Hawaiian Favorites

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Originally released within a few years of Apaka's death, Hawaiian Favorites includes a number of the basic works of modern Hawaiian song, as only the descendant of Queen Liliuokalani could perform. The songs gently swing over topics of the luau and pretty hula girls, with Apaka crooning to his fullest the whole way. The sound is stereotypical of the Hawaiian sounds that blanketed the movies, radio waves, and lounge acts of the '60s. That said, Apaka is the classic singer of the era, as popular as Don Ho with perhaps more innovation coming a little earlier and arguably a better crooning voice. The album is mildly short, originally fitting on an LP, but what time is spent ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Originally released within a few years of Apaka's death, Hawaiian Favorites includes a number of the basic works of modern Hawaiian song, as only the descendant of Queen Liliuokalani could perform. The songs gently swing over topics of the luau and pretty hula girls, with Apaka crooning to his fullest the whole way. The sound is stereotypical of the Hawaiian sounds that blanketed the movies, radio waves, and lounge acts of the '60s. That said, Apaka is the classic singer of the era, as popular as Don Ho with perhaps more innovation coming a little earlier and arguably a better crooning voice. The album is mildly short, originally fitting on an LP, but what time is spent on it is time well spent. Fans of the old Hawaiian sound will enjoy this album as thoroughly or more so than any other given Apaka or Ho album barring any special affinities for "Tiny Bubbles".
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 076731113821
  • Catalog Number: 31138
  • Sales rank: 25,136

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lovely Hula Hands - Alfred Apaka (2:43)
  2. 2 The Moon of Manakoora - Alfred Apaka (2:52)
  3. 3 Gay Hawaiian Party - Alfred Apaka (2:37)
  4. 4 Sleepy Lagoon - Alfred Apaka (3:00)
  5. 5 Lovely Hula Girl - Alfred Apaka (2:39)
  6. 6 White Ginger Blossoms - Alfred Apaka (2:53)
  7. 7 Hapa Haole Hula Girl (my Honolula Hula Girl) - Alfred Apaka (2:29)
  8. 8 I Will Remember You - Alfred Apaka (2:52)
  9. 9 Kalua - Viki Ti Trio (3:04)
  10. 10 Beyond the Reef - Alfred Apaka (2:41)
  11. 11 Haunani - Alfred Apaka (2:29)
  12. 12 The Hukilau Song - Alfred Apaka (2:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alfred Apaka & His Hawaiians Primary Artist
Alfred Apaka Indexed Contributor, Primary Artist, Vocals, Track Performer
Viki Ti Trio Track Performer
Technical Credits
Patti Austin Composer
David Benoit Composer
David Pack Composer
Ralph Rainger Composer
R. Alex Anderson Composer
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