YUKI YAMAUCHI

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Aloha, My Friend 'Alani

YUKI YAMAUCHI

Aloha, My Friend 'Alani

Ref: FSD5857


Price: 23.99

Yuki Yamauchi collaborates with Hawaiian stars such as Alden Levi, Kenneth Makuakane, Nathan Aweau, Keao Costa, Barry Flanagan, Irona Irvine. It also includes instrumental songs played solo by Yamauchi on steel guitar and slack key guitar.

1. Maile Swing(Keao Costa) 2. Kealii's Mele(Instrumental) 3. Heha Waipi’o(Alden Levi) 4. Ko’ula(Nathan Aweau) 5. Sweet Memory~E Pili Mai~Pua 'Olena(Instrumental) 6. Kona(Ilona Irvine) 7. Ahi Wela(Kenneth Makuakane) 8. Pa'au’au Waltz(Instrumental) 9. Hanalei Moon(Barry Flanagan) 10. He Hawai'i Au(Alden Levi) 11. Sand(Instrumental) 12. Kipu Kai(Keao Costa) 13. Hawai'I Calls(Nathan Aweau) 14. The Entertainer(Instrumental) 15. In a Church, In an Old Hawaiian Town(Ilona Irvine) 16. Aloha Chant(Instrumental)



Hawaiian Masterpieces

YUKI YAMAUCHI

Hawaiian Masterpieces

Ref: FSD2473a


Price: 25.99

The prolific Yuki Alani Yamauchi, producer of ex-sumo wrestler turned singer Konishiki, collaborator and instigator of several other projects plays ukulele, steel guitar and slack key guitar with guest singers Maki Uehara from Hawaiiana and Yumi Ishikawa from Aloha Sisters and on percussion, Ann-San.



Hawaiian Guitar Man

YUKI YAMAUCHI

Hawaiian Guitar Man

Ref: FSD2474a


Price: 25.99

Yuki plays Hawaiian songs unfortunately dubbed as AOR from the late 70s to early 80s.



Aloha Anuenue

YUKI YAMAUCHI

Aloha Anuenue

Ref: FSD2391a


Price: 25.99

Compilation of the much in demand slack key and ukulele's collaborations. These include ex-Sumo giant Hawaiian Konishiki, Japanese singer Sandii, slack key master Ray Kane, Elodia Kane, Martin Pahiunui and others. Good overview of the recent work of this talented musician.



Hawaiiana - Classic Suite

YUKI YAMAUCHI & MAKI UEHARA

Hawaiiana - Classic Suite

Ref: FSD2245a


Price: 25.99

Classical Hawaiian song collection, featuring Hawaiian versions of Satie, Vivaldi, Handel and Bach, and classical Hawaiian music by Charles King, Helen Desher Beamer, and Queen Lili'uokalani. Played on slack key guitar, ukuleles and other Hawaiian instrumentation.



Hawaiiana - Classic Suite 2

YUKI YAMAUCHI & MAKI UEHARA

Hawaiiana - Classic Suite 2

Ref: FSD2246a


Price: 25.99

Volume 2 in similar vain to volume 1 if of Western classical music done Hawaiian style.



Hawaiiana - Bossa Nova Suite

YUKI YAMAUCHI & MAKI UEHARA

Hawaiiana - Bossa Nova Suite

Ref: FSD2247a


Price: 25.99

Yuki Yamauchi is best known as Japan's foremost Hawaiian slack key guitarist, and student of the slack key master Ray Kane. On this album Yamauchi joins singer (and dancer) Maki Uehara to play a play 'bossa nova hula' which are mainly tunes by the legendary Brazilian Tom Jobim.



Slack Key Party

YUKI YAMAUCHI

Slack Key Party

Ref: FSD1887a


Price: 25.99

Excellent Hawaiian slack key guitar album that encompasses other styles, including Brazilian, blues and Caribbean.



Holoholo Slack Key

RAY KANE AND YUKI YAMAUCHI

Holoholo Slack Key

Ref: RES37a


Price: 25.99

Holoholo Slack Key is the third duet album released by Ray Kane and and his favorite disciple Yuki 'Alani' Yamauchi. As on their previous album, 'Maika'i no Blues', once again the earthy voice of Ray Kane is brought to the fore, although he also plays guitar on several tracks. According to Ray Kane, Yuki plays the slack key in a style closest to his own, perhaps explaining the totally natural feel and spirit of their recordings together. In addition, Yuki plays steel guitar and ukulele. Most of the songs are classic traditional songs of Hawaiian music, many adapted to the slack key guitar. Ray sometimes sings in a quite humorous style, sometimes with a feeling evoking the blues, but all songs have his own character indelibly stamped upon them. Some of the highlights include such songs as "Wai Ulu", also recorded by the "Sons of Hawaii" and their original version of the Lena Machado song "None Hula". Many songs will be known to lovers of traditional Hawaiian music such as "Latitu. Others are Ray's personal favorites such as 'I Ka Po Me Ke Ao" and "Wai O Ke Aniani". Beautifully recorded, this album will appeal to lovers of slack key guitar music, Hawaiian traditional songs or guitar music fans. Perhaps it's the timeless appeal and character of Uncle Ray's voice that has the widest appeal. During times when contemporary Hawaiian music is losing some it's own Hawaiian character, Ray Kane and Yuki Yamauchi have served up a concoction brimming with the spirit and feeling of Hawaii.



Maika'i No Blues

RAY KANE AND YUKI YAMAUCHI

Maika'i No Blues

Ref: RES30a


Price: 25.99

On this occasion, Ray leaves the slack key playing to Yuki, with Ray's vocal style to the fore, evoking the 'real' deep blues of Hawaii. Yuki Yamauchi, probably the best slack key player outside of Hawaii, is a disciple of Ray Kane, under whom he studied for one year in 1976. In addition, Yuki plays every other additional instrument, such as ukulele, steel guitar and bass, and furthermore arranged each song. The sound of 'Maika'i no Blues', takes you back to the days of the legendary 60s group 'Sons of Hawaii'. According to Yuki, if Ray Kane had been in the band that featured Gabby Pahuinui, this CD is what it would have sounded like. The music is warm, and Ray's voice has an earthy, soulful blues quality. Ray sings straight from the heart, with true emotion. You can almost hear both his playful and very human character.

This is the first album Ray has recorded, where his voice is accompanied by instruments in addition to slack key guitar. Martin Pahuinui, the son of the late Gabby is guest vocalist on 3 songs, and he also plays acoustic guitar. The exquisite voice of Elodia Kane (Ray's wife) is also featured on several songs. Tracks include the title song, 'Maika'i no Blues', an original Yuki Yamauchi composition, that honours Ray Kane. Ray contributes an original song, an unusual 10 bar blues piece, 'Nanakuli Blues'. Nanakuli is the town that Ray lives in, and this is the kind of tune he grew up with in and aroun Nanakuli. The elder statesman of Hawaiian music, Ray Kane began playing music at the age of 9. Now 74, on this album Ray fulfils the promise of his middle name, Kaleoalohapoinaoleohelemanu, 'The voice of love that comes and goes like a bird, and will never be forgotten.'


Hawaiian Christmas

YUKI YAMAUCHI

Hawaiian Christmas

Ref: RES3a


Price: 24.99

Hawaiian slack key guitar versions of Christmas tunes, by Japan's virtuoso player.



That's My Story - Plays the Slack Key Guitar

YUKI "ALANI" YAMAUCHI

That's My Story - Plays the Slack Key Guitar

Ref: RES16a


Price: 25.99

Alani is considered to be one of the finest slack key players outside of Hawaii. Excellent recording, masterful performance.



Hawaiian Steel Guitar

YUKI "ALANI" YAMAUCHI

Hawaiian Steel Guitar

Ref: FSD1234


Price: 25.99

Japan's top Hawaiian player trys his hand successfully at steel guitar.



Slack Key Guitar Jam

YUKI YAMAUCHI AND RAY KANE

Slack Key Guitar Jam

Ref: FSD1143


Price: 25.99

Wonderful recording in Hawaii with one of the greats of slack key guitar.



Ukulele Hawaiian Style

YUKI YAMAUCHI

Ukulele Hawaiian Style

Ref: FSD1321


Price: 25.99

Solo ukulele tracing history of ukulele from Portugal to Hawaii via Tahiti and Indonesia. 14 tracks.



Vol. 1

THE PINEAPPLE SUGAR HAWAIIAN BAND

Vol. 1

Ref: FSD1144


Price: 25.99

Re-issue of 1978 Hawaiian album from Japanese Hawaiian band, including Alani Yamauchi.



Hawaii Ponoi

YUKI YAMAUCHI AND ALOHA FRIENDS

Hawaii Ponoi

Ref: FSD1324


Price: 25.99

Instrumental album of slack key, steel guitar and ukulele with Brazilian, Malaysian and Indonesian musicians.



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