30 Mar 2019

Worlds of Music- Ep 130-March 30 - April 2 2019

From Worlds of Music, 2:00 pm on 30 March 2019
Bill Sevesi in his Mt Roskill home studio

Bill Sevesi in his Mt Roskill home studio Photo: Supplied

Host Trevore Reekie features music from the movie Green Book and an exclusive acoustic performance by Kora player Sona Jobarteh recorded by RNZ at Womad 2019.

This week’s featured interview is with the late Tongan born musician and band leader, Wilfred Jeffs who later changed his name to Bill Sevesi and was inducted into the  APRA Hall of Fame in 2015.

During the early 1950’s Bill Sevesi and his band the Islanders toured internationally, recorded a large catalogue of albums released on his own label and fulfilled his dream of ukuleles being taught to kids in schools. The interview was recorded at his home in Mt Roskill celebrating his life story and magnificent contribution to Pacific music before he passed away in April 2016.

This audio is not downloadable due to copyright restrictions.

 
Music Details

Don Shirley Trio
Water Boy
Arranged by Don Shirley
Don Shirleys Best
Cadence Records

Sona Jobarteh
Jarabi
Sona Jobarteh
Recorded by RNZ
RNZ

Bill Sevesi (feat Bill Wolfgram)
Hula Lady
Bill Sevesi
Hula Lady
Bill Sevesi

Maarja Nuut & Ruum
Kuud kuulama
Maarja Nuut & Ruum
Muunduja
Fat Cat Records

Debashish Bhattacharya
E Ku'u Morning Dew
Eddie Kamae
Hawaii to Calcutta: A Tribute to Tau Moe
Riverboat Records

Bill Sevesi and his Islanders
Tiger Shark
Hodgkinson
25 Hawaiian Favourites
Ode Records

Sione Aleke
Loka Siliva
Trad arr Aleke
n/a
Rajon Music Group

Bill Sevesi
Tahiti Nui
Sevesi
The Magic Steel Guitar
Rajon Music Group

Bill Sevesi
Meama Chimes
Sevesi
Hawaiian Favourites
Ode Records

Bill Sevesi
Hula Lady
Sevesi
Hula Lady
Rajon Music Group

Bill Sevesi Team
Isa Lei
trad – arranged Bill sevesi
Bamboo Island
Rajon Music group


Bill Sevesi
Steel Guitar Haunt With The Viking Studio Orchestra
Sevesi
25 Hawaiian Favourites
Ode Records

Tex Morton
Teardrops in my heart
Morton
A Cowboys Life is good enough for me
Jasmine Records

Bill Sevesi
Come To Me featuring Mavis Rivers
Blennerhaasset, Kay
25 Hawaiian Favourites
Ode Records

Bill Sevesi and The Islanders

Bill Sevesi and The Islanders Photo: Supplied