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Charles E. King

Charles Edward King (January 29, 1874 – February 27, 1950) was an educator, Hawaii territorial legislator, and a songwriter who is most widely known as the composer of "Ke Kali Nei Au". King was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame in 1995. Music historian George Kanahele regarded King as the "Dean of Hawaiian Music", although this sobriquet is more associated with John Kameaaloha Almeida.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 29, 1874 (Nu‘uanu Pali), Died February 27, 1950 (United States of America)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter, arranger, leader

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 172 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-32634 10-in. 5/15/1925 Imi au ia oe Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor B-32635 10-in. 5/15/1925 Beautiful Kahana Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal duet (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor PBVE-42048 10-in. 3/2/1928 Na lei o Hawaii Kane's Hawaiians Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer, lyricist  
Victor PBVE-50840 10-in. 4/18/1929 Maile laulii Keaumoku A. Louis Tropical Orchestra Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BVE-56815 10-in. 4/1/1930 Song of the islands Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo composer  
Victor BVE-57253 10-in. 12/12/1929 Song of the islands Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BRC-71252 10-in. 1/18/1932 Song of the islands Mike Hanapi ; Ilima Islanders Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-72631 10-in. 5/17/1932 Na pua o Hawaii The Paradise Islanders Male vocal trio, with instrumental trio (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BS-76796 10-in. 9/5/1933 Song of the islands Hotel Walton Orchestra ; Vincent Travers Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBS-79240 10-in. 6/7/1934 Song of the island Charles Amalu Troupe Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-81378 10-in. 2/13/1934 Song of the islands Biltmore Trio ; Eddie Bush Vocal and instrumental trio (Hawaiian) composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-89001 10-in. 3/13/1935 Beautiful Kahana Royal Hawaiian Girls Glee Club Female vocal chorus and female vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BVE-89002 10-in. 3/13/1935 Pehea hoi an Royal Hawaiian Girls Glee Club Female vocal chorus, with instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-89031 10-in. 3/18/1935 Ke kali nei au Rosalie Flores ; Joseph Kamakau Hawaiian Orchestra ; Joseph Kamakau Instrumental ensemble, with female-male vocal duet (Hawaiian) lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-89037 10-in. 3/19/1935 Pehea ho'i au Bina Mossman Glee Club Female vocal chorus (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BVE-89039 10-in. 3/19/1935 Paauau Bina Mossman Glee Club Female vocal chorus, with female vocal solo (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BVE-89047 10-in. 3/22/1935 Song of the islands Royal Hawaiian Girls Glee Club Female vocal chorus, with female vocal duet (Hawaiian) composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-89048 10-in. 3/23/1935 Ka ulua Bina Mossman Glee Club Female vocal chorus (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BVE-89049 10-in. 3/23/1935 Lei ilima Bina Mossman Glee Club Female vocal chorus (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BVE-89053 10-in. 3/23/1935 Mi nei Bina Mossman Glee Club Female vocal chorus (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BVE-89058 10-in. 3/26/1935 Palola Sam Alama Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BVE-89060 10-in. 3/27/1935 Pua carnation Jack Heleluhe ; The String Ensemble of the Royal Hawaiian Band ; Frank J. Vierra String ensemble, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BVE-89065 10-in. 3/27/1935 Pidgin English John K. Panoke ; The String Ensemble of the Royal Hawaiian Band ; Frank J. Vierra String ensemble, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BVE-89076 10-in. 4/1/1935 Aloha oe e kuu lei Bina Mossman Glee Club Female vocal chorus (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BVE-89116 10-in. 4/6/1935 Na alii Bishaw's Serenaders Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
(Results 1-25 of 172 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "King, Charles E.," accessed March 5, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107029.

King, Charles E.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 5, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107029.

"King, Charles E.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 5 March 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107029

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