Bla Pahinui | Big Knife Rock 'n' Roll, Rhythm & Blues

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Big Knife Rock 'n' Roll, Rhythm & Blues

by Bla Pahinui

Rock and Roll, Rhythm & Blues done by the singular Hawaiian artist, James 'Bla' Pahinui. Playing upside down and backwards ala Jimi Hendrix, Bla brings a unique playing style to every song he plays.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Traditional R&B
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Down and out Brother
5:33 $0.99
2. Fools Rush In
5:13 $0.99
3. Linda Lu
4:54 $0.99
4. Jailhouse Rock
5:43 $0.99
5. Love Me Tender
4:03 $0.99
6. In the Still of the Night
3:54 $0.99
7. Mustang Sally
6:55 $0.99
8. Tell Her This
4:24 $0.99
9. Insha Allah
3:50 $0.99
10. Nanakuli
3:13 $0.99
11. Waimanalo Blues
3:37 $0.99
12. Away in the Manger
2:58 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
James Daniel ‘Bla’ Pahinui is the second son of the man who sang the story of our lives, Philip ‘Pops’ ‘Gabby’ Pahinui. Bla’s appreciation for Hawaiian music came early, but so did a love for the rhythm and blues, honky tonk, the Beatles and the Stones, the music his dad loved to hear. At the age of ten, Bla took a two-by-four, pounded nails in, top and bottom, stretched fishing line between and made music. Gabby gave Bla a Martin tenor ‘ukulele and showed him how to bring a story out of the strings. Guitar came later and stayed. Being a lefty, he learned to play upside down and backwards, creating his unique sound.

He has the ability to take a song and change it into something special and unique - Linda Lu a well-known R&B standard from the 50s/60s is slown down to a ballad that brings new meaning to the lyrics. New lyrics to another standard, Kansas City pay homage to an area on the island of Oahu called Nanakuli. A Hawaiian musician who transcends stereotyping, his music will make you sing and make you cry.



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