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Adolph Hofner-297

June 2, 2017

2 June. Remembering Adolph Hofner (8 June 1916- 2 June 2000) Texas born American western swing bandleader, of Czech-German origin.  Grew up listening to Czech and Hawaiian music he began performing locally in a  ‘Hawaiian’ group with younger brother Emile before becoming a vocalist in a Western Swing band; made his first solo recordings in 1938. Some of these early recordings are on the Archive CD , along with later tracks spanning the years from 1947 to 1955 by which time Hofner and band had become of the most polished and popular Western Swing bands . CD selection has a nice mix of Waltzes and Polkas and Western Swing …

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