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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197 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. keoni
    January 27th, 2014 at 3:33 am #

    Oh my goodness, Uncle Rodney, dis topic going get bambucha posts fo’ sure! And deah gonna be about a gazillion that’ll be mine! :)

  2. keoni
    January 27th, 2014 at 3:37 am #

    I’ll start off with just one, here sung (and danced) by Halau Hula Olana’s Howard Ai
    Ku`u Pua I Paoakalani
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flHearXlHqo

  3. keoni
    January 27th, 2014 at 3:40 am #

    I think Howard has one of the finest male voices in Hawai’i. I could listen to him for hours!

  4. M
    January 27th, 2014 at 6:26 am #

    Guud morning MLCers!

  5. Hawaiian by Heart
    January 27th, 2014 at 6:55 am #

    E’ Aloha kakahiaka oukou (GoodMorning Everyone)

    @Rodney

    Wow uncle I knew you had good taste lol. Kawika – Sunday Manoa is one of my all time favorite. Mahalo fo’ another great topic. :-)

  6. Gareth
    January 27th, 2014 at 7:02 am #

    Gabby Pahinui, “Hiilawe”

  7. Hawaiian by Heart
    January 27th, 2014 at 7:08 am #

    Another all time favorite.

    Hawaii ’78: Brudda Iz and the Makaha Sons of Niihau
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txG-aVfao5k

    O’ahu by Kalama Brothers
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okRMPAGFqhY

  8. volleymom2
    January 27th, 2014 at 7:40 am #

    Any song by Sunday Manoa.
    Country Comfort, Beamer Brothers, and Kalapana songs- would that be contemporary?

  9. Hawaiian by Heart
    January 27th, 2014 at 7:50 am #

    Lei Pikake – Hapa
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI92r0rkxuw

    Felix Mendelson and His Hawaiian Serenadeshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3kB4nfpeWY

    Wow guys I could do this all day, but don’t want to be selfish lol.

  10. Hawaiian by Heart
    January 27th, 2014 at 7:51 am #

    Felix Mendelson and His Hawaiian Serenades

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3kB4nfpeWY

    Auwe mistake! this should work.

  11. Hawaiian by Heart
    January 27th, 2014 at 8:02 am #

    @volleymom2

    Yes they fit in contemporary. So does HAPA, C&K and Hawai’ian Style Band. :-)

  12. Mark'75
    January 27th, 2014 at 8:43 am #

    A memorable jam with Gabby Pahinui and Peter Moon. The brief interview with Ron Jacobs is priceless.
    Waialae:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlFOtAfczXM

  13. khs68
    January 27th, 2014 at 9:12 am #

  14. khs68
    January 27th, 2014 at 9:19 am #

  15. Hawaiian by Heart
    January 27th, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    @Mark’75,khs68

    I know you guys will love this?

    “Aloha ‘Oe” by Kapono, Kamakawiwo’ole, Pahinui, Cazimero
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXOzNiKceps&list=PLGxKVkn4b2w-1l5MhlhBpJzk0ATc4UWhs

  16. Mark'75
    January 27th, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    Nice!

  17. Mark'75
    January 27th, 2014 at 9:31 am #

    Four Hawaiians – On The Beach At Waikiki
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLYXGC09FSw
    old school……

  18. khs68
    January 27th, 2014 at 9:34 am #

  19. Mark'75
    January 27th, 2014 at 9:37 am #

    Kaimuki Hula
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27Lq-P6aguo
    CHEEEE HUUUU!!!!!!

  20. khs68
    January 27th, 2014 at 9:38 am #

    Thanks hbh

  21. khs68
    January 27th, 2014 at 9:48 am #

  22. Mark'75
    January 27th, 2014 at 9:51 am #

    Rap Replinger – Chanting
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LZ3MFX1dH8
    “Cruze Kalakaua in da ’57 Chevy…”

  23. Hawaiian by Heart
    January 27th, 2014 at 10:00 am #

    @khs68

    Hawai’i Aloha, nice find auntie, rare song from Brudda Iz.

    @everyone

    I recently startted liking Me A’u Lei by Slack Key Posse ever heard of the,?

  24. sally
    January 27th, 2014 at 11:20 am #

    Blue Darling / I’ll Be Leaving … Kapena

    Being a Kaimuki grad, he always perfoms (missed last year) at our KHS Foundation Fundraisers. HINT HINT to all Bulldog MLCers!

    One year was so special. Due to a technicality, he never received his graduation diploma. He was finally presented with one and his surprise was so genuine and loved, not a dry eye in the house!

  25. sally
    January 27th, 2014 at 11:27 am #

    Ke Alaula … Makaha Sons
    http://youtu.be/WrbBr7mctcc

    Brings me to tears every time I hear it. Now, even more so after being fortunate enough to meet them before John Koko’s passing. He was so darn kolohe, made me laugh so much!

    This song will be my ‘entrance song’ at my dream wedding reception.

  26. sally
    January 27th, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    We need KAN and Sweetie’s input on this topic!

  27. Hawaiian by Heart
    January 27th, 2014 at 12:19 pm #

    @sally

    Mahalo, tanks great mele sally.

    @Everyone hmmm is it me or do almost all asian, polynesian wahine look Beautiful?

  28. khs68
    January 27th, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    @Mark’75 – “Big fat kakaroach go hit’em wit da slippah.” Too funny!! Sound so Kaimuki-ish.

  29. Mark Shelby
    January 27th, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    I always enjoyed this when I was a kid. I could hardly wait until I would grow up, so I could hold one girls hand and walk on the beach….hehe

    Tommy Edwards Blue Hawaii 1960 in Hawaii rare MGM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2iD-zBVt-s

  30. Rodney
    January 27th, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    Wahine U’i – Gabby Pahinui

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab_1T86FVcM

  31. Mark Shelby
    January 27th, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

    Remember dees braddahs? And the steel guitar by Jerry Byrd?

    Hui Ohana ” Lehuanani ” (Magic Islands)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kVg8Be3LAI&list=PL19E9175468916D8D

  32. Mark Shelby
    January 27th, 2014 at 3:57 pm #

    Hana Hou……I always thought these fine gentlemen were one of the best in our modern times.

    Hui Ohana ” Panini Pua Kea ”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf1JTg72HUc

  33. Hawaiian by Heart
    January 27th, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    @Rodney

    Wahine U’i – Gabby Pahinui yes great song uncle.

  34. Mark Shelby
    January 27th, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

    When we were little Keiki…we respected the good old Hawaiians, Locals and their/our music of old Hawai’i. That’s what you did! I remember this video from long ago. Do you remember him?

    Clyde “Kindy” Sproat — Old Hawaiian Song with Hula Girls

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

    http://www.hawaii247.com/2008/12/15/renowned-falsetto-singer-clyde-kindy-sproat-has-died/

  35. Hawaiian by Heart
    January 27th, 2014 at 4:34 pm #

    Dennis Kamakahi-Hapuna Sunset

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egBnI8sN8N0

  36. Hawaiian by Heart
    January 27th, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

    @Rodney

    Sorry my mistake i didn’t catch the contemporary later part at the end Rodney. Sorry to appear kohole.

    He’eia – Gabby Pahinui and The Sons of Hawaii

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3cE7qkk5Tc

  37. sally
    January 27th, 2014 at 4:55 pm #

    Wahine Ilikea … Eddie Kamai or whoever wants to sing it
    This is my song for my daughter

  38. sally
    January 27th, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

    Love Song of Kalua

    From the first movie that ever made me cry, I may have been around 6yrs old or so. Bird of Paradise. I was horrified and so sad when Kalua had to jump into the volcano.

  39. Mark Shelby
    January 27th, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

    Found more good old Hawaiian History…..this post is for historical purpose.

    Another great Charles E. King traditional Hawaiian song from either late 19th century, or early 20th. He was a contemporary of Queen Liliuokalani – and I believe that they were also good friends. Scenes from an old black and white 16mm Hawaii film (courtesy of J. Everilde Collection) -appreciation / thank you!

    Pua Carnation – Vintage Hawaiian Yesteryear Series – Old 16mm Film

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gpXXYCbO2A

  40. sally
    January 27th, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

    Love Song Of Kalua
    http://youtu.be/RsC-TwdBmvg

    Sorry, forgot the link.

  41. sally
    January 27th, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

    Pili Mau Me Oe … Pandanus Club
    http://youtu.be/ZVCwe_Jewl8

    My daughter and I sang this in the car all the time since she was in preschool.

  42. Mark Shelby
    January 27th, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

    Could the son of Irmalee Pomroy have actually posted this on youtube?

    It’s Just An Old Hawaiian Custom-Irmalee Pomroy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTP3YtYDaL8

    Uploaded on Apr 16, 2009

    Aloha ‘Oe, memories of Irmalee Pomroy. We will miss you Mom forever and a day! You are home in Heaven dancing with the angels along with Dad, ‘ohana, friends and loved ones who have gone home before us. No more pain and suffering. We thank God always for His many blessings, we are nothing without Him in our life. Amen.

  43. Mark'75
    January 27th, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

    Israel Kamakawioole – Kaleohano
    Sung at the 1996 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, with a surprise that brought down the house. Chicken Skin!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqF5AvERMNg

  44. KAN
    January 27th, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

    Hi Sally! Sorry I’m late to the party again – stomach problems (ugh).

    I’m with Mark Shelby – I love Hui Ohana. I grew up listening to them. One of my faves by them: “Sweet Lei Mokihana.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvJH7ImmP-A

  45. KAN
    January 27th, 2014 at 6:44 pm #

    Another oldie but goodie by Hui Ohana: “Wai Ulu.” Those harmonies are unbeatable.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ph2Bnk5rrM

  46. KAN
    January 27th, 2014 at 6:45 pm #

    Sally, Uncle Dennis Kamakahi wrote “Wahine Ilikea.” It also forms the basis of his granddaughter’s middle name. This is one of our kanikapila gang’s favorite songs to sing, for good reason. Here’s Uncle D’s take on his own song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1s62yckknc

  47. KAN
    January 27th, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

    Another favorite by Uncle D: “Koke’e”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtlp2Yl5hWI

    (Incidentally, what a thrill for the dancer to perform this with the songwriter singing the song.)

  48. KAN
    January 27th, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

    The last of Uncle D’s three songs that always called at our kanikapila:

    “Pua Hone,” written in Washington state as a proposal song to Aunty Robin.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6lTuvkbzxY

  49. KAN
    January 27th, 2014 at 6:51 pm #

    One last Uncle Dennis song here. This song, “Kalama,” was written for John Kalama, who emigrated to Washington to work for the Hudson’s Bay Company. Mr. Kalama married into the Nisqually tribe, and a Washington town is named for him. I had the great privilege of hearing Uncle D do this song in Kalama in front of Mr. Kalama’s descendents. That was a chicken skin moment I will never forget.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs13HgirP24

    (For more on Mr. Kalama, see http://www.northwesthawaiitimes.com/forgothaw.htm )

  50. KAN
    January 27th, 2014 at 6:52 pm #

    I don’t know if I learned “Pua Lilia” from the Sunday Manoa’s version or the Cazimeros’ – but it’s one of my favorite to sing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4bZfxcA7AY

  51. KAN
    January 27th, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

    Whenever I hear “Pua Lililehua,” I think of my friend’s daughter’s wedding. For her processional, we (about 5 of us, including the friend) played one verse. Then the friend put his guitar down, walked his daughter down the aisle, then picked up his guitar to finish the last verse.

    In my opinion, Kuana Torres Kahele, formerly part of Na Palapalai, is one of the great young voices on the scene. He does it here.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAljHZlnOrI

  52. KAN
    January 27th, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

    I love the younger groups with truckloads of talent, great language skills, and the tear-inducing harmonies. Holunape is one of those. Here, they do “Ohaiali`i Kaluhea,” which is the favorite of one of the local uncles at kanikapila.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFbLK5l8PX8

  53. KAN
    January 27th, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

    Another of those great young groups: Hi`ikua. All as nice as they are talented. Don’t be put off by Kalehua’s face tattoos – he does it to carry on tradition, not to be tough. Hi`ikua readily admits that they aspire to be like Hui Ohana – and Kalehua’s falsetto really reminds me of Dennis Pavao’s. Here they do Ka Pili Oha, probably my favorite song of theirs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_Ba-7Mp5s4

  54. KAN
    January 27th, 2014 at 7:00 pm #

    Last one for now, a song very close to my heart:

    Nathan Aweau, “Kane`ohe.”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NVtGE5oJns

    I cry every time I hear Nathan do this live.

  55. Mark'75
    January 27th, 2014 at 7:04 pm #

    Project Kuleana – All Hawaii Stand Together
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV5qNZox4T8

  56. Mark Shelby
    January 27th, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

    Aloha! Kan! Tanks….You are like one good old Hawaiian song overload Bradda! Carry On! All Awesome!

  57. Mark'75
    January 27th, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    Project Kuleana – Kaulana Na Pua
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhibLQFebpQ

  58. Mark Shelby
    January 27th, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    Little more modern, but dees Braddas Always Rocked da house! In true Hawaiian Spirit! I just loved these fine gentlemen! All of their songs! All Dat!

    The Brothers Cazimero “Ku`u Ipo I Ka He`e Pue One”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0lWqV4ri3c

  59. Hawaiian by Heart
    January 27th, 2014 at 7:38 pm #

    @KAN

    Mahalo wow uhm, braddah you just humbled me lol. Here I thought I knew something of our traditional music. You just schooled me lol. Ok ima going to go to this corner and suck my thumb lol. :-)

  60. Mark'75
    January 27th, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

    E Maliu Mai
    A beautiful rendition by Kamehameha Schools C/O 2011
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKxTHeBUgrg
    The only school whose students sing their alma mater in parts….at FOOTBALL GAMES :!:

  61. Mark Shelby
    January 27th, 2014 at 7:56 pm #

    Mark’75…..anything by Kamehameha Schools is always one winna! My sister Kathi Shelby has been a high school counselor there since about 1981. And she still is today. I have been to many Kamehameha School concerts. Always totally awesome and first class! Hawaiian Pride still lives. Thank God!

  62. Mark'75
    January 27th, 2014 at 8:07 pm #

    Agreed. My oldest sister taught there until her passing in 1995. She always said Kamehameha is an awesome school!

  63. Mark Shelby
    January 27th, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    Mark ’75…..I’m sure din, my sister knew your sister! I told you was one small island. The President of Kamehameha Schools came to our Church of the Nazarene on Judd Street for my Fathers funeral in 2002. To pay respect. And I shook his hand and thanked him.

  64. Hawaiian by Heart
    January 27th, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

    I believe you guys may enjoy this?

    The Hawaiian Legends: Ledward Kaapana, Dennis Kamakahi & Nathan Aweau No Ke Ano Ahiahi – -this is the 1st cut of the 1st track from the 1st Concert.; completely unrehersed. In fact this is the first time, three extraordinary musicians played altogether.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px4WSc21JQo

  65. Mark'75
    January 27th, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

    @Mark Shelby: My sister taught high school there. Her funeral was held at Kamehameha Schools’ chapel. We were honored to see Dr. Chun there.

  66. KAN
    January 27th, 2014 at 8:29 pm #

    Uh, Mark & HbH – don’t assume all the posters here are dudes – I’m a Kane`ohe girl. ;-)

    Another of the great young groups: Waipuna. This is probably the standout of their last album for me – the Kamehameha Trilogy. (Note David Kamakahi, Uncle Dennis’ son, at far left.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlZUdhth8vI

  67. Mark'75
    January 27th, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

    @KAN: You’re not alone. They thought the same with khs68. :lol:

  68. Mark Shelby
    January 27th, 2014 at 8:35 pm #

    Mark’75…..my lifelong child hood friend Cordel Kekoa has been the Chaplin at Kamehameha for years. I bet Cordel was there, or he would have been if time permitted. We went to Sunday school together on Judd Street as young little Keiki in the 1960’s. I have to look up and see if Cordel is still at Kam. Cordel has preformed many Hawaiian blessings all around our islands. His father is Hotch Kekoa. Who lives in Kailua, next to Kailua Church of the Nazarene. Also my life long friend!

    I told you was one small island back din Bradda!

  69. KAN
    January 27th, 2014 at 8:36 pm #

    HbH – I was at the concert with Led, Nathan & Uncle D – that was filmed at the Triple Door in Seattle.

  70. Mark Shelby
    January 27th, 2014 at 8:41 pm #

    Kan…..LOL…..maybe we need one new Hawaiian Slang word for girls! We could call them……Braddettes!………lol

    How come we neva thought of that long ago. I guess we jus called them Girlz, and Sistahs.

  71. Mark'75
    January 27th, 2014 at 8:42 pm #

    The Sons of Hawaii – He Punahele No ‘Oe
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X64QBu9I_Jo

  72. Hawaiian by Heart
    January 27th, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

    @KAN

    My apologies, well your a very knowledgeable wahine :-) I bet that concert was epic? Wow im green with envie lol.

    @Mark Shelby oh maybe E maika`i akamai hu’i hu’i lani wahine :-)

  73. Hawaiian by Heart
    January 27th, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

    E maika`i akamai hu’i hu’i lani wahine
    (Good, Smart, Cool, Heavenly, Girls) Ok that should get me in good standing again lol. :-)

  74. Hawaiian by Heart
    January 27th, 2014 at 9:23 pm #

    @Mark’75

    I love He’eia – Gabby Pahinui and The Sons of Hawaii.

  75. dihudfan
    January 27th, 2014 at 9:44 pm #

    eh Mark Shelby… one of my fortunate experience wuz to attend the Kamehameha Song contest at the Blaisdell, compliments of one of my friend, who also wuz a high school counselor there at Kamehameha… your sister probably knows him but I won’t mention his name because he left for a job at his alma mater… most enjoyable moments!!! I’m really not into old Hawaiian music, but this wuz really nice… sitting in the center of the concert… oh what a feelin’…

  76. Mark Shelby
    January 27th, 2014 at 10:38 pm #

    Yes dihudfan…..I went to the Blaisdell Concert Hall many times to hear the Kam School Choir. Been listening to Hawaiian music since I was one baby. My parents used to turn on the radio in their bedroom at night before bedtime. I remember laying there and just loving the music. So it was in my blood from a long time ago.

  77. DIO
    January 27th, 2014 at 10:40 pm #

    hmmmm, all this talk of Kamehameha……

    Kahu Kekoa is still there.

    Mark’75: What was your sister’s first name?

    dihudfan: question, is your friend’s initials, M.A.?

  78. Pam
    January 28th, 2014 at 1:23 am #

    I was fortunate as a young haole girl to sing much Hawaiian music during the time I lived on the island in the early 70’s. I sang in the Leilehua Singers, the show choir at LHS. Many traditional songs and dances performed. We traveled to the city from Wahaiwa and sang regularly at the Kahahla Hilton for Hawaiian wedding ceremonies. Also, I was honored to sing at First Church of the Nazarene on Judd St. In many weddings there as well. The Hawaiian wedding song rings in my head and in my heart to this day.

  79. Mark'75
    January 28th, 2014 at 6:14 am #

    @DIO: Anne

  80. Hawaiian by Heart
    January 28th, 2014 at 6:49 am #

    @DIO

    Aloha, It looks like another cold, soupy, grey day in Portland. Are you in Portland or just general Oregon DIO?

  81. Hawaiian by Heart
    January 28th, 2014 at 7:30 am #

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF–KHdqanI
    “E O Mai” by Keali`i Reiche

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqSgKSRqvbM
    “Slack Key Lullaby” by Ledward Ka’apana
    Awsome!

  82. dihudfan
    January 28th, 2014 at 7:31 am #

    @DIO… yes

  83. Hawaiian by Heart
    January 28th, 2014 at 7:41 am #

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1bIxMYPlas
    “Aloha Oe” Queen Liliuokalani, 1878

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t76tgBC1_Lw
    George Kahumoku Jr – “Hawaiian Lullaby” – Master of Slack Key Guitar
    Another great song

  84. Hawaiian by Heart
    January 28th, 2014 at 7:47 am #

    @dihudfan

    Almost exact time lol.

  85. Mark Shelby
    January 28th, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    This fine Wahine always made me smile. I used to watch this TV show when I was a little kid.

    HARRY OWENS Hawaiian tv show 1958 Hilo Hattie

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKIe8uaqMKU

  86. Mark Shelby
    January 28th, 2014 at 1:41 pm #

    Another fun find for me. Hope you like it. The beer commercials….lol

    HARRY OWENS Tv Show 1958 Hawaiian Music

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91lgkx83aQQ

  87. Mark Shelby
    January 28th, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    LOVELY HULA HANDS – Rudi Van Dalm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt59cq63ZtE

    Lovely Hula Hands was written by R Alexander Anderson in 1940. Anderson, an American engineering student in Cornell University who never had any formal music training, wrote many popular Hawaiian songs in the hapa haole genre.
    Lovely Hula Hands was made popular by Harry Owens and later Bing Crosby. It has since been recorded by dozens of popular singers.

  88. Mark Shelby
    January 28th, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    I loved this as one little keiki. Still today.

    Dennis Pavao ” Sweet Leilani ” The Golden Voice Of Hawaii

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJK4k-kQBTY

  89. Mark Shelby
    January 28th, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    Another good guy. I am just sharing the songs I love and the artist’s I remember, even the writers, as I find them. It takes some digging. Not trying to over post anyone above if you have already posted this song. The Hawaiian falsetto voice and music is like no other on the planet!

    Dennis Pavao ” Puna Ku’u Aloha (Ka Leo Ki’ eki’ e )

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLM-q7U8C4Q

  90. Mark Shelby
    January 28th, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

    I think somebody posted Gabby above….

    I just loved this guy. And do you remember the Rabbit Island Song Festival. I thought, OMG these guys are so cool! Makapuu my favorite body surfing beach. I grew up staring at Rabbit Island, while waiting for my next bess wave! I watched those two palms tress grow on the bottom left hand side, on da island!

    Gabby ” Pops ” Pahinui – Ipo Lei Manu

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

  91. Mark'75
    January 28th, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

    Time fo’ grind everybody!!!!!
    Ka’au Crater Boys – He ‘Ono
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ3FF-OFntE

  92. Mark'75
    January 28th, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

    How’s this for a group?
    Pauoa Liko Ka Lehua
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNMg2CcURBg

  93. Mark Shelby
    January 28th, 2014 at 7:14 pm #

    I remember dose buggas Mark’75……dats why they always told us. Never have one girlfriend from da mainland ’cause she going leave you! Or want to take you away from our islands!

    Always loved this group!…..and this song. Happened to me many times.

    Ka’au Crater Boys – You Don’t Write

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGYvh3Ckm80

    Keep going bradda Mark! Love the memories!

  94. KAN
    January 28th, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

    @Mark’75: “Pauoa” is one of our favorite kanikapila songs. And that’s an awesome lineup. And, wow, they’re doing verses I’ve never heard before.

    Seeing Amy in there made me think of my two favorite Amy songs:

    First, “Manu O Ku,” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PegG48yYnX8
    Written partly in tribute to her brother, Timmy, part of the Hokule`a crew.

  95. Mark Shelby
    January 28th, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

    Your last one Mark at 7:06pm is totally awesome! All the best folks on one stage! Anything ever produced by Mountain Apple was always totally awesome! They always had da ear and da eye!

  96. KAN
    January 28th, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

    Shucks, can’t find the second one in a video. It’s “Ka Ua `Ula” (The Red Rain), for her family’s `aumakua (and incidentall, it’s on her “`Aumakua” album.

    http://www.pandora.com/amy-hanaialii/aumakua/ka-ua-ula

  97. KAN
    January 28th, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    Keali`i Reichel, “Ka Nohona Pili Kai,” written as a tribute to his grandmother’s home.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_gyGwL4tIU

  98. KAN
    January 28th, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

    Keali`i took the melody from the Okinawan song “Nada Sou Sou.” Manoa DNA does a great version with both songs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2HvQ08Xu-Y

    (Incidentally, all the members are related. “DNA” refers to “Dad,” “Nick,” and “Alex.” And, oh, in their spare time, they run the `Iolani line of clothing. When do these guys sleep?)

  99. KAN
    January 28th, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    Now gonna post some of Sweetie’s (with his permission, since he’s still at work).

    Sean Na`auao: “Kaililauokekoa.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwYEpL2-tnw

  100. KAN
    January 28th, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    Keali`i Reichel: “Ipo Lei Momi.” This is one of our party songs – we do this one and the next one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYL2IKdjYQk

  101. 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.

  102. 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.)

  103. 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

  104. 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)

  105. 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.

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

    Wow, nice!

  107. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

  111. 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

  112. 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!

  113. 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!

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

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

  115. 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

  116. 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

  117. 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

  118. 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

  119. 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!

  120. 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.

  121. 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

  122. 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

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

    The Brothers Cazimero “Ka`ena”

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

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

    Diana Aki: Kalena Kai / Lei Nani

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

  125. 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?

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

    Alma Mater of Lahainaluna School

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

  127. 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!

  128. 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. :-)

  129. 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

  130. 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.

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

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

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

    @Rodney

    Good to see you bruddah. :-)

  133. 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

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

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

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

    Gabby, Atta, and the boys:

    Ka Moa`e

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

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

  138. 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

  139. 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

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

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

  141. 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.

  142. 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. :-)

  143. 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

  144. 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

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

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

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

  146. 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

  147. 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

  148. 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

  149. 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

  150. 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

  151. 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

  152. 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

  153. 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

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

    My friend Al Tringali doing “Kauai Beauty”

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

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

    Al again, this time doing “Ahulili”

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

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

    The wondrous falsetto of Mark Yamanaka with “Pua Kenikeni”

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

  157. 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

  158. 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.

  159. 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

  160. 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

  161. 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

  162. 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?

  163. 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

  164. 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

  165. 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

  166. 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

  167. 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.”

  168. 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…”

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

    Remember dees Braddas?

    Maunalua – U’ilani

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

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

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

  171. 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.

  172. 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!

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

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

  174. 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.

  175. 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.

  176. 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

  177. 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.

  178. 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

  179. 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

  180. 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

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

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

  182. 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

  183. 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

  184. 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………….

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

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

  186. 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

  187. 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

  188. 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. :lol:
    God Bless you, Aunty. We miss you down here.

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

  189. 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!

  190. 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.

  191. 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.

  192. 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! :shock:

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

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

  194. 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.

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

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

  196. 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

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

    Good one …..ankleBYTERS

    One of my all time favorites of that era!