HILO HATTIE

Latest update on 17/09/2002

Artist: Ray Kinney & His Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors
Author: Johnny Noble/Don McDiarmid Sr.
Year: 1936

Authors were members of Harrie Owen's orchestra at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki. Considered unfit for recording by their bandleader. Full title: When Hilo Hattie Does The Hilo Hop. Or how the hula hoop existed in the thirties and came from Hawaii (thanks to all these hipshaking hula hula girls).

Covers:

1937:

Clara Inter [member of the Royal Hawaiian Girls' Glee Club; proved Harrie Owen wrong by turning this song into a worldwide success; making her the Hilo Hattie in person]

1940:

Frances Langford & Dick McIntyre

1952:

Tau Moe Family [as When Hilo Hattie Does The Hilo Hop]

2000:

Those Metal Boys With Their Metal Toys

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