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Best Liner Notes Hoku Awards

The Na Hoku Hanohano Liner Notes Award goes to the writer of the best album liner notes. Recipients of this award must be Hawaii residents. Here are all of the winners of the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for best liner notes, since the category was introduced at the Hoku awards in 1981.

2008
Aina Kupuna Featuring Hoku Zuttermeister
WRITER: Robert Uluwehi Cazimero
ALBUM: Aina Kupuna
ARTIST: Hoku Zuttermeister
LABEL: Kaleiola Records
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2007
WRITERS: Puakea Nogelmeier, Fred Krauss, Kealii Reichel
ALBUM TITLE: Maluhia
ARTIST: Kealii Reichel
LABEL: Punahele Productions

2006
WRITERS: Puakea Nogelmeier, Kealii Reichel, Fred Krauss
ALBUM TITLE: "Kamahiwa: Kealii Reichel Collection, One"
ARTIST: Keali'i Reichel
LABEL: Punahele

2005
LINER NOTES WRITER: Kawaikapuokalani Hewett
ALBUM TITLE: "Ulu Kau"
ALBUM ARTIST: Kawaikapuokalani Hewett
ALBUM PRODUCER: Makuakane Music

2004
LINER NOTES WRITERS: Fred Krauss, Puakea Nogelmeier, Keali'i Reichel
ALBUM TITLE: "Ke'alaokamaile"
ALBUM ARTIST: Keali'i Reichel

2003
LINER NOTES WRITER: Don McDiarmid Jr.
ALBUM TITLE: "Don McDiarmid Jr. Presents Hula Records' Hits"
ALBUM ARTIST: various artists
ALBUM LABEL: Hula

2002
LINER NOTES WRITER: Lea A. Uehara
ALBUM TITLE: "Kalapawai Ku'u One Hanau,"
ALBUM ARTIST: Chinky Mahoe
ALBUM PRODUCER: Poki

2001
LINER NOTES: Sonny Ching and Nohea Kawahakiu
ALBUM TITLE: "Ho'oulu I Ka Na'auao"
ALBUM ARTIST: Sonny Ching
ALBUM PRODUCER: Four Strings

2000
LINER NOTES WRITERS: Keali'i Reichel and Puakea Nogelmeier
ALBUM TITLE: "Melelana"
ALBUM ARTIST: Keali'i Reichel
ALBUM PRODUCER: Punahele

1999
WRITER OF LINER NOTES: Harry B. Soria Jr.
ALBUM TITLE: "Hawaii's Golden Voice"
ALBUM ARTIST: Alfred Apaka
ALBUMPRODUCER: Hana Ola

1998
LINER NOTES WRITER: Harry B. Soria, Jr.
ALBUM TITLE: "Hawaiian Songbird: Lena Machado"
ALBUM ARTIST: Lena Machado

1997
LINER NOTES WRITER: Harry B. Soria, Jr.
ALBUM TITLE: "Music Of George Helm: A True Hawaiian"
PRODUCER: Ho'omau

1996
LINER NOTES WRITER: Louis Moon Kauakahi
ALBUM TITLE: "Ka Alaula"
ARTIST: Makaha Sons

1995
LINER NOTES WRITER: Louis Moon Kauakahi
ALBUM TITLE: "Ka Alaula"
ARTIST: Makaha Sons

1994
LINER NOTES WRITER: Haunani Apoliona
ALBUM TITLE: "Na Hiwa Kupuna O Ku'u One Hanau"
ALBUM ARTIST: Ku'uipo Kumukahi

1993
LINER NOTES WRITERS: Ka'upena Wong, Kahauanu Lake and Don McDiarmid, Jr.
ALBUM TITLE: "Maiki - Aloha Mai Ka Pu'uwai"
ALBUM ARTISTS: Maiki Aiu and Kahauanu Lake Trio and Singers

1992
LINER NOTES WRITER: Haunani Apoliona
ALBUM TITLE: "E Mau Ana Ka Ha'aheo - Enduring Pride"
ALBUM ARTIST: Olomana

1991
LINER NOTES WRITERS: Kahauanu Lake and Zanetta Richards
ALBUM TITLE: "Mauna'ala"
ALBUM ARTIST: Kuliakanu'u with Verna Mae Perkins

1990
WRITER OF LINER NOTES: John Berger
ALBUM TITLE: "Best of Gabby, Volume II"
ALBUM ARTIST: Gabby Pahinui

1989
LINER NOTES WRITER: Ellen Pelissero
ALBUM TITLE: "A Hawaiian Christmas"
ALBUM ARTIST: Various Artists

1988
LINER NOTES WRITER: Ellen Pelissero
ALBUM TITLE: "Na Lei Hulu Makua, Na Wahine Hawai'i"
ALBUM ARTIST: Haunani Apoliona

1987
LINER NOTES WRITER: Jacqueline Lindsey
ALBUM TITLE: "Ka Leo Ki'eki'e"
ALBUM ARTIST: Dennis Pavao

1986
LINER NOTES WRITER: Leah Bernstein and Robert Cazimero
ALBUM TITLE: "The Sound of the Sea Surrounds Me"
ALBUM ARTIST: The Brothers Cazimero

1985
LINER NOTES WRITER: Jerry Byrd
ALBUM ARTIST:Benny Kalama
ALBUM TITLE: "He is Hawaiian Music"

1984
WRITER OF LINER NOTES: Scoops Kreger
ALBUM PRODUCER: Bill Murata
ALBUM ARTIST: Various Artists

1983
LINER NOTES WRITER: Harry B. Soria, Jr.
ALBUM TITLE: 'Rhythm of the Islands"
ALBUM ARTIST: Karen Keawehawai`i

1982
LINER NOTES WRITER: Wayne Harada
ALBUM TITLE: "Her Second Album"
ALBUM ARTIST: Karen Keawehawai`i

1981
LINER NOTES WRITER: Wayne Harada
ALBUM TITLE: "Homegrown IV"
ALBUM ARTIST: Various Artists

1978-1980
No "Best Liner Notes" award

See also:
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Category
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Artist
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Year



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