Hawaiʻi’s Falsetto Poet
Bill Ali’iloa Lincoln shared his musical talents with a grateful Hawaiʻi for over sixty years, composing poetic Hawaiian language songs, performing on ʻukulele, guitar, bass, & piano, singing, dancing, and teaching hula, plus producing & performing in Hawaiian shows around the world.
More than all of that, however, is Bill Ali’iloa Lincoln’s strong & clear voice that will always be remembered, climbing from bass to baritone, then from tenor to falsetto & finally to an even higher falsetto register. Bill Ali’iloa Lincoln was one of those few Hawaiian male singers that mastered the ability to sustain a lofty note to its outer limits, grab a split second gasp of air, soar to an even higher register, & dance in that rare air with the utmost control & grace.
This collection of 20 songs from the 1930s through the 1970s exemplifies the best of the Hawaiian hula and of an amazing Hawaiian falsetto singer.
Harry B., Territorial Airwaves
2008 Nā Hōkū Hanohano winner Anthology Album of the Year