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Ray Kinney and His Royal Hawaiian Orchestra (1938)

In this 'Vitaphone Melody Master,' orchestra leader Ray Kinney sings Hawaiian songs while The Aloha Maids perform native dances.

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In this 'Vitaphone Melody Master,' orchestra leader Ray Kinney sings Hawaiian songs while The Aloha Maids perform native dances.

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1 October 1938 (USA)  »

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Melody Masters (1938-1939 season) #2: Ray Kinney and His Royal Hawaiian Orchestra  »

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Across the Sea
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Written by Ernest K. Kaai, Ray Kinney and Johnny Noble
Performed by Ray Kinney and His Orchestra
Dance performed by The Aloha Maids
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Decent Music Short
31 March 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Ray Kinney and His Royal Hawaiian ORchestra (1938)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Another in the long-running Vitaphone series that takes a look at (then) hot bands. This one, as the title would suggest, has a Hawaiian flavor as orchestra leader Ray Kinney plays a few different tunes while we look at a couple women doing a special dance to them. I've always enjoyed this series as we get to view some music that I'm sure most can't remember. This here isn't the most impressive I've seen but if you're curious about the type of music people were listening to in 1938 then that's enough of a reason to check this out. The film didn't feature a single song that I was familiar with but their arrangements weren't too bad even if none of them really jumped out at me. The sets are extremely fake looking as it's obvious they're on a soundstage but this isn't too distracting. The highlight is certainly the "Aloha Maids" and their dances.


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