PostHeaderIcon E Ō Maui: Irmgard Farden Aluli & Puamana

The musical legacy Mauiʻs Farden family stretches epically over at least four generations of musicians, entertainers, recording artists, songwriters, kumu hula, educators, and ambassadors of aloha. In her generation, Irmgard Farden Aluli had garnered attention as an entertainer and songwriter, but it was only in the 1980s that two definitive recordings of many of her songs were issued. She headlines the group “Puamana,” which consists of daughters Aima Aluli McManus and Mihana Aluli Souza, and niece Luana McKinney.

For many years I have enjoyed the CD reissue of tracks drawn from the two LPs. But it was upon digitizing both LPs this morning that I compared the track lists, and discovered that out of 26 songs on the two LPs, there were 14 songs were on the LPs that were not reissued on the CD, and the final track on the CD, “At the Copacabana,” was not included on either LP. So here is an accounting of the 1980s LPs as compared to the 1998 CD.

A single asterisk identifies songs from the 1982 LP that appeared on the CD; a double asterisk identifies songs from the 1986 LP that appeared on the CD. The songwriting credits are as reported on the LP labels and in the CD liner notes.

1982: One Little Dream of You (Puamana Productions PP-001)

  1. * “One Little Dream of You” written by Nane & Irmgard Aluli
  2. * “Maui” written by Mary Pukui and Irmgard Aluli
  3. * “Kūmū Kalidadidi” written by Irmgard Aluli
  4. “Puamōhala i ka Wēkiu” written by Frank Kahala and Irmgard Aluli
  5. * “No Hilahila” Written by Ed Halloway, Jr. and Irmgard Aluli
  6. * “Maunawili at Sundown” written by Irmgard Aluli
  7. “Sun and Sand” written by Mary Pukui and Irmgard Aluli
  8. * “E Maliu Mai” written by Irmgard Aluli
  9. * “You Taught Me How to Love You” written by Irmgard Aluli
  10. * “Kulaiapahia” written by Larry Kimura and Irmgard Aluli
  11. * “Ka Waimea Swing” written by Thelma Bugbee and Irmgard Aluli
  12. “Soft Hawaiian Eyes” written by Irmgard Aluli
  13. * “For a Peaceful World” written by Napua Stevens and Irmgard Aluli

1986:  Have A Smile (Puamana Productions PP-002)

  1. ** “Puamana” written by Irmgard Farden Alley
  2. “Kahukiaialo” written by Irmgard Farden Aluli
  3. “Ginger Memories” written by Edna Farden Bekeart
  4. “Nā Hoa He‘e Nalu” written by Irmgard Farden Aluli
  5. “Halona” / “Roselani” (written by W. J. Coelho / J. Elia  © Charles E King)
  6. “Kaho‘olawe” written by Irmgard Farden Aluli, Pilahi Paki, Inez Ashdown and Napua Stevens
  7. “Maui Moon” written by Andy Iona
  8. “Old Plantation,” written by David Nape © Charles E. King
  9. “Maui Girl” written by Ignacio Libornio
  10. “Hana By the Sea” written by Aima Aluli McManus
  11. “Ulupalakua” written by Emma Farden Sharpe
  12. “Lei Aloha, Lei of Love” written by Irmgard Farden Aluli
  13. ** “One More Round” written by Liberty Helenihi Belfast and Irmgard Farden Aluli

1998: From Irmgard With Love (Mountain Apple MACD-2049)

  1. ** “Puamana” Music by Irmgard Aluli, Words by Charles Kekua Farden
  2. * “You Taught Me How to Love You” Music & Words by Irmgard Aluli
  3. * “Kūmū Kalidadidi” Music & Words by Irmgard Aluli
  4. * “Kūla‘iapāhia” By Irmgard Aluli & Larry Lindsey Kimura
  5. * “No Hilahila” Words by Irmgard Aluli, Music by Ed Halloway
  6. * “One Little Dream of  You” By Irmgard Aluli (3rd verse words by Nane Aluli)
  7. * “E Maliu Mai” Music & Words by Irmgard Aluli; English lyrics by Nane Aluli
  8. * “Ka Waimea Swing” Music by Irmgard Aluli; Words by Thelma Bugbee
  9. * “Maunawili at Sundown” Music & Words by Irmgard Aluli
  10. ** “One More Round” Music by Liberty Helenihi Belfast; Words by Irmgard Aluli & Liberty Helenihi Belfast
  11. * “Maui” Music by Irmgard Aluli, Words by Mary Kawena Pukui
  12. “For a Peaceful World” Music by Irmgard Aluli, Words by Napua Stevens-Poire
  13. “At the Copacabana” Music & Words by Irmgard Aluli


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