George Kainapau was born in Hilo, Hawaii, on May 22, 1905, and he left us at the age of 87, on September 14, 1992.
George’s parents were Hannah (Kahananui) and George Kainapau, Sr.
George, Jr. began singing at the Volcano House in the 1920s, and in 1928 was taken to the mainland U.S. by Sol Ho’opi’i. George would go on to tour and record extensively, with a host of Hawaiian music stars.
Today, we’ll hear a beautiful Hi-Fi recording George made on the Decca label, while on the mainland in 1955, courtesy of the Territorial Airwaves archives.
This week's playlist:
1- Blue Lei – George Kainapau
2- Moon Over Cocoanut Island – George Kainapau
3- Nalani – George Kainapau
4- Lei Aloha – George Kainapau
5- That’s What The Lei Said To Me – George Kainapau
6- To Make You Love Me, Ku’uipo – George Kainapau
7- When The Orchestra Plays Aloha ‘Oe – George Kainapau
8- At The Bay Of The Rainbows – George Kainapau
9- Hawaiian Luau – George Kainapau
10- My Isle Of Golden Dreams – George Kainapau
11- A Flower Lei – George Kainapau
Length: 53:44 Released on: 11-13-2015 Artist/Compiled by: George Kainapau