Bill Aliʻiloa Lincoln

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Bill Ali'iloa Lincoln is a Hawaiian hula singer and musician, noted for his soaring falsetto.[1][2] He was married to Napua Stevens, another noted hula performer and entertainer. Like Stevens, he recorded under the Bell Records label with his group "Bill Ali'iloa Lincoln and His Hawaiians", hits such as "Ke Ala Nui Liliha", "Ku'u Lei Liliha", "Moku O Keawe", "My Yellow Ginger Lei" (1955) and "Mauna Loa". John Kameaaloha Almeida was influential in launching Lincoln's career. He released a notable compilation of hits from the 1930s-1970s named Hawaii's Falsetto Poet in 2008, a name he was nicknamed.[2][3]There is a Bill Lincoln Record Shop which exists in Hawaii on 304 Lewers Street in Honolulu.[3] The club where he performed is named La Hula Rhumba, located at 744 Lunalilo Street also in the Hawaiian capital.[3]

Lincoln received the Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 and was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame in 2006.[3]

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  1. ^ Berinobis, Shari 'Iolani Floyd (October 2004). The spirit of hula: photos and stories from around the world. Bess Press. p. 14. ISBN 978-1-57306-223-7. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Bill Lincoln - Hawaii's Falsetto Poet". Cord International. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d Berger, John (27 December 2007). "Hawaii's Falsetto Poet". Honolulu Star Bulletin. 

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