Happy 1st Anniversary, Ho`olohe Hou!

Can you believe it’s been a year already? This program began as a modest podcast on January 6, 2007. But with the help of 50th State Radio, the number of listeners has grown from single digits to thousands around the globe!

We begin the new year by remembering the humble beginnings of the program and the “charter? - the reason why we’re even doing this at all. Then we’ll spend the remainder of the program exploring Hawaiian music in the 1950s - including a look at falsetto singing in that decade, the great male vocalists of that era, and some comic hulas from the great ladies of song of this period.

We celebrate the birthday - what would have been the 100th birthday - of a Hawaiian boy who made his mark as a steel guitarist in the Big Apple - Hal Aloma. In our “Why In The World Is This Out Of Print?? segment, we revisit 78rpm classics from Andy Cummings featuring Hawai`i’s Songbird, Lena Machado. (Listen for some of the earliest slack key guitar on record by none other than Gabby Pahinui!) And in “Then and Again,? we take a look at two versions of the seldom heard Lani McIntire composition “Kalihi“ - one by the composer from the 1940s and another by The Brothers Cazimero from the 1980s.

Thanks for making it a memorable year! Here’s looking forward to many, many more. This is Ho`olohe Hou! Keep listening…

Bill Wynne 

SONG TITLE

ARTIST

LP/SOURCE

LABEL

Hula La

Chick Floyd

Hula La

Liberty

Hi`ilawe

Haunani Kahalewai

The Voice of Hawaii

Decca

Kumu In A Muumuu

Sterling Mossman

Happy In Hawaii

Decca

Nanakuli

Marlene Sai

Authentic Hawaiian Songs*

Sounds of Hawaii

Hula O Makee

Charles “Kaipo? Miller

Sophisticated Hulas*

Mahalo

Waikaloa

John Pi`ilani Watkins

Songs To Remember Hana Maui*

49th State

Kealoha

George Kainapau with Danny Stewart’s Hawaians

Souvenirs Of Hawaii

Decca

Kaloaloa

George Keoki and His Moana Serenaders

Music For A Hawaiian Luau

Decca

He U`i

Danny Kua`ana

Holiday In Hawaii

Capitol

Hawaiian War Chant

Johnny Spencer’s Kona Coasters

Authentic Music Of Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii

Waikiki

Selamoku

Pauline Kekahuna

45rpm Single

Waikiki

(Look Out For) The Girl In The Hula Skirt

Prince Kawohi and the Luau Boys

At The Luau

RCA Victor

Ama Ama/Tomi Tomi

Hawaii Calls Orchestra and Chorus

Waikiki!

Capitol

To Make You Love Me, Ku`uipo

Splash Lyons and His Hawaiians

Aloha Serenades

Decca

Sweet Someone

Alfred Apaka

Sing Me A Song Of The Islands

Decca

Fish And Poi

Pua Almeida

South Sea Island Magic

MGM

Aloha No Hawaiian Style

The Kalima Brothers

45rpm Single

Terk

Wikiwiki Mai

Hal Aloma

At The Luau 400

Dot

Hawaiian Love Chant

Hal Aloma

Lure Of The Islands

Dot

Ku`u Lei Makamae

Hal Aloma

At The Luau 400

Dot

Holo Wa`apa

Lena Machado with Andy Cummings and His Hawaiian Serenaders

Songbird Of Hawaii

Harmony/Columbia

E Ku`u Lei, My Darling

Lena Machado with Andy Cummings and His Hawaiian Serenaders

Songbird Of Hawaii

Harmony/Columbia

Ku`u Wa Li`ili`i

Lena Machado with Andy Cummings and His Hawaiian Serenaders

Songbird Of Hawaii

Harmony/Columbia

Ei Nei

Lena Machado with Andy Cummings and His Hawaiian Serenaders

Songbird Of Hawaii

Harmony/Columbia

My De De

Lena Machado with Andy Cummings and His Hawaiian Serenaders

Songbird Of Hawaii

Harmony/Columbia

Red Opu

Emily De Los Santos

Keep Your Eyes On The Hands

Waikiki

Out On The Beach At Waikiki

Puanani Alama

45rpm Single

49th State

Lulu Get Your Muumuu

Genoa Keawe

45rpm Single

49th State

Holoholo Ka`a

Julia Nui’s Kamaainas with Johnny Almeida

45rpm Single*

49th State

Pidgin English Hula

Hilo Hattie

Souvenir Songs Of Hawaii - Volume 16

49th State

No Huhu

Naughtie Abbie

Souvenir Songs Of Hawaii - Volume 5*

49th State

Ala Moana Annie

Pauline Kekahuna

Keep Your Eyes On The Hands

Waikiki

I’ll Weave A Lei Of Stars

Honey Kalima

Waikiki Sings

Waikiki

All selections out-of-print unless indicated. (Click on the link to a title to locate a possible distribution source.)

*Remastered and rereleased on CD.

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