Record, 45
1962 Approximate
Kahnke Brothers Musical Recording. Material: plastic, paper. (a) Record. Size: 7" diameter. Description: blue vinyl disk with center opening for turntable spindle; grooved for phonograph needle operation; center paper label: "Kahnke Brothers, Waseca, Minnesota, 33 1/3" RPM Microgroove, Side 1 'Down by the Riverside', 'A Shanty in old Shanty Town', 'Wooden Heart'; side 2: 'Let a Smile be your Umbrella', 'Sing the Blues Away'. (b) Record sleeve with photograph of two Kahnke Brothers, Tommy and Mark.
The Kahnke Brothers were siblings that formed a singing act in the 1960s. Notes from the donor: Tommy and Mark Kahnke performed on the Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour show televised in New York City. At this writing, Mark had a website: Http://markkahnke.com/ They were the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Herb Kahnke of the Waseca-Janesville area.