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 the steel guitar, along with falsetto singing and hula dancing, resulted in many talented Hawaiian entertainers migrating to Hollywood, California during the period.
A few would eventually travel all the way across the country to New York City.
The employment opportunities included performing in hotels, restaurants, and nightclubs, as well as record compny deals and acting in Hollywood movies.
Some Hawaiians would stay in Hollywood, but a few would eventually go to the Big Apple of Manhattan, New York City.
For this show, well focus on music performed by ambassadors of Hawaiian music who opted to continue on from Hollywood to Manhattan during the Golden Era of Hawaiian music, before WWII.
From 90 plus years ago, well share this memorable music.
This week's playlist:
1- Honey Lets Go For Broke Harry Owens & Royal Hawns
2- Analani E Ray Kinney & Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors
3- Ke Kali Nei Au Ray Kinney w/ George Kainapau
4- Kaneohe Hula Alfred Apaka & Hawn Musical Ambassadors
5- Only A Rose George Kainapau w/ Lani Mcintire
6- Hula Blues Lani McIntire & his Hawaiians
7- Hula Breeze Harry Owens & Royal Hawaiians
8- Tomi Tomi Johnny Pineapple & Native Islanders
9- Hawaiian One To Ten Andy Iona & Islanders
10- Sophisticated Hula Charlie Kaipo Miller
11- Lovely Hula Hands Ray Kinney & Hawn Musical Ambassadors
Length: 52:46 Released on: 01-31-2020 Artist/Compiled by: Various Artists