Born in 1929, Rene Paulo has been playing his brand of lounge Hawaiian style in Waikiki and the USA for decades. On this album he is joined by various local Hawaiian singers on an album of laid back tunes. Singers include Cyril Pahinui, Makana and many others. Beautifully recorded in Hawaii.
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1. Beyond the Reef with Ku'uipo Kumukahi 2. Manu 'O'o with Kawika Kahiapo 3. Kaimana Hila with Makana 4. Ke Kali Nei Au with Aaron Mahi & Mona Joy 5. I'll Remember You with Jon Yamasato 6. 'Akaka Falls with Pomaika'i Lyman 7. Honolulu, I am Coming Back Again with Momi Kahawaiola'a 8. Across the Sea with Gary Aiko 9. Waikiki with Marlene Sai 10. Hawaiian War Chant with Aaron Mahi 11. Sweet Leilani with Mona Joy 12. Hi'ilawe with Cyril Pahinui 13. Blue Hawaii with Elodia Kane 14. I'll Weave a Lei of Stars for You with Jeff Au Hoy 15. Waikiki Hula with Keale 16. E Ku'u Morning Dew with Akemi
Hawaiian artists play a selection of classic Japanese pop songs from the last 40 years. Includes Shoukichi Kina's Hana, Sukiyaki, Nada Sousou and artists include Herb Ohta Jr. and Yoza.
1. Kaleo Agsalda / Koware Kake no Radio 2. Yoza / Love Love Love 3. Cory Oliveros / Hana 4. Starr Kalahiki / Olivia wo Kiki Nagara 5. Cory Oliveros / La La La Love Song 6. Kaleo Agsalda / Roman Hikou 7. Herb Ohta Jr. / Tsunami 8. Starr Kalahiki / Nada Sousou 9. Cory Oliveros / Kawa no Nagare no Youni 10. Yoza / Nagai Aida 11. Nathan Aweau / Sukiyaki - Ue no Muite Aruko
GEORGE KAHUMOKU JR.
A Gentle Hawaiian Breeze - The Best of Slack Key Guitar Songs
George Kahumoku Jr. is one of Hawaii's best known slack key guitar players who has recorded for George Winston's Dancing Cat label. He has been called 'Hawaii's Renaissance Man', because of his love and expertize in the old ways of farming, fishing, and of course, music. Recorded in Hawaii in 2009. 16 tracks.
GABBY PAHINUI WITH THE SONS OF HAWAII
Gabby Pahinui with the Sons of Hawaii
Japanese version of a legendary album. Features the ukulele master Eddie Kamae with Gabby Pahinui, the slack key master. Deeply rich in spirit, Gabby Pahinui played a 12 stringed guitar and sung with an expressive voice. Pahinui was sick at the time of recording but still sounded fantastic. They were joined by bassist Joe Marshall and steel guitarist David Rogers. 1. Na Ono Na Ia Na Kupuna 2. Pua Alani 3. Waialae & Halona 4. Pua Mohala 5. Panini Pua Kea 6. Nani Kauai 7. Hale Aniani & Lani Ha'a 8. Hilo E 9. Ulili E 10. Haleakala 11. Hanalei Bay 12. Lei No Kaiulani
SONS OF HAWAII
Music of Old Hawaii
Originally released in 1962, with Gabby Pahinui on guitar, Eddie Kamae on ukulele, plus David 'Feet' Rogers on steel guitar and Joe Marshall on bass. 1. Komo Mai E Hea Ke Kanaka 2. Honesakala 3. He`eia 4. Pauoa Liko Ka Lehua 5. `Ama`Ama 6. Pua Kukui 7. Sanoe 8. Moku Kia Kahi 9. Kaua`i 10. He Nohea `Oe I Ku`u Maka 11. Liholiho 12. Maile Lau Li`ili`i.
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Solo piano, Hawaiian lounge style. Now 72 years old, these are this unique pianist's first releases for 32 years. Rene Paulo was born in 1930, and grew up in Waipahu. His grandparents on his mother's side were from the Philippines, becoming naturalised US citizens after his grandfather joined the US military. Rene's musical background is in classical music, and he studied at the Julliard school in New York. He soon branched out into improvisation, listening to piano players such as Art Tatum, and boogie woogie styles. He gradually became knowledgeable in the art of improvisation and all aspects of music.
Rene got drafted into the US service himself and was in Japan for one and a half years at the beginning of the beginning of the 1950s. While there he was approached to be the arranger for the 'Six Joes' a jazz group. The leader of the group became owner of Watanabe Pro. While in Japan, Rene became known as the "King of night time jazz piano" in Roppongi, Akasaka and Ginza. His wife is 3rd generation Japanese.After returning from Japan to Hawaii, in 1958 he started recording Hawaiian music with a jazz flare for Liberty Records, as an Hawaiian lounge style became popular with mainland Americans on vacation in Hawaii. Rene approached the music from a different rhythm aspect, using polyrhythms, far removed from the usual concept of Hawaiian music. The 1960s were the heyday of his career. He toured and played venues in Las Vegas and Taho working with Alfred Apaka, Don Ho and many other Hawaiian greats. He recorded nearly 20 albums for Liberty during the 1960s. During the 1970s, the number of tourists decreased and tastes changed. In 1998 he recorded with Japanese singer Sandii on an acclaimed album. It is his style that makes Rene's music unmistakably Hawaiian, with innuendoes of the wind and the waves. This is an album of Japanese songs that Rene learnt while growing up in Hawaii. His neighborhood was populated by many Japanese immigrants and Rene learnt these songs from his Japanese friends. Including Furusato, Sukiyaki, and Ballad of Hokkaido.
Hawaiian lounge pianist is making quite a career for himself in Japan these days. On this new album he plays 1960s Hawaiian songs and even sings for the first time. His usual stylish, flowery, decorative style of playing.
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E Apo Mai
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