On June 13, 1979, the radio program, Territorial Airwaves, went on the air.
Originally broadcasting in tandem with the Honolulu Skylark on 1420 AM KCCN, Station Aloha, from 1979 to 1986.
Then in tandem with Keaumiki Akui on KCCN, 1420 AM, from 1986 to 1999.
Finally, we’ve been a solo act since 1999.
Yes, 39 years and Territorial Airwaves is still your source for the history of Hawaiian music.
And with this show, we also begin our 40th year, edging ever closer to equaling the historic “Hawaii Calls” radio program as the longest consecutively running Hawaiian Radio broadcast in history.
Today, we’ll share some of our favorite recordings from the past 39 years of Territorial Airwaves.
This week's playlist:
1- Hula Lolo – Alvin Kaleolani Isaacs
2- Nee Nee Mai A Pili – George Pokini
3- E Naughty Naughty Mai Nei – Mel Peterson
4- You’re At A Luau Now – Mel Peterson
5- E Ku’u Lani – Arthur Ka’au’a
6- Ke Alii – Paradise Serenaders
7- Lei Lokelani O Ka Punahou – John K Almeida
8- Waikiki Chickadee – George “Tautu” Archer
9- Pualeialoha – Bill Ali’iloa Lincoln
10- Ali’ipoe – Dorothy Kalima
11- Get Hep To Swing – Andy Cummings
Length: 55:54 Released on: 06-15-2018 Artist/Compiled by: Various Artists
Sunday Manoa - 1969
In 1969, Hula Records released an album called “Guava Jam”, featuring Sunday Manoa.
Peter Moon was 25 in 1969, a young inventive musician, master of the ukulele and slack key guitar. He had been searching for a coupling of music and musicians that would produce the sound that he sought. Robert Cazimero, 22, on bass, had been playing music professionally since he was 12 years old.
Roldand Cazimero, 21, was the technician of the group, master of all of the instruments he played.
Today, we’ll share some of our favorite recordings from “Guava Jam” from 1969.
This week's playlist:
1- Mehameha – Sunday Manoa
2- Ka La’i ‘Opua – Sunday Manoa
3- Heha Waipi’o – Sunday Manoa
4- Kaulana ‘O Waimanalo – Sunday Manoa
5- Only You – Sunday Manoa
6- Maika’i Ka Makani O Kohala – Sunday Manoa
7- Poli Pumehana – Sunday Manoa
8- Kawika – Sunday Manoa
9- Ka’ililauokekoa – Sunday Manoa
10- He Hawai’i Au – Sunday Manoa
Length: 56:48 Released on: 06-08-2018 Artist/Compiled by: Guava Jam
Jesse Kalima and Sons - 1974
In 1974, Flair Records released an album called “Jesse Kalima and Sons, with Sonny Waiau”, featuring Jesse Kalima.
Jesse Kaleihia Andre Kalima was born on October 31, 1920, and we lost him at the age of 59, on July 13, 1980.
Jesse performed in the 1940s and 1950s with the Kalima Brothers, his family band, known as “1,000 pounds of melody”.
In 1974, Jesse was offered the opportunity to make this album with his sons.
For the recording, Jesse Kalima played ukulele and sang lead vocals.
His son, Jesse Jr., played bass and sang.
His other son, Dana, played drums and sang.
Jesse’s longtime keyboard player, Sonny Waiau, and spectacular guitarist, Pua Almeida, both sat in for the sessions.
Even Jesse’s sister, Dorothy Kalima Kanahele, sang a number.
Today, we’ll share some of our favorite recordings from “Jesse Kalima and Sons” from 1974.
This week's playlist:
1- Ke Honi – Jesse Kalima & Sons
2- Haleakala – Jesse Kalima & Sons
3- Ka Iiwi Polena - Jesse Kalima & Sons
4- Kila Kila o Moanalua - Jesse Kalima & Sons
5- Fishing For Kumu - Jesse Kalima & Sons
6- Nani - Jesse Kalima & Sons
7- Hilo Hula - Jesse Kalima & Sons
8- Punalu’u - Jesse Kalima & Sons
9- My Sweet Sweetie - Jesse Kalima & Sons
10- Ahi Wela - Jesse Kalima & Sons
11- Uluwehi O Ka’ala - Jesse Kalima & Sons
Length: 53:04 Released on: 06-01-2018 Artist/Compiled by: Jesse Kalima and Sons
Agnes Malabey Weisbarth - 1971
In 1971, Hula Records released an album produced by Don McDiarmid, Jr., called “Sunset At Makaha”, featuring Agnes Malabey Weisbarth & the Makaha Serenaders.
Agnes Kealanohea Malabey was born on September 20, 1922, and she passed away at the age of 55 on October 3, 1977.
She performed for decades, remembered for her broadcasts with the Transit Hawaiians on KGU Radio, her popular 49th State recordings, and her long-term engagements at Waikiki hotels.
Her final musical home was at the Makaha Inn.
The Makaha Serenaders featured:
Agnes Malabey Weisbarth on ukulele & lead vocals;
Agnes Wood on guitar and harmony vocals;
Sarah Huihui on guitar and harmony vocals;
& Clem Kamakea on acoustic standup bass & vocals.
Today, we’ll share some of our favorite recordings from “Sunset At Makaha” from 1971.
Length: 55:58 Released on: 05-25-2018 Artist/Compiled by: Makaha Serenaders
Kawai Cockett - 1969
In 1969, Hula Records released an album produced by Don McDiarmid, Jr., called, “Beautiful Kaua’i”, featuring Kawai Cockett.
Kawai Keanianiulaokalani Cockett was born in Puko’o, Molokai on September 24, 1938, and he passed away in Kaneohe, O’ahu at the age of 67 on September 20, 2006.
For this, his debut album, Kawai played ukulele and sang lead vocals.
His cousin, Charles Morton, played guitar.
His youngest brother, Puna Mahuiki, played electric guitar.
And the bass was played by Herman Wong & Bobby Pa’aluhi.
Today, we’ll share some of our favorite recordings from “Beautiful Kauai” from 1969.