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Ray Kane       
Wa'ahila
 

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 Keiki Slack Key (instrumental) 3:18
 I Ka Po Me Ke Ao (vocal) 3:44
 Hilo E (vocal) 4:53
 Na Hoa He'e Nalu (instrumental) 3:01
 Hi'ilawe (vocal) 4:02
 Aloha Ka Manini (vocal) 4:01
 Wa'ahila (instrumental) 2:59
 Wai O Ke Aniani (vocal) 6:00
'  Ulupalakua (vocal) 4:21
 Kilakila 'O Haleakala (instrumental) 2:55
 Lei Nani (vocal) 4:13
 Ke Kali Nei Au (The Hawaiian Wedding Song) (vocal) 4:06
 Honolulu Harbor (vocal) 4:45
 Popoki Slack Key (instrumental) 2:42

The Hawaiian slack key ambassador Raymond Kane performs in the old nahenahe (smooth) style he learned as a child in the 1930's. On his long-awaited second album for Dancing Cat, he shares fourteen originals and standards, including instrumental solos and beautiful vocal duets with his wife Elodia. This is timeless Hawaiian music played from the heart.



Ray Kane       
Punahele


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Part 1
  Wai'anae Slack Key Hula (instrumetnal) 2:55
  Pauoa Liko Ka Lehua (vocal) 3:30
  Pua Sadinia (instrumental) 3:39
  Five Song Medley: Kealoha / Papakolea / E Hulihuli Ho'i Mai / Mauna Loa / Pua Makahala (instrumental) 5:30
  Mai'Ae I Ka Hewa (instrumental) 2:58
  Punahele (instrumental) 3:34
Part 2
  Nanea Kou Maka I Ka Le'ale'a (instrumental) 4:17
  Morning Dew (instrumental) 3:10
  Hula O Makee (vocal) 5:20
  Nani Ho'omana'o (instrumental) 2:43
  Hawai'i Aloha (vocal) 2:34
  Ua Noho Au A Kupa (vocal) 4:26

Widely regarded as the ambassador of slack key guitar, Ray embodies the essence of traditional Hawaiian music. This solo album showcases his sweet, soulful guitar and deep, expressive vocals.



Ray Kane       
The Legendary Ray Kane    
(52000)

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Tracks
  • Na Hoa He 'e Nalu (instrumetnal) 2:47
  • Wai O Ke Aniani (vocal) 3:30
  • Pua Sadinia (instrumental) 3:12
  • Punahele (instrumental) 2:43
  • Nani Wale Lihu’e / Wai’alae/ Halona (Hula Medley) (instrumental) 3:08
  • Keiki Slack Key (instrumental) 2:31
  • Hi`ilawe (vocal) 3:07
  • Wa`ahila (instrumental) 2:33
  • `Ulupalakua (vocal) 2:55
  • Maui Chimes (instrumental) 3:28
Bonus Tracks
  • Kila Kila O Haleakala (instrumental) 1:53
  • Meleana E (Kane’s Mele) (instrumental) 1:30
  • Wa`ahila (instrumental)1:46
  • Willy’s Tune (instrumental) 0:51
  • Moana Chimes (instrumental) 2:14
  • Hawaiian Reverie (vocal) 2:32
  • Punahele (instrumental) 2:26
  • Auwe (instrumental) 2:20

Ray Kane is one of Hawaii's "National Treasures." His slack key style is almost beyond description. Listen to his "early" technique on these classic recordings from Tradewinds Records. Ray is playing "old style" slack key. This is the re-issue slack key lovers worldwide have been waiting for! Cord International/Hana Ola Records and Producer George Winston present 18 RESTORED renditions of some Hawaiian Classics. There are historic liner notes, rare photos and a comprehensive guitar tuning guide.



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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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