Item PR2308 - George Lake audio disc

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George Lake audio disc

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    George "Keoki" Lake was born in 1928 in Edmonton, Alberta and lived in Edmonton throughout his life. He began playing music in his teens. His work included teaching music for stringed instruments and performing music. He is especially known for his mastery of the Hawaiian steel guitar. From 1947 until 1952, he hosted a 30 minute radio program on CKUA called "Hawaiian Sunset". His nickname, "Keoki", is the Hawaiian translation of "George". In 1959, when this recording took place, he was playing regularly with Mac Cameron and Tommy Doran at the Edmonton Derrick Club. George Lake and his wife Mary retired in Edmonton.

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        Item is a 10 33 1/3rpm microgroove disc music recording, recorded at CKUA Radio in Edmonton on September 19, 1959. Recording contains three tracks totaling 11 minutes in length. Artists performing on the disc are Edmonton musicians George Lake (string bass), Mac Cameron (vibes), Tommy Doran (drums), Jack Winterton (clarinet and vocals) and Tommy Banks (piano). Recording engineer: Alex Rankin. The music on the recording is popular music of the time: When the Saints Go Marching In, If I Had You and What a Difference a Day Makes. "

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