Slidin' on the Frets: The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Phenomenon

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All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
While not exactly luau music, Slidin' on the Frets: The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Phenomenon is steeped in island tradition. Made up of historical recordings highlighting the Hawaiian music craze of the early part of the 20th century, these 23 songs range in origin from Trinidad, Argentina, France, Greece, and more and feature a style quite removed from Don Ho's "Hawaiian Wedding Song." These gritty recordings have an earthy, bluesy feel to them much more akin to a Delta blues or pedal steel guitar sound, but at times have a wacky vaudeville
agtime feel. Quite eclectic and never the same sound twice, Slidin' ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
While not exactly luau music, Slidin' on the Frets: The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Phenomenon is steeped in island tradition. Made up of historical recordings highlighting the Hawaiian music craze of the early part of the 20th century, these 23 songs range in origin from Trinidad, Argentina, France, Greece, and more and feature a style quite removed from Don Ho's "Hawaiian Wedding Song." These gritty recordings have an earthy, bluesy feel to them much more akin to a Delta blues or pedal steel guitar sound, but at times have a wacky vaudeville
agtime feel. Quite eclectic and never the same sound twice, Slidin' on the Frets is an interesting listen as well as an historical document.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/13/2000
  • Label: Yazoo
  • UPC: 016351205629
  • Catalog Number: 2056
  • Sales rank: 100,965

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii (2:47)
  2. 2 Pame Sti Honolulu - Bezos' Hawaiian Orchestra (3:06)
  3. 3 Don't Sell It (Don't Give It Away) (3:04)
  4. 4 Milenberg JOys - Rodney Rogers' Red Peppers (2:48)
  5. 5 My Little Blue Heaven (3:42)
  6. 6 Why My Craf Vex with Me - Emery Cournard (2:39)
  7. 7 Down in Waikiki - Eddy's Hawaiian Serenaders (3:13)
  8. 8 Honolulu Stomp - H.M. Barnes Blue Ridge Ramblers (3:08)
  9. 9 U Like, Noa Like - Tau Moe's Hawaiian Jazzites (2:55)
  10. 10 Mindinao March - Honolulu Players (2:43)
  11. 11 Everybody Does It in Hawaii (2:57)
  12. 12 Ghost Dance - Truett & George (3:03)
  13. 13 You'll Never Find a Daddy Like Me - Nelstone's Hawaiians (2:50)
  14. 14 La Portena Es Una Papa - Les Loups (2:54)
  15. 15 Has My Gal Been Here - Casey Bill Weldon (2:36)
  16. 16 Smiles - Jimmy Yates' Boll Weevils (3:23)
  17. 17 Clowin' the Frets - Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Trio (2:40)
  18. 18 Caresses Venitiennes - Gino Bordin Hawaiian Orchestra (3:04)
  19. 19 Guitar Rag (3:03)
  20. 20 The Cat's Whiskers - Patt Patterson & His Champion Pep Riders (2:41)
  21. 21 Happy Hawaiian Blues - Hawaiian Songbirds (2:49)
  22. 22 Drifting and Dreaming - Lawson's Hawaiians (3:00)
  23. 23 Sliding on the Frets (3:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sylvester Weaver Track Performer
Jimmie Tarlton Track Performer
Oscar Woods Track Performer
Kanui & Lula Track Performer
Andy Sannella Track Performer
Technical Credits
Jimmie Rodgers Composer
King Oliver Composer
Robert Armstrong Producer, Liner Notes
Richard Nevins Remastering
Sherwin Dunner Producer
Elsie McWilliams Composer
Bill Cogswell Composer
Johnny Noble Composer
Tommy Harrison Composer
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