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Hawaiian Slack Key Christmas    (38044)

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Part 1

  Jingle Bell Rock - Ozzie Kotani (instrumental) 3:03
  Joy to the World - Moses Kahumoku (instrumental) 2:13
  Silver Bells - Led Kaapana (instrumental) 4:13
  Away in a Manger - Keola Beamer (instrumental) 3:58
  Mele Kalikimaka Ia `Oe (Merry Christmas to You) - George Kuo (instrumental) 5:35
  My Hawaiian Christmas - Dennis Kamakahi (vocal) 4:12
  Jingle Bells - Led Kaapana & Bob Brozman (instrumental) 1:54

Part 2

  Winter Wonderland - Cindy Combs (instrumental) 1:58
  The First Noel - Ozzie Kotani (instrumental) 5:19
  O Come All Ye Faithful - Bla Pahinui (instrumental) 3:40
  Holy! Holy! Holy! - George Kahumoku (instrumental) 3:54
  We Wish You Merry Christmas - Leonard Kwan (vocal) 3:18
  O Holy Night (Po Hemolele) - Joanie & Ruth Komatsu (vocal) 5:24
  Auld Lang Syne - Cyril Pahinui & Bob Brozman (instrumental) 3:06


Featuring many of today's top Hawaiian slack key guitarists, HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY CHRISTMAS adds the perfect Hawaiian touch to your holiday season with eleven instrumentals and three vocals, each performed in the intimate ki ho`alu (slack key) style. From the bouncy joy of fun songs like Jingle Bell Rock to the passionate beauty of The First Noel these timeless classics of standard and Hawaiian songs will fill your heart with aloha for many Christmases to come.



Ki Ho'alu Christmas

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Part 1

  Do You Hear What I Hear? - Keola Beamer (instrumental) 2:55
  C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S (The Meaning Of Christmas) - Ledward Kaapana (instrumental) 5:50
  Christmas Carol Waltz - Moses Kahumoku (instrumental) 3:09
  Mele Kalikimaka - Cyril Pahinui (vocal) 4:56
  Away In A Manager - Bla Pahinui (instrumental) 3:56
  Winter Wonderland - Barney Isaacs & George Kuo (instrumental acoustic steel and slack key guitar duet) 3:06
  Christmas Memories - Dennis Kamakahi (vocal) 4:11

Part 2

  It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - Ozzie Kotani (instrumental) 4:08
  Little Drummer Boy - George Kahumoku (instrumental) 7:19
  Fireside Ki ho'alu - George Kuo (instrumental) 3:44
  Medley: Kanaka Waiwai/Iesu No Ke Kahuhipa - Cindy Combs (instrumental) 4:59
  Po La'i E (Silent Night) - Joanie Komatsu (vocal) 3:55
  Silent Night - Ledward Kaapana (instrumental) 2:22


KI HO'ALU CHRISTMAS presents holiday classics performed in the Hawaiian slack key guitar tradition by the genre's masters. Includes standards as well as Hawaiian Christmas songs.

  Best Christmas Album 1996  



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