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    Default Pua Olena - Lim Family

    I tried to do some research but the results don't match my memory.

    If you know or remember, please correct me.

    Pua Olena is a song best remember by the Lim Family.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcSs...gUPzszXVkI6OTM

    When I looked it up, the original album it was on was from 2005.

    However, I recall hearing it on the radio back in the early 1980s. And it was a female voice, IIRC, sounded very much like Lorna Lim.

    Was the song Pua Olena recorded by someone else? And played on the radio? Or is my 2005 recorded date wrong?

    Many Hawaiian songs were recorded by many people. Pua Olena was also sung by Auntie Genoa and Loyal Garner. But their version wasn't what I recall from the radio.

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    Default Re: Pua Olena - Lim Family

    You did not hear wrong. The Lim Family had several albums and this is the one that has the song in question. I don't think the album is in print anymore but you probably can find a vinyl or tape copy somewhere...


    From Discogs....

    https://www.discogs.com/The-Lim-Fami...elease/5755620

    The Lim Family ‎– Pua Olena The Flower Song
    Label:
    Pumehana Records ‎– PS 4920
    Format:
    Vinyl, LP, Album
    Country:
    US
    Released:
    1981
    Genre:
    Folk, World, & Country
    Style:
    Pacific

    Tracklist

    A1 He Hene A Ha Hana
    Written-By – Unknown Artist
    A2 Kealoha Poina ‘Ole
    Written-By – Sarah Pule
    A3 Medley
    A3a Hula Blues
    Written-By – Johnny Noble, Sonny Cunha
    A3b Hapa Haole Hula Girl
    Written-By – Sonny Cunha
    A3c Sweet Lei Lehua
    Written-By – David Kalakaua*
    A4 Ka Wai Lehua Aala Ka Honua
    Written-By – Frank Hewitt*
    A5 Ka Ulu Wehi O Ke Kai
    Written-By – Edith Kanaka‘ole
    A6 Punahele
    Written-By – Raymond Kane

    B1 The Flower Song - Pua Olena
    Written-By – James Kaholokula
    B2 Crown Flower - Pua Karauna
    Written-By – Keith Haugen
    B3 Maunaloa
    Written-By – Fred Punahoa
    B4 Ua Like No A Like
    Written-By – Alice Everett
    B5 Ka Ano‘i
    Written-By – Charles E. King
    B6 Ku‘u Lei Anuenue


    Written-By – Sam Septimo
    Companies, etc.
    Record Company – Tropical Music, Inc.
    Recorded At – Audio Media Studios (2)
    Credits
    Graphics – Elaine Iwamasa
    Liner Notes – Jerry Hopkins
    Producer – Bill Murata

    Moe data on the song itself:

    https://www.discogs.com/composition/...Song-Pua-Olena
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    Default Re: Pua Olena - Lim Family

    thank you for the confirmation.

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