Jack Johnson and Friends – Best of Kokua Festival

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Jack Johnson and Friends
Best of Kokua Festival
Live album by Jack Johnson
Released April 13, 2012 (Germany)
April 17, 2012 (Worldwide)
Recorded Kōkua Festivals
(2004-2008 & 2010)
Genre Acoustic rock, folk rock
Length 54:29 (CD)
57:47 (iTunes)
Label Brushfire Records, Universal Records
Jack Johnson chronology
To the Sea
(2010)
Jack Johnson and Friends - Best of Kokua Festival
(2012)
From Here to Now to You
(2013)

Jack Johnson and Friends – Best of Kokua Festival is a live album by singer-songwriter Jack Johnson released in Germany on April 13, 2012, and worldwide on April 17, 2012.[1][2] All songs on the album were recorded live during the six years (2004-8 & 2010) of Kōkua Festivals.[1][2] 100% of the profits from this release will be going to fund the Kōkua Hawai'i Foundation which supports environmental, art, and music education around the world.[1][2] The download of the album includes the bonus track "The 3 R's".[3]

Jack dedicated the album to the keiki (kids) of Hawai'i.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Better Together" Jack Johnson (feat. Paula Fuga) 4:24*
  2. "Cry! Cry! Cry!" Ziggy Marley (feat. Jack Johnson & Paula Fuga) 4:03*
  3. "A Pirate Looks at Forty" Jack Johnson & Dave Matthews (feat. Tim Reynolds) 3:52
  4. "Mudfootball" Jack Johnson (feat. Ozomatli & G. Love) 3:56*
  5. "Constellations" Jack Johnson (feat. Eddie Vedder & Kawika Kahiapo) 3:44*
  6. "Take It Easy" Jackson Browne (feat. Jack Johnson & John Cruz) 3:59*
  7. "Island Style" John Cruz (feat. Jack Johnson & Jackson Browne) 3:57*
  8. "Breakdown" Jack Johnson (feat. Jake Shimabukuro) 4:13*
  9. "Further On Down the Road" Taj Mahal (feat. Jack Johnson) 5:00*
  10. "Welcome to Jamrock" Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley (feat. Jack Johnson & Paula Fuga) 4:17*
  11. "High Tide or Low Tide" Jack Johnson & Ben Harper 5:04*
  12. "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" Willie Nelson (feat. Jack Johnson & Ben Harper) 3:17
  13. "I Shall Be Released" Eddie Vedder, Jack Johnson & Zach Gill 4:43
  14. "Banana Pancakes" Jack Johnson (only iTunes, recorded at 2006 Kōkua Festival) 3:18

Bonus track available with the digital download of the album:

  1. "The 3 R's" by Jack Johnson with Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Paula Fuga, Mason Jennings and Go Jimmy Go live from the 2008 Kōkua Festival.

Release date: Germany, April 13, 2012 (iTunes, CD)[5] Worldwide, April 17, 2012 (iTunes, CD)[1]
An asterix denotes video available on the Best of Kōkua Festival website.

Kōkua Festival dates, venues, and musicians[edit]

2004[edit]

January 3, originally planned for Turtle Bay, then moved to Kualoa Ranch, but "held" at the Blaisdell Arena.[6][7][8][9][10]

2005[edit]

April 13 Maui Arts and Cultural Center (A & B Amphitheater)[11] & April 16 Waikiki Shell [12]

Kōkua Festival 2004/2005 was a DVD released by the Jack Johnson Music website. 100% of the profits will go to the Kōkua Hawai'i Foundation. Mudfootball (Jack Johnson with G. Love and Ozomatli), Island Style (John Cruz with Jack Johnson & Jackson Browne), and Take It Easy (Jackson Browne with Jack Johnson & John Cruz) are videos on the Best of Kōkua Festival website.

2006[edit]

April 19 Maui Arts and Cultural Center (A & B Amphitheater)[13] & April 22 (Earth Day) Waikiki Shell[14][15]

Welcome to Jamrock (Jack Johnson & Damian "Jr Gong" Marley) and High Tide or Low Tide (Ben Harper & Jack Johnson) are videos on the Best of Kōkua Festival website.

2007[edit]

April 21 & 22 (Earth Day) Waikiki Shell[16][17]

Constellations (Jack Johnson, Eddie Vedder, & Kawika Kahiapo) is a video on the Best of Kōkua Festival website.

2008[edit]

April 19 & 20 Waikiki Shell [18][19][20]

Kōkua Festival 2008 was a 60-minute documentary directed by Emmett Malloy. MSN produced a Live Kōkua 2008 streamed over the internet.

2010[edit]

April 23 & 24 Waikiki Shell [21][22]

Further on Down the Road (Taj Mahal with Jack Johnson), Better Together (Jack Johnson & Paula Fuga), Breakdown (Jack Johnson with Jake Shimabukuro), and Cry, Cry, Cry (Ziggy Marley with Jack Johnson & Paula Fuga) are videos on the Best of Kōkua Festival website.

Charts[edit]

Jack Johnson and Friends – Best of Kokua Festival debuted at #12 (US), #15 (Canada), and #27 (World) on Billboards Top Albums charts and at #7 on iTunes Top Albums for the week ending 23 April 2012.[23][24][25][26]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[27] 182
Belgian Heatseekers (Ultratop Flanders)[27] 1
Canadian Albums (Billboard) 15
US Billboard 200 12
US Top World Albums (Billboard) 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Johnson, Jack (February 22, 2012). "Best of Kōkua Festival". Brushfire Records. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Johnson, Jack (February 22, 2012). "Kōkua Hawai'i Foundation". Kōkua Hawai'i Foundation. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ Johnson, Jack (February 22, 2012). "Best of Kōkua Festival Store". Brushfire Records. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ Archives. "April 18, 2012, Jack Johnson and Friends - Best of Kōkua Festival Out Now!". Jack Johnson Music website. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ http://itunes.apple.com/de/album/jack-johnson-friends-best/id513341506?i=515858490
  6. ^ Ko’olauloa neighborhood board (January 5, 2004). "Ko’olauloa neighborhood board no. 28 regular meeting minutes Thursday, November 13, 2003 (pages 4-5)". City and County of Honolulu Neighborhood Commission Office website. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ North Shore neighborhood board (January 21, 2004). "North Shore neighborhood board regular meeting minutes John Kalili Surf Center Tuesday, November 25, 2003". City and County of Honolulu Neighborhood Commission Office website. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  8. ^ Archives. "January 4, 2004, Kōkua Festival, Kualoa Ranch, Kaawa, Hawaii, United States". Jack Johnson Music website. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  9. ^ Judi Light Hopson, Emma H. Hopson and Ted Hagen (January 3, 2004). "Saturday Scoops: Kōkua Festival Happening Today". Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  10. ^ Photo Gallery 2004. "JACK JOHNSON ARENA JAN 3 TONITE". Kōkua Festival website. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  11. ^ Archives. "April 13, 2005, Kōkua Festival (Day 1) Kahului, Hawaii, United States". Jack Johnson Music website. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  12. ^ Archives. "April 16, 2005, Kōkua Festival (Day 2) Honolulu, Hawaii, United States". Jack Johnson Music website. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  13. ^ Archives. "April 19, 2006, Kōkua Festival (Day 1) Kahului, Hawaii, United States". Jack Johnson Music website. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  14. ^ Archives. "April 22, 2006, Kōkua Festival (Day 2) Honolulu, Hawaii, United States". Jack Johnson Music website. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  15. ^ Billboard staff. "3rd Annual Kōkua Festival announced". Billboard website. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  16. ^ Archives. "April 21, 2007, Kōkua Festival 07 (Waikiki Shell) Honolulu, Hawaii, United States". Jack Johnson Music website. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  17. ^ Archives. "April 22, 2007, Kōkua Festival 07 (Waikiki Shell) Honolulu, Hawaii, United States". Jack Johnson Music website. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  18. ^ Archives. "April 19, 2008, Kōkua Festival 08 (Waikiki Shell) Honolulu, Hawaii, United States". Jack Johnson Music website. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  19. ^ Archives. "April 20, 2008, Kōkua Festival 08 (Waikiki Shell) Honolulu, Hawaii, United States". Jack Johnson Music website. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  20. ^ Advertiser staff (February 16, 2008). "Kōkua Fest returns with new friends". Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  21. ^ Archives. "April 23, 2010, Kōkua Festival 2010, Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States". Jack Johnson Music website. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  22. ^ Archives. "April 24, 2010, Kōkua Festival 2010, Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States". Jack Johnson Music website. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  23. ^ Associated Press (AP). "The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store". San Diego Union-Tribune website. Retrieved April 24, 2012. 
  24. ^ US Top 200 Albums Charts. "Jack Johnson & Friends: Best of Kōkua Festival". Billboard website. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  25. ^ Canadian Albums Charts. "Jack Johnson & Friends: Best of Kōkua Festival". Billboard website. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  26. ^ World Albums Charts. "Jack Johnson & Friends: Best of Kōkua Festival". US Charts website. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  27. ^ a b "Jack Johnson & Friends – Best Of Kokua Festival" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 4, 2014.