The Hawaiian music craze of the 1920s and 1930s, fed by the rising popularity of both traditional and hapa haole Hawaiian songs, featuring the ukulele and steel guitar, along with falsetto singing and hula dancing, continued all the way through WWII, and into the 1950s.
But at the same time that Alfred Apaka was achieving global fame as a Hawaiian music icon in the 1950s, Elvis Presley was stealing the next generation away from Hawaiian music.
And that generation would not rediscover Hawaiian music until the Hawaiian Renaissance of the 1970s.
Today, we’ll listen to favorite selections of Territory of Hawaii rockers, from recordings in the Territorial Airwaves archives.
This week's playlist:
1- Leahi – Lance Curtis
2- Marine’s Rock – Lawrence Brother’s Combo
3- S’Why Hard – The Royal Drifters
4- Da Kine – The Royal Drifters
5- Rock Along – Tom Moffatt & the Flames
6- My Mummy – Mel Cavin & the Kokonuts
7- Hey Baby – Bill Lawrence w/ Cousins
8- Susie Darlin’ – Robin Luke
9- If You Don’t Want Billy – Tilton Sisters
10- Pretty Little Hula Girl – The Jokers
11- Why! Why! Why! – The Tilton Sisters
12- Bye Bye Baby – Lance Curtis
Length: 53:49 Released on: 06-05-2015 Artist/Compiled by: Territorial Rockers