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A collection of songs from the childhood of Hawaii's Renaissance Man George Kahumoku, Jr. arranged and played by the man himself.
A collection of songs from the childhood of Hawaii's Renaissance Man George Kahumoku, Jr. arranged and played by the man himself.
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Aloha Slack Key Fans,  

I am excited to announce the concept for my new album, Tutu's Favorite Songs. I remember being curled up in my great-grandmother Tutu Lottie Kokoʻo Haʻae Kahumoku's lap, listening to her play her ukulele & sing her favorite songs after a long week of picking coffee. She would hum these same songs while weaving her lauhala mats and hats, sharing her love of Hawaiian music. This special collection includes some of the songs I remember hearing her sing from my early childhood (3-5 years old) and now I want to share them with you.  

Many of my recent CDs have been recorded live, straight from the board at my weekly Slack Key Show. Others were conveniently recorded in the comfort of my home studio. For this new album, I’ve chosen to return to a professional studio, like I did for my Dancing Cat Recordings. In a formal studio setting, I will capture and honor the favorite songs of my dear Great Grandmother.  

Recordings are not cheap to make, and that’s where you come in. By pre-ordering Tutu's Favorite Songs you can help me to produce and share these vintage melodies with the world. The $16,500 raised in this campaign will be used as shown in the pie chart below.

As a thank you for your support, I am offering some great rewards at various donation levels. Some of these rewards include the great studio recordings made by George Winston’s Dancing Cat Records. These and other rewards are located along the right side of this page. Please scroll down and see all that I am offering.

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Risks and challenges

I do not anticipate any foreseeable obstacles or risks in completing this new album. I am working with a great team of recording engineers, graphic artists, and staff members who are helping bring this project to life. Even though I do not anticipate any obstacles, if some should arise I will keep you notified of any delays in final delivery. I am excited to make this happen and am very grateful for your support.

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    Let’s Get Digital

    A Digital Download of the New Album

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    Let’s Get Physical

    A physical copy of the new album and a digital download.

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    GK Aloha Combo

    A physical copy of the new album, a copy of George's books A Hawaiian Life Vol1 & Vol2 and a digital download of the new album.

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    Ki ho'alu 5 Pack - Limited Quantity

    Limited amount: A physical copy of the new album plus four of Dancing Cat Records Classics.
    • Led Live Solo – Led Kaapana
    • Sonny Solo - Sonny Chillingworth
    • Ho’olohe - Martin Pahinui
    • Pua'ena - Dennis Kamakahi
    • A digital download of the new album.

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    Kahumoku Coffee Pack

    • A physical copy of the new album.
    • 8oz Bag of Slack Key Coffee
    • 8oz Bag of Paniolo Coffee
    • All in a beautiful handcrafted "Wende Stitt Original" cloth gift bag.
    • A digital download of the new album.

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    All About George - Early Bird Special

    A physical copy of the new album plus
    • George's books A Hawaiian Life Vol1 & Vol2
    • Kahumoku Priest of the Land – CD
    • Paniolo Slack Key – CD
    • Wai Akua – CD
    • Maui Slack Key Christmas - CD
    • A digital download of the new album

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    All About George - Early Bird Special

    A physical copy of the new album plus
    • George's books A Hawaiian Life Vol1 & Vol2
    • Kahumoku Priest of the Land – CD
    • Paniolo Slack Key – CD
    • Wai Akua – CD
    • Maui Slack Key Christmas - CD
    • A digital download of the new album

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    Ki ho'alu 5 Pack - Limited Quantity

    Limited amount: A physical copy of the new album plus four of Dancing Cat Records Classics.
    • Led Live Solo – Led Kaapana
    • Sonny Solo - Sonny Chillingworth
    • Ho’olohe - Martin Pahinui
    • Pua'ena - Dennis Kamakahi
    • A digital download of the new album.

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    Slack Key Show VIP

    2 VIP TIckets to the Slack Key Show. (Reserved Front Row Seats to be used in 2017 or 2018)
    • A physical copy of the new album
    • A digital download of the new album

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    Tutu's Holdiay Shopping

    Get 10 signed copies of the new album just in time for the holidays.
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    Dancing Cat 10 Pack

    A physical copy of the new album and 10 of Dancing Cat Records Classics:
    • Led Live Solo - Led Kaapana
    • Sonny Solo - Sonny Chillingworth
    • Ho’olohe - (Listen) - Martin Pahinui
    • Pua'ena (Glow Brightly) - Dennis Kamakahi
    • Hawaiian Love Songs - George Kahumoku
    • Kika Kila Meets Ki Ho'alu - Bob Brozman & Led Kaapana
    • Ho'okupu (The Gift) - Moses Kahumoku
    • Punahele - Ray Kane
    • Kani Ki Ho'alu - Ozzie Kotani
    • Hawaiian Touch - George Kuo & Barney Isaacs
    • A digital download of the new album

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    Slack Key Show - Patron of the Arts

    2 VIP TIckets to the Slack Key Show and Dinner for Two at the Sea House Resturant. (Reserved Front Row Seats to be used in 2017 or 2018)
    • A physical copy of the new album
    • A digital download of the new album

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    George Kahumoku, Jr. by Request

    George will give you a shout out and play you a song of your choice and post it to your facebook/ Instagram/ twitter page.
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    • A digital download of the new album

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    Ki ho'alu Connoisseur

    A copy of the new album plus the Dancing Cat Collection:
    • Masters Collection Vol. 1
    • Masters Collection Vol. 2
    • Ki Ho'alu Christmas - Various Artist
    • Hawaiian Slack Key Christmas - Various Artist
    • Kika Kila Meets Ki Ho'alu - Bob Brozman & Led Kaapana
    • In the Saddle - Bob Brozman & Led Kaapana
    • Slack Key Lady - Cindy Combs
    • Pua'ena (Glow Brightly) - Dennis Kamakahi
    • 'Ohana (Family) - Dennis Kamakahi
    • Drenched By Music - George Kahumoku, Jr.
    • Hawaiian Love Songs - George Kahumoku, Jr.
    • Hawaiian Touch – George Kuo & Barney Isaacs
    • Mauna Kea - Keola Beamer
    • Moe'uhane Kika - Keola Beamer
    • Kolonahe - Keola Beamer
    • Wooden Boat – Keola Beamer
    • Soliloquy - Ka Leo O Loko - Keola Beamer
    • Led Live Solo – Led Kaapana
    • Ho’olohe – (Listen) - Martin Pahinui
    • Ho'okupu (The Gift) - Moses Kahumoku
    • Kani Ki Ho'alu - Ozzie Kotani
    • To Honor A Queen The Music of Liliuokalani - Ozzie Kotani
    • Punahele - Ray Kane
    • Wa'ahila - Ray Kane
    • Sonny Solo - Sonny Chillingworth
    • Endlessly - Sonny Chillingworth
    • 6 & 12 String Slack Key - Cyril Pahinui
    • Night Moon - Cyril Pahinui
    • A digital download of the new album

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    Be The Producer

    Have your name listed as a producer at the beginning of our music video!
    • A physical copy of the new album
    • A digital download of the new album

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    All Koa "Grand Tenor" Ukulele

    All Koa Pepe Romero "Grand Tenor" Ukulele
    Signed by George Kahumoku, Jr. or not, your choice.
    DESIGNED BY PEPE ROMERO
    LA BELLA PRO-UKE STRINGS (LOW G)
    ALL SOLID WOOD CONSTRUCTION
    17” TENOR SCALE LENGTH
    14 FRETS TO THE BODY
    MADE BY HAND
    POWERFUL, CRISP TONE
    HIGH QUALITY 16:1 TUNERS
    ALL HAWAIIAN KOA BODY
    ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD
    ROSEWOOD BRIDGE
    EBONY TUNER BUTTONS (HANDMADE)
    GENUINE ABALONE ROSETTE
    GENUINE ABALONE FRET MARKERS
    MOTHER OF PEARL ROMERO LOGO
    • A physical copy of the new album
    • A digital download of the new album

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    Sponsor a Scholarship Student

    Sponsor a student to attend the George Kahumoku, Jr.'s Maui Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Workshop June 17 - 24, 2018. Each year dozens of young people are chosen to attend our Hawaiian Music & Cultural Workshop.
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    Private Concert in Hawaii

    Includes a physical & digital copy of the new album, a private 2-hour concert by George at a location of your choice anywhere in Hawaii. ( We will work with you to schedule this event at a mutually agreeable time and place in 2017/2018)

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    Private Concert at Your House

    Includes a physical & digital of the new album, a private 2-hour concert by George at a location of your choice anywhere in the continental United States. ( We will work with you to schedule this event at a mutually agreeable time and place in 2017/2018, restrictions apply message us for details )

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