Oskar Wagner was one of the first to record the traditional German folk song "Muss I Denn" and he did so around 1900 on the brown wax cylinder heard here.

Elvis Presley recorded "Wooden Heart" (Weisman - Wise - Twomey - Kaempfert) for the movie 1960 movie G.I. Blues. The tune reached the top ten in several markets but not in the U.S. where it wasn't issued until years later as a B side.

Joe Dowell with Ray Stevens on the organ mimicking an accordion, released the very first Smash Records single "Wooden Heart". Sung phonetically it hit number one in 1961while he was a senior at the University of Illinois.