe, ten;, with Hawaiian Quintette and Hawaiian Stringed Instruments
65338-B Kawiliwiliwai. W.B.J. Aeko, bass; with Hawaiian Quintette and Hawaiian Stringed Instruments
65345-A Mauna Kea (Sacred Dancing Hula Song). S.M. Kalawe, ten with Hawaiian Quintette
65345-B Waialae (Waltz Song) Hawaiian Quintette
65348-A. Aloha oe. Hawaiian Quintette, with. Hawaiian Stringed Instruments
65348-B Kuu Home. S.M Kaiawe, ten, with Hawaiian Quintette and Hawaiian Stringed Instruments.
This Broadway show opened January 8, 1912 and ran for 112 performances. I do not know if other selections from "Bird of Paradise" were issued as well. This original cast recording is said to have iniitiated the craze for Hawaiian music in the U.S. and elsewhere and contributed to theukulele's popularity during the jazz age.It's pretty unusual for this may selections with the original cast members to be recording this early.
Therecordingswere made in April, 1913, I assume during or after the show toured the U.S.
Note: 65345 does not mention "Bird of Paradise" but the internet listing for this production includes these 2 selection with the above cast. members
Thses were ilisted in Victorr's Foreign Language series rather than the general popular music block as is the case with many of the follow-uo Hawaiian music titles.
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