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Jim Kimo West | Ki Ho'alu Christmastime

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Ki Ho'alu Christmastime

by Jim Kimo West

Warm, engaging and exquisitely-recorded acoustic guitar in the Hawaiian slack key tradition.
Genre: World: Hawaiian
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mele Kalikimaka
2:05 $0.99
2. The Christmas Song
2:26 $0.99
3. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
3:53 $0.99
4. Jingle Bell Rock
2:43 $0.99
5. Good King Wenceslas
2:46 $0.99
6. Away in a Manger
3:32 $0.99
7. Sleigh Ride
3:11 $0.99
8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
3:05 $0.99
9. Kanikapila Christmas
3:33 $0.99
10. O Holy Night
5:25 $0.99
11. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
2:41 $0.99
12. Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella
3:09 $0.99
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Album Notes
Jim Kimo West is regarded as one of the world's top Hawaiian "slack key"guitarists and composers of modern ki ho'alu repertoire. His style is best described as "nahenahe", meaning "gentle", his soft touch and deft technique being a signature of his sound. Kimo brings new tonalities and techniques to slack key while maintaing a solid foundation in traditional slack key.
Even older than the blues, Hawaiian slack key got it’s start in the 1830’s on the Big Island when Spanish vaqueros who were imported to teach the Hawaiians cattle management, gave guitars to the Hawaiian cowboys or “paniolos”.
Kimo is also known as long-time guitarist for the world’s most successful musical satirist, “Weird Al” Yankovic contributing his talents to many Grammy-winning CD’s, tours and TV appearances.



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Ena Zefram

How to give A Very Kimo Christmas!
How to simplify your Christmas gift-giving! The 'A Very Kimo Christmas' gift solution!
Step 1: identify all the lovely people you want to be lucky to hear Jim's CD and become a fan of his.
Step 2: buy the appropriate number of CDs (don't forget yourself!)
Step 3: find boxes of Hawaiian macadamia nut chocolates - you can order from places like Big Island Candies
Step 4: find or print out some festive Hawaiian holiday wrap - I wrap the CD in a pattern and the box in solid red
Step 5: send out the gift of Aloha to friends and wait to hear back about how much they LOVE their gifts!
Step 6: don't forget to tell Jim how folks love his CD and have become new fans of his (and Slack Key Guitar).