Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Best of the Gabby Band 1972-1977
Genres: Folk, World Music
BEST OF THE GABBY BAND 1972-1977 by GABBY PAHINUI gives you another chance to hear some great music by the "King Of Slack". Members of the band that will be heard on this album are: Gabby's sons, Bla, Martin, Phil, and Cyr... more »
BEST OF THE GABBY BAND 1972-1977 by GABBY PAHINUI gives you another chance to hear some great music by the "King Of Slack". Members of the band that will be heard on this album are: Gabby's sons, Bla, Martin, Phil, and Cyril Pahinui, along with Atta Isaacs, Joe Kupahu, Sonny Chillingworth, Randy Lorenzo, Milt Holland, Nick Decaro, and Ry Cooder.
Gabby in the 70s
Robert Miller | San Francisco, USA | 03/22/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"All the songs on this album were recorded in the 70s, the majority coming from two albums: "the Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band" and "Gabby" (aka the brown album), both great albums on their own. the songs are mixed well, making this collection stand on it's own.
These songs were mostly originally recorded with Gabby and his friends and family with guitars, steel guitar, and bass. Ry Cooder even shows up on a couple cuts playing mandolin. The musicianship is superb. Some of the cuts have strings and synthesizers added, which may or may not distract you, depending on your point of view. For instance, "Moonlight Lady" (sung by Gabby's son Bla) is laced with added strings. It's a great song, but i'd love to hear it in it's original form before the embellishment.
This a great Hawaiian album to add to your collection. Or, get any one of Gabby's albums. The two listed above are probably Gabby's best, if you can find them."