Bill Aliʻiloa Lincoln

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Bill Ali'iloa Lincoln (March 21, 1911 — September 9, 1989) was a Hawaiian hula singer and musician, noted for his soaring falsetto.[1][2]

He recorded under the Bell Records label with his group Bill Ali'iloa Lincoln and His Hawaiians. Their hits included "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.

In 2008 a notable compilation of hits from the 1930s-1970s was released, Hawaii's Falsetto Poet, a title which referred to his nickname.[2][3]

There is a Bill Lincoln Record Shop 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]

References[edit]

  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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