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Gregg Porter's Reviews of New Releases

 

Every month Gregg reviews newly released Hawaiian CDs. To read about your favorite artist or to explore the Hawaiian music scene, follow the links below.

 

March 2009

“Ha`ina `ia mai ana ka puana…”

February 2009

The new year brings another opportunity to glance back, and here are my favorite Hawaiian CDs of 2008.

January 2009

Tia Carrere & Daniel Ho: `Ikena
Amy Hānaiali`i: `Aumākua
Led Kaapana & Mike Kaawa: Force Of Nature
Various Artists: Hawaiian Slack Key Kings Masters Series Vol. II
Various Artists: The Spirit Of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
Gregg's List of Favorite Hawaiian CDs of 2008

December 2008

Natalie Ai Kamauu: `I
New Releases, Holiday Kine
New Releases, Compilation Kine
New Releases, Not-So-New Kine

November 2008

Amy Hānaiali`i: Aumākua
Tia Carrere & Daniel Ho: `Ikena
~~~ TIDBITS ~~~

October 2008

Various Artists: The Spirit of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
Various Artists: Slack Key Tradition
George Kuo/Martin Pahinui/Aaron Mahi/Bobby Ingano: Kiho`alu Sundays at the Waikiki Beach Marriott

September 2008

Holunape: Āhea? `Ānō!
Kohala: Live
David Heaukulani: Slack Key `Ukulele
Henry Kaleialoha Allen: Mauna Kea – Hawaiian Steel Guitar
Duke Kaleolani Ching: Hawaiian Steel, Volume 5

 

August 2008

The Rose Ensemble: Nā Mele Hawai`i
Paul Shimomoto: Sentimental Alibi
Riley Lee & Jeff Peterson: Haleakalā
Upcoming Music Events

July 2008

The 2008 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards
Ku`uipo Kumukahi and The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame Serenaders: Nā Lani `Ehā
Howard Ai: Kaleihulumamo

June 2008

The Brothers Cazimero: Destiny
Herb Ohta, Jr. & Daniel Ho: 2 to 3 Feet: `Ukeleles in Paradise 3

May 2008

Ledward Kapana & Mike Kaawa: Force of Nature
Various: 50 Greatest Songs of Hawai`i
S and S: Nā Pō Mākole – The Night Rainbows

April 2008

An Interview with Raiatea Helm

March 2008

Slack Key Ladies

February 2008

Grammy Time!!!
Keola Beamer: Ka Hikina O Ka Hau (The Coming of the Snow)
Tia Carrere: Hawaiiana
Raiatea Helm: Hawaiian Blossom
Cyril Pahinui: He`eia
Various: Treasures of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
Complications, Controversies and Comments
Gregg's Top Ten

January 2008

Interview with Keali`i Reichel

December 2007

Amy Hānaiali`i: A Hawaiian Christmas
Various artists: Slack Key Christmas
Coming to the area in 2008

November 2007

Herb Ohta, Jr.: `Ukulele Journey
Maunalua: Ho`okanaka
Barefoot Natives: Slack Key Circus
BRIEFLY

October 2007

Treasures of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
Songs from Hawai`i Island: Na Mele Moku O Keawe
Aloha Festivals Falsetto Contest Winners, Volume 8

September 2007

Nāpua Greig: Pihana
Darin Leong: Five Years And Many Miles
Sean Na`auao & Robi Kahakalau: S&R
~~~ MUSIC TIDBITS ~~~

August 2007

Israel Kamakawiwo`ole: Wonderful World
Raiatea Helm: Hawaiian Blossom

July 2007

Mike Kaawa: Kanikapila Live!
Pilioha: Pilioha
Ahumanu: The Gathering

June 2007

Hōkū Zuttermeister: `Āina Kūpuna
Music Tidbits
Coming in Concert
Health Issues

May 2007

Pali: …Presents A Tribute
Kenneth Makuakāne: Makuakāne

April 2007

Cody Pueo Pata: He Aloha…
Pekelo: Hāna By The Sea
The Mākaha Sons: Live at the Hawai`i Theatre
Hapa: Maui
Superstars of Hawaiian Music in the Best of Nā Mele IV
Music Events

March 2007

Thoughts on the Grammy Award
Hawai`i Music Awards
Keali`i Reichel
Upcoming Shows

February 2007

Lono: Old Style III: Moloka`i Originals
Keola Beamer: Ka Hikina O Ka Hau: The Coming of the Snow
CLEANING OUT THE IN-BOX

January 2007

Grammy Award Nominees
Amy Hānaiali`i: Generation Hawai`i
Ledward Ka`apana: Grandmaster Slack Key Guitar
Henry Kapono: The Wild Hawaiian
Various Artists: Hawaiian Slack Key Kings
Various Artists: Legends of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar – Live from Maui
Hawai`i Radio Connection Grammy Picks

December 2006

Brittni Paiva: Brittni
Music Tidbits

November 2006

Matt Catingub Orchestra of Hawai`i: Return to Romance
Club Nisei Orchestra
Brothers Cazimero: Caz Christmas
~~~Earthquakes & Musicians~~~

October 2006

Amy Hanaiali`i: Generation Hawai`i
Jake Shimabukuro: Gently Weeps
New Books of Interest

September 2006

Ledward Ka`apana: Grandmaster Slack Key Guitar
John Keawe: Beautiful Hula Dancer
Paul Togioka: Here, There and Everywhere Slack Key Guitar
Danny Carvalho: Slack Key Journey—On My Way
~~~Music Tidbits~~~

August 2006

The 50 Greatest Hawai`i Albums of All Time, Vol. 2
Eddie Kamae & Friends
Henry Kapono: The Wild Hawaiian
Jon Yamasato: Best of 1996-2006
Kohala: Deeper Blue
Mānoa DNA: Follow Me
~~~Music Tidbits~~~

July 2006

Willie K and Eric Gilliom: Barefoot Natives
Nā Kama: Kamakolu
Steven Espaniola: Ho`omaka
Luau at the Hilton Hawaiian Village with Danny Kaleikini
Kamehameha Alumni Glee Club: Through the Years
~~~Music Tidbits~~~

June 2006

Herb Ohta, Jr. and Daniel Ho: Step 2: `Ukuleles in Paradise 2
Various Artists: Hawai`i, Legendary Musicians of Hawai`i
Various Artists: Legends of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar: Past, Present and Future

May 2006

Abe Lagrimas, Jr.: Dimensions
Bruce Shimabukuro: Incognito
Brittni Paiva: Hear
Ata Damasco: Pa`ina Hou!
~~~Music Tidbits~~~

April 2006

Nā Leo: “Feel The Spirit”
Aaron J. Salā: “Ka `Upu Aloha”
Manny K. Fernandez: “My Island Paradise”
Holunape: “He `Olu”

March 2006

Hawaiian Grammy
Music Tidbits
Hawaii Music Awards - People's Choice Winners
Hawaii Music Awards - Lifetime Legacy Awards Winners

February 2006

`Ānelaikalani: Completely
Sean Na`auao: Ka `Eha Ke Aloha
Various Artists: How About Uke? – Wizards of the Ukulele
~~~ MUSIC TIDBITS ~~~
Top Ten Hawaiian CDs released in 2005

January 2006

Kapono Beamer: Slack Key Dreams of the Ponomoe
Raiatea Helm: Sweet & Lovely
Ledward Ka`apana: Kīhō`alu: Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
Sonny Lim: Slack Key Guitar – The Artistry Of Sonny Lim
Various Artists: Masters Of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Volume 1
~~~Hawaiian Concerts Coming~~~

December 2005

Various: Hawaiian Classics
Various: Kanikapila O`ahu Style
Keali`i Reichel: Kamahiwa: Collection One
~~~Music Tidbits~~~

November 2005

Jack de Mello Orchestra: Hawai`i – Land of Enchantment
Linda Dela Cruz: Hawai`i's Canary
John Pi`ilani Watkins: Songs To Remember Hana-Maui
~~~ Music Tidbits ~~~

October 2005

Keoki Kahumoku and Herb Ohta, Jr.: Hana Hou
Nathan Aweau: Hawai`i Classic Series, Vol. 1 -- Vintage
Cecilio and Kapono: Lifetime Party -- 30 Years of Friends, Vol.2
R. Carlos Nakai and Keola Beamer: Our Beloved Land

September 2005

Jake Shimabukuro: Dragon
Herb Ohta, Jr. and Daniel Ho: `Ukuleles in Paradise
Various: Pure Hawaiian `Elua

August 2005: (DVDs II)

Keola Beamer: Kī Hō`alu (Loosen The Key)
John Keawe: Music with the Island Touch
The History of the Sons of Hawai`i
Holo Mai Pele: The Epic Hula Myth
Various: Hawai`i – Songs of Aloha
Maoli Nō: Truly Native

July 2005: (DVDs I)

Israel Kamakawiwo`ole: The Man Behind the Music; The Man and His Music; Hot Hawaiian Nights
Brothers Cazimero: 25th Annual May Day Concert 2002; A Musical Postcard
Jake Shimabukuro: Million Miles Away; Play Loud Ukulele

June 2005

The Makaha Sons: Heke Wale No -- Only the Very Best of...
Bryan Tolentino: Ka `Ukelele Lele
Natalie Ai Kamauu: `E
Troy Fernandez: Hawaiian Style `Ukelele

May 2005

Hapa: Maui
Darin Leong: When Home Is Far Away

April 2005

Dennis Pavao: The Golden Voice of Hawai`i, Vol. 1
Bill Tapia: Duke of Uke
Various Artists: Chef Sakai – A Taste of the Islands

March 2005

Grammy Thoughts

February 2005

Grammy Nominees
Brothers Cazimero: Some Call It Aloha
Amy Hanaiali`i Gilliom & Willie K: Amy & Willie Live
Ho`okena: Cool Elevation
Keali`i Reichel: Ke`alaokamaile
Various: Slack Key Guitar, Vol. 2

January 2005

Raiatea Helm: Sweet & Lovely

December 2004

Your Holiday Shopping List

November 2004

`Ale`a: Kaulupono

October 2004

The Brothers Cazimero: Some Call it Aloha...Don't Tell
Na Leo Pilimehana: Find Harmony

September 2004

Jake Shimabukuro: Walking Down Rainhill

July 2004

Various: Territorial Airwaves
Various: Music of the Islands, Vol. 1-4

June 2004

Nā Hōkūpā: The Perfect Harmony
UA: Then & Now Ma`ō, Ma`ane`i
Kawaikapuokalani Hewett: Mo`o`ōlelo
Manny K. Fernandez: In This Enchanted Place

May 2004

Na Palapalai: Ke’ala Beauty

April 2004

Keali’i Reichel: Ke’alaokamaile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Musical Notes

Pekelo's `Ukulele Lesson

Nikkei Horizons
`Ukulele Band

by Don Maekawa

If You Don't Know Jack,
You Should

by Jacquie George

Nā Hōkū Controversy in the Pacific NW
by Gregg Porter

The Hawaii County Band:
121 Years and Going Strong

by Rodney Wong

Kaloku Holt Wins Recording Contract with Hula Records
by Rochelle dela Cruz

What Is It About Over the Rainbow?
by Jacquie George

Big Island Fever
by Steve Meier

Grammy Winners 2005
by Gregg Porter

Pacific Northwest Hawaiian Music Institute
by Gregg Porter