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The History of the Sons of Hawaiʻi production materials

This subcollection contains the production materials and raw footage for the documentary The History of the Sons of Hawaiʻi. Some of the leading voices of the Hawaiian cultural renaissance, which began in the early 1960s, were musicians and singers. Their songs carried feelings that were yearning to be expressed throughout the island chain. Among the most influential groups of that era was the Sons of Hawaiʻi, led by Eddie Kamae, already famous for his ʻukukele styling, and by the great vocalist and slack-key guitar virtuoso, Gabby Pahinui, together with bassist Joe Marshall and the brillant young steel guitar player David "Feet" Rogers. This 80 minute feature length documentary, the seventh in the Kamaes' award-winning Hawaiian Legacy Series, tells the story of a charismatic band. Spanning forty years of Hawaiʻi's rich musical tradition, the film offer an intimate look at a unqiue group of performers and composers, their songs, their humor, their devotion to a sound that continues to convey something essential about the Hawaiian spirit. Directed by Eddie Kamae; Produced by Myrna Kamae and Rodney A. Ohtani; directed by Rodney A. Ohtani; written by James D. Houstan; and narrated by Kaʻupena Wong.

Genres

  • Documentary

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Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaiʻi appear live at Sea Life Park 11/1/91 tape 1

Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaiʻi appear live at Sea Life Park 11/1/91 tape 1

Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaiʻi perform at Sea Life Park recorded on November 1, 1991. Band members include: Eddie Kamae, Joe Marshall,...

Year:
1991
Duration:
00:18:10
Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaiʻi appear live at Sea Life Park 11/1/91 tape 2

Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaiʻi appear live at Sea Life Park 11/1/91 tape 2

Continued performance from title 23175, Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaiʻi perform at Sea Life Park recorded on November 1, 1991. Band members...

Year:
1991
Duration:
00:21:51
Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaiʻi appear live at Sea Life Park 11/1/91 tape 3

Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaiʻi appear live at Sea Life Park 11/1/91 tape 3

Continued performance from titles 23175 and 23176, Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaiʻi perform at Sea Life Park recorded on November 1, 1991. Band...

Year:
1991
Duration:
00:07:27
Backyard jam session with Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaiʻi for NBC Today 11/2/91 tape 1

Backyard jam session with Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaiʻi for NBC Today...

Backyard jam session with Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaiʻi recorded on November 2, 1991 for NBC Today. In this video the Sons of Hawaiʻi - Eddie...

Year:
1991
Duration:
00:20:40
Backyard jam session with Eddie Kamae and Sons of Hawaiʻi and interview with Eddie Kamae and Claybourne "Braddah Smitty" Smith for NBC Today 11/2/91 tape 2

Backyard jam session with Eddie Kamae and Sons of Hawaiʻi and interview with Eddie...

This video is a continuation of title 23179, Backyard jam session with Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaiʻi recorded on November 2, 1991 for NBC...

Year:
1991
Duration:
00:22:32
Interview with Joe Marshall 4/28/92 tape 1

Interview with Joe Marshall 4/28/92 tape 1

Interview with Joe Marshall recorded on April 28, 1992 for the documentary "The History of the Sons of Hawaiʻi." Marshall talks about meeting Gabby...

Year:
1992
Duration:
00:29:55
Interview with Joe Marshall 4/28/92 tape 2

Interview with Joe Marshall 4/28/92 tape 2

Continued from title 22749 interview with Joe Marshall recorded on April 28, 1992 for the documentary "The History of the Sons of Hawaiʻi."...

Year:
1992
Duration:
00:28:51
Interview with Joe Marshall 4/28/92 tape 3

Interview with Joe Marshall 4/28/92 tape 3

Continuation of title 22750 interview with Joe Marshall recorded on April 28, 1992 for the documentary "The History of the Sons of Hawaiʻi."...

Year:
1992
Duration:
00:22:37
Dennis Kamakahi performs "Hula o Makee" at ʻAnini Beach 4/22/94

Dennis Kamakahi performs "Hula o Makee" at ʻAnini Beach 4/22/94

This video includes several takes of Dennis Kamakahi sitting near the ocean singing "Hula o Makee" recorded on April 22, 1994 at ʻAnini Beach on...

Year:
1994
Duration:
00:31:21
PSAs with Booga Booga, Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaiʻi, Frank De Lima and Na Kolohe, and other PSAs 5/10/94

PSAs with Booga Booga, Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaiʻi, Frank De Lima and Na...

This video includes several takes of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) given by Booga Booga, the Sons of Hawaiʻi, and Frank De Lima and Na Kolohe...

Duration:
00:07:58
Interview with Kurt Johnson 10/1/94 tape 1

Interview with Kurt Johnson 10/1/94 tape 1

Interview with Kurt Johnson recorded on October 1, 1994 for the documentary "The History of the Sons of Hawaiʻi." Colonel Kurt Johnson, a member of...

Year:
1994
Duration:
00:31:11
Interview with Kurt Johnson 10/1/94 tape 2

Interview with Kurt Johnson 10/1/94 tape 2

Continued interview with Kurt Johnson recorded on October 1, 1994 for the documentary "The History of the Sons of Hawaiʻi." Topics include Gabby...

Year:
1994
Duration:
00:28:31
Sons of Hawaiʻi at Taro Growers Festival 10/22/95

Sons of Hawaiʻi at Taro Growers Festival 10/22/95

The Sons of Hawaiʻi performing at the Taro Growers Festival in Hanalei, Kauaʻi on October 22, 1995 for the documentary "The History of the Sons of...

Year:
1995
Duration:
00:21:06
Interview with Paul Kim and George Kuo at Taro Growers Festival Hanalei 10/22/95

Interview with Paul Kim and George Kuo at Taro Growers Festival Hanalei 10/22/95

Interview with Paul Kim and George Kuo separately recorded on October 22, 1995 for the documentary "The History of the Sons of Hawaiʻi." In his...

Year:
1995
Duration:
00:30:02
Interview with Claybourne "Braddah Smitty" Smith 10/29/94 tape 1

Interview with Claybourne "Braddah Smitty" Smith 10/29/94 tape 1

Interview with Claybourne "Braddah Smitty" Smith recorded on October 29, 1994 for the documentary "The History of the Sons of Hawaiʻi." This video...

Year:
1994
Duration:
00:30:41
Interview with Claybourne "Braddah Smitty" Smith 10/29/94 tape 2

Interview with Claybourne "Braddah Smitty" Smith 10/29/94 tape 2

Continued interview with Claybourne "Braddah Smitty" Smith recorded on October 29, 1994 for the documentary "The History of the Sons of Hawaiʻi."...

Year:
1994
Duration:
00:31:08