Friday, February 10, 2006

Andy Iona !

Fed up of Winter ? (and recovery ?)
A member of the Royal Hawaiian steel guitar Hall Of Fame And Museum, Andy Iona was one of Hawaii's most influential musicians.
Material here is from his Islanders' first session with Columbia in 1934.
He may not have invented Hawaiian music, but he certainly played a major role in perfecting the musical style that most people recognise and love as Hawaiian.
His saxophone, clarinet and arranging skills alone would have pushed him to the top of the musical tree, but combined with his mastery of the ukulele, rhythm and steel guitar, they made him a creative force to be reckoned with.
He scored much of the music for the MGM movie 'Honolulu'and contributed to the soundtracks of Universal's 'Rhythm Of The Islands'.

By the way, I’m still looking for the 2 tracks that Louis Armstrong recorded in 1937 with Andy Iona, if someone could help…

Andy Iona And His Islanders - Tahu-Wahu-Wai
Andy Iona And His Islanders - Maui Girl
Andy Iona And His Islanders - My Tane


See you next week !


Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow! great stuff! now at last I can see where Randy California and Spirit got their inspiration from for "Future Games"!

9:17 AM  
Anonymous bbb said...

envoyé 1 armstong /iona
bon week-end

9:25 AM  
Blogger popupmonster said...

Quels sont les titres des morceaux ? Je pourrais les trouver, je pense.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Fantastique Benoit !!!!!!!!
missing tracks :
Louis Armstrong With Iona and his Islanders
1.On A Little Bamboo Bridge (Decca1216 A )
2.Hawaiian Hospitality
(Decca1216 B)

11:09 AM  
Blogger phenolicfanatic said...

would love to hear hawaiian hospitality

1:10 PM  
Blogger bigrockcandymountain said...

Good Reverend, you made my weekend before it's even started. Thanks for Dean.

2:03 PM  
Blogger popupmonster said...

j'ai trouvé les deux morceaux, je pourrais les avoir pour mardi ou mercredi prochains. Il faut juste trouver un moyen d'envoyer les mp3.

2:21 PM  
Blogger C. said...

Rev--that's my fave scene in "Rio Bravo"; thanks for finding it. have a fine weekend (and keep getting better all the time)


3:30 PM  
Anonymous Edna Million said...

found something:

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Edna Million said...

without the line breaks

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Edna Million said...

This is better:

7:54 PM  
Blogger Tuwa said...

"Naughty Hula Eyes" is a good one too.

We must be on the same page--I was thinking of posting some Hawaiian music (but didn't yet--couldn't think of what to say aside from "I really like this").

1:36 AM  
Blogger Tuwa said...

P.S. Rio Bravo is awesome, and that's my favorite scene too.

1:38 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Thanx everybody ! As - mail en bas du site.
Do you know it's Tony Soprano's fave scene too? :)

9:58 PM  
Blogger The DoorKeeper said...

What Tuwa said - "I really like this" lol

Rev I been mentioning you all over the place this last few days, for all sorts of reasons - can't 'elp it - hope you don't get over-run.

Andy Iona is on my shopping list!

PS ever notice how these word verification thingies get more difficult late at night?

1:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

been looking in for a short while and have enjoyed your musings! goo luck on the mend and great and interesting blog!

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Andy said...

Hey - your posts are always great. Thanks again for Evelyn Freeman's "Didn't It Rain" and for keeping me in your blogroll.

7:41 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Cheers !
(I think I'll stop the medecine today, it's worse than the surgery)

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be very nice if you could post the "Tahu Wahu Wai" song from Andy Iona once again. I'm looking for it for a very long time but the link doesn't work anymore.

3:12 PM  

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