Hui ‘Ohana* ‎– Magic Islands (Rediscovering The Best Of Hui ‘Ohana)

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Poki Records ‎– SPCD 9072
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CD, Album, Compilation
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1 Hanalei Moon
Written-By – Bob Nelson
2:33
2 Hele On To Kaua‘i
Written-By – Al Nobriga
2:45
3 Magic Islands
Written-By – Ken Darby
4:25
4 Kaulana Nā Pua
Written-By – Ellen Prendergast*
3:49
5 E Maa Kera
Written-By – Patrick Roche
2:43
6 Ke Kalu Nei Au (The Hawaiian Wedding Song)
Written-By – Charles E. King
2:41
7 Happy Anniversary
Written-By – Bill Eldridge, Gary Stewart
3:41
8 Come On Over
Written-By – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb
4:47
9 Wai Ulu
Written-By – George Kaleiohi, Sr.
3:20
10 Kui Lee And Home
Written-By – Manuel Varize
4:25
11 Lehuanani
Written-By – David Kupele*
3:25
12 Pili Aloha
Written-By – Jack Haninaea
3:24
13 Ku‘u Home ‘O Kahalu‘u
Written-By – Jerry Santos
5:43
14 Pohai Kealoha
Written-By – Lena Machado
4:42
15 Kaulana Kawaihae
Written-By – Kilihune Alama Na‘ai
4:55
16 United We Stand
Written-By – Anthony Hiller, Peter Simons*
4:10

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Notes

Hui Ohana recorded eight LPs in the 1970's. The first five made it onto the CD format in the 1980's or 1990's. "Magic Islands" is a "best of" from the sixth through eight LPs. "Hanalei Moon," "Hele On To Kauai," "Magic Islands," "Kaulana Na Pua," "Ke Kali Nei Au," "Wai Ulu," "Pili Aloha," and "Kaulana Kawaihae" were on the 1976 LP "Ono." "E Maa Kera," "Come On Over," "Kui Lee And Home," "Lehuanani," and "Kuu Home O Kahaluu" are from the 1977 "Hawaii-Tahiti" album. "Happy Anniversary," "Pohai Kealoha," and "United We Stand" were probably leftover tracks released onto the 1978 "Aloha Pumehana" album a year or two after this epic group disbanded (except for two reunion albums in the 1980's).

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  • Barcode: 84421-90722

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irwinhillier

irwinhillier

April 17, 2013

Most of Hui Ohana's LPs from the 1970's were reissued onto CD format. However, this stopped with their fifth album, "From Kalapana to Waikiki." Rather than issue separate CDs for "Ono," "Hawaii - Tahiti," and "Aloha Pumehana," the "Magic Islands" CD captures what editors felt were the best sixteen songs from these three albums. What results is a mix of Hawaiian songs, hapa-haole songs, and popular songs. This is less of a Hawaiian album than the first five, but it also displays Hui Ohana in full confidence, especially in the first four selections. It is an important CD to include in collections of Hawaiian music.