Hilo Hattie at the Tapa Room

Hilo Hattie

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Hilo Hattie at the Tapa Room Review

by Tony Wilds

Hilo Hattie joins the Hawaiian Village Serenaders and Lani and the Hilton Hula Maids in the Tapa Room at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. It is a live performance, and about 15 songs all run together on two physical album tracks. You get several standards, including Hilo Hattie's own signature tune, "When Hilo Hattie Does the Hilo Hop," as well as unusual tunes representing the gamut of Hawaiian music. Anything Hilo Hattie does is engaging, but this record doesn't quite have the energy and spark of her earlier work.