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Sol Hoopii

Sol Hoʻopiʻi (Hawaiian pronunciation: [ˌhoʔoˈpiʔi]) (1902–16 November 1953) was born Solomon Hoʻopiʻi Kaʻaiʻai in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a Native Hawaiian guitarist, claimed by many as the all-time best lap steel guitar virtuoso, and he is one of the most famous original Hawaiian steel guitarists, along with Joseph Kekuku, Frank Ferera, Sam Ku West and "King" Bennie Nawahi.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1902 (Honolulu), Died November 16th, 1953 (Seattle)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, steel guitar

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 93 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W142793 10-in. 10/18/1926 Farewell blues Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) leader, instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W142794 10-in. 10/18/1926 Stack o' Lee blues Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) leader, instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W142795 10-in. 10/18/1926 Most of all I want your love Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) leader, instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W142796 10-in. 10/18/1926 Breeze (Blow my baby back to me) Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) leader, instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W143432 10-in. 3/7/1927 St. Louis blues Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) leader  
Columbia W143433 10-in. 3/7/1927 Tin roof blues Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) leader  
Columbia W143434 10-in. 3/7/1927 Hula blues Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) leader  
Columbia W143435 10-in. 3/7/1927 Chimes Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) leader  
Columbia W143436 10-in. 3/7/1927 Song of the islands Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) leader  
Columbia W143437 10-in. 3/7/1927 King's serenade Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) leader  
Columbia W144749 10-in. 10/12/1927 You're the only one Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) leader  
Columbia W144750 10-in. 10/12/1927 12th Street rag Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) leader  
Columbia W144751 10-in. 10/12/1927 Right or wrong Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio, with vocal (Hawaiian) leader  
Columbia W144752 10-in. 10/12/1927 Manao hea aloha Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio, with vocal (Hawaiian) leader  
Columbia W144753 10-in. 10/12/1927 Palolo Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble (Hawaiian) leader  
Columbia W144756 10-in. 10/13/1927 Radio blues Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) leader  
Columbia W144757 10-in. 10/13/1927 Meleana e Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) leader  
Columbia W144758 10-in. 10/13/1927 Sweet lei lehua Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal ensemble (Hawaiian) leader  
Columbia W145900 10-in. 3/23/1928 Iniki-malie Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) leader  
Columbia W145901 10-in. 3/20/1928 Lepe ulaula Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) leader  
Columbia W145902 10-in. 3/20/1928 E mama ea Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) leader  
Columbia W145903 10-in. 3/20/1928 Honolulu Harbor Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) leader  
Columbia W145904 10-in. 3/24/1928 Wahine u'i Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) leader  
Columbia W145905 10-in. 3/24/1928 Mauna Loa Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) leader  
Columbia W145906 10-in. 3/23/1928 Ka-moae Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) leader  
(Results 1-25 of 93 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hoopii, Sol," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106153.

Hoopii, Sol. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106153.

"Hoopii, Sol." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106153

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