Endlessly is the second of three Dancing Cat Records releases celebrating the music of seminal slack key guitarist, songwriter, and singer Sonny Chillingworth. A solo record, Endlessly features Chillingworth reworking Hawaiian standards from his youth, as well as some of his own pieces such as "Slack Key No. 1" and later works such as "Keiki Slack Key" and "Liloa's Mele." Most of the pieces are instrumentals, but some feature Chillingworth's warm and tender baritone. The title track is the '50s Brook Benton R&B hit, and Chillingworth performs it with passion and a wonderful calm. Chillingworth's virtuosity as a guitar player is undeniable and this album is a gentle introduction to his dynamic style, which served to influence several generations of Hawaiian musicians.
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AllMusic Review by Jeff Schwachter