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Onemind Presents Onemind

Mike Hanapi - With Kalama's Quartet

Mississippi Records

  • £25.18 ( )
Genre: Singer-Songwriter/Hawaiian/Steel Guitar
Format: LP
Catalogue No.: MRI125
B/C: 0860002620985
Release Date: 4th September  2020

Mike Hanapi was a brilliant steel guitarist and vocalist from Honolulu, whose recordings with Kalama’s
Quartet and the Ilima Islanders remain among the highest peaks of 20th century Hawaiian music.
Most of these songs have never been reissued on any format, and have been remastered from original 78 rpm discs by Tim Stollenwerk, with beautiful clarity and presence. Truly peaceful, tranquil and unique music.
12” black vinyl LP with reverse-board jacket, and 8-page full sized booklet with biographical notes, rare and previously unpublished photographs, and full lyrics in Hawaiian and English.

Hanapi’s gorgeous falsetto voice is backed by lush harmony vocals, like a lonesome yodel floating above an oceanside choir. The purely acoustic instrumentation of lap steel guitars, ukeleles and harp-guitars weaves gently in and out of the vocal melodies, creating fluid and harmonious layers and achingly beautiful blue notes. While past reissues of Hawaiian music from this era have focused on “hot” and up-tempo material, this compilation is entirely dedicated to the peaceful, deeply emotional and lilting style in which Mike Hanapi and Kalama’s Quartet excelled.

1. Hilo Hula 03:19 2. Kalamaula 03:19 3. Kaena 03:12 4. Ua Like No A Like 03:05 5. Song of Hawaii 02:35 Side B: 1. He Manao He Aloha 03:03 2. I Nikiniki Malie 02:59 3. Lei Ohu 03:01 4. Mauna Kea 03:09 5. Wai O Puna Lau
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