The Tradewinds Records Company was founded in 1957 by Margaret V. Williams, while she was visiting Hawaii with her husband.
Margaret eventually relocated to Honolulu, and operated the Tradewinds label from her home.
Early on, recording sessions were held in Margaret’s home in St. Louis Heights, overlooking Honolulu.
Later sessions were conducted at various rental studios in Honolulu.
Harold Kaheakulani Hakuole wrote many of the arrangements for the “Twilighters”, the studio band that often backed up the artists.
Today, we’ll share some of the rarest recordings made on the Tradewinds Records label, on “Hawaiian Recordings History – Tradewinds Records”!
This week's playlist:
1- Evening In The Islands – Harold Hakuole & Twilighters
2- Lehuanani – Noelani & Twilighters
3- Beyond The Reef – Boy Suminguit
4- Palisa – Noelani Kanoho & Twilighters
5- Sassy – Leo Nahenahe Singers
6- Kauoha Mai – Linda Dela Cruz
7- Lei Hula – Halekulani Girls
8- Wa’ahila Slack Key – Raymond Kane
9- Manuela Boy – Atta Isaacs & Gabby Pahinui
10- Ku’u Wa Li’i Li’i – Bill Ali’iloa Lincoln
11- Kilakila O Haleakala – Maui Hawaiians
12- Nohealani – Noelani Kanoho & Twilighters
Length: 52:52 Released on: 02-01-2013 Artist/Compiled by: Tradewinds Records