Hawaii Music Book Duo

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Don Ho & 50 Greatest Albums Set

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  • Don Ho & 50 Greatest Albums Set
  • Don Ho - Table of Contents
  • Don Ho - Chapter 4: Honey's Boy
  • Don Ho - Chapter 11: Kissing Grandmas
  • 50 Greatest Albums - Introduction
  • 50 Greatest Albums - #1: Honolulu City Lights
  • 50 Greatest Albums - #1: Honolulu City Lights
  • 50 Greatest Albums - #10: Kalapana
  • 50 Greatest Albums - #10: Kalapana

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Purchase as a set these two award-winning, hardcover books chronicling the best in Hawaii music history. The 50 Greatest Hawaii Albums and Don Ho: My Music, My Life offer a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most influential music of Hawaii. Each book is packed with rare photos from studio archives and artists' private collections.

HONOLULU Magazine's landmark 2004 poll shares the real stories behind the music: Kui Lee tells Don Ho of his diagnosis with cancer, then plays him a new song—“I’ll Remember You.” Unable to sleep, Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole calls his producer and records “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in the middle of the night. Marlene Sai records “Kainoa” in the city bus car barn, and Gabby Pahinui finagles a photo shoot on Rabbit Island. Through these and other anecdotes, authors Ronna Bolante and Michael Keany tell the fascinating tale of Hawai‘i’s recording industry—from Honolulu City Lights to Kawaipunahele, from Poi Dog to Guava Jam. Winner, 2005 Hawaii Book Publishers Association Ka Palapala Po‘okela Book Award, Excellence in Special-Interest Books.

In the spring of 2007, legendary Hawaiian entertainer Don Ho sat down with veteran music biographer Jerry Hopkins for a series of interviews meant to complete his memoirs…a project he’d put off doing for years. These interviews turned out to be the final ones of his life. Winner, 2008 Hawaii Book Publishers Association Ka Palapala Po‘okela Book Award, Excellence in Special-Interest Books.