We're JUST Getting Started!

This week’s program opens with music perfect for a Sunday morning - vintage recordings from the 1950s and 60s. Last week we took a look at Hawaiian music across three decades - the 50s, 60s, and 70s. This week we take another look forward - at what we have in store in the weeks, months, and years to come on Ho`olohe Hou - by taking a look back - at classic out-of-print Hawaiian music of the 80s and 90s. In “Why In The World Is This Out Of Print?? we take a quick look at three Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning albums from not so long ago by Kapono Beamer, Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, and The Peter Moon Band. In a new segment - "Unlikely Heroes In Hawaiian Music" - we examine the life and work of steel guitar master Jerry Byrd. And then a look at another master as we revisit the unique slack key guitar stylings of Atta Isaacs. We challenge you with another “Three-Of-A-Kind? contest - this time one especially for slack key guitarists and other fans of slack key. And we celebrate the birthday of chanter, composer, author, lecturer, and consultant on all things Hawaiian, Kaupena Wong.

To listen to the show, click on the link to 50th State Radio or on the radio logo in the navigation pane.

Enjoy the show! We look forward to hearing your thoughts, comments, suggestions, and requests. Send an e-mail to bill@50thstateradio.com. 

SONG TITLE

ARTIST

LP/SOURCE

LABEL

Nani Waimea

The Invitations

R.S.V.P.*

Liberty/EMI Toshiba

E Naughty Naughty Mai Nei

Mel Peterson

Have Fun With Lucky

Mahalo

Haunani Mine

Lani Kai

Island Love Songs

Decca

Na Molokama

Sonny Kamahele

Say A Sweet Aloha

Sounds Of Hawaii

He Aloha No O Honolulu

Kalakaua Aylett

Pua Almeida Sings with Billy Hew Len and the Moana Surfriders

Tiki

Catching A Wave

Steve & Teresa

Catching A Wave

Steve Maii

Pua Hone

Gary Haleamau

Ke Aloha O Ka Makualani

Liko

Ua Nani Kaua`i

Kawai Cockett

Hula Hou

O Ka La

Kahukiaialo

Irmgard Aluli w/ Puamana

Have A Smile**

Puamana

Maile Swing

Cyrus Green

Evergreen Hawaiian

Lehua

North Shore Road

Kapono Beamer

Escape To Paradise

Volcano

Ka Wai Lehua A`ala Ka Honua

Frank Kawai Hewett

Makalapua `Oe

Prism

`Apa`apa Keste Aloha

The Peter Moon Band

Chinatown**

Kanikapila

Manu `Ula`ula

Brother Noland & Tony Conjugacion

Ku

Tiki Talk

Pua Ohai

Bill Kaiwa

Pure Hawaiian

Pua

Huapala Maka Onaona

Kaipo Hale

My Thoughts, My Music, My Time

Kaiponohea

Kapa`ahu

Ledward Kaapana and the New Ikona

Nahenahe

Kahale

Moku Kia Kahi

Ke`alohi

Ke`alohi

Ho`olokahi

Anytime, Any Day

Jerry Byrd

Master Of Touch And Tone*

Mid-land

Kewalo Chimes

Jerry Byrd

Byrd In Hawaii

Maple

Kaua`i Beauty

Jerry Byrd

Ukulele Stylings #1

Pa`ani

Hilo March

Jerry Byrd

Steel Guitar Hawaiian Style*

Lehua

Na Tiipaani O Na Tamalii

Alvin Kaleolani Isaacs and Sons

Alvin Kaleolani Isaacs and Sons

Lilonoe

Pa Ko Li

Eddie Kamae

This Is Eddie Kamae And The Sons of Hawaii

Hula

Keali`i’s Mele

Gabby Pahinui and Atta Isaacs

Two Slack Key Guitars*

Tradewinds

Pauoa Liko Ka Lehua

Melveen Leed

Melveen With The Best Of Slack Key*

Lehua

Mele Li`i

Atta Isaacs

Atta

Tradewinds

Tewetewe

Haunani Apoliona

Ki Ho`alu - Seattle Style

Northwest Folklife

Moloka`i Nui A Hina

Cyril Pahinui

6 and 12 String Guitar***

Dancing Cat

Ku`u Lei Pikake

Keao Costa

Whee-Ha!***

Mountain Apple

Alika Spoehr Hula

Marlene Sai with The Invitations

Sweet Someone

Makaha

I Whisper Gently To You

Noelani Mahoe

Eia Au `O Noelani***

Tradewinds

Chloe

Ry Cooder

Chicken Skin Music*

Warner Brothers

Hali`i Ka Moena

The Maile Serenaders

Slack Key & Steel Guitar - Volume II*

Hula

All selections out-of-print unless indicated. (Click on the link to a title to locate a possible distribution source.)

*Remastered and rereleased on CD.

**Selections from the same recording session by the same artist remastered and rereleased on CD but which does not include the out-of-print selection featured on this program.

***Recent release available on CD.

Category:Radio -- posted at: 9:23am EST

The Return of HO`OLOHE HOU

Welcome back to Ho`olohe Hou! We’re pleased and honored that you joined us for this program’s new beginning at 50th State Radio. Because 50th State Radio has revived this program, now we can continue to revive the Hawaiian music of a bygone era. Mahalo nui loa to my new `ohana at 50th State Radio. Here’s looking forward to many happy years together…

This week’s program opens with music from four living legends. And then for those who have never heard the program before, we get a feel for what Ho`olohe Hou is all about - and the many treasures in store in the coming weeks, months, and years from this program - by reliving the halcyon days of Hawaiian music with some out-of-print classics from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. (Slack key guitarists will revel in the earliest recording of one of their heroes, Sonny Chillingworth.) We challenge you with the first of many “Three-Of-A-Kind? contests. We reintroduce a segment - “Why In The World Is This Out Of Print?? - by revisiting an out-of-print treasure from not so long ago from the Brothers Cazimero. We celebrate the birthdays of singer/pianist George Paoa, singer/composer Ihilani Miller, composer and slack key guitarist Alice Namakelua. And we remember a different side of the late, great Don Ho.

To listen to the show, click on the link to 50th State Radio above or on the radio logo in the navigation pane.

Enjoy the show! We look forward to hearing your thoughts, comments, suggestions, and requests. Send an e-mail to bill@50thstateradio.com. 

SONG TITLE

ARTIST

LP/SOURCE

LABEL

`Alika

Genoa Keawe

Party Hulas*

Hula

Inoino Mai nei

Bill Kaiwa

More From Bill Kaiwa

Sounds of Hawaii

A`oia

Nina Keali`iwahamana

Nina**

Music of Polynesia

He`eia

Mahi Beamer

Hawai`i’s Mahi Beamer*

Hula

Makee `Ailana

Sonny Chillingworth

Mele-Hula, Volume 1

Noelani

Keep Your Eyes On The Hands

Alfred Apaka

Sing Me A Song Of The Islands

Decca

Give Me The Islands Everytime

Sterling Mossman

Happy In Hawaii

Decca

Ho`okipa Paka

George Kainapau

Dreams Of Hawaii

Urania

Nani Waimea

Chick Floyd

Hula La

Liberty

Anytime, Any Day

Chick Floyd

Have Fun With Lucky

Mahalo

Poi Maker’s Tune

Myrtle K. Hilo

Will You Love Me (When My Carburetor Is Busted)

Makaha

Little Brown Gal

Poncie Ponce

Poncie Ponce Sings

Warner Brothers

Ahulili

Jesse Kalima

Holiday In Hawaii

Sounds Of Hawaii

Holo Wa`apa

Leinaala Haili

Hiki No

Makaha

E Ku`u Baby Hot Cha Cha

Karen Keawehawaii

Karen

First Break

Ka `Iwa

Kekua Fernandez

Straight From Hawaii To You

South Seas

He Ono

Charles K.L. Davis

Hawaii’s Yesterday

Hana Hou

Oceans Away

The Lopaka Trio

Oceans Away

Lehua

Kainoa

Marlene Sai

Song For Honolulu

Music of Polynesia

George Paoa

There Goes Kealoha

To Make You Love Me Kuuipo

Sounds Of Hawaii

George Paoa

Hula Heaven

George Paoa Trio Live!

Hula

Ihilani Miller

Nohelani

Voice Of The South Pacific

Tiki

Ihilani Miller

The Breeze and I

Voice Of The South Pacific

Tiki

Alice Namakelua

Waipi`o Paka`alana

Auntie Alice Namakelua

Hula

Brothers Cazimero

Hanohano No `O Hawai`i

Proud Family

Mountain Apple

Brothers Cazimero

Aloha Ko`olau

Proud Family

Mountain Apple

Don Ho

I Left My Heart In San Francisco

Waikiki Swings

Hula

Don Ho

I Will

You’re Gonna Hear From Me

Reprise

Don Ho

Tomorrow

Instant Happy

Reprise

Don Ho

Sleepy Summer Days

Singer Presents…Volume 2

Reprise

Don Ho

Remembering

Suck ‘Em Up

Reprise

Don Ho

All That’s Left Is The Lemon Tree

East Coast | West Coast

Reprise

Don Ho

Do I Love You?

Live At The Polynesian Palace

Reprise

Don Ho

My Way

The Don Ho TV Show

Reprise

All selections out-of-print unless indicated. (Click on the link to a title to locate a possible distribution source.)

*Remastered and rereleased on CD.

**Selections from the same recording session by the same artist remastered and rereleased on CD but which does not include the out-of-print selection featured on this program.

Category:Radio -- posted at: 8:41am EST

Ho`olohe Hou, the program featuring classic Hawaiian music from my vast archive of rare and out-of-print Hawaiian music, has found a new home - 50th State Radio!  The expanded 2-hour format will air every Sunday at 9:30am Pacific Time beginning August 19th.

BUT don't wait to tune into 50th State Radio!  The fun has already started over there with Uncle "It's Aloha Friday" Paul Natto and Haole Jack and a gang of others.  50th State Radio is streaming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and like good old-fashioned radio, it's free.  Just click on the 50th State Radio logo to start enjoying.

Many thanks to my new `ohana at 50th State Radio for perpetuating Hawaiian music, culture, and memories and for recognizing the humble contribution of Ho`olohe Hou to that effort.

To the listeners, thank you for your patience, understanding, and support while Ho`olohe Hou struggled to find its legs - and its wings!  There is good fun, good memories, and good music waiting for you all on August 19th...

Me ka ha`aha`a,

Bill Wynne

Category:Announcements -- posted at: 9:14am EST