101 Strings ‎– In A Hawaiian Paradise

Somerset ‎– SF-12800, Stereo-Fidelity ‎– SF-12800
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The sound of warmth and magnificence with Hawaiian guitars, ukeles and the Beachcomber Chorus.

Stereo-Fidelity Records are manufactured by Miller International Co., Media, Penn., U.S.A.

This stereophonic 33 ⅓ R.P.M. long playing record has been mastered employing the Westrex cutter head system driven by a Sculley lathe. We do not claim full fidelity when played on a monaural phonograph. This is a stereo recording manufactured to the highest stereophonic audio standards.

The World's First Stereo Scored Orchestra
The lush magnificence and stereo depth of "101" Strings is due to a combination of factors. First in importance, is the concept of scoring for the strings. The necessity of using 101 string instruments is to utilize various harmonies and voicing and not weaken the dynamics or quality of any one line when playing counter lines. This is particularly important with the violins and violas, and creates a wonderful rich channel separation for stereo recording. The listener will note that at times the melody line is in full presence, and possibly a full and lovely counter line is being played, without sacrificing the full dynamic value of either. Secondly, the original performances have been recorded under the most exacting audio engineering standards with specially designed microphones with characteristics to compensate for any possible distortion from the tremendous bass frequency response in cello and string bass. Third, and of extreme importance, are the players themselves. They represent the finest musicians in Europe today. There are, in fact, eleven concertmeisters in the first chairs.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side A): S F 1 2 8 0 0 A 5-1-61 A II I
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side B): S F 1 2 8 0 0 B 11-1-60 A I
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, sides A & B): Audio Matrix
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, sides A & B): Bell Sound

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
P-12800 101 Strings In A Hawaiian Paradise(LP, Album, Mono) Somerset P-12800 US 1961 Sell This Version
EMB 31288 101 Strings In A Hawaiian Paradise(LP, Album, Mono) Embassy EMB 31288 Greece 1972 Sell This Version
SF 128 101 Strings In A Hawaiian Paradise(LP) Stereo-Fidelity SF 128 Canada 1961 Sell This Version
RL-518 101 Strings In A Hawaiian Paradise(LP, Album, Mono) Somerset RL-518 Germany 1961 Sell This Version
SF-12800 101 Strings In A Hawaiian Paradise(LP, Album) Somerset, Stereo-Fidelity SF-12800 US 1960 Sell This Version