Ray Kinney

Ray Kinney (September 26, 1900 – February 1, 1972) was a singer, musician, composer, orchestra leader, and performer on radio, stage and screen.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 26th, 1900 (Hilo), Died January 28th, 1972 (Honolulu)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, leader, songwriter, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-79241 10-in. 6/7/1934 Across the sea Charles Amalu Troupe Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Victor BS-051887 10-in. 7/18/1940 Marcella wahine Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet (Hawaiian) leader  
Victor BS-051888 10-in. 7/18/1940 Song of the islands Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet (Hawaiian) vocalist, leader  
Victor BS-051889 10-in. 7/18/1940 My tane Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) vocalist, leader  
Victor BS-051890 10-in. 7/18/1940 Island serenade Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) vocalist, composer, leader  
Victor BS-055541 10-in. 8/27/1940 A song of old Hawaii Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) vocalist, leader  
Victor BS-055542 10-in. 8/27/1940 South of Pago-Pago Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) vocalist, leader  
Victor BS-055559 10-in. 8/27/1940 Kane ohe Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble (Hawaiian) vocalist, leader  
Victor BS-055560 10-in. 8/27/1940 Rhythm of the waves Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio (Hawaiian) leader  
Victor BS-056465 10-in. 10/9/1940 Analani e Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet (Hawaiian) leader  
Victor BS-056466 10-in. 10/9/1940 Moon over Burma Alfred Apaka ; Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) leader  
Victor BS-056467 10-in. 10/9/1940 Just for you and me (In heavenly Hawaii) Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) vocalist, leader  
Victor BS-056468 10-in. 10/9/1940 Ke ka upu Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet (Hawaiian) leader, songwriter  
Victor BS-056469 10-in. 10/9/1940 Lovely hula hands Ray Kinney Hawaiian Quintet Instrumental quintet, with male vocal solo and vocal trio (Hawaiian) leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-056470 10-in. 10/9/1940 Hoonanao paka George Kainapau ; Ray Kinney Hawaiian Quartet Instrumental quartet, with male vocal solo and vocal trio (Hawaiian) leader  
Victor BS-058330 10-in. 12/9/1940 Uhe uhene Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio (Hawaiian) leader  
Victor BS-058331 10-in. 12/9/1940 Hawaii across the sea Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; George Kainapau ; Ray Kinney ; Henry Paul Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio (Hawaiian) leader, vocalist, songwriter  
Victor BS-058332 10-in. 12/9/1940 A million moons over Hawaii Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-058333 10-in. 12/9/1940 Blue seashells Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet (Hawaiian) leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-063819 10-in. 4/25/1941 Good-night aloha Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band (Hawaiian) vocalist, leader  
Victor BS-063820 10-in. 4/25/1941 The night we met in Honomu Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band (Hawaiian) leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-063821 10-in. 4/25/1941 Palola Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney ; Henry Paul Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio(Hawaiian) leader  
Victor BS-063822 10-in. 4/25/1941 Coral sunset Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band (Hawaiian) vocalist, leader  
Victor BS-066180 10-in. 7/3/1941 Blossom of Bali Alfred Apaka ; Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) leader  
Victor BS-066181 10-in. 7/3/1941 Twilight in Hawaii Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-066182 10-in. 7/3/1941 Not pau Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) vocalist, songwriter, leader  
Victor BS-066184 10-in. 7/3/1941 The white blossoms of Tah-ni Hawaiian Serenaders ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) vocalist, leader  
Victor BS-066185 10-in. 7/3/1941 Aloha, kuu ipo, aloha Hawaiian Serenaders ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-068708 10-in. 12/19/1941 Honolulu Harbor Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) leader, vocalist, songwriter  
Victor BS-068709 10-in. 12/19/1941 Leimana Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) leader, vocalist, songwriter  
Victor BS-068710 10-in. 12/19/1941 Blue shadows and white gardenias Alfred Apaka ; Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-068711 10-in. 12/19/1941 Sing me a song of the islands Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick C4706 10-in. 11/5/1929 I love you Hawaiians ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader, vocalist  
Brunswick C4707 10-in. 11/5/1929 When the sun goes down Hawaiians ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian); without vocal (take G) leader, vocalist  
Brunswick LAE99 10-in. Mar. 1928 Paauau waltz Ray Kinney Male vocal solo, with steel guitar vocalist  
Brunswick LAE113 10-in. Mar. 1928 Sweet lei lehua David Burrows Trio ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Ray Kinney Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and steel guitar trio vocalist  
Brunswick LAE118 10-in. Mar. 1928 Pua ke ilima Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Kamakau Glee Club ; Ray Kinney Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus vocalist  
Brunswick LAE126 10-in. Mar. 1928 Kuu lei aloha Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Kamakau Glee Club ; Ray Kinney Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo, vocal chorus, and Hawaiian guitars vocalist  
Brunswick LAE152 10-in. Mar. 1928 Like no a like Allan Akana ; Ray Kinney Male vocal duet, with Hawaiian guitars vocalist  
Brunswick LAE154 10-in. Mar. 1928 Garden of paradise Joseph Kamakau ; Ray Kinney Male vocal duet, with vocal chorus vocalist  
Brunswick LAE156 10-in. Mar. 1928 All because of you Ray Kinney Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus vocalist  
Brunswick LAE158 10-in. Mar. 1928 My luau girl Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Kamakau Glee Club ; Ray Kinney Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo and vocal chorus vocalist  
Brunswick LAE201 10-in. May 1928 Waipio (To Kahalelaukoa) David Burrows Trio ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Ray Kinney Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and steel guitar trio (Hawaiian) vocalist  
Brunswick LAE202 10-in. May 1928 Across the sea David Burrows Trio ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Ray Kinney Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and steel guitar trio (Hawaiian) vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick LAE204 10-in. May 1928 Maili lau liilii Sampson Akaka ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and steel guitar trio (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Brunswick LAE206 10-in. May 1928 Roselani David Burrows Trio ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Ray Kinney Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and steel guitar trio (Hawaiian) vocalist  
Brunswick LAE207 10-in. May 1928 I’ve been dreaming of a little girl like you David Burrows Trio ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Ray Kinney Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and steel guitar trio (Hawaiian) vocalist  
Brunswick LAE243 10-in. 8/16/1928 I can’t do without you Randolph’s Royal Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick LAE246 10-in. 8/17/1928 One, two, three, four Randolph’s Royal Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick LAE249½ 10-in. 8/18/1928 When you come back to me Randolph’s Royal Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick LAE455 10-in. 4/13/1929 Across the sea Earl Burtnett Biltmore Trio Male vocal trio, with vibraphone and string ensemble songwriter  
Brunswick LAE837 10-in. 7/8/1930 My Hawaiian song of love Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Ray Kinney ; Winona Love Female-male vocal duet, with guitars and vibraharp vocalist  
Brunswick LAE838 10-in. 7/8/1930 Honolulu Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Ray Kinney ; Winona Love Female-male vocal duet, with guitars and vibraharp vocalist  
Brunswick LAE133-LAE134 10-in. Mar. 1928 Honolulu Harbor Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Kamakau Glee Club ; Ray Kinney Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo, vocal chorus, and Hawaiian guitars vocalist  
Brunswick [Br cat 55022-b] 10-in. Mar. 1928 Sweet lei lehua Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Kamakau Glee Club ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus (Hawaiian) vocalist  
Brunswick E29176 10-in. 2/19/1929 Cradle of love Randolph’s Royal Hawaiians Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Brunswick E29182 10-in. 2/20/1929 Weary river Randolph’s Royal Hawaiians Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Brunswick E29373 10-in. Feb. 1929 What aloha means Randolph’s Royal Hawaiians Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Brunswick E29374 10-in. Feb. 1929 Lonely one Randolph’s Royal Hawaiians Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Decca 62866 10-in. 12/10/1937 Lullaby of the palms Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca 62867 10-in. 12/10/1937 Waipio Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca 62868 10-in. 12/10/1937 Kuu Ipo I Ka Hee Pue One Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca 62869 10-in. 12/10/1937 What are the wild waves saying? Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca 62870 10-in. 12/10/1937 In a canoe Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca 62871 10-in. 12/10/1937 My Vahine and me Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca 64392 10-in. 8/3/1938 Tahitian lullaby Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 64393 10-in. 8/3/1938 Hanohano hano lei Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 64394 10-in. 8/3/1938 When Hilo Hattie does the hilo pop Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 64395 10-in. 8/3/1938 So long but not for long, Aloha Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 64396 10-in. 8/3/1938 Queen hula Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 64397 10-in. 8/3/1938 Pua maka hala Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 64814 10-in. 12/15/1938 Nina wale na hala Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 64815 10-in. 12/15/1938 Mai Poina Oe I au Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 64816 10-in. 12/15/1938 Wahine U'i Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 64817 10-in. 12/15/1938 Hapa haole huia girl Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 64818 10-in. 12/15/1938 It's time to say Aloha Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 64894 10-in. 1/13/1939 Kuu Ipo Pua rose Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 64895 10-in. 1/13/1939 Ki Kal Nei au Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 64896 10-in. 1/13/1939 Hula lullaby Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 64897 10-in. 1/13/1939 Mi Nei Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 64898 10-in. 1/13/1939 Huallalai Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 64964 10-in. 1/31/1939 Kamaaina from Lahaina Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 64965 10-in. 1/31/1939 White ginger blossoms Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 64966 10-in. 1/31/1939 The cockeyed daughter Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 64967 10-in. 1/31/1939 Makala Pua Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 64968 10-in. 1/31/1939 I had to lova and leva on the lava Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 64969 10-in. 1/31/1939 Pili me Oe Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 66206 10-in. 8/28/1939 Hawaii sang me to sleep Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 66207 10-in. 8/28/1939 Maui girl Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 66208 10-in. 8/28/1939 Till we meet again Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 66209 10-in. 8/28/1939 Let the rest of the world go by Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 66649 10-in. 9/22/1939 Honolulu Ray Kinney ; Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 66947 10-in. 12/8/1939 Aloma Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 66948 10-in. 12/8/1939 Drowsy waters Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 66949 10-in. 12/8/1939 Yaaka huka hickey dula Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 66950 10-in. 12/8/1939 Hawaiian love Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca 66951 10-in. 12/8/1939 Sweet Hawaiian moonlight Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca DLA 193 10-in. 7/10/1935 Little brown gal Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 194 10-in. 7/10/1935 Across the sea Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 195 10-in. 7/10/1935 On our parting day Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 196 10-in. 7/10/1935 For you a lei Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 197 10-in. 7/10/1935 Kaneohe hula Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 198 10-in. 7/10/1935 What Aloha means Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 199 10-in. 7/10/1935 Haleuva hula Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 200 10-in. 7/10/1935 Papalina lahilahi Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 204 10-in. 7/16/1935 Anapau Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 206 10-in. 7/16/1935 Kamea u'i hula Dick McIntire and his Harmony Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca DLA 207 10-in. 7/17/1935 My hula lady Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 208 10-in. 7/17/1935 It's just an old Hawaiian custom Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 209 10-in. 7/17/1935 Maile lau liilii Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 210 10-in. 7/17/1935 Pulupe Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 211 10-in. 7/22/1935 The cockeyed mayor of Kaunakakai Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 212 10-in. 7/22/1935 Beneath a banyan tree Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 213 10-in. 7/22/1935 Hawaii, in the heart of me Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 214 10-in. 7/22/1935 That's what the lei said to me Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 354 10-in. 5/1/1936 Pretty red hibiscus Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 355 10-in. 5/1/1936 On a coconut island Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 356 10-in. 5/1/1936 To you sweetheart, Aloha Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 357 10-in. 5/1/1936 Dancing under the stars Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 363 10-in. 5/19/1936 Flowered isles Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 364 10-in. 5/19/1936 Farewell Malihini Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 366 10-in. 5/19/1936 Kukuna Oka la Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 367 10-in. 5/19/1936 Leahi Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 368 10-in. 5/19/1936 Palace in paradise Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 369 10-in. 5/22/1936 Trade wind Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 370 10-in. 5/22/1936 Hawaiian hospitality Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 371 10-in. 5/22/1936 Don't play Alohe Oe when I go Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 372 10-in. 5/22/1936 Meleana E Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 373 10-in. 5/27/1936 If your Aloha means I love you Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 374 10-in. 5/27/1936 Ueku hene Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 375 10-in. 5/27/1936 Do the hula Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 376 10-in. 5/27/1936 Moku kia kahi Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 623 10-in. 10/5/1936 It happened at Waialae Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 624 10-in. 10/5/1936 Honolulu honeymoon Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 625 10-in. 10/5/1936 Dusky Polynesian Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 626 10-in. 10/5/1936 What more can I say after I say I'm sorry Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 639 10-in. 11/30/1936 The palm trees sing Aloha Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 640 10-in. 11/30/1936 Tropical madness Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 641 10-in. 11/30/1936 Tropic love Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 642 10-in. 11/30/1936 When the April showers reach Hawaii Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 652 10-in. 12/4/1936 Hawaii calls Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 653 10-in. 12/4/1936 Pua Aloha Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 654 10-in. 12/4/1936 Holoholo kaa (Car ride hula) Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 655 10-in. 12/4/1936 Our last Hawaiian moon Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 656 10-in. 12/4/1936 Lovely night Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 657 10-in. 12/4/1936 Kilakila Haleakala Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 665 10-in. 12/16/1936 Under a tropical moon Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 666 10-in. 12/16/1936 Hula lullaby Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 667 10-in. 12/16/1936 Hawaiian souvenirs Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 668 10-in. 12/16/1936 By an old sugar mill in Hawaii Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 1195 10-in. 4/7/1938 Ulili E Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca DLA 1196 10-in. 4/7/1938 Song of Old Hawaii Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca DLA 1197 10-in. 4/7/1938 Aloha ia no o Maui Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca DLA 1198 10-in. 4/7/1938 Manuela boy Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca DLA 1199 10-in. 4/7/1938 Mauna Kea Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca DLA 1200 10-in. 4/7/1938 Coral isle Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians vocalist  
Decca DLA 1975 10-in. 4/11/1940 Ulelani Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 1976 10-in. 4/11/1940 Hookipa paka Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 1977 10-in. 4/11/1940 On a Honolulu hula holiday Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 1978 10-in. 4/11/1940 Hawaii's charm Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 1979 10-in. 4/11/1940 Kona moon Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca DLA 1980 10-in. 4/11/1940 When my dreamboat sails tonight Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca L 6470 10/5/1951 Mapuana Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca L 6471 10/5/1951 Not Pau Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca L 6472 10/5/1951 Storybook island Ray Kinney vocalist  
Decca L 6473 10/5/1951 Heaven in blue Hawaii Ray Kinney vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kinney, Ray," accessed January 16, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106411.

Kinney, Ray. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 16, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106411.

"Kinney, Ray." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 January 2021.

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