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The Dean Of Hawaiian Music 1897-1985 Artist: John Kameaaloha Almeida
Title: John Kameaaloha Almeida - The Dean Of Hawaiian Music 1897-1985
Category: Vintage Hawaiian Music

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Catalog #: CD246

Tracks with links play Real Audio Real Audio Clip and/or MP3 samples mp3 icon

1. 'O Kou Aloha Ia 'Oe mp3 sample
2. Lei Hinahina
3. Pua Hinahina -
4. Holoholo Ka'a - Johnny Almeida Trio
5. Holoholo Ka'a - Johnny Almeida w/Julia Nui's Kama aina
6. Noho Paipai
7. Iesu Me Ke Kanaka Waiwai Real Audio Clip
8. Green Rose Hula Medley
9. Ku`uipo Pua Rose mp3 sample
10. Georgeous Hula
11. 'A 'Oia!
12. Panini Pua Kea Real Audio Clip
13. Ka Nani A'o Hilo
14. Lovely Sunrise Haleakala
15. Roselani Blossoms mp3 sample
16. Mandolin Medley- Kiss Me Love/ Ku`uipo Pua Rose/ Green Rose Hula
17. Na Pua Lei Iilima Real Audio Clip
18. Ke Aloha O Kaua
19. Kiss Me Love Real Audio Clip
20. Lei Lokelani O Ka Punahou
21. Pua 'Ohai
22. Ua Noho Au A Kupa

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Comments: As one of the most prolific composers of the 20th Century, Johnny Almeida created a legacy of over 200 Mele hula. Today he is fondly remembered as "The Dean Of Hawaiian Music". Although he was blind from age 10, he mastered the mandolin, 'ukulele, guitar, steel guitar, violin, banjo, bass, saxophone, and piano. His formal education ended after the sixth grade, but he was fluent in two languages, and taught music most of his adult life. He could not read or write, but shared the poetry of over 200 Hawaiian Language compositions. Generations have since sung his mele and danced the hula to them. He was a gifted prodigy who must be credited as a major factor in the history of Hawaiian Music. This album is presented as an overview of some of Johnny Kameaaloha Almeida's most memorable performances.

The extensive liner notes are lovingly transcribed and translated by the tireless efforts of Keola Donaghy of Hale Kuamo'o, the Hawaiian Language Center Of Ka Haku`ula O Ke'elikolani College of the Hawaiian language at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo.



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