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CD Cover Artist: Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau
Title: Na Mele Henoheno / Cherished Songs: The Early Years Vol. 2
Category: Traditional

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Catalog #: CD64b


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

1. Hali'ilua - Albert Nahale'a - mp3 sample
2. Kiss Me Love - Johnny Almeida - mp3 sample
3. Pakalolo - Israel Kamakawiwo`ole - mp3 sample
4. Nani Hanalei - Kai Davis - Real Audio Clip - mp3 sample
5. Ka Loke O Maui - Mary Heanu/Johny Noble - mp3 sample
6. Wai'alae - Mekia Kealakai - mp3 sample
7. Waimanalo Blues - Liko Martin/Thor Wold - mp3 sample
8. My Yellow Ginger Lei - John Keawehawai'i - Real Audio Clip - mp3 sample
9. He Inoa No Ka'iulani - Queen Lili'uokalani - mp3 sample
10. O Kalalau - J. Kaha'i Topolinski - Real Audio Clip - mp3 sample
11. He Touched Me - William Gaither - mp3 sample
12. Aia I Ka Maui - traditional - Real Audio Clip - mp3 sample
13. Hawai'i 78 - Micky Ioane - mp3 sample
14. Pelekane - Elizabeth Kuahuia - mp3 sample
15. Kaleohano - Louis R. Kauakahi - mp3 sample

More Makaha Sons Of Ni`ihau titles... Na Mele Henoheno Vol. 1Live At Hank's PlacePuana Hou Me Ke AlohaHo'ola • Makaha Bash 3 • Ho'oluana

More Makaha Sons titles ... Ke Alaula KuikawaNa Pua O Hawaiii Makaha Sons Sing Golden Hawaiian MelodiesHeke Wale No (Only The Very Best Of) On The Road Live Christmas Day In Hawai`i Nei

More Israel Kamakawiwo`ole titles...
Ka `AnoiFacing FutureE Ala E'N Dis LifeIZ: In ConcertAlone In IZ WorldWonderful World

Comments:

The 2nd volume of this collection!! This CD covers music from three Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau albums, "Ke'ala", "Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau", and "Mahalo Ke Akua". It covers the period of time from 1978 through 1981. They performed often at Hank's place in Kaimuki, at the Ala Moana Hotel and at the Ranch House in 'Aina Haina. They also traveled widely giving concerts on the west coast and Tahiti. They were quite a picture: a group of young Hawaiians, including two very large members, whose music was pure and beautiful, highlighted by the voice of young Israel.

His was the voice that was the essence of the Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau. The group became known for their uncompromising devotion to Hawaiian music and Hawaiian values. Israel's older brother Skippy was the leader and spokesperson for the group. He articulated their philosophy of music that which comes from the heart, and he personified the big heartedness of the band. Skippy was a very spiritual, charismatic person who commanded the stage; his message: Hawaiian pride in music and culture.

Little attention was paid to appearance as they believed the audience loved their carefree, laid back style. As Skippy said, "This is who we are...and we are Hawaiian."

In the fall of 1982, at the age of 28, leader Skippy Kamakawiwo`ole died tragically from a massive heart attack. Skippy's death brought an end of an era for the Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau. Throughout their career, from 1976 through 1993 the Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau never wavered in their mission: to promote and perpetuate the music of Hawai'i.

The music of the early years were the pillars on which this extraordinary group was built. Their popularity and celebrity continued to increase with each passing year and their music is still consistantly a favorite choice for me as with all afficianadoes of traditional Hawaiian music. (from the liner notes)

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