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Besides the Cyril LeFebvre discs described on the preceding page there are several other products we recommend that Hawaiian guitar lovers ... and all guitar enthusiasts actually...  investigate . These are not available from this website but where possible we include links to retailers/ stockists who can supply them:

"Genial Hawaiians" which reissues all 12 Jim & Bob recordings from their 1933 session for Bluebird , along with all 12 sides made by George Ku's Paradise Islanders ... 

 Ken Emerson and Robert Armstrong " Escape to Jazz Island"

Gino Bordin " Virtuose de la guitare hawaïenne" reissued 25 vintage sides from this Parisian maestro of the steel guitar ...Europe's most significant exponent of the instrument in our view

You can order direct from City Hall Records in San Rafael, California . Other stockists for the above  include Bear Family and Red Lick mail order stores.

More of Gino Bordin can be found on the "Paris Plages d'Hawaii" compilation produced by Cyril LeFebvre and Dominique Cravic for the Paris Jazz Corner (PJC) label. 24 tracks in all by Bordin and his contemporaries Edouard Jacovacci, Alex Manara, Daniel Arnau and Mori Totti. We're no longer sure how the cd can be bought but will add details if we can find them ( PS it comes with a Robert Crumb designed cover)

Probably everyone visiting this site is already a Sol Hoopii fan ...we certainly are. Besides the old Rounder reissues there are 3 CDs of Sol's 1920s/ 30s material which we can't commend highly enough. Firstly there's the Origin Jazz Library " Classic Hawaiian Steel Guitar Performances 1933-34" which covers Sol's stunning Brunswick period and you can order direct from the label here ...you can also explore their superb Bix reissues while you're there

The second Sol CD to look for is the reissue of his earliest recordings made for the Sunset and Hollywood labels in California in 1925. You'll find this CD at City Hall Records website or possibly by mail order from Red Lick or Bear Family

The exceptional book by Mark Makin " Palm Trees, Senoritas...and Rocket Ships!" is a must-buy for National /Dobro enthusiasts ...take a look at our separate page for a few more images , then visit Mark's site to purchase your copy

 If you have difficulty obtaining any of the products recommended on this site please contact us here and we will try and put you in touch with a supplier

Les Hula Serenaders ! Some good friends of ours in Paris have  released a CD of vintage  Hawaiian tunes and steel guitar 1930s/Sol Hoopii style.

If you would like a copy then please email us and we'll let you know how to get one.

(photo: Fernando Fernandez Balina)

This is a wonderful brand new issue by Les Guitares Magiques ...please investigate the page we've now dedicated to this release


8 JANUARY 2018