There are often secondary cover versions of songs that are so identified with a particular singer that many people don’t realize that someone else actually recorded the song previously.
Wouldn’t it be fun to play the original versions of some classic Hawaiian songs that have been covered with more recently popular versions that may have obscured the trail back to the original recording?
Let’s hear some of “The Originals”, Hawaiian style!
Today, we’ll share some of the rarest recordings of the original versions of some very familiar Hawaiian songs.
This week's playlist:
1- Maile Swing – Genoa Keawe w/ John K Almeida
2- Hi’ilawe – Gabby Pahinui
3- Holoholo Ka’a – John K Almeida & Hawaiians
4- Ku’u Lei Liliha – Bill Ali’iloa Lincoln w/ JKA
5- Manowaiopuna – Royal Hawaiian Serenaders
6- Mai Lohilohi Mai Oe – Lena Machado w/ Sol Ho’opi’i
7- Aloha I’a O Waianae – Agnes Malabey w/ Julia Nui
8- Hawaiian Hula Eyes – Alfred Apaka w/ Randy Oness
9- My Yellow Ginger Lei – John Keawehawai’i w/ JKA
10- Kaua’i Beauty – Andy Cummings & his Hawaiian Serenaders
11- Kuhio Beach – Linda Dela Cruz
Length: 54:32 Released on: 01-17-2014 Artist/Compiled by: Various Artists