Raymond Leimona Kinney was born in Kaumana, on the Big Island of Hawaii, on September 26, 1901, and we lost him in Honolulu, on February 1, 1972.
Ray began his professional career in 1915, at the age of 15.
By the 1920s, he was a member of the David Burrows Trio in Honolulu.
In 1934, he was the 1st featured singer for Harry Owens at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.
From 1938 through 1942, his orchestra starred at the Hawaiian Room of the Hotel Lexington in New York City.
The ultimate Hawaiian tenor, he recorded extensively.
Join us as we share favorite recordings by Ray Kinney.
This week's playlist:
1- Uheuhene Ray Kinney w/ Dick McIntire
2- Hanohano Haleiwa Ray Kinney w/ Dick McIntire
3- Ive Been Dreaming Of A Little Girl Like You Ray Kinney
4- Pili Me Oe Ray Kinney & his Hawaiians
5- Hanohano Hanalei Ray Kinney & Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors
6- Manuela Boy Ray Kinney & his Hawaiians
7- Kilakila O Haleakala Ray Kinney w/ Dick McIntire
8- Not Pau Ray Kinney w/ Roy Sang
9- Anapau Ray Kinney w/ Dick McIntire
10- Maile Lau Li'i Li'i Ray Kinney w/ Dick McIntire
11- Hawaiian Souvenirs Ray Kinney w/ Dick McIntire
Length: 51:05 Released on: 04-26-2013 Artist/Compiled by: Ray Kinney