Ernest K. Kaai
Ernest Kaʻai (1881–1962) was considered by many to have been the foremost ukulele authority of his time, cited by some as being "Hawaii's Greatest Ukulele Player". Kaʻai, who was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, was said to have been the first musician to play a complete melody with chords. He was the son of Simon Kaloa Kaʻai, a prominent politician during the Kingdom of Hawaii.
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Birth and Death Data: Born 1881 (Honolulu), Died 1961 (Miami)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1940
Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, composer, songwriter, vocalist
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||PBS-79241||10-in.||6/7/1934||Across the sea||Charles Amalu Troupe||Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-89122||10-in.||4/7/1935||Across the sea||John Almeida Hawaiians||Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||composer|
|Victor||PBS-026207||10-in.||10/26/1938||Across the sea||Kuulei de Clercq ; Nalani de Clercq||Female vocal duet||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-058331||10-in.||12/9/1940||Hawaii across the sea||Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; George Kainapau ; Ray Kinney ; Henry Paul||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio (Hawaiian)||songwriter|
|Columbia||21287||10-in.||June 1911||Mahina malamalama||Kaai Glee Club ; Keala Kaai||Female vocal solo, with vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||leader|
|Columbia||21306||10-in.||June 1911||My Honolulu tom boy||Harry Clark ; Kaai Glee Club||Male vocal solo, with vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||leader|
|Columbia||21317||10-in.||June 1911||A song to Hawaii||Kaai Glee Club ; Ernest K. Kaai||Male vocal solo, with vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||vocalist, leader|
|Columbia||21320||10-in.||June 1911||Wahine ui||Kaai Glee Club ; Mr. Toit||Male vocal solo, with vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||leader|
|Columbia||21322||10-in.||June 1911||Makai ka makani o kohala||Kaai Glee Club ; Henry Kailimai||Male vocal solo, with vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||leader|
|Columbia||21328||10-in.||June 1911||Waialae||Harry Clark ; Kaai Glee Club||Male vocal solo, with vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||leader|
|Columbia||21329||10-in.||June 1911||Ahi vela||Kaai Glee Club ; Keala Kaai||Female vocal solo, with vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||leader|
|OKeh||S-71292||10-in.||Feb. 1923||Honolulu hula girl||Prince Lei Lani||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||composer|
|Brunswick||LAE171-LAE172||10-in.||Mar. 1928||Hola a pae||Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Kamakau Glee Club ; Joseph Kamakau||Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo and vocal chorus||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kaai, Ernest K.," accessed March 22, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107760.
Kaai, Ernest K.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 22, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107760.
"Kaai, Ernest K.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 22 March 2023.
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Wikipedia: Ernest Kaʻai
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LCNAR: Kaai, Ernest K. - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n97874920
Wikidata: Ernest Kaʻai - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q5393371
MusicBrainz: Ernest Kaʻai - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/bc8e592b-cc55-46f8-9350-6fafd8c4bdf4
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