Editors’ Notes This 1972 set from beloved slack-key guitarist Gabby Pahinui helped fuel that decade’s Hawaiian musical revival, and was the first to feature Pahinui’s sons—James “Bla,” Martin, Philip, and Cyril—who all went on to become powerful performers on their own. Pahinui’s warm, easygoing voice and accessible, countrified acoustic arrangements on “Lihue” and “Keawaiki” made it look easy. But the gently chiming guitar work and intricate melodies on “He’eia” and “Leahi” reveal his masterful craft.

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Hi'ilawe-1947/Luau Hula
1
3:41
 
Lihue
2
2:16
 
He'eia
3
3:37
 
Ka Makani Ka'ili Aloha
4
2:53
 
Lei Ohu
5
2:39
 
Royal Hawaiian Hotel
6
3:22
 
Keawaiki
7
2:37
 
Leahi
8
3:55
 
Wai O Ke Aniani
9
2:54
 
Ka'ahumanu
10
3:13
 
Lei Nani
11
3:36
 
Lei No Ka'iulani
12
3:19
 
Ka Moa'e
13
3:11
 
Hula O Makee
14
3:20
 
Hame Pila
15
1:45
 
Hi'ilawe-1972/Aloha 'Oe
16
4:13
 

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