We’ll conclude our mini-series of decade hopping as we remember how on August 21st, 1959, Hawaii entered the union as a State, and at that time, the beautiful and traditional Hawaiian music seemed as healthy as ever.
After all, Alfred Apaka had become an international icon and the poster boy of Hawaiian music.
But, just 6 months later, on January 30, 1960, Alfred Apaka died suddenly and unexpectedly. In a few more years, the Beatles invasion was in full swing. and traditional Hawaiian music was fighting for its life.
Today, we’ll listen to rare out-of-print recordings from Territorial Airwaves archives.
This week's playlist:
1- Kona Kai Opua – Jesse Kalima & Group
2- Here Is Happiness – Teddy Tanaka
3- Maka Hilahila – Don Ho & Aliis
4- Legend of Lehua – Sam Kapu & Lei Men
5- Coeds – Pat & his Paddlers
6- Going Home – Buddy Fo & his Group
7- Hanohano Olinda – Leina’ala Haili
8- Kaleponi – Sonny Chillingworth
9- Kuhio Bay – Wainani Kanealii
10- Ko’ula – Kahauanu Lake Trio
11- Pua Tuberose – Sunday Manoa
Length: 54:33 Released on: 09-26-2014 Artist/Compiled by: 1960s Hawaiian Recordings