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Dennis Kamakahi     
'Ohana - Family      
(38043)

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Part 1
  • 'Ulili E (vocal duet with David Kamakahi) 4:18
  • Aloha Ko'olau (vocal) 4:25
  • No Ke Aha (instrumental) 5:30
  • He 'Ai No Kalani (vocal) 4:36
  • E Pupukanioe (vocal) 4:43
  • Ka Opae (vocal)5:18
  • Around the World (instrumental duet with David Kamakahi) 3:32
Part 2
  • Moanalua (vocal) 5:52
  • He'eia (vocal duet with David Kamakahi) 8:30
  • 'Ohana Slack Key (instrumental) 5:11
  • Pua Hone (vocal) 3:16
  • Ka Hanu O Ka Hanakeoki (instrumental duet with David Kamakahi) 4:13
  • 'Ike Ia Ladana (Queen's Jubilee) (vocal) 6:17
  • 'Ike Ia Ladana (Queen's Jubilee) (instrumental) 4:01

Dennis Kamakahi's second album for Dancing Cat displays his great talents as a composer and slack key guitarist. Also featuring Hawaiian classics, peerless interpretations of the songs of Queen Lili'uokalani, and pure duets with his son, David, on 'ukulele, 'OHANA is evocative of a bygone era and reveals the beautiful romanticism of Dennis's music.>



Dennis Kamakahi    
"Glow Brightly"      
(38036)

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Part 1
  • Ahe Lau Makani 4:46
  • Sweet By and By 3:44
  • Kapela 3:23
  • Hilo Rag 2:49
  • Kaua'i O Mano 4:29
  • 'Apapane 3:11
  • Koke'e 4:42
  • Ipo Lei Manu 7:25
Part 2
  • Ninipo Ho'onipo 5:50
  • 'Ahulili 2:54
  • Waikiki Hula 5:51
  • Wahine 'Ilikea 4:28
  • Na Kupa O Wai'anae 5:58
  • Promises 2:45
  • Lei Kupukupu 4:58

Dennis is one of Hawai'i's most prolific songwriters, having written over 400 pieces, and is known for his warm, evocative vocals. He is also an extraordinary slack key guitarist. This album showcases his sweet sound, taking listeners back to a bygone age of family gatherings and courtship serenades. His music links generations in a bond of love for each other and for na mele o Hawai'i.



       
Hui Aloha       
(38053)

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 Steal Away (vocal) 4:31
 Pa'ahana (vocal) 4:34
 Pu'u Anahulu (vocal) 6:52
 Palolo (vocal) 4:30
 Monterey Sunrise (instrumental) 3:36
 Wai O Minehaha (vocal) 3:35
 Lepe 'Ula'ula (vocal) 4:35
 Pua Lantana (vocal) 4:19
 Whee Ha Swing (instrumental) 4:02
 Ke Kaua Laiki (vocal) 4:07
 Kaimana Hila (vocal) 5:12
 Waipi'i (vocal) 4:04
 I Ka Po Ame Ke Ao (vocal) 3:32
 Panini Pua Kea (vocal) 2:51
 Sanoe (vocal) 6:22

Three of today's most celebrated traditional Hawaiian musicians and a hot young 'ukulele player come together in the spirit of aloha on this first group recording in the Dancing Cat Slack Key Masters Series. The warm, spontaneous pana'i like (give and take) creates the feeling and perpetuates the legacy of legendary masters of slack key guitar. Featuring four new Dennis Kamakahi originals and eleven standards, Hui Aloha's debut album is truly a musical meeting of love.

THE BAND:
Dennis Kamakahi: Vocals & Slack Key Guitar
David Kamakahi: Vocals & 'Ukulele
George Kuo: Vocals & Double Neck Guitar (6 string neck & 12 string neck)
Martin Pahinui: Vocals & Bass Guitar



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From left to right: Barney Isaacs, Leonard Kwan, George Kuo, George Winston, Ben Churchill (upper), Ray Kane (lower), Governor Benjamin Cayetano, Keola Beamer, Ozzie Kotani, Howard Johnston, Bla Pahinui. (1997)
Dancing Cat Records was founded in 1983 by pianist George Winston. His goal was to record both the musicians who have influenced his music and musicians whose music he felt needed to be preserved for future generations.
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