Gösta Jonsson engaged many jazz talents in the 1930s and 1940s. He established himself in the 1920s in his hometown of Stockholm as an accordion player in the duo The Red Brothers with Tore Svensson and as a saxophonist with, among others, Helge Lindberg's orchestra at Bal Tabarin and with Erst Rolf's revue at the China Theater. He soon also appeared as a singer, from 1930 also on gramophone records. Until the end of the 1940s, he recorded about 300 melodies, most of them on Sonora but initially also on other record labels, often as Gösta Jonsson & Co. The repertoire was mostly revue couplets, film melodies and hits of the time; his greatest recording success is said to have been Evert Taube 's Sea Eagle Waltz , which he did as a duet with the singer Sylvan Beré in 1937. Heard from time to time to this day, Coffee without cream is like love without kisses, a song he wrote and recorded in 1938 as an advertisement for Mjölkcentralen. He also appeared extensively on radio.