I began working with Michael and Maryanne Cord in 1991.
However, in 1987, 4 years earlier, I had first worked with Peter Burke, the son of the late Sonny Burke, of Hollywood, California. Sonny had purchased the Bell Records label out of bankruptcy before he died.
Peter contacted me as he had the rights, but no inventory to work with. So we pulled music from the Territorial Airwaves archives, and 1st released them on cassette tape. When I began working with Cord in 1991, Burke re-released the 2 volumes on the new CD technology. You’ll hear both the needle on the 78rpm record and even a slight tape hiss, as these recordings were done before computer restoration software was available, and were dubbed to reel to reel tape initially.
Today, we’ll hear memorable selections from our Cassette to CD release from 1987, courtesy of the Territorial Airwaves archives.
This week's playlist:
1- Hula Oni Oni E – Bill Akamuhou & Nautical Hawaiians
2- Anapau – Alvin K Isaacs & Royal Hawaiians
3- My Island Love Song – Royal Hawaiian Serenaders
4- Naka Pueo – George Pokini & his Hawaiians
5- Ke Kali Nei Au – George Kainapau & Bill Akamuhou
6- Kolopa – George Kainapau w/ George Archer
7- E Lili’u E – Kalima Brothers
8- He Wahine U’i E – George Pokini & his Hawaiians
9- Kilakila O Haleakala – George Tautu Archer
10- Noho Paipai – Randy Oness Select Hawn Serenaders
11- Beautiful Kahana – Linda Dela Cruz & Bill Akamuhou
Length: 53:35 Released on: 05-13-2016 Artist/Compiled by: Various Artists