Ernest Paananen (December 26, 1879 – January 12, 1951) was a Finnish American violinist, singer and songwriter.
Paananen was born in Pihtipudas, and was married to the American musician Fanny Bay. His daughter, the actress Tuulikki Paananen, starred in several films. The family moved to the US in 1919. Paananen was mostly active as a violinist in Ohio, where he for a while was member of Cleveland Orchestra. As a singer and violinist, Paananen made 17 recordings with Antti Kosola's orchestra in New York City between 1929 and 1930. His most notable record was Muistatko vielä illan sen, to which he had wrote the lyrics. He died in New York City.
Birth and Death Data: Born December 26th, 1879 (Pihtipudas), Died January 12th, 1951
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1929
Roles Represented in DAHR: author, tenor vocal
Notes: Name appears in Victor ledgers as "Paanamen."
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-56713||10-in.||9/25/1929||Naimahommia||Paananen ja Kump||Comic scene, with piano, accordion, and traps||author|
|Victor||BVE-56714||10-in.||9/25/1929||Naimahommia||Paananen ja Kump||Comic scene, with piano, accordion, and traps||author|
|Victor||BVE-56715||10-in.||9/25/1929||Naimohommia||Paananen ja Kump||Comic scene, with piano, accordion, and traps||author|
|Victor||BVE-56716||10-in.||9/25/1929||Naimohommia||Paananen ja Kump||Comic scene, with piano, accordion, and traps||author|
|Victor||BVE-56717||10-in.||9/25/1929||Naimohommia||Paananen ja Kump||Comic scene, with piano, accordion, and traps||author|
|Victor||BVE-56718||10-in.||9/25/1929||Naimahommia||Paananen ja Kump||Comic scene, with piano, accordion, and traps||author|
|Victor||[Trial 1923-05-24-01]||10-in.||5/24/1923||Song of the loggers||Ernest Paananen||Male vocal solo, with piano||vocalist, tenor vocal|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Paananen, Ernest," accessed October 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110969.
Paananen, Ernest. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110969.
"Paananen, Ernest." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 October 2020.
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