Sunday, May 13, 2007

Banjo Barons - Golden Hawaiian Hits (1963)

I've mentioned in the past how much I like Hawaiian music, and I've posted a couple of albums of Hawaiian music. But this one is certainly different because it's Hawaiian music played Dixieland style! As I listened to this I could certainly imagine watching the old "Lawrence Welk Show" - it's just the kind of music you'd hear on the show. All but one of the tracks are played as medleys, so there are a total of 37 songs that are played on this album - some are quite familiar, and some not so familiar. All in all, if you are a fan of banjo music or Hawaiian music, this one's for you.

Track listing for Banjo Barons - Golden Hawaiian Hits:

Side 1:
1. Medley 1: My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii; Pagan Love Song; Hawaiian War Chant
2. Medley 2: Hello, Aloha!-How Are You?; Adventures in Paradise; I've Found a Little Grass Skirt (For My Little Grass Shack in Hawaii)
3. Medley 3: Song of the Islands; King's Serenade; The Cockeyed Mayor of Kaunakakai
4. Medley 4: A Song of Old Hawaii; Maori Brown Eyes; It Was in Kalua
5. Medley 5: Honolulu Punch; Hawaiian Holiday; Mele Kalikimaka
6. Medley 6: Tropic Trade Winds; Lovely Hula Hands; Aloha Oe

Side 2:
1. Medley 7: Blue Hawaii; Hawaiian Paradise; The Hawaiian Wedding Song
2. Medley 8: For You a Lei; An Old Hawaiian Custom; The Hawaiian Christmas Song
3. Medley 9: In a Little Hula Heaven; Cocoanut Grove; Pretty Red Hibiscus
4. Medley 10: Hawaii Calls; Hawaiian Hospitality; To You Sweetheart, Aloha
5. Medley 11: I Want to Learn to Speak Hawaiian; When Hilo Hattie Does the Hilo Hop; On the Beach at Waikiki
6. Medley 12: Sweet Leilani; Aloha, Kuu Ipo, Aloha; South Sea Island Magic
7. Hawaii Ponoi


vo5vo said...

Hi Esther,
I had a ESP connection (when I saw that album of Clints) with you,
Why not list some albums you are looking for I may have or know where they are.

Esther said...

Hi, Vince,

Here are a few of the albums I'm looking for:
Kurt Russell - self-titled album
Rock Hudson - Rock Gently
Jay North - Look Who's Singing
Angela Cartwright - Angela Cartwright Sings
Anthony Perkins - any of his albums
Pernell Roberts - Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies
Barbara Eden - Miss Barbara Eden
Nichelle Nichols - any of her albums
Jayne Mansfield - anything
Buck Taylor - That Man from Gunsmoke
Scott Baio - his two albums
Joan Crawford - anything

Those are all the ones I'll list for now to get you started!


P.S. Send me your email address in a comment. I won't publish it if you don't want.

xulio said...

Aloha Esther

Esther said...

Hi, Xulio!

Glad you liked it!