“No Kristo” by the Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau was released in 1976, some 3 years before Territorial Airwaves launched on the radio.
In 1974, brothers Skippy & Israel Kamakawiwo’ole moved from Kaimuki to the Waianae coast.
Inspired by the Sons of Hawaii, Sunday Manoa, & Gabby Pahinui, the brothers formed a group with their new young Waianae friends.
On February 22, 1976, they got their 1st professional gig, and they also recorded this, their 1st LP, on Poki Records.
Skippy played 6-string guitar
Israel played baritone ukulele
‘Moon’ Kauakahi played 6-string tenor ukulele
Jerome Koko played 12-string guitar
& Sam Gray played pakini washtub bass.
So we’ll dive into our records archives to hear this classic recording.
Today, 40 plus years later, we’ll share this music.
This week's playlist:
1- Ka Hanu O Hanakeoki – Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau
2- Waikiki Hula - Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau
3- Po’e Koa O Ni’ihau - Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau
4- Freedom Of Makaha - Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau
5- Papalina Lahilahi - Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau
6- E Ku’u Morning Dew - Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau
7- Manu Kolohe - Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau
8- Pua Tuberose – Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau
9- Nane - Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau
10- No Kristo - Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau
Length: 53:26 Released on: 10-20-2017 Artist/Compiled by: Makaha Sons Of Ni'ihau