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[mix] It was i who rode in to that shore

April 11, 2012

various artists – it was i who rode in to that shore (mix by klaus, 2012) mix

Fellow Waxidermy regular and all-round nice guy Michael Klausman compiled this great mix of Hawaiian obscurities a few weeks ago, and is kind enough to share it with you. Michael is a writer & record dealer who for the past twelve years has been a buyer for the New York City based record shop and online retailer, Other Music. Originally from Kansas, he presently lives along the Front Range in Colorado. Here’s the story behind his compilation:

This mix is the result of having casually been collecting Hawaiian albums in the mainland United States for the last few years, as many used record shops still have a bin devoted to Hawaiian records. These sections are usually shunted aside to the dimmer corners of these stores and look rather forlorn, filled as they are with the vestigial remains of countless half-forgotten vacations. While I’d long been familiar with 1920’s and ’30’s pioneers such as Sol Hoopii, Jules Ah See, and Kalama’s Quartet, it was in these bins that I discovered the heroes of Hawaii’s Second Cultural Renaissance of the late 1960’s and ’70’s.

Apart from a couple of earlier cuts, this is my somewhat idiosyncratic take on that time period, when artists often sang in their native language and addressed local concerns, and mainland settlers drank from the wellspring of rediscovered folkways. For the most part I’ve chosen to focus on the more languid aspects of this music, and have attempted to steer away from the tourist zones for the weirder and more alien climates of these beautiful islands.

1. Kalama Quartet – He’eia
2. Gabby Pahinui – Honolulu Eyes
3. Hui Ohana feat. Tina Kaapana – Wailana
4. Joey Bochenek, the Musical Wizard – When They Ring Those Golden Bells
5. Bob Pauhale Davis – Ahi Wela
6. Hoopii Bros – Kaula Ili
7. Leonard Kwan – Opihi Momona Nui
8. Ohta-San – Happiness Forever
9. Sons of Hawaii – He Nohea ‘Oe I Ku’u Maka
10. Sunday Manoa – Kawika
11. Gabby Pahinui – Kaua’i Beauty
12. Hoapili – Home Grown, Hawaii’s Own
13. Brother Noland – Good Morning Hale’iwa
14. Country Living – Country Living Hawaii
15. These Trails – Rapt Attention
16. Country Comfort – Waimalano Blues
17. Merrell Fankhauser – Waterfall
18. Leon & Malia – Hallelu
19. Arnold Keolanui – Kalamaula
20. Peter Moon Band – ‘Opihi Moemoe/Wheeha Swing
21. Olomana – Ku’u Lei Awapuhi
22. Tony Tam – You & I
23. Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band – Hawaiian Love
24. Royal Hawaiian Band – Aloha Oe (Farewell to Thee)
25. Makaha Sons of Niihau – Pule A Ka Haku (Lord’s Prayer)

edit on august 25th, 2015: fresh link.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. bert permalink
    August 7, 2015 8:24 pm

    Please reup….

  2. Bert permalink
    August 25, 2015 1:55 pm

    Thank you!!
    Some of mine…

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