The 1950s opened as a time of hope, as both the nation and the islands recovered from World War II.
Hawaiian music’s recovery was led by Alfred Apaka.
Honolulu boomed, sprouting parking meters, the Lunalilo Freeway, the Pali Tunnels, the Ala Moana Shopping Center, and a jet age airport. The race towards statehood was underway, and the Territory of Hawaii would soon be just a memory!
Today, we’ll listen to rare out-of-print recordings from Territorial Airwaves archives.
This week's playlist:
1- Keep Your Eyes On The Hands – Haunani Kahalewai
2- Analani E – Alvin Kaleolani Isaacs
3- No Huhu – Jules Ah See
4- Leahi – Richard Kauhi Trio
5- My Little Grass Shack – Johnny Spencer’s Kona Koasters
6- On The Beach At Waikiki – Pua Almeida
7- Cockeyed Mayor of Kaunakakai – Andy Cummings
8- I Got Hooked At A Hukilau – Prince Kawohi
9- Silhouette Hula – Moroni Medeiros
10- Blue Hawaii – Honey Kalima
11- I Wish They Didn’t Mean Goodbye – Alfred Apaka
Length: 54:06 Released on: 09-19-2014 Artist/Compiled by: 1950s Hawaiian Recordings