Old Style I

Tribute to the "Folk music of Hawaii". With the blessings of our Kupuna we have not forgotten those who's music have been push to the side on our local airways. They are the fans of this music. There is no jawaiian or contemporary music. It is "Traditional Hawaiian Music". Back to the old style music. A thank you to Steve Siegfried and his cast of contemporaries who brought this music to us years ago. From the pages of "The Sons Of Hawaii", Gabby, Moe Keale, Sonny Chillingworth, Joe gang, Atta Isaacs, Eddie Kamae, etc." (Since we're giving names... Skippy, Israel and Dennis.)

Song list:
Prelude: Boxer... (arrival)
Lei Mokihana
Ka Manini
Kalae O Kaena
E Nihi Ka Hele
Wai O Ke aniani
Boxer... (call to land, response)
Ho'oheno Keia no Beauty
Lei Hinahina
Lei Nani... (beautiful lei)
Ku'u Pete
Kanaka Waiwai
Hawai'i Aloha
Boxer... ( in closing)

Translations are available at http://www.huapala.org

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Old Style I

Posted on: Sunday, August 22, 2004 

By Wayne Harada
Honoulu Advertiser

Genre: Traditional Hawaiian.

Distinguishing notes: Lono is a Maui-based singer, guitarist, bass guitarist and 'ukulele player with a deep, rich appreciation for the music and the masters of yesteryear - the likes of Sonny Chillingworth, Moe Keale, Gabby Pahinui, Leland "Atta" Isaacs, Johnny Almeida, Eddie Kamae, Joe Marshall and David "Feet" Rogers - and a handful of contemporary aces playing old-style guitar. This CD maintains the strumming and vocalizing style from the gloried past, making Lono sort of a bridge between generations, as he puts his imprint on "Wai O Ke Aniani," "Kalae O Kaena," "Leahi," "Hi'ilawe," "Ho'okena Keia No Beauty," "Lei Hinahina" - plus two classics, "Kanaka Waiwai" and "Hawai'i Aloha" (the latter is an instrumental). The old style acoustic manner is intended to present Island music as folk music. And it works; most tunes are in Hawaiian, but English lyrics penetrate some entries.

The outlook: This is a spirited reflection of a gentler time in Hawaiian music history.

Our take: Lono has endeared the old style and transports the listener to the past in a manner that's simple but splendid.