Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics: 1927-1938

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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Similarities between Hawaiian steel players and blues, country, and jazz artists abound on Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics, a new anthology that contains 26 songs recorded over an 11-year period in the '20s and '30s. A song like Sol K. Bright's "La Rosita" has a marked similarity to both "St. James Infirmary" and "The Yellow Rose of Texas," while Sol Hoopi was a master player whose speed, facility, and range are impressive today, and were unparalleled in his genre at this time. Hoopi is the most dazzling player, but others who deserve examination include Bright, King Nawahi, the duo Jim And Bob, and The Kaai Serenaders. These selections have been transferred from vinyl 78s to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Similarities between Hawaiian steel players and blues, country, and jazz artists abound on Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics, a new anthology that contains 26 songs recorded over an 11-year period in the '20s and '30s. A song like Sol K. Bright's "La Rosita" has a marked similarity to both "St. James Infirmary" and "The Yellow Rose of Texas," while Sol Hoopi was a master player whose speed, facility, and range are impressive today, and were unparalleled in his genre at this time. Hoopi is the most dazzling player, but others who deserve examination include Bright, King Nawahi, the duo Jim And Bob, and The Kaai Serenaders. These selections have been transferred from vinyl 78s to digital tape and sound remarkable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/2/1993
  • Label: Arhoolie Records
  • UPC: 096297702727
  • Catalog Number: 7027
  • Sales rank: 85,935

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Palolo - Sol Hoopi's Trio (3:13)
  2. 2 Fort Street (3:22)
  3. 3 Sassy (3:21)
  4. 4 St. Louis Blues (2:51)
  5. 5 Spanish Shawl - The Three Jacks (2:55)
  6. 6 La Rosita (2:55)
  7. 7 Honolulu Bound (2:46)
  8. 8 Black Boy Blues - King Bennie Nawahi (2:49)
  9. 9 Hawaiian Melody (2:30)
  10. 10 White Birds - Hawaiian Orchestra (3:15)
  11. 11 Palolo - Kane's Hawaiinans (3:21)
  12. 12 Melodias Populares Mexicana (2:47)
  13. 13 Maui - Palakiko & Paaluhi (2:46)
  14. 14 Hula Girl (4:02)
  15. 15 Leilehua (2:44)
  16. 16 Wabash Blues (3:05)
  17. 17 Lei E (3:11)
  18. 18 Hawaiian Cowboy - Sol K. Hollywaiians Bright (2:53)
  19. 19 The Song of the Range (3:05)
  20. 20 Indiana March (2:52)
  21. 21 Huehue (Hawaiian Hula) (3:00)
  22. 22 Mai Givee (Don't Give It Away) - Hoot Gibson (3:01)
  23. 23 Lepe Ulaula (2:56)
  24. 24 Hula, Shake That Thing (3:00)
  25. 25 Na Moku Eha (The Four Islands) - Hoot Gibson (2:22)
  26. 26 Tickling the Strings (2:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kalama's Quartet Track Performer
Roy Smeck Track Performer
Sam West Track Performer
Sam Alama & His Hawaiians Track Performer
Trio de Hawaii Track Performer
Tubize Royal Hawaiian Orchestra Track Performer
Madame Riviere Track Performer
The Three Jacks Track Performer
Technical Credits
Bob Brozman Liner Notes
W.C. Handy Composer
Wayne Pope Artwork
George Morrow Contributor
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