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A remix of "Oua Oua" by Kanui & Lula topped the Austrian charts a few years back, and you can listen to the updated house mix at the bottom of this page. A couple more by Kanui & Lula, including a rather nice rendition of "Mauna Loa," can be heard at a 78-rpm record site.
Kanui and Lula, Hawaiians living in Paris in 1929-3?, good friend of Tau Moe! Played SOLO on Oua Oua! According to Tau, he did this standing up with a squareneck tricone, not with a strap but with a braided silk cord. Tau says he drank quite a bit and sometimes Tau would help him stash his pay, so there would be some left for Lula at the end of the week. She was a dancer and singer…
Lots of pre-1945 recordings, some a bit scratchy, are at this Hawaiian music site. Meantime, Jane's Oceania corners the market on vintage Hawaiian postcards.
And "Mele Kalikimaka," with the Andrews Sisters, is among the offerings at this Bing Crosby shrine. Here are the lyrics for singing along.