Monday, 27 May 2013

NORTHWESTERN BANKS 341

RAMONA GERHARD
Dec 56
KB-341A - Oh Holy Night   (No Publ.)
KB-341B - Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers   (No Publ.)
NORTHWESTERN BANKS 341
Minneapolis, MN

This was a "Gift Recording" given by the banks to their "Special Customers" (ie people with money). 

Ramona Gerhard Sutton, 91, concert and radio pianist and organist. A native of Watertown, S.D., Sutton began playing professionally in her early teens. From the 1930s to the 1950s, she was full-time staff musician for CBS radio station WCCO in Minneapolis. She was also a featured soloist with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and the organist for St. Luke's Episcopal Church in that city. Moving to Los Angeles in the 1950s, she became the staff organist for CBS radio station KNX-AM and presented concerts throughout Southern California. Sutton recorded more than a dozen albums, playing theater organs around the country.






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