The 1940s opened as a continuation of the 1930s with a Hawaiian craze still sweeping the nation.
But, on December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked, and everything changed forever.
Personnel and equipment flooded in, as Hawaii became a staging area for the war in the pacific theatre.
Once peace returned, Honolulu experienced a post war boom. Baby Boomers were being born, new radio stations were signing on, traditional fish ponds were being filled in, subdivisions were being built, hotels were being opened, new businesses were being started, supermarkets were being launched, and our first “Miss Hawaii” was named. The island were undergoing rapid growth, and the Territory of Hawaii would never be the same again!
Today, we’ll listen to rare out-of-print recordings from Territorial Airwaves archives.
This week's playlist:
1- You’re At A Luau Now – Mel Peterson
2- Hola E Pae – Andy Cummings
3- E Ku’u Lei, My Darling – Lena Machado
4- Hanohano Olinda – Linda Dela Cruz
5- Noho Paipai – John Kameaaloha Almeida
6- Beautiful Mahealani Moon – Pua Almeida
7- Ho’okipa Paka Hula – George Kainapau
8- Leahi – Bill Ali’iloa Lincoln
9- Pua Lilia – Joe Keawe
10- Kahelelani – Nora Keahi Santos
11- Moanalua – George Pokini’s Hawaiians
Length: 54:26 Released on: 09-12-2014 Artist/Compiled by: 1940s Hawaiian Recordings