George de Fretes

George de Fretes

Real Name:
George de Fretes
Profile:
Indonesian artist, born in Bandoeng on December 23, 1921. From a young age he started to teach himself to play ukulele and Hawaiian guitar, by listening to records by Sol Hoopii and Andy Iona Long. In 1938 he formed The Royal Hawaiian Quintet, which became The Royal Hawaiian Minstrels one year later. With both this band and various other ones he continued to perform in Indonesia during the 1940s and 1950s. In 1958 the artist went to The Netherlands, where he reformed "Royal Hawaiian Minstrels" and the Krontjong band "Suara Istana". Both bands were very succesful during the 1960s. In 1969 the artist settled in Los Angeles, U.S.A., where he passed away on November 19, 1981.
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George de Fretes Discography

Albums

625 372 QL George de Fretes En Zijn Suara Istana George de Fretes En Zijn Suara Istana - Heimwee Naar Insulinde (Album) Decca 625 372 QL Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
16.032 George de Fretes And His Royal Hawaiian Minstrels George de Fretes And His Royal Hawaiian Minstrels - Aloha Keakoa (Album) Omega (2) 16.032 France 1969 Sell This Version
4001 Royal Hawaiian Minstrels O.l.v. George de Fretes Royal Hawaiian Minstrels O.l.v. George de Fretes - Royal Hawaiian Minstrels O.l.v. George de Fretes (Album) Iris Records 4001 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
834480-2 George De Fretes Heimwee Naar Insulinde(CD, Album) Decca 834480-2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
90 533-2 The Royal Hawaiian Minstrels* Conducted By George de Fretes With The Samoa Voices The Royal Hawaiian Minstrels* Conducted By George de Fretes With The Samoa Voices - Beautiful Hawaii: The Most Beautiful Hawaiian Songs(CD, Album) PMF Records 90 533-2 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
NP 356 001, C-110/4 George de Fretes & His Royal Hawaiian Minstrels George de Fretes & His Royal Hawaiian Minstrels - Hawaiian Paradise (Album) Decca, Boek En Plaat NP 356 001, C-110/4 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
6861 050 George de Fretes En Zijn Krontjong-orkest* Indonesian Folklore(LP) Decca 6861 050 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
633 147 George de Fretes, South Sea Melodians George de Fretes, South Sea Melodians - Island In The Sun(LP, Album) Tip 633 147 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
SLQ 25000 George de Fretes George De Fretes(10", Album) Decca SLQ 25000 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
XBY 846 519 George de Fretes En Zijn Krontjong-orkest* Indonesian Folklore(LP) Decca XBY 846 519 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FM 262 214 George De Fretes, Suara Istana George De Fretes, Suara Istana - Sarina / Schoon Ver Van U(7", Single) Decca FM 262 214 Netherlands 1958 Sell This Version
LQ 60410 George De Fretes Mooi Is Mijn Hawaii(10") Decca LQ 60410 Netherlands 1958 Sell This Version
FM 264 214 George de Fretes En Zijn Suara Istana George de Fretes En Zijn Suara Istana - Sarina / Schoon Ver Van U(7", Single) Decca FM 264 214 Netherlands 1959 Sell This Version
463 200 George de Fretes And His Suara Istana George de Fretes And His Suara Istana - George de Fretes And His Suara Istana(7", EP, Mono) Fontana 463 200 Netherlands 1960 Sell This Version
TE 463287 George de Fretes And His Royal Hawaiian Minstrels George de Fretes And His Royal Hawaiian Minstrels - Hawaiian Classics(7", EP, Mono) Fontana TE 463287 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
FM 264 280 George de Fretes Mooi is mij Hawaii(7", Single) Decca FM 264 280 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
264 279 George de Fretes, Bill Toma George de Fretes, Bill Toma - Sajang Kené(7", Single) Decca 264 279 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

6423 436 George de Fretes The Music Of George De Fretes - Melodies From Paradise(LP, Album, Comp) Philips 6423 436 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version

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