Mudcat Café message #2711745 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #39684   Message #2711745
Posted By: Genie
29-Aug-09 - 06:24 PM
Thread Name: Your Favorite Hawaiian Songs
Subject: Song Of The Islands - who wrote it?
Checking YouTube, I found lots of versions of this particular "Song Of The Islands," but all except one were instrumental only. Some versions were waltz time, some 4/4, and even one a rather lively fox-trot temp (except that it sounded more 2/4 than 4/4).

The only vocal version had different lyrics than I'm familiar with.

This seems to be a very well known "Song Of The Islands," but as Q's post illustrates, it is hard to research it online because the title is so common and is used for other songs too

Song Of The Islands - 1928 Colonial Club Orchestra different lyrics, waltz time
Vocal chorus by Harold Scrappy Lambert

another instrumental version in waltz time
then changes to 4/4 time

4/4 time slow, band w trombone, banjo, clarinet etc

instrumental w 2 ukes

uke pedal steel guitar bass
slow 4/4 time

Louis Armstrong 1930
faster 2/4 time - Louis just scats and plays trumpet

Brother Oswald - medium slow 4/4 w steel guitar