Recommended Recordings and Other Information


(this is not meant to be a definitive recommendation site – rather, it is here as a place to begin researching the Hawaiian Slack Key guitar tradition. Other than the recordings, it may not be  up to date – you can check [section 9] for more up to date information) 

Table of Contents: 

  1. Some recommended recordings
  2. Videos, DVDs & documentaries 
  3. Instruction videos & DVDs
  4. Instruction books
  5. Books & articles
  6. Slack Key Guitar lessons
  7. Seeing Slack Key Guitarists live
  8. Hawaiian music on the radio
  9. Internet sites & newsletters

For ordering recordings, books, and videos, you can contact:  

  1. Hawaiian Music Island - www.mele.com - This site sells Hawaiian music and videos and other items, and has information on upcoming Slack Key and Hawaiian music events worldwide
  2. Harry’s Music Store – 3457 Wai’alae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawai’i, 96816; 808-735-2866; fax 808-734-2951 

Some Recommended Recordings (*not available on CD)

1. Gabby Pahinui    

1a. Gabby Pahinui albums: 

  • PURE GABBY (Hula Records 567) - Instrumentals and vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble - recorded in 1961 and issued in 1978 
  • HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY, VOLUME 1-WITH GABBY PAHINUI (Waikiki Records 319) – Instrumentals and vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble - 1960
  • HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY, VOLUME 2-WITH GABBY PAHINUI (Waikiki Records 320 – with the same cover as VOLUME 1) – Instrumentals and vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble (and with the same cover as VOLUME 1) - 1960
  • THE BEST OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY WITH GABBY PAHINUI (Waikiki Records 340) – Vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble recordings - recordings approximately from the late 1950s or the early 1960s
  • THE HISTORY OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR-VINTAGE HAWAIIAN TREASURES, VOLUME 7 (Hana Ola Records 24000) - Compilation including Gabby’s 5 earliest recordings from the 1940s - two versions of Hi`ilawe originally issued on Bell Records and Aloha Records, and three other tracks from Bell Records - Hula Medley, Key Kohalu, and Wai O Ke Aniani.  It also has 15 other reissued late 1940s and early 1950s tracks by 8 other Slack Key guitarists.   - Also see Various Artists, section 46 [# subject to change] , #1.  

To order, contact Cord International, PO Box 152, Ventura, CA 93002, 805-648-7881, www.cordinternational.com  

These next two albums are compilations from these five recordings on Hula Records -                                                                                                        

  1. GABBY PAHINUI WITH THE SONS OF HAWAI`I (Hula 503);   
  2. MUSIC OF OLD HAWAI`I (Hula 506);  
  3. THE MAILE SERENADERS-HAWAI`I’S FAVORITE SLACK KEY & STEEL GUITAR, VOLUME 2 (formerly titled KANI KA PILA! VOLUME 2 - #531);   [indent these last 2 lines a bit to the right---around the letter “e” in the word “the”]  
  4. PURE GABBY (#567);  
  5. THE MAILE SERENADERS-HAWAI`I’S FAVORITE SLACK KEY & STEEL GUITAR, VOLUME 1 (formerly titled KANI KA PILA! VOLUME 1 - #517) – this album actually features Atta Isaacs rather than Gabby Pahinui - Also see Atta Isaacs, section 6):  

THE BEST OF GABBY PAHINUI, VOLUME 1–THE KING OF SLACK KEY (Hula Records 578) (formerly titled KA MAKANA A [kahuko over the “A”]   PAHINUI {THE GIFT OF PAHINUI}) - The songs Nani Ko`olau, ‘Ulili [kahuko over the “U”] E, and Kona Kai `Opua [kahuko over the “O”]  actually feature Atta Isaacs on Slack Key guitar rather than Gabby Pahinui - Also see Atta Isaacs, section 6. 

 THE BEST OF GABBY, VOLUME 2 (Hula Records 585)  - The song He’eia actually features Atta Isaacs on Slack Key guitar instead of Gabby Pahinui; the songs Ia  [kahuko over the “a”] `Oe E Ka La [kahuko over the “a”]  and Kananaka feature Peter Moon on Slack Key guitar, with Gabby Pahinui on steel guitar – Also see Peter Moon, section 20. 

1b.Gabby Pahinui with Eddie Kamae & The Sons of Hawai`i: 

  •      GABBY PAHINUI WITH THE SONS OF HAWAI`I (Hula Records 503) - 1961 
  •      MUSIC OF OLD HAWAI`I (Hula Records 506) - 1963 
  •      AN ISLAND HERITAGE (Panini Records 1001) – 1971 

1c.The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band - Also featuring Slack Key guitarists Atta Isaacs, Sonny Chillingworth, Cyril Pahinui, and Bla Pahinui: 

  •     GABBY [often called “the Brown Album”] (Panini Records 1002) - 1972 
  •     THE RABBIT ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL (Panini Records 1004) - 1973 
  •     THE GABBY PAHINUI HAWAIIAN BAND, VOLUME 1 (Panini Records 1007) - 1975 
  •     THE GABBY PAHINUI HAWAIIAN BAND, VOLUME 2 (Panini Records 1008) – 1977 

THE WAIMEA MUSIC FESTIVAL (Panini Records 1006) - Includes five tracks by The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band, as well as other artists - 1974 - Also see Various Artists, section 46, #2.  [# subject to change]  

BEST OF THE GABBY BAND 1972-1977 (Panini Records 1010) – Has tracks from the five albums just listed above. 

1d.Gabby Pahinui with The Maile Serenaders: 

  • HAWAI`I’S FAVORITE SLACK KEY & STEEL GUITAR, VOLUME 2 (Hula Records 531) (formerly titled KANI KA PILA! VOLUME 2) – Instrumentals – Gabby is featured playing Slack Key guitar on the songs Nanea Ko Maka I Ka Le`ale`a and Kahuli Aku (two songs, Kananaka and Ia `Oe E Ka La, actually feature Peter Moon on Slack Key guitar, with Gabby Pahinui on steel guitar) – 1969  ]– Also see Peter Moon, section 20. 
  • EVENING IN THE ISLANDS (Hula Records 509) - Especially the song Pearly Shells – 1964 *  
  • IN HAWAI`I THE STORY STARTS (Waikiki Records 334 - out-of-print) - Especially the songs Lei E, Meleana E, and Keawaiki – has tracks from the late 1950s or the early 1960s * 

1e. Gabby Pahinui with Atta Isaacs: 

  •  TWO SLACK KEY GUITARS [A LIVIN’ A ON EASY] (Tradewinds Records 1124) - Instrumentals and vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble – (the song titled March Medley is actually the track Ka Ua Noe, which is a classic pure duet). The reissued CD also contains four instrumental bonus tracks from Atta Isaacs’ out-of-print album ATTA: Mele Li`i, Kokohi [kahuko over the 2nd “o””]  -Moani Ke`ala, Na Molokama, and Sweet Lei Lehua – 1969  
  • Four tracks from this album also appear on the reissue THE LEGENDARY ATTA ISAACS–INNOVATIVE HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR MASTER (Hana Ola Records HOCD 96000). 
  • Atta also appears with Gabby on the 5 albums of  The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian  Band (see 1c above) 

1f. Anthologies including Gabby Pahinui: 

  • THE HISTORY OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR-VINTAGE HAWAIIAN TREASURES, VOLUME 7 (Hana Ola Records 24000) - Compilation including Gabby’s 5 earliest recordings from the 1940s - two versions of Hi`ilawe originally issued on Bell Records and Aloha Records, and three other tracks from Bell Records - Hula Medley, Key Kohalu, and Wai O Ke Aniani.  It also has 15 other reissued late 1940s and early 1950s tracks by 8 other Slack Key guitarists.   - Also see Various Artists, section 46 [LINK IT]  [# subject to change] , #1.   [indent last 5  lines] 

To order, contact Cord International, PO Box 152, Ventura, CA 93002, 805-648-7881, www.cordinternational.com  

1g. Gabby Pahinui with Melveen Leed: 

  • MELVEEN WITH THE BEST OF SLACK KEY (Lehua Records 7046) - Vocals by Melveen Leed, with backup Slack Key guitar by Gabby Pahinui on three songs: Pua Alani, Ka Manu, and Ka ‘I’iwi Polena. This album also features tracks with Atta Isaacs,  Sonny Chillingworth, and Led Kaapana – 1980 - Also see Melveen Leed under Various Artists, section 46  [LINK IT]  [# subject to change]  , #3.   

1h. A great video on Gabby is GABBY PAHINUI, FAMILY & FRIENDS/ THE PAHINUI BROTHERS (Private Music/ Panini 5103-3) - Video documentary from 1980 on Gabby Pahinui; and The Pahinui Brothers (Cyril, Bla, & Martin Pahinui), from 1992 - Available from Panini Records, or at www.mele.com   

2. Sonny Chillingworth: 

  • SONNY SOLO (Dancing Cat 38005) - Guitar solos and vocals accompanied by solo guitar - 1994 
  • ENDLESSLY (Dancing Cat 38027) - Guitar solos and vocals accompanied by solo guitar - 1999 
  • WAIMEA COWBOY (Lehua SLCD 2003) - Instrumentals and vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble – originally issued on Makaha Records in 1964 
  • SONNY CHILLINGWORTH (Lehua Records 2014 - out-of-print) - Instrumentals and vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble - 1965 * 
  • KA `AINA  [kahuko over the “a” ] O HAWAI`I  (Lehua Records 2040 - out-of-print) - Instrumentals and vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble – 1966 * 
  • SONNY (Poki Records 9025 – out-of-print) - Mainly vocals accompanied by Slack Key                guitar and ensemble – 1977 *  
  • HAWAI`I ALOHA: ECHOES OF OLD HAWAI`I (Waikiki Records 107 - out-of-print)- A compilation album with two songs by Sonny, Slack Key Medley (Moana Chimes/Pa`ahana) and Whee Ha Swing (Slack Key II) – these two songs are originally from the out-of-print instrumental 45-rpm record: Moana/ Pa’ahana Chimes (Waikiki Records 570) and Whee Ha Swing (Waikiki Records 571) – these two songs were recorded around 1957 * 

Also see Melveen Leed under Various Artists, section 46 [# subject to change]  , #3. 

Also see Gabby Pahinui, section 1c, for The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band - Sonny plays on the recordings THE RABBIT ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL; THE GABBY PAHINUI HAWAIIAN BAND, VOLUME 1; THE GABBY PAHINUI HAWAIIAN BAND, VOLUME 2; and THE WAIMEA MUSIC FESTIVAL – this last live album also features two songs by Sonny fronting the Gabby Band. 

Sonny also has two other fine out-of-print albums. Two more solo guitar releases are planned by Dancing Cat Productions.  

3. Leonard Kwan: 

KE`ALA’S MELE (Dancing Cat 38004) - Instrumental guitar solos and one vocal track -- 1995 

SLACK KEY [often called “the Red Album”] (Tradewinds Records 103 - Reissued with all of Leonard’s other early tracks on CD on Hana Ola Records HOCD 55000, with the title LEONARD KWAN–SLACK KEY MASTER–THE COMPLETE EARLY RECORDINGS) - Instrumentals with Slack Key guitar and ensemble – including six classic and influential original compositions by Leonard – album originally issued in 1960 

THE OLD WAY (Tradewinds Records 1128 - Reissued with all of Leonard’s other early tracks on CD on Hana Ola Records HOCD 55000, with the title THE LEGENDARY LEONARD KWAN–SLACK KEY MASTER-THE COMPLETE EARLY RECORDINGS) – Instrumentals with Slack Key guitar and ensemble – originally issued in 1975 

- Also see Leonard Kwan & Raymond Kane, section 5. [link it]   

- One more solo guitar release is planned by Dancing Cat Productions. 

4. Ray Kane: 

  • WA`AHILA (Dancing Cat 38002) - Guitar solos and vocals accompanied by solo guitar - 1998 
  • PUNAHELE (Dancing Cat 38001) - Guitar solos and vocals accompanied by solo guitar - 1994 
  • NANAKULI’S RAYMOND KANE (Tradewinds Records 1130 - Reissued with all of Ray’s other early tracks on CD on Hana Ola Records HOCD 52000, with the title THE LEGENDARY RAY KANE–OLD STYLE SLACK KEY–THE COMPLETE EARLY RECORDINGS) - Instrumentals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble – originally issued in 1975 
  • HAWAIIAN SUNSET MUSIC, VOL. 1 (Hula Records 604) - Slack Key instrumentals, also featuring Slack Key guitarist Michael Lowe – 1998 

- Also see Leonard Kwan & Raymond Kane, section 5.  

- One more solo guitar release is planned by Dancing Cat Productions. 

5. Leonard Kwan & Raymond Kane (separate tracks for both guitarists): 

  • SLACK KEY (often called the “Black & White Album”) (Tradewinds Records 107) 

 - the Leonard Kwan tracks are reissued with all of his other early tracks on CD on Hana Ola Records (HOCD 55000), with the title LEONARD KWAN–SLACK KEY MASTER–THE COMPLETE EARLY RECORDINGS. The original album contains seven songs by Leonard Kwan: Medley:Aia Hiki Mai/Koni Au/Palisa, Hawaiian Love, ‘Opihi Moemoe, Yellow Ginger Lei, Nahenahe, Kaneohe-Mama E, and Manini - Instrumentals with Slack Key guitar and ensemble - these tracks were all recorded in the late 1950s or early 1960s; 

      - the Raymond Kane tracks are reissued with all of his other early tracks on CD on Hana Ola Records (HOCD 52000), with the title THE LEGENDARY RAY KANE-OLD STYLE SLACK KEY-THE COMPLETE EARLY RECORDINGS. The original album also has six songs by Ray Kane: Kila Kila Haleakala [kahuko over the 3rd “a”]    , Willy’s Tune, Meleana E (which is actually Auwe), Auwe (which is actually Meleana E), Punahele, and Wa`ahila – Instrumentals with Slack Key guitar and ensemble – these tracks were all recorded in the late 1950s or early 1960s  

- Also see Leonard Kwan, section 3.

- Also see Raymond Kane, section 4.

6. Atta Isaacs: 

6a. As a leader: 

  • TWO SLACK KEY GUITARS [A LIVIN’ ON A EASY]  (Tradewinds Records 1124) - With Gabby Pahinui The song March Medley is actually called Ka Ua Noe and is a classic pure duet. The CD also contains four bonus tracks from the album ATTA (reissued as THE LEGENDARY ATTA ISAACS–INNOVATIVE HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR MASTER (Hana Ola Records HOCD 96000): Mele Li`i, Kokohi  [kahuko over the 2nd “o”]  -Moani Ke`ala, Na Molokama, and Sweet Lei Lehua - Instrumentals and vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble – 1969 - Also see Gabby Pahinui, section 1e.                   
  • ATTA [often called “the Orange Album”] (Tradewinds Records 1126 This album has   been reissued as THE LEGENDARY ATTA ISAACS– INNOVATIVE HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR MASTER (Hana Ola Records HOCD 96000); and with four tracks from the album TWO SLACK KEY GUITARS: Waltz Medley: Uluhua Wale Au / Pulupe / Sweet Lei Mamo, Noho Au A Kupa, Keali`i’s Mele, and Ka Ua Noe (The Misty Rain) - Instrumentals with Slack Key guitar and ensemble – recorded in 1971; and with two tracks from album THE NEW HAWAIIAN BAND (Hana Ola Classic Collector Series, Volume 7 HOCD 12000 - formerly released on Trim Records in 1975) – Atta’s Slack Key guitar is featured on the songs Maikai Makani/Kui Au and Green Rose Hula. (format lines)      (check Hana Ola Records title---and it will maybe 2-4 tracks from the New Hawaiian Band album with Atta)      

6b. The following albums feature Atta Isaacs playing some great backup guitar with ensembles:  

Atta is on five albums with THE GABBY PAHINUI HAWAIIAN BAND -- Also featuring Slack Key guitarists Atta Isaacs, Sonny Chillingworth, Cyril Pahinui, and Bla Pahinui, and others: 

  • GABBY [often called “the Brown Album”] (Panini Records 1002) - Especially on the songs Ka Moa`e, Lei Ohu, and Luau Hula - 1972 
  • THE RABBIT ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL (Panini Records 1004) - Especially on the songs Pua Maemae and Kaua’i Beauty - 1973 
  • THE GABBY PAHINUI HAWAIIAN BAND, VOLUME 1 (Panini Records 1007) - Especially on the songs Aloha Ka Manini, Ka Moana Nui, (format this line)  Moani Ke’ala, and Wahini‘Ui  - 1975 
  • THE GABBY PAHINUI HAWAIIAN BAND, VOLUME 2 (Panini Records 1008) - Especially on the songs How’d Ya Do, Po Mahina, and Pua Kukui – 1977 (format this line)   
  •  THE WAIMEA MUSIC FESTIVAL (Panini Records 1006) - Includes five tracks by The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band, as well as other artists - 1974 - Also see Various Artists, section 46, #2.  [# subject to change]   (format the last 2 lines 

- You can see Atta playing with the Gabby band in the film GABBY PAHINUI, FAMILY & FRIENDS/ THE PAHINUI BROTHERS (Private Music/ Panini 5103-3) - Video documentary from 1980 on Gabby Pahinui; and The Pahinui Brothers (Cyril, Bla, & Martin Pahinui), from 1992 - Available from Panini Records, or at www.mele.com   

  • THE MAILE SERENADERS—HAWAI`I’S FAVORITE SLACK KEY & STEEL GUITAR, VOLUME 1 (Hula Records 517 - this album was formerly titled KANI KA PILA! VOL. 1) – Especially on the songs ‘Alekoki, He’eia, Hi`ilawe, Hanohano Hanalei, Kona Hema, Kona Kai `Opua, Moku Kai Kahi, Nani Ko`olau, `Ula Noweo, and ‘Ulile E -  (the songs Kona Kai `Opua  [kahuko over the “O”]  and Nani Ko`olau also appear on Gabby Pahinui’s “Best Of” recording, Ka  Makana a Pahinui  {The Gift of Pahinui} on Hula Records 578, even though this recording features Atta Isaacs on Slack Key with Eddie Kamae &The Sons of Hawai’i, although sometimes Gabby Pahinui is erroneously credited ) – 1966 *     
  • THIS IS EDDIE KAMAE AND THE SONS OF HAWAI’I (Hula Records 513 - out-of-print) - Especially on the songs Beautiful Ke Ala and Ko Hanu Ka`u E Li`a Nei – 1965 
  • MARCELLA KALUA—GIRL FROM PAPAKOLEA (Mahalo Records 4012 - out-of-print) - Slack Key backup by Atta Isaacs, with Eddie Kamae & The Sons of Hawai`i – Especially on the song Kaho’olawe - around 1967 *  
  • MELVEEN WITH THE BEST OF SLACK KEY (Lehua Records 7046)  - Atta Isaacs is featured three songs: Pauoa Liko Ka Lehua, Nanea Kou Maka, and Paliakamoa - This album also features tracks with Gabby Pahinui, Sonny Chillingworth, and Led Kaapana – 1980 - Also see Melveen Leed under Various Artists, section 46  [link it]  [# subject to change ]   , #3.                        
  • THREE `UKULELES  (Waikiki Records 125 – out-of-print) – with John Lukela] - Especially on the song Slack Key Medley: Maleka’s Lullaby/Na Puanani O Hawai’i/Ku’u Ipo Ku’u Pua Aloha/Honolulu Town – 1962 *    
  • THE NEW HAWAIIAN BAND (Hana Ola Classic Collector Series, Volume 7 HOCD 12000 - formerly released on Trim Records 1975) - Atta Isaacs’ Slack Key guitar is featured on the songs Maikai Makani/Kui Au (aka Maika’i Ka Makani ‘O Kohala/ Moani Ke Ala), Green Rose Hula, Haole Hula, and Kekau’pu – recorded in 1971 and originally released in 1975   
  • HAUOLI  (Sounds of Hawaii 5026 - out-of-print) – Especially on the songs Lahainaluna and Akaka Falls - mid 1960s*
  • WAINANI KANEALII–SONGS OF THE PACIFIC (Lehua Records 5021 – out-of-print) – Especially on the songs Kuhio Bay, Nani Kaua’i, and Pu’u O Hulu (Kauli ‘Ili) –  1960s *     
  • BILL KAIWA SINGS AT MAUNALAHILAHI! (Hula Records 519 - out-of-print) - with Eddie Kamae & The Sons of Hawai’i – Especially on the songs Ko Leo, Lili’ilehua I Mana, ‘Ike ‘Ia I Pelekani, and Wahine Helela – 1960s *  
  • CHARLES K.L. DAVIS AT HOME (Hula Records 532 - out-of-print) – Especially on the songs Paoakalani, `Ekolu Mea Nui, Mahina Malamalama, and Malama ‘Ia Me ‘Oe  – 1960s*   
  • STEEL GUITAR HAWAIIAN STYLE  (Lehua Records 7023) – with Jerry Byrd -– Especially on the songs Kawahikukupalani, Pa’au’au Waltz, Jesu Meke Kanaka Wai Wai, Maui Chimes, How D’ya Do, Hilo March, Hanalei Moon, and Kalima Waltz. – 1976     
  • KUHIO BEACH GIRL Tradewinds Records 1123 - out-of-print) –with Linda de la Cruz – Especially on the song Do I Deserve It  – 1967  *     
  • 15 HAWAIIAN FAVORITES (Poki Records 9002 - out-of-print)  – with Poki San – Especially on the songs Ka Makani Kaili Aloha, Kaimana Hila/Waikapu Medley, and Kanaka Wai Wai.  [This album was also issued with the title INSTRUMENTAL HAWAIIAN FAVORITES – POKI SAN & FRIENDS] – 1974  *     
  • ALVIN KALEOLANI  ISAACS & SONS (Lilinoe Records 101 – out-of-print) – with Alvin, Barney, and Norman Isaacs - Especially the song Ke Kumuhana Nui  – 1978  *     

7. Led Kaapana: 

  • BLACK SAND (Dancing Cat 38015) - Guitar solos, and an autoharp solo, as well as a duet with Slack Key guitarist Leonard Kwan - 2000 
  • LED LIVE—SOLO (Dancing Cat 38008) - Guitar solos and vocals accompanied by solo guitar - 1994 
  • LIMA WELA! (Leahi Records 2001 – reissued on Shaka Records SCD 3003) -  Instrumentals with Slack Key guitar and ensemble – originally issued in 1983   
  • SIMPLY SLACK KEY (Paradise Records 970) - Instrumentals with acoustic and electric guitar, both played by Led - 1988 * 
  • KIHO’ALU-HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR (Rhythm And Roots Records IT-0307) – Instrumentals on solo guitar and with ensemble, and three ‘ukulele pieces -2005 
  • GRANDMASTER SLACK KEY GUITAR (Rhythm And Roots Records RR-0309) – instrumentals and vocals with Slack Key guitar and ensemble - 2006   
  • FORCE OF NATURE (live duet album with Mike Kaawa) - 2008  
  • THE LEGEND – (Rhythm And Roots Records RR-0318) – instrumentals on solo guitar,  and vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ‘ukelele - 2010 
  • KIKA KILA MEETS KI HO`ALU (Dancing Cat 38031) – Pure instrumental duets with Bob Brozman on acoustic steel guitar - 1997 
  • IN THE SADDLE (Dancing Cat 38051) – Pure duets with Bob Brozman on acoustic steel guitar - 2001 

- Also there is a great video of a 1998 performance with LEDWARD KAAPANA & BOB BROZMAN IN CONCERT (Vestapol ) - To order, contact Vestapol Videos at 973-729-5544 (phone), 973-726-0568 (fax) or www.vestapol.com   

- For more information on Bob Brozman,  www.bobbrozman.com 

  • WALTZ OF THE WIND (Dancing Cat 38016) – Led plays Slack Key guitar and ‘ukulele in ensembles with Mainland Country artists Dirk Powell, Jerry Douglas, Sonny Landreth, Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, and others, as well as two pure duets with Bob Brozman, and pieces with other musicians – 1998 

- Also see Melveen Leed under Various Artists, section 46 [# subject to change]   , #3. 

- Led also plays excellent guitar on seven recordings with the group I Kona and on fourteen recordings with the group Hui `Ohana. Two more solo guitar releases are planned by Dancing Cat Productions.  

- For more information on Led Kaapana, his website is www.ledkaapana.com     

8. Cyril Pahinui: 

  • HE’EIA (Dancing Cat 88697-09882-2) - Guitar solos and vocals accompanied by solo guitar - 2007 
  • NIGHT MOON (PO MAHINA) (Dancing Cat 38030) - Guitar solos and vocals accompanied by solo guitar - 1998 
  • 6 & 12 STRING SLACK KEY (Dancing Cat 38010) - Guitar solos and vocals accompanied by solo guitar - 1994 
  • FOUR HANDS SWEET & HOT (Dancing Cat 38048) - Pure duets with Bob Brozman on acoustic steel guitar – 1999      
  • KA HO`OILINA MAU (Poki Records 9062) - Vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble – 1998 
  • PAHINUI HAWAIIAN BAND (Keala Records SKCD 1227) – vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar with ensemble - 2012 
  • KANI PU [kahuko over the “U”]   KOLU (THREE SOUNDS TOGETHER)  - Vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar with Jeff Au Hoy on steel guitar and Peter Wook Moon, Jr. on ‘ukelele - 2014 
  • CYRIL (Pahinui Records 6068) - Vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble – also features Bla Pahinui - 1988 
  • THE SANDWICH ISLE BAND (Seabird Sound Hawai’i 1003 - out-of-print) – 1978 * 
  • MEET PALANI VAUGHAN & THE SUNDAY MANOA (Hula Records 524) - With Slack Key guitarist Peter Moon (Also see Peter Moon with The Sunday Manoa,  section 20c, and The Peter Moon Band, section 20b) – 1968 

- Also see The Pahinui Brothers, section 10. 

- One more solo guitar release are planned by Dancing Cat Productions. 

 - For more information on Cyril Pahinui, his website is www.cyril pahinui.com 

9. Bla Pahinui: 

  •  WINDWARD HEART—LIVE SOLO (Dancing Cat 38052) - Vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar, and one instrumental - 2000 
  •  MANA (Dancing Cat 38038) – Solo instrumentals and vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar – 1997 
  •  GUAVA SOUL – (Mountain Apple Records #2071) – Vocals with Slack Key guitar and ensemble – 2001 
  •  JAMES DANIEL PAHINUI “BLA” - Vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble  – 2013 
  • BIG KNIFE - ROCK N’ ROLL, RHYTHM & BLUES (Big Knife Productions PABK- 1002) -1950s American pieces with ensemble – 2016  
  •  BLA PAHINUI (Mountain Apple Records 2002 – out-of-print) - Vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble – 1983 * 
  •  BLA (Pua Lani Records 1001 – out of print) - Vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble – 1981 * 
  •  THE WAY I FEEL The Way I Feel (Hanaiia Records 1106 – out-of-print)  - Vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble – 1979  * 
  •  Hawaiian Journey Through the Storms of Life  [album by Kawika Crowley - Bla plays his song Waimea on this album (Coco Records HACD-1969)

 - Also see The Pahinui Brothers, section 10.  

 - Also see Peter Moon with The Sunday Manoa, section 20c. 

 - Two more solo guitar releases are planned by Dancing Cat Productions. 

 - For more information on Bla Pahinui, and to hear new recordings by Bla available in his site, his website is www.pahinui.com 

10. The Pahinui Brothers (Cyril, Bla, and Martin Pahinui): 

  • THE PAHINUI BROS. (Private Music/Panini 1005-82098) - Vocals with Slack Key accompaniment and ensemble – 1992 

- Also see Cyril Pahinui, section 8. 

- Also see Bla Pahinui, section 9. 

11. George Kuo: 

  • O KE AUMOE: NIGHT OF THE SLACK KEY GUITAR (Winter & Winter Records  W&W 910 142-2) - Instrumental guitar solos, and 3 vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar - 2008 
  • ALOHA NO NA KUPUNA (LOVE FOR THE ELDERS) (Dancing Cat 38009) - Instrumental guitar solos – 1996    
  • HAWAIIAN TOUCH (Dancing Cat 38026) – Duets with Barney Isaacs on acoustic steel guitar - this was the first ever recording of acoustic steel guitar and Slack Key guitar pure instrumental duets - 1995 
  • NAHENAHE—HAWAIIAN Slack Key GUITAR (Hula Records 576) - Instrumentals with Slack Key guitar and ensemble – 1981 
  • HO’OLAHE [LISTEN] (Dancing Cat 38054) - Backing up Martin Pahinui  
  • HARDLY WORKING (Kahanu Records 1004 - out-of-print)  - With the Kipapa Rush Band, also featuring Slack Key guitarist Wayne Reis  - 1985 * 
  • HUI ALOHA (Dancing Cat 38053) – Features Dennis Kamakahi and George Kuo on Slack Key guitar and vocals, Martin Pahinui on bass and vocals, and David Kamakahi on `ukulele – 1999
  • HO’OLOHE (LISTEN) (Dancing Cat 38054)  – Backing up Martin Pahinui – with George Kuo on Slack Key; Martin Pahinui on rhythm guitar, Slack Key guitar, and lead vocals; and Aaron Mahi on bass – 2003
  • WAIALEA JAMMIN’ (Kekani Productions -out-of-print) – double live CD with George Kuo on Slack Key guitar and vocals, with Martin Pahinui on bass and vocals, Steven Hall on rhythm guitar and vocals, and Danny Akaka, Jr. on ‘ukulele and vocals - 2001 

- Two solo guitar releases and another duet album with Barney Isaacs on acoustic steel are planned by Dancing Cat Productions.   

12. Dennis Kamakahi: 

  • `OHANA (FAMILY) (Dancing Cat 38043) – Vocals and instrumentals, including four pure duets with son David Kamakahi on `ukulele - 1999 
  • PUA`ENA (GLOW BRIGHTLY) (Dancing Cat 38036) - Vocals accompanied by Slack Key and one instrumental track - 1996 
  • HUI ALOHA (Dancing Cat 38053) – Features Dennis Kamakahi and George Kuo on Slack Key guitar and vocals, Martin Pahinui on bass and vocals, and David Kamakahi on `ukulele – 1999 
  • THE GIFT OF MUSIC–FROM FATHER TO SON (Dennis Kamakahi Productions-DKPCD 70012) – Vocals and instrumentals, with Dennis Kamakahi’s Slack Key guitar accompanied by son David Kamakahi on ‘ukulele – with an especially haunting version of the traditional song Ka Manu – 2003 
  • PA’ANI (Dennis Kamakahi Productions DKPCD 7002) –David Kamakahi’s first album - Vocals and instrumentals, with David Kamakahi’s ’ukelele accompanied by  Dennis Kamakahi on Slack Key guitar – 2004 
  • WAIMAKA HELELEI (duet album with Stephen Inglis) (LABEL & #) – Vocals and two instrumentals with two Slack Key guitars - 2012 
  • REV. DENNIS KAMAKAHI – THE GREATEST HITS VOLUME 1 (Dennis Kamakahi Productions DKPCD 7003) – Vocals and one instrumental, with Dennis Kamakahi’s Slack Key guitar accompanied by son David Kamakahi on ‘ukulele -2009 (only available at Dennis’ live performances or online) 
  • DENNIS KAMAKAHI: THE LEGEND OF GREY WOLF – documentary on Dennis as a DVD/ CD SET – available from George Kahumoku’s site at www.kahumoku.com  

- Dennis Kamakahi is also featured on Slack Key guitar and as the main composer on six albums with Eddie Kamae & The Sons Of Hawai’i. 

- For more information on Dennis, his website is www.denniskamakahiproductions.com 

13. Keola Beamer: 

  • MAUNA KEA—WHITE MOUNTAIN JOURNAL (Dancing Cat 38011) - Instrumental pieces for one and two guitars - 1997 
  • MOE`UHANE KIKA -TALES FROM THE DREAM GUITAR (Dancing Cat 38006) - Instrumental pieces for one and two guitars - 1995 
  • SOLILOQUY—KA LEO O LOKO (Dancing Cat 38012) - Instrumental pieces (and eight original songs) for one and two guitars - 2002 
  • HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR IN THE REAL OLD STYLE (original LP issued on Music of Polynesia Records MOP 22000 - reissued on CD on Mountain Apple Records MAXD 2033) - Eight instrumentals and three vocals, all with arrangements for two Slack Key guitars – 1972 
  • KOLONAHE—FROM THE GENTLE WIND (Dancing Cat 38047) - Four instrumental pieces with Slack Key guitar and ensemble, and nine vocal pieces, some accompanied by solo guitar and some with ensemble - 1999 
  • WOODEN BOAT (Dancing Cat 38024) – Vocals and instrumentals with Slack Key guitar and ensemble - 1994 
  • KA HIKINA O KA HAU [THE COMING OF THE SNOW]  (Dancing Cat 88697 02024-2) –Instrumental album with classical pieces & other pieces arranged by Daniel O’Donoghue for Keola playing multiple guitars, and well as two duets with George Winston  - 2006  
  • ISLAND BORN (`Ohe Records 96118)  - Vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble – 2001 
  • MOHALA HOU–MUSIC OF THE HAWAIIAN RENAISSANCE (‘Ohe Records 96120)  – Vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble – 2003 
  • OUR BELOVED  LAND  (Canyon Records CR-7071)  - duet album with R. Carlos Nakai on Native American flute – Vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar (mainly in minor keys)  - 2005 
  • KEOLA BEAMER  & RAIATEA (Starscape Music /Raiatea Helm Records) RHCD 8685 – duet album with vocalist Raiatea Helm – Vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar (two in minor keys, and 2 in the D-A-D-G-A-D  Tuning) – 2010 
  • MALAMA KO ALOHA (KEEP YOUR LOVE) –  (‘Ohe Records 8733) – Instrumentals & vocals, inspired by the music Keola recorded for the PBS special   - also featuring R. Carlos Nakai on Native American flute, Geoffrey Keezer on piano, and others - 2012 

DVD - KEOLA BEAMER-LOOSEN THE KEY – Live performances and interviews - 2003 

-   Also see The Beamer Brothers, section 15. 

-  More releases are planned by Dancing Cat Productions.  

-  Keola has also written a fiction book, “THE SHIMMERING (ka ‘oli’i)”, depicting with both humorous and poignant stories, many different slices of life in Hawai’i.    

- For more information on Keola Beamer, his website is www.keolabeamer.com  

14. Kapono Beamer

  • GREAT GRANDMOTHER-GREAT GRANDSON (Kapono Beamer Enterprises ONOPAK CD136) – Instrumental interpretations, solo and with ensemble, of the compositions of Helen Desha Beamer – 1998 
  • PANA ALOHA-HAWAIIAN HEARTBEAT (Felissimo Life Design Music KBECD137) – Instrumentals with ensemble - 2001 
  • - Also see The Beamer Brothers, section 15. 

- For more information on Kapono Beamer, his website is www.kapono.com  

15. The Beamer Brothers (Keola & Kapono Beamer): 

  • HAWAI`I’S KEOLA AND KAPONO BEAMER (Tantalus Records 1001) - Vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitars and ensemble - 1975 
  • HONOLULU CITY LIGHTS (Paradise Records 808) – Vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitars and ensemble - 1978 
  • THIS IS OUR ISLAND HOME—WE ARE HER SONS (Music of Polynesia Records MOP 29000 – out-of-print) - Vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitars (especially see the song Wahine Holo Lio) – 1973 * 
  • HAWAI’I THEN AND NOW (Music of Polynesia Records MOP 35000 - out-of-print) - Vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitars – 1974 * 

- Also see Keola Beamer, section 13. 

-  Also see Kapono Beamer, section 14. 

- There are two other fine Beamer Brothers albums. 

16. Ozzie Kotani: 

  • TO HONOR A QUEEN (E HO`OHIWAHIWA  I KA MO`I  WAHINE) -THE MUSIC OF LILI`UOKALANI (Dancing Cat 38018) – Instrumental guitar solos of 13 compositions by Queen Lili`uokalani - 2002 
  • KANI KI HO`ALU (Dancing Cat 38013) - Instrumental guitar solos – 1995 
  • ISLAND VIEW (issued on Ozzie Kotani’s own label – www.ozziekotani.com) – 10 solo guitar instrumentals, one guitar duet with Ryan Izutso, and 3 songs with others - 2014 
  • HO’IHI (RESPECT) - TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY (issued on Ozzie Kotani’s own label – www.ozziekotani.com)  – 14 solo guitar instrumentals, and two guitar duets with Tom Kaulakukui  - 2008  
  • PAKA UA [RAINDROPS] – (Daniel Ho Creations DHC 80016 – 8 solo instrumentals and 3 duets with on ‘ukulele - Order from  www.danielho.com - out-of-print) - 2005 
  • CLASSICAL SLACK (Pacific Sound Design Records 1001 - out-of-print)  – Instrumental pieces for one and two guitars – 1988 * 
  • TARO PATCH CHRISTMAS (Daniel Ho Creations DHC 80228) – Duets with Steve Sano – 2001 - Order from  www.danielho.com  
  • OMOIDE-REMEMBRANCE (Daniel Ho Creations DHC80910) – Duets with Steve Sano, with Slack Key versions of 10 Japanese songs and 3 Okinawan songs – 2003 - Order from  www.danielho.com 

- Also see Steve Sano, section 38. [link it]    [ # subject to change]  

- For more information on Ozzie Kotani, his website is www.ozziekotani.com 

17. Moses Kahumoku: 

  • HO`OKUPU-THE GIFT (Dancing Cat 38023) - Guitar solos and vocals accompanied by solo guitar – 1995 
  • HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR (the “Red Album”) – CD issue of his 1985 cassette with 7 bonus tracks of alternate takes – Slack Key guitar solos and tracks with Moses backed up by George Kahumoku, Jr. on second Slack Key guitar – available from Moses Kahumoku when he is performing 
  • AKUA ‘EKAHI - Solo Slack Key guitar pieces –– available from Moses Kahumoku when he is performing - 2013 
  • LA’AU KALIKIMAKA (CHRISTMAS TREE)  - available from Moses Kahumoku when he is performing – approximately 1988 

- Also see The Kahumoku Brothers, section 18. 

- One or two more solo guitar releases are planned by Dancing Cat Productions. 

18. George Kahumoku, Jr.: 

  • HAWAIIAN LOVE SONGS-NA MELE HO`ONIPONIPO HAWAI`I (Dancing Cat 38050) – Guitar solos, vocals accompanied by solo guitar, and duets with Bob Brozman, Diana Aki, and Norton Buffalo – 2001  
  • DRENCHED BY MUSIC (Dancing Cat 38033) - Slack Key Guitar solos and vocals accompanied by solo guitar, and duets with Bob Brozman and Diana Aki – 1997 
  • SEEDS OF ALOHA – (Kealia Farms Records) - DVD documentary about George Kahumoku, with a CD of the soundtrack, with live performances by George, studio recordings, duets, and more – 2014 
  • PANIOLO SLACK KEY – SONGS OF THE HAWAIIAN COWBOY (Kealia Farms Records KFRC 1017) – vocals accompanied by solo guitar, and two instrumentals - 2015 
  • KAHUMOKU-PRIEST OF THE LAND –(Kealia Farms Records KFRC 1019) – vocals accompanied by solo guitar - 2017 
  • MAUI SLACK KEY CHRISTMAS  – SONGS OF THE HAWAIIAN COWBOY (Kealia Farms Records KFRC 1017) – 10 vocals accompanied by solo Slack Key guitar, and one instrumental - 2016 
  • WOA AKUA (THE FOREST OF THE GODS)  - (Daniel Ho Creations DHC 80087) - solo Slack Key guitar instrumentals  
  • A GENTLE HAWAIIAN BREEZE –  (Respect Records RES-153) - Vocals with Slack Key guitar and occasional ‘ukelele 
  • NA ‘ANO’ANO [THE SEEDS] (Daniel Ho Creations DHC 80034) – vocals accompanied by solo 12-string guitar - 2006 
  • FOOTPRINTS IN THE POI: GEORGE KAHUMOKU JR., LIVE! (Kealia Farms Record Company KFRC 1011) – Solo Instrumentals and vocals accompanied by solo Slack Key guitar, and some songs with guest artists Keoki Kahumoku and Bob Brozman. - 2003 
  • KANI WAI: SOUND OF THE WATER (Kealia Farms Records/ Daniel Ho Creations  (DHC 80069) – Duets with Bob Brozman on acoustic steel guitar –  2009 
  • FROM PARADISE (Moon Valley Music (MVM 111) – George Kahumoku, Jr. with Norton Buffalo on harmonica, and also has tracks with Slack Key guitarists Dennis Kamakahi, Jeff Peterson, and Keoki Kahumoku –  2012 
  • E LILI`U (Kealia Farms Record Co. 1008) - Instrumental songs by Queen Lili`uokalani, including some from the soundtrack of the film, ONIPA`A, about the overthrow in 1893 of Hawai`i’s last monarch Queen Lili`uokalani – 1994 
  • HO’OILINA—THE LEGACY (Kealia Farms Record Co. 1007) – Mainly vocals accompanied by his Slack Key guitar, with ‘ukulele on some songs by George’s son Keoki Kahumoku - 1995 
  • HYMNS OF HAWAI’I (Aire Music 88922) – Accompanied by second Slack Key guitar and ‘ukelele - vocals – 1999 
  • HYMNS OF HAWAI’I, VOLUME 2 (Daniel Ho Creations DHC 80026) – Accompanied by ‘ukelele - vocals – 2005 
  • ISLAND CLASSICS: SLACK KEY AND ‘UKULELE (Daniel Ho Creations 81000) -     Vocals with Slack Key guitar, and accompanied by ‘ukulele – 2001 - Also for more on Daniel Ho, also see section 37  [ # subject to change]  ,and his website www.danielho.com.     
  • CLASSIC HAWAIIAN HULAS, vol. 1 (Daniel Ho Creations DHC 80001) - Vocals with Slack Key guitar, and accompanied by ‘ukulele – 2004 
  • CLASSIC HAWAIIAN HULAS, vol. 2 (Daniel Ho Creations DHC 80002) - Vocals with Slack Key guitar, and accompanied by ‘ukulele – 2004 
  • CLASSIC HAWAIIAN HULAS, vol. 3 (Daniel Ho Creations DHC 80003)- Vocals with Slack Key guitar, and accompanied by ‘ukulele – 2004  

- Also see the anthology album NATURE SLACK KEY—SOUNDS OF HAWAI’I, section 46   [link it]   [ # subject to change]  , #11. 

- Also see The Kahumoku Brothers, section 18.  [link it]   

- Two more releases are planned by Dancing Cat Productions. 

- George also has a book of semi-autobiographical stories, “A HAWAIIAN LIFE”, co- authored by Paul Konwiser. For more information on George Kahumoku, Jr., his website is www.kahumoku.com.    

19. The Kahumoku Brothers (Moses Kahumoku & George Kahumuku, Jr.): 

  • KAI  MALINO-THE PEACEFUL SEA (Hula Records 577) – Instrumentals and vocals, with two Slack Key guitars - 1986 
  • SWEET AND SASSY—HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY STYLINGS, VOL. 1 (Kahumoku Farms Record Company KFRC-1010) – Instrumentals with two Slack Key guitars – One bonus track added on the CD reissue from 2001- originally issued in 1988   

- Also see Moses Kahumoku, section 16.  

- Also see George Kahumoku, Jr., section 17. 

- For more information, see George Kahumoku’s website at www.kahumoku.com 

20. Peter Moon – see the 3 categories for Peter Moon below: 

20a. Peter Moon: 

  • THE PATH (Kanikapila 1017) - Slack Key guitar and `ukulele instrumentals - 1996 
  • HO`I HOU-RETURN ONCE MORE (Kanikapila 1015) - Slack Key guitar and `ukulele instrumentals - 1995 

20b. The Peter Moon Band (with Cyril Pahinui and Martin Pahinui): 

  • SPIRIT LOVER (Kanikapila Records 1002) – 1984 
  • HARBOR LIGHTS (Kanikapila Records 1001) – 1983 
  • CANE FIRE (Panini Records 1012) - 1982 
  • MALIE (Panini Records 1011) - 1980 

    - There are many other fine albums by The Peter Moon Band. 

20c. Peter Moon with The Sunday Manoa:  

  • MEET PALANI VAUGHAN & THE SUNDAY MANOA (Hula Records 524) – With Slack Key guitarist Cyril Pahinui. – 1968 - Also see Cyril Pahinui, section 8.  
  • HAWAIIAN TIME (Hula Records 528) – (with Bla Pahinui) – 1969 * - Also see Bla Pahinui, section 9.   [indent line] 
  • GUAVA JAM (Hula Records 543) – 1972 
  • THE SUNDAY MANOA—CRACKED SEED (Panini Records 1003) - 1972 
  • THE SUNDAY MANOA 3 (Panini Records 1005) - 1973 

 - There are also two other fine Sunday Manoa albums with Peter Moon. 

- For more information, see Peter Moon’s website at www.petermoon.com 

21. Cindy Combs: 

  • MOONRISE MUSIC (Pule 2015) – Instrumental guitar solos - 2015 
  • SUNNY RAIN (Dancing Cat 88697-09883-3) – Instrumental guitar solos - 2007  
  • SLACK KEY LADY (Dancing Cat 38041) - Instrumentals and vocals accompanied by solo Slack Key guitar – 2001  
  • LAND OF THE ENDLESS SUMMER (Better Days Records 003) – Two solo Slack Key guitar instrumentals, as well as vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble -1997 

- Also see the anthology album NATURE SLACK KEY—SOUNDS OF HAWAI’I, section 46 [# subject to change] , #11 

- More releases are planned by Dancing Cat Productions. For more information, her website is www.slackkeylady.com        

22. Ken Emerson: 

  • SLACK & STEEL (Liko Hawaiian Folk Collection-Volume 3 LRCD 2002) - Ken on Slack Key guitar and overdubbed acoustic & electric steel guitar, playing instrumentals -1997 
  • SLACK & STEEL-KAUA’I STYLE (HOCD 97000) – Ken on Slack Key Guitar and acoustic steel guitar, with ensamble; Pancho Graham also plays Slack Key guitar on 3 songs. 

- Also see the compilation albums SLACK KEY GUITAR and SLACK KEY GUITAR- VOLUME 2, section 46  [link it]   [ # is subject to change] , #8 & #9, both of which feature tracks by Ken Emerson.  

- For more information, his website is www.kenemerson.com  

23. Auntie Alice Namakelua: 

  • AUNTIE ALICE NAMAKELUA (Hula Records 552 - out-of-print) - Includes four Slack Key guitar tracks with ensemble that document the oldest Slack Key style (from the 1880s): Ka Manu, Ka`ahumanu, Paniolo Slack-Key, Waipi`o Paka`alana – 1974 * 

24. Nedward Ka’apana: 

  • HIS OWN MAN (Lehua 7059) – Instrumentals and vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble - especially see the great version of Leonard Kwan’s composition Nahenahe (as a medley with Hilo Hawai’i) – 1996 
  • PUNA (Koa Records KOA 105) – Mainly vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble – especially see the great version of Portuguese Slack Key (aka Black Sand) -2002 

25. Na Pali (with Slack Key guitarists Carlos Andrade and Patrick Cockett): 

  • NA PALI–PACIFIC TUNINGS (Awapuhi Records 101) – Vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble - 1988 
  • NA PALI –(Awapuhi Records AWA 8538) - Vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar and ensemble – 2005

26. John Keawe:  

  • MANA `OLANA (Homestead Productions HPCD1003) – Solo instrumentals - 1996 
  • HO`ONEANEA (Homestead Productions HPCD 1001) – Solo instrumentals – 1993    
  • AUHELE (Homestead Productions HPCD 1002) – Mainly solo instrumentals – 1994    
  • ALOHA KAIKUA’ANA  (Homestead Productions HPCD 1006) – Mainly instrumentals for one and two guitars – 2002   

- To order, contact Homestead Productions, PO Box 577, Kapaau, HI 96755, 808-889-5535 (phone or fax); for more information, go to the website www.kohala.net/keawe/index.html    

27. Danny Carvalho

  • SLACK KEY JOURNEY-ON MY WAY (Lava Rock Music LRM-001) – Solo instrumentals – 2006 
  • SOMEWHERE (Lava Rock Music LRM-002) – solo instrumentals – 2008 

To order, go to the website http://dannycarvalho.com    

28. Lehua Kaapana Nash: 

  • KI  HO`ALU  [ KAHUKO OVER THE “I” AND “O”] —KAAPANA STYLE (Jus’ Press Records 5003) - Instrumentals with Slack Key guitar and ensemble – 1996      

29. Makana: 

  • KI HO’ALU [ KAHUKO OVER THE “I” AND “O”]  -JOURNEY OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY (label & #) – Mainly solo instrumentals, and vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar – 2003  
  • KOI AU  (label & #)  – Solo instrumentals and vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar, and sometimes with ensemble – 2002  
  • DIFFERENT GAME (Makana Music MM06-01) – solo instrumentals and vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar, and sometimes with ensemble - 2008 
  • MAKANA  

For more information Makana’s website is www.makanalive.com ,and www.myspace.com/makanaworld 

30. Sonny Lim

  •    SLACK KEY GUITAR – THE ARTISTRY OF SONNY LIM (Palm Records PALM4023) – Solo instrumentals - 2005

For more information, see www.palmrecords.com  

31. Hal Kinnaman: 

  • SLACK KEY REVERE (HLK-1942) – 6 solo instrumentals and 10 instrumentals with ensemble - 1996   

To order, contact Slack Key Productions, PO Box 635, Kalaheo, HI 96741.   

32. Paul Togioka: 

  • KI HO’ALU INN (Rhythm And Roots Records RR-0306) – solo instrumentals and instrumentals with ensemble - 2004 
  • HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE SLACK KEY GUITARS (Rhythm And Roots Records RR-0309) – solo instrumentals and instrumentals with ensemble - 2006 

To order, contact Rhythm & Roots Records, P.O Box 704, Kaneohe, Hawai’i, 96744, 808-239-4334, or 808-479-1573, or 808-226-2697; e mail to rhythmandrootsrecords@yahoo.com  

33. Patrick Landeza: 

  • PU`UNAUE “TO SHARE” (Pu`unaue Productions 1201) - Instrumentals and vocals with Slack Key guitar and ensemble - 1998   

- To order, contact Pu`unaue Productions, 240 Athol Ave. Ste. 101, Oakland, CA 94606, 877-205-6134 x 4412; email to mrlandeza@mytalk.com - for more information, his website is www.patricklandeza.com      

34. Marcus Wong Yuen

  • MAUKA-MAKAI (Jus’ Press Productions JRP-002 – out-of-print) – Instrumentals and vocals with Slack Key guitar and ensemble -1996 

35. Al Ka’ai

  • AL KA’AI AND FRIENDS–SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW (Kahanu Records 1015 – out-of-print) - Instrumentals and vocals with Slack Key guitar and ensemble – 1986 * 

36. Ron Loo: 

  • KAHALU`U SLACK (Pila Nahenahe Productions 1004) – Instrumentals with ensemble - 1996 

- To order, write Pila Nahenahe Productions, PO Box 5126, Kaneohe, HI 96744, or go to www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Arena/7009 

37. Steve Sano: 

  • SONGS FROM THE TARO PATCH (Daniel Ho Creations DHC ##) - 2007 
  • PU’UKANI (Daniel Ho Creations DHC81299) – Solo instrumentals – 2000  
  •  TARO PATCH CHRISTMAS (Daniel Ho Creations 80228) – Duets with Ozzie Kotani – 2001 - Order from  www.danielho.com 
  •  OMOIDE-REMEMBRANCE (Daniel Ho Creations DHC80910) - Duets with Ozzie Kotani, with Slack Key versions of 10 Japanese songs and 3 Okinawan songs – 2003 - Order from  www.danielho.com 

-  Also see Ozzie Kotani, section 16. 

38. Mike Mika`ele McClellan: 

  • SLACK-KEY VAGABOND (AIM Recording Company 7-29012-5) - Instrumentals from Hawai’i and other countries with Slack Key guitar and ensemble - 2001
  • BACKYARD SLACK KEY AND AUTOHARP (Top Soil Records 8128) - Instrumentals with Slack Key guitar, autoharp, and ensemble -1988 * 
  • SOME NEW THINGS (Topsoil Records TSC-9083) - Instrumentals with Slack Key guitar and ensemble - 1998 *  
  • THE LIFE OF THE LAND (Topsoil Records 7064) - Instrumentals and vocals with Slack Key guitar and ensemble – this album has half Hawaiian songs and half Mainland American folk songs – 1974 * 

To order, contact Mike Mika`ele McClellan, Bartlett & Company, 22283 Cass Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818-999-3129. Also see his website at www.givemesomeslack.com/slackkey.html    

39. Jim Kimo West: 

  • SLACKERS IN PARADISE – SLACK AND STEEL GUITAR DUETS [with Ken Emerson on acoustic steel guitar]  (Westernmost Records WMY 3009-2) – 2016 instrumentals of  songs from the Hawaiian, blues. Jazz, and ragtime tradition - 2016 
  • GUITAR STORIES – SLACK KEY & BEYOND (Westernmost Records WMR-3008-2) – 7 solo instrumentals, and 5 instrumentals with 2 guitars or ‘ukelele 
  • KI HO’ALU CHRISTMASTIME (Westernmost Records) – 2 solo instrumentals, and 7 instrumentals with ensemble 
  • NALANI O MAUI (MAUI SKIES) (Westernmost Records WMR-3004-2) – 11 solo instrumentals, and 4 instrumentals with ensemble 
  • KIMO STYLE (Westernmost Records WMR-30004-2) – 9 solo instrumentals, and 4 instrumentals with ensemble 
  • COCONUT HAT (Westernmost Records WMR-30001) – 6 solo instrumentals, and 7 instrumentals for two guitars – 1999   
  • SLACK KEY WEST (Westernmost Records WMR-30001-2) – 9 solo instrumentals, and 5 instrumentals for two guitars or accompaniment - 2005 

-    To order, see Jim’s website at www.jimkimowest.com  

40. Chris Yeaton: 

  • KIKAHA MALIE (Woodsongs Acoustic Group WAG-0001) – Solo instrumentals – 2003      

41. Nolan Ha`o: 

  • KANAKA KI HO’ALU  [KAHUKOS OVER THE “I” AND “O” ]  (Waiaka Records WR003 - originally issued with the title KI HO’ALU  -ON THE BACK PORCH on Kahanu Records 1017, and the reissue has two extra songs) - Instrumentals with Slack Key guitar and ensemble - 1986  
  • SLACK KEY TRADITION (Liko Records 2001 – out-of-print) – Has 4 solo instrumentals by Nolan Ha’o, and tracks by three other artists – 1995 - Also see Various Artists, section 46, #8.  [# subject to change] 

42. Jeff Peterson   

  • MAUI ON MY MIND (Palm Records PP004) – Solo instrumentals - 2009 
  • PURE SLACK KEY (Palm Records PP002) - Solo instrumentals – 2007 
  • SLACK KEY GUITAR :THE ARTISTRY OF JEFF PETERSON (Palm Records PALM4025) – solo instrumentals – 2006  
  • KAHEALANI (Hula Records - CDHRI-1023) - Solo instrumentals – 2003 
  • BAMBOO SLACK KEY (Hula Records - CDHRI-1014) – Duets with Jeff on Slack Key guitar and Riley Lee on shakuhachi (Japanese flute) – 2002   

           www.jeffpetersonguitar.com

43. Yuki Alani Yamauchi: 

  • MAIKAI NO BLUES (Respect Records 30, Japan import) - Slack Key guitar and ensemble, featuring Ray Kane on vocals - 1999 
  • HAWAI’I PONO’I (Jasrac Records RICE 703, Malaysia import) - Instrumentals with Slack Key guitar and ensemble - 1999  

- Yuki Yamauchi has several other fine recordings on Respect Records in Japan 

44. Doug & Sandy McMaster: 

  • N A LAND CALLED HANALEI (Aloha Plenty AP 2001) – Instrumentals 

 - They also have other fine recordings. For more information, their website is  www.alohaplentyhawaii.com  

Compilations with Various Artists: 

1. THE HISTORY OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR—VINTAGE HAWAIIAN TREASURES, VOL. 7 (Hana Ola Records 24000) – Has 20 historical tracks from the 1940s and the early 1950s by 9 Slack Key guitarists, including Tommy Blaisdell, George Keoki Davis, Mike Hoomanawanui, George & Tina Kaapana, Henry Kahalekahi, Abraham Konanui, William Namahoe, Gabby Pahinui, and Tommy Solomon.  

2. THE WAIMEA MUSIC FESTIVAL (Panini Records 1006) - Live performances by the late Fred Punahoa (his only two issued recordings), as well as The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band, Sonny Chillingworth, Peter Moon with The Sunday Manoa, Na Leo O Nu`uanu (Slack Key guitarist/ composer Dennis Kamakahi’s first band), and others - 1974 

3. MELVEEN WITH THE BEST OF SLACK KEY (Lehua Records 7046) - Vocals by Melveen Leed, with backup Slack Key guitar by Gabby Pahinui on three songs: Pua Alani, Ka Manu, and Ka ‘I’iwi Polena; Atta Isaacs on three songs: Pauoa Liko Ka Lehua, Nanea Kou Maka, and Paliakamoa; Sonny Chillingworth on three songs: None Hula, Wai O Ke Ani Ani, and Makee ‘Ailana; and Led Kaapana on three songs: Pu’u O Hulu, Kamalani O Keaukaha, and Na Pua Ka ‘Ilima  - 1980 

4. HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR MASTERS INSTRUMENTAL COLLECTION (Dancing Cat 38032) - Solo instrumental tracks by Keola Beamer, Sonny Chillingworth, Ray Kane, Led Kaapana, Moses Kahumoku, Ozzie Kotani, Cyril Pahinui, George Kuo, and Leonard Kwan, plus a duet of Barney Isaacs on acoustic steel guitar with George Kuo on Slack Key - 1995 

5. HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR MASTERS COLLECTION, VOL. 2 (Dancing Cat 38046) - Vocal and instrumental tracks, performed by Ray Kane, Dennis Kamakahi, Sonny Chillingworth, Keola Beamer, Bob Brozman, Led Kaapana, George Kahumoku, Jr., George Kuo, Bla Pahinui, Leonard Kwan, Ozzie Kotani, Cyril Pahinui, David Kamakahi, Martin Pahinui, and Kekuhi Kanahele - 1999 

6. KI HO`ALU CHRISTMAS (Dancing Cat 38037) – Mainly solo instrumentals as well as vocals of traditional, Hawaiian, and original winter songs performed by Keola Beamer, Cindy Combs, Led Kaapana, George Kahumoku, Jr. , Moses Kahumoku, Dennis Kamakahi, Joanie Komatsu, Ozzie Kotani, Barney Isaacs & George Kuo, Bla Pahinui, and Cyril Pahinui - 1996 

7. SLACK KEY CHRISTMAS, VOL. 2 (Dancing Cat 38044) – Mainly solo instrumentals as well as vocals accompanied by Slack Key guitar, of Standard and Hawaiian Christmas songs, featuring George Kuo, Leonard Kwan, Joanie & Ruth Komatsu, Ozzie Kotani, Moses Kahumoku, Bla Pahinui, George Kahumoku, Jr., Cindy Combs, Led Kaapana, Dennis Kamakahi, Keola Beamer, Bob Brozman, and Cyril Pahinui – 2000 

8. SLACK KEY TRADITION – HAWAIIAN FOLK COLLECTION (Hana Ola Records HOCD 83000 [formally on Liko Records 2001]) – With 4 songs each by Gary Haleamau, Nolan Ha`o, Robert Keli`iho`omalu, Jr., and 5 songs by Elmer Kohala Lim – Instrumental guitar solos – 1995 

9. SLACK KEY GUITAR (Palm Tree Records PALM 1998) – With Charles Michael Brotman, Ken Emerson, John Keawe, Bryan Kessler, Sonny Lim, Randy Lorenzo, and Kevin Teves – Instrumental guitar solos - 1998  

10. SLACK KEY GUITAR–VOLUME 2 (Palm Tree Records PALM 4017) - With Charles Michael Brotman, John Cruz, Ken Emerson, Keoki Kahumoku, John Keawe, Bryan Kessler, Sonny Lim, Randy Lorenzo, Jeff Peterson, and Charlie Recaido – Instrumental guitar solos – 2003   [indent last 3 lines] 

11. NATURE SLACK KEY—SOUNDS OF HAWAI’I (Orange Tree Productions) - With Cindy Combs, Grant Geissman, George Kahumoku, Jr., and Dennis Pavao - Instrumental guitar solos accompanied by nature sounds – 1997 - For more information, see  www.orangetreeproductions.com  

12.  THE SOUNDS OF HAWAI’I-HANA HOU (Orange Tree Productions) - Ozzie Kotani is featured on 3 songs: Ua Noho Au A Kupa, Pua Lilia, and Sanoe; along with tracks by other artists - 2005 - For more information, see  www.orangetreeproductions.com    

13. MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR- VOLUME 1 – LIVE FROM MAUI (Daniel Ho Creations DHC80007) – Live performances from the Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert Series at the Napali Kai Beach Resort inWest Maui - www.slackkey.com – live tracks by Cyril Pahinui, Ledward Kaapana, Ozzie Kotani, George Kahumoku, Jr., Keoki Kahumoku, and others.  

14. MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR- VOLUME 2 – LIVE FROM MAUI (Daniel Ho Creations DHC80074) –  Live performances from the Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert Series at the Napali Kai Beach Resort inWest Maui - www.slackkey.com – live tracks by Dennis Kamakahi. George Kahumoku, Jr., Sonny Lim, Kawika Kahiapo, Owana Salazar, Jeff Peterson, Keoki Kahumoku, steel guitar by Bobby Ingano, and others. 

15.  LEGENDS OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR-LIVE FROM MAUI (Daniel Ho Creations DHC 80008) – the second recording featuring live performances from the Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert Series at the Napali Kai Beach Resort inWest Maui - www.slackkey.com – live tracks by Cyril Pahinui, Ledward Kaapana, Martin Pahinui, Dennis Kamakahi, Ozzie Kotani, George Kahumoku, Jr., Keoki Kahumoku, and others.     

16. TREASURES OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR (Daniel Ho Creations DHS 80052) - the third recording featuring live performances from the Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert Series in West Maui - www.slackkey.com – live tracks by Cyril Pahinui, Ledward Kaapana, Martin Pahinui, Dennis Kamakahi, George Kahumoku, Jr., Keoki Kahumoku, Owana Salazar, and others. 

17. THE SPIRIT OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR-LIVE FROM MAUI (Daniel Ho Creations DHC 80062) - the fourth recording featuring live performances from the Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert Series at the Napali Kai Beach Resort in West Maui - www.slackkey.com – live tracks by George Kahumoku, Jr., Keoki Kahumoku, Dennis Kamakahi, Sonny Lim, Owana Salazar, steel guitar master Bobby Ingano, and others. 

18. SLACK KEY KINGS (Rhythm & Roots Records RR-0310) – Features tracks by Ledward Kaapana, Dennis & David Kamakahi, Makana, David Kahiapo, Dwight Kanae, Florent Atem, Paul Togioka, Michael Kaawa, Glen Smith, Kevin & Ikaika Brown, Albert Kaai, Milton Lau, Bobby Moderow, Jack Johnson, and Danny Carvalho - 2006   

19. SLACK KEY KINGS: MASTER SERIES VOL.2 (Rhythm & Roots Records RR-0310) – Features tracks by Ledward Kaapana, Makana, Bobby Moderow, Paul Togioka, Stephen Inglis, Kevin & Ikaika Brown, Florent Atem, Donald Kaulia, David “Kawike” Kahiapo, LT Smooth, Dwight Kanae, Kaele, Kamuela Kimokeo, Pali Kaaihue, Nathan Aweau, and Milton Lau - 2008    

20. `AUHEA `OE E SANOE—FIELD RECORDINGS OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR (Top Soil Records 7046) - Featuring Haunani Apoliona, Charles Chu, Stephen Kauhane, and Daniel Nicholas – Instrumentals and vocals with Slack Key guitar and ensemble – (and includes Mike’s great tuning chart) - 1976 * 

-To order, contact Mika`ele Mike McClellan, Bartlett & Company, 22283 Cass Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818-999-3129   

21. SLACK KEY GIANTS (Pumehana Records 4916 – out-of-print) - Anthology recording of instrumentals with ensembles including Slack Key guitarists Led Kaapana, Sonny Chillingworth, Frank Palani (with the Ho`opi`i Brothers), Elmer Kohala Lim (with The Lim Family), and Kuulei Ahuna & Abe Keala (with Da Blahlas) – 1980 *

22. AMY HANAIALI’I AND SLACK KEY MASTERS OF HAWAI’I – (Peterson Productions - PP016) – Vocals by Amy Hanaiali’i, accompanied on Slack Key guitar by Cyril Pahinui, Dennis Kamakahi, Jeff Peterson, Sonny Lim, and Chino Montero – 2010     

Videos, DVDs & Documentaries

  1. KEOLA BEAMER-LOOSEN THE KEY – Great documentary on Keola Beamer and Slack Key Guitar, with live performances and interviews – 2003
    To order, go to www.kbeamer.com  
  2. LEDWARD KAAPANA & BOB BROZMAN IN CONCERT (Vestapol 13074) - 1998
    To order, contact Vestapol Videos at 973-729-5544 (phone), 973-726-0568 (fax) or www.vestapol.com  

  3. GABBY PAHINUI, FAMILY & FRIENDS/THE PAHINUI BROTHERS (Private Music/ Panini 5103-3) - Video documentary from 1980 on Gabby Pahinui; and the Pahinui Brothers (Cyril, Bla, & Martin Pahinui) from 1992 - Available from Panini Records, or at www.mele.com

  4. DENNIS KAMAKAHI: THE LEGEND OF GREY WOLF – documentary on Dennis as a DVD/ CD SET – available from George Kahumoku’s site at www.kahumoku.com  

  5. Eleven documentaries by Eddie & Myrna Kamae: (the films LI`A—THE LEGACY OF A HAWAIIAN MAN, and LISTEN TO THE FOREST have been issued on VHS in the past; all the films will be available on DVD in the future). To order,see www.hawaiianlegacy.com, or contact Hawaii Sons, P.O. Box 8230, Honolulu HI 96830. 

    1. THE HAWAIIAN WAY - Documentary about the Slack Key guitar tradition and its relationship to the Hawaiian spirit, featuring Slack Key guitarists Gabby Pahinui, Led Kaapana, Led Kaapana’s late uncle Fred Punahoa, George Kuo, Ray Kane, Moses Kahumoku, George Kahumoku, Jr., Manu Kahaialii, Malaki Kanahele, Auntie Alice Namakelua, Roland “Lale” Kalihiki, Mel Murata, Anna Goodhue, Cindy Smith, and Eddie Kamae & The Sons of Hawai’i, and others. 

    2. SONS OF HAWAI’I – About the great traditional based Hawaiian music group The Sons of Hawai’i, who launched the Hawaiian Cultural Renaissance of the late 1960s and the early 1970s. The band initially included Slack Key guitarist Gabby Pahinui, ‘ukulele master Eddie Kamae, the late bassist Joe Marshall, and the very influential late steel guitarist David “Feet” Rogers. Other great musicians were also members over the years, including composer/ Slack Key guitarist Dennis Kamakahi, Slack Key guitarists Atta Isaacs, Sonny Chillingworth, George Kuo, and Pekelo Cosma, the late vocalist/ ‘ukulele player Moe Keale, guitarist/vocalist Bruddah Smitty, bassist/vocalist Ocean Kaowili, and steel guitarist Paul Kim. – available now on DVD     

    3. LISTEN TO THE FOREST - About the Hawaiian rainforests and Hawaiian ecological wisdom. The soundtrack features Slack Key guitar by George Kuo and Led Kaapana, and there is an especially beautiful version of the song Ipu Lei Manu during the end credits, played by the Sons of Hawai’i, with Dennis Kamakahi on vocals and Slack Key guitar, and George Kuo on Slack Key guitar. 

    4. LI`A—THE LEGACY OF A HAWAIIAN MAN - About the revered late composer and musician Sam Li`a Kalainaina (1881-1975), and his home in the Waipio Valley on the Big Island of Hawai’i. The soundtrack features Slack Key guitar by George Kuo. 

    5. LUTHER KAHEKIKI MAKEKAU: A ONE KINE HAWAIIAN MAN – About the untamed spirit of the legendary and colorful Hawaiian man from Pahoa, on the Big Island, with a song composed about him by Dennis Kamakahi.  

    6. HAWAIIAN VOICES–BRIDGING PAST TO PRESENT – About the role of  three kupuna (elders) in preserving Hawaiian culture through the deep tradition of Hawaiian storytelling: Ruth Makaila Kaholoa‘a, of the Big Island ; Lilia Wahinemaika‘i Hale, of O‘ahu and Molokai; and Reverend David “Kawika” Ka‘alakea, of Maui.

    7. WORDS, EARTH & ALOHA – About early Hawaiian composers, who spoke and composed songs in the Hawaiian language as their first language, with special emphasis on the kauna (hidden meanings) in songs, and the inspiration from nature.  – available now on DVD

    8. KEEPERS OF THE FLAME – A tribute to three Hawaiian women whose lives spanned the 19th and 20th centuries: Hawaiian historian and author Mary Kawena Pukui; dancer and chanter Iolani Luahine; and kumu hula and teacher Edith Kanakaole. This film is about their commitment to Hawaiian culture and values and the ways their influence is still felt today. 

    9. LAHINA-WAVES OF CHANGE- About the history of of the town and region in West Maui, and Eddie Kamae’s family history there, including his discovery that his grandmother, Kauhai Likua Opuniu, had composed the classic Hawaiian song Kananaka. – available now on DVD

    10. FEEDING THE SOUL – Part I & Part II - Hawaiian healer, Henry Auwae told Eddie Kamae, “my purpose is to take care of the souls of my people”. From this conversation came the idea for this documentary, in which Eddie shares the experiences of people whose lives and generosity inspire us all.

    11. MY TEACHERS & ME  - About three of Eddie Kamae's beloved teachers: Hawaiian poet and philosopher Pilahi Paki, Hawaiian composer and musician Sam Li`a Kalainaina. and Hawaiian historian and author Mary Kawena Pukui.        

  6. KI HO`ALU —THAT’S SLACK KEY GUITAR - Documentary by Susan Friedman featuring performances by Ray Kane, Sonny Chillingworth, Leonard Kwan, Led Kaapana, George Kuo, George Kahumoku, Jr., Haunani Apoliona, and others. Available at www.mele.com or whatisup@earthlink.net  

  7. PANIOLO O HAWAI’I—COWBOYS OF THE FAR WEST - Documentary by Edgy Lee - the film and the soundtrack includes a live performance of the song Whee Ha Swing by Led Kaapana.  Available at Borders Books & Music Stores; or contact Filmworks, Ltd., at 808-537-6813 (phone), 808-537-9272 (fax); for more information, contact ponnyyup@aol.com  

  8. TROUBLED PARADISE - Documentary by Stephen Okazaki with performances by several Hawaiian artists, including Slack Key guitarists George Kahumoku, Jr. and Dean Kaahanui. Audio soundtrack available on Flying Fish Records www.rounder.com

  9. HAWAIIAN RAINBOW - Documentary by Robert Mugge has performances by several Hawaiian artists, including Slack Key guitarist Ray Kane. Audio soundtrack available on Rounder Records  www.rounder.com  

  10. ACT OF WAR-THE OVERTHROW OF THE HAWAIIAN NATION – A historical video by Puhipau and Joan Lander about the overthrow of Queen Lili`uokalani, Hawai’i’s last monarch, and Hawai’i’s most beloved composer. Soundtrack contains Slack Key guitar by Peter Moon, including a great solo minor-key version of the song Kaulana Na Pua and a beautiful Queen’s Jubilee.  
    To order, or for more educational videos on Hawaiian culture, contact Na [kahuko over the “a” ]  Maka O Ka `Aina, [kahuko over the “a”  PO Box 29, Na`alehu, HI 96772-0029, 808-929-9659 (phone), 808-929-9679 (fax), e mail at:  namaka@interpac.net  for more information, go to www.namaka.com 

  11. ONIPA`A – A film about the overthrow of Queen Lili’uokalani in 1893, with some of the soundtrack by George Kahumoku, Jr. on Slack Key guitar.    

  12. BLA PAHINUI–WINDWARD HEART – Live concert film of the most of the songs on Bla Pahinui’s live album WINDWARD HEART - produced by Cindy Lahilahi Verschuur and Mike Powell – (not commercially available at this time). 

  13. KI HO’ALU MASTERS – film about seven Slack Key guitarists, including Keola Beamer, Sonny Chillingworth, Led Kaapana, Ray Kane, Ozzie Kotani, Leonard Kwan, and Cyril Pahinui – produced by Cindy Lahilahi Verschuur and Mike Powell – (not commercially available at this time).  

Instructional Videos & DVDs

  1. Ozzie Kotani:  
  • GUITAR PLAYING HAWAIIAN STYLE WITH OZZIE KOTANI, KI HO’ALU VOLUME 1 (Creative View Productions OK701) – Beginning Level - with split screen for viewing the fretboard and the fingers, and with on screen tablature notation.  
  • GUITAR PLAYING HAWAIIAN STYLE WITH OZZIE KOTANI, KI HO’ALU VOLUME 2 (Creative View Productions) – intermediate level - with split screen for viewing the fretboard and the fingers, and with printable tablature. 
  • DVD -  GUITAR PLAYING HAWAIIAN STYLE, VOL 2  - Ozzie Kotani presents the long awaited intermediate instructional material on ki ho`alu (Slack Key). In his renowned teaching style, Ozzie encourages the student, sharing vital hints, suggestions and a wealth of knowledge and material.  Building upon the first DVD, Guitar Playing Hawaiian Style Vol. I, Ozzie reveals the art of playing smooth Hawaiian slack key guitar. This Special Edition DVD includes over 2.5 hours of lessons, combining two volumes of intermediate instruction into one.  Build your repertoire, learning with printable tablature of these pieces: Holomua, Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai, Waikahe, Makee `Ailana, Music for Dreaming, Hi`ilawe, and Slack Key Medley.  Bonus tracks:  Presentation of Sanoe and Kimo Hula. 

Available from www.slack-key.net

2. Keola Beamer

  • THE ART OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR (Homespun Tapes KEO-GT01) - Includes tablature.  

Available from www.keolabeamer.com  - or from Homespun Tapes, PO Box 694, Woodstock, NY 12498, 800-33-TAPES (phone), 914-246-5282 (fax); for more information, go to www.homespuntapes.com   

3. Led Kaapana: 

  •  THE HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR OF LEDWARD KAAPANA (Homespun LED-GTO1) - Taught by Led Kaapana and hosted by Bob Brozman.  

Available from Homespun Tapes, PO Box 694, Woodstock, NY 12498, 800-33-TAPES (phone), 914-246-5282 (fax) ; for more information, go to www.homespuntapes.comm   

4. Ray Kane: 

  •  THE SLACK KEY SECRETS OF RAY KANE (Lone Tree Productions)  
    Order from Lone Tree Productions, 98-1277 Kaahumanu St, Ste. PP303, Aiea, HI 96701.  
  •  SLACK KEY GUITAR (KI HO`ALU) INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO - To order contact the  Kane Family, 89-103 Haleakala Ave., Wai`anae, HI 96792. 

5. George Kahumoku, Jr.:  

  • TARO PATCH TUNING IN G & F – DVD lesson – (D-G-D-G-B-D – from the lowest pitched string to the highest) split screen shows both right and left hand techniques, exercises and songs including standards and Kahumoku originals 
  • D WAHINE TUNING– DVD lesson – Lessons in the D Wahine Tuning (D-A-D-F#-A-C# - from the lowest pitched string to the highest  [have the tuning letters all on one line]  ); split screen shows both right and left hand techniques; exercises and songs are presented.    
  • PLAY ALONG WATCH AND LEARN – DVD lesson – good for advanced  students who may need help with phrasing and timing.  Originally filmed as a “studio concert” and includes Aloha Oe, Moani Ke’ala, Lokomaika’i (Amazing Grace), and others. 

To order, go to www.thegtw.com – or call 800-495-8444.  

6. Keoki Kahumoku:  

  • INTRODUCTION TO HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR – DVD lesson – Split screen shows both right and left hand techniques; a very complete introduction to all the basics for the G Major “Taro Patch” Tuning (D-G-D-G-B-D – from the lowest pitched string to the highest). 

To order, go to www.thegtw.com - or call 800-495-8444.  

7. Patrick Landeza: 

  • SLACK KEY MADE EASY - DVD lesson and CD-ROM tab lesson 

  To order, go to www.thegtw.com - or call 800-495-8444 - or go to www.patricklandexa.com 

Instructional Books

[whether the book is beginning, intermediate, or advanced will be indicated in brackets after the book title and publisher]
  1. Ozzie Kotani: GUITAR PLAYING HAWAIIAN STYLE (Mel Bay Publications) [beginning] - In tablature notation, with accompanying CD. Two more books are planned: Intermediate and Advanced - To order call 800-8-MELBAY; or from www.melbay.com  
  2. Keola Beamer:  
    • KEOLA BEAMER TEACHES HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR (Homespun Tapes 00695338, distributed by Hal Leonard) [intermediate and advanced] – Has standard notation and tablature, with accompanying CD - Available from  www.keolabeamer.com , or from Hal Leonard, PO Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213, or from www.halleonard.com   
    • LEARN TO PLAY HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR (Mel Bay Publications 96695) [intermediate and advanced] - 160 page book in standard notation and tablature with CD - Available from  www.keolabeamer.com – or from Mel Bay Publications - call 800-8-MELBAY; or from www.melbay.com    
    • HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR (Oak Publications - out-of-print) [beginning & intermediate] - An extended version of the book FIRST METHOD FOR HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR – in tablature, with accompanying flexi disc recording.  
  3. Leonard Kwan:  SLACK KEY INSTRUCTION BOOK (Tradewinds Publications) [advanced] – In both standard notation and tablature, written with Dennis Ladd. - Available from Elderly Books, PO Box 14210, Lansing, MI 48901, 517-372-7890 or toll free 888-473-5810 (phone), 517-372-5155 (fax) - (from Catalog #92B-2), or from www.elderly.com 
  4. Various Artists:  MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR (Accent on Music) [intermediate and advanced] – By Mark Hanson - Includes transcriptions of songs by Ray Kane, Sonny Chillingworth, Leonard Kwan, Cyril Pahinui, Led Kaapana, and more - in standard notation and tablature, and includes CD - To order call 800-313-4406 - or from www.AccentOnMusic.com   
  5. Mika`ele Mike McClellan:  AN ADVANCED WORKBOOK FOR THE HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR [advanced] – In tablature - To order contact Mika`ele Mike McClellan, Bartlett & Company, 22283 Cass Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818-999-3129.  http://www.givemesomeslack.com/index.html  
  6. Ronald J. K. Loo: HE KALANA  [kahukos over the 1st “A”]  , KaKAU  [kahukos over the 1st “A”]  Ki HO`ALU  [kahukos over the “i” and “o”]  , HELU `EKAHI (A SLACK KEY NOTEBOOK, NO. 1) [beginning], also NO. 2 [intermediate], and NO. 3 [intermediate to advanced] In tablature, and includes cassettes - To order contact Pila Nahenahe, 2325-A Liliha Street, Honolulu, HI 96817, 808-239-4281 (phone); or from www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Arena/7009   
  7. Hal Kinnaman: EARLY HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY MELODIES FOR GUITAR [intermediate and advanced] – In tablature with cassette  - To order, contact Slack Key Productions, PO Box 635, Kalaheo, HI 96741.
  8. Yuki Yamauchi:  SLACK KEY TUNINGS FOR GUITAR (Japanese language publication) [intermediate]  - To order contact Yuki Yamauchi at 40-11 Shimizucho, Itabashi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan 174. 
  9. Ray Kane:
    • Punahele - Individual transcription of this song by John Stropes (including tablature and standard notation)  [advanced] - To order contact Stropes Editions, Ltd., 1132 Lake Avenue, Racine, WI 53403-1925, 414-636-9910 (phone), 414-636-9911 (fax); or from www.stropes.com
    • Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar – by Reri Tava Jobe (out-of-print) [intermediate and advanced] – In tablature. 

Books and Articles

  1. Keith Haugen’s article “The Guitar in Hawaii,” from GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE, April 1976, Volume 10, #4, pp. 11–17; and also especially his list of recommended recordings.
  2. Mika`ele Mike McClellan’ article and tuning chart and classification of tunings, in the article “Teach–In: Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar,” from SING OUT! MAGAZINE, 1977, Volume 25, #6, pp. 1–4 (some of this information, including the great tuning chart was also included on his compilation album `AUHEA `OE E SANOE – FIELD RECORDINGS OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR [Top Soil Records TSR–7046] – see RECOMMENDED RECORDINGS AND OTHER INFORMATION –SECTION II, under SOME RECOMMENDED RECORDINGS, section 46, #12)   [# subject to change]  
  3. HAWAIIAN MUSIC AND MUSICIANS – the great encyclopedia edited by the late Dr. George Kanehele, with many contributions by Keith Haugen, Dirk Vogel, and many others; has a great article on Slack Key Guitar by Betty Tatar (see “Slack Key Guitar”) – out-of-print; can find it used occasionally 
  4. HAWAIIAN SON – by James D. Houston and Eddie Kamae – the life and music of Eddie Kamae, including stories about Slack Key guitarists Gabby Pahinui and Dennis Kamakahi, both members of Eddie’s band, The Sons of Hawai’i. 
  5. NA MELE O HAWAII NEI, 101 HAWAIIAN SONGS – by Noelani Mahoe and Samuel H. Elbert lyrics for 101 classic Hawaiian songs, with words in Hawaiian and English (no music), and information on the songs and the composers.
  6. THE QUEEN’S SONGBOOK (the big book with the green cover) – book of transcriptions of music and lyrics of 55 compositions by Queen Liliuokalani, plus 5 songs closely associated with her, with information about her, the songs and more.
  7. For other books on Hawaiian history and other Hawaiian subjects, see this site: Tropic Isle www.tropicislemusic.com     

Slack Key Guitar Lessons

In Hawai’i:

  1. Ozzie Kotani: Private lessons on Ohau. Phone 808-536-8734 or 808-223-7747.  E mail ozziek@hawaiiantel.net  Ozzie can also provide further information and referrals for Slack Key guitar lessons.
  2. Cyril Pahinui: in 2008 Cyril is teaching two courses: Slack Key guitar, and Hawaiian music appreciation - at the University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS). http://www.uhh.hawaii.edu/   (and search for “Pahinui”)
  3. George Kahumoku, Jr.: Hosts his Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Workshop, on the Island of Maui. Many other fine instructors are also at this workshop, and it is coordinated to end with Milton Lau’s Maui Slack Key Guitar Festival. George holds other workshops during the year and also offers private lessons.  For more information, email George at george@kahumoku.com - his website is www.kahumoku.com 
  4. Walter Carvalho: Offers private lessons on the Island of O’ahu when his schedule permits: 808-254-4643.
  5. Keola Beamer, with Mark Nelson At the Aloha Music Camp, they teach a week long immersion into the music and culture of Hawai’i. Other fine instructors are also at the camp. Contact them at Aloha Music Camp, 843 Waine’e Street, F5 Suite 685, Lahaina, Hawai’i, 96761.  www.AlohaMusicCamp.com 
  6. Ray Sowders : Teaches lessons in Honululu, and makes referrals as well. Contact him at raysowders@hawaii.rr.com
  7. Kaipo Manoa: Teaches at the Hawaiian Studies Program at Brigham Young University on the Island of O’ahu.
  8. Hal Kinnaman: Offers private lessons on the Island of Kaua’i when his schedule permits. Contact him at Slack Key Productions, PO Box 635, Kalaheo, HI 96741, 808-335-0322.
  9. Ronald J. K. Loo: Offers private lessons on the Island of Kaua’i when his schedule permits: 808-239-4281.
  10. Farrington High School Adult Education: On the Island of O`ahu, offers Slack Key guitar classes: 808-832-3596.
  11. University of Hawai`i at Manoa: College of Continuing Education, on the Island of O`ahu: 808-956-8400.      
  12. Windward Community College: On the Island of O`ahu, offers Slack Key guitar classes: 808-235-7400. 

On the Mainland: 

  1. Patrick Landeza: San Francisco Bay Area teacher and performer, offers private lessons for individuals and groups. Patrick also offers periodic workshops with a variety of instructors in variations locations around the West Coast (including Palo A lot, California, San Diego California, and Seattle, Washington) Contact him at 1680 Gardner Blvd, San Leandro, CA, 94577, 510-452-4266; or email Patrick at puunaue@yahoocom - his website is www.patricklandeza.com   
  2. Mark Nelson:  He gives regularly scheduled workshops in San Diego, California, and Seattle, Washington, at the Lark of the Morning Camp, and at Slack Key festivals. www.Mark-o.com 
  3. Steve Sano: Teaches a seminar at the Stanford University Department of Music titled “Ki Ho`alu:   [kahuko over “i” and “o” ]  The New Renaissance of a Hawaiian Musical Tradition” that is part lecture/discussion and part practicum. Contact him at 650-723-3811. 
  4. Mika`ele Mike McClellan: Offers workshops and classes in Slack Key guitar in the Los Angeles, CA area. Contact him at Bartlett & Company, 22283 Cass Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818-999-3129.
  5. Bill Haumana Raissle: Offers workshops and classes in Slack Key guitar (especially in Ray Kane’s style) in the San Antonio, Texas area. Contact him at 30918 Blueberry Ridge Drive, Bulverde, TX 78163, 210-590-0508; or email him at braissle@usa.net  
  6. Wayne Kimo Knox: Offers workshops and closes in Slack Key guitar and ‘ukelele in the Rochester, New York area. Contact him at Gallery Kauai, Hawaiian Performing Arts Center,  585-385-8735 or 585-427-2290; or email him at eyewrite@aol.com. His website is www.gallerykauai.com  
  7. Guitar camps: Also, several Mainland guitar camps regularly feature Slack Key instruction with Patrick Landeza, George Kahumoku, Jr., Mark Nelson, and other instructors, including: the Swannanoa Gathering’s Guitar Week in North Carolina  http://www.swangathering.org  and http://www.swangathering.org/Catalog/GT/sggtsched.html, Auihusta’s Guitar Week, The California Coast Guitar Camp, The Lark of the Morning Camp   http://www.larkcamp.com  - then go to “events” 

Seeing Slack Key Guitarists Live

  1. Slack Key concert tour information sources: 
    • see the www.mele.com site  – and go to “Concert Calender” at www.mele.com/resources/events.html
    • see the Artists’ websites – in the Internet Sites and newsletters section below
    • George Kahumoku’s concert series at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Kapalua, Mauiwww.slackkey.com  
    • Hawaiian Music Island’s website www.mele.com has worldwide Hawaiian music concert information. 
    • Dancing Cat Productions lists concert information for their artists at  www.dancingcat.com/dancingcat/slack-tour.shtml  
    • The quarterly Kapalakiko Calendar lists most mainland Hawaiian concerts (Also see NEWSLETTERS/INTERNET SITES section)
  2. Annual Slack Key Guitar Festivals: 

    • The annual Bankoh Ki Ho`alu Gabby Pahinui/Atta Isaacs/Sonny Chillingworth Slack Key Festival is held in Honolulu on the Island of O`ahu every August, on the third Sunday. An hour-long program from the Festival is usually broadcast on local television afterwards in September. Other annual Slack Key festivals take place in June on Maui, August in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island, and in November on Kaua’i For more information go to www.hawaiianslackkeyguitarfestivals.com  – or contact Ka-Hoku Productions: email to kahokuproductions@yahoo.com, or call 808-239-4336, or 808-226-2697, or 808-239-6053 (fax). 

    • On the Big Island of Hawai’i, the Hawaiian Music Festival is held on the third weekend of July, in Hilo at the Civic Auditorium, from noon until 6 PM. The Saturday features 'ukulele and steel guitar, and the Sunday features Slack Key guitar. For more information, contact the East Hawai’i Cultural Center at 808-935-9085.  

  3. On the Island of O`ahu:

    • Cyril Pahinui plays at the Kani Ka Pila Grille each Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. It is located poolside at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach, 2169 Kalia Road, in Waikiki - for more information call 808-923-2277, or go to www.outriggerreef.com

    • Martin Pahinui also plays Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with Kawika Kahiapo, at the Kani Ka Pila Grille at the Outrigger Reef On the Beach, in Waikiki at 2169 Kalia Road – for more information call 808-923-3111, or go to www.outriggerreef-onthebeach.com 

    • The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort Hotel features free live Hawaiian Music, especially with Slack Key guitarists George Kuo and Martin Pahinui, with bassist Aaron Mahi on Sunday nights. The Marriot is in Waikiki at 2552 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815 – for more information call 808-921-5151, or go to www.marriottwaikiki.com

    • George Kuo plays solo on Tuesdays from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Ch-Cha-Chsa Salsaria, in Hawaii Kai – 377 Keahole St. C-1A, Honolulu, 96825 – for more information call  808-395-7797 

    • Led Kaapana also sometimes plays at the Kona Brewing Co. in the Koko Marina Shopping Center, at 7192 Kalanniana’ole Hwy, on Sundays from 6 to 8 PM – for more information call 808-394-5662, or go to www.konabrewingco.com/ourpubs/kokomarinapub , or www.konabrewingco.com/uploads/KokoCalendar.pdf   

    • Led Kaapana also sometimes plays at the Mai Tai Bar on Saturday afternoon from 4:15 to 7:15 PM. Their address is 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. – it is in the Ala Moana Shopping Canter, on the top floor. For more information call 808-947-2900, or go to www.hangtenhawaii.com    

    • Led Kaapana also sometimes plays at the weekly “Pakele Live” show, which also broadcasts live from the Pekele Lounge at the Ala Moana Hotel in , Waikiki Tower, lobby level – in Waikiki at 410 Atkinson Drive. – for more information call 808-955-4811, or go to www.pakelelive.com  You also can see it online at:  http://www.pakelelive.com  and http://www.j-wave.co.jp or www.alohavideo.tv/index_live.htm  They also feature great island music with other local musicians.  For updated information on seeing Led Kaapana live, see his website  http://www.ledkaapana.com

    • Chai’s Island Bistro – in the Aloha Tower Marketplace in Honolulu – they feature great Hawaiian Music seven nights a week – for more information call 808-585-0011, or go to www.chaisislandbistro.com 

    • Duke’s Canoe Club Waikiki, at the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Suite 116 – for more information call 808-923-4204, or go  to www.dukeswaikiki.com

    • Pakele Live – online concerts with local musicians broadcast live at 6 PM to 8 PM in Honolulu every Thursday from the Pakele Lounge at the Ala Moana Hotel, Waikiki Tower, lobby level – in Waikiki at 410 Atkinson Drive – for more information call 808-955-4811, or go to www.pakelelive.com  You can also see it online at:  www.pakelelive.com  and  www.j-wave.co.jp or www.alohavideo.tv/index_live.htm  

  4. On the Island of Maui - Live Slack Key can be seen regularly at the following locations: [format 4a like “2a”] 

    • TheNapili Kai Beach Resort, Napili, Maui  - Since October 2003, George Kahumoku, Jr.'s Slack Key Show - Masters of Hawaiian Music has presented shows every Wednesday night. Primarily a platform for Slack Key guitar, they sometimes feature other traditional Hawaiian music forms (steel guitar, falsetto vocals, or ‘ukelele). The original location was the Ritz Carlton-Kapalua for two and a half years, but during the hotel’s renovation, she show moved to the Napili Kai where it has remained. The show has produced 5 live CD compilations featuring different samplings of the artists. Four of these won Grammies for Best Hawaiian Music.  Showtime is 7:30 PM at the Aloha Pavilion. The concerts are similar to the ones enjoyed by thousands every year in the Mainland tours. The show is hosted by George Kahumoku, Jr., Hawaii’s “Renaissance Man”, and each week there is a special guest artist. Three young musicians join in the second half of the show.  Frequent guest artists include Slack Key guitarists Led Kaapana, Jeff Peterson, Sonny Lim, and Kawika Kahiapo, steel guitarist Bobby Ingano, and falsetto vocal master Nathan Aweau.  there will be an opportunity to meet the artists after the performance - call toll free 888-669-3858 for reservations and information or go to www.SlackKeyShow.com 

  5. On the Island of Kaua`i:  

    • The Hanapepe Cafe in Hanapepe, a gourmet vegetarian restaurant, hosts live Slack Key regularly, especially Cindy Combs. For more information contact 808-335-5011. For more information on Cindy Combs, her website is www.brudda.com/~ccombs      

  6. On the Big Island of Hawai`i 
    • John Keawe plays regularly at the following locations: 
      • Kona Village Resort, in the Bora Bora Room on Mondays from 6 to 9:30 p.m. For more information call 808-325-5555. 
      • Lava Lounge in the Four Seasons Hualalai Resort. For more information call 808-325-8000, or go to www.fourseasons.com 
      • Bamboo Restaurant in Hawi twice a month (Friday or Saturday night). For more information call 808-889-5555.  
      • King’s Shops in Waikoloa every other Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information call 808-886-8811. For more information on John Keawe, his website is www.kohala.net/keawe/index.html  

 

Hawaiian Music on the Radio

  1. On the Island of O`ahu – in Honolulu:  

    • KCCN (1420 AM) (this station also reaches parts of Kaua`i and Maui) - Harry Soria, Jr.’s long- running program of historical recordings, TERRITORIAL AIRWAVES airs on Sundays at 5 PM.

    • KCCN FM (100 FM)   www.kccnfm100.com 

    • KHUI FM (99.5 FM)    www.995thebreeze.com  

    • KINE (105.1 FM)   www.dakine.com     

    • KHUI (99.5 FM) www.breezeofhawaii.com  - Commercial free  and all- Hawaiian

    • KIPO (89.3 FM)/ KIFO (1380 AM) - Honolulu’s public radio station -  Keith & Carmen Haugen's program THE MUSIC OF HAWAI’I on Sunday afternoons. Also on the  web at www.hawaiipublicradio.org

  2. On the Big Island of Hawai’i: 

    • KAPA (99.1 FM in Kona and 100.3 FM in Hilo) – in Hilo and Kona – Skylark (aka Honolulu Skylark) has a show Monday through Friday from 10 AM – 3 PM http://kaparadio.com 

    • KAHU (1060 AM) – in Hilo 

    • KWXX (94.7 FM), and on the web at www.kwxx.com - in Hilo 

  3.  On the Island of Kaua`i:  
  4.  On the Island of Maui:  KPOA (93.5 FM)   www.kpoa.com
  5.  on the Mainland:  KAPU (104.7 FM) – in Watsonville, California, broadcasting Hawaiian music and programs 24/7  www.kapu.org    
  6.  Internet Radio Broadcast Sites: 
    • Aloha Joe – Internet radio and other informations - http://www.alohajoe.com 
    • Ron Jacobs’ radio show - www.whodaguyhawaii.com/  
    • Pakele Live – online concerts broadcast live at 6 PM Honolulu time every Thursday from the Pakele Lounge at the Ala Moana Hotel                  www.alohavideo.tv/index_live.htm 
    • Voice of Hawai’i (formally Hawaiian Jamz)www.voiceofHawaii.org
    • IRH – Livehttp://hotspotshawaii.com/irhpages/irhlive.html 
    • Internet Radio Hawai’i (IRH)http://kalaniosullivan.com/Hawaii/Resources/InternetRadio.html 
    • Hawaiian Music Machine – Makini Melehttp://voices.cc/mikini.html    
    • Hawaiian Rainbow.com - www.hawaiianrainbow.com  
    • Pacific Islands Radio – Music of Oceana (Hawai’i, Tahiti, the Marshall Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, and more  - www.pacificislandsradio.com 
    • Slack Key Paradise - www.live365.com/stations/57250 
    • Pipeline 2 Paradise – contemporary Hawaiian music - www.live365.com/stations/307067
    • A Prairie Home Companion  - Their site has archived shows of Slack Key guitarists Led Kaapana, George Kahumoku, Jr. , and other Hawaiian artists – see the shows from 1-5-02 and 10-12-02 -   prairiehome.publicradio.org

Internet Sites & Newsletters

Artist’s websites – see these sites for latest concert information, recordings, and more:

  1. Hawaiian Music Island (mele.com) - www.mele.com  - Auntie Marie’s site sells Hawaiian music, videos, DVDs, and other items, and has information on upcoming Slack Key and Hawaiian music events worldwide, as well as links for many Hawaiian musicians. 
  2. www.slackkey.netGeorge Kahumoku, Jr.’s Slack Key information site 

  3. Buy Hawaiian Music.com – www.buyhawaiianmusic.com  - This site also sells Hawaiian music, videos, and DVDs. 

  4. Tropical Isle - www.tropicislemusic.com  -This site has Hawaiian music, books, and many other Hawaiian items.     

  5. Stevo’s Hawaiian Music Guide – www.Hawaii-music.com  - Extensive index of Hawaiian music information available on the web, including music sources, concert schedules, radio shows, artist web sites, and more. 

  6. Taro Patch.net  - www.taropatch.net - Especially note in the “Learn” section, the Tuning Applet section, which shows chords in various tunings - www.taropatch.net/tuning_applet.htm  

  7. Aloha Plenty - www.alohaplentyhawaii.com  - Site for Hawaiian music, Slack Key guitar, live concerts, and for subscribing to their weekly newsletter.   

  8. Hawaiian Music - www.lava.net/~panther/hawaii2.html  - great site with many links for Hawaiian musicians and other information. 

  9. The Hawaiian Concert Guide – concert guide, podcasts, and more - www.hawaiianconcertguide.com 

  10. Hawaiian Music and Hula Archives ---has music lyrics and other information www.kalena.com/huapala/       

  11. Mountain Apple Records – information on Mountain Apple recording artists and morewww.mountainapplecompany.com  

  12. www.broadcast.com  - Listen to Hawaiian CDs online. From the home page, click on the CD Jukebox button, click on Search Jukebox and search under Hawaiian. 

  13. www.nahenahe.net – Various Hawaiian subjects on a weekly podcast from Keola Donaghy from UH-Hilo 

  14. The Ki-ho’alu Foundation – founded by Milton Lau -808-226-2697, or e-mail kihoalufoundationinc@yahoo.com.    [bold the #14 ] 

  15. Kapalakiko Calendar  - The definitive quarterly calendar newsletter of all notable Hawaiian events, available from Kapalakiko Productions for $10.00 per year. Contact Saichi Kawahara, Editor, at 800 Meade Ave., San Francisco, CA 94124, 415-468-7125.

- Also, for individual artist web sites, see musicians’ listings in the Recommended Recordings section.