Friday, August 04, 2006

Al Sexton

The Kungsholm Swedish-American Line was a direct ship line between Europe and the US. The shipping company used several ships all names Kungsholm at the time the line existed. In the early 1930s passengers could buy a Durium record as a souvenir for those who remained at home. The label of this record reads This Message and Record is Sent you by a Friend on Board THE "KUNGSHOLM" SWEDISH AMERICAN LINE.

Some weeks ago a copy of this record was offered on eBay and the seller mentioned some new information that needs to be confirmed. Although the record itself doesn't gives detailed information the seller states that the song on the record might be titled See The Sun and the artist should be Al Sexton backed by a band.

Al Sexton was a well known musical star during the 1920s and around the time this record was made ( June 1932) he seemed to be inactive in theatre. ( In 1935 he was part of the Thumbs Up cast. ) Of course it might be possible he was present as one of the artists at the ships entertainment.

Can someone confirm the presence of this artist on this song and what was his relation to the Kungsholm Swedish American Line? Was he aboard as one of the artists around 1932 -1933?

Can someone give me more information about Al Sexton?

Can someone help me to confirm above mentioned facts?

Can someone sent me a scan of a picture of Al Sexton?

Can someone send me an mp3 file of this record?

Detailed information

(source: Durium Advertisement and Custom records discography - Hans Koert )

This contribution was also posted at my Hit of the week blogspot


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