Jean Baptiste “Django” Reinhardt lived from January 23, 1910 to May 16, 1953.
The Gypsy Jazz Guitarist Genius did more for the guitar than any other man in jazz.
In 1934, Reinhardt and Parisian violinist Stephan Grappelli formed the “Quintette Du Hot Club De France” in Paris.
Django’s recordings were heard around the world.
Present day Hawaii jazz guitarist Sonny Silva, founder of the band, “Hot Club of Hulaville”, asked me if there was a Django influence on Hawaiian music in the 1930s.
The answer is a resounding, “Yes!”.
Today, we’ll share some of the rarest recordings made by Hawaiian musicians who were directly influenced by Django’s recordings in the late 1930s.
This week's playlist:
1- Hanohano Hanalei – Johnny Kaonohi Pineaaple & his Native Islanders
2- Kamehameha Rag – Lukewela’s Royal Hawaiians
3- Hawaii Nei – Johnny Kaonohi Pineapple & his Native Islanders
4- I’m Pau – Dick McIntire & his Harmony Hawaiians
5- Summertime Girl – Andy Iona & his Islanders
6- Na Alii – Johnny Kaonohi Pineaaple & his Native Islanders
7- I Got Rhythm – Felix Mendelssohn & his Hawaiian Serenaders
8- Kokohi - Johnny Kaonohi Pineaaple & his Native Islanders
9- Hula Paha Kakou – Dick McIntire & his Harmony Hawaiians
10- Hawaiian One to Ten – Andy Iona & his Islanders
11- Tricky Fingers - Johnny Kaonohi Pineaaple & his Native Islanders
12- My Sweet Hawaiian Maid – Andy Iona & his Islanders
Length: 51:42 Released on: 02-22-2013 Artist/Compiled by: Django Reinhardt Hawaiian disciples