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Author:  erik "the dane"
E-mail:  not available
Date:  4/23/2007 11:56:58 AM
Subject:  Singer Don Ho is dead, 76!
Message:  Don Ho, the iconic Hawaiian entertainer whose signature song, "Tiny Bubbles", and laid-back, aloha style made him as much an island tourist attraction as Diamond Head and hula dancers for more than four decades, died Saturday, 14th April. He was 76.

Ho, who had suffered from heart problems for several years and had a pacemaker implanted in 2005, died of heart failure.

During the peak of his career in the late 1960s and '70s, the casual but charismatic Ho showed up regularly on television talk and variety shows. He also hosted his own short-lived, ABC daytime daily comedy-variety show from Honolulu in the mid '70s and made cameo appearances on Batman, The Brady Bunch and other TV series.

Originally signed to Reprise Records, Ho scored his biggest recording success in 1966 with "Tiny Bubbles".
His act, which traditionally opened and closed with that song, also included audience favorites such as "Pearly Shells", "Ain't No Big Thing", "I'll Remember You", "With All My Love" and "Hawaiian Wedding Song".


DON HO
was the first ever to record Jimmy Webb evergreen "GALVESTON".


Jimmy Webb says it about the Vietnam war in a way, but "maybe" about the Spanish, America war also.


Singer Glen Campbell recalled for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel in 2006 how he came upon Galveston, one of his biggest hits.

"When Don Ho did (Glen Campbell's) The Goodtime Hour, he gave me GALVESTON (Don Ho`s 45 vinyl version out January 1967).
He said, "I didn't have any luck with this, maybe you will,", recalls Campbell, lapsing into Ho's slower version of the song about a soldier recalling his Texas hometown.





COMPARE different lyric!


GLEN CAMPBELL’S - GALVESTON

Galveston, oh Galveston
I still hear your sea winds blowing
I still see your dark eyes glowing
She was 21 when I left Galveston

Galveston, oh Galveston
I still hear your sea winds crashing
While I watch the cannon flashing
And I clean my gun
And I dream of Galveston

I still see her standing by the water
Standing there looking out to sea
And is she waiting there for me
On a beach where we used to run?

Galveston, oh Galveston
I am so afraid of dying
Before I dry the tears she’s crying
Before I see your sea birds flying in the sun
At Galveston
At Galveston
At Galveston



DON HO’S - GALVESTON
Galveston (female chorus – 4 times)


Galveston, oh Galveston
Why do I hear your sea winds blowin’?
Why do I see her dark eyes glowin’?
She was 21 when I left Galveston

Galveston, oh Galveston
Wonder if she could forget me?
I’d go home if they would let me
Put down this gun
I go to Galveston

I can almost see her by the water
Standing there looking out to sea
And is she waiting there for me
On the beach where we used to run?

Galveston, oh Galveston
I am so afraid of dying
Before I dry the tears she’s crying
Before I see the sea birds flying in the sun
At Galveston
At Galveston
At Galveston




GLEN CAMPBELL
singing Jimmy Webb tunes over the years - 1967 ....


AS I CAN COUNT TODAY!

As most of us know, Glen Campbell have from 1967 and up to now, recorded lots of J.W. tunes, stock, demo, ad audio song, live studio, live in concert, tv concerts and show, who we sometimes also can be found on dvd, vhs, rare radio lp shows ... and so on.

I count the best I can and come to around 55 different J.W. tunes so far, and around 100-120 versions total.

Total = J.W. most known song recorded on different live records (include Japan 1975 + more), stock vinyl, 45, lp, cd, tv, record live shows.

MOST versions is today in my files!

“Phoenix”, “Wichita Lineman”, “Galveston”, “Where`s The Playground Susie?”, “Honey Come Back”, “MacArthur Park”, “Didn`t We” (now to be found both live (1969) + studio vers.), “Just Another Piece Of Paper”, “Just This One Time”, “You Might As Well Smile”, “Wishing Now”, “Ocean In His Eyes”, “The Moon`s A Harsh Mistress”, “I Keep It Hid”, “Adoration”, “It`s A Sin (When You Love Somebody)”, “Christiaan No”, “This Is Sarah`s Song”, “Early Morning Song”, “Highwayman”, “Love Song”, “In Cars”, “I Was Too Busy Loving You”, “Before There Could Be Me”, “Cowboy Hall Of Fame”, “Do What You Gotta Do”, “Shattered”, “Still Within The Sound Of My Voice”, “For Sure, For Certain, Forever, For Always”, ”Lightning In A Bottle”, “If These Walls Could Speak”, “More Than Enough”, “Brand New Eyes”, “Light Years”, “Almost Alright Again”, “Saturday Night”, “Our Movie”, “Where I Am Going”, “The Four Horsemen”, “Only One Life”, “I Will Arise”, (trad., J.W. arr.).
From tv or audio: “No Signs Of Age”, “Pocketful Of Keys”, “Sunshower”, “Up, Up And Away”, “Old Wing Mouth” (duet with J.W.), “All I Know” (J.W./G.C.), “Asleep On The Wind”, “Adios” (J.W./G.C.), "Campo De Encino" (J.W./G.C.) and “Postcard From Paris” (J.W./G.C.).
Studio tracks not put out: “Clows Exit Laughing”, “Beth”, “Red Clay County Line” and “Evie”.
“Song For The Open Road” (AD for a car - recorded 1969 - first time Glen and Jimmy meets).
“Phoenix” (medley), G.C. & Anne Murray, “More Than Enough”, sung by Steve Wariner, G.C. background vocal, “When Can Brown Begin” (sung by Andrae Crouch and G.C. - from dvd).




sincerely



erik "the dane"



 Singer Don Ho is dead, 76! by erik "the dane" at 4/23/2007 11:56:58 AM
 Re: Singer Don Ho is dead, 76! by Craig at 4/23/2007 3:15:55 PM
 Re: Singer Don Ho is dead, 76! by jeffs at 4/23/2007 4:21:52 PM
 Re: Singer Don Ho is dead, 76! by texasroyce at 4/23/2007 8:52:28 PM
 Re: Singer Don Ho is dead, 76! by BarbraG  at 4/24/2007 12:15:25 AM

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