Peter S. Green sound recordings, 1944-1946  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Green, Peter S., 1918-2009
Title
Peter S. Green sound recordings
Dates
1944-1946 (inclusive)
Quantity
9 phonograph records  :  78 rpm
2 compact discs
Collection Number
2012.77 (accession)
Summary
Collection of vocal recordings performed by tenor Peter S. Green.
Repository
Museum of History & Industry, Sophie Frye Bass Library
Sophie Frye Bass Library
Museum of History & Industry
P.O. Box 80816
Seattle, WA
98108
Telephone: 206-324-1126
Fax: 206-780-1533
library@mohai.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public by appointment.

Languages
English.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Peter S. Green was born in 1918 in Regina, Saskatchewan and moved to Seattle with his parents when he was three years old. He attended West Seattle High School and was employed by the Boeing Company shortly after his graduation in 1936. Peter Green married in 1951 and he and his wife Georgina had two sons, Mark and Rick. He retired from the Boeing Company in 1983 after 45 years of service. Throughout his life he sang at weddings, church services, reunions and cruise ship talent contests. His repertoire included English and Italian classical standards as well as religious and contemporary songs. He passed away in 2009 at the age of 91.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of two compact disks and nine original 78 rpm phonograph records of songs performed by tenor Peter S. Green on the Gold Shield Coffee Hour on KIRO radio.

Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

During the 1940s Peter Green performed on the Gold Shield Coffee Hour, a musical variety show broadcast Sunday nights on KIRO Radio in Seattle. KIRO Radio started in 1927 as a small 100-watt station. In 1941, KIRO became the first station in the Pacific Northwest to be licensed up to 50,000 watts of power. Shortly after that, the FCC froze all radio station construction and power increases and KIRO remained the most powerful radio voice north of San Francisco and west of Minneapolis during WWII. Dozens of entertainment programs such as the Gold Shield Coffee Hour were broadcast on KIRO as part of the Pacific Northwest war morale effort.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Museum of History & Industry is the owner of the materials in the Sophie Frye Bass Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from MOHAI before any reproduction use. The museum does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

Peter S. Green Sound Recordings, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Phonograph recordsReturn to Top

9 phonograph records
Description Dates
2012.77.1: Believe Me If All Those Young Endearing Charms (Side A); Danny Boy (Side B)
Labeled: A Carl Fisher Recording, 119 W. 57th Street, New York
1947 December 3
2012.77.2: Yours Is My Heart Alone - Lehar (Side A); Thine Alone (Side B)
Labeled: Rex Music and Recording Studio, 2017 Second Avenue, Seattle
circa 1945
2012.77.3: Mattinata (Side A); Thine Alone (Side B)
Handwritten on label: Peter Green, tenor, with piano Labeled: KIRO, 66 Cobb Building, Seattle
1944 September 1
2012.77.4: Lindy Lou (Side A); Serenade, "Student Prince" (Side B)
Handwritten on label: Peter Green with Orchestra (Gold Shield Symphony)
circa 1945
2012.77.5 : Mattinata - Leoncavallo (Side A); Thine Alone - Herbert (Side B)
Labeled: KIRO, 66 Cobb Building, Seattle. Peter Green - Tenor - with Orchestra
1944 October 1
2012.77.6. : O Holy Night
Handwritten on label: Peter Green with orchestra Labeled: National Hollywood, Gold Shield Symphony
1945 December 23
2012.77.7: La Donna e Mobile (Side A); In The Gloaming (Side B)
Handwritten on label: Peter Green and Orchestra Labeled: National Hollywood.
1946 January 13
2012.77.8: I Passed By Your Window (Side A); Bless This House (Side B)
Labeled: KIRO, 66 Cobb Building, Seattle. Peter Green - Tenor - with orchestra
1944 October 15
2012.77.9: Come Back To Sorrento (Side A); When You're Away (Side B)
Labeled: KIRO, 66 Cobb Building, Seattle. Peter Green - Tenor - with orchestra
1944 September 17

The Melody Lingers On, compact disc setReturn to Top

2 compact discs
Description Dates
2012.77.10a: Disc 1
20 tracks
CD includes duplicates of some of phonograph records, as well as La Donna e Mobile, Oh Lovely Lord, Love Me Again, Funiculi, Funicula and other pieces.
undated
Disc 2
22 tracks
CD includes duplicates of some of phonograph records, as well as Did You Not Hear, My Lady, I Hold Your Hand in Mine, Flow Gently, Sweet Afton, and other pieces.
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Tenors (Singers)
  • Variety shows (Radio programs)
  • Corporate Names :
  • KIRO (Radio station : Seattle, Wash.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Sound recordings