6/19/2012

Ephemera: Tenor & Lap Delight (c.1940)


While I popped c.1940 on this, I have a feeling these guys (teenagers??) were really playing around 1935-38 or so. Note that National (I believe?) lap steel as well as the two Gibson tenor guitars -- on the left an archtop model and on the right a flattop. These folks must have had a nice sound with that combo -- good tight backing on the tenors and a sweet lead on the lap -- possibly overlapping leads with the archtop tenor, I'd imagine.

And, of course, no band is complete without a hula dancer. I love it!

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