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Sonny Chillingworth — Moe 'Uhane (Dream Slack Key)
Album: Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters
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Released: 1993
Length: 2:46
Plays (last 30 days): 3
(Instrumental)
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Best to tune your guitar before you record.
Wonderful atmospheric music
My life in the Scottish lowlands i’d guess has no crossover, on any leval, with Hawaii but this song makes me feel a yearning to visit. 
That was beautiful.
I have this album and can't remember the last time I put it on. What's wrong with me? Thanks for the reminder.
I have been Living in Hawaii for the past 40 years and yes its a beautiful thing Slat key just has that island vibe warm trade winds blowing and the sun setting into the sea!
Love it.  I have a couple slack key Christmas albums.  So good on quiet holiday night.
Just spent several months living in HI, living and travelling, and came to realize how much Bill has Hawaiian music in his rotation when I would recognized things I had heard on RP. We heard some good slack key in Princeville on Kauai, along with some interesting stories of how the guitar and slack key found itself in Hawaii — that the Mexican cowboys (paniolos) who came for work, brought the guitar, and when contracts were done, they mostly left, but the guitar stayed, and the locals opened the tunings. Wikipedia echos this account, but also states that it is more complicated than that, but without elaboration. In any case, I was pleased to have heard and known who Sonny Chillingsworth was, and I have Bill to thank for sharing that music.
Picked this up from a street vendor in Waikiki one year.
I play it in the wintertime to remind me of the beautiful beaches and weather of Hawaii. The entire cd is worth it.
So was the trip to Hawaii.
 
Simple and elegant.......
made me think of the sad moments in George Clooney's beautiful film The Descendants when
a family paddles off the coast to drop the ashes of a lost love 

beautiful music 
If you can't visit Hawaii for some slack key you can certainly visit here and get all you want: https://www.dancingcat.com/
Yessssssssss!
Nice trip back to the islands on aloha Friday.
Ahhhh. Nice. Wish I could play like that. 
Beautiful and relaxing for a Sun morning while making coffee 
This is perfect.
Great tribute today on Google search to Duke Kahanamoku, on his 125th birthday...

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-duke-kahanamoku-surfer-20150824-story.html

Duke Kahanamoku
very soothing, like a lullaby. Pleasant. 
Thought it was a john fahey christmas tune...very nice 
I have had the pleasure of knowing Ledward Kaapana for some years.  Great musician and better person.  Was so nice to see him inducted at the Kennedy Center Presidents awards. He is a living legend and a proud Hawaiin!!!  Mahalo to you and the other great Masters of that music!!!
 justin_thyme wrote:

Sonny's music does that!  (He used to be my neighbor . . . I used to hear him re-tuning and composing.)



 
nice neighborhood..........

{#Sunny} Mahalo,  dakine , brudda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


{#Heartkiss} ...... liking this
Rather pleasant...{#Music}
This is nice.  
 Shaken_Bake wrote:
I'm going to Hawaii for the first time in two weeks and I can't wait to hear music like this!


karljonasson wrote:
Going to Hawaii for the first time next month. Hope they don't always play music this boring.
 


 
Check out the sound track to 'The Descendants' - wonderful music!!
Very nice but there are so many of these wonderful guitarist around that it's difficult to tell them part! Still, not complaining!!
 grant wrote:
This is beautiful - had not heard of Sonny Chillingworth before . . .
 
Agreed!
This is beautiful - had not heard of Sonny Chillingworth before . . .
It takes me back each time to sitting on the plane waiting to go back to rush to mom's side as she laid dying in the hospital in Maui.  It's not a bad feeling amazingly enough......It was just surreal sitting amongst a bunch of passengers that were excited for their trip and in such deep contrast to the reason I was going.  Even so the music was soothing in my state of mind as well as the plane load of passengers that were all around me {#Good-vibes}
I'm going to Hawaii for the first time in two weeks and I can't wait to hear music like this!


karljonasson wrote:
Going to Hawaii for the first time next month. Hope they don't always play music this boring.
 

 hidey wrote:
Ahh, the Pacific. Looks good today from my sunny vantage point.
 
And from my sunny vantage here in the north Pacific! Go Sonny, go.
Lovely.
Ahh, the Pacific. Looks good today from my sunny vantage point.
Going to Hawaii for the first time next month. Hope they don't always play music this boring.
 jeremyleo wrote:
Before RP, I used to listen to KPIG.  When KPIG was unable to stream local commercials over the internet, they filled their commercial breaks with this tune.  Nice to hear it on RP.  I know there is a BillG and KPIG connection way back when...
 
Yes me to, started out on KPig and when it went commercial I found this excellent station and have ben here ever since.. I'm in the UK and when I joined I think there was 6 or 7of us but it sure has a lot more listeners now and I hope I have been instrumental in that as I have spread the word at every oppurtunity. I stll use a reference to KPig on my email signature ... ''oinkandout and Bless the Lard''
Before RP, I used to listen to KPIG.  When KPIG was unable to stream local commercials over the internet, they filled their commercial breaks with this tune.  Nice to hear it on RP.  I know there is a BillG and KPIG connection way back when...
Sounds really awesome on an AUX BOX !

Corey S.
snap...crackle....pop....still a good tune but I forgot how annoying vinyl can be. 
It's cold outside, you can see the ice fog hanging in the air... ...why did I ever leave the islands? More importantly, will I ever get back? This music is great on it's own, but I guarantee it takes it to a whole new level when you're sprawled out on the hammock and the breeze is licking your face on another sunny day in Kailua (or Kaimuke, or Waimea, or...) Loves me some slack-key...{#Clap}

Whenever I need a stress buster, I look for slack key and queue it up.  Perfect for a long road trip.... 
 justin_thyme wrote:

Sonny's music does that!  (He used to be my neighbor . . . I used to hear him re-tuning and composing.)
 
I wish I were you.

R.I.P. Sonny -

Gravedigger...??
Please make sure this guy will not return!
Hey, wasn't this one of the old kpig.com "filler" songs?

Oh perfect... the sound of the ocean and this song, can't think of a better combination.
 Kokoloco53 wrote:
You can throw in a little Beamer, Cazimero Brothers, etc. whenever the mood hits. Godlike is good every once in a while. Helps keep me afraid of the devil.
 
I agree about Keola Beamer - what an amazing slack-key guitarist.  I rather love this song, too!  {#Sunny}{#Meditate}
A beautiful lullabye. 
 Rotterdam wrote:
This is just so lovely. Stress be gone. I feel happy.
 
Sonny's music does that!  (He used to be my neighbor . . . I used to hear him re-tuning and composing.)


This is just so lovely. Stress be gone. I feel happy.
Ahh.  Checking weather in Poipu and checking the specials from Oakland to Kauai at Pleasant Holidays...  Great choice for a Friday afternoon.
Thanks, I needed that.
Wow, off to Amazon to make a late Xmas purchase for the fellow who turned me on to slack key many, many years ago.
this suuurrree is perutty......
Again, thanks RP for introducing me to another new artist! 
3 words; Tree Mend Us.
Rating this even higher just for that stupid man/bird poster.  
Thanks, Bill — very, very nice for New Year's Day on Kaneohe Bay! {#Yes}

Aloha,
—jt
This was sort of a breakthrough album for this genre, here on the mainland. Still play it. {#Yes}

So sick of this post  {#Arrowd} (and I'm sure god is too, don't piss her off)  10




trekhead wrote:
Why do all the Hawaiian dudes pass away early on? :sad: (relatively)
Because many of the native Hawaiian people are suceptible to Diabetes.
You can throw in a little Beamer, Cazimero Brothers, etc. whenever the mood hits. Godlike is good every once in a while. Helps keep me afraid of the devil.
LaurieinTucson wrote:
I learn so much on RP. What is slack key guitar?
You could look it up: (click here) :smile: (click here)
I learn so much on RP. What is slack key guitar?
Listening to this, when I close my eyes, I can feel the warm sun on my face, hear the waves breaking on the beach, smell the salt carried on the breeze and feel the sand between my toes. Kailua-Kona calls my name. :sunny: :daisy: :sunny: :daisy: :sunny:
Why do all the Hawaiian dudes pass away early on? :sad: (relatively)
pannaramma wrote:
SWEET
I agree. :clap:
Have this CD, love it, but didn\'t know that Sonny had passed. Still, very much an old favorite and so glad to hear it on RP.
Perfect, perfect, perfect... great lead into the weekend -- just wish I was headed out to Sandy's or North Shore... someday I'll be home... until then, the music takes me there. Thanks! :sunny:
This used to play on KPIG a lot during the "advertisement break" they couldn't play on the internet, so they played filler music. And it was always something good like this, which is not qualified for filler music, but outstanding in its own right. Slack key guitar is an awesome genre.
I'd like to hear more of this genre to compare it to the Missippi Delta open chord blues but I'm pretty weird about stuff like that. And more.
Daniel_Pittenger wrote:
Ah yes, there are "10" worthy songs afterall!
... oh yea, slack key guitar has always been a real favourite of mine an' invariably they're tens! :guitarist: hard to beat sonny! ... ... or dancing cat records! ...
Ah yes, there are "10" worthy songs afterall!
That was really nice. Thanks for that.
This is why I love R.P. where else could you hear Hawiian slack key guitar after a rock set ... and it's beautiful ... it's great ... thank you R.P.
jdorn1 wrote:
slack-key / chilling-worth? Coincidence? good stuff either way! It's like George Winston if he played the slack key!
George Winston DOES play the slack key, in fact... :bananajam:
SWEET
:sleep:
slack-key / chilling-worth? Coincidence? good stuff either way! It's like George Winston if he played the slack key!
i have the word 'beautiful' in mind and when i came here to post that, i saw that at least two others said the same thing. i will maintain and sustain the feeling.
Love it! Solid 10. This reminds me so much of "Tom Paxton - Rambling Boy"
Lazy beautiful.
AH, Thank you RP..... Takes me back to my years on Kauai .... how about some more from the Slak Key Masters? wave
Ahh...Sweet island style to da max. I miss the sticky rice, ukulele, myna birds ....and the slow, slow pace
zlsdad wrote:
The first time I heard Radio Paradise was in Maui. I thought it was emanating from that sweet paradise. It sure fit the Bill (no pun intended...at the time :>).
Just got back from Maui. Reminded me how much we miss Sonny, Iz, and Gabby Pahinui.
So beautiful.
... Without Dancing Cat who knows if these and other Brilliant Slack Key recordings would ever have seen the light of day, Bless you George! ...
quite nice marked down for simplistic a tad mechanikle
... and the rest of the album is simply sublime.
Well, wasn't that simply lovely :good-vibes:
and what comes after? Sounds like an prelude!
heeb wrote:
If case this guy hasn't already collaborated with Harry Manx, he should. I guess they'd sound very good together. :guitarist: :guitarist:
Unfortunately, Sonny died about 10 years ago. A truly sweet man - I was lucky enough to meet him a couple of times & to hang out in the studio while he was recording. Truly a magical talent.
Aaaah . . . dreamy.
That was lovely. :good-vibes:
So simple and so beautiful!
Mahalo, Bill.
This music is da kine
The first time I heard Radio Paradise was in Maui. I thought it was emanating from that sweet paradise. It sure fit the Bill (no pun intended...at the time :>).
SWEET STUFF, BILL.......THANKS!
Whew! That was beautiful!
If case this guy hasn't already collaborated with Harry Manx, he should. I guess they'd sound very good together. :guitarist: :guitarist:
Really lovely little tune. Sweetly chilling. :daisy.gif:
Chilling :cowboy:
This is Tao guitar: it isn't amazing, it isn't boring, it isn't annoying, it isn't exciting.... ...it just...is. :meditate.gif:
:sleep:
Normaly I dislike the slack guitar, but this was realy nice and brings back fond memories of Hawai'i. Edit May 06: I changed my mind about slack guitar in the mean time.
Can't get enough of slack key.... :)
Sweet, dreamy music. :sleep:
Wow! Bill's in a mellow, chill-out mood. This is a beautiful piece... Thanks. :wink:
Excellent music - thanks again and again. Check this out. https://www.kbeamer.com/sk_history.html :clap:
Beautiful Hawaiian music... may I also recommend Hapa? Ku\'u Lei Ku\'uipo and Lei Pikake are two good songs.
Beautiful. Real nice for a rainy day.
This takes me to the rim of the Haleakala crater, watching the sun come up over Molakai from 10,000 feet as I\'m sucking in the impossibly fresh air. Thanks for the day dream. :p
Wow... reminds me of home..
I feel like I am floating on the breeze...
Great song. Good recording too.. Even in MP3 it was very detailed. Just the right length too. Would really enjoy hearing this song mid day at work to relax me. Sometime it actually stesses me when there is a good song on with words and I have work to do because I can\'t pay enough attention to the words. So this would be perfect.
Aaah, reminds me of the islands. Thanks!
I am always envious of people who can get into songs without words... I always feel there is something lacking.. I agree that this is pretty, but seems blah without some wording.
Beautiful song. Great guitar playing.