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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 201-225 of 458 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W140852 10-in. 8/14/1925 Dark Hawaiian eyes Ferera and Paaluhi Steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W140861 10-in. 8/25/1925 Drowsy moon Ferera and Paaluhi Steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) composer, instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W140862 10-in. 8/25/1925 My Hawaiian evening star Ferera and Paaluhi Steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W141386 10-in. 12/11/1925 Honeymoon waltz Ferera and Paaluhi Steel guitar duet instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W141387 10-in. 12/11/1925 Venetian Isles Ferera and Paaluhi Steel guitar duet instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W141469 10-in. 1/7/1926 Hawaiian sweetheart of mine Frank Ferera ; Lewis James ; John K. Paaluhi Guitar and steel guitar duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W141470 10-in. 1/7/1926 Love dreams of Lula Lu Frank Ferera ; Lewis James ; John K. Paaluhi Guitar and steel guitar duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W141513 10-in. 1/19/1926 Sweet Hawaiian shores Frank Ferera ; John K. Paaluhi Steel guitar solo, with guitar composer, instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W141514 10-in. 1/19/1926 Pu-lu manu Frank Ferera ; John K. Paaluhi Steel guitar solo, with guitar composer, instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W141762 10-in. 3/4/1926 Always Frank Ferera ; John K. Paaluhi Steel guitar, with guitar (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W141763 10-in. 3/4/1926 Lady of Waikiki Frank Ferera ; John K. Paaluhi Steel guitar, with guitar (Hawaiian) composer, instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W141978 10-in. 4/16/1926 Laughing eyes Frank Ferera ; John K. Paaluhi Steel guitar solo, with guitar instrumentalist, steel guitar, composer  
Columbia W141979 10-in. 4/16/1926 Golden showers Frank Ferera ; John K. Paaluhi Steel guitar solo, with guitar instrumentalist, steel guitar, composer  
Columbia W142211 10-in. 5/15/1926 Golden showers Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Quintet Instrumental quintet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar, composer  
Columbia W142212 10-in. 5/15/1926 Hawaiian sunset Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Quintet ; Harry J. Lincoln Instrumental quintet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W142273 10-in. 6/2/1926 Iyone—my own Iyone Frank Ferera ; Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with steel guitar and male vocal solo instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W142808 10-in. 10/13/1926 In a garden of Hawaii Frank Ferera ; Franzis Paaluhi ; John K. Paaluhi 2 steel guitars and ukulele (Hawaiian) composer, instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W142809 10-in. 10/13/1926 Kona waltz Frank Ferera ; Franzis Paaluhi ; John K. Paaluhi 2 steel guitars and ukulele (Hawaiian) composer, instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W146432 10-in. 6/12/1928 Was it a dream? Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio ; Annette Hanshaw Instrumental trio, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W146433 10-in. 6/12/1928 For old times' sake Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio ; Annette Hanshaw Instrumental trio, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W147007 10-in. 9/18/1928 Jeannine I dream of lilac time Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio ; Danny Meyers Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W147008 10-in. 9/18/1928 One, two, three, four Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio ; Danny Meyers Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W148886 10-in. 8/16/1929 Singin' in the rain Ferera's Golden Hawaiians Jazz/dance band (Hawaiian) leader  
Columbia W148887 10-in. 8/16/1929 My song of the Nile Ferera's Golden Hawaiians Jazz/dance band (Hawaiian) leader  
Columbia W151599 10-in. 6/12/1931 Maybe it's the moon Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo leader  
(Results 201-225 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.

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

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