WEBLEY EDWARDS PRESENTS HAWAII CALLS WITH AL KEALOHA PERRY
Webley Edwards Presents Hawaii Calls with Al Kealoha Perry was released in the year 1954 with a selection of songs that were chosen as favorites by the listeners of the radio program Hawaii Calls.
The album was recorded on the beach at Waikiki. Songs were performed by Sam Kapu, Lani, Andy Bright, Ben Kalama, Danny Kinilau, The Hawaii Calls Orchestra, Soloists and Chorus.
The song tracklist on the Webley Edwards Presents Hawaii Calls album includes the following songs:
1. Across The Sea
2. Na Lei O Hawaii (Song Of The Islands)
3. Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai (Hawaiian War Chant)
4. Lovely Hula Girl
5. Imi Au Ia Oe (King's Serenade)
6. My Island
2. Ke Kali Nei Au (Hawaiian Wedding Song)
4. The Hawaiian Cowboy
5. I'll See You In Hawaii
6. Aloha Oe (Hawaiian Farewell Song)
Text copy and information on the back album cover includes the following:
Beneath the Banyan Tree at the Moana Hotel on Waikiki Beach, Hawaii calls the World by radio each week. In that lovely tropical setting, more than a thousand happy, gaily clad islanders and tourists gather as Webley Edwards conducts Hawaii Calls a program that is carried on the mainland's Mutual Broadcasting System, the Canadian Dominion Network, the Australian Network, the Armed Forces Radio Service, by short wave to Africa, Asia and Oceania, to Latin America, and over the Voice of Freedom to Europe.
This worldwide fame and popularity depends on the inescapable lure of the island paradise, but also on the consistent charm and authenticity of the music of Hawaii Calls. Talented performers such as Sam Kapu, Lani, Andy Bright, Ben Kalama, Danny Kinilau, and the chorus, play and sing the native melodies under the musical leadership of Al Kealohoa Perry, as Webley Edwards tell the World of fascinating Hawaiian lore and legend.
When he asked his audiences to tell him which of the program's musical numbers they like the best, a myriad of responses came to Webley Edwards from all around the globe. The favorite selections that his listeners chose comprise this album, a collection that will enchant you always as, to the rhythmic sound of the surf, it conjures up the beautiful image of Hawaii.
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