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PolynesianPop
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Posted: 2003-08-06 2:29 pm   Permalink

I know there's a few threads around here of good Exotica music however, I'm interested in finding out the name some of your favorite Hapa Haole CD's are around here. I'd like to get a good list together of some "must haves" for my collection. Suggestions?


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Posted: 2003-08-06 3:12 pm   Permalink

Pop,

Buy the CD's of all the tunes we play at your party next weekend!
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Kailuageoff
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Posted: 2003-08-06 3:29 pm   Permalink

Support your local artists first, but after that go to:
http://www.hawaiian-music.com/catalogue/index.html
They have some good old stuff (including Hawaii Calls) mixed in with the new. I don't buy Hawaiian CD's, however, since I have about 200 lps and plan to convert the best ones to CD -- Of course thatwill happen after I write my tiki novel, move to Tahiti, open a rum joint and take up black velvet painting.


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Tiki King
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Posted: 2003-08-06 3:36 pm   Permalink

some of my favorites...
Michelle Kiba's CD
http://www.mp3.com/michelle_kiba

Anything by Alfred Apaka, you can find his CD's on Amazon

and of course there is my CD, "Hapa Hapa Haole"
http://www.mp3.com/tiki_king
Cheers!
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Swanky
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Posted: 2003-08-06 3:58 pm   Permalink

One of my favorites is Sam Makia, and amazon shows a used cd here. I have not heard this, but I bet it's good. Anything by Alfred Apaka is also excellent.
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Posted: 2003-08-07 1:02 pm   Permalink

My all time favorite for tourist music (not sure what hapa haole means) is "Hukilau Hula's". Its a comp of various artists and all the Hawaiian standards that everyone knows. I listen to this disc frequently




Tower Records has sound bites of ALL the songs here

http://www.towerrecords.com/product.aspx?pfid=1031104&cc=USD

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PolynesianPop
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Posted: 2003-08-07 2:05 pm   Permalink

Ironically, I was talking to Bong about this CD yesterday. There are two Volumes to Hukilau Hula's. However, I noticed the Volume 2 has many (not all) of the tracks in volume 1. I'm wondering if they are there because they are done by a different artist (I didn't check). I have heard good things about this CD though...


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floratina
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Posted: 2003-08-07 2:13 pm   Permalink

"Duke Kahanamoku presents A Beachboy Party" with the Waikiki Beach Boys

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00002EQ7W/qid%3D1060287314/sr%3D11-1/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F1/002-5747663-9800028

There are some songs in English and they are not all about island themes, there's some tin pan alley kind of songs. All are played with uke and lap steel instuments so even if the are not about Hawaii, they sound like they are. There are also songs in Hawaiian. I love it.




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MTKahuna
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Posted: 2003-08-07 2:13 pm   Permalink

Hey PolyPop,
What classifies as Hapa Haole?
Is it Hawaiian music that is done by anyone who is not Hawaiian? Or is it more of the slack key guitar, falseto, hula songs?

There is a Hawaiian group named Hapa.
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PolynesianPop
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Posted: 2003-08-07 2:38 pm   Permalink

MT,
The words 'hapa haole' stand for 'half white', which is the way Hawaiians describe the marriage between their traditional music and that of many musicians from the mainland. In the early to middle part of the 1900's, Hapa Haole music sang about life on exotic Hawaii as interpreted by mainland visitors (which interestingly enough, is not unlike the notion of Polynesian Pop). Many of the songs were in the movies at that time and helped put Hawaii on the map.

Some popular Hapa Haole tunes you may recognize include:

Hukilau
My Little Grass Shack
Lovely Hula Hands
Little Brown Gal
Blue Hawaii

Webley Edwards' radio show Hawaii Calls was chock full of Hapa Haole tunes. You can still find records of his radio show and compilations of those tunes at thrift stores today.

Here's a webpage with some info on Hapa Haole music as well as the lyrics to many of the songs:

http://www.squareone.org/Hapa/

One of my favorite Hapa Haole bands -- The Maikai Gents!



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Posted: 2003-08-07 2:39 pm   Permalink

Correct me if I'm wrong, but "hapa" means "half and "haole" means "foreign" (or actually, I think now it means "Whitey". It refers to songs with english lyrics and Hawaiian instrumentation.

 
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Posted: 2003-08-07 2:40 pm   Permalink

Hey Pop, you posted whilst I was typing.

 
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Tiki King
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Posted: 2003-08-07 2:42 pm   Permalink

"Hapa" litterally means half, but can also be used as "almost" or "kind of like"
Haole is a non islander, and is sometimes used as a deragatory term usually for white tourists. "hapa Haole" was a term coined to describe music which was derived from traditional Hawaian songs, but with english lyrics, or "hawaiian style" songs written by non hawaiians, usually with mixed hawaiian and english lyrics.
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Posted: 2003-08-07 2:44 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-08-07 14:40, floratina wrote:
Hey Pop, you posted whilst I was typing.


Yeah, me too!
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PolynesianPop
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Posted: 2003-08-07 2:46 pm   Permalink

We were like the kids in school when asked a question we all new the answer to:

Teacher: "Can anyone tell me what Hapa Haole means?"

Students with hand raised high in the air --
Floratina: "Oooh, pick me"
Tiki King: "I know, I know"
Poly Pop: "Me, Me, Me"



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