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Legends of the Ukulele CD

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Price: $14.95

 
As a nominee for the 2003 Hawaii Music Award Compilation CD of the Year, Legends of the Ukelele features some of today's top Hawaiian ukulele players. There's Imua Garza, just 12 years old performing the age-old 'Stars and Stripes Forever'. Also Bill Tapia (94 years old) plays a wonderful rendition of 'Stardust'. Did you know that Bill Tapia has been playing since he was 7 yrs old? His band played at the opening of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in 1927! And don't forget the whiz kid Jake Shimabukuro who is featured on 'Honu's Dream'. Herb Ohta's 'Kona Wind' is the only known recording of this song! He appears 3 times in this collection, and each song is presented in a different style.

You'll find musical styles as diverse as the ages: from Jazz to Latin to Pop to Classical (and of course) to Hawaiian. You'll be asking yourself 'Is this really an ukulele?' While you make up your mind, read the extensive historical liner notes and check out the pictures of vintage ukuleles.

Legend of the Ukulele - Hawaiian Masters

  1. Stars and Stripes Forever - Opihi Pickers featuring Imua Garza
  2. Pineapple Mango - Daniel Ho
  3. Slack Key Uku - Ken Emerson
  4. Gypsy Ukulele - Acoustic Soul featuring Mikel Okouchi
  5. Dueling Banjo's - `Aiea featuring Ryan Gonzales
  6. Lulu's Back In Town - Lyle Ritz
  7. Kona Wind - Herb Ohta, Sr.
  8. Ka Wailele O Nu`uanu - Benny Chong
  9. Sabor Ami - Wilson Kanaka`ole
 10. A`oia - Kimo Hussey
 11. Song For Anna - Herb Ohta, Sr.
 12. Honeysuckle Rose - Nedward and Keoki Ka`apana
 13. Blue Hawaii - Eddie Bush
 14. `E Liliu `E - Jessie Kalima
 15. Lyle Smiles - Jim Beloff with Hal Blaine on drums
 16. Granada - Na `Oiwi featuring David Kamakahi
 17. Kaulani O Hilo Hanakahi - Herb Ohta, Jr.
 18. Ka Ua Loku - Eddie Kamae
 19. Honu's Dream - Jake Shimabukuro with Charles Michael Brotman
 20. Kawohikukapulani - Herb Ohta, Sr.
 21. Lover - Lady of Spain (Medley) - Nedward Ka`apana
 22. Stardust - Bill Tapia

 

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