In 1966, Genoa Keawe was unhappy with the deals being offered by the local record companies.
She was urged to start her own record company by friends Phil and Edith Helsley, and Genoa got a $25,000 loan from First Hawaiian Bank. Genoa’s husband and her family helped to take care of the children while she produced and distributed her own records. Very hands on, Genoa handled much of the bookkeeping and public relations herself.
Today, we’ll share some of our favorite Genoa Keawe Records music from her 1st two recordings in 1966.
Length: 53:37 Released on: 04-26-2019 Artist/Compiled by: Genoa Keawe and her Hawaiians
Classic Rerun - Hui Ohana - 1972
As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we bring back some of our most requested shows for Classic Rerun. Enjoy! In 1972, the group “Hui Ohana” exploded upon Hawaiian music scene with their debut record, “Young Hawaii Plays Old Hawaii”.
The trio featured fraternal twin brothers Ledward & Nedward Ka’apana, with their cousin, Dennis Pavao.
With breathtaking guitar work, engaging bass runs, and amazing falsetto vocals, the group brought Hawaiian music back to its roots.
Today, we’ll share some of our favorite “Hui Ohana” recordings from their debut June 26, 1972 recording session.
This week's playlist:
1- Nani Waimea – Hui Ohana
2- Nanakuli – Hui Ohana
3- Ulupalakua – Hui Ohana
4- U’ilani – Dannis Pavao w/ Hui Ohana
5- Pua Maeole – Dennis Pavao w/ Hui Ohana
6- Kaloaloa – Nedward Ka’apana w/ Hui Ohana
7- Hula O Makee – Nedward Ka’apana w/ H O
8- Pua Lililehua – Dennis Pavao w/ Hui Ohana
9- E Mama E – Dennis Pavao w/ Hui Ohana
10- Pua Lilia – Dennis Pavao w/ Hui Ohana
Length: 54:48 Released on: 04-19-2019 Artist/Compiled by: Hui Ohana
Classic Rerun - Sonny Kamahele - 1963
As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we bring back some of our most requested shows for Classic Rerun. Enjoy! Solomon “Sonny” Kamahele, Jr. was a Hawaiian musician’s musician.
His father, Solomon Kamahele, Sr., achieved great success in the 1st decades of the 20th century as a recording artist and entertainer.
Sonny Jr served Hawaii as a distinguished and charming ambassador of Aloha both here and in Hollywood.
In 1996, Sonny Kamahele received the Na Hoku Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Award.
We lost Sonny on February 11, 2004.
Today, we’ll share some of our favorite Sonny Kamahele music from his 1963 solo release, Sonny Kamahele & his Surf Serenaders.
This week's playlist:
1- Sweet Someone – Sonny Kamahele
2- My Little Grass Shack – Sonny Kamahele
3- Lovely Hula Hands – Sonny Kamahele
4- Ku’u One Hanau – Sonny Kamahele
5- Ku’u Lei Poina Ole – Sonny Kamahele
6- Waipio – Sonny Kamahele
7- Ta Hu Wa Hu Wahi – Sonny Kamahele
8- Beautiful Kahana – Sonny Kamahele
9- E Huli Makou – Sonny Kamahele
10- Akaka Falls – Sonny Kamahele
11- Beyond The Reef – Cy Ludington
Length: 53:11 Released on: 04-12-2019 Artist/Compiled by: Sonny Kamahele
Classic Rerun- Hilo Hawaiians 1960
As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we bring back some of our most requested shows for Classic Rerun. Enjoy! In 1960, the Hilo Hawaiians recorded their debut album, “Honeymoon In Hawaii”, while they were on tour in Chicago.
The album became quite popular, originally released with a deluxe 58-page, full-color collectable booklet.
Bunny Brown played guitar, while Kihei Brown and Mona Kalima played ukulele.
Puni “Buddy” Brown played stand-up bass, and Arthur Ka’au’a played steel guitar.
All of the Hilo Hawaiians contributed vocals.
These Hawaiian music legends are gone now, but not forgotten.
Today, almost 60 years later, we’ll share this memorable music with you.
This week's playlist:
1- Hole Waimea – Hilo Hawaiians
2- Hilo March – Hilo Hawaiians
3- Haole Hula – Hilo Hawaiians
4- He Aloha No O Honolulu – Hilo Hawaiians
5- Hawaii Calls – Hilo Hawaiians
6- Enchanted Isles – Hilo Hawaiians
7- Nani Waialeale – Hilo Hawaiians
8- E Huli Ho’i Mai – Hilo Hawaiians
9- Pua Ona Ona – Hilo Hawaiians
10- Akaka Falls – Hilo Hawaiians
11- Aloha Oe – Hilo Hawaiians
Length: 52:43 Released on: 04-05-2019 Artist/Compiled by: Hilo Hawaiians
Classic Rerun - Brown Gabby 1972
As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we bring back some of our most requested shows for Classic Rerun. Enjoy! In 1972, Phillip “Gabby” Pahinui made a historic album that is referred to in Hawaiian music history as “Brown Gabby”.
After a lifetime of performing and recording on numerous labels, Panini Records offered Gabby the opportunity to record with his four sons: Bla, Cyril, Martin, & Phillip.
They were also joined by Gabby’s pals: “Atta” Isaacs and Manuel “Joe Gang” Kupahu.
Today, we’ll share some of our favorite Brown Gabby recordings, on vinyl.