William Lionel Kalaniali’iloa Lincoln, known professionally as Bill Ali’iloa Lincoln, was born on March 21, 1911, in Kehena, Kohala, Hawaii, and passed away in Honolulu at the age of 78 on September 9, 1989.
Bill first excelled in music in the Mormon Church. He broke into music as a protégé of John K. Almeida, joining the cast of Almeida’s KGU radio show in 1935. He later formed his own band in 1938, and in 1946 became the 1st recording artist of the new Bell Records label.
Fluent in Hawaiian, he ran a hula studio, and recorded many of his own compositions, written especially for his stunning falsetto voice.
Today, we’ll hear highlights of a tribute CD issued by Cord International in 2007 to honor the music of Bill Ali’iloa Lincoln.
This week's playlist:
1- Pua Be Still – Bill Ali’iloa Lincoln
2- Ke Ana Kolu – Bill Ali’iloa Lincoln
3- Nani Lawai - Bill Ali’iloa Lincoln
4- Halema’uma’u - Bill Ali’iloa Lincoln
5- Moku O Keawe - Bill Ali’iloa Lincoln
6- Kawaihae - Bill Ali’iloa Lincoln
7- Ku’u Milimili - Bill Ali’iloa Lincoln
8- Mauna Lahilahi - Bill Ali’iloa Lincoln
9- Ku’u Lei Liliha - Bill Ali’iloa Lincoln
10- Ka Wai O ‘Eleile - Bill Ali’iloa Lincoln
11- Pualeialoha - Bill Ali’iloa Lincoln
Length: 54:43 Released on: 10-09-2015 Artist/Compiled by: William Lionel Kalaniali'iloa Lincoln