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Slack & Steel Vol. 3 Artist: Ken Emerson
Title: Slack & Steel Vol. 3
Category: Slack Key Guitar / Steel Guitar

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Catalog #: CD90

Tracks with links play Real Audio and/or MP3 samples

1. Moana Chimes (1928 National acoustic slack key & steel guitar, G "Taro Patch"tuning)
2. Puako (1955 Martin D18 guitar in G tuning with wood body steel guitar in G 6th tuning)
3. I Kona (contemporary slack key and steel guitar sound)
4. Hanalei Medley (from Kaua'i - Hanalei Bay, Hanohano Hanalei and Ka Ua Loku) - Real Audio Clip
5. Ua Kea (played "bottle neck"style on wood body,1956 Guild f40 in D "Wahine" tuning)
6. Hotel Street Blues, (steel guitar does an appropriate horse whinny)
7. Maile Lau Li'i Li'i
8. Punahele (hammers and chimes are duplicated on electric steel guitar)
9. Hula Blues (circa 1920 "jazz sound on a National Tri-cone Resonator") - Real Audio Clip
10. Wai'oli Waltz (by Emerson for Hanalei, slack key thumb picking pattern plays bass)
11. Hilo March (uptempo tune reminiscent of 1920 Kalama Quartette)
12. Wai Lehua
13. 'Ula Noweo (created from rhythms of an old Kaua'i chant)
14. Radio Blues (1920 from the great Sol Ka'ai'ai Ho'opi'i)

15. Hotel Street Blues
16. Whinin' Boy Blues
17. Puako
18. Wai`oli Waltz
19. `Ula Naweo

Other albums of the artist(s) -or- related albums:

Hula Tangos BluesClassic HulaSlack Key Vol. 2

On Kauai, Ken Emerson currently performs Hawaiian Slack Key style at the Hanalei Bay Resort - Happy Talk Lounge - overlooking Hanalei Bay and the "bali hai" sunsets- from 6:30 to 9pm every Friday Saturday and Monday night. He also plays blues guitar at Amelia's at the Princeville Airport every Sunday night from around 9 to whenever.

I recommend both experiences as part of any visit to Kaua'i's north shores... Aloha. TR/HPM

Reviews:This all instrumental album features acoustic and electric steel guitar (mostly acoustic) with slack-key guitar--all played masterfully by Ken Emerson. The Honolulu Star Bulletin's John Berger calls it "a must buy for anyone interested in the history of Hawaiian steel." Wayne Harada of the Honolulu Advertiser says: "Emerson immerses style and soul into slack-key and steel guitar, and what a soothing excursion this is." Musicians are: Ken Emerson: Acoustic and electric steel guitar, slack-key guitar, rhythm guitar and 'ukulele. Pancho Graham: Acoustic bass. Rick Hanapi: Rhythm guitar.


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