Search - Jack de Mello, Emma Veary :: The Best of Emma

The Best of Emma
Jack de Mello, Emma Veary
The Best of Emma
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (25) - Disc #1

In this collection, The Best of the Hawaiian Classics, Emma, with great warmth and understanding of her Hawaiian musical heritage, fuses notes and words into an emotional translation of the true meaning of Aloha. And, wit...  more »

      
?

Larger Image

CD Details

All Artists: Jack de Mello, Emma Veary
Title: The Best of Emma
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mountain Apple
Original Release Date: 8/15/1975
Re-Release Date: 7/16/1996
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Pacific Islands, Hawaii
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 761268203427, 761268203441, 761268500045

Synopsis

Album Description
In this collection, The Best of the Hawaiian Classics, Emma, with great warmth and understanding of her Hawaiian musical heritage, fuses notes and words into an emotional translation of the true meaning of Aloha. And, with the same mastery of interpretation, she explores the many treasures within the music of our ethnic groups. People which were to eventually fuse with one another and become the amalgam known as Hawai'i's Golden People.

Similarly Requested CDs

 

CD Reviews

"Not Forgetting Details of Her ... Grace and Charm"
Kenneth S. Fujii | Fresno, CA | 10/29/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"After retirement from the steel business, Dave (with his wife, Virginia) spent each winter at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Honolulu, a pleasant escape from the chilly weather of central Ohio. I remember having breakfast with him at the Royal's Surf Room some years ago, where we were discussing local music changes during the 1980s. "It's not like it used to be" -- he said, as his eyes filled with tears -- "they're not like Emma" (although she was still active with special performances). He continued a monologue for some time about Emma - remembering few of her songs, but not forgetting details of her appearance, grace and charm. Emma made a favorable and lasting impression on generations of Mainland tourists who loyally attended her performances at the Halekulani or Royal Hawaiian, and bought her records, as Dave certainly did.

"The Best of Emma" is divided into three sections - much like her live performances. The first group of songs is her established favorites - mostly hapa haole - and the second group is traditional Hawaiian songs, sung mostly in the native language. She finishes with international songs from Japan, China, the Philippines, and Korea (music of the Islands' early settlers) - all sandwiched between her opener, Charles King's "The Hawaiian Wedding Song" (Ke Kali Nei Au) and the closer, Kui Lee's "I'll Remember You." I particularly enjoy "Kamehameha Waltz," "I'll Weave A Lei Of Stars For You," "Tutu," and "Chamarita," as well as the opener and closer - but, everything that Emma sings has become one of her classics.

"
Nostalgic Wonderment
Brent E. Wholeben | Illinois | 08/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having taught school on Oahu 1970-75, I "grew up" with Emma, her music, and her husband's constant reference to her as "Golden Throat." Her music, after all these years, still brings tears to my eyes, and the memory of all that was at that time, what could have been, and never was. 'Life happens' to us all."
Remembering hawaii
Paul Ewing | connersville, in usa | 07/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"living in hawaii in the early 70's i found this music by emma
to be one of my most favorite. both my wife and i love her voice and manner, always reminding me of my military service there many years ago, thanks for the ability to obtain this cd, i once owned the lp but through the years lost it.
thanks
p.t. ewing
usn-r"