Josef Marais (Nov 17 1905 - Apr 27 1978), born in Sir
Lowrey's Pass, Union of South Africa
and Miranda (Baruch de la Pardo) (Jan 9 1912 - Apr 20 1986), born in Amsterdam, Holland
were popular folksingers with their own show on NBC radio
and a series of recordings on Decca and other labels. Marais wrote many of his
own arrangements and composed new music as well.
Concentrating on South African songs, they also sought out other international ballads and sang and played in the popular Singing Science series of educational recordings.
Bios from fellow Balladeer Sam Hinton and the liner notes to "Marais and Miranda In Person (recorded Feb 2, 1955) DL 9026
To Budding Balladeers from Josef Marias
Thanks a whole lot to Brian Dewan, big M+M fan and Sam Hinton, M+M familiar.
Henry Lowengard, jhhl-at-panix.com / 324 Wall St #5 / Kingston NY 12401
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