Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra

The Green Brothers Novelty Band were a recording act consisting of brothers Joe Green (1892–1939) and George Hamilton Green (1893–1970), xylophone artists along with younger brother Lew Green (1909–1992), from Omaha, Nebraska.

Joe Green died in 1939 after an operation. Soon afterward, George retired from the music business to work as a cartoonist from his home in Woodstock, NY. George Green died in 1970.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-26323 10-in. 4/28/1922 Kicky-koo, kicky-koo (You for me, me for you) Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with guitars (Hawaiian) Musical group  
Victor B-26324 10-in. 4/28/1922 Moon river Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-31445 10-in. 11/25/1924 Down Hawaii way Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-31446 10-in. 11/25/1924 When it's love-time in Hawaii Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor B-32029 10-in. 2/27/1925 My Honolulu dream girl Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra [i.e., Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra] Jazz/dance band (Hawaiian) Musical group  
Victor B-32030 10-in. 2/27/1925 In the heart of Hawaii Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra [i.e., Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra] Jazz/dance band (Hawaiian) Musical group  
Victor BVE-33869 10-in. 11/13/1925 Sweet blue bird (Take my love a message) Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with whistling Musical group  
Victor BVE-33870 10-in. 11/13/1925 Honeymoon waltz Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BVE-34185 10-in. 12/30/1925 La chapinia Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BVE-34186 10-in. 12/30/1925 O Katharina! Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BVE-35349 10-in. 4/27/1926 Titina Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BVE-57993 10-in. 1/15/1930 The wedding of the winds Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BVE-57994 10-in. 1/15/1930 A bunch of roses Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BVE-62740 10-in. 6/23/1930 Somewhere in old Wyoming Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BVE-62741 10-in. 6/23/1930 Lo-lo Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BVE-63104 10-in. 7/2/1930 Admiration Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BVE-63105 10-in. 7/2/1930 Maori Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W140446 10-in. 3/18/1925 Love song Xylo-Rimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W140461 10-in. 3/24/1925 Just a little kiss from you Xylo-Rimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W140562 10-in. 4/29/1925 Carolina sweetheart Xylo-Rimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W140563 10-in. 4/29/1925 Dark Hawaiian eyes Xylo-Rimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W140780 10-in. 7/22/1925 Sometime Xylo-Rimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W140781 10-in. 7/22/1925 Pearl of Hawaii Xylo-Rimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 141090 10-in. 10/2/1925 Wondering Franklyn Baur ; Marimba Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia 141091 10-in. 10/2/1925 Lullaby Lane Franklyn Baur ; Marimba Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia 141092 10-in. 10/2/1925 Magic love Marimba Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W141267 10-in. 11/16/1925 Sunny smiles of Hawaii Franklyn Baur ; Xylo-Rimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W141268 10-in. 11/16/1925 Sweet Hawaiian dreams Franklyn Baur ; Xylo-Rimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W143387 10-in. 2/3/1927 My sweetheart waltz Xylo-Rimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W143388 10-in. 2/3/1927 Along Miami shore Xylo-Rimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W148068 10-in. 3/13/1929 Sweet Hawaiian dream girl Green Brothers' Novelty Marimba Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W148069 10-in. 3/13/1929 Underneath the blue Hawaiian skies Green Brothers' Novelty Marimba Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W150919 10-in. 10/31/1930 Waiting for you Joe Green's Marimba Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W150920 10-in. 10/31/1930 Drifting and dreaming Joe Green's Marimba Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W150921 10-in. 10/31/1930 Drifting on to Avalon Joe Green's Marimba Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W150922 10-in. 10/31/1930 My Missouri home Joe Green's Marimba Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W151371 10-in. 3/3/1931 Waiting for you Joe Green's Marimba Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet Musical group  
Columbia W151372 10-in. 3/3/1931 Little sweetheart of the mountains Joe Green's Marimba Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet Musical group  
Columbia W151390 10-in. 3/3/1931 For you Joe Green's Marimba Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh S-7630 10-in. Oct. 1920 The hula blues OKeh Marimba Band Marimba band Musical group  
OKeh S-7631 10-in. Oct. 1920 Sleepy Hollow OKeh Marimba Band Marimba band Musical group  
OKeh S-7656 10-in. Nov. 1920 Dreamy paradise Okeh Marimba Band Marimba band Musical group  
OKeh S-7657 10-in. Nov. 1920 Just we two Okeh Marimba Band Marimba band Musical group  
OKeh S-70198 10-in. Sept. 1921 Drowsy head OKeh Marimba Band Marimba band Musical group  
OKeh S-70199 10-in. Sept. 1921 Hawaii OKeh Marimba Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh S-70200 10-in. Sept. 1921 Sleepy head OKeh Marimba Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh S-72142 10-in. Dec. 1923 Memory's garden Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh S-72143 10-in. Dec. 1923 On the golden shore Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 18826 10-in. 10/23/1928 Four little blackberries Green Brothers' Novelty Marimba Band Marimba band Musical group  
Edison 18827 10-in. 10/23/1928 A bunch of roses Green Brothers' Novelty Marimba Band Marimba band Musical group  
Edison N-522 10-in. 10/23/1928 Four little blackberries Green Brothers' Novelty Marimba Band Marimba band Musical group  
Edison N-523 10-in. 10/23/1928 A bunch of roses Green Brothers' Novelty Marimba Band Marimba band Musical group  
Decca 38395 10-in. 8/23/1934 Song of the islands Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38396 10-in. 8/23/1934 One-two-three-four Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38397 10-in. 8/23/1934 Shine on harvest moon Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38398 10-in. 8/23/1934 Drifting and dreaming Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38399 10-in. 8/23/1934 Silver sands of love Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38400 10-in. 8/23/1934 Aloha Oe Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38401 10-in. 8/23/1934 Ka-lu-a Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38402 10-in. 8/23/1934 Sweet Hawaiian moonlight Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38403 10-in. 8/23/1934 On the beach at Waikiki Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38404 10-in. 8/23/1934 My little grass shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38405 10-in. 8/23/1934 Blue Hawaii Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38406 10-in. 8/23/1934 Monastery bells Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 63341 10-in. 2/25/1938 That nauohtv waltz Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 63342 10-in. 2/25/1938 A garland of old-fashioned roses Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 63343 10-in. 2/25/1938 Missouri waltz Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 63344 10-in. 2/25/1938 That little boy of mine Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 63345 10-in. 2/25/1938 Underneath the mellow moon Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 63346 10-in. 2/25/1938 Mammy's lullaby Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 63347 10-in. 2/25/1938 Beautiful Ohio Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 63348 10-in. 2/25/1938 Love's ship Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 63349 10-in. 2/25/1938 I'm forever blowing bubbles Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 63350 10-in. 2/25/1938 I love you best of all Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 63351 10-in. 2/25/1938 Land of my sunset dreams Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 63352 10-in. 2/25/1938 Lonesome, that's all Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 65244 10-in. 3/22/1939 It's an old-fashioned locket Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 65245 10-in. 3/22/1939 Don't you remember the time? Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 65246 10-in. 3/22/1939 Never break a promise Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 65247 10-in. 3/22/1939 Say you'll be mine Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Musical group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra," accessed February 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113291.

Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113291.

"Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 February 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113291

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