Seventy years ago a landmark in New Zealand music recording history appeared - and boy was it good.

TANZA (To Assist New Zealand Artists) arrived and delivered the first Kiwi record to be written, recorded and released in New Zealand, and featuring entirely local talent.

And it was 13 years ago that Pixie Williams, the beautiful voice which delivered the memorable composition of Ruru Karaitiana's 'Blue Smoke', called by at Dave Turnbull's house in Napier for afternoon tea.

The song 'Blue Smoke' is legendary. It captured the hearts of the nation, selling more than 50,000 copies after being commercially released

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