It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this
Also listening to:
Also listening to:

Bla Pahinui

The second oldest son of influential slack key guitarist Gabby Pahinui, James 'Bla' Pahinui has followed in his father's footsteps. An innovative slack key guitarist, in his own right, Pahinui is known for his distinctive phrasing. As he explained in a mid-'90s interview, "I like to stretch notes and take the melodies into new directions." Born in Honolulu and raised in Waimanolo, O'ahu, Pahinui was exposed to music from his earliest memory. As a youngster, he often attended the nightly jam sessions that his father hosted in the family home. Building his first instrument at the age of ten, he received a more professional Martin tenor ukulele the following year. Switching to guitar in his early teens, the left-handed Pahinui turned his instrument upside down and backwards in order to play. As he continued to evolve on the guitar, he developed his own style by picking the bass strings with his index finger while playing the other strings with his thumb. Meeting Latin and R&B musicians in the late '50s, Pahinui formed a multi-cultural electric band, the Playboys.

The group remained together until the early '60s when Pahinui returned to his acoustic, Hawaiian roots. Together with Peter Moon, a ukulele virtuoso that he met in 1962, Pahinui continued to explore the music of his Hawaiian heritage. In 1966, the two musicians joined with vocalist Palani Vaughn, bass player Albert Kalima, Jr., and guitarist Cyril Pahinui to record an album, Meet Palani Vaughn & the Sunday Manoa. Although Vaughn and Cyril Pahinui enlisted in the United States Army, following the album's release, the band recorded a second album, Hawaiian Time. In the early '70s, Pahinui and his brothers joined their father to tour and record an album, Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band, Vol. 1 in 1975. During the 1990s, Pahinui recorded two solo albums: Windward Heart: Live Solo and Mana for George Winston's label Dancing Cat. ~ Craig Harris, Rovi
full bio

Comments

His SOUND, to explain only in a word that can only come from it's origen, ALOHA IS ALL I HEARD.

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[124, 66, 98, 103, 87, 94, 88, 124, 82, 77, 97, 66, 88, 96, 107, 122, 87, 103, 64, 72, 122, 117, 89, 88, 108, 110, 68, 100, 118, 70, 70, 90, 120, 95, 92, 103, 107, 75, 113, 90, 115, 100, 80, 120, 72, 88, 67, 112, 107, 71, 116, 84, 103, 99, 64, 95, 94, 96, 125, 115, 98, 78, 116, 117, 125, 87, 87, 66, 75, 90, 97, 116, 98, 90, 75, 84, 98, 84, 87, 85, 80, 78, 108, 105, 72, 68, 79, 105, 106, 103, 110, 96, 77, 116, 109, 107, 105, 115, 119, 103, 91, 120, 113, 86, 122, 82, 117, 89, 118, 113, 105, 109, 100, 116, 65, 126, 79, 121, 122, 111, 90, 94, 75, 74, 92, 127, 118, 106, 65, 70, 92, 119, 85, 79, 127, 105, 110, 65, 124, 67, 113, 119, 115, 69, 88, 124, 87, 115, 71, 81, 73, 124, 96, 108, 90, 65, 72, 64, 123, 85, 85, 69, 123, 119, 80, 96, 112, 109, 107, 82, 100, 113, 82, 75, 77, 124, 79, 116, 111, 114, 108, 95, 98, 113, 77, 80, 104, 124, 123, 110, 125, 66, 81, 105, 85, 100, 82, 92, 65, 80, 70, 100, 80, 98, 99, 79, 92, 103, 126, 71, 90, 122, 102, 82, 83, 111, 90, 89, 77, 114, 68, 94, 108, 85, 71, 69, 86, 123, 91, 73, 100, 125, 76, 66, 94, 64, 67, 102, 108, 127, 75, 87, 116, 108, 75, 116, 100, 88, 109, 90, 79, 81, 108, 87, 108, 67, 87, 101, 74, 94, 69, 92, 126, 71, 95, 101, 68, 125, 117, 109, 89, 114, 102, 109, 125, 72, 64, 103, 104, 112, 117, 84, 87, 88, 96, 121, 74, 124, 89, 93, 65, 105, 80, 100, 108, 84, 123, 120, 125, 65, 69, 80, 104, 120, 111, 112, 108, 113, 96, 70, 95, 84, 119, 83, 74, 80, 119, 71, 93, 113, 99, 106, 69, 102, 71, 103, 104, 98, 121, 112, 122, 102, 104, 90, 106, 77, 69, 114, 113, 79, 67, 70, 80, 85, 122, 68, 111, 101, 89, 70, 83, 75, 88, 120, 67, 120, 89, 82, 127, 72, 67, 84, 101, 67, 121, 94, 75, 106, 112, 66, 110, 74, 76, 125, 114, 107, 104, 67, 121, 93, 123, 120, 114, 117, 68, 64, 66, 94, 127, 92, 97, 85, 75, 99, 90, 81, 116, 91, 115, 113, 110, 85, 83, 97, 88, 103, 84, 70, 65, 84, 97, 119, 117, 110, 120, 93, 76, 81, 77, 105, 93, 122, 120, 102, 107, 104, 72, 78, 67, 118, 82, 71, 85, 118, 126, 76, 116, 82, 80, 117, 78, 106, 100, 94, 65, 123, 123, 74, 109, 98, 112, 86, 112, 68, 109, 100, 73, 114, 118, 70, 84, 122, 116, 102, 106, 76, 125, 72, 108, 72, 124, 118, 100, 67, 76, 76, 124, 121, 101, 96, 68, 92, 97, 83, 115, 112, 101, 110, 103, 111, 119, 87, 121, 100, 77, 108, 120, 101, 73, 107, 108, 91, 106, 82, 98, 96, 100, 122, 97, 115, 105, 67]