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Bob Brozman & Led_Kaapana   
In The Saddle
    (38051)

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PART 1

  Ami Ami Slack Key (instrumental) 5:27
  Bob & Led's Modern Slack Key (instrumental) 6:08
  Meleana E (vocal) 11:45
  No Ke Ano Ahiahi (instrumental) 6:30
  Lei `Ohu (instrumental) 4:56
  Wai`alae Waltz (instrumental with Subhashis
       Bhattacharya on tablas) 4:31
  Ahoe Hakuloa (instrumental) 4:57
PART 2

  In the Saddle (instrumental) 3:27
  He `Olu La No`u (instrumental) 3:19
  Aloha Ia O Wai`anae (vocal) 4:04
  Ku`u Ipo Onaona (instrumental) 4:05
  Kukuna O Ka La (instrumental) 5:42
  Pua Be Still (instrumental) 4:25

Slack key master Led Kaapana and steel guitar wizard Bob Brozman reunite for a second hard-charging gallop through Hawaiian standards and originals. These 13 songs give the two virtuosos plenty of room to run, which makes IN THE SADDLE a must for all lovers of guitar.



Led_Kaapana   
Black Sand

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Part 1
  Punahoa Special (instrumental) 3:23
  Koke'e (instrumental) 5:38
  Ninipo Ho'onipo (instrumental) 5:09
  Mokupuni Nui (vocal) 4:38
  Aloha Ia No O Maui (instrumental) 5:02
  Nui Papa (Tahitian Slack Key) (instrumental) 4:44
  Tue Hey (instrumental) 3:45
Part 2
  Kanaka Waiwai/O Maria (instrumental) 6:12
  Waiakanaio (instrumental) 5:56
  Highway to Hana (instrumental) 7:16
  Salomila/New 'Opihi Moemoe (instrumental) 3:06
  Akaka Falls (instrumental) 5:00
  Black Sand (instrumental) 3:23

Following his hot duet album with Bob Brozman and an all-star group session in Nashville, slack key master Led Kaapana returns with his first solo studio release for Dancing Cat. Named for the famous beach near his Kalapana birthplace, BLACK SAND features Hawaiian standards, family favorites and originals. Each offers more proof why Led is considered one of the world's great guitarists.



Bob Brozman & Led Kaapana       
Kika Kila Meets Ki Ho'alu


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Part 1
  • Maika'i No Kaua'i 4:13
  • Lei 'Awapuhi 4:42
  • Kolopa 3:39
  • Pa'ahana 3:13
  • 'Akaka Falls 5:52
  • Maile Lau Li'ili'i 4:26
  • Maui Chimes 4:51
  • Ua Like No A Like 4:14

Part 2

  • E lili'u E 6:55
  • Hula Blues 3:13
  • Moana Chimes 6:58
  • Lepe 'Ula'ula 4:57
  • Ka Lei E 4:09
  • Fort Street 2:38
  • Tre Moe 4:30
  • Kalama'ula 4:57

This all-instrumental album is the second in Dancing Cat's groundbreaking series of pure acoustic steel guitar and slack key duets. It brings together two masters of their crafts (Bob Brozman on acoustic steel and Ledward Kaapana on slack key) from different cultures who share their aloha for vintage Hawaiian music in a free flowing session of great foot tapping music and good fun.



Led Kaapana       
Waltz of the Wind           


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  Radio Hula 3:33
  My Yellow Ginger Lei 0:50
  Waltz Of The Wind
       (with Alison Krauss and Sam Bush) 3:33
  'Opihi Moemoe 3:48
  Move It On Over
       (with Ricky Skaggs and Jerry Douglas) 2:40
  Steel Guitar Rag (with Jerry Douglas) 2:35
  Koke'e (with Stuart Duncan) 2:56
  Les Flammes d'Enfer (with Sonny Landreth) 3:32
  Ku'u Ipo Onaona (with Sonny Landreth) 2:29
  Yesterday
       (with Sam Bush and Stuart Duncan) 3:27
  Spanish Eyes 3:47
  My Sweetheart (with Bob Brozman) 3:40
  Hanohano Hanalei (with Bob Brozman) 2:46

BONUS TRACKS
  Honeysuckle Rose (with George Winston) 5:08
  Mockin' Bird Hill (solo guitar) 1:49


From the heart of Nashville comes an all-star album that serves up a mix of instrumental mastery, contemporary vocals and island music with a bit of southern hospitality. A master of Hawaiian slack key guitar, Led is featured here playing with an all-star band, including special guests Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Douglas, Sonny Landreth, George Winston, Bob Brozman and more!

WALTZ OF THE WIND was recorded in Nashville and includes the poetic title track featuring the ethereal voice of Alison Krauss. Although they are musical cousins, this is the first recording combining players from Hawaiian, country and bluegrass music, three uniquely American traditions.

As a bonus, pianist George Winston joins Led in a stunning duet of "Fats" Waller's swing era classic Honeysuckle Rose.



Led Kaapana       
Led Live - Solo
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Part 1
  Salomila (instrumental) 3:10
  Na Ka Pueo 3:14
  He Aloha No `O Honolulu (instrumental) 3:00
  Radio Hula (instrumental) 3:02
  Ku`u Ipo Onaona (instrumental) 3:04
  Ka`a Ahi Kahului 3:17
  E Lili`u E (instrumental) 2:57
  Whee Ha Swing (instrumental) 3:07
Part 2
  Glass Ball Slack Key (instrumental) 1:21
  `Opihi Moemoe (instrumental) 3:21
  Mauna Loa Slack Key (instrumental) 2:34
  Silver Strings (instrumental) 4:13
  Ki ho`alu (instrumental) 3:17
  Hi`ilawe 5:00
  I Kona 4:37

A guitarist and showman beyond compare, Led Kaapana continues to stretch the boundaries of slack key guitar, dazzling audiences with his fretboard improvisations, wide-ranging vocals, and animated stage presence. This recording captures Led in an intimate live setting, playing songs of his `ohana (family) and other Hawaiian classics.




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