Friday, August 15, 2014

Iona Wade

 Iona Wade 
And The Billboards
with J. Hemsley and his Orchestra

 D. Polk - T. Polk

both Dan Tan Music BMI

Vistone Records 2025

Iona Harlin Wade was born in 1918 in Indianapolis.  A jazz vocalist, Iona Wade seems to have debuted with Snookum Russell in 1943. She recorded with Eric Von Schlitz & His Big Six, with Sherman Williams (1947-1948), with Bill Gaither (MGM, 1949), on Peacock with Jay McShann (1950), with James Moody in the fifties and with Bill Gaither and his Madcaps. 

Dave Polk has produced some records for Vistone Records before lauching his own Flodavieur label.
The Vistone label was first located in San Pedro before moving to Los Angeles. Vistone Records was owned by an eccentric guy called Pete Korelich, who had emigrated from Croatia.  Pete Korelich had also a pressing plant which was used by Sam Phillips for some Elvis records on the Sun label.   These West Coast pressings, according to some collectors, are better sounding than those pressed by Plastic Products in Memphis.  

1 comment:

  1. Sun records were also pressed at Hodge-Paramount Record Pressing in Philadelphia...the entire run of the label