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Early Hawaiian Classics

Creator:
Kalama Quartette  Search this
Editor:
Strachwitz, Chris  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
Hawaii
Date:
1978
Contents:
Medley of hulas -- Inikiniki malie -- Mama E -- No moku eha -- Ua like no a like -- Wai o minehaha -- Hano hano hanalei -- On the beach of Waikiki -- Hoomau a hoomau -- Lei ana ika mokihana -- Kaleponi -- Heeia (Ancient hula) -- Hoo-hihi oe ke ike mai -- Aloha oe.
Local Numbers:
FP-ARH-LP-9022

Folklyric.9022
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
El Cerrito, CA Folklyric 1978
General:
Program notes by Bob Brozman. Event notes: "Original recordings were made 1927 to 1930."
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Topic:
World music  Search this
Hula (Dance)  Search this
Music -- Hawaii  Search this
Hawaiian guitar music  Search this
Identifier:
CFCH.ARHO, Item FP-ARH-LP-9022
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Arhoolie Records Business Records and Audio Recordings
Arhoolie Records Business Records and Audio Recordings / Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5f26735ed-1d35-4afb-84b8-447d1b38f2ae
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-arho-ref13

RFS 612 On the Beach at Waikiki: Hawaiian Guitar Music from the 'teens to 'fifties, compiled by Samuel Charters

Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Container:
Box Asch_02_002, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981
Scope and Contents note:
Proofs, back flap copy
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, File Asch_02_002_018
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 2: Folkways Production / 2.1: Production Files
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5b0e3a8ec-d426-4f6d-a175-8541fc449762
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref4076

Kīkā kila : how the Hawaiian steel guitar changed the sound of modern music / John W. Troutman

Author:
Troutman, John William  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 372 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Hawaii
United States
Date:
2016
Topic:
Hawaiian guitar--History  Search this
Music--History  Search this
World music--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1055894

The history & artistry of National resonator instruments / by Bob Brozmen ; with John Dopyera, Jr., Richard A. Smith & Gary Atkinson

Author:
Brozmen, Bob  Search this
Dopyera, John  Search this
Smith, Richard A. Dr  Search this
Atkinson, Gary  Search this
Subject:
National Reso-Phonic Guitars, Inc History  Search this
Physical description:
290 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Guitar makers  Search this
Stringed instrument makers  Search this
Hawaiian guitar--Pictorial works  Search this
Mandolin--Pictorial works  Search this
Guitar--Construction  Search this
Call number:
ML1015.G9 B88 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_453543

Hawaiian guitars and accessories

Author:
Oahu Publishing Co  Search this
Physical description:
18 p
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1990
1935
C1990
Topic:
Hawaiian guitar--Catalogs  Search this
Guitar--Equipment and supplies--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
48348
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_464145

McIntire Family Hawaiian Entertainers Collection

Donor:
McIntire, Lani Ellen  Search this
Creator:
Mayo, Jean Alice, 1897-?  Search this
Names:
Hawaiians (Musical group : Lani McIntire)  Search this
McIntire, Lani  Search this
Misilagi, "Freddie" Letuli Olo, 1919-2003  Search this
Extent:
1.25 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1920-2011, undated
Summary:
Photographs and ephemera collected by the McIntire Family of Hawaiian musicians documenting their careers throughout the United States, and those of other performers.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of photographs and ephemera relating to and collected by the McIntire family of Hawaiian musicians as well as materials from fellow performers. Photographs of Lani McIntire and members of his orchestra as well as those of his brothers, and niece Lani Ellen McIntire are numerous. There are programs, newspaper articles, postcards, advertisements, sheet music, and one album cover. The collection dates from the early 20th century to the late 20th century and is a comprehensive collection documenting the extensive career of the McIntire family and those that worked with them, and performers they worked with in motion pictures, night clubs, and hotels.

The collection also, "documents Lani E. McIntire's craft and career as one of the most prolific professional practitioners of Pacific Islander dances in the mid-20th century. She traveled the United States and parts of the world with Native Hawaiian and Samoan troupes, and carefully documented their travel and work." The collection critically documents, "the Hollywood Pacific Islander community that established the "Polynesian Club" scene in Hollywood [California], as well as of the Pacific Islander communities that did the same work in New York City [New York}, New Orleans [Louisiana], and other metropolitan areas in the United States."

This collection includes "candid "on the road" photographs, photographs of members of these communities socializing together during their off-time, as well as publicity photographs that together document the work as well as the cultural expressions of Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander musical entertainers. The portion of the collection that originated with Jean Alice Mayo documents the early years of filmmaking in Silent Era Hollywood. These photographs consist of "on set" candids, publicity photographs, "head-shots" of various celebrities, glamour photographs, and documentation of early stuntwomen.

Source

National Museum of American History, Acquisition Information Sheet, July 17, 2021, Archives Center Control File NMAH.AC.1511.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Photographs, 1920-1960, undated

Series 2: Scrapbook Pages, Personal Papers, and Ephemera, 1929-2011, undated
Biographical / Historical:
The McIntire family has a long history in performance of Hawaiian music, especially Hawaiian guitar, and dance. Lani McIntire (1904-1951) composer, vocalist, and guitarist, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1904. Initially he entered his father's laundry business but then landed a position as ship's musician that led to a life-long career as a professional musician. Lani served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Birmingham as a bugler and musician in the Navy Band. After the war, Lani formed his own orchestra. In addition to leading his own orchestra, he wrote and recorded his own music the most popular song being, "The One Rose." As of 1941, he had recorded over 150 compositions and with Sam Koki recorded a version of "Sweet Leilani" that sold over two million copies. His orchestra played nationally, and it was reported that his favorite venue was the Lexington Hotel in New York City, New York.

The McIntire's, "played a critical role in creating a global Hawaiian music craze that by the 1930s had swept Japan, the Philippines, New Zealand, Austrailia, and the continental United States." Al McIntire (1906-1960) bass player and vocalist and his brothers Richard "Dick" McIntire (1902-1951) Hawaiian steel guitar player, and the aforementioned Lani McIntire became some of the best-known Hawaiian musicians in the world. They left Oahu in the 1920s and played in Polynesian-themed nightclubs while recording and working on feature films along with the extensive Pacific Islander community based in Hollywood, California. The McIntire brothers younger sister, Kahala McIntire (1925-2003) "stowed away on a ship at the age of 15 to work on the continent as a professional hula dancer." The McIntire's were well known performing in Hollywood, California, Chicago, Illinois, and at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York. The McIntire's recorded "hundreds of songs with fellow Hawaiian musicians and with populuar non-Hawaiian artists cush as Jimmie Rodgers and Bing Crosby."

The liner notes from Lani McIntire's "Aloha Hawaii" album read, "You'll hear Lani McIntire broadcasting twice a week, over a 190-station Mutual Broadcasting System network. You'll see him at the Hotel Lexington in New York City-or at another of American's famous night spots. (He's played at the Biltmore Bowl and the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, the Book Cadillac Hotel, Detroit, the Congress Hotel, Chicago, and many others).

As you listen, you'll soon know why Lani is called, "King of Hawaiian Music". In a few minutes, the exotic, native rhythm . . . the soothing, haunting melodies . . . will create for you a vision of lush, tropical islands, of star-studded skies and warm, romantic nights.

Lani would have to be a native Hawaiian, born with that rhythm in his blood, to play the way he does-his mother was Hawaiian, his father Scotch, and he was born in Honolulu. But he didn't start his musical career until he joined the Navy, where he began playing the saxaphone. He soon switched to the guitar-which he now plays as he leads his orchestra.

'When I got my discharge from the Navy," McIntire explains, "I went to Hollywood and for eight years worked in movies. Mostly, my contributions could be heard but not seen-although finally I did appear with Bing Crosby in several pictures."

Composer, arranger, guitarist, singer-Lani McIntire has many unusual talents that stamp him as one of the most versatile of all orchestra leaders." ("Aloha Hawaii" album cover, undated)

Lani Ellen McIntire (1934-), daughter of Al McIntire and Jean Alice Mayo (1897-?) a white woman who acted in silent films and was an equestrian rider, dancer, and vocalist, continued the family performing tradition. Lani Ellen was raised in the Hawaiian community and performed hula during her family's entertainments from a young age. Lani Ellen performed dance professionally into the 1970s. She appeared on television and in Hollywood films such as, "Around the World in 80 Days" (1956). Lani Ellen was married to (1) "Freddie" Letuli Olo Misilagi (1919-2003) an American Samoan entertainer, who began dancing at the age of 15 and was described in his obituary as the "father" of the fire knife dance. Letuli later was elected village senator in 1977 and "was re-selected to the Samoan Senate in 1993."

Sources

National Museum of American History, Acquisition Information Sheet, July 17, 2021, Archives Center Control File #1511.

"Chief Letul Olo, 84, of Samoa; Father of the Fire Knife Dance", obituary, The New York Times, July 31, 2003, Section B, page 9.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution by Lani Ellen McIntire, August 2021.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Photographers -- California -- Hollywood  Search this
Topic:
American Polynesia -- Hawaiian Islands  Search this
Hawaiian guitar  Search this
Hawaiian guitar music  Search this
Motion picture studios -- California -- Hollywood  Search this
Orchestras -- 1930-1940  Search this
Singer-Songwriters  Search this
Dancers  Search this
Entertainers -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ephemera -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Citation:
McIntire Family Hawaiian Entertainers Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1511
See more items in:
McIntire Family Hawaiian Entertainers Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a7df9d64-55ec-44bf-8aa1-97945b002382
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1511

The Hawaiian steel guitar and its great Hawaiian musicians / compiled and edited by Lorene Ruymar ; foreword by Jerry Byrd

Title:
Hawaiian guitar
Author:
Ruymar, Lorene  Search this
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association  Search this
Physical description:
200 p. : ill., facsims., music, ports. ; 31 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Hawaii
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Hawaiian guitar  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Popular music--History and criticism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_674932

Sacred steel : inside an African American steel guitar tradition / Robert L. Stone

Title:
Inside an African American steel guitar tradition
Author:
Stone, Robert L. 1944-  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 280 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2010
C2010
Topic:
Church music--African American churches  Search this
Hawaiian guitar music--History and criticism  Search this
African American guitarists  Search this
African American church musicians  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_983779

Sacred steel : the steel guitar tradition of the House of God, Keith Dominion, a Holiness-Pentacostal church / Arhoolie Foundation presents ; directed, written and researched by Robert L. Stone ; produced by Chris Strachwitz & Alan Govenar

Title:
Steel guitar tradition of the House of God churches
Arhoolie Foundation presents Sacred steel
Author:
Sanders, Bob Ray  Search this
Stone, Bob 1944-  Search this
Strachwitz, Chris  Search this
Govenar, Alan B. 1952-  Search this
Arhoolie Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Video recordings
Documentary films
Date:
2003
℗2003
Topic:
Gospel music  Search this
Church music--Holiness churches  Search this
Hawaiian guitar music  Search this
Holiness churches  Search this
African American church musicians  Search this
Sacred songs with guitar  Search this
Call number:
video 001653
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1101631

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