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Best Hawaiian cds?

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AllisonA(Animaterra) 15 Sep 03 - 11:48 AM
GUEST,pdq 15 Sep 03 - 11:59 AM
Merritt 15 Sep 03 - 12:03 PM
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Subject: Best Hawaiian cds?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 11:48 AM

The local libraries and music stores have squat in the way of decent (or any!!) Hawaiian music. I guess I'll have to order something. I want to use it in my music classes, so lyrics have to be clean!
Most important of all, ukuleles must be part of the ensemble!


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Subject: RE: Best Hawaiian cds?
From: GUEST,pdq
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 11:59 AM

Do you want real Hawaiian music like slack-key guitar or polynesian lyrics? You may be looking for popular music with Hawaiian flavor, such as "My Little Grass Shack...".


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Subject: RE: Best Hawaiian cds?
From: Merritt
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 12:03 PM

My current favorite is the album Ohana (means family) by Dennis Kamakahi. He is a slack-key guitarist and vocalist. The album also features his son David on ukulele and vocals. I particularly love the song He'eia from this album. I think it's on Dancing Cat Records.

- Merritt


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Subject: RE: Best Hawaiian cds?
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 12:26 PM

Heya2L's,

There is a great thread on Slack Key in which I mention my fav. CD of that type of Hawaiian music. Mark Cohen and others listed some great links, too.

Also, if you put "slack key" in the SuperSearch, there are other related threads on Hawaiian songs/musicians which come up.

Sounds like a neat plan for your students,

kat


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Subject: RE: Best Hawaiian cds?
From: RangerSteve
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 12:31 PM

Kalama's Quartet from Arhoolie. The lyrics are in Hawaiian, so it won't matter of they're clean or not. Great Hawaiian guitar and vocals.


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Subject: RE: Best Hawaiian cds?
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 12:32 PM

One more link for you...someone else's 25 best Hawaiian CDs, "evah". I haven't heard most of them, but the artist, Palani Vaughn, of the last set listed is really excellent judging by a tape I have of him.

kat


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Subject: RE: Best Hawaiian cds?
From: GUEST,pdq
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 01:08 PM

A primer on slack key would include Gabby Pahinui and Atta Isaacs, and would also include the late Sonny Chillingworth.

Sure you want real Hawiian and not Hawaiian flavored popular music?

Early slide guitar is often credited to Hawaiians and is still as much fun as any music ever made. Look for Andy Iona as one example.


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Subject: RE: Best Hawaiian cds?
From: Mark Ross
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 02:05 PM

Led Kaapana is my current favorite. I also really like the duets he's done with Bob Brozman.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Best Hawaiian cds?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 02:43 PM

Guitar (mostly slack)
John Keawe, Auhele. Awsome in the true sense of the word.
Moses Kahumoku, Ho'okupu (The Gift)
Leonard Kwan, Ke'ala's Mele
Dennis Kamakaki, Pua'ena
George Kahumoke Jr, Drenched by Music
James "Bla" Pahinui, Mana

"Falsetto'
Leabert Lindsey, Jus'Press records of Kamuela

Songs
Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau, Ho'oluana- and all of their other cds
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, E Ala E and In Dis Life
The Best of Emma (old classics)
Palani Vaughan, Best; vol. I, II

Many more. back later.


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Subject: RE: Best Hawaiian cds?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 05:13 PM

Songs of the Hawaiian Cowboy, various (Warner)
Kika Kila and Ki Ho'alu, Bob Brozman and Ledward Kaapana; steel and slack.
Ray Kane, Punahele, slack guitar
Ledward Kaapana, Led Live

Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau, Ho'ola; Mahalo, Ke Akua; No Kristo; Ke Aluala.

From outside the traditions-
Willie K. singing "O Holy Night." The best ever rendition and almost impossible to get. Anyone willing to sell me a copy??

And for old Hawaiian style pop, get "Honolulu to Hollywood." Old stuff from the 20s and 30s.
You haven't lived until you hear "A Wee Doech an' Doris," by Sol Bright and his Hollywaiians (1934)


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Subject: RE: Best Hawaiian cds?
From: Stewie
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 10:27 PM

For vintage Hawaiian, the sets on the UK Harlequin label are excellent:

Tickling the Strings HQ CD 28
On a Coconut Island HQ CD 46
On the Beach at Waikiki HQ CD 57
Rhythm of the Islands HQ CD 92
Isle of Golden Dreams HQ CD 112
Hawaiian Memories HQ CD 150

Harlequin Catalogue

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Best Hawaiian cds?
From: Barbara
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 11:32 PM

Am I the only one who likes Keola Beamer? Mauna Kea (White Mountain Journal) and the next one, I forget its name, in particular.
Check out Dancing Cat CDs for a lovely collection of slack key and singing, included many mentioned above by Q.
Others tell me Beamer's not as traditional as, say, Ray Kane, but I love the laid back pace of his recordings.
For modern trad music, there's also Keol'ihi Reichel(something like that for the first word).
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Best Hawaiian cds?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 11:48 PM

The Ke'au Crater Boys. One of them is the best 'uke player I've heard.
"On Fire" is one of their cds.
I like Keola Beamer too- His Mauna Kea, especially. Each of these slack key masters has his own style; I don't worry about 'tradition' here.
John Keawe and his "Auhele" is one of the most inventive collections. His "Whale Song," and Auhele," will stick in your mind.

Keali'i Reichel does good work on "Lei Hali'a.


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Subject: RE: Best Hawaiian cds?
From: open mike
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 11:53 PM

dancing cat


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Subject: RE: Best Hawaiian cds?
From: Muskrat
Date: 16 Sep 03 - 12:37 AM

Lots of recommendations; no sources.
I come to your rescue
One good source


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Subject: RE: Best Hawaiian cds?
From: Mudlark
Date: 16 Sep 03 - 01:25 AM

Probably not overly "tradtional" but very fun music...

Howlie Playboys CD "Hawaiian Cowboy Viper Blues" available for sale
by mail by sending a check for $12 per CD plus $2 per
order for shipping to:
Ted Waterhouse 2135 Cypress St San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401


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