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Endlessly
Sonny Chillingworth
Endlessly
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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The late Sonny Chillingworth may have been the most pacifying guitarist in the Pacific--he can play at (lack of) speeds that you'd think the human mind was incapable of slowing down to. And his vocals are like round-the-cl...  more »

      
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All Artists: Sonny Chillingworth
Title: Endlessly
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Windham Hill Records
Original Release Date: 4/13/1999
Release Date: 4/13/1999
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Pacific Islands, Hawaii
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 080223802728

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The late Sonny Chillingworth may have been the most pacifying guitarist in the Pacific--he can play at (lack of) speeds that you'd think the human mind was incapable of slowing down to. And his vocals are like round-the-clock lullabies, so sentimental that they actually defy criticism on that basis. But they also have an undeniable spiritual bent. And Chillingworth's just as pleasing when he's not playing at impossibly slow tempos. His music is full of signature undertones and overtones, and on an instrumental like "Keiki Slack Key," you can hear, in his guitar work, imaginary Hawaiian lyrics he's not singing (as well as a taste of "London Bridge"). His repertoire is also unusually eclectic; the title tune is the 1959 Brook Benton pop hit. There are reasons why Chillingworth is considered one of slack key's three most influential guitarists, and you can hear those reasons right here. --John Morthland

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A voice as big as the big island
08/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As you first hear Sonny, you begin to imagine what he must have been like. Strong, powerful, true, yes I'm sure all of these. This album will stir you inside. Sonny's deep, rich voice, coupled by his splendid playing ability is what Hawaiian Music has always meant to me. Play this album when you want to "think about your life" and all its possibilities. too bad he's gone."