Saturday, August 30, 2014

Playlist - August 29, 2014



All of the CDs which are still in print, can be purchased at mele.com. Be sure to check the Concert Calendar to see which musicians are traveling from Hawai`i to perform. Looking for song lyrics and/or translation? There's a great list of lyric sites here. Searching for a hula class? No worries -- here's the best (and biggest!) list of hula schools around the world.

"Aloha Kaua`i" can be heard on Kaua`i Community Radio-KKCR every Thursday and Friday 7-9am (HST), at 90.9FM (north shore), 92.7FM (Moloa`a and Anahola), 91.9FM island-wide -- and now 104.7FM on O`ahu. "Aloha Kaua`i also streams live online.

Have a question about the music or musicians of Hawai`i? When I'm on-air you can call me -- 808-826-7771 or toll free 866-275-1112 -- or email me (dj@kkcr.org).

If you're on Facebook, "follow" the "Aloha Kauai on radio KKCR" page to keep up with news of new CD releases, and upcoming concerts by Hawai`i-based musicians on tour, worldwide.

Aloha Kauai by Kahauanu Lake Trio -- FOR MAIKI
Aia I Niihau Kuu Pawehe by Edith Kanakaole & Halau O Kekuhi -- HAAKUI PELE I HAWAII
Aia I Niihau Kuu Pawehe by Kuana Torres Kahele -- KAHELELANI (NEW RELEASE SEPTEMBER)
Anytime, Anyday by Jerry Byrd -- MASTER OF TOUCH AND TONE
Green Rose Hula by Manoa DNA -- EVOLUTION
Halialia Aloha by Eric Lee -- (DOWNLOAD-ONLY SINGLE -- ITUNES)
Hame Pila by Gabby Pahinui -- BEST OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY WITH GABBY PAHINUI
Hookipa Hawaii by Brothers Cazimero -- BEST OF THE BROTHERS CAZIMERO: VOL 2
Ka Makani Kaili Aloha by Kui Lee -- THE EXTRAORDINARY KUI LEE
Ka Ua Loku / Palolo by Casey Olsen -- MADE IN HAWAII: THE HAWAIIAN STEEL GUITAR
Kaimuki Hula by Hookena -- THIRST QUENCHER
Kalena Kai by Hui Ohana -- KE KOLU
Kananaka by Alea -- TAKE ME HOME
Kaulana O Hilo Hanakahi by Ohta-San -- KA MEA HOOKANI UKULELE
Kipikoa by Karen Keawehawaii -- BEST OF KAREN: VOL 1
Lahela Kuu Pokii by Justin Young -- ONE FOOT ON SAND
Lei Kaahumanu by Dennis Pavao -- ALL HAWAII STAND TOGETHER
Melelana by Kealii Reichel -- MELELANA
Moanalua by Norman DeCosta -- POHAI NA MELE
Mount Kaala Hula by Kaala Boys -- ALL HAWAIIAN
Na Hala O Naue by Nathan Aweau -- HAWAII CLASSIC SERIES: VOL 2-HULA
Na Nalu Hai O Maili by Kanilea Collection -- NAHENAHE
No Luna by Vaihi -- NAVENAVE
Pua Tuberose by Maunalua -- KULEANA
Radio Hula by Ledward Kaapana -- WALTZ OF THE WIND
Song for Sonny by Paul Togioka -- AIKANE KUIKAWA
Sophisticated Hula by Huewa -- HUEWA (NEW RELEASE)
Ua Noho Au A Kupa by Kapono Beamer -- PANA ALOHA
Ua Piha Mau Oe Me Ke Aloha by Mama Ane Kanahele -- KUU LEI MOKUPUNI
Wai O Ke Aniani by Melveen Leed -- WITH THE BEST OF SLACK-KEY

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Playlist - August 28, 2014



"Aloha Kaua`i" can be heard on Kaua`i Community Radio-KKCR every Thursday and Friday 7-9am (HST), at 90.9FM (north shore), 92.7FM (Moloa`a and Anahola), 91.9FM island-wide -- and now 104.7FM on O`ahu. "Aloha Kaua`i also streams live online. Have a question about the music or musicians of Hawai`i? Just give me a call when I'm on-air -- 826-7771 on Kaua`i, or toll free 866-275-1112.

If you're on Facebook, "follow" the "Aloha Kauai on radio KKCR" page to keep up with news of the many upcoming concerts by Hawai`i-based musicians, and all the new CD releases.

"Throwback Thursday", made this an all-vinyl show -- filled exclusively with music from vinyl/cassette recordings that didn't make it to CD format....yet...from albums like this!

Aloha Kauai by Kauai Surf Resort -- ALOHA KAUAI
Alika by Honey Kalima's Royal Hawaiian Serenaders -- TROPICAL HEATWAVE
Aloha Ia O Waianae by Sonny Chillingworth -- SONNY CHILLINGWORTH
Do the Hula by Pua Almeida -- DO THE HULA
Hanauma by Vickie Ii & Hooheno Serenaders -- MELE-HULA: VOL 2
Haole Hula by the Islanders -- SOFT GREEN SEAS
He Aloha No O Honolulu by Gabby Pahinui & Friends -- HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR WITH SINGING: VOL 1
Henehene Kou Aka by Brothers Cazimero -- IN THIS TIME PAST
Hooipo Hula by Ed Kekaula & the Reef Hawaiians -- ALOHA MEMORIES
Hukilau Song / I Got Hooked at a Hukilau by Holo Holo Trio -- SOUNDS OF HANALEI
Imi Au Ia Oe by Alfred Apaka & the Hawaiians -- DREAMS OF THE SOUTH SEAS
Kauai Aina Pumehana by Ledward & Nedward Kaapana & Bernard Kamala -- NIIHAU-HAWAII
Kilakila O Haleakala / Hawaiian War Chant by Hilo Hattie & Friends -- LIVE AT THE TAPA ROOM
Koali by Hoopii Brothers -- SLACK KEY GIANTS
Kuu Hoa by Jesse Nakooka -- 54 BRIDGES TO HANA MAUI
Lehuanani by Among Brothers -- KUUIPO
Little Kona Hat by Farden Sisters -- 45RPM (49TH STATE RECORDS)
Malihini Mele by Hilo Hawaiians -- SPLENDOR OF THE ISLANDS
Minoi Minoi E by The Hawaiian Surfers -- CORAL REEF
Moanalua by Melelani Serenaders -- E HULA MAI
Muliwai by Joe Ah Quin & the Lopaka Trio -- OCEANS AWAY
My Sweet Sweeting by Al Kealoha Perry & the Singing Surfriders -- ENCHANTED ISLES
Na Lei O Hawaii by Jules Ah See -- THE HAWAII CALLS DELUXE SET
Noho Paipai / Aoia by John Almeida -- STRUM YOUR UKULELE
On the Beach at Waikiki by Charles K.L. Davis -- SINGS SONGS FROM THE MAGIC ISLANDS
Papa Sia by Myrtle K. Hilo -- WILL YOU LOVE ME
Pidgin English Hula by Varoa Tiki with Gabby Pahinui -- 45RPM (WAIKIKI RECORDS)
Pihanakalani by Bill Kaiwa -- MORE FROM BILL KAIWA
Pualani by Brothers Cazimero -- CAPTURED MAGIC
Punahoa Special by Lim Family -- SLACK KEY GIANTS
Radio Hula by Hoaikanes -- KIHOALU ON THE BACK PORCH
The Song of Kauai by Andy Iona & His Islanders -- KUU LEI

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Playlist - August 22, 2014



"Aloha Kaua`i" can be heard on Kaua`i Community Radio-KKCR every Thursday and Friday 7-9am (HST), at 90.9FM (north shore), 92.7FM (Moloa`a and Anahola), 91.9FM island-wide -- and now 104.7FM on O`ahu. "Aloha Kaua`i also streams live online.

Have a question about the music or musicians of Hawai`i? Just give me a call when I'm on-air -- 826-7771 on Kaua`i, or toll free 866-275-1112. If you're on Facebook, "follow" the "Aloha Kauai on radio KKCR" page to keep up with news of new CD releases, and upcoming concerts by Hawai`i-based musicians on tour, worldwide.

All of the CDs which are still in print, are available at mele.com.

Aloha Kauai by Mike Kaawa -- HWN GROOVE
Akaka Falls by Brothers Cazimero -- IN CONCERT (vinyl)
Aloha No Na Kupuna O Maui by Pono -- HOME OF MINE
Beauty Hula by Na Leo Pilimehana -- LOCAL BOYS
He Aloha No O Honolulu by Leonard Kwan & The Kamahao's -- PARTY SONGS HAWAIIAN STYLE (vinyl)
He Ia Nui Kau by Kawai Cockett -- STILL STRUMMING!
Island Boy by Mike Young -- ISLAND BOY
Ke Ala O Ka Rose / Ka Loke / Roselani Blossoms / Kilakila O Haleakala / Maui Chimes by Barney Isaacs & George Kuo -- HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR MASTERS INSTRUMENTAL COLLECTION
Kuu Aloha Nui by Leinaala Haili -- BEST OF LEINAALA
Lei Pua Kenikeni by Mark Yamanaka -- LEI PUA KENIKENI
Mahukona Landing by Rodney Arias -- HAWAIIAN RAILROADS (vinyl)
Me Molokai by Makaha Sons -- KE ALAULA
Nani Koolau by Melveen Leed -- A PART OF ME, A PART OF YOU
Nani Manoa by Kuuipo Kumukahi -- WAAHILA
Olinda Beauty by Jeff Peterson -- MAUI ON MY MIND
Pakalana A Ka Puuwai by Kupaoa -- BUMBYE
Panini Pua Kea by Kunewa Mook -- OIA KA MANAWA
Pauoa Like Ka Lehua by Rodgers Lena Naipo -- HULA BIG ISLAND STYLE
Pili Aloha by Natalie Ai Kamauu -- E
Pua Mamane by Lono -- OLD STYLE II
Pupu O Niihau by Darlene Ahuna -- BRIDGE BETWEEN GENERATIONS
Ray of Light by Pali Kaaihue -- ALL IN
Slack Key Shuffle by Peter Moon Band -- TROPICAL STORM
Sweet Lei Lehua by Na Hoa -- NA HOA
Tropical Storm by Peter Moon Band -- TROPICAL STORM
Wai O Ke Aniani by David Kahoonei -- LEGENDS OF FALSETTO
Waikoloa by Huewa -- HUEWA (NEW RELEASE)

Playlist - August 21, 2014



It's "Throwback Thursday", and that made it an all-vinyl show -- filled exclusively with music from vinyl/cassette recordings that didn't make it to CD format....yet.

"Aloha Kaua`i" can be heard on Kaua`i Community Radio-KKCR every Thursday and Friday 7-9am (HST), at 90.9FM (north shore), 92.7FM (Moloa`a and Anahola), 91.9FM island-wide -- and now 104.7FM on O`ahu. "Aloha Kaua`i also streams live online. Have a question about the music or musicians of Hawai`i? Just give me a call when I'm on-air -- 826-7771 on Kaua`i, or toll free 866-275-1112.

If you're on Facebook, "follow" the "Aloha Kauai on radio KKCR" page to keep up with news of the many upcoming concerts by Hawai`i-based musicians, and all the new CD releases!

Aloha Kauai by Victor & Kuulei Punua -- MEM'RY ISLAND
Aloha Ia No O Maui by Led Kaapana & I Kona -- KA LUA O KA MANAWA
Aloha No Wau I Ko Maka by Ainahau Trio -- BREEZE!
Beautiful Kahana by Hilo Hawaiians -- SPLENDOR OF THE ISLANDS
Days of My Youth by J & R Incorporated -- THE DAYS OF MY YOUTH
E Huli Hoi Mai by Tina Kaapana & Hui Ohana -- ALANIA
Fish and Poi by Naughty Abbie -- 49TH STATE 45RPM
He Aloha Kuu Lei Pua Mamane by Harmony Hawaiians -- HULA LADY
Honolulu Harbor by Sonny Chillingworth -- SONNY
Kaa Ahi Kahului by Palani Vaughan -- HAWAII'S FIRST NANI AWARDS
Kahealani by Halekulani Girls -- TWILIGHT AT HALEKULANI
Kalalea by Hokulani Meatoga -- NA MELE HALIA ALOHA
Kaulana O Hilo Hanakahi by Honey Kalima -- LUAU AT QUEEN'S SURF
Kuu Ipo by Iwalani Kamahele -- KUUIPO
Laupahoehoe Hula by Bob Davis & Halekulani Girls -- ALICE, LINDA & SYBIL
Little Brown Gal by Bill Akamuhou -- REMINSCING WITH BILL AKAMUHOU
Malu I Ke Ao by Leinaala Haili -- HANOHANO OLINDA
Manu Oo by Freitas Brothers -- BEST OF FRIENDS
A Million Moons Over Hawaii by Andy Iona and His Islanders -- RARITIES
Na Alii by Rudy Wairata -- LOVELY HULA GIRL
Na ka Pueo by Ohta-San -- INSTRUMENTAL HAWAIIAN FAVORITES
Na Pua O Kohala by Naipo Inc. -- FROM KOHALA TO WAIMANALO
Nani Molokai by Frank & Cathy Kawelo -- KAWELO
No Hilahila by Myrtle K. Hilo -- WILL YOU LOVE ME
Pili Aloha by Ohana Serenaders -- KU LIKE MAKOU I HOOKAHI
Pulupe Nei Ili I Ke Anu by Kauai Canoe & Racing Association -- MUSICAL MEMORIES OF YOUR STAY ON KAUAI
Pupu Ao Ewa by Hana-Maui Serenaders -- SONGS OF HEAVELY HANA
Sand / Two Shadows on the Sand by Kekua Fernandez -- KEKUA: STRAIGHT FROM HAWAII
Song of the Eight Islands by Genoa Keawe's Hula Maids -- 49TH STATE 45RPM
South Sea Sadie by Hilo Hattie -- HAWAII STARS
The Wonderful World of Aloha by Ed Kenney -- THE ED KENNEY SHOW

Friday, August 15, 2014

Playlist - August 15, 2014



If you're on Facebook, "follow" the "Aloha Kauai on radio KKCR" page to keep up with news of new CD releases, and upcoming concerts by Hawai`i-based musicians on tour, worldwide.

"Aloha Kaua`i" can be heard on Kaua`i Community Radio-KKCR every Thursday and Friday 7-9am (HST), at 90.9FM (north shore), 92.7FM (Moloa`a and Anahola), 91.9FM island-wide -- and now 104.7FM on O`ahu. "Aloha Kaua`i also streams live online. Have a question about the music or musicians of Hawai`i? Just give me a call when I'm on-air -- 826-7771 on Kaua`i, or toll free 866-275-1112.

All of the CDs which are still in print, are available at mele.com.

Today's show paid tribute to Kauai's Waipa Foundation non-profit organization, for all the good work that they do. And with their annual "Music & Mango Festival" happening this weekend, the music also highlighted some of the musicians who will be performing there.

Aloha Kauai by Kahauanu Lake Trio -- FOR MAIKI
Ahulili by Mike Keale -- REMEMBER
Aloha Haena by Na Pali -- NA PALI
Alvin Isaacs Medley by Ed Punua -- MADE IN HAWAII: THE HAWAIIAN STEEL GUITAR
Hawaiian Eyes by Jon & Randy -- HAWAIIAN EYES
Hawaiian Soul by Jon & Randy -- HAWAIIAN EYES
Hawaiian War Chant by Ipo Kahaunaele-Ferreira -- UKULELE LADY
Hokulea Hula by Na Pali -- PACIFIC TUNINGS
Hula Lady by Na Pali -- PACIFIC TUNINGS
Ka Hinano O Puna by Kainani Kahaunaele -- NAU OE
Kalalea Medley by Kainani Kahaunaele -- NAU OE
Kamalani O Keaukaha by Mike Keale -- REMEMBER
La Lupe Ua Sola by Tau Moe Family -- HOOMANAO I NA MELE WA UI
Lei Wainiha by Kainani Kahaunaele -- NAU OE
Mango Tree by Keola Beamer -- SWEET MAUI MOON
My Love Kauai by Lady Ipo Kahaunaele-Ferreira -- UKULELE LADY
O Waipa Ke Malama Mau Ai by Amy Hanaialii -- GENERATION HAWAII
Ukulele Lady by Lady Ipo Kahaunaele-Ferreira -- UKULELE LADY
Waipa by Carlos Andrade -- HOOLA LAHUI, HOOULU PAE AINA

I also played music from this long-out-of-print 2-CD release entitled NA MELE PANIOLO (produced by the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts in 1987) -- but only the recordings that were done at Waipa Farm in 1986. The group, Na Molokama, was comprised of David Kawika Sproat, Samson Mahuiki, Kapeka Chandler, and Barlow Chu. Here's what they sang: Maikai Kaua`i, Pua Lilia, Ekolu Mea Nui, and a medley of Kawaihau, Anahola, and Moikeha.

Playlist August 14, 2014


It's "Throwback Thursday", so this was another great all-vinyl show -- filled exclusively with music from vinyl/cassette recordings that didn't make it to CD format....yet.

"Aloha Kaua`i" can be heard on Kaua`i Community Radio-KKCR every Thursday and Friday 7-9am (HST), at 90.9FM (north shore), 92.7FM (Moloa`a and Anahola), 91.9FM island-wide -- and now 104.7FM on O`ahu. "Aloha Kaua`i also streams live online. Have a question about the music or musicians of Hawai`i? Just give me a call when I'm on-air -- 826-7771 on Kaua`i, or toll free 866-275-1112.

If you're on Facebook, "follow" the "Aloha Kauai on radio KKCR" page to keep up with news of upcoming concerts by Hawai`i-based musicians, and all the new CD releases!

Aloha Kauai by Darrell Lupenui -- DARRELL LUPENUI
Aloha Wau Ia Oe by John Piilani Watkins -- MY WAIKIKI GIRL
Blue Hawaiian Moonlight by Kauai Surf Resort -- ALOHA KAUAI
Cockeyed Mayor of Kaunakakai by Hilo Hattie -- LIVE AT THE TAPA ROOM
He Aloha No O Honolulu by Na Hoaloha -- HAWAII'S STARS PRESENT HAWAII'S YOUTH
Hiilawe by Ed Kekaula -- ALOHA MEMORIES
Hilo One by The Kalimas -- KUU LEIALOHA
I Alii No Oe by Frank & Cathy Kawelo -- KAWELO
Just Hang Loose by George Paoa -- A NIGHT AT THE PEACOCK
Kaleponi Hula by George Kainapau -- NATIVE GUITARS
Kapoho by John Spencer -- HAWAIIAN RAILROADS
Keep Your Eyes on the Hands by Ed Kenney -- HAWAII'S FIRST NANI AWARDS
Kuhio Bay by Wainani Kanealii -- SONGS OF THE PACIFIC
Kupa Landing by Sterling Mossman & Group -- AT THE BAREFOOT BAR
Kuu Lei Awapuhi by Benny Rogers -- ROMANTIC HAWAII
Kuwili by Kealoha Kalama -- POHAI KEALOHA
Laupahoehoe Hula by Honolulu Boy Choir -- VOICES OF ALOHA
Leahi by Peter Kai Davis -- OLD HAWAIIAN FAVORITES
Lei Gardenia by The Coco Palms Ambassadors -- COCO PALMS AMBASSADORS
Lei Pukana by Kaimana -- NA PUA O OAHU
Lihue by Hokulani Meatoga -- A PLACE CALLED HAWAII
Maikai Ka Makani O Kohala by Bill Aliiloa Lincoln -- MAHALO NUI
My Dear Darling by The Kaapana Family -- PORTRAIT OF THE KAAPANAS
My Little Grass Shack by David Kelii -- TREASURY OF HAWAIIAN GUITARS
My Yellow Ginger Lei by John & Karen Keawehawaii -- KAREN
Pearly Shells by Haunani Kahalewai -- WAIKIKI AFTER DARK
Princess Pupule by Sonny Nicholas -- KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE HANDS
Pua Tuberose by George Kainapau -- DREAMS OF HAWAII
Sweet Haha Ai A Ka Manu by The Moana Serenaders -- TREASURY OF HAWAIIAN GUITARS
Waters of Kauai by Marlene Sai -- MARLENE

Friday, August 8, 2014

Playlist - August 8, 2014


If you're on Facebook, "follow" the "Aloha Kauai on radio KKCR" page to keep up with news of new CD releases, and upcoming concerts by Hawai`i-based musicians on tour, worldwide.

"Aloha Kaua`i" can be heard on Kaua`i Community Radio-KKCR every Thursday and Friday 7-9am (HST), at 90.9FM (north shore), 92.7FM (Moloa`a and Anahola), 91.9FM island-wide -- and now 104.7FM on O`ahu. "Aloha Kaua`i also streams live online. Have a question about the music or musicians of Hawai`i? Just give me a call when I'm on-air -- 826-7771 on Kaua`i, or toll free 866-275-1112.

Click on highlighted titles of new releases for details and free sound clips. CDs which are still in print, are available at mele.com.

With tropical storm Iselle looming over the islands now, it seemed like the perfect day to include lots of songs about rain! :)


Aloha Kauai by Mike Kaawa -- HWN GROOVE
Aia I Lanipo by Kupaoa & Kaulana -- NA PUA MOHALA
E Ike I Ka Nani Ao Haena by Huewa -- HUEWA
Jungle Rain by Pali -- IN HARMONY
Ka Pookela Ao Niihau by Kuana Torres Kahele -- KAHELELANI (releasing September)
Ka Ua Loku by David Kamakahi -- SHINE
Kaeo Hula by Kuana Torres Kahele -- KAHELELANI (releasing September)
Kaula Ili by Baba Alimoot -- HAPPY HAWAIIAN
Koula by Pancho Graham -- PINE TREE SLACK KEY
Mahina O Hoku by Natalie Ai Kamauu -- E
Misty Rains and Lehua by Hula Honeys -- LIFE JUST GOT SWEETER
Namolokama by The Maka Trio -- SOUNDS OF HANALEI
Night Rain Tapestry by Teresa Bright -- QUIET NIGHTS
Ohu Ohu Kahakuloa by Hoopii Brothers -- HOI HOU
Polehoonalani by Kuana Torres Kahele -- KAHELELANI (releasing September)
Purple Raindrops by Nihau Brothers & Oliver Hai Kelly -- SAY THAT YOU LOVE ME FOREVER
Rain Kilikilihune by Agnes Malabey Weisbarth & the Makaha Serenaders -- SUNSET AT MAKAHA
Rain Liilii by Mark Yamanaka -- LEI PUA KENIKENI
Rain Rain Go Away by Kui Lee -- THE EXTRAORDINARY KUI LEE
Raining in the Islands by Mike Young -- IN THE ISLANDS
Rainy Day Song by Paiea -- HE HOOHANOHANO
Standing in the Rain by Kainani Kahaunaele -- OHAI ULA
Sunny Rain by Cindy Combs -- SUNNY RAIN
Toad Song by Kealii Reichel -- LEI HALIA
Tropical Storm by Peter Moon Band -- TROPICAL STORM