An American branch of the British record company, Decca Records, was launched in 1934.
Soon, numerous Hawaiian stars were recording Decca 78-rpms in the 1930s and 1940s.
Decca embraced the new post-war record formats, adopting the 33 1/3-rpm LP in 1949, and the 45-rpm singles format a couple of years later.
As 78-rpms were phased out in the mid-1950s, the new formats used Hi-Fi technology, the pre-cursor to stereo.
Today, we’ll celebrate the early recorded legacy of Decca Hi-Fi from the Territorial Airwaves archives.
This week's playlist:
1- Alika – Andy Cummings & his Hawaiian Serenaders
2- Akaka Falls – Lena Machado w/ Dick McIntire
3- Kawohikukapulani – Mahi Beamer
4- Na Kuahiwi Elima – Mahi Beamer
5- Kuwili – Sonny Kamaka & the Beach Boys
6- Kaloaloa –Kalakaua Aylett w/ Billy Hew-Len
7- Hula O Makee – Billy Hew-Len & Moana Serenaders
8- I’m A Downhearted Tahitian Cowboy – Andy Cummings
9- Sunshine, the Beach Boy – Andy Cummings
10- My Waikiki Girl – Andy Cummings
11- What Aloha Means – Alfred Apaka
Length: 52:53 Released on: 02-20-2015 Artist/Compiled by: Various Decca Artists