Slack Key Christmas

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Slack Key Christmas is a bit of a schtick album in its conception, mixing a small dose of exoticism with the strong standards of the Christmas repertoire. Hawaiian music may not be the exotica it once was, but when paired with ultra-traditional holiday songs, it gains back a bit of novelty as a medium. The slack key artists here are some of the best around, and though a few of the big hitters are missing the Pahinui family, the Beamers, the players present are a veritable all-star group from the Palm label. The ki hoalu manner of playing lends itself to the more contemplative moods of pieces such as "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and at the same time can be used for a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Slack Key Christmas is a bit of a schtick album in its conception, mixing a small dose of exoticism with the strong standards of the Christmas repertoire. Hawaiian music may not be the exotica it once was, but when paired with ultra-traditional holiday songs, it gains back a bit of novelty as a medium. The slack key artists here are some of the best around, and though a few of the big hitters are missing the Pahinui family, the Beamers, the players present are a veritable all-star group from the Palm label. The ki hoalu manner of playing lends itself to the more contemplative moods of pieces such as "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and at the same time can be used for a rollicking little romp with its own bass accompaniment, of course for the quicker, cheerier numbers. Highlights include Wailau Ryder's rendition of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and the incomparable Sonny Lim's "White Christmas," both of which showcase different aspects of the slack key's versatility and sheer musicality when placed in the hands of the greats.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2007
  • Label: Palm Records
  • UPC: 652454024028
  • Catalog Number: 4024
  • Sales rank: 325,376

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Winter Wonderland - Jim "Kimo" West (2:06)
  2. 2 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Dwight Tokumoto (2:49)
  3. 3 O Holy Night (3:36)
  4. 4 Jingle Bells (2:54)
  5. 5 Away in a Manger - Dwight Tokumoto (2:41)
  6. 6 Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Wailau Ryder (2:55)
  7. 7 I'll Be Home for Christmas (3:28)
  8. 8 Silver Bells - Wailau Ryder (3:30)
  9. 9 Little Drummer Boy - Ben Kaili (4:07)
  10. 10 The First Noel (2:57)
  11. 11 Mele Kalikimaka (2:14)
  12. 12 White Christmas (3:48)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Charles Michael Brotman Producer, Engineer, Mastering, Audio Production
Harry Simeone Composer
Felix Bernard Composer
Katherine Davis Composer
Haven Gillespie Composer
Pierre Grill Engineer
Walter Kent Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Randy Lorenzo Contributor
Henry Onorati Composer
Jeff Peterson Contributor
Sonny Lim Contributor
Traditional Composer
James Gannon Composer
A.C. Adam Composer
Jim "Kimo" West Engineer
Wailau Ryder Contributor
Dwight Tokumoto Contributor
Ben Kaili Contributor
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