Best of Hawaiian Slack Key with Gabby Pahinui

Gabby Pahinui

Copyright Year(s): 1996, 1949
Format: CD
Price: $15.98
In Stock? Yes

Track List & Samples

(Tracks with sample are bold.)
  1. Hi`ilawe
  2. Gabby Pahinui
  3. My Little Grass Shack
  4. Gabby Pahinui & Alvin Isaacs, Jr.
  5. Lei Aloha Lei Makamae
  6. Gabby Pahinui & Joe Secretario
  7. Mauna Loa
  8. Gabby Pahinui
  9. Wai Hu`i O Keaniani
  10. Gabby Pahinui
  11. Ka Ua Loko
  12. Gabby Pahinui
  13. `Ahulili
  14. Gabby Pahinui
  15. Hame Pila
  16. Gabby Pahinui & Vaora Tiki
  17. Mahalo Nui
  18. Gabby Pahinui & Charles Miller
  19. I Ka Po Meke Ao
  20. Gabby Pahinui
  21. Moloka`i Nui Ahina
  22. Gabby Pahinui & Andy Cummings
  23. Ke Kali Nei Au
  24. Gabby Pahinui & Charles Miller

Album Notes

The acknowledged "King of Slack Key", Gabby was born on Maui and taught himself to play the steel guitar at a young age -- learning slack key only a few years later and never learning how to read music. His professional career spanned 47 years, during which he appeared in some 200 clubs in the islands. He worked with the best of the islands' musicians, including his longtime friend Andy Cummings, who is also performing on this album.

This is yet another reissue of some great music from the career of the legendary Gabby "Pops"Pahinui (born Charles Philip Kahahawai). His signature tune, the legendary Sam Lia's composition "Hi`ilawe" is here, as well as some tunes that Hawai`i visitors would find familiar. Produced by the late Dave Guard of the Kingston Trio, this album is a collaboration between Gabby and his good friend Andy Cummings -- featuring a mix of vocal and instrumental pieces.

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