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All The Best From Hawaii: 40 Hawaiian Favorites [2-CD SET]
Genres: World Music, Pop
For an easy-to-recognize slice of Hawaiian music, you can hardly go wrong with this two-CD set at less than the price of most single CDs. The selections lean more toward popular music interpretations than toward folk music... more »
For an easy-to-recognize slice of Hawaiian music, you can hardly go wrong with this two-CD set at less than the price of most single CDs. The selections lean more toward popular music interpretations than toward folk music, though songs like "Blue Hawaii" and "Hawaiian War Chant" are certainly so deeply embedded in popular consciousness that they have achieved quasi-folk music status. The first disc concentrates on simple, clean arrangements usually of strummed guitar, lap steel guitar, and vocals. The second disc opts for a larger sound with a lounge-style orchestra and chorus. It also offers arrangements that occasionally toss in Portuguese music influences and embrace the oddball song not usually associated with the islands, like "Vaya Con Dios." All in all, it makes for an enjoyably sunny set, though seekers of authentic local Hawaiian styles should complement this collection with The Rough Guide to Hawaiian Music or one of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters anthologies. --Bob Tarte
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(1 out of 5 stars)
"I was born in Hawaii, and was planning a luau for friends, and thought this would be great background music for the luau. It was not. There really is nothing "Hawaiian" about it. There is a slide guitar being played, but not by anyone who is Hawaiian. Very disappointed, but really for the price, what did I expect?"
Good Hawaiian medley
Joe | Belleville,IL | 07/15/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For the price, this 2 CD set is an exceptional value. The songs are a good rendition of Hawaiian favorites. Unless you buy the music when you hear it in Hawaii, this set gives you a practical taste of Hawaiian music available on the mainland. I thoroughly enjoyed "All the Best From Hawaii"."
Great Exercise and Background music
Marylinda Jones | Dallas, TX United States | 02/06/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A fine collection of music for hula exercise and just plain listening. It's bright, uplifting and just plain pleasant. A lot of music for the money."