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Ledward Kaapana - Led Live - Solo album

Ledward Kaapana - Led Live - Solo album Performer: Ledward Kaapana
Title: Led Live - Solo
Style: Acoustic, Ballad, Folk, Hawaiian
Date of release: 1994
Country: US
Size MP3: 1834 mb
Size FLAC: 1880 mb
Rating: 4.4
Format: MIDI MP4 WMA MP3 AU AUD AAC

Ledward Kaapana is a legend of slack-key guitar music (kī hōʻalu), and this album is an amazing example of his work. If you love Hawaiian slack key, or you want to learn more about it, do not miss this album.

CD - Dancing Cat, Windham Hill Records. You'd probably have to be in the audience of this live show to appreciate Kaapana's trademarked slack key tricks of playing guitar with one hand in a paper bag or fretting with his forearm. Despite a bit of high-profile tomfoolery, though, this disc still comes off as the most personable of the Dancing Cat label's Slack Key Masters series and a great introduction to the genre that heaps in everything from a Hawaiian-bred "Turkey in the Straw" ("Glass Ball Slack Key") to a string-searing version of Sonny Chillingworth's.

Dancing Cat, Windham Hill Records 38008.

He released Simply Slack Key in 1988, and 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. "Led Kaapana Discography". Retrieved 2012-02-05. Slack Key Guitar Book.

You'd probably have to be in the audience of this live show to appreciate Kaapana's trademarked slack key tricks of playing guitar with one hand in a paper bag or fretting with his forearm. Despite a bit of high-profile tomfoolery, though, this disc still comes off as the most personable of the Dancing Cat label's Slack Key Masters series and a great introduction to the genre that heaps in everything from a Hawaiian-bred "Turkey in the Straw" ("Glass Ball Slack Key") to a string-searing version of Sonny Chillingworth's "Whee Ha Swing," plus.

Album · 1994 · 15 Songs. Led Kaapana & Mike Kaawa. Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters, Vol. 1. Various Artists.

Format: Cassette, Album. Country: US. Released: 1994. Genre: Folk, World, & Country. Led Live - Solo ‎(CD, Album).

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.

Tracks count: 15. Views: 3. Ledward Kaapana - Glass Ball Slack Key 01:21. Ledward Kaapana - Mauna Loa Slack Key 02:33. Ledward Kaapana - Silver Strings 04:13. Ledward Kaapana - He Aloha Nō 'O Honlulu 02:59. Ledward Kaapana - Na Ka Pueo 03:13. Ledward Kaapana - Whee Ha Swing 03:07. Ledward Kaapana - Kī Hō'alu 03:16. Ledward Kaapana - Salomila 03:10. Ledward Kaapana - Radio Hula 03:02. Kīkā Kila Meets Kī Hō'alu - Bob Brozman, Ledward Kaapana.

Tracklist

Salomila (Instrumental) 3:11
Na Ka Pueo 3:13
He Aloha Nō 'O Honolulu (Instrumental) 2:59
Radio Hula (Instrumental) 3:02
Ku'u Ipo Onaona (Instrumental) 3:03
Ka'a Ahi Kahului 3:17
Ē Lili'u Ē (Instrumental) 2:56
Whee Ha Swing (Instrumental) 3:06
Glass Ball Slack Key (Instrumental) 1:20
'Opihi Moemoe (Instrumental) 3:20
Mauna Loa Slack Key (Instrumental) 2:33
Silver Strings (Instrumental) 4:13
Kī Hō'alu (Instrumental) 3:16
Hi'ilawe 4:59
I Kona 4:37
Untitled 0:04

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
08022 38008-2 Ledward Kaapana Led Live - Solo ‎(CD, Album) Dancing Cat Records 08022 38008-2 US 1994
08022 38008-4 Ledward Kaapana Led Live - Solo ‎(Cass, Album) Dancing Cat Records 08022 38008-4 US 1994
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"Led Live - Solo" is Ledward Kaapana's first of five albums that he recorded on George Winston's Dancing Cat label. Many of the tracks are from his performance at the Bluebird in Nashville. The subsequent Dancing Cat albums are "Waltz of the Wind" (also recorded in Nashville and in partnership with some of Nashville's best musicians), "Black Sand," and with Bob Brozman "Kika Kila Meets Ki Hoalu" and "In the Saddle." Led's first recordings were in the 1970's with his twin brother Nedward and his cousin Dennis Pavao as Hui Ohana with ten albums plus two "best of" albums. Hui Ohana also backed Led and Ned's mother Regina "Mama Tina" Kaapana on her two solo albums. In the 1980's. Led formed the group I Kona with Alika Odom on rhythm guitar and Bernard Kalua (and later Ryan Tang) on bass. "Lima Wela" in 1984 was the first of his many solo albums, that were also part of Dancing Cat releases and later Milton Lau's Rhythm&Roots label. Ken Levine produced Led's two most recent releases, the CD "Force of Nature" partnering in concert with Mike Kaawa and the concert DVD with Mike Kaawa, Dennis Kamakahi, and Nathan Aweau. Led's showmanship matches his musical genius. If he is performing in your area, don't miss him.