Hawaiian War Chant





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Published on Apr 1, 2008

An early "music video" With Tony Pastor and Henry "Riggs" Guidotti (my dad) on drums.

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See Alec Baldwin wailing on sax!
The song was written by Prince Leleiohoku, the brother to two of Hawaii's ruling monarchs, in about the 1860s. The original song, in Hawaiian, was about a loving encounter in a moist, fern-covered bower. Many Hawaiian songs of this period, like this one, had lyrics which poetically and allegorically described sex. Various versions followed. The fake "Hawaiian" lyrics, along with the English ones, were written by an American with no knowledge of Hawaiian culture and published in the 1930s.
Well, the music swings, but those phony Hawaiian lyrics are tough on the ears! Particularly if you know the real history of this song and how it got turned into this strange end result.
A great band , but underrated, and came on the scene to late for the big bands. Tony was a great side man in other bands earlier, and of course their is Rosemary and Betty, great.
@PuzzlingEvidenceTV No, it's Adam Sandler.
Rosemary and Betty! Sensational band, and Tony Pator was an outstanding sax player. Thanks.
Δανάη Μαρία
omg my ears! kind of funny video but i totally agree with hebneh... =]
Chris Pirie
It is actually shown in video movie contents as "Para dribble Joe" - Slight alteration but my point stands re that it should actually be "Paradiddle Joe".   Best wishes, Chris
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Carlos Perón
well "schmissig"...!!!
@cenotosa1 how does it sound hawaiian,this is not the traditional hawaiian sound,i think you mean probabaly hawaiian rock-n-roll i think thats what its called,
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