It's Hotter in Hawaii

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
In the 1920s, a perfect storm of cultural changes -- the beginning of airline travel, the height of the tourist ship lines, the rise of a moneyed leisure class that could afford to take long vacations in exotic locales, and the increasing cheapness and portability of recording equipment, among others -- led to a brief passion for Hawaiian music in the United States. This was partially fed by Tin Pan Alley composers who exploited a brief vogue for Hawaiian-themed pop songs modern-day ukulele chanteuse Janet Klein covers several of these now-obscure tunes on her albums, but it also led to many recordings of Hawaiian musicians by mainland labels. It's those songs that are ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
In the 1920s, a perfect storm of cultural changes -- the beginning of airline travel, the height of the tourist ship lines, the rise of a moneyed leisure class that could afford to take long vacations in exotic locales, and the increasing cheapness and portability of recording equipment, among others -- led to a brief passion for Hawaiian music in the United States. This was partially fed by Tin Pan Alley composers who exploited a brief vogue for Hawaiian-themed pop songs modern-day ukulele chanteuse Janet Klein covers several of these now-obscure tunes on her albums, but it also led to many recordings of Hawaiian musicians by mainland labels. It's those songs that are compiled on the marvelous four-disc box set It's Hotter in Hawaii. These are vintage jazz age sides, most of them similar to the Western swing that was popularized in the southwestern U.S. around the same time, only with that uniquely Hawaiian instrument the slack-key guitar standing in for the pedal steel. It's remarkable how similar the two instruments sound, actually; there are a few songs here that wouldn't sound at all out of place on a Bob Wills anthology, including, somewhat surprisingly, an entirely trad version of the blues-folk standard "Stack-o-Lee." Most of these 105 tracks are instrumentals, with the occasional vocal tracks evenly split between English and Hawaiian, and the remastering throughout is quite good, or at least as well as can be expected given the age and rarity of the source material. Only the near total lack of liner notes unusual for a JSP release, which usually at least includes recording dates and musician names when available keeps this from being the best possible introduction to Hawaiian music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/15/2005
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • UPC: 788065773823
  • Catalog Number: 7738
  • Sales rank: 245,794

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blue Sparks - Master's Hawaiians (3:02)
  2. 2 Hawaiian Stormy Weather - Master's Hawaiians (2:50)
  3. 3 Caperucita - S Cortes Y Sus Hawaiinos (2:53)
  4. 4 Lirios - S Cortes Y Sus Hawaiinos (3:06)
  5. 5 My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua - Lula (2:46)
  6. 6 Garden of Paradise - Keaumoka Louis (3:21)
  7. 7 Penei No - Keaumoka Louis (2:43)
  8. 8 Goodbye Blues - Roland Peachy & His Royal Hawaiians (2:58)
  9. 9 China Boy - Roland Peachy & His Royal Hawaiians (2:55)
  10. 10 Honolulu Stomp - H.M. Barnes' Blue Ridge Ramblers (3:07)
  11. 11 Waikiki Waltz - King Bennie Nawahi (2:40)
  12. 12 Stack-O-Lee - King (2:30)
  13. 13 Drifting and Dreaming - Lawson's Hawaiians (2:59)
  14. 14 La Portena Es Una Papa - Les Loups Noirs (2:53)
  15. 15 Drowsy Waters - Lua & Kaili (2:36)
  16. 16 Kohala March - Lua & Kaili (2:31)
  17. 17 Moana Chimes - M.K. Moke (2:54)
  18. 18 E Mama Ea - Moana Serenaders (2:48)
  19. 19 He Mea Nui - Moana Serenaders (2:56)
  20. 20 The Cat's Whiskers - Pat Patterson & His Champion Rep Riders (2:40)
  21. 21 Kauna Kea - Ray Kinney & His Royal Hawaiians (3:15)
  22. 22 Coral Isle - Ray Kinney & His Royal Hawaiians (2:44)
  23. 23 Milenburg Joys - Rodney Roger's Red Peppers (2:46)
  24. 24 King Kalakaua March - Kamsku & Kawaihae (3:14)
  25. 25 Pua Lima Waltz - Kamsku & Kawaihae (3:35)
  26. 26 The Road to Paradise - Unknown German Orchestra (2:53)
  27. 27 Les Femmes d'Amerique - Danny Stewart (2:34)
Disc 2
  1. 1 12th Street Rag - Hauulea Entertainers (3:08)
  2. 2 Railroad Blues - Hauulea Entertainers (3:20)
  3. 3 Ellis March - Hauulea Entertainers (3:11)
  4. 4 Ama Ama - Sam Alama & His Hawaiians (2:37)
  5. 5 Akahi Hoi - Hawaiian Quintette (3:18)
  6. 6 Pua I Mohala - Hawaiian Quintette (3:17)
  7. 7 Honolulu Stomp - Hawaiian Serenaders (3:22)
  8. 8 Maui Girl - James Molkeha (2:52)
  9. 9 Honolulu March - Hawaiian Silver Quartet (3:06)
  10. 10 Kawahau - Hawaiian Silver Quartet (3:08)
  11. 11 My Little Grass Shack - Joe Keawe (2:34)
  12. 12 Ho'okipa Paka - Joe Keawe & His Harmony Hawaiians (2:55)
  13. 13 Happy Hawaiian Blues - Hawaiian Songbirds (2:47)
  14. 14 K'alu Luliluli - Helen Louise (3:14)
  15. 15 Kai Maia O Ka Madi - Helen Louise (3:07)
  16. 16 Hula Love Medley March - Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra (2:48)
  17. 17 Mindinao March - Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra (2:42)
  18. 18 Song of the Range - Jim and Bob (3:06)
  19. 19 Chimes - Jim and Bob (2:56)
  20. 20 By the Waters of Minnietonka - Jim and Bob (2:41)
  21. 21 Hula Blues - Jim and Bob (2:43)
  22. 22 Pehea Hoi Au - Kalama's Quartet (2:58)
  23. 23 O Sole Mio - Hawaiian Trio & Taki (2:57)
  24. 24 My Hawaii (You're Calling Me) - Hawaiian Trio & Taki (3:15)
  25. 25 La Paloma - Hawaiian Trio & Taki (3:00)
  26. 26 Valse Bleu - Hawaiian Trio & Taki (3:06)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Hilo - Kane's Hawaiinans (2:58)
  2. 2 Blues of the Guitar - Andy Sanella (2:59)
  3. 3 Sliding on the Frets - Andy Sanella (3:27)
  4. 4 Pame Sti Honolulu - Bezos' Hawaiian Orchestra (3:05)
  5. 5 Palolo - Charlie Wilson (2:51)
  6. 6 Na Pua Oh Hawaii - George Ku Trio (2:59)
  7. 7 Kuu Lei - George Ku Trio (3:04)
  8. 8 Na Ali'l - George Ku Trio (3:09)
  9. 9 Na Lei - Coral Islanders (3:09)
  10. 10 Clownin' the Frets - Biltmore Hotel Trio (2:39)
  11. 11 Kaui Kahio - Biltmore Orchestra (2:38)
  12. 12 Down in Waikiki - Eddy's Hawaiian Serenaders (3:13)
  13. 13 Why My Craf Vex With Me - Emery Cournand (2:38)
  14. 14 One-Two-Three - Ferera & Franchini (3:02)
  15. 15 Palakiko Blues - Dettborn (2:34)
  16. 16 Maui - Frank Ferera (2:49)
  17. 17 Melani Anu Ka Makani - Frank Ferera (3:32)
  18. 18 Honolulu March - Frank Ferera (2:46)
  19. 19 In the Heart of Hawaii - Frank Ferera (3:12)
  20. 20 St. Louis Blues - Frank Ferera (2:54)
  21. 21 Cielito Lindo - John Poaluki (3:20)
  22. 22 Iko Okamuko - John Poaluki (3:12)
  23. 23 Slack Key Hula - George "Keoki" Davis (2:45)
  24. 24 Caresses Venitiennes - Gino Bordin Hawaiian Orchestra (3:02)
  25. 25 Indiana March - Hanapi Trio (2:36)
  26. 26 Smiles - Jimmy Yates' Boll Weevils (3:22)
  27. 27 12th Street Rag - Roy Smeck (2:56)
  28. 28 Limehouse Blues - Roy Smeck (2:43)
  29. 29 Bugle Call Rag - Roy Smeck (3:08)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Hilo March - Roy Smeck (2:48)
  2. 2 Kalima Walk - Roy Smeck (2:50)
  3. 3 Twilight Echoes - Roy Smeck (3:19)
  4. 4 Hawaiian Hula - Sam West (3:03)
  5. 5 Wangwang Blues - Sam Ku West Harmony Boys (3:09)
  6. 6 Liliu E - Louis King & the South Sea Islanders (2:53)
  7. 7 Old Timer's Hula - Tommy Solomon (2:19)
  8. 8 Lepe Ula Ula - Sol Hoopii (3:20)
  9. 9 Hawaiian March - Sol Hoopii (2:54)
  10. 10 Lady Be Good - Sol Hoopii (3:08)
  11. 11 Lehua - Sol Hoopii (3:14)
  12. 12 Pidgin English Hula - Sol Hoopii (3:07)
  13. 13 Uheuhene - Sol Hoopii (3:24)
  14. 14 Tomi Tomi - Sol K. Bright (2:41)
  15. 15 Parai'i Pararara'i - Tamari Tahiti (2:39)
  16. 16 Ghost Dance - Truett (3:02)
  17. 17 Mai Kai No Kauai - MM. Rivieres Hawaiians (2:10)
  18. 18 Paahana - MM. Rivieres Hawaiians (2:52)
  19. 19 E Mama Ee - MM. Rivieres Hawaiians (2:45)
  20. 20 La Lupe Ua Sola - MM. Rivieres Hawaiians (2:49)
  21. 21 Ellis March - MM. Rivieres Hawaiians (3:10)
  22. 22 U Like, Noa Like - Tau Moe's Hawaiian Jazzites (2:54)
  23. 23 Medley of Old Time Waltzes - Walter Kolomoku (3:17)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
W.C. Handy Composer
Jack Pettis Composer
Elmer Schoebel Composer
Billy Meyers Composer
Philip Braham Composer
Douglas Furber Composer
Traditional Composer
Charles E. King Composer
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    Vintage Hawaiian

    For those fortunate enough to have visited the islands in the mid 1900's.

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