Ohta-San & Herb Ohta, Jr.
Lele Music Productions (LMPCD 1007)
(FIRST DUET RECORDING IN UNITED STATES)
2013 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Nominee:
(ʻUkulele Album of the Year)
Executive Producer - Lele Music Productions
Producer - Ohta-San, Herb Ohta, Jr., & DJ Pratt
Engineering, Mixing, Mastering - DJ Pratt
Photography - Ken Munakata
Graphics - Yuko Porter, Media etc.
Recorded at: Blue Planet Sounds
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Friday May 12, 2013
Review By John Berger
Ohta's Let Their Ukes Sing On Father-and-Son Album
Hawaii's music has been enriched by the contributions of several families in which talent extends from one generation to the next. This aptly named album by Herb "Ohta-san" Ohta and his son, Herb Ohta Jr., is an excellent example. Ohta-san stands unchallenged as the most prolific ukulele virtuoso of the past half-century. Herb Jr. is an accomplished musician in his own right. They team up here to revisit 11 songs written or co-written by Ohta-san.
The junior Ohta describes the album as "my way of paying tribute … to my friend, my teacher, and my idol." Ohta-san writes, "This is a family affair. Music provided by father and son."
Either way, this nahenahe (sweet, melodious) music deserves attentive listening. Take it all in — the melodic interplay between father and son on clean, acoustic arrangements — and behold what great players can achieve without electronic add-ons. With Ohta-san and Ohta Jr., the purity of the instrument wins out.