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Wire recordings of Japanese performers in Sacramento, California (Collection LSC 2120)
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Box 1, Item 1

Wire one. 1950 December 10.

Scope and Content

Begins with a short concert (approximately 17 minutes long) performed by unknown Japanese or Japanese-American artists on December 10, 1950 in Sacramento. The concert is followed by poorly recorded material and the end of the reel is unrecorded.
Box 1, Item 2

Wire two. circa 1950 December.

Scope and Content

Short concert, measured at approximately 20 minutes in length and performed by unknown Japanese or Japanese-American artists. The remainder of the reel is unrecorded. The wire reel box is labelled "Xmas Program."
Box 1, Item 3

Wire three. circa 1950 June.

Scope and Content

Concert, approximately 49 minutes in length, performed by Misora Hibari and Kawada Haruhisa on June 24 or 25, 1950. Hibari sings six songs including "Minato Chanson," "Hey Hey Boogie," "Kopekachiita," "Kanashiki Kuchibue," "Kappa Boogie," and "Boogie ni Ukarete." Haruhisa does a 20 minute comedy routine on Hawaii performances. The beginning and the end of the recording are abrupt, so it is most likely a partial recording of the concert. Wire Three contains the same content as Wire Four.
Box 1, Item 4

Wire four. circa 1950 June.

Scope and Content

Concert, approximately 49 minutes in length, performed by Misora Hibari and Kawada Haruhisa on June 24 or 25, 1950. Hibari sings six songs including "Minato Chanson," "Hey Hey Boogie," "Kopekachiita," "Kanashiki Kuchibue," "Kappa Boogie," and "Boogie ni Ukarete." Haruhisa does a 20 minute comedy routine on Hawaii performances. The beginning and the end of the recording are abrupt, so it is most likely a partial recording of the concert. Wire Four contains the same content as Wire Three.
Box 5, Item 5

Wire five. circa 1950 June.

Scope and Content

Second half of a partially recorded concert, approximately 27 minutes in length, performed by Misora Hibari and Kawada Haruhisa on either Jun 24 or 25, 1950. Kawada Haruhisa performs a comedy routine that includes jokes about Tokyo, and Misora Hibari performs "Shamisen Boogie," "Uta-iri Kanon-kyo," and "Buttons and Bows."
Box 1, Item 6

Wire six. circa 1950.

Scope and Content

Short concert, approximately 15 minutes long, performed by unknown Japanese or Japanese-American performers. The wire and audio content are in poor condition, and the wire recording case is labelled "not good."
Box 1, Item 7

Wire seven. circa 1950.

Scope and Content

Part of a concert performed by Hamako Watanabe, Kouta Katsutaro, Sato Keiko, and perhaps other unidentified singers. The recording ends abruptly after 15 minutes, and the remainder of the reel is unrecorded. Songs include "Any Yama Kage," "Nagasaki Ocho-san," "Oranada-bune," "Nagasaki no kane," and "Zuru-chin boy."
Box 1, Item 8

Wire eight. circa 1950.

Scope and Content

Concert performed by Yamaguchi Yoshiko (Shirley Yamaguchi) and a speech by Bert E. Geisreiter, Mayor of Sacramento (1950-1951). The recording is approximately 51 minutes in length.
Box 1, Item 9

Wire nine. circa 1950.

Scope and Content

The last performance of Ryoichi Hattori, Shizuko Kasagi and Tomiko Hattori's 1950 American tour. Songs performed include "Boogie Wookie Musume," "Kosame no oka," "Hakata Boogie Woogie," "Sakura Boogie Woogie," "Kaimono Boogie," "Bye Bye Shanghai," "Hey Hey Boogie," "Sekohan Musume," "Ginza Can Can Musume," and "Shamisen Boogie."
Box 1, Item 10

Wire ten. circa 1950.

Scope and Content

Partial concert recording, approximately 36 minutes long, of an unidentified female Japanese or Japanese-American performer. The program also includes a Japanese Spike Jones routine, Ted Mack's Amateur Hour segment, and two shamisen pieces. The remainder of the wire is unrecorded.
Box 11, Item 11

Wire eleven. circa 1950.

Scope and Content

Partial concert recording, approximately 17 minutes in length, performed by unidentified Japanese or Japanese-American singers, possibly the same unidentified performers captured in the other wire recordings. The exterior of the wire recording box is labelled "Kamuro."
Box 1, Item 12

Wire twelve. circa 1950.

Scope and Content

An "Artists Embassy" radio recital, approximately 25 minutes long. The show, hosted by Althya Youngman, features music from Japan including five performers, four sisters and one man.