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.
Length: 53:15 Released on: 05-18-2018 Artist/Compiled by: Kawai Cockett
Country Comfort - 1975
In 1975, Trim Records released an album produced by Cyrus Faryar, for Herb Pinensky, called, “We Are The Children”, featuring Country Comfort.
Country Comfort, a group formed in Waimanalo, featured:
Bill (Kaui) Enos on most of the lead vocals and guitar;
Chuckie Lee on lead acoustic guitar and harmony vocals;
& Jimmy Freudenberg on guitar and harmony vocals.
Eugene Matsumura played percussion, while Randy Lorenzo played bass, and electric guitar.
Although the band played at the Stye Restaurant in Niu Valley as early as 1971, they did not record until 1975, and broke up shortly after the release of their 2nd album in 1976.
Today, we’ll share some of our favorite recordings from “We Are The Children” from 1975.
This week's playlist:
1- Sunlight, Moonlight – Country Comfort
2- Honky Tonk Wines – Country Comfort
3- Make It With You – Country Comfort
4- Waimanalo Blues – Country Comfort
5- To Be Lonely – Country Comfort
6- Railway Stations – Country Comfort
7- We Are The Children – Country Comfort
8- Rainy Day Song – Country Comfort
9- Country Palace – Country Comfort
10- Manha De Carnaval – Country Comfort
Length: 55:16 Released on: 05-11-2018 Artist/Compiled by: Country Comfort
Richard Kauhi - Reflections
In 1968, Waikiki Records released an album produced by Tommy Kearns called, “The Reflections Of Richard Kauhi and his Piano”, featuring Richard Kauhi.
Richard Kapapanuihanaumoku Kauhi was born on May 21, 1929 and we lost him at the age of 49 to lung cancer on January 21, 1979.
After breaking in with The Kalima Brothers in 1942, he created the Richard Kauhi Quartet in 1948. But in 1951, he left Hawaii for a solo career in California.
He returned to Hawaii in 1968, shortly after this album was released.
He performed in numerous clubs including Trappers in the Hyatt Regency Waikiki.
Today, we’ll share some of our favorite recordings from “The Reflections of Richard Kauhi and his Piano” from 1968.
This week's playlist:
1- E Mau – Richard Kauhi
2- Kona Kai Opua – Richard Kauhi
3- Ka’ahumanu – Richard Kauhi
4- Marcella Wahine – Richard Kauhi
5- Pua Carnation – Richard Kauhi
6- He Ona La – Richard Kauhi
7- Muliwai – Richard Kauhi
8- Pua Maeole – Richard Kauhi
9- None Hula – Richard Kauhi
10- Lei Lokelani – Richard Kauhi
11- Kamakani Kaili Aloha – Richard Kauhi
Length: 52:42 Released on: 05-04-2018 Artist/Compiled by: Richard Kauhi