Loyal Garner

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Loyal Garner (September 28, 1946 – November 15, 2001) was an Hawaiian musician and de facto leader of the Hawaiian singing group Local Divas.[1] Her hits included "Shave Ice" from the album Island Feelings and "Blind Man in the Bleachers" from her eponymous debut.

Death[edit]

Nicknamed the "Lady of Love", Loyal E. Garner died on November 15, 2001, from colon cancer, aged 55.[2]

Posthumous[edit]

In 2007 the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts awarded Garner with a posthumous Na Hoku Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Award.[3][4] On April 2, 2007, Hula Records re-issued Garner's Hawai'i Today for the first time on CD format at the request of fans.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Hawai'i Today (1977)
  • Loyal (1981)
  • I Shall Sing (1992)
  • A Loyal Kind of Christmas (1992)
  • Sounds of Progress (1993)
  • Island Feelings (1995)
  • Loyal Garner (1997)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Loyal Divas"
  2. ^ "Lady of Love touched hearts of many" (obituary)
  3. ^ "Faithful fans of Loyal Garner will enjoy reissue"
  4. ^ "Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts : Na Hoku Hanohano"
  5. ^ "Hula Records Female Artists"

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