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Vintage Hawaiian Music -- The Great Singers: 1928-1934
Genres: Blues, World Music, Special Interest, Pop
Bob Brozman has assembled and annotated this superb collection of vintage Hawaiian music featuring singers performing in the falsetto style typical of the time. The album features Sol K. Bright's Hollywaiians, Kalama's Qua... more »
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Bob Brozman has assembled and annotated this superb collection of vintage Hawaiian music featuring singers performing in the falsetto style typical of the time. The album features Sol K. Bright's Hollywaiians, Kalama's Quartet, the Sol Hoopii Trio, the Waikiki Stonewall Boys, the Moes, with Mme. Riviere's Hawaiians and many others.
Great set of rare Hawaiian recordings
Joe Sixpack -- Slipcue.com | ...in Middle America | 10/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A great collection of vintage Hawaiian recordings fromt he 1920s and '30s. Although this set includes plenty of great picking, the emphasis is on Hawaii's unique vocal traditions, including bright, poppy harmonies as well as the more striking (and sometimes inaccessible "leo ki'eki'e" (falsetto) singing style. Guitarist/archivist Bob Brozman curated this collection, which includes several rare 78s (including a couple that are notably scratchy, but hey, if Brozman says these are the best copies available, I believe him!) Includes stars such as Sol K. Bright, Kalama's Quartet, George Ku, Tau Moe and Sol Hoopii, as well as a few less well-known artists. It's another beautiful, elegant, lively set -- a lot of fun, and well worth picking up. Recommended!"
Cheryl Hunter Houser | Tucson, Arizona | 03/11/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I became mesmerized by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's voice in his "Facing" album, so when I found this CD in my public library,put out by the great Rounder Record Corp.,I had to give it a try. It evokes a beautiful place in years gone by, before all of the commercialization. Nostalgic and haunting and funky. IZ and this CD are 6 decades apart, but the spirit runs through."