Dreams of Hawai`i: Smooth Steel Guitar

Various Artists

Copyright Year(s): 1995
Format: CD
Price: $12.98
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Album Notes

DREAMS OF HAWAI`I...for millions of people around the world it is the sound of a steel guitarist smoothly interpreting a familiar hapa-haole melody that best conjures up those dreams of Hawai`i. No other musical instrument captures the romantic ambiance of Hawaii for more people than the steel guitar. This re-release collection is about the dreams, about the beauty of the steel guitar. The instrument is heard in its traditional hapa-haole role-playing melody while the other instruments provide the rhythm.

The line up of steel guitarists includes some of the greatest and most renowned musicians in Hawaii’s history: Alan Akaka, Charlie K. Fukuba, Billy Hew Len, George “Keoki” Lake, Fred Lunt, Casey Olsen, Art Paralius, Bud Tutmarc, and Jerry Byrd. The first 15 songs are pure instrumental magic.

As a bonus, four superb vocal tracks are included -- featuring Nina Keali`iwahamana, Gary Aiko, Yvonne Perry, and Myra English.

  6 & 12 String Slack Key   Aloha No Na Kupuna: Love for the Elders   Mele Kalikimaka: A Hawaiian Christmas Party   Evening in the Islands   Music of Old Hawai`i   Crosscurrents   Ke`alaokamaile
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