Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Duke Kahanamoku's Favorites

Here's a tribute album to Hawaii's favorite son, The Duke. The album is from around 1961, and it seems like it's really hard to find. My dad got this and Duke Kahanamoku Presents: A Beachboy Party at an estate sale a few years ago for almost nothing. This record has what looks like a program given at a funeral tucked away in the cellophane. It could've came with the album, or it could be a memento from somebody who knew him. Either way, cool stuff. I've scanned this program and put it in the file. A Beachboy Party is available on CD, but I'm thinking of posting it anyway.

As for the music on the album, it's really good stuff! Especially the first track, about Duke. The artists featured are: Andy Cummings, Alvin Isaacs Jr., Gabby Pahinui, Charles Miller, Varoa Tiki, Louie Akau and John Lukela.

Side 1:
01 - Duke Kahanamoku
02 - Ka Makani Kaili Aloha
03 - Lei E (Slack Key)
04 - Pikaki
05 - Hame Pila
06 - Maunakea
07 - Kuulani

Side 2:
08 - Waikiki
09 - The Pidgin English Hula
10 - Meleana E & Keawaiki
11 - Hanohano Hawaii
12 - That's What The Lei Said To Me & A Flower Lei (Medley)
13 - My Little Grass Shack
14 - Wedding Song (Ke Kali Nei Au)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good album, great work. Thanks

5:23 AM  
Blogger GarColga said...

Wow! Thanks for this first-class post! Great stuff!!

6:28 AM  
Blogger msteeln said...

You truly lucked out!
I've been trying and dying to get a copy of this for many years.
Any chance you'd be willing and able to share a tape/CD copy?

6:31 PM  
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