Thu, 10 September 2009
Joe Keawe is acknowledged as one of the legends of Hawaiian falsetto singing. Yet, inexplicably, only about three of his dozens of singles recorded for the 49th State Records label in the 1940’s and 50’s have been remastered and reissued on CD.
I thought I would honor Uncle Joe by celebrating his September 10th birthday with you! Check out this edition of Ho'olohe Hou to learn more about the life and music of one of my falsetto heroes! (Listen carefully and you will also hear the mandolin playing of Joe’s mentor, Uncle Johnny Almeida.)
A scant two or three of Joe Keawe’s 49th State singles have been reissued on CD through the remastering magic of Michael Cord and Hana Ola Records.
However, Uncle Joe returned to the studio in 1977 – a mere 32 years after his first recording – to record his first and only full-length LP, and that beautiful recording has been reissued on CD. Check out “
All above selections out of print.
If you would like to hear more of Joe Keawe's long out-of-print recordings, send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.