Music Time – Traditional Hawaiian

Jan 27, 2014

aloha_girls

 

What are your favorite Traditional Hawaiian songs?  I use the word “Traditional” loosely as I’m talking about songs either in all Hawaiian or includes some Hawaiian lyrics.

 

When I was in high school, I got into Hawaiian slack-key.  I could never play it – but I did enjoy listening to The Beamer brothers.  This song takes me back to the cold mornings of getting ready to go to school while I turned on the stereo to listen to whatever record I had on there.  This being the title cut – I heard this song a lot:

This Is Our Island Home – The Beamer Brothers

 

When I was in intermediate, my older brother brought home this album.  I used to sneak it when he wasn’t home and listen to it.  Grew to love this song:

Kawika – Sunday Manoa

 

I discovered this song while listening to KCCN-AM while our girls were just infants.  I’d be out in the garage tending to my orchids and listening to the radio.

Pua Olena – The Lim Family

 

And one more – a classic.  Cannot forget Aunty Genoa Keawe’s – Alika

 

What are your favorite Traditional Hawaiian tunes?  Later on we’ll touch upon Contemporary Hawaiian songs.  For now, just Traditional stuff.

 

 

 

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  1. KAN
    January 28th, 2014 at 7:33 pm #

    “O Kamawaelualani.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJWnNNEMQLk

    It’s a shame more people don’t know this song. We learned it because his halau performs it. Written by Liko Martin (he also wrote “Waimanalo Blues,”) and his friend, painter Laka Morton.

  2. KAN
    January 28th, 2014 at 7:38 pm #

    “Na Vaqueros,” Kuana Torres Kahele. Kuana pays tribute to both sides of his heritage, Spanish and Hawaiian, in this song about Vaqueros and paniolo in both languages.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBAZqIRoWL0

    (Incidentally, Hi*Sessions is so well done – beautiful sound *&* video.)

  3. KAN
    January 28th, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

    One of my dad’s favorites:

    “Aia I Ka La`i,” done by Kalena deLima (Kelly’s daughter). Such an awesome falsetto. And the family is as nice as they are talented.

    http://www.k5thehometeam.com/category/194391/video-landing-page?clipId=5979137&autostart=true

  4. Mark'75
    January 28th, 2014 at 7:49 pm #

    @KAN: Speaking of Amy Hanaiali’i, this is one of my favs:
    Haleiwa Hula
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZVuz4tFSzw
    (Can hear that old Ala Moana Shopping Center commercial in this song)

  5. KAN
    January 28th, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

    @Mark’75 – you know Amy’s grandmother wrote that song! I love to hear Amy telling stories about that grandmother – she was quite the woman.

  6. Mark'75
    January 28th, 2014 at 8:00 pm #

    Wow, nice!

  7. Mark'75
    January 28th, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

    Teresa Bright – Hula Heaven
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7tVhvYwCvI
    ok, no Hawaiian Lyrics, but I like this song so much!

  8. Mark'75
    January 28th, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

    Okay, found one.
    Teresa Bright – Nani Kauai
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meNvq-ASSy8

  9. Mark'75
    January 28th, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

    Traditional…..
    Jack DeMello – I Am Hawaii
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LHv_IXm4h4

  10. Mark'75
    January 28th, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

  11. Mark Shelby
    January 28th, 2014 at 9:12 pm #

    Too cute! …ya? Remember Pearly Shells?

    Pearly Shells – Hawaii Kids Calabash Songs – Pearly Shells

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNsMRprvPrw

  12. keoni
    January 28th, 2014 at 10:26 pm #

    @Mark’75 That video of Pauoa Hula just blew me away! So many stars that I recognized – Kaipo Hale, Braddah Moon and the Makaha Sons, Da Braddahs Caz, etc. What a rare line-up of some of the great talent, most of whom are still with us. Mahalo nui loa!

  13. keoni
    January 28th, 2014 at 10:28 pm #

    Eh Uncle Rodney, any chance you could let this thread continue through Sunday? We gettin some wonderful audio AND video here, and I’ve only contributed one manini song! heehee!

  14. khs68
    January 28th, 2014 at 10:40 pm #

    Manuela Boy – Hilo Hattie
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TPcfd_OWv0

  15. Mark Shelby
    January 28th, 2014 at 10:44 pm #

    The Hawaiian falsetto voice and music is a gift from God!

    Gary Haleamau – Pohakuloa

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H_jalH_xjA&list=PL1372DB6E9574F78D

  16. khs68
    January 28th, 2014 at 10:47 pm #

    Brings back memories of 6th grade performance at Lunalilo Elementary School.

    Holoholo Ka’a
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deOSnPVYbFs

  17. Mark Shelby
    January 28th, 2014 at 11:00 pm #

    rare! …..Hawaiian Slack Key – Gary Haleamau “Home Pumehana”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsEIMr1tONw

    Slack key great, Gary Haleamau was only 12 years old when this single record was released. It is found on his CD “Lei Poina`ole: The Best of Gary Haleamau

  18. Mark Shelby
    January 28th, 2014 at 11:15 pm #

    This may be crossing the modern line. But this fine gentleman needs a mention. And maybe in the new modern thread. Worked hard all his life. Town destroyed by Madam Pele. And he came back, and neva gave up. So many good sons of Hawai’i….! The Hawaiian falsetto voice and music is a gift from God!

    Ledward Kaapana – “I Kona” Master Hawaiian Slack Key Guitarist

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmkbCuUnvc0

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ledward_Kaapana

  19. Mark Shelby
    January 28th, 2014 at 11:22 pm #

    Just want to mention. Just like in the Wikipedia above. And most of the music above. Notice how all of the greats are related! Talent runs in da Family!

  20. Mark Shelby
    January 28th, 2014 at 11:44 pm #

    I told you all related. Check da story…..I love it! This post is more about this amazing story below!

    Black Sand – Ledward Kaapana Slack Key Guitar

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WD1y679R4c

    Back before the lava came, the little village of Kalapana in the district of Puna on Hawai`i Island was known for three things: a magnificent black sand beach, the queen’s bath, and a remarkable concentration of musicians. Members of the Kaapana and Konanui clans settled there, with Fred Punahoa, George Kaapana and his wife Tina among the most widely known. The parties were legendary, with various family members showing off their favorite numbers and jam sessions that went on for days.

    Two of George and Tina’s kids, the twin brothers Ledward and Nedward, went on to form Hui Ohana, a legendary group in Hawaiian music.

    George Kaapana only recorded once, but he composed a number of slack key pieces that Ledward has kept alive in his repertoire. This tune was originally called “Portuguese Slack Key” (well, actually they used the traditional slang) and Ledward changed the name to honor the lost beaches of Kalapana and his small kid days. He recorded “Black Sand” for a CD of the same name, a nahenahe masterpiece still available from Dancing Cat Records.

    We shot this duet in Ledward’s backyard in Kane`ohe, on O`ahu. I faded the beginning and ending because of the noise of passing trucks and jet airplanes. I captured the wide shot on a Panasonic Lumix GH2, with a Sanyo Xacti HD2000 for the closeup. Ledward’s audio was recorded on a Sony PCM-D50, while I used a Zoom Q3HD to record my guitar. All editing was done in Edius Neo.

  21. Mark Shelby
    January 28th, 2014 at 11:54 pm #

    Remember Bob Brozman?

    “Ua Like” performed by Ledward Kaapana & Bob Brozman

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLuFjK0BWs8

  22. Mark Shelby
    January 29th, 2014 at 12:50 am #

    On the verge of modern…..but jus have to share. One of my all time favorites. And anything Beamer…..

    Keola Beamer, “Ku`u Home O Kahalau`u”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7NRf7LRLc4

  23. DIO
    January 29th, 2014 at 2:23 am #

    The Brothers Cazimero “Ka`ena”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uageLr86OCM

  24. DIO
    January 29th, 2014 at 2:26 am #

    Diana Aki: Kalena Kai / Lei Nani

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTQbq5kys2A&NR=1

  25. Mark Shelby
    January 29th, 2014 at 2:58 am #

    On the verge of modern…..but 1970’s……and I just have to share. One of my all time favorites.

    Keola and Kapono Beamer – Honolulu City Lights

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98e7A1XdkxM

    “Honolulu City Lights” is a song composed by Keola Beamer in the early 1970s. This is the original recording by the Beamer Brothers. The song was a local hit in Hawaii and is still remembered fondly by many Hawaiians, including those citizens who have left the Island state for whatever reasons, and long to go back.

    A cover was done by Richard and Karen Carpenter in 1978, but the song was not released until 1986 on a single, and 1989 on an album.

    Did you even know that Karen Carpenter even sang this?

  26. DIO
    January 29th, 2014 at 3:18 am #

    Alma Mater of Lahainaluna School

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKN7rFbX09Y

  27. Mark Shelby
    January 29th, 2014 at 3:24 am #

    DIO……..I remember watching this on Live TV! In 1987…..Excellent! Leis up to da ears!

  28. Hawaiian by Heart
    January 29th, 2014 at 8:15 am #

    Aloha, Howzit.

    Ok need a judges decision. Is traditional hawaii’an mele about the song? or the age of da group singing it? Inquiring minds want to know.

    Mahalo guys, we need no stink’n hawaii’an music appreciation class in college. Just Hang in Pono MLC Hawai’i lol. :-)

  29. hawai'ian by heart
    January 29th, 2014 at 8:26 am #

    If im wrong? Then I wont post bands like this till the contemporary music page comes up. I do love this traditional song sung by these guys.

    Hapa – “Ku’u Lei Awapuhi
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohts2XthGcQ

  30. hawai'ian by heart
    January 29th, 2014 at 8:31 am #

    @keoni, Kaikua’ana i believe there will also be a contemporary mele page soon.

  31. Rodney
    January 29th, 2014 at 9:08 am #

    There sure will be. Right now, I’ll take anything with some Hawaiian lyrics in it.

  32. hawai'ian by heart
    January 29th, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    @Rodney

    Good to see you bruddah. :-)

  33. hawai'ian by heart
    January 29th, 2014 at 10:39 am #

    If you every met this bruddah, you will feel his mana and uhane (energy,spirit) of peace and aloha. No video can display what im saying. Everytime I hear this song I feel his mana, it bring tears to my eyes.

    Kaleohano – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArrmySKzcV4

    Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (IZ) – Kaulana Kawaihae
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=876MtdZJ-Lo

  34. DIO
    January 29th, 2014 at 11:32 am #

  35. DIO
    January 29th, 2014 at 11:38 am #

  36. DIO
    January 29th, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

    Gabby, Atta, and the boys:

    Ka Moa`e

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II2qPcbcxnU

  37. DIO
    January 29th, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

  38. Mark Shelby
    January 29th, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    I still remember listening to dis kine when I was one little kid. Because my parents did.

    The Mena Moeria Minstrels – Tomi-Tomi

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khxV-cE76oQ

    One more……

    Remember the Kodak Hula Show and all of the good old Hawaiian music, and hula? We used to go all the time. And always took our mainland visitors there!

    http://wn.com/kodak_hula_show

  39. Mark Shelby
    January 29th, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    Not in Hawaiian. But you have to just love this guy! And his steel guitar! I grew up listening to all dis good stuffs. Those were the days….braddas!

    George de Fretes – Hawaiian Paradise

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgMkmNisOlQ

  40. hawai'ian by heart
    January 29th, 2014 at 3:49 pm #

    Aloha M.L.C guys and gals. Hope you had great day?

  41. Mark Shelby
    January 29th, 2014 at 4:15 pm #

    Good day here in North County San Diego…….hawai’ian by heart. I like how you spell it now! Mo Betta!

    75* and sunny! We are having Summer in Jan! But I would much rather be at my Diamond Head family home! At least I still get Pacific Ocean here. But I miss my Island home.

  42. hawai'ian by heart
    January 29th, 2014 at 6:33 pm #

    @Mark Shelby

    Mahalo uncle, yeah i know what your saying. For the mainland, San Diego is the place to be, but it not home i agree. At least neither of us are on the east coast, thats something to be greatful for. :-)

  43. KAN
    January 29th, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    I couldn’t find video of my favorite Owana Salazar song, “Ali`ipoe,” so “Ku`u Lei Awapuhi” will have to do for now.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBceGcZoa8g

  44. KAN
    January 29th, 2014 at 6:36 pm #

    Here’s a tasty version of “Ali`ipoe” with Na Palapalai and Izumi.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tTsat7QSFg

  45. KAN
    January 29th, 2014 at 6:37 pm #

    Here’s my buddy, Jesse Tinsley, doing “Sanoe.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l6EDqNBt4A

  46. KAN
    January 29th, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

    Raiatea Helm, “Kalamaula” (for my dear friend Manono who grew up there)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWyCD_RMt9g

  47. KAN
    January 29th, 2014 at 6:39 pm #

    Jesse again, this time doing “I Ka Po A Me Ke Ao.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crrRtiHatFQ

  48. KAN
    January 29th, 2014 at 6:40 pm #

    My two favorite `ukulele players of all time (except for my dad, that is)

    Ohta-san and Herb Ohta Jr. doing “Hi`ilawe”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-hETgj9_B0

  49. KAN
    January 29th, 2014 at 6:41 pm #

    Love this version of “Hilo Hanakahi” by Keola Beamer (one of my idols) and Raiatea Helm.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2WrSELkzJY

  50. KAN
    January 29th, 2014 at 6:42 pm #

    Herb again, mugging as he makes “Kaulana O Hilo Hanakahi” look easy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2bjuvQyVA4

  51. KAN
    January 29th, 2014 at 6:42 pm #

    Another favorite kanikapila song: “Koali,” by the man who wrote it, Pekelo.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMeZmNhfeBM

  52. KAN
    January 29th, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

    Back to Hui Ohana for the only song Sweetie can still hula:

    “Ulupalakua.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdAcI01qGgg

  53. KAN
    January 29th, 2014 at 6:44 pm #

    Home town pride:

    “Kane`ohe,” by Gary Haleamau. Awesome falsetto

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T56rTHEXEr0

  54. KAN
    January 29th, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

    My friend Al Tringali doing “Kauai Beauty”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4IbqUkGQm0

  55. KAN
    January 29th, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

    Al again, this time doing “Ahulili”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD520tHTgCM

  56. KAN
    January 29th, 2014 at 6:50 pm #

    The wondrous falsetto of Mark Yamanaka with “Pua Kenikeni”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zioOWYCPFmk

  57. KAN
    January 29th, 2014 at 6:53 pm #

    Weldon Kekauoha, “Lei Ho`oheno” (part of the bridge makes me think of “You’ve Got a Friend”).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px25YB0gGrc

  58. KAN
    January 29th, 2014 at 7:00 pm #

    If you’re trying to get someone up to dance hula, this is a good one to entice them with. I’m told this is a song most dancers know.

    “Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai,” done here by the master Ledward Ka`apana.

  59. KAN
    January 29th, 2014 at 7:02 pm #

    If you’ve flown Hawaiian Air in the last few years, you might have seen this video of Napua Greig (she now goes by Napua Makua) doing “Lawakua.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWmosyhcsjQ

  60. KAN
    January 29th, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

    Oops, here’s the link to “Ka Uluwehi” with Ledward

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiJOZRTeFxQ

  61. Mark Shelby
    January 29th, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

    I remember dis…jus love da old country house!

    “Aloha ‘Oe” by Kapono, Kamakawiwo’ole, Pahinui, Cazimero

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXOzNiKceps

  62. hawai'ian by heart
    January 29th, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

    @KAN

    Sistah do I get the impression that your a musician? If yes, what do you play to have such a great knowledge?

  63. Mark'75
    January 29th, 2014 at 8:22 pm #

    A Hawaiian Wedding Song:
    Makaha Sons – Ke Kali Nei Au
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN_u0x-4q0Q

  64. KAN
    January 29th, 2014 at 8:25 pm #

    “Nani Ko`olau,” done here by braddahs I don’t know, but they’re good.

    This is another favorite of our kanikapila group

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgDX4gpkNr4

  65. KAN
    January 29th, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

    “Nani Waimea,” by Palolo. Killer key change in the bridge.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Sz-1wliUfk

  66. KAN
    January 29th, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

    “Pua Ahihi,” done here by Maunalua, written by Kahauanu Lake. One of my favorites to sing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnVTSOGnm5A

  67. KAN
    January 29th, 2014 at 8:28 pm #

    And last one for tonight ‘cuz it’s bedtime for me.

    “Pupu Hinuhinu,” written by Aunty Nona Beamer (may G*d rest her soul), done here, appropriately by son Keola. (Link to audio only.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dhdI4JIMNE

    “E moe, e moe.”

  68. Mark'75
    January 29th, 2014 at 8:35 pm #

    Don Ho – Tiny Bubbles
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3mPRp5OpzM
    Okay Bulldogs, all together:
    “So here’s to the gold and green,
    and here’s to our school supreme,
    and here’s a cheer for our fighting team…”

  69. Mark Shelby
    January 29th, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

    Remember dees Braddas?

    Maunalua – U’ilani

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhXAcFq6vqw

  70. Mark'75
    January 29th, 2014 at 8:41 pm #

    @KAN: Pupu Hinuhinu – nice song for go sleep with!

  71. Mark Shelby
    January 29th, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

    Aloha Mark’75. I got to meet Don Ho one night, in an elevator when I was a kid. He lived across the hall from my Godfather Homer Powell in the Pent House, who was the founder of our Wigwam Dept. Stores and my Dads best friend. Homer and Don Ho lived in the tall condo building in the Hilton Hawaiian Village next to the Lagoon. I shook Don Ho’s hand that night. Nice guy, nice smile. Always gracious. He was a living legend.

    It may have been called the Lagoon Apartments in the old days.

  72. Mark'75
    January 29th, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

    @Mark Shelby: Maunalua. Clicked on the link and thought, yeah, these guys look familiar, but couldn’t place them. Only had to read further to see its from the Made in Hawaii Festival 2013, and I was there. Geesh, not so swift!

  73. Mark'75
    January 29th, 2014 at 8:49 pm #

    Yeah, Don Ho was one of those people who seemed larger than life!

  74. losthawaiian
    January 29th, 2014 at 8:49 pm #

    I’m not sure if this song was already mentioned. Ipo Lei manu by Palani Vaughn. When I listen to KINE online and this song comes on, I stop what I am doing and listen and it takes me back to Hawaii.

  75. Mark Shelby
    January 29th, 2014 at 8:52 pm #

    Ya Mark’75…..it’s amazing to me how many of these good old songs……I was actually there live. Remember all of the good old concerts at the Waikiki Shell? I used to go every chance I got!

    And remember all of the Diamond Head Crater celebrations? Wow! Those were wild! They all parked in front of my house to hike up to the tunnel entrance.

  76. Mark Shelby
    January 29th, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

    You got that right LostHawaiian……I think I posted that above. So many good songs now, hard to keep track, Bradda.

    This one is for you LH! I Love IT!

    Palani Vaughan – Ipo Lei Manu

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VN2e0V6zF8

  77. Mark'75
    January 29th, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

    Yup, I remember concerts at the Shell and those Crater Festivals back in the day. Even climbing over the side to get in one year.

  78. Mark Shelby
    January 29th, 2014 at 9:06 pm #

    Mark’75 You sneaky bradda! ya! I did that too. Diamond Head was my backyard ya know!…..hehe

  79. Mark Shelby
    January 29th, 2014 at 9:13 pm #

    Did you ever go to the Moonlight Mele at Bishop Museum? I did every chance I got. It was always so Awesome! Nothing but the best local Hawaiian Entertainers all in one place!

    Cyril Pahunui @ Moonlight Mele – 2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctBVteTgQqE

  80. Mark Shelby
    January 29th, 2014 at 9:16 pm #

    Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole Performing with Sean Na’auao at Bishop Museum.

    Moonlight Mele on the Lawn

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sKs8CNNO2A

  81. Mark Shelby
    January 29th, 2014 at 9:18 pm #

    I was there that night at Bishop Museum. Amazing we can find these videos.

  82. Mark Shelby
    January 29th, 2014 at 9:46 pm #

    No one betta den Bradda IZ!

    OFFICIAL Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole – “E ala E” Video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BqZPLNoaos&list=PL42DB90D14767B132

  83. Mark Shelby
    January 29th, 2014 at 10:09 pm #

    I wish this was more in focus. But you can hear the meaning of the words.

    A true Favorite son of Hawai’i

    Kaleohano – Performed by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQNWUXSnnfw

  84. Mark Shelby
    January 29th, 2014 at 10:21 pm #

    If you look really close……you can see Mackey Feary wiping his tears at minute 6:18. Just like I am crying now………….

  85. Mark Shelby
    January 29th, 2014 at 10:30 pm #

    Mackey Feary wiping his tears at min. 5:45 also……he died way too young!

  86. keoni
    January 29th, 2014 at 11:14 pm #

    OK, one mo’ contribution from me. I don’t know who dese braddahs are but when da guy singing hits that high note, aue!, chicken skin fo’ sure!
    Kuhihewa by Aunty Agnes Malaby Weisbarth
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvVBHlz4r0o

  87. Mark Shelby
    January 29th, 2014 at 11:33 pm #

    Right here…..is where I walked hand in hand, with my lifelong friend Pam who is on this board now when we were just teenagers. I know this is modern. But I wanted to share while I have it here. And da IZ words are awesome!

    Can’t wait for the modern Hawaiian Music thread. I have so much to share. Consider this a preview.

    Don’t be embarrassed Pam…….you know you loved me back din! When we were just kids. On dat white sandy beach. Right there where da IZ is sitting!

    OFFICIAL Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole – White Sandy Beach Video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoRpWEE-E0Q

  88. DIO
    January 29th, 2014 at 11:38 pm #

    Aunty Genoa Keawe: a funny story followed by Maile Swing. Poor Aunty, she just didn’t know what she was singing about. 😆
    God Bless you, Aunty. We miss you down here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHSu18op9EI

  89. Mark Shelby
    January 30th, 2014 at 12:15 am #

    How does she not know what she is singing about? Please explain. I posted this song many post’s above. And I love her!

  90. DIO
    January 30th, 2014 at 12:29 am #

    If you haven’t watched the video I posted, go watch it. She explains it in the first 2 minutes.

  91. Mark Shelby
    January 30th, 2014 at 1:06 am #

    Yes……one word. I posted it above, and I heard that. But I did not understand what you were talking about. Thank you.

  92. keoni
    January 30th, 2014 at 1:17 am #

    @Mark & DIO That just proves the old Hawaiian proverb – I ka hua’olelo ke ola, I ka hua’olelo ka make, In the word is life, in the word is death, or in Aunty’s case, extreme embarrassment! 😯

  93. keoni
    January 30th, 2014 at 1:18 am #

    Therefore, when you sing in Hawaiian, know the words AND correct pronunciation!

  94. Mark Shelby
    January 30th, 2014 at 1:26 am #

    Yup Keoni. At least Auntie was one good Honey Girl and admitted it. That was Hawaiian honor. I felt bad for her, but admired her for it.

  95. Pam
    January 30th, 2014 at 3:14 am #

    Yes, we walked those beaches together hand in hand. Loved you then, love you now!

  96. ankleBYTERS
    January 31st, 2014 at 9:40 pm #

    No Hawaiian lyrics, but still, it’s about Hawaii….

    The Rascals – My Hawaii

    http://youtu.be/81MGCoggUkU

  97. Mark Shelby
    February 2nd, 2014 at 7:32 pm #

    Good one …..ankleBYTERS

    One of my all time favorites of that era!

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