Mekia Kealakai

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, guitar, songwriter

Notes: "Mekia" means "Major" in Hawaiian. Name also spelled Mekia Kealaka'l.

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-15355 10-in. 11/6/1914 Lei awapuhi Toots Paka Hawaiian Troupe Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor B-16600 10-in. 10/5/1915 Kawaihau waltz Louise and Ferera Guitar duet (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor B-25655 10-in. 10/18/1921 Kawaihau waltz Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BVE-43950 10-in. 5/7/1928 Kawaihau waltz Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BVE-89061 10-in. 3/27/1935 Ko leo Jack Heleluhe ; The String Ensemble of the Royal Hawaiian Band ; Frank J. Vierra String ensemble, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor PB-94 10-in. 2/21/1925 Halena medley Alika Hawaiian Trio Hawaiian instrumental trio composer  
Victor PBVE-213 10-in. 5/11/1926 Na lani eha Keaumoku A. Louis Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor PBVE-306 10-in. 5/12/1927 Lei awapuhi Keaumoku A. Louis Male vocal solo, with orchestra (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor [Trial 1918-10-11-02] Not documented 10/11/1918 Black and white Mekia Kealakai ; Bob Nawahine Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 39809 10-in. 2/2/1915 Kawaihau July Paka Steel guitar solo (Hawaiian) composer  
Columbia 77884 10-in. 6/12/1918 Kawaihau waltz Frank Ferera ; Irene Greenus ; Helen Louise Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) composer  
Columbia W146685 10-in. 5/25/1928 Kawaihau Silver String Quartette Instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) composer  
Columbia W146698 10-in. 5/27/1928 Na lani eha Liahona Glee Club Vocal chorus, unaccompanied (Hawaiian) composer  
Columbia W149865 10-in. 11/19/1930 E pele e Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) composer  
OKeh S-7499 10-in. July 1920 Kawaihau Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) composer  
OKeh 9241 10-in. July 1925 Kawaihau waltz Kimo Kalohi Steel guitar solo (Hawaiian) composer  
Brunswick [Br cat 5213-a] 10-in. approximately Mar. 1918 Kawaihau Louise, Ferera, and Greenus Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Brunswick E31900 10-in. Jan. 1930 Kawaihau waltz Palakiko & Paaluhi Steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) composer  
Brunswick E36962 10-in. 8/5/1931 Pua kukui Kalama Quartette Male vocal and instrumental quartet songwriter  
Brunswick LAE89 10-in. March 1928 Lei awapuhi Joseph Kamakau Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus composer  
Brunswick LAE201 10-in. May 1928 Waipio (To Kahalelaukoa) David Burrows Trio ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Ray Kinney Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and steel guitar trio (Hawaiian) composer  
Edison 3042 10-in. 5/19/1914 Waialae Toots Paka's Hawaiians Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Edison 5108 10-in. 10/27/1916 Kawaihau waltz Ford Hawaiians Instrumental duet (Hawaiian) composer  
Edison 5274 10-in. 1/9/1917 Waialae medley Waikiki Hawaiian Orchestra Jazz/dance band (Hawaiian) composer  
Edison 18768 10-in. 9/27/1928 Ko leo William Kalama ; Mid-Pacific Hawaiians Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
(Results 1-25 of 26 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kealakai, Mekia," accessed July 23, 2024,

Kealakai, Mekia. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 23, 2024, from

"Kealakai, Mekia." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 July 2024.

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