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

Playlist - August 7, 2014



It's "Throwback Thursday", so this was a 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 Hooheno Serenaders -- MELE-HULA VOL 1
Aloha No Wau I Ko Maka by Waiakea Hawaiians -- DREAMS OF OLD HAWAII
Blue Hawaii by Ed Kenney -- MY HAWAII
E Kuu Tutu by The Lim Family -- KU KAULANA
Halona by Leinaala Haili -- HANOHANO OLINDA
Hanohano Waiehu by Naipo Inc. -- FROM KOHALA TO WAIMANALO
Hawaiian Hospitality by Harry Owens & His Royal Hawaiians -- HAPPY HOUR IN HAWAII
He Ono by Charles K.L. Davis -- HAWAII'S YESTERDAY
Hele On Bruddah by Ed Kenney -- ROYAL HAWAIIAN LUAU
Hula Oni Oni E by Al Kealoha Perry & His Singing Surfriders -- TWILIGHT IN HAWAII
I Want to Learn to Speak Hawaiian by Alfred Apaka -- THE HAWAII CALLS DELUXE SET
Kahea O Keale by Makaha Sons of Niihau -- KEALA
Kalalea by Ed Kenney -- WAIKIKI
Ke Ahi Wela by Sonny Chillingworth -- SONNY
Ke Ala O Ka Rose by Peter Ahia -- TALENA
Me Ka Nani Ao Kaupo by Peter Kai Davis -- OLD HAWAIIAN FAVORITES
Moanalua by Linda Dela Cruz -- LINDA-HAWAII'S CANARY
Moku Kia Kahi by Brothers Cazimero -- IN THIS TIME PAST
My Yellow Ginger Lei by Makaha Sons of Niihau -- MAHALO KE AKUA
Na Ka Pueo by Honey Kalima -- LUAU AT QUEEN'S SURF
Na Kuahiwi Elima by Mahi Beamer -- STARS OF HAWAII
Only Ashes Remain Jesse Kalima -- HOLIDAY IN HAWAII: VOL 1
Papeete Slack Key by Keola & Kapono Beamer -- TAHITI HOLIDAY
Pearly Shells / Pupu Ao Ewa by Marlene Sai -- SWEET SOMEONE
Pua Tuberose by Noelani Mahoe & The Twilighters -- EVENING IN THE ISLANDS
Roselani Blossoms / Pua Lilia / Ainahau by Benny Rogers -- DRIFTIN' AND DREAMIN' IN HAWAII
Straight from Hawaii to You by Kekua Fernandez -- KEKUA-STRAIGHT FROM HAWAII
Ua Noho Au A Kupa by John & Pua Almeida -- MY SON PUA
Uluhua Wale Au by Bill Kaiwa & The Maile Serenaders -- KAMAAINA SONGS

Friday, August 1, 2014

Playlist - August 1, 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.

Aloha Kauai by Kuuipo Kumukahi -- SO SWEET
Green Rose Hula by Ala Nui -- ALA NUI
Halialia Aloha by Eric Lee & Makaha Sons -- iTunes download-only )releasing August 14)
Hanohano Hawaii by Nedward Kaapana -- HIS OWN MAN
Hanohano No O Waimanalo by Waipuna -- NAPILI
Henehene Kou Aka by Nathan Aweau & Jeff Peterson -- MAMO
Hualalai by Manoa DNA -- NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Ka Beauty O Halawa by Na Oiwi -- THE SEQUEL
Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai by Darlene Ahuna -- BRIDGE BETWEEN GENERATIONS
Kaua I Ka Huahuai (Hawaiian War Chant) by Jules Ah See -- THE HAWAII CALLS DELUXE SET
Ke Aloha O Ke Hoa by Kupaoa & Kaulana -- NA PUA MOHALA
Kumukahi by Ata Damasco -- PAINA
Kuu Tita by Kawai Cockett -- O KAOHAO KUU AINA NANI
Laieikawai by Steve & Teresa -- THE STEVE & TERESA COLLECTION
Lei Ana Niihau by Kuana Torres Kahele -- MUSIC FOR THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS: KAHELELANI (releasing September 7)
Lei Liko Ka Lehua by Darlene Ahuna -- KUU LEI POINA OLE
Makee Ailana by Lito Arkangel -- ME KE ALOHA
Manao Pili by Brothers Cazimero -- 20 YEARS OF HOKU AWARD WINNING SONGS
Minoaka by Genoa Keawe -- HULA VOLUME ONE
Na Ka Pueo by Palolo -- PALOLO
Nani Waimea by Jerry Byrd, Alan Akaka, Barney Isaacs -- TWILIGHT IN HAWAII
Nawiliwili by Chan Abenes -- ALOHA FESTIVALS FALSETTO CONTEST WINNERS: VOL 3
Pua Hone by Gary Haleamau with JJ and Darlene Ahuna -- KE ALOHA O KA MAKUALANI
Pupu O Niihau by Nina Kealiiwahamana -- MUSIC OF HAWAII
Ua Mau by Na Leo Pilimehana -- CHRISTMAS GIFT
Ua Noho Au A Kupa by Hoopii Brothers -- NA MELE HENOHENO

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Playlist - July 31, 2014



It's "Throwback Thursday", so this was another wonderful all-vinyl show -- filled exclusively with great 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 Waiehua Sons -- WAILELE WAIEHU
Beautiful Kahana by Mona Joy & Val Hao -- QUIET LAGOON
Dancing Under the Stars by Elaina Ako Spencer -- MELE HALIA ALOHA
E Liliu E by Various Artists -- HAWAIIAN MUSIC FROM THE KODAK HULA SHOW
Fish and Poi by Ed Kenney -- MY HAWAII
Hanauma by Genoa Keawe & Her Hawaiians -- MY WAIKIKI GIRL
Holo Waapa by Tina Kaapana & Hui Ohana -- ALANIA
Hula Blues by Halekulani Girls -- TWILIGHT AT HALEKULANI
I Kona by Oliver Hai Kelly & Friends -- SURROUND ME WITH LOVE
I Will Remember You by Royal Hawaiian Serenaders -- FAVORITE HAWAIIAN SONGS
Kalakaua by Al Kealoha Perry & His Singing Surfriders -- TWILIGHT IN HAWAII
Kalena Kai by Willie K. -- HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Ke Anuenue by Noelani Mahoe & the Nahenahe Singers -- HAWAII'S NAHENAHE SINGERS
Kipola by Ledward & Nedward Kaapana & Bernard Kamala -- NIIHAU-HAWAII
Kuu Iini by Kamehameha Schools -- GOLDEN COMMEMORATION
Kuu Ipo Onaona by The Kalimas -- ALWAYS REMEMBER MAMA
Lei Pua Kenikeni by Benny Rogers -- DRIFTIN' AND DREAMIN' IN HAWAII
Lono by Na Kaholokula -- TI TIME
Makakilo by Hokulani (Meatoga) -- A PLACE CALLED HAWAII
Maui Boy by Danny Kapoi Trio -- LIVE AT THE SHERATON-MAUI
Mauna Loa by Benny Kalama -- AROUND THE ISLAND IN 80 SHAKES
Me Ka Miki Poi by Kihei Brown Trio -- RIGHT ON (KEIA)
Nani Waimea by Ed Kekaula & The Reef Hawaiians -- ALOHA MEMORIES
No Keaha by Sam Bernard Trio -- MAIE PALUA
Not Pau by Marlene Sai -- NOT PAU
Paliakamoa by Bill Aliiloa Lincoln -- MAHALO NUI
Poinciana by The Surfers -- HIGH TIDE
Pua Alani by Bill Kaiwa -- THE BOY FROM LAUPAHOEHOE
Pua Carnation by Na Kane -- HARMONY
Puuwaawaa by Sunday Manoa -- HAWAIIAN TIME

Friday, July 25, 2014

Playlist - July 25, 2014



Are you on Facebook? Be sure to "follow" the show's page -- Aloha Kauai on radio KKCR -- for new-release news and concert information.

"Aloha Kaua`i" broadcasts two hours of the music of Hawai`i -- from vintage vinyl and cassette recordings, to the newest CD releases -- and everything in between, every Thursday and Friday 7am to 9am HST, on Kaua`i Community Radio KKCR. 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.

"Aloha Kaua`i" can be heard on Kaua`i radio 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.

Aloha Kauai by CJ Helekahi -- KA MAHINA
Aloha Aku, Aloha Mai by Robert Cazimero -- THE HAUMANA SOUNDTRACK
E Kuu Lei E Kuu Ipo by Huewa -- HUEWA (DEBUT ALBUM)
Haleakala Hula by Puna Keliihoomalu -- KALAPANA I KA WA KAHIKO
E Hui E by Huewa -- HUEWA (DEBUT ALBUM)
I Ka Po Me Ke Ao by Del Beazley -- A PORTRAIT OF TROPICAL MUSIC
Ka Ua Loku by David Kamakahi -- SHINE
Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai by Kekuhi Kanahele -- HONEY BOY
Kalamaula by Kaimana -- HAWAIIAN CLASSICS
Kaulana O Hilo Hanakahi by Herb Ohta, Jr. -- PURE AND SIMPLE
Koali by Pahinui Brothers -- PAHINUI BROS.
Mauna Loa by Marlene Sai -- AUTHENTIC HAWAIIAN SONGS
Noho Paipai by Makaha Sons -- A PORTRAIT OF TROPICAL MUSIC
Paauau Waltz by Elaine Ako Spencer -- MELE HALIA ALOHA
Pauoa Liko Ka Lehua by Valley Boys -- VALLEY BOYS
Pidgin in One Breath by Augie Tulba -- AUGIE STYLE
Pua Carnation by Anelaikalani -- COMPLETELY
Pua Mamane by Gabby Pahinui -- RABBIT ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Pua O Kamakahala by Kupaoa -- HALIU: VOL 1
Pupu Hinuhinu by Malani Bilyeu -- LULLABBY
Roselani Blossoms by Hookena -- NA KAI EWALU
Telephone Hula by Makaha Sons -- KE ALAULA
Ua Like No A Like by Mailani Makainai -- MAILANI
Wahine Ui by Gabby Pahinui & Atta Isaacs -- TWO SLACK KEY GUITARS
Waika by Baba Alimoot -- HAPPY HAWAIIAN