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Old October 24th, 2018, 11:07 AM
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Default Pua Olena - Lim Family

I tried to do some research but the results don't match my memory.

If you know or remember, please correct me.

Pua Olena is a song best remember by the Lim Family.


When I looked it up, the original album it was on was from 2005.

However, I recall hearing it on the radio back in the early 1980s. And it was a female voice, IIRC, sounded very much like Lorna Lim.

Was the song Pua Olena recorded by someone else? And played on the radio? Or is my 2005 recorded date wrong?

Many Hawaiian songs were recorded by many people. Pua Olena was also sung by Auntie Genoa and Loyal Garner. But their version wasn't what I recall from the radio.
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Old October 24th, 2018, 03:33 PM
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Default Re: Pua Olena - Lim Family

You did not hear wrong. The Lim Family had several albums and this is the one that has the song in question. I don't think the album is in print anymore but you probably can find a vinyl or tape copy somewhere...

From Discogs....


The Lim Family ‎– Pua Olena The Flower Song
Pumehana Records ‎– PS 4920
Vinyl, LP, Album
Folk, World, & Country


A1 He Hene A Ha Hana
Written-By – Unknown Artist
A2 Kealoha Poina ‘Ole
Written-By – Sarah Pule
A3 Medley
A3a Hula Blues
Written-By – Johnny Noble, Sonny Cunha
A3b Hapa Haole Hula Girl
Written-By – Sonny Cunha
A3c Sweet Lei Lehua
Written-By – David Kalakaua*
A4 Ka Wai Lehua Aala Ka Honua
Written-By – Frank Hewitt*
A5 Ka Ulu Wehi O Ke Kai
Written-By – Edith Kanaka‘ole
A6 Punahele
Written-By – Raymond Kane

B1 The Flower Song - Pua Olena
Written-By – James Kaholokula
B2 Crown Flower - Pua Karauna
Written-By – Keith Haugen
B3 Maunaloa
Written-By – Fred Punahoa
B4 Ua Like No A Like
Written-By – Alice Everett
B5 Ka Ano‘i
Written-By – Charles E. King
B6 Ku‘u Lei Anuenue

Written-By – Sam Septimo
Companies, etc.
Record Company – Tropical Music, Inc.
Recorded At – Audio Media Studios (2)
Graphics – Elaine Iwamasa
Liner Notes – Jerry Hopkins
Producer – Bill Murata

Moe data on the song itself:

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Old October 24th, 2018, 06:02 PM
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Default Re: Pua Olena - Lim Family

thank you for the confirmation.
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