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Hula Blues



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This song was a big hit in the 1930s back in the days when Hawaiian music was king, and lap steel guitars outsold "Spanish" guitars!

I'm playing a 1940s Rickenbacher lap steel, Fender Telecaster for rhythm, and Yamaha electric bass.

Comments appreciated! Mahalo and thanks for listening.
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Uploaded: Mar 08, 2006 - 10:50:39 AM
Last Updated: Mar 08, 2006 - 10:49:25 AM Last Played: Mar 21, 2019 - 08:14:01 AM
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ndfusion said 4765 days ago (March 8th, 2006)
Is this a "cover" song. Anyways, Sounds good. Mahalo

(sorry Im not much with words)
slackandsteel said 4765 days ago (March 8th, 2006)
Aloha ndfusion!!!

Yes, this is a cover. It was written in 1919 by Sonny Cuna. Words by Johnny Noble. It was a huge hit I'm told.

Here's the lyrics:

'Neath swaying palm trees
Warm friendly sea breeze
Where you hear the mellow steel guitars
Moaning sweetly under tropic stars

Fair land of flowers
And golden showers
Where the hula girlies sing and sway

On their ukuleles hear them play

Oh, oh, oh those loving Hula Blues
Tell me have you heard those loving Hula Blues
You can't imagine what you're feeling blue about
You simply glide and take a slide and
You want to shout
You wiggle, you giggle,
You wiggle to the Hula Blues
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Scott Carmichael said 4722 days ago (April 20th, 2006)
you can find anything here
great job... this is a very good recording... a blast from the past... what
is your signal path here??... how did you make this recording??

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Warren Smith said 4721 days ago (April 21st, 2006)
hawaiian period
Could you put up a picture of that old Rickenbacher? It would be great to see what it looks like.

I'm still waiting for my "Hawaiian Period" to arrive - it seems like lots of artists go through one.

This is nicely done - a sweet pleasure for the ears.
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Feter said 4561 days ago (September 28th, 2006)
perfect mood
how I love your playin ..this is so COool !!
Rickenbacher lap steel ??? wo !! I m impressed
great job !!
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MunichG said 4554 days ago (October 6th, 2006)
Great sound
I like the tone of the lead guitar... I know way too little about lap steel
guitars, but I love the sound. Very cool.
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Enrique Gil said 4534 days ago (October 26th, 2006)
I love the rhythm
never heard this song before but very catchy...I love it!
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slackandsteel said 4530 days ago (October 29th, 2006)
Thanks everyone!
Been a long time since I visited this site and pleasantly surprised to see these nice comments!

Here's a link to more music that I've recorded including a picture of my Dalmatian "Ruby" and my Rickenbacker Bakelite lap steel:


All recordings were done on an iMacG4 and Garageband. On some I used a POD, others I have mic'd with an SM57.

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Char said 3015 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
are impressive. Different instruments and genres, all played expertly. Thanks.
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Swing music, also known as swing jazz, is a form of jazz music that developed during the 1920s and solidified as a distinctive style during the 1930s in the United States. Swing is distinguished primarily by a strong rhythm section, usually including

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