History of Hawaiian Steel Guitar

Various Artists

Copyright Year(s): 1999
Format: CD
Price: $15.98
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Album Notes

This is an incomparable 23-song compilation of classic vintage recordings portraying the evolution of the signature sound of kika kila -- the Hawaiian steel guitar.

This stringed-instrument invention was Hawaii's gift to the world, but only Hawaiian players possess the homegrown emotional feeling heard in their unique style. This is where it all started.

Follow the transformation of Hawaiian steel guitar over four decades, the 1920íS through the 1950ís...from early acoustic sound, to the electrically amplified sound more familiar to today's audiences.

All performances feature exceptional Hawaiian steel guitarists performing in a manner representative of their era. Together, they represent a credible analysis of the transition of the Hawaiian steel guitar through the technological advancements of the instrument, and the changing musical influences of the players.

The 16-page liner note booklet includes tuning guidelines, rare previously unpublished photos of all the musicians, and extensive historical information.

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