I began working with Michael and Maryanne Cord in 1991.
Our dream was to take recordings from Territorial Airwaves archives, restore them using newly developed state of the art computer technology, and release them as compact discs, for all Hawaiian music enthusiasts to enjoy and learn.
We felt that the music must once again be heard, and that the Hawaiian music community would appreciate it.
And we were right!
George Winston of Dancing Cat Records asked us to release the very 1st 20 slack key recordings made in the post-war 1940s on the Bell, 49th State, and Aloha Records labels. The resulting CD was called “History of Slack Key Guitar”.
Today, we’ll hear memorable selections from our 4th CD release in 1995, courtesy of the Territorial Airwaves archives.
This week's playlist:
1- Hi’ilawe – 1946 – Gabby Pahinui
2- Hula Medley – Gabby Pahinui
3- Wai O Ke Aniani – Gabby Pahinui
4- Ki Ho’alu – Gabby Pahinui
5- Punalu’u – Mama Tina Ka’apana
6- Slack Key Hula – George & Willie Davis
7- Old Timer’s Hula – Tommy Solomon
8- Maui Serenade – Abraham Kalauli Konanui
9- Rocking Chair Hula – Tommy Blaisdell
10- Strolling Troubadour – Henry Ka’aleka’ahi
11- Hi’ilawe – 1948 – Gabby Pahinui
Length: 54:10 Released on: 02-26-2016 Artist/Compiled by: Various Artists