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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Haunani The Voice Of Hawaii

Haunani The Voice Of Hawaii
Decca DL 4561

Obscure Hawaiian album.

From the back cover: Already hailed as "The Voice of Hawaii", Haunani headlines the show in the appropriately entitled Monarch Room of the famed Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Waikiki Beach.

At times, her back up band sounds like they've been hanging with Martin Denny. Denny was hired in 1970 by Sheraton as entertainment director for the Monarch Room. At that time the policy was changed to book big name acts and to move away from "Hawaiian" music. Certainly all the artists who lived on the island knew Denny and he knew them.

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