ROHAMA-HAWAIIANS, Hawaiki, 1965Posted: July 2, 2009
Before I bought the stack of records I noticed that inside this sleeve five other Flexi-discs were hidden. I showed the seller and he replied: “Well, if they´re in there” and let me have them all for 1 Euro. I love my little flea-market.
Fellow record collector Stefan recently sent in a few very good high-resolution scans of some Persil and Phonocolor Flexi-disc sleeves that I was missing here and here. Thanks Stefan! He seems to have quite a collection but is yet reluctant to start a own blog. I would sure like to see and listen to his records…
This flexible record was advertising for the Mareno shoe-shop in Hannover. As they proudly anounced on the back of the sleeve they had recently opened another store: after 20 years back in Berlin at the Europa-Center, that opened in April 1965.
This is the logo of the company that made these Flexi discs. I was surprised to find out that the Elaton (like elastic-tone!)-Studio is still listed at the same address in Hannover that is written on the label.
Hawaiki is a Hawaian Swing song that starts with a airplane taking off and some nice in-between comments like: We will be landing in a few minutes, please fasten your seat-belts and stop smoking”.
Those were the days. ..