Monday, January 17, 2011

John Kameaaloha Almeida and His Orchestra ...

Here's a little something to lift a little of the Winter gloom for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere. Turn the heating up really high, dig out the Aloha shirt, pour a Mai Tai and listen to this.

It speaks of the lure of tropical Hawaii, where it is always Springtime; and it whispers of romance. All its enchantment is captured in these high fidelity recordings for your enjoyment and pleasure. It conjures up pleasant dreams, and, like a mating call, it invites you to come and play in Hawaii. Hawaiian hospitality awaits you. You too would want this fine album of Hawaiian melodies in your music library. AUTHENTIC Hawaiian Melodies: Recorded in Hawaii by 49th State Hawaii Records.

John Kameaaloha Almeida - the "Dean of Hawaiian music" was a blind composer, musician, vocalist, entertainer, and teacher. He was born under a bush while his mother was gathering maile in Pauoa Valley. His blindness was attributed to the maile sap on his mothers hands, although advances over the past century in knowledge of childhood vision loss indicate a more likely cause to be congential blindness!

His compositions, at least 300, mostly inspired by women, were songs of love and romance, and enhanced his reputation as a casanova.

Enjoy - On a Coconut Island

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