THE GENIAL HAWAIIANS
In December 1933 Jim and Bob entered the recording studios for the one and only time. This single session produced 12 recordings of outstanding brilliance .
The duo become popular on Chicago radio station WENR, which they joined in 1928, and it was maybe surprising that it took a record label until 1933 before recording them. Even more puzzling is why there weren't any further sessions.
Several of their Victor sides are acknowledged as masterpieces of the pre WW 2 Hawaiian genre , such as The Song of the Range, By the Waters of Minnetonka and their versions of two standards of the day St Louis Blues and Hula Blues
30 October 2014