BUY NOW - The Pixie Williams Collection
Released on 12 July 2011 (Pixie Williams' 83rd birthday) is this unique collection of digitally remastered tracks, originally recorded between 1949-1951.
Voted by Scott Kara, The Herald on Sunday. "The songs sound pristine, they still retain a warmth and vintage quality that takes you back 60 years." The album is accompanied by a beautiful 28 page booklet telling the story of Pixie Williams and the making of the remastered album. Read the full review here.
The voice behind New Zealand's first wholly recorded and produced song Blue Smoke released 62 years ago, little known today is that Williams recorded 13 songs in total which have been captured from seven fragile Shellec 78's which have survived 60+ years since their first pressing. The project to bring these recordings together into one collection is a culturally significant one for New Zealand and an important event in the history of New Zealand music recording.
So, if you simply love great kiwi music - with a jazz/blues sound, a mix of hawaiian, a hint of latino, and a splash of post war New Zealand cool - this album is a must-have.
From Blue Smoke Records, and on behalf of the pioneers of the New Zealand music recording industry - we give you this stellar collection.
"For the record - I am fiercely proud of Mum, the original Blue Smoke/TANZA crew, and the team that have brought this album to life today. It's a damn fine piece of work - so step back in time with us, and enjoy!" Amelia Costello