Review of Hawaiian & Hawaiian Guitar Records
Review of Hawaiian & Hawaiian Guitar Records .
1891 - 1960
Written and Compiled by T. Malcolm Rockwell
Mahina Piha Press
Running a company like Document puts me slightly on the back foot when it comes making any criticism about the activities of someone like T. Malcolm Rockwell. Certainly, I rarely tell anyone to get a life these days.
Projects like these are so commendable for two main reasons. I’m sure that you will be ahead of me here. First, there is the fact that the cloud of mystery that hangs over the huge body of recording suddenly disperses and there we are, everything that we need to know about the recorded output of hundreds and hundreds of artists. Second, the sheer task of such an undertaking, which in this case, has taken fifteen years of research.
The discography comes in CD form . It can be a little tricky to open at first but once that you figure out which suits your computer best, with guides by the author in the printed booklet notes, then what you are faced with can only be described as astonishing (I found that the best way is to open it for me was through Acrobat Reader)
This amazing discography should be on the shelf of anyone with an interest in vintage Hawaiian, World or Steel Guitar recordings. At $75.00 it’s a snip and can be ordered by visiting www.78data.com