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Frank Ferera

Frank Ferera (June 12, 1885 - June 26, 1951) was a Hawaiian musician who recorded successfully between 1915 and 1930. He was the first star of Hawaiian music and influenced many later artists.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 12th, 1885 (Honolulu)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, steel guitar, leader, composer, ukulele, banjo, songwriter, conductor

Recordings (Results 176-200 of 458 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 81369 10-in. 11/26/1923 Twenty-five years from now Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with steel guitar instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 81399 10-in. 12/8/1923 I still believe in you Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Quintet Instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 81400 10-in. 12/8/1923 Love is all I ask of you Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Quartet Instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 81666 10-in. 4/4/1924 I'll have vanilla Eddie Cantor ; Frank Ferera Male vocal solo, with ukulele instrumentalist, ukulele  
Columbia 81667 10-in. 4/4/1924 On a windy day 'way down in Waikiki Eddie Cantor ; Frank Ferera Male vocal solo, with ukulele instrumentalist, ukulele  
Columbia 81687 10-in. 4/15/1924 Honolulu Bay Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Quartet Instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) composer, instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 81688 10-in. 4/15/1924 Kilima waltz Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Quartet Instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 81968 10-in. 8/30/1924 Moana chimes Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Sextet Instrumental sextet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 81969 10-in. 8/30/1924 Under the South Sea palms Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Sextet Instrumental sextet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 140136 10-in. 11/13/1924 The prisoner's song Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 140137 10-in. 11/13/1924 Ain't-ya comin' out to-night Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 140150 10-in. 11/25/1924 De clouds are gwine to roll away Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 140218 10-in. 12/31/1924 Hawaiian love nest Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Quartet Instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 140219 10-in. 12/31/1924 Can you bring back the heart I gave you? Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Quartet Instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 140375 10-in. 1/30/1925 Waters of Waikiki Ferera and Paaluhi Steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar, composer  
Columbia 49015 12-in. 12/1/1916 Smiles, then kisses Al Bernard ; Frank Ferera ; Helen Louise Guitar duet (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 49016 12-in. 12/1/1916 Ukelela one step Al Bernard ; Frank Ferera ; Helen Louise Guitar duet (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 98019 12-in. 3/20/1922 South Sea sweethearts Ferera and Franchini ; Prince's Dance Orchestra Orchestra, with guitar effect (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W140423 10-in. 3/10/1925 The St. Louis blues Ferera and Paaluhi Guitar-steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W140424 10-in. 3/10/1925 In the heart of Hawaii Ferera and Paaluhi Guitar-steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W140539 10-in. 4/20/1925 Isle of Oahu Frank Ferera ; John K. Paaluhi Steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar, composer  
Columbia W140540 10-in. 4/20/1925 Waters of Waikiki Frank Ferera ; John K. Paaluhi Steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) composer, instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W140559 10-in. 4/27/1925 Aloma Columbians Jazz/dance band, with steel guitar instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W140753 10-in. 7/7/1925 The farmer's dream Frank Ferera Steel guitar solo instrumentalist, steel guitar, composer  
Columbia W140754 10-in. 7/7/1925 Dreamy nights in Honolulu Frank Ferera ; John K. Paaluhi Steel guitar and guitar duet instrumentalist, steel guitar  
(Results 176-200 of 458 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ferera, Frank," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106996.

Ferera, Frank. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106996.

"Ferera, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106996

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