18 Dec 2011

Blue Smoke: These Kia Ora Islands

From Blue Smoke, 1:00 pm on 18 December 2011

These Kia Ora Islands
From left: Keil Isles, the Maori Hi Five, Stardusters and Librettos.

New Zealand artists’ cover versions of overseas hits – and early original pop songwriting.

  • Listen duration 57:21

Music Details: These Kia Ora Islands

Track: Those Kia Ora Islands
Artist: Morgan Clarke
Album: Kiwi Nostalgia: 25 Hits of the 50s
Composer: J G Hearne Jr
Label: Platinum CD PLAT 370

Track: Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots
Artist: the Stardusters with Crombie Murdoch and his Rhythm
78rpm disc
Composer: Leiber-Stoller
Label:  Tanza Z264

Track: R-O-C-K
Artist: the Bob Paris Combo
Album: Early Rock’n’Roll from New Zealand, vol 7 & 8
Composer: Keefer-Haley
Label: Collector CLCD7756/A/B

Track: Hawaiian Rock’n’Roll
Artist: the Hulawaiians
Album: Early Rock’n’Roll from New Zealand, vol 7 & 8
Composer: Phil Stebbing
Label: Collector CLCD7756/A/B

Track: Stuck on You
Artist: Eddie Howell
Album: Early Rock’n’Roll from New Zealand, vol 7 & 8
Composer: Schroder
Label: Collector CLCD7756/A/B

 Track: Hard Boiled Stomp
Artist: Kiwi Four
Album: Early Rock’n’Roll from New Zealand, vol 5 & 6
Composer: Smith
Label: Collector CLCD7755/A/B

Track: Twistin’ the Night Away
Artist: Antoni Williams
45rpm single
Composer: Cooke
Label: La Gloria GSP 052

Track: Your Cheatin’ Heart
Artist: Keil Isles
Album: Early Rock’n’Roll from New Zealand, vol 1 & 2
Composer: Hank Williams
Label: Collector CLCD7753/A/B

Track: Weeping Willow Tree
Artist: Tex Morton and Harry Thompson
78rpm disc
Composer: Morton
Label: Regal-Zonophone G23415

Track: Maple on the Hill
Artist: Caroline Ramblers
Album: Maple on the Hill
Composer: trad
Label: HMV 7EGM

Track: Muleskinner Blues
Artist: Rusty Greaves and Peter Posa
Album: Early Rock’n’Roll from New Zealand, vol 7 & 8
Composer: Jimmie Rodgers
Label: Collector CLCD7756/A/B

Track: Kupow
Artist: the Invaders
Album: Early Rock’n’Roll from New Zealand, vol 7 & 8
Composer: Robert Duke
Label: Collector CLCD7756/A/B
 
Track: Memphis
Artist: the Pleasers
Album: Let’s Go! With Pete Sinclair and the Pleasers
Composer: Chuck Berry
Label: Red Rooster RLP2

Track: Louie Louie
Artist: Dallas Four
45rpm single
Composer: R Berry
Label: Allied Int JAR509

Track: Ain’t Got No Home
Artist: Dave Henry -  (Henry) 7756
Album: Early Rock’n’Roll from New Zealand, vol 7 & 8
Composer: Clarence Frogman Henry
Label: Collector CLCD7756/A/B

Track: Keep a Knockin’
Artist: Sonny Day and the Sundowners 
Album: Early Rock’n’Roll from New Zealand, vol 7 & 8
Composer: Penniman
Label: Collector CLCD7756/A/B

Track: Great Balls of Fire
Artist: the Librettos
45rpm single
Composer: Hammer-Blackwell
Label: HMV HR221

Track: Baby It’s Love
Artist: the Librettos
45rpm single
Composer: Stone-Peacock
Label: HMV HR221

Track: The Sputnik Song
Artist: Julie Nelson with Don Ball Orchestra
45rpm single
Composer: uncredited
Label: Kiwi SA21

Track: Sticky Beak the Kiwi
Artist: Julie Nelson and the Satins, with Don Ball Orchestra
45rpm single
Composer: Cazna Gyp
Label: Kiwi SA15

Track: No Moa
Artist: Paul Walden,
EP: No Moa!
Composer: Wally Chamberlain
Label: HMV 7EGM 6089
 
Track: The Bellbirds
Artist: Willow Macky
EP: I Remember Summer
Composer: Willow Macky
Label: HMV 7EGM 6095

Track: Hula La
Artist: Howard Morrison Quartet with the Robert Walton Trio
45rpm single
Composer: Sam Freedman
Label: La Gloria GSP 029

Track: Hoea Ra
Artist: Maori Hi-Five
EP: Hi Five Tamoure
Composer: Paraire Tomoana
Label: HMV 7EGM 6074

Track: Hippy Hippy Shake
Artist: Maori Hi Five
Album: Early Rock’n’Roll from New Zealand, vol 5 & 6
Composer: C Romero
Label: Collector CLCD7755/A/B

Track: Shaking in the Shaky Isles
Artist: the Maori Troubadours
Album: Waiata: Maori Showbands, Balladeers & Pop Stars
Composer: Collins
Label: EMI 50999 6802952

Track: Tararua Tramp
Artist: Nick Nicholson and Neketini Brass
Album: Nick Nicholson and Neketini
Composer: Nicholson
Label: HMV CSDM 6264

Track: Bert Ralton's Maori-Hula medley
Artist: Bert Ralton's
78rpm disc
Composer: Bernard, Goetz, etc
Label: Columbia 3948

Track: Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist: the Radars
Album: Waiata: Maori Showbands, Balladeers & Pop Stars
Composer: Ellington-Strayhorn
Label: EMI 50999 6802952

Track: Po Atarau
Artist: Nick Nicholson and Neketini Brass
Album: Nick Nicholson and Neketini
Composer: Scott-Kaihau
Label: HMV CSDM 6264