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During these strange days, I have been listening to a lot of Hawaiian Music, hard to be stressed or annoyed listening to this one
This is a wonderful album. I got it when it was first released on vinyl in 1981 as volume 1 of a two volume set. Then in 1993 it was rereleased on CD, which also came my way. It was an early digital clean up job, which was taken from the 78s to DAT, and then to the NoNoise software, which at the time was state of the art. The transfers and clean up were done by George Morrow and Chris Strachwitz. It was pretty well done and it contains some amazing music. Also, it featured that beautiful colourised photo of Sam Ku West on the front cover.
The Hawaiian Cowboy is a novelty song recorded by Sol K. Bright playing an early electric lap steel. However, this album does also contain some of the most beautiful acoustic Hawaiian steel guitar music ever recorded. Highly recommended.
Shine On Michael
Any other Hawaiian players or albums you could recommend Michael? I'm keen to hear what you consider essential listening in this style.
David Kelii steel guitar w Al Perry Surf Riders transcription disc 1940s....I believe this songs have never been reissued?
A little bit after the real golden era of Hawaiian steel guitar music, but these are lovely recordings. I have some of them on a private collection that circulated back in the noughties. As far as I know it is part of the Kalama's Quartet and the wonderful steel player is David Kelii. There were a few people back when these first circulated that thought it was Mike Hanapi playing steel, but I don't think it is. David played a Rickenbacher Frying Pan lap steel and a twin neck console, and has a beautiful touch and tone.