The Best of the Brothers Cazimero
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Ten years and 17 albums into their career, the Brothers Cazimero made their first greatest-hits album in 1987. With the huge amount of steady recording done prior to the compilation, however, there was an overabundance of songs to choose from for the purposes of the collection. As such, there are a number of omissions from their catalog which were, in large part, later included on other compilations. The sound quality of the tracks is decent, although there's a good bit of ambient noise present here and there due to the use of location recordings in many of the albums. The instrumental aspect of the collection is relatively simple, providing accompaniment for the vocals and not a huge deal more, except the occasional contemporary acoustic run for a fill. The vocals of the duo is really the focus of the album for the listener, as the brothers progress through song after song of relaxed ambience, almost entirely in Hawaiian. The tone stays largely to the stereotypical Hawaiian sound in the song structures (although it's a contemporary version of it), but there are a couple of exceptions. "Tropical Baby" presents a bouncing bit of simple vocal jazz given a bit of a Hawaiian feel and, more notably, "Rainbow Connection" provides a translated version of the work from the classic The Muppet Movie, with only the slightest of modifications beyond language. Both work quite well, bringing the brothers a bit out of their element, but staying close enough to let them stretch out comfortably. The whole of the album really does just that: stretch out. It's a relaxed affair and doesn't attempt to move beyond that. This is a nice example of Hawaiian contemporary music.
i luv the song home in the islands one of my favs
This is a keeper
If you're someone out there who's looking for real Hawaiian music, you have searched for the right CD. The Brothers Cazimero, have been and still, are one of the most popular singing groups in Hawaii. This CD makes me very homesick for my family in Hawaii, and always calls me back to the islands. :]
Great Hawaiian music!
My father and mother first heard this album when they went to Hawaii for their 40th wedding anniversary in 1992 and they heard this album playing everywhere so he bought it. When they got home, I heard it and fell in love with it! The music is beautiful and makes you long for the islands. I'm so happy to have it on my IPod Touch now! If you like beautiful music, this album is for you. You will want to escape to the islands once you hear it.
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s
Top Albums and Songs By The Brothers Cazimero
||Ke Beauty A'o Manoa||20 Years of Hoku Award Winning Songs (Vocal & Acoustic Stylings of The Brothers Cazimero)||3:02||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Pua Hone||The Best of the Brothers Cazimero||3:46||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Kapilimehana||Hawaiian Hula Eyes||2:46||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Home in the Islands||The Best of the Brothers Cazimero||3:09||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Rainbow Connection||The Best of the Brothers Cazimero||3:13||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Aloha 'Oe||The Best of The Brothers Cazimero, Vol. 3||2:58||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Waika||The Best of the Brothers Cazimero||3:50||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Hawaiian Santa||Cazimero Christmas Favorites||2:45||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ka Wailele O Nu' uanu||The Best of the Brothers Cazimero||3:22||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Aloha Is||20 Years of Hoku Award Winning Songs (Vocal & Acoustic Stylings of The Brothers Cazimero)||3:51||$0.99||View In iTunes|