Wednesday, January 23, 2019

David Kawika Crowley │ E Ho'o Pili Mau I Ku'u Pu'u Wai

David Kawika Crowley And His Family

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring David Kawika Crowley singing the very haunting "E Ho'o Pili Mau I Ku'u Pu'u Wai (Forever Close to My Heart)".  It's quite possibly the most beautiful song to come out of the Big Island of Hawaii.  This song was composed by David, and it's about the love that he feels for his wife, and also the love he has for Hilo.  He lived in Hilo for many years, but now lives on Oahu.  "E Ho'o Pili Mau I Ku'u Pu'u Wai" appeared on the first "Home Grown" album that was produced by Honolulu radio station KKUA in 1979.  It's the last song on the second side of the album.  Unfortunately, the sound quality of the LP version is extremely poor, as it was recorded in monophonic sound.  The version in the video below was re-recorded recently in full stereophonic sound, and it's a sonic delight to hear.  I've been searching for "E Ho'o Pili Mau I Ku'u Pu'u Wai" for about 30 years, and I finally found it today on YouTube.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be

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