|Wesley M. Thorsson Collection|
Wesley M. Thorsson was born in New Jersey on October 9, 1923, and he passed away in his adopted home of Hawaii at the age of 93 on March 17, 2017.
After graduating from the Coast Guard Academy in 1943, he and his family were stationed in Honolulu, where he retired as a Captain in 1968.
Then he began a career with Dillingham.
Wes’s passion was scuba diving and shell collecting.
His shell collection is now displayed at the Bishop Museum and the Smithsonian Institute.
So we’ll dive into our records archives to hear these classic recordings.
Today, we’ll share 45rpm singles and EPs from the Wesley M. Thorsson Collection.
Mahalo to his daughter Karen for sharing her father’s music.
This week's playlist:
1- Anapau – John K. Almeida
2- Lei Hulu – Dorothy Kalima & K Sisters
3- Noho Paipai – Freckles Lyons & his Beachboys
4- Goodbye Honolulu – Freckles Lyons & his BBoys
5- E Ku’u Tutu – Vickie Ii & Tropic Islanders
6- Kealoha – George Kainapau
7- Becky, I Ain’t Coming Home No More – Clara Inter
8- My Island Love – Merilee w/ Tropic Islanders
9- Wakare No Iso Chidori – George Naope
10- Aloha Hawaii – John K. Almeida’s Hawaiians
11- E Ku’u Lei – George Kainapau
Released on: 10-06-2017
Artist/Compiled by: Various Artists
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