Harry Owens lived from April 18, 1902 to December 12, 1986.
Harry Owens came to Hawaii in 1934 to re-organize the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Orchestra.
He re-arranged many traditional Hawaiian songs, and wrote scores of Hapa Haole songs.
But his biggest hit, “Sweet Leilani”, would win the Academy Award, and change his life forever.
We’ll focus on some of our favorite hapa haole tunes from the “Hapa Haole Songbook – Harry Owens”.
This week's playlist:
1- Poi My Boy Will Make A Man Of You – Harry Owens
2- A Syncopated Hula Love Song – Waikikians
3- Beneath A Banyan Tree – Harry Owens
4- It Happened At Waialae – Ray Kinney
5- It Happened On The Island Of Hawaii – Harry Owens
6- Dance Of The Oni Oni E – Harry Owens
7- Princess Pupule – Alfred Apaka
8- Hula Breeze – Dick McIntire
9- Down Where The Tradewinds Blow – Gene Austin
10- Sweet Leilani – Bing Crosby
11- To You, Sweetheart, Aloha – Sol Ho’opi’i
Length: 53:23 Released on: 09-28-2012 Artist/Compiled by: Harry Owens