The Steel Guitar In The 1950s (Part 1)

This week, two hours of Hawaiian steel guitar from the 1950s featuring more than two dozen steel guitarists.

But this is only half the story.  There were so many great steel guitarists to choose from in this era that we have another two hours of 1950s steel guitar in store for you next week.  So be sure to tune in again.

The track listing below doesn't mention the steel guitarists by name.  So who should you expect to hear?  How about Eddie Bush, Sonny Kamaka, Ernie Tavares, Splash Lyons, Prince Kawohi, Lovey Lui Conn, Benny Rogers, David Keli`i, Joe Custino, Danny Stewart, Jules Ah See, Bernie Ka`ai, and Freddie Tavares?!  Now that is an all-star team.

Enjoy!

SONG TITLE

ARTIST

LP/SOURCE

LABEL

Ku`u Lei Lehua

Joe Kahaulelio and the Hooheno Serenaders

Mele Hula - Volume 2

Noelani

Nani Waimea

The Surfers

Tahiti

HiFi

Haunani Mine

The Richard Kauhi Quartette

78rpm Single*

Bell

That’s The Hawaiian In Me

Julia Nui’s Kamaainas

Souvenir Songs Of Hawaii - Volume 3

49th State

Ke Kaupu

Ernest Tavares

Songs Of Old Hawaii

Waikiki

Evening In The Islands

Splash Lyons and His Hawaiians

Aloha Serenades

Decca

Luau Chant

Prince Kawohi and the Luau Boys

At The Luau

RCA Victor

Selamoku

Pauline Kakahuna and Her Hauoli Girls

45rpm Single

Waikiki

Manu O`o

Pauline Kakahuna and Her Hauoli Girls

45rpm Single

Waikiki

Ala Moana Annie

Pauline Kakahuna and Her Hauoli Girls

Keep Your Eyes On The Hands

Waikiki

Steel Guitar Boogie

Benny Rogers

45rpm Single

49th State

Ku`u Lei `Awapuhi / Maui Moon

Benny Rogers with The Harmony Isles Group

Romantic Hawaii

49th State

Maui Chimes

Benny Rogers with The Harmony Isles Group

Souvenir Songs Of Hawaii - Volume 20

49th State

Moana Chimes

David Keli`i with Hawaii Calls Orchestra

Aircheck (Live Broadcast)

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Hula Oni Oni E

Al Perry and The Singing Surfriders

Favorite Hawaiian Chants and Hulas

Decca

My Little Grass Shack

Akoni Lani and His Islanders

Hawaiian Favorites

Tops

Anytime, Anywhere

Chick Floyd’ Orchestra

Have Fun With Lucky

Mahalo

Hilo Hula

Honey Kalima and His Royal Hawaiian Serenaders

Starlight In Hawaii

Decca

Holoholo Ka`a

The Maile Serenaders

Let’s Hula*

Hula

Hanohano Hanalei

Danny Stewart

Songs Of Old Hawaii

Waikiki

Ke Aloha

George Kainapau with Danny Stewart’s Hawaiians

Souvenirs Of Hawaii

Decca

Hapa Haole Hula Girl

Danny Stewart and His Islanders

Song Of The Islands

Coral

Two Shadows On The Sand

Alfred Apaka with Danny Stewart’s Hawaiians

The Hawaiian Wedding Song

Decca

Pagan Love Song

Alfred Apaka with The Hawaiian Village Serenaders

Sing Me A Song Of The Islands

Decca

Na Ali`i

Benny Kalama and The Hawaiian Village Serenaders

Echoes Of Hawaii

Decca

Na Kuahiwi `Elima

Mahi Beamer

45rpm Single

Decca

Rhumba Medley

The Hawaiian Village Serenaders

Aircheck (Live Broadcast)

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Maile Lau Li`ili`

The Hawaiian Village Serenaders

Aircheck (Live Broadcast)

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Noho Paipai

Danny Kua`ana

Holiday In Hawaii

Capitol

Princess Pupule

The Polynesians

Hawaii Calling

Crown

Hame Pila

Ray Andrade and His Orchestra

My Own Hawaii

RGA

Go Around The Island

The Polynesians

Hawaiian Paradise

Crown

Stars Shining O`er Hawaii

The Polynesians

Lovely Hula Hawaii

Crown

Malihini Mele

William Kealoha & His Orchestra

Hawaiian Luau

Roulette

Little Grass Shack

William Kealoha & His Orchestra

Hawaiian Luau

Roulette

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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