He Mele Aloha: A Hawaiian Songbook
Carol Wilcox, Vicky Hollinger, Kimo Hussey, Puakea Nogelmeier
Softcover, 289 pp.
This book is a long-awaited reference, well arranged and indexed and with ukulele chord diagrams for each song. There are classic Hawaiian songs by Queen Liliʻuokalani, Charles King, and others. There are also a few hapa haole songs, and songs or “mele” by contemporary composers such as Puakea Nogelmeier (who provided the translations for the book), Kealiʻi Reichel, and Dennis Kamakahi. An indispensable resource of classic Hawaiian songs, for lovers of the Ukulele and of Hawaiian music.