Hui Aloha

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Barnes & Noble - Carol Wright
Hui Aloha means "meeting of compassion." That's how slack key guitarist Dennis Kamakahi explains his quartet's name. Other members of the quartet include George Kuo, also playing slack key guitar, bassist Martin Pahinui, and ukelele player David Kamakahi. Of course, all four contribute to the vocal harmonies. With the encouragement of producer/pianist George Winston, these musicians formalized their musical collaboration to recreate the lush and freewheeling spirit of the famous slack key bands of the 1970s. Each song alternates between lush vocals, breaks of stylish fingerstyle guitar work, and glowing swirls of ukelele. It's a little bit country, a little bit cowboy, ...
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Barnes & Noble - Carol Wright
Hui Aloha means "meeting of compassion." That's how slack key guitarist Dennis Kamakahi explains his quartet's name. Other members of the quartet include George Kuo, also playing slack key guitar, bassist Martin Pahinui, and ukelele player David Kamakahi. Of course, all four contribute to the vocal harmonies. With the encouragement of producer/pianist George Winston, these musicians formalized their musical collaboration to recreate the lush and freewheeling spirit of the famous slack key bands of the 1970s. Each song alternates between lush vocals, breaks of stylish fingerstyle guitar work, and glowing swirls of ukelele. It's a little bit country, a little bit cowboy, a little bit Spanish, and all Island. It's as mouthwatering as a ripe mango. The in-depth liner notes complete with guitar tunings and translated lyrics are easy to read and add to the enjoyment of the music and its history. HUI ALOHA is a vacation on a silver disk. Hopefully, this album will spark another Golden Age for this radiant music.
All Music Guide - Stacia Proefrock
Featuring four of the best-known and most respected slack-key guitar players in Hawaii, Dennis Kamakahi, David Kamakahi, George Kuo, and Martin Pahnui, Hui Aloha manages to take great strides toward pulling slack-key guitar music out of the hands of the new age genre that has co-opted it, and placing it firmly back within its historical context. Sweetly supported by bass, ukulele, and vocals, the songs deal with historical and cultural themes without entirely dwelling in the past. The musicians' creativity allows for several tributes to modern music, including a distinct Latin influence on one song, and an introduction on another which follows the melody of the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction." Part of a general resurgence of recordings from slack-key artists, this album does a fine job of documenting their traditions and innovations.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/11/2000
  • Label: Windham Hill Records
  • UPC: 080223805323
  • Catalog Number: 38053

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Steal Away (4:29)
  2. 2 Paahana (4:33)
  3. 3 Pu'u Anahulu (6:51)
  4. 4 Palolo (4:30)
  5. 5 Monterey Sunrise (3:36)
  6. 6 Wai O Minnehaha (Waters of Minnehaha) (3:34)
  7. 7 Lepe 'Ula'ula (4:35)
  8. 8 Pua Lantana (4:18)
  9. 9 Whee Ha Swing (4:01)
  10. 10 Ke Kaua Laiki (4:07)
  11. 11 Kaimana Hila (5:12)
  12. 12 Waipi'i (4:04)
  13. 13 I Ka Po Ame Ke Ao (3:31)
  14. 14 Panini Pua Kea (2:50)
  15. 15 Sanoe (6:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hui Aloha Primary Artist
David Ukulele, Background Vocals
Dennis Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Jimmy Hughes Composer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Howard Johnston Producer, Engineer
George Winston Producer
George Kuo Producer
Dennis Kamakahi Producer, translation
Jay Junker Liner Notes
Porter Miller Engineer
Justin Lieberman Engineer
Joanie K.Y. Chan Art Direction
Joe Keawe translation
Larry Lindsey Kimura translation
Eugene Lancette Cover Photo
Aaron Mahi translation
Elizabeth K. Sumner translation
Queen Lydia Lili'uokalani Composer
Lena Sails Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AHHHHHH!!!!!!

    Very relaxing and soothing yet uplifting at the same time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MUSIC FROM THE HEART

    THERE THE SOUND THAT WAS MISSING!! IN THIS C.D. YOU CAN HEAR TWO GENERAITIONS COME TOGHTER LIKE AS TO SAY THAT HAWAIIAN MUSIC WILL NOT DIE....GOD BLESS THEM ALL !!!!

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