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Gabby Band Vol 1 Album

Album Name: The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band
Label: Panini Records
Year: 1975


Gabby Pahinui: 12-String Guitar, Steel Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Leland "Atta" Isaacs: Guitar, Vocals
Sonny Chillingworth: Guitar, Vocals
Manuel "Joe Gang" Kupahu: Bass
Bla Pahinui: Guitar, Vocals
Cyral Pahinui: Guitar, Bass
Randy Lorenzo: Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Ry Cooder: Mandolin, Tiple


1. Aloha Ka Manini (2:27)
2. Ku'u Pua Lei Mokihana (3:55)
3. Pu'u Anahulu (6:16)
4. Moani Keala (3:43)
5. Blue Hawaiian Moonlight (4:42)
6. Moonlight Lady (4:21)
7. E Nihi Ka Hele (4:24)
8. Hawaiian Love (3:04)
9. Wahine U'i (3:14)
10. Oli Komo (0:41)
11. Ipo Lei Manu (4:42)

About the Album...

This was Panini's follow-up to the successful and acclaimed, Rabbit Island Festival album.
Gabby, his sons, Joe Gang and Atta, Sonny, and Randy return for another album, but this time are joined by country instrumental legend Ry Cooder.

The album itself was located on location in a remote group of houses in the North Kona district on the Big Island of Hawai'i between August and September of 1974. Generators had to be brought in on location to record the sessions. The main living room of the home was made of pahoehoe lava rock, which provided great acoustics for the recording sessions.

There are 11 tracks in all on this album, including a good mix of traditional Hawaiian songs. The last track, Ipo Lei Manu, features a lead in Ha'i 'Olelo, Hawaiian dialogue, between Gabby and noted Hawaiiana specialist Keli'i Tau'a.





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