Felix Mendelssohn & His Hawaiian Serenaders !
Ah, sorry for the lack of posts, I have been quite busy lately.
Ok, that was very interesting.
Felix Mendelssohn (no, not him) had one of Britain's most popular bands in the 30s and 40s.
In the late 30's he became enamored with Hawaiian music and transformed the band into a Hawaiian style group complete with Hawaiian costumes and dancers and played music in Hawaiian style - often using genuine Hawaiian performers alongside British musicians.
They were heard regularly on the radio, seen on early TV work, and made a long and fascinating series of records between 1939 and 1951.
Felix Mendelssohn died, aged only 40, of Hodgkins’ Disease in Charing Cross Hospital on 4th February 1952.
Ouah Ouah Ouah.
Felix Mendelssohn & His Hawaiian Serenaders:
* Hawaiian War Chant *
* My Little Grass Shack *
* Strange Enchantment *
In memory of my tahitian bro, Mana Chenu