Titled " Encantador de la guitarra hawaiiana" our Stylo Magic label cd is available as a limited edition release for just £9 plus £1 postage to anywhere in the world. It will only be available direct from this website or from our colleagues at Earwig Studios and at R&F Charle, Galérie Véro-Dodat, Paris.
For the uninitiated , Daniel Arnau was a Hawaiian steel player from Spain ...from Estivella, near Valencia to be precise. He was a popular musician in Paris in the late 1920s and early 1930s, recording for a number of labels such as Disque Henry, Fotosonor and Grammophone. Two of his recordings were made available on the " Paris Plages d' Hawaii" complilation a few years ago released by Paris Jazz Corner.
Our Arnau retrospective features 17 tracks with Daniel playing acoustic Hawaiian steel guitar ...plus 3 rare German sides where Daniel is singing with a tango orchestra. Finally we include 2 "bonus" tracks recorded in New York by the David Manaku Troupe in 1919 ...Arnau isn't known to be present on these . However we do know that he appeared with Manaku's band during the same era so they are good examples of the earliest Hawaiian music Arnau was exposed to.
The cd has been produced with our friends at Earwig Studios and collects for the first time the vast majority of Arnau's 78s in one place. We are grateful to some good people for letting us borrow their incredibly scarce original discs ...including Ingo Scharnewski, Sam Palmer, John Marsden .
More than anything we must express our huge gratitude to Lluis Mesa from Arnau's home town in Estivella . Lluis has researched Daniel's career and background and has unearthed many treasures and been kind enough to share them with us. Thank you Lluis !!
...and finally our cd features notes by our expert friend Cyril LeFebvre ...we felt it appropriate to produce the cd notes in Catalan, Arnau's native tongue ...but for French and English customers we are including a separate translation
and here's a photo of Daniel Arnau ( thanks Lluis !)
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