Ray Kinney with Dick McIntire and His Harmony Hawaiians
1937 (Decca 1331 A mx DLA 625)
Dusky Polynesian – Ray Kinney With Dick McIntire And His Harmony Hawaiians
“Pua Aloha” (Flower Song)
Ray Kinney with Dick McIntire And His Harmony Hawaiians
1937 (Decca 1331 B mx DLA 653)
Pua Aloha – Ray Kinney with Dick McIntire And His Harmony Hawaiians
Here are a couple of sides by Hawaiian vocalist Ray Kinney.
“Dusky Polynesian” is a rather odd song – and one that would, no doubt, be considered a bit Politically Incorrect if it were recorded today.
To me, the star performer of “Pua Aloah” is not Kinney but the very haunting steel guitar of Dick McIntire. Observe the similarities between this recording and the sound of many Western swing records from the ’30s and ’40s. Dick McIntire’s brother Lani was also a well-known Hawaiian bandleader and steel guitar player.