Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States (1902 – 1953)
Sol Ho'opi'i (1902-1953) was perhaps the most famous Hawaiian steel guitarist of the twentieth century. The youngest of twenty-one children from Honolulu, Hawaii, he came to the mainland in 1919 as a stowaway on an ocean liner to San Francisco, California, and later began recording in Los Angeles.
Sol Ho'opi'i's Novelty Trio often mixed jazz and blues with traditional Hawaiian music. The distinctively rhythmic slide techniques he invented later influenced country music steel guitarists.
He appeared in a few movies… read more
|1||Play on youtube||Hula Girl||
|2||Play on youtube||I Like You||
|4||Play on youtube||Hula Blues||
|5||Play on youtube||Farewell Blues||
|6||Play on youtube||Fascinating Rhythm||
|7||Twelfth Street Rag||
|9||My Hawaiian Queen||
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