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All the Best from Hawaii
Various Artists
All the Best from Hawaii
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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This bouncy collection of instantly recognizable Hawaiian music is composed mainly of popular music standards such as "Blue Hawaii," "Pearly Shells," and "Polynesian Love Song." That's not to say you won't find a beach-ful...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: All the Best from Hawaii
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 4
Label: Madacy Records
Release Date: 8/17/1994
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Pacific Islands, Hawaii
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 056775006921, 056775006945

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This bouncy collection of instantly recognizable Hawaiian music is composed mainly of popular music standards such as "Blue Hawaii," "Pearly Shells," and "Polynesian Love Song." That's not to say you won't find a beach-full of traditional themes and melodies as well. "Papia-Tahiti Nui" includes a near-tsunami of instrumental motifs found on folk music samplers like the Dancing Cat label's Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters CDs, though here the unnamed performer flings out high-spirited riffs on an electric lap steel guitar instead of an acoustic instrument. The arrangements are crisp, clean, and to the point, relying on strummed guitar, steel guitar, vocals, and plenty of energy. This release is the first disc of the two-CD set All the Best from Hawaii: 40 Hawaiian Favorites, so for a larger dose of island bliss you might look to that collection. --Bob Tarte

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Lorelie L. from CLINTON, MA
Reviewed on 12/11/2006...
Beautiful album of Hawaiian music.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

CD Reviews

Music of Real Hawaii
Zoe the Majestic | 03/30/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Reeve's review which termed this the music of racism couldn't be more wrong. Having lived 30 yearsin Hawaii I can tell you that this is the real thing embodying the spirit of aloha. Mr. Reeves has had his brain corrupted by the racism and greed of Haunani Trask, an part-Hawaiian lawyer, professor and female chauvanist. The modern music he talks about is just Hawaiian hippie junk mixed with the music of a very few talented people."
My Wahini Did the Poi!
Zoe the Majestic | United States | 01/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Yep, track 16 sold me on this lovely album. My wahini did the poi the rest of way through! I was never a big fan of Hawaiian music until I happened upon this CD. All the songs have a unique sound, but all bring the fresh Hawaiian air right into the room. A must-have for any CD collection!"