Happy Holidays from Ho`olohe Hou

This week, two hours of uninterrupted holiday music done Hawaiian style. These songs and the artists that performed them are just a few of my many favorites. I hope I picked a few your favorites, too! I hope these songs bring you wonderful memories that warm the heart and make this season just that much more special. Thanks for making this program a small part of your holidays.

Wishing you and your loved ones the happiest of holidays and peace, love, and joy in this season and thoughout the new year.

Thanks for listening!

Bill Wynne

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ARTIST

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Nu `Oli

Keali`i Reichel

Maluhia

Punahele

Sing Noel / C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S

Local Divas

Local Divas’ Christmas

Local Divas

Christmas Day In Hawai`i Nei

The Makaha Sons

Christmas Day In Hawai`i Nei

Poki

I Love Christmas (Aloha Kalikimaka)

The Brothers Cazimero

Christmas In Hawaii with Jim Nabors

Bluewater

Hosana (Ua Mau)

Na Leo Pilimehana

Christmas Gift

NLP

Merry Christmas

Weldon Kekauoha and Tapa Groove

Our Ohana’s 1st Christmas

Ohana

Mele Kalikimaka

Haunani Kahalewai

A Merry Hawaiian Christmas

Capitol

Silver Bells

Don Ho

The Don Ho Christmas Album

Reprise

Caroling, Caroling

The Honolulu Boy Choir

Christmas With The Honolulu Boy Choir

Lehua

We Three Kings

The Brothers Cazimero

Christmas Collection

Mountain Apple

Some Children See Him

Local Divas

Local Divas’ Christmas

Local Divas

E Hahai Ia Iesu Kristo Ka Haku

Palani Vaughan

Kaulana Na Pua - Volume Two

Nakahili

Ka Hikina Mai (It Came Upon A Midnight Clear)

Boyce Kaihiihikapuaokalani

A Merry Hawaiian Christmas

Capitol

What Child Is This

Willie K

Willie Kalikimaka

Mountain Apple

Nani Keli`i Ki`eki`e (Glory To God In The Highest)

Eddie Kamae and The Sons Of Hawai`i

Christmas Time With Eddie Kamae and The Sons Of Hawai`i

Hawaii Sons

Mele Kalikimaka Ia Kakou/Mele Kalikimaka Ia `Oe

`Ike Pono

Our Ohana’s 1st Christmas

Ohana

`Ekolu Mea Nui

Sam Keli`iho`omalu

Ola Ka `Oiwi

Hula

The Song Of Christmas

Don Ho

The Don Ho Christmas Album

Reprise

White Christmas

Haunani Kahalewai

A Merry Hawaiian Christmas

Capitol

Winter Wonderland

Melveen Leed

Christmas With Melveen

Lehua

Sleigh Ride

Arthur Lyman

Mele Kalikimaka

HiFi

Hawaiian Santa

The Surfers

Christmas From Hawaii

HiFi

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Willie K

Willie Kalikimaka

Mountain Apple

Santa Baby

Local Divas

Local Divas’ Christmas

Local Divas

Sing Ting-A-Ling-A-Jingle

Karen Keawehawaii

Have A Merry Karen Christmas

Kaleolani

Christmas Don’t Be Late

Opihi Pickers

Our Ohana’s 1st Christmas

Ohana

Grownup Christmas List

Local Divas

Local Divas’ Christmas

 

The 12 Days Of Christmas

Sonny Kamahele

A Merry Hawaiian Christmas

Capitol

We Need A Little Christmas

The Honolulu Boy Choir

Christmas With The Honolulu Boy Choir

Lehua

The Christmas Song

Don Ho

The Don Ho Christmas Album

Reprise

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Henry Kapono

Merry Christmas To You

Browntown

Merry Christmas, Darling

Keali`i Reichel

Maluhia

Punahele

I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Local Divas

Local Divas’ Christmas

Local Divas

O Holy Night

Willie K

Willie Kalikimaka

Mountain Apple

Ave Maria

Na Leo Pilimehana

Christmas Gift

NLP

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

The Surfers

Christmas From Hawaii

HiFi

 

Category:Radio -- posted at: 8:21am EST

Ho`olohe Hou Ho Ho

This week, we begin to celebrate the season with holiday classics - both old and new - from Hawai`i. Along the way we’ll take away the instruments and look at a capella gems from Nina Keali`iwahamana and Danny Kaleikini. I’ll share some sacred songs done in the traditional Hawaiian falsetto by Sam Keli`iho`omalu, Ata Damasco, and Na Palapalai. And it wouldn’t be Ho`olohe Hou if we didn’t blow the dust off of some rarities, so I will share some special holiday memories from Lucky Luck, Alfred Apaka, and a favorite of listeners of this program, Aunty Genoa Keawe.

Plus more songs of snow, sleigh bells, children, family, presents, Santa Claus, and the real reason for the season - the birth of a Savior.

I hope you enjoy these songs I’ve picked to share with you this week. Season’s Greetings from Ho`olohe Hou! Thanks for making us a part of your Sunday.

Enjoy!

Bill Wynne

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ARTIST

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LABEL

We Three Kings

The Brothers Cazimero

Christmas Collection

Mountain Apple

Mele Kalikimaka

Haunani Kahalewai

A Merry Hawaiian Christmas

Capitol

Winter Wonderland

Melveen Leed

Christmas With Melveen

Lehua

Merry Christmas, Darling

Keali`i Reichel

Maluhia

Punahele

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Willie K

Willie Kalikimaka

Mountain Apple

The Christmas Song

Don Ho

The Don Ho Christmas Album

Reprise

Some Children See Him

Loyal Garner

Local Divas’ Christmas

Local Divas

Christmas Don’t Be Late

Opihi Pickers

Our Ohana’s 1st Christmas

Ohana

The 12 Days Of Christmas

Sonny Kamahele

A Merry Hawaiian Christmas

Capitol

Hawaiian Santa

The Surfers

Christmas From Hawaii

HiFi

Sleigh Ride

Arthur Lyman

Mele Kalikimaka

HiFi

`Twas The Night Before A Kanaka Christmas

Lucky Luck

45rpm single

Mahalo

Joy To The World (Hau`oli Ka Honua)

Alfred Apaka and The Hawaiian Village Serenaders

45rpm single

Hawaiian Village Records

Silent Night (Po La`I E)

Genoa Keawe

45rpm single

49th State

I Love Christmas (Aloha Kalikimaka)

Eddie Kamae and The Sons Of Hawai`i

Christmas Time With Eddie Kamae and The Sons Of Hawai`i

Hawaii Sons

Caroling, Caroling/We Need A Little Christmas

The Honolulu Boy Choir

Christmas With The Honolulu Boy Choir

Lehua

Mele Kalikimaka Ia Kakou/Mele Kalikimaka Ia `Oe

Waimanalo Keikis

Mele Kalikimaka

Tradewinds

Baby’s First Christmas

Karen Keawehawaii

Have A Merry Karen Christmas

Kaleolani

Ulu Mahiehie

Del Beazley and Israel Kamakawiwo`ole

One For Akua

Mamo

Nani No Ka Sabati

Roddy Lopez

`Ekahi Lehua

KeleoPono

`Ekolu Mea Nui

Sam Keli`iho`omalu

Ola Ka `Oiwi

Hula

He Nani No

Ata Damasco

From The Valley To The Throne

Ululoa

I Call Him Lord

Na Palapalai

Ke `Ala Beauty

Koops2

What Child Is This (Ke Keiki Ali`i)

Nina Kealiiwahamana

A Merry Hawaiian Christmas

Capitol

Nani Keli`i Ki`eki`e

Danny Kaleikini

I Am What I Am

DK

Doxology

Mana`o Company

Praising Him Island Style - Volume 2

Quiet Storm

E Hahai Ia Iesu Kristo Ka Haku

Palani Vaughan

Kaulana Na Pua - Volume Two

Nakahili

No Kristo

Na Kahu

Aloha Ke Akua

Aloha Ke Akua

The First Noel

Nohelani Cypriano

Local Divas’ Christmas

Local Divas

Iehova

Keawe Lopes

He Aloha No…

Mana Pa`i

Aloha Mai E Ka Haku

Bulla Ka`iliwai

Na Hulukupuna

Ululoa

The Little Drummer Boy

The Makaha Sons

Christmas Day In Hawai`i Nei

Poki

Ave Maria

Na Leo Pilimehana

Christmas Gift

NLP

 

 

Category:Radio -- posted at: 6:13am EST

La Hula Rhumba

We cover a lot of ground this week, listeners! We spend the first hour examining the influence of the rhythms of Spain, Brazil, and the Latin Americas on Hawaiian music from the 1960s - when the Bossa Nova craze was sweeping the country - to the present. We then look at just a few of the songs that make us homesick for Hawai`i. We’ll celebrate the birthday of entertainer Nani Lee Meadows with some rare live performances by Nani with her late husband, legendary composer and entertainer Kui Lee, and their pals Don Ho, Sonny Chillingworth, and Zulu - just as it happened one evening at Don’s parents’ place, Honey’s Tavern, in Kane`ohe in the early 1960s. We will also celebrate the birthday of a falsetto legend - arguably the best of all time - Mahi`ai Beamer, with some of his earliest and most rare recordings. And, finally, we return to our “Then and Again? segment with a look at a classic composition from then pen of friends Mary Kawena Pukui and Maddy Lam in two recordings made 40 years apart by two different artists using the exact same Benny Saks arrangement.

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ARTIST

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LABEL

North Shore Road

Kapono Beamer

North Shore Road

Volcano

Kela Mea Whiffa

Cyril Pahinui

Ka Ho`oilina Mau

Poki

Lawakua

Napua Greig

Pihana

Pihana

Hale A Laka

Aaron Sala

Ka `Upu Aloha

Hula

Ke Aloha No Waipio

Weldon Kekauoha & Tapa Groove

Kanaka Maoli

`Ohelo

Popo`alaea

Teresa Bright and Kawaikapu Hewett

Ka Pilina

Generation Music

Lepe `Ula`ula

Jesse Kalima

Holiday In Hawaii

Sounds Of Hawaii

Nanea Kou Maka I Ka Le`ale`a

Sonny Chillingworth

Ka `Aina `O Hawaii

Makaha

Malia My Tita

Buddy Fo and The Invitations

Kiss Me Love

Makaha

E Ku`u Baby Hot Cha Cha

Lena Machado

Hawaii’s Songbird

South Seas

In Spite Of All

Marlene Sai

The Best Of Marlene Sai

Makaha

Piukeone

Myrtle K. Hilo

Will You Love Me (When My Carburetor Is Busted)

Makaha

Roselani Blossoms

Iwalani Kahalewai

An Hawaiian Happening

Sounds Of Hawaii

Silversword

Billy Gonsalves and The Paradise Serenaders

Billy Gonsalves and The Paradise Serenaders

Sounds Of Hawaii

Latitu

Nathan Aweau

E Apo Mai

B.P. Music Arts

Ma Mua Paha

Amy Hanaiali`i and Willie K.

Hanaiali`i

Mountain Apple

Ka`ililauoekekoa

Sean Na`auao

Neutralize It

Poi Pounder

Prelude/Home In The Islands

The Brothers Cazimero

Hawaii, In The Middle Of The Sea

Mountain Apple

Here In This Enchanted Place

Joe Recca

A Child Of This Land

Mele

A Song Of Old Hawai`i

Owana Salazar

Hula Jazz

Moonbow

Island Style

John Cruz

Acoustic Soul

Lilikoi

I Miss You, My Hawai`i

Na Leo Pilimehana

I Miss You, My Hawai`I

NLP

Taro Patch

Kui and Nani Lee

Waikiki Swings

Hula

Where Is My Love Tonight

Nani Lee

Waikiki Swings

Hula

He Ono

Kui and Nani Lee

Waikiki Swings

Hula

Na Kuahiwi Elima

Mahi Beamer

45 rpm single

Decca

Kawohikukapulani

Mahi Beamer

45 rpm single

Decca

E Ku`u Tutu

Leinaala Haili

No Ka Oi

Makaha

E Ku`u Tutu

Raiatea Helm

Hawaiian Blossom

RHR

Paniau

Mahi Beamer

Hawaii’s Mahi Beamer

Hula

Honolulu City Lights

Keola and Kapono Beamer

Honolulu City Lights

Paradise

 

Category:Radio -- posted at: 5:37am EST