Friday, September 29, 2017

Friday Night Videos

Friday Night Videos

A few weeks ago I attended an estate sale in Lockhart that had an array of tiki stuff and lots of CDs. I filled out my collection with some Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane and Huey Lewis & the News discs, but I also picked up some Hawaiian slack-key guitar albums (the style being new to me) and a couple discs by Hawaiian duo the Brothers Cazimero. I'd never heard of them before, but a little research revealed that they were kind of a big deal, rising to popularity in the 70s and 80s as Hawaiians reclaimed their cultural identity. Their music is interesting, distinctly Hawaiian but very different from the Hapa Haole style most non-Hawaiians would recognize. Most of their available video is concert footage of varying quality, but I did find this one, "Proud to Be" which is pretty engaging (even if it's not on the CDs I have). One song on the discs, a cover of "Brown Man Blues," is fantastic, but alas their version doesn't seem to be available online. Other artists have their versions available, though, if you want to check it out.

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