Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - December 15, 2010
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Joss Stone

CONGRATS TO IZ! National Public Radio names Israel Kamakawiwo’ole one of 50 great voices in recorded history. Wow! Iz is among these other great nominees: Elvis, Barbra Streisand, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Aretha Franklin, Judy Garland, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Caruso and Frank Sinatra ...

Grammy-nominated actress/singer Joss Stone was spotted hunting for seashells on a lazy day in Hawaii Nei - and looking fab while catching up on her reading in a black-and-white Volcom bikini ... Meanwhile, Bonnie Raitt, relaxing No Ka Oi style, was part of the audience at Maui Arts & Cultural Center when Little Feat guitarists Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett performed ...

Fun Fact: What was Joss reading? The spiritual thriller The Winner Stands Alone by Paulo Coelho.

Yowza! Orianthi‘s rendition of Jimi Hendrix‘s Voodoo Child at Band Camp 8 was outstanding - that girl can rock with the best of ‘em! What left me even more speechless were the heartfelt thanks she offered up before her grand finale to Star 101.9 and me for letting her perform in Hawaii. Next on the bill, Train shook the stage and the audience with its new hit Christmas song Shake Up Christmas.

If it sounds familiar, it’s because Coca-Cola used it in its holiday commercial. Check it out on YouTube at youtube.com/watch?v=J-8VCL4uSUc ...

Five bands for $5! “Once-A-Month PUNK!” No. 15 is this Saturday at the Waikiki Sandbox. Lineup includes 86 List, False Crack, Dicks of Doom, Hell Caminos and White Rose from Maui, 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., 21-plus welcome ...

Yers truly and Orianthi

On Dec. 5, 1998, the “107.9FM Last Blast Of ‘98” concert at Blaisdell Arena featured Little Anthony and the Imperials, Lesley Gore, Eddie Holman, The Angels, Mark Lindsay and Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon. The opening act was the Love Notes, with their very young special guest Bruno. Twelve years later - nearly to the day - a grown-up Bruno Mars returns home to headline his own concert, which promises to draw the biggest crowd of the year to Blaisdell Arena. His opening act: the Love Notes ...

This week in 1974: It’s Guess Who in concert at the Arena! Along with These Eyes and American Woman, the crowd digs on Mama Kin, Same Old Song And Dance, Dream On and Train Kept A Rollin! The opening act, making its Hawaii debut: Aerosmith. Guess Who gives it their all but can’t match the excitement created by Steven Tyler and company. Ticket prices are $6.50 and $5.50 ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas ...


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