22 Jun 2019

Worlds of Music Ep142 June 22- June 25 2019 featuring Pixie Williams

From Worlds of Music, 2:00 pm on 22 June 2019
Blue Smoke released 1949

Blue Smoke released 1949 Photo: Supplied

 

Episode 142 features an interview about a record that laid the foundation for our local recording industry when it was first released in 1949. The song Blue Smoke is the first record wholly produced in New Zealand - from composition to pressing. Written by Ruru Karaitiana and sung by Pixie Williams, the 78 rpm disc of Blue Smoke went on to sell over 50,000 copies for the New Zealand-owned TANZA record label … meaning To Assist New Zealand Artists.The interview was recorded in 2011 with Pixie Williams' daughter, Amelia Costello, plus Chris Bourke, the author of the defining book ‘Blue Smoke - The Lost Dawn of New Zealand Popular Music 1918–1964’ and Tim Fraser who supervised sound restoration of a record that launched the NZ Recording Industry 70 years ago. 

 

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Music Details

 

 

3MA (Ballake Sissoko, Driss el Maloumi, Rajery
Moustique
Ballake Sissoko, Driss el Maloumi, Rajery
Anarouz
Six Degrees


Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko
Alkalo
Kiya Tabassian, Ablaye Cissoko
Traversées
Constantinople, kora & ko


Pixie Williams
Blue Smoke
Ruru Karaitiana
 For The Record - The Pixie Williams Collection 1949 - 1951
Blue Smoke Records


Toumani Diabaté
Cantelowes
Toumani Diabaté
The Mande Variations
World Circuit 2008


Blick Bassy
Tell Me
Blick Bassy
Akö (Deluxe Version)
No Format


Ane Brun
Sonnet 138: When My Love Swears That He Is Made of Truth
Words: William Shakespeare, music: Ane Brun
Single: Sonnet 138: When My Love Swears That He Is Made of Truth
Balloon Ranger


Nobuntu
Nobunto click song
Nobuntu
Obabes beMbube ('Women of Mbube')
10th Distinct Music


Pixie Williams
Ain't It A Shame
Ruru Karaitiana
For The Record – The Pixie Williams Collection
Blue Smoke Records


Pixie Williams
Senorita
Ruru Karaitiana
For The Record – The Pixie Williams Collection
Blue Smoke Records


Pixie Williams
Blue Smoke
Ruru Karaitiana
For The Record – The Pixie Williams Collection
Blue Smoke Records


Pixie Williams
Maori Land
Sam Freedman
For The Record – The Pixie Williams Collection
Blue Smoke Records


Pixie Williams
Maori Rhythm
D. Vincent
For The Record – The Pixie Williams Collection
Blue Smoke Records


Pixie Williams
Bell Bird Serenade
Colin O’Connell
For The Record – The Pixie Williams Collection
Blue Smoke Records


Pixie Williams
Let's Talk It Over
 Ruru Karaitiana
For The Record – The Pixie Williams Collection
Blue Smoke Records


Pixie Williams
Saddle Hill
Ruru Karaitiana
For The Record – The Pixie Williams Collection
Blue Smoke Records


Pixie Williams
Windy City
Ruru Karaitiana
For The Record – The Pixie Williams Collection
Blue Smoke Records


Pixie Williams
Sailing Along On A Moonbeam
Rayling
For The Record – The Pixie Williams Collection
Blue Smoke Records

 

Blue Smoke recorded by Pixie Williams 1949

Blue Smoke recorded by Pixie Williams 1949 Photo: Supplied


Opium Moon
Caravan
Opium Moon
Opium Moon
Opium Moon