dinsdag 3 april 2018

Kaua I Ka Huahuai (1860) / Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wa-I (1934) / Hawaiian War Chant (1936) / Het Goudgele Strand (van Ameland) (1958) / Pa dat doen we (1968)

This is a love ballad supposedly written in 1860 by Prince William Pitt Leleiōhoku (1854-1877), the brother of Queen Liliuokalani who was the composer of "Aloha Oe")

SEE NEXT LINK: ----Joop's Musical Flowers: Aloha Oe (1878)

Hawaiian War Chant - Wikipedia

Kaua I Ka Huahuai

The Originals © by Arnold Rypens - KAUA I KA HUAHUA'I

Under the original title, the song was recorded around June 1911 by the Crowel Glee Club, and released by Columbia Records (Columbia Y29) (coupled with "Akahi Hoi" by Mr. Tullet & Mr. Kaiwi)
(according to Hawaiian & Hawaiian Guitar Records 1891 - 1960)

This version is on my wish-list

The first recorded version I could find is:

(o) Hawaiian Quintette (1913) (as "Kaua I Ka Huahuai")
Recorded April, 18, 1913 in Camden, New Jersey
Matrix B-13169-1
Released on Victor 65339

Victor matrix B-13169. Kaua i ka huahuai / Hawaiian Quintette - Discography of American Historical Recordings

Browse All Recordings | Kaua i ka huahuai, Take 1 (1913-04-18) | National Jukebox LOC.gov

Kaua I Ka Huahuai - Hawaiian Quintette 1913

Hawaiian Quintette - Kaua I Ka Huahuai / Wailana (Shellac) at Discogs

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The same recording was re-released in 1919 as by the "Hawaiian Troupe" on Victor 18568

VICTOR 78rpm numerical listing discography: 18500 - 19000

Johnny Noble, leader of the Moana Hotel band in Waikiki Beach, managed to copyright this song in '29 under new title "Ta-hu-wa-hu-wai" without substantial alterations, apart for some jazz accents in the arrangement.

(c) Andy Iona and his Islanders (1934) (as "Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wa-I (A Hawaiian War Song)")
Recorded August 29, 1934
Matrix LA 188
Released on Columbia 2962-D

Hawaiian Music Collection

Re-released on Columbia 35524 as "Hawaiian War Song"

Listen here: Hawaiian War Song (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wa-I) - Andy Iona.mp3

Hawaiian War Song (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wa-I) : Andy Iona : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

2 years later (on September 30, 1936) Andy Iona re-recorded the song for the Decca-label

78 RPM - Andy Iona And His Islanders - Ta-Hu-Wa-H-Wa-I (Hawaiian War Chant) / Maui Girl - Decca - USA - 1100

Listen here: Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wa-I - Andy Iona And His Islanders.mp3

Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wa-I : Andy Iona And His Islanders : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

(c) Harry Owens (1937)  (as "Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wa-I (Hawaiian Laughing Song)")
Recorded April 15, 1937 in Los Angeles
Matrix DLA 777
Released on Deca 1381

78 RPM - Harry Owens And His Royal Hawaiian Hotel Orchestra - Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wa-I / If Your Aloha Means I Love You - Decca - USA - 1381

(c) Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra (1939)  (as "Hawaiian War Chant")
Recorded November 29, 1938
Released on Victor 26126

Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra - Midnight On The Trail / Hawaiian War Chant (Shellac) at Discogs

Listen here: Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-hu - Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra.mp3

In 1939 the Merry Macs scored their first US Hit with a version of this song.

(c) The Merry Macs (1939) (as "Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wa-I (Hawaiian War Chant)")
Recorded February 24, 1939 in New York
Released on Decca 2333.

The Merry Macs - Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wa-I (Hawaiian War Chant) (Shellac) at Discogs

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(c) Felix Mendelssohn and His Hawaiian Serenaders  (1945) (as "Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)"
featuring Harry Brooker on the Electric Hawaiian Guitar and Kealoha Life on vocals

Felix Mendelssohn And His Hawaiian Serenaders* - My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua / Hawaiian War Chant (Shellac) at Discogs

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In 1946 Spike Jones scored a US Top 10 Hit with his novelty version of the song (which also included an "Aloha Oe"introduction)

(c) Spike Jones (1946) (as "Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)"

Spike Jones And His City Slickers / Spike Jones & His Wacky Wakakians* - The Glow-Worm / Hawaiian War Chant (Shellac) at Discogs

78 RPM - Spike Jones And His City Slickers - The Glow-Worm / Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai) - RCA Victor - USA - 20-1893

Spike Jones Murders Them All

Listen here: Hawaiian War Chant ( - Spike Jones and his Wacky Wakakians.mp3

(c) Jo Stafford (1951)
Recorded July 1951
Released on Columbia 39529

Jo Stafford - Kissin' Bug Boogie / Hawaiian War Chant (Shellac) at Discogs

45cat - Jo Stafford - Kissin' Bug Boogie / Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai) - Columbia - USA - 4-39529

Listen here: Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai) - Jo Stafford.mp3

The Ames Brothers also scored a US hit with their version.

(c) Ames Brothers (1951) (as "Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)"

The Ames Brothers - Sweet Leilani / Hawaiian War Chant (Shellac) at Discogs

45cat - Ames Brothers - Sweet Leilani / Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai) - Coral - USA - 9-60510

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In 1958 Johnny Kraaykamp en Rijk de Gooyer used the Ta-Hu-Wa chant at the beginning and at the end of their song "Het Goudgele Strand van Ameland".
They recorded the song in the attic studio of Pi Veriss. Both text and music were written by Pi Vèriss and Ad van der Gein (Cocktail Trio), but Rijk and Johnny also contributed and are therefore mentioned as co-composers.
Theo Ehrlicher, who played with the Kilima Hawaiians from 1946 until the end of 1958, joined on Hawaiian guitar on this version.

45cat - Rijk de Gooyer en Johnny Kraaykamp - Het Goudgele Strand (Van Ameland) / Ome Lowie En Tanta Jet - Telefunken - Netherlands - UH 9264

Rijk de Gooyer En Johnny Kraaykamp* - Het Goudgele Strand (Vinyl) at Discogs

(c) Kilima Hawaiians (1966)

45cat - The Kilima Hawaiians - Tigershark / Hawaiian War-Chant - CBS - Netherlands - 2358

De Kilima Hawaiians - Tigershark (Vinyl) at Discogs

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(c) Het Leedy Trio (1968) (as "Pa dat doen we")
Dutch lyrics by Bert Bibaz

Het Leedy Trio - Rel Del Del (Vinyl) at Discogs

Rel del del / Pa, dat doen we (ta-huwa) by Het Leedy Trio (Single): Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song list - Rate Your Music

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The muppets perform the "Hawaiian War Chant" in 1979

Tracks on Jim Henson's Muppet Show Music Album - The Muppets (1979) | SecondHandSongs

"Hawaiian War Chant" was also sung by Nathan Lane (the voice of Timon) in The Lion King (1994)

Hawaiian War Chant | The Lion King Wiki | FANDOM powered by Wikia

Hawaiian War Chant | Disney Wiki | FANDOM powered by Wikia

The Spike Jones version of the song was sampled on the 2011 Gorillaz album The Fall, on the song “The Parish Of Space Dust”.

Gorillaz's 'The Parish of Space Dust' sample of Spike Jones and His Wacky Wakakians's 'Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)' | WhoSampled

More coverversions:

The Originals © by Arnold Rypens - KAUA I KA HUAHUA'I

Cover versions of Kaua i ka huahua'i written by Leleiohoku,[Traditional] | SecondHandSongs

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