Bernie Kaai Lewis

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Bernie Kaai Lewis
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AKA Bernie Lewis
1921-1984
Composer, arranger, conductor, songwriter, vocalist and all around musician, notably ukulele & steel guitar.
Bernie Kaai Lewis was born in Hakalau, Hawaii on September 14, 1921. Bernie was adopted from the Laukea Lewis family of Kona, Big Island. A talented musician, Bernie was composing music by the age of 14 and was educated at the Chicago Conservatory of Music at the University of Chicago. Bernie arranged and composed over 300 songs. Some of his hits include, "California", "Hilo Bay" and "In the Evening by the Sea". From 1973-1974, Bernie was the musical arranger for the Flip Wilson Show as well as a staff composer, conductor and arranger for NBC in 1942. He was a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and the Hawaiian Professional Songwriters Society. As well as being a talented composer, Bernie was a gifted vocalist and musician. He recorded over 600 sessions as a vocalist, arranger and steel guitarist on numerous labels. Bernie died in 1984.
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Albums

PMS-3031 Ports O' Call — Bernie Kaai Lewis Paul Page And His Paradise Music With The Island-Aires* Featuring Bernie Kaai Lewis Paul Page And His Paradise Music With The Island-Aires* Featuring Bernie Kaai Lewis - Ports O' Call(LP, Album) Paradise Records (29) PMS-3031 US 1963 Sell This Version
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KP 114 The Swinger Of Waikiki — Bernie Kaai Lewis Iva Kinimaka, Bernie Kaai Lewis, The Island Aires Iva Kinimaka, Bernie Kaai Lewis, The Island Aires - The Swinger Of Waikiki(LP) Kolapa Records KP 114 US Unknown Sell This Version
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KP 112 My Hawaiian Home — Bernie Kaai Lewis Bernie Kaai Lewis My Hawaiian Home(LP, Album) Kolapa Records KP 112 US Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

43063 Pua Nani — Bernie Kaai Lewis Bernie Kaai Lewis Pua Nani(7") Kolapa Records 43063 US 1975 Sell This Version
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KP10H Hawaii Ponoi — Bernie Kaai Lewis Bernie Kaai Lewis Hawaii Ponoi(7", Single) Kolapa Records KP10H Unknown Sell This Version