Sol Hoopi

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... read moreThe most celebrated steel guitarist of the Hawaiian golden age was undoubtedly Sol Hoopii, who first came to the mainland as a stowaway in 1919. I believe he is the only performer to appear on every Hawaiian slide compilation, where liner notes typically describe him with a single word -- "hot....

Key songs

Sol Hoopi
I Like You
3:13
Sol Hoopi
Hula Girl
3:08
Sol Hoopi
Hula Blues
3:12
Sol Hoopi
Farewell Blues
2:52
Sol Hoopi
Twelfth Street Rag
3:28

Biography

Active: 1920s-1950s
Country Of origin: Pacifica

The most celebrated steel guitarist of the Hawaiian golden age was undoubtedly Sol Hoopii, who first came to the mainland as a stowaway in 1919. I believe he is the only performer to appear on every Hawaiian slide compilation, where liner notes typically describe him with a single word -- "hot." Most of his 78s (over 200!!) were recorded in Los Angeles, where he enjoyed great popularity in such clubs as the Hula Hutt and Seven Seas. He appeared in many movies, toured the country advancing his highly rhythmic slide techniques, and left his stamp on an entire generation of lap steel and pedal steel guitarists in the emerging country & western style. ~ Myles Boisen~ Rovi

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