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Dana Records was founded in 1946 in New York by polish immigrant pianist, composer and singer Wladyslaw Danilowski also known as Walter Dana. Wladyslaw was born in Warsaw, Poland in April 26, 1902. He began playing piano and composing at the age of seven. In 1940 he managed to immigrate to the U.S. with his wife, stage star Niusia Nobosowna and son Gustav.

Dana Records started on reissuing Syrena-Record records, but quickly began its own recordings. It became the top Polish-Polka line within a short time. In 1952 a poll by Billboard Magazine ranked Dana Records behind Victor and Columbia and ahead of Decca, Capitol, Mercury and all others.

The Dana line included 120 albums or some 1,300 recorded tunes.

In 1950 Wladyslaw sold Dana Records to Fiesta Records and moved to Florida where he dedicated all his time to serious music composing. He died on March 4, 2000 at age of 97.

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Cat No▲
(Mx/Ctr No)
TakeTitle Name (Composer)Artist(s), AccompanimentRec Date
Rec Place
Label(s)Order No
[xRef Nos]
590 A
Polishbaritone with orchestra
A woman is like a rose (Kobieta jest jak róża), tango (Julian Skotnicki, lyrics by Feliks Motylewski)
Mieczysław Fogg, acc. orchestra "Syrena Records"05-1935...06-1935Dana (brown), Syrena-Electro590
590 B
Polishbaritone with orchestra
A bit of happiness (Odrobina szczęścia), tango (movie What is my husband doing tonight?) (Jerzy Petersburski, lyrics by Emanuel Schlechter)
Mieczysław Fogg, acc. orchestra "Syrena Records"09-1934Dana (brown), Syrena-Electro590
[25218, 9332]
1008 A
Polishtenor with chorus and orchestra
The fairest of maidens (Śliczna Panienka), kolyada
Stanislaw Jaworski, chorus Arfa (Edmund A. Sennert), acc. Dana orchestra, Conductor Walter Dana (Wladyslaw Danilowski, Dan)~1947
New York
Carinia (red)1008
(FS 751)
1014 A
Polish, Americantenor with orchestra
Jingle bells (Polish text) (Dzwoń, dzwoń, dzwoń), polka (James Lord Pierpont, lyrics by Niusia Nobisowna (Nobis) (Polish text))
Stanislaw Jaworski, acc. Dana orchestra, Conductor Walter Dana (Wladyslaw Danilowski, Dan)~1947
New York
Carinia (red)1014
(FS 750)

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