Ledward Kaapana - Simply Slack Key album
This rare Kaapana album was only released on cassette. It won a Na Hoku Hanohano Award for best instrumental in 1989. At first, I did not appreciate it, but a younger guitar virtuoso, Barry Kimokeo, pointed out that Led takes Hawaiian melodies and converts them into classical fugues for slack-key guitar. Reply Notify me Helpful.
Ledward Kaapana is a Hawaiian musician, best known for playing in the slack key guitar style. He also plays steel guitar, ukulele, autoharp and bass guitar, and is a renowned falsetto singer. Led grew up in a musical family living in a small black sand bay village of Kalapana where he states there were little distractions. We didn't have electricity, not television, not even much radio, so we entertained ourselves. You could go to any house and everybody was playing music. His first solo album, Simply Slack Key, was released in 1988 on Paradise Records; the album won the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for "Instrumental Album of the Year" in 1989. He released Led Live in 1994 on Dancing Cat Records. He has performed and recorded with acoustic lap-steel player Bob Brozman, and released several more albums on the Dancing Cat label from the late 1990s onward.
Ledward Kaapana (born August 25, 1948) is a Hawaiian musician, best known for playing in the slack key guitar style. He also plays steel guitar, ukulele, autoharp and bass guitar, and is a baritone and falsetto vocalist. Born on August 25, 1948, Led grew up in a musical family living in the small black sand bay village of Kalapana (mostly destroyed by the 1986 volcanic eruption of Kilauea), where he states there were few distractions.
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A master of the slack key guitar, Ledward Kaapana has been one of Hawaii's most influential musicians for decades. A founding member of Hui 'Ohana, a group he formed in the early '70s with his twin brother, Nedward, and a cousin, Dennis Pavao, Kaapana was instrumental in bringing the slack key to s. .Kaapana's first success as a soloist came when his 1983 album, Lima Wela, received the prestigious Na Hoku Hanohano award as Best Instrumental Album. Performing in the Smithsonian's Festival of American Folklife in 1988, he toured with the National Council of Traditional Arts program Masters of the Steel String Guitar from 1990 to 1992. Kaapana has collaborated with a wide range of musicians. A concert with steel string guitarist Bob Brozman was released on a video, Kila Kila Meets Ki Ho'alu, in 1997.
|A1||E Ku‘u Morning Dew|
|A2||Ua Noho Au A Kupa|
|A4||You Are My Sunshine|
|A5||Come To Me Gently|
|B1||Ku‘u Ipo I Ke He‘e One|
|B4||He Aloha No O Honoluu|
|B5||Alma Mater Medley: Pahoa And Pahala High Schools|
- Design – Brian Onaga, Phyllis Fukumitsu
- Engineer – John Chang*
- Executive-Producer – Tom Moffatt
- Mixed By – Jeff Sanders
- Producer – Frank Day
NotesRecorded at New Studio Hawai‘i.
Mixed at Mowtown Studios, Hollywood