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American Rural - Compilations
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Piano Blues, Rags and Stomps
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King Bennie Nawahi

King Bennie Nawahi,
Hawaiian String Virtuoso
Acoustic Steel Guitar Classics
from the 1920s

Yazoo 2055; Ordering Information

"Who Can hear this music, this musician, without
feeling awe and joy." - Time
"He tears up and down the fretboard with an
abandon ...notes of glistening liquid tone peal
from Nawahi's guitar." - Wire

Bennie Nawahi was one of the true masters of the Hawaiian steel guitar, ukulele and just about any instrument with strings on it. Not only does his work rank as some of the greatest Hawaiian music ever recorded, the imaginative, accomplished phrasing in his solos make him one of the unheralded giants 1920s string jazz. This overview covers Bennie's singing and instrumental work on native Hawaiian melodies, the blues, jazz, pop and rural music he heard on the mainland, and some of his own dazzling instrumental compositions.
King Bennie Nawahi
 

1. KING NAWAHI'S HAWAIIANS,
Hawaiian Capers

2. FOUR HAWAIIAN GUITARS,
Singin' In The Bathtub

3. GEORGIA JUMPERS,
Ukulele Benny

4. KING NAWAHI'S HAWAIIANS,
May Day Is Lei Day in Hawaii
5. RED DEVILS,
Dinah
6. KING NAWAHI'S HAWAIIANS,
Mauna Kea
7. HAWAIIAN BEACH COMBERS,
Honolulu Bound
8. CHARLES B. SMITH,
My Little A-1 Brownie
9. GEORGIA JUMPERS,
Big Feet Rag
10. HAWAIIAN BEACH COMBERS,
My Girl from the South Sea Isles
11. KING NAWAHI'S HAWAIIANS,
Ticklin' The Strings
12. FOUR HAWAIIAN GUITARS,
Black Boy Blues

13. GEORGIA JUMPERS,
California Blues
14. Q R S BOYS,
I've Seen My Baby
15. HAWAIIAN BEACH COMBERS,
Waikiki Blues
16. KING NAWAHI'S HAWAIIANS,
I Went to Hilo
17. GEORGIA JUMPERS,
Guitar Rhythm
18. HAWAIIAN BEACH COMBERS,
Hawaiian Melody
19. KING NAWAHI'S HAWAIIANS,
Aloha Means I Love You

20. Q R S BOYS,
Wiggle Yo Toes
21. SLIM SMITH,
Otto Wood, The Bandit
22. KING NAWAHI'S HAWAIIANS,
Maui No La Ka Oi
23. HAWAIIAN BEACH COMBERS,
I'm A Dreamer Aren't We All

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