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Alfred Apaka

Alfred Aholo Apaka, Jr. (March 19, 1919 – January 30, 1960) was a Hawaiian singer whose romantic baritone voice was closely identified with Hawaii between the late 1940s and the early 1960s. Alfred Apaka was arguably the foremost interpreter of Hapa haole music, which melded Hawaiian music with traditional pop music arrangements and English lyrics to convey Polynesian imagery and themes.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 19th, 1919 (Honolulu), Died January 30th, 1960 (Honolulu)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1964

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 130 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-056466 10-in. 10/9/1940 Moon over Burma Alfred Apaka ; Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) vocalist  
Victor BS-058330 10-in. 12/9/1940 Uhe uhene Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio (Hawaiian) vocalist  
Victor BS-058333 10-in. 12/9/1940 Blue seashells Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet (Hawaiian) vocalist  
Victor BS-066180 10-in. 7/3/1941 Blossom of Bali Alfred Apaka ; Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) vocalist  
Victor BS-068710 10-in. 12/19/1941 Blue shadows and white gardenias Alfred Apaka ; Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Decca 114990 6/25/1964 Hawaiian paradise Alfred Apaka vocalist  
Decca L 5617 6/1/1950 I will remember you Alfred Apaka vocalist  
Decca L 5618 6/1/1950 Beyond the reef Alfred Apaka vocalist  
Decca L 5619 6/1/1950 White ginger blossoms Alfred Apaka vocalist  
Decca L 5620 6/1/1950 Lovely hula hands Alfred Apaka vocalist  
Decca L 5624 6/2/1950 The moon of Manakoora Alfred Apaka vocalist  
Decca L 5625 6/2/1950 Sleepy lagoon Alfred Apaka vocalist  
Decca L 5630 6/3/1950 The Hukilau song Alfred Apaka vocalist  
Decca L 5631 6/3/1950 Two shadows on the sand Alfred Apaka vocalist  
Decca L 5632 6/3/1950 Little brown gal Alfred Apaka vocalist  
Decca L 5633 6/5/1950 Humming waters Alfred Apaka vocalist  
Decca L 5634 6/5/1950 Hapa haole hula girl Alfred Apaka vocalist  
Decca L 5635 6/5/1950 I'll weave a lei of stars Alfred Apaka vocalist  
Decca L 6460 9/26/1951 Gay Hawaiian party Alfred Apaka vocalist  
Decca L 6461 9/26/1951 Kalua Alfred Apaka vocalist  
Decca L 6601 1/18/1952 Lovely hula girl Alfred Apaka vocalist  
Decca L 6602 1/18/1952 Please don't cry Alfred Apaka vocalist  
Decca L 6603 1/18/1952 Haunani Alfred Apaka vocalist  
Decca L 6604 1/18/1952 I give my love to you (The farewell song) Alfred Apaka vocalist  
Decca L 6774 5/20/1952 Goodnight Aloha Alfred Apaka vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 130 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Apaka, Alfred," accessed September 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106410.

Apaka, Alfred. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106410.

"Apaka, Alfred." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 September 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106410

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