05/10/2020: “Song Of Old Hawaii” by George De Fretes & His Royal Hawaiian Minstrels

I’ve never been to Hawaii. I’d love to though. Seems like a great place.

It’s also well known for being intensely relaxed, which naturally filters through to the island’s music.

Case in point – this song. It’s a classic Hawaiian folk style, instantly recognisable as being from the Aloha isles.

Funny really, because George de Fretes was Indonesian and spent a lot of his career in the Netherlands.

Still – if you’re craving a soft ukelele, a slide guitar, and a blast of sonic sunshine, then whack this on!

It’s hard to say when this was recorded, because it appears on a posthumously released album called The Home Recordings Vol. 1. that was released in 1998.

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