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Al Kealoha Perry Fan Site

An introduction to Hawaii performer Al Kealoha Perry.

Al Kealoha Perry (no Web site)
The album "Vintage Hawaiian Treasures Vol. 9: Aloha Hula Hawaiian Style" featuring Al Kealoha Perry and his Singing Surfriders won the 1996 Na Hoku Hanohano Award for best anthology album released in 1995. More about Al Kealoha Perry:
  • He was born in Kohala on the Big Island of Hawaii
  • Had a Hawaiian mother and an English father
  • Met his wife Kathleen Kameelani McGuire Perry in 1919 and they got married in (I think) 1920.
  • Began singing in 1929 with the Aloha Temple Shrine Chanters
  • In 1935 he headed the Honolulu Hale Glee Club
  • Later those singers were known as the Singing Surfriders
  • Al Kealoha Perry's wife Kathleen Perry co-owned and managed the Willows Restaurant in the Moiliili District of Honolulu from 1944 to 1980. The restaurant at 901 Hausten Street was her mother's old family home. The Willows was sold to Randy Lee in 1980 and he cosed in in 1993. It reopened again sometime later. Kathleen Perry died on January 30, 1999 in Honolulu's Queens Hospital at age 96.
  • Was music director of many Hawaii Calls" radio and television shows and also music director of most of the radio show's recordings.
  • He was active in teh 1930's to 1960's and his genre has often been described as easy listening. Most well known billing was "Al Kealoha Perry and His Singing Surfriders".
  • Willows Creator Kathleen Perry Dies at Age 96

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