Click to enlargeLinda Dela Cruz - Hawaii's Canary

Inspired by Lena Machado, Hawaii’s Songbird, a fresh young island female voice would speak to a new generation of fans in the latter half of the 20th century, and quickly earn her own place in Hawaiian music history.  Today, Linda Dela Cruz is remembered fondly as, Hawaii’s Canary, for her incomparable presentation – a precarious balance struck between strength and fragility.  As quickly as Linda could unleash her stormy bluesy power, she could also caress with her gentle and subtle teasing.  Her voice could climb to the loftiest peaks of the soprano register in one moment, and descent to the deep guttural chants of her Hawaiian ancestors in the next.  All done with a sweet angelic smile on her lips, and a naughty twinkle in her eye. 

1. Hupe Kole (Ku'u Wa Li'ili'i)   13. Ka 'Ano 'I (Aia I Alaka 'I)
2. Keala Ka'u I Honi (The Fragrance Is Mine to Enjoy)   14. Kauoba Mai (The Keyhole Hula)
3. 'Akaka Falls (Wailele O 'Akaka)   15. Ke Ala O Ka Rose (Fragrance of the Rose)
4. Royal Hawaiian Hotel   16. Ka Loke (The Rose)
5. Kauoba Mai (The Keyhole Hula)   17. Na Pua Ka Ilima
6. E Mama E   18. None Hula
7. Nani Kaua'i (Beautiful Kaua'i)   19. Wahine U'i (Beautiful One) 
8. Baby Opu'ulani ('Olu O Pu'ulani)   20. Ku'i Tree 
9. Beautiful Kahana   21. Kuhio Beach 
10. Hanohano Olinda   22. Come My House
11. Kaulana O Hilo Hanakahi (Famous Is Hilo for Her Scenic Beauty)   23. Pakalana
12. Kaulana O Waimanalo (Famous Is Waimanalo)      
 
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