The 1930s opened in the midst of the great depression.
Families in Hawaii suffered the same hard times felt on the mainland. But by the mid-1930s, Hawaii was in full recovery. The weekly “Hawaii Calls” radio show went on the air, and the world discovered Hawaii.
The Kalani’anaole Highway opened, skirting the southeastern tip of O’ahu. Ala Moana Park and the Civic Auditorium were unveiled. The Kodak Hula show premiered and the first and regular air mail to the West Coast was inaugurated. Big Bands and electrified steel guitars exploded into Hawaiian music, 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- Pua Hinahina – John K. Almeida
2- Ho’oipo Hula – Lena Machado
3- Pua Aloha – Ray Kinney
4- Ho’oheno Keia No Beauty – Andy Iona
5- Honolulu Tomboy – Moana Serenaders
6- Ke Ka Upu – Harry Owens & his Royal Hawaiian Hotel Orchestra
7- Tomi Tomi – Johnny Kaonohi Pineapple & his Native Islanders
8- He Mana’o He Aloha – George Kainapau
9- Lili’u E – Julia Nui’s Kama’aina
10- My Hawaiian Summer Rose – Eddie Bush
11- Hula Breeze – Sol Ho’opi’i
Length: 54:51 Released on: 09-05-2014 Artist/Compiled by: 1930s Hawaiian Recordings