Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday Night Movie Music



This is a brief discussion of how they created the sound track for THE DESCENDANTS. Having no experience with Hawaiian music-other than the idea it was all about doing a hula, I was very much taken with what real Hawaiian music was like.

Anyone out there a fan of this sort of music?

13 comments:

Kieran Shea said...

ahem.

Todd Mason said...

Well, yes. Though I haven't lived in the islands since 1984, and haven't been back since 1988, when the "Jawaiian" reggae-Hawaiian fusion tendency was reaching its height. And the only Brothers Cazimero album I have, yet, is HO'ALA...but if you're going to have just one...

My folks both grew up listening to HAWAII CALLS, which ran on the Mutual Broadcasting System for some thirty years or so, and would often be carried on country stations in the '40s, '50s and '60s, as Hawaiian music and folkier country and certainly bluegrass have a lot of affinity.

pattinase (abbott) said...

It is very relaxing music. Very mellow.

Todd Mason said...

Not always. Try the Peter Moon Band.

Al Tucher said...

Patti, you may have been hearing more Hawaiian music than you realize. For instance, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's music has been used in quite a few movie, TV show and commercial soundtracks. He died in 1997.

pattinase (abbott) said...

You're probably right. I am not very observant when it comes to music. I will look for him on you tube.

Cozy in Texas said...

I haven't seen this film yet (or heard the soundtrack). The last few George Clooney movies I've seen have been disappointing, but it seems that this one might be good.
Ann

pattinase (abbott) said...

Ann-if you like movies about family troubles, you will like this one.

Richard R. said...

My grandfather also listened to Hawaii Calls, never missed a broadcast! Thus I overheard a good deal of it, though I think there was a certain amount of Hilo Hattie mixed in there...

Todd Mason said...

Yup, Richard...just like Sarah "Minnie Pearl" Colley on THE GRAND OLD OPRY and HEE HAW...

Todd Mason said...

"Cane Fire," one of the bigger hits by the Peter Moon Band while I was still hearing them on the radio:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlgEr1MalvU

Cap'n Bob said...

I heard some music when I was there in 1989 and it sounded a lot like country swing to me. Probably not authentic. Nobody mentioned Don Ho, I see.

Todd Mason said...

Because the country swing stuff was more or less real Hawaiian music, CB, while Don Ho always was Las Vegas West.