Label: Hana Hou - H 35001 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Pacific
The Hawaiian musician Charles K. Davis was perhaps not taken as seriously as he might have been during his career, often the lot of performers who utilize comedy in their acts. The latter description seems downright understated in terms of the way Davis took a musical package known as a "hapa haole" song and Charles K.L. Davis - Hawaiis Yesterday it on the listener's lap like a still quivering jellyfish, minus the stings. Experiencing one of his performances was perhaps not the way to be convinced as to the breadth of his musical education Charles K.L.
Davis - Hawaiis Yesterday the staggering amount of work he had put into his career. Even some members of his musically active family were apparently surprised at the course his career took, expecting that his serious childhood training as a vocalist, pianist, and cellist, and on an instrument that sounds about as far from Hawaii as Leipzig, the pipe organ, would have led to a classical career.
Which, for a time, it actually did. His performing career began after graduation with the momentum of a falling coconut. He collaborated with James Shigeta, actor and singer, on a duo that worked nightclubs on the lively Sunset Strip. When his partner was drafted, Davis headed back to New York as a solo performer and became the first Hawaiian to triumph at a Metropolitan Opera audition.
Thus began an opera career that included a tour of Russia, Charles K.L. Davis - Hawaiis Yesterday command performance at the White House, and co-starring roles on Broadway. This R.M.G. - You Know What I Want! all left behind for a career performing Hawaiian music that seems best described as raising hell, unless the specifics of one of his publicity Second Rendez-Vous - Jean Michel Jarre* - Rendez-Vous seems more specific: " Apparently this had been the material that he had really been studying when wandering the earth with opera repertory companies.
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