Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Ahola, Sylvester "Hooley"

  • Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Ahola, Sylvester "Hooley"
  • Ahola, Sylvester "Hooley", Interviewee
  • Brayton, Linda, Interviewer
  • 3 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file
  • The following names and terms were used in this interview: Workingmen's Association Band, Waino Band, Charles Glover, Frank E. Ward, Ruby Newman's Band, Buchminster Hotel, Pat Specht, Lou Calabreese, Paul Whiteman, Vincent Lopez, Cass Hagan, Hotel Savoy, Reggie Batten, Bert Ambrose, Hotel Mayfair, Records Research, Miraim Lane, John Walkama (Walker), Proximity fuse, John Jacobson, Ansga Korpi, Duncan sisters, Ladt Deecees, Discographer Brian Rust, Perfection Folks, Parlaphone, Zonophone, Boswell, British Institute of Sound, Bix Beiderback, Who's Who of Jazz John Chilton, His Master's Voice, Ray Noble, Mayfair orchestra, Edison Records, Sylvester's Music, California Ramblers Golden Gate, Edward Otto Walkama, Andy Jacobson, Jack Soltti, Frank Remmick, Sophie Tucker, Morton Downey, Gracie Fields, Tom Dorsey, Bob Cusumano, Ed Wynn The Perfect Fool, Sylvania, Jack Pearl the Baron Munchausen, Fred Allen, Ted Lewis, Jimmy Dorsey, Ken Rowe Salem News, 32 bar solo, Who's Who of Finnish Origin in America, Morse code, Victor Kreiton, Hayes Essex Institute, Frank Ward, long hair drumming, Toscanini, Song of India, Marie, Noel Cpwrd, Jack Benny, Continental code, Peter Van Steeden, Jim Saunders, Dr. Heberle, Mas. Radio, Cooper Blues, Saima (Mrs. Ahola), The Story of the Trumpet, Charles Benter, Queen of Sheba, The Role of the Finnish Immigrant in the History of Lanesville, , Walter Smith.
  • Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians; Interviewer: Linda Brayton(4/6/1978)
  • TRACKS: CD47:1. Introduction by Saima Ahola, Mr. Ahola's wife - a partial resume of Mr. Ahola's extensive musical accomplishments 2. Mr. Ahola's early background, Lanesville bands and other local bands -- 3. Rising to the top, move to London, recording -- 4. Return to New York, radio broadcasting -- 5. Discographer, Brian Rust's interest in Mr. Ahola, collection of recordings -- 6. Retirement to Lanesville -- 7. Mr. Ahola - pioneer in ham radio - story of home made wireless, etc. -- 8. Mr. Ahola's feelings about his chosen profession -- 9. Comments and stories of ham radio people -- 10. Number of recordings, cylinder records, vertical and lateral cut records11 - Lanesville bands, Waino Band graduated many professional musicians -- 12. Finns are art conscious in general, comments on history of Finns in Lanesville -- 13. Retirement in Lanesville, local performances -- 14. Work at Sylvania -- 15. Mr. Ahola's approach to life -- 16. Mr. Ahola's parents' immigration to U.S.A., learning English -- 17. More on learning music in Lanesville - bands, teacher, etc., playing in Gloucester movie theatre led to lessons in Boston -- 18. Starting with a home made trumpet, learning drums. CD48: 1. Drums (con't.).
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • 1978
  • [Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library


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