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Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar - Masters Collection Vol. 2       (38046)

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  Popoki Slack Key - Ray Kane (instrumental) 2:42
  'Ulili E - Dennis Kamakahi & David Kamakahi (vocal) 4:20
  Hilo E/E Lili'u E - Cyril Pahinui & Bob Brozman (instrumental) 3:58
  Liloa's Mele - Sonny Chillingworth (instrumental) 2:51
  Radio Hula - Led Kaapana & Friends (instrumental) 3:33
  'Imi Au Ia 'Oe - Keola Beamer (instrumental) 3:13
  Pu'u Anahulu - Kamakahi/Kuo/Pahinui Hawaiian Slack Key Band (vocal) 7:03
  Hurrah Lani Ha'a Ha'a - Cyril Pahinui (vocal) 4:11
  Maori Brown Eyes - Bla Pahinui (instrumental) 3:49
  Wahine 'Ilikea - Dennis Kamakahi  (vocal) 4:29
  Lei 'Awapuhi (Yellow Ginger Lei)Bob Brozman & Led Kaapana (instrumental) 4:44
  The Beauty of Mauna KeaKeola Beamer & George Winston (vocal) 5:10
  Mai Poina 'Oe Ia'u (Not To Be Forgotten)Sonny Chillingworth (vocal) 5:32
  Aloha 'Oe - George Kahumoku (instrumental) 6:33


  Ulu Niu Ke'eke'e (The Crooked Coconut Tree) - George Kahumoku & Kekuhi Kanahele (vocal) 5:54
  Slack Key Serenade - Leonard Kwan & Ozzie Kotani (instrumental) 2:32

Dancing Cat's second slack key guitar compilation CD draws from the most recent Dancing Cat recordings in the ongoing Hawaiian slack key guitar masters series, including two previously unavailable bonus tracks. The many artists on this album represent the very best from Hawai'i. This new collection contains both vocal and instrumental tracks, demonstrating how slack key can be played solo, in duets or with varying accompaniment ('ukulele, acoustic steel guitar and two or more guitars). This compilation serves as a great introduction to the wealth of artists and styles characterizing slack key guitar today.

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters - Instrumental Collection, Volume 1

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Part 1

  Panini Pua Kea - Cyril Pahinui 3:59
  Ku'u Kika Kahiko (My Old Guitar) - Ozzie Kotani 3:48
  Pohakuloa - Moses Kahumohu 4:41
  Ke'ala's Mele - Leonard Kwan 6:10
  Maui Medley - Barney Issacs & George Kuo 6:30

Part 2

  Moe 'Uhane (Dream Slack Key) - Sonny Chillingworth 2:54
  Kalena Kai - Keola Beamer with George Winston 4:22
  Whee Ha Swing - Ledward Kaapana 2:32
  E Ku'u Morning Dew - Keola Beamer 4:44
  Waikiki Hula Medley - George Kuo 4:29
  Punahele - Ray Kane 3:37

This all-instrumental, mainly solo, collection of acoustic slack key guitar is a specially-priced introduction to Dancing Cat Records' Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters Series. Brought together for the first time are some of Hawai'i's greatest guitar legends: Keola Beamer, Sonny Chillingworth, Barney Isaacs, Ledward Kaapana, Moses Kahumoku, Ray Kane, Ozzie Kotani, George Kuo, Leonard Kwan, and Cyril Pahinui.

History of Slack Key Guitar - Vintage Hawaiian Treasures Volume Seven

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Produced by George Winston, this anthology brings together the first twenty commercial recordings of slack key guitar. They date from 1946 to 1950. Without early recordings such as these, slack key may have disappeared. Thank goodness today it continues to live & grow. Several of the songs on this disc have assumed the status of standards.

While most of the artists featured here made only these few recordings, others, particularly Gabby Pahinui &Tina Kaapana, went on to record prolifically.  The sound of these wonderfully gifted & individualistic players survive with this anthology for everyone to enjoy & continue to inspire younger players & touch the hearts of all lovers of slack key.

The History of Slack Key Guitar is complete with extensive historical liner notes & tuning guidelines. And of course we have done extensive computer audio restoration.

A must-have CD for all slack key lovers!

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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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