The cd "Genial Hawaiians" includes all 12 recordings by Jim & Bob , also known as the Genial Hawaiians ( and some other less well known monikers too, like the Crooning Guitarists for example) ...plus all 12 recordings by George Ku's Paradise Islanders. The latter feature the beautiful steel playing of Charlie Opunui .
Our good friend Cyril LeFebvre wrote most of the notes , and the 32 page booklet also includes an introduction from Michael Messer plus contributions from acknowledged experts John Marsden, Stacy Phillips and Bob Brozman. Renowned researcher John Troutman tracked down several long-lost documents ...look out for John's forthcoming book on the history of the Hawaiian steel guitar in 2014. Martin Wheatley added expertise on pitch correction of the original 78s and the tunings employed by Bob Pauole and Charles Opunui.
Robert Armstrong and Patty Graves are responsible for the beautiful cover design , and Anne Barcat, did an outstanding job with designing the booklet .
Ted Kendall was the remastering expert !
We have recently learned that there is a new website devoted to the Genial Hawaiians ....here's the link: genialhawaiians.com