Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Bob Brozman & Ledward Kaapana - Kika Kila Meets Ki Ho'alu (1997)

1. Mai Kai No Kauai
2. Lei 'awapuhi (Yellow Ginger Lei)
3. Kolopa
4. Paahana
5. Akaka Falls
6. Miale Lau Li'ili'i
7. Maui Chimes
8. Ua Like No A Like
9. E Lili'u E
10. Hula Blues
11. Moana Chimes
12. Lepe 'ula'ula
13. Ka Lei E
14. Fort Street
15. Tre Moe

Bob Brozman, who plays duets on National steel with Kaapana, comes
to Hawaiian music via the blues and other traditional mainland folk
forms. His work has a busyness, in the best possible sense of the term - "the guy's all over the place", though he can also lay back and keep it simple when he wants to; he also has a prickliness that many island steel players don't show. He brings out the best in Kaapana, who plays with a fuller, more virile tone than usual. They reach
further back than most of their peers for material and arrangements,
too, so this set has the straightforward, benignly sentimental feel
of the earliest recorded Hawaiian music. --John Morthland


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