Musiques del Mers du Sud (Music of the South Seas)

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Album Title: Musiques del Mers du Sud (Music of the South Seas)

Artist(s): various

Year: 1996

Label: Playsound

Country: France

Genre(s): Hawaiian/Polynesian

Format(s): Compact Disc

Availability: Import, Out of Print, Scarce

Track Listing:

DISC 1: "Authentic Hawaiian Guitar"
  1. Hula O Makee - Hawaiian Trio & Takiti
  2. Old Plantation - Hawaiian Trio & Takiti
  3. Hilawe - Hawaiian Trio & Takiti
  4. Mauna Kea - Hawaiian Trio & Takiti
  5. Nani O Hilo - Hawaiian Trio & Takiti
  6. Mai Poina Oe Ia 'U - Hawaiian Trio & Takiti
  7. Manuela Boy - Hawaiian Trio & Takiti
  8. Wahine Ui - Hawaiian Trio & Takiti
  9. Nancy - Hawaiian Trio & Takiti
  10. E Mama E - Hawaiian Trio & Takiti
  11. Alekoki - Hawaiian Trio & Takiti
  12. Aloha No Wau Iko Maka - Hawaiian Trio & Takiti
  13. Moani Keala - Hawaiian Trio & Takiti
  14. He Manao He Aloha - Hawaiian Trio & Takiti
  15. Konikoni - Hawaiian Trio & Takiti
  16. Akahi Hoi - Hawaiian Trio & Takiti
  17. Mauna Loa - Hawaiian Trio & Takiti
  18. Makalapua - Hawaiian Trio & Takiti
  19. Aloha Oe - Hawaiian Trio & Takiti
  20. Mauruuru A Vau - Hawaiian Trio & Takiti
DISC 2: "Vahine"
  1. Tuma Kore - Henriette
  2. Orama - Emma
  3. Taku El - Apita
  4. Tiare Tarua - Esther
  5. To Hiu - Leonie
  6. Ofai Tere - Claudine
  7. Oriraa I Tahiti - Poline
  8. Tiurai Hanahana - Liliane
  9. Hoi Hoi Mai Here Iti - Loma
  10. rai Tahiti Roa - Marie
  11. Tautai - Suzanne
  12. Tiaa Noera - Frangipanes
  13. Mihi Au Imi A Pll Au - Heikura
  14. Motu Uta - Heikura
  15. Te Riuriu - Irma
  16. Mahalo - Liliane
  17. Tapuai Manu - Liliane
  18. Eita Vau E Fiu - Emma
  19. Taku Tamaiti - Emma
  20. Manureva - Poline
DISC 3: "Polynesia"
  1. Tamure-'Tamure Tuufotu' - Charley Mauu & les Royal Polynesians
  2. Tiare - Charley Mauu & les Royal Polynesians
  3. Vanavana - Charley Mauu & les Royal Polynesians
  4. Tangi Tika - Charley Mauu & les Royal Polynesians
  5. Tau Here - Charley Mauu & les Royal Polynesians
  6. Vahine Anamite - Charley Mauu & les Royal Polynesians
  7. Minoi Minoi - Charley Mauu & les Royal Polynesians
  8. Manu Rere - Charley Mauu & les Royal Polynesians
  9. Papio - Charley Mauu & les Royal Polynesians
  10. Mareva - Charley Mauu & les Royal Polynesians
  11. Cafe Au Lait - Charley Mauu & les Royal Polynesians
  12. Vahine Anamite - Bimbo & Les Royal Tahitians
  13. E Tupiti - Bimbo & Les Royal Tahitians
  14. Aue Te Vahine Popaa - Bimbo & Les Royal Tahitians
  15. Manuela Boy - Bimbo & Les Royal Tahitians
  16. A Ore Huruhuru To Te Manu - Bimbo & Les Royal Tahitians
  17. Tapu Taa He - Charley Mauu & Les Royal Polynesians/Bimbo & Les Royal Tahitians
  18. Pichihuaa' Aheu'eu - Bimbo & Les Royal Tahitians
  19. Tamure Bimbo 'To To To E' - Bimbo & Les Royal Tahitians
  20. Mauruuru A Vau - Charley Mauu & les Royal Polynesians

Notes:

An absolutely wonderful collection of 6 albums (60 songs in all) on 3 CD's from France.  The real jewel in this collection is disc #3 which contains the complete Charles Mauu LP from capitol records "Polynesia!" (the only place to get that album digitally until now) The other albums are also wonderful as well, particularly the tracks by Hawaiian Trio. All the tracks are from the master tapes and the audio sparkles.  The down side it the cost.  The set is now out of print but even in print it was a bit pricey.  The other down side, albeit small, is the handling of the mono audio-in the case of Charley Mauu's "Polynesia" album, the original was in mono (before the days of stereo recordings).  In this case, they panned the music a little more to one side and added a slight reverb to the other channel to simulate stereo.  The result is not really noticeable in speaker listening, but is noticeable in headphones.  Personally I wish they would just leave the mono audio centered and untouched.  But oh well. Recently, "Polynesia" has been reissued as a digital download.  Either way, this collection is still a fantastic listen and worth it for the collector who wants some Polynesian music.

Sample Track: 09 Papio

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