Music of Maui
Music of Maui:
Brother Iz singing about Maui the Hawaiian Superman -- link to buy "Maui Hawaiian Sup'pa Man"
‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ sung by Brother Iz on his album Facing Future
Willie K Live at Hapas
Raised on Maui, Willie Kahaiali’i ("kah-high-ah-lee-ee") experienced the music business first hand. His father, one of the most respected Hawaiian musicians, recruited Willie by the age of 11 to play in his band.
[The following is adapted from a review on Amazon.com by Matthew S. of Willie K Live at Hapas]:
"While living in Maui, I was lucky enough to catch this brilliant musician. His show was never the same. He'd take requests from the crowd, and do scintillating versions of Alanis Morissette's Hand In My Pocket, and his own hilarious take on a Willie Nelson song "On The Road Again."
His version of Alanis' Hand In My Pocket was speeded up about twice as fast as her version. The crowd would get into it with him, singing along. He'd switch from acoustic, to electric guitar - at one point playing the guitar Jimi Hendrix style with his teeth - or behind his back... he even did the harmonica part at the end... Talent like that doesn't come around very often...
If you do happen to make it to Maui sometime, I do recommend seeking him out. You will not regret it."
Kahaiali’i -- by Willie Kahaiali’i
The Uncle in Me -- by Willie K
Nostalgia -- by Willie K
Willie Kalikimaka (Christmas) -- by Willie K
A Hawaiian Christmas -- by Amy Hanaialii (hah-nigh-ah-lee-ee)
Hanaiali’i -- by Amy Hanaialii & Willie K
Hawaiian Tradition, by Amy Hanaialii (hah-nigh-ah-lee-ee)
Aumakua -- by Amy Hanaialii (hah-nigh-ah-lee-ee)
Puuhonua -- by Amy Hanaialii (hah-nigh-ah-lee-ee)
Generation Hawaii -- by Amy Hanaialii
Amy Hanaialii: Friends and Family of Hawaii
Home in the Islands -- Henry Kapono
Live Duke’s on Sunday -- Henry Kapono
The Wild Hawaiian -- Henry Kapono
Stand in the Light -- Henry Kapono
Thirty Years of Friends -- Cecilio & Kapono
Hawaiian Nights -- Cecilio & Kapono
Kawaipunahele -- Kealii Reichel
Lei Halia -- Kealii Reichel
Kamahiwa -- The Kealii Reichel Collection
Maui, by Hapa
The song The Last Resort by the Eagles on their album Hotel California contains the lyrics "We could leave it all behind, Sail to Lahaina." and "Call some place paradise, Kiss it good-by."
SLACK-KEY GUITAR FROM MAUI
Slack key refers to the altered tunings of the acoustic guitar that are unique to the musical heritage of Hawai'i.
Below are links to view and hear or buy the music on Amazon.com
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters Volume 1
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters Collection 2
Slack Key Guitar
Slack Key Guitar - Volume 2 (2003) - GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ALBUM -
Slack Key Guitar Volume 2 won the first ever Best Hawaiian Music Album Grammy at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards!
Slack Key Guitar Volume 2
Amy Hanaialii & the Slack Key Masters
That’s Slack Key Guitar A Documentary Film
Maiui on My Mind, by Jeff Peterson
Maui's Favorite Songs, by Nathan Aweau
Maui Medly, by Oceans Apart
Rolling Down to Old Maui, by Stan Rogers
Rolling Down to Old Maui, by The Revels
SONGS ABOUT MAUI IN THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE
Below are links to view or buy the music on Amazon.com
The song My Maui is sung in Hawaiian on this recording by Gary Velasco with Kalei de la Cruz. It has been a favorite of performers on Maui for many years.
Songs to Remember Hana Maui by John Pi'llani Watkins & his Heavenly Hawaiians -- beautiful original mele hula compostions from the 1950's.
BOOKS ABOUT HAWAII
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