View Full Version : Saddened By the Passing of Eddie Kamae

01-08-2017, 04:51 AM


01-08-2017, 07:50 AM
I was wondering how he was doing. as I had just been listening to his "Those Who Came Before" documentary. He was not only a wonderful player and singer, but the Hawaiian Legacy films he did are such a valuable piece of history for the Ukulele and hawaiian music and culture in general.

I know his influence must still be great in Hawaii; hopefully the legacy he has left the rest of us will allow him to become even better known to the rest of the Ukulele World. RIP, Eddie.

01-08-2017, 10:50 AM
To us growing up, he was the first "Eddie" (with respect to Eddie Aikau). Synonymous with palaka; a constant reminder of my family's plantation background. Roots.

mm stan
01-08-2017, 11:20 AM
Yes we lost another great Sons of Hawaii, Eddie was an legend, great man and one of those we made a Big impact in
Hawaiian music and the ukulele. Me Ke, Aloha Pumehana, A Hui Ho Eddie, Keep strumming them strings up there

01-08-2017, 02:35 PM
A true legend. He'll be remembered.

01-08-2017, 03:03 PM
godspeed Eddie!

01-09-2017, 01:08 AM
Mahalo for your music, Eddie. And documentaries too.

01-09-2017, 03:15 AM
Just bought one of his albums recently and had become a fan. Thanks for the great music and inspiration.

01-09-2017, 11:30 AM
Mahalo, Eddie. You'll always be remembered!

03-16-2017, 10:34 AM
In mid December our ukulele group got a request to play some songs for Eddie and his wife Myrna, so we went over to visit. Eddie was in good spirits and they were very appreciative. They even sang a duet for us! We went the following week and after we finished playing, Myrna gave us each a copy of Eddie's book, Hawaiian Son. Sadly, we learned that he passed away the following week.

03-17-2017, 05:29 AM
That's a truly sad story.