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Hawaiian music for my grandfather's funeral?

My grandfather is 91 and we're helping him plan his funeral. At it, he wants Hawaiian music played. Apparently it's the music he used to hear at dances (in New Zealand) when he met my grandmother in the late 30s/early 1940s. According to the BBC, there was a fad for Hawaiian music in wartime Britain, especially a band called Felix Mendelssohn and his Hawaiian Serenaders, but I can't find much by them. Any ideas? I guess it would be a slow dance kind of song. [more inside]
posted by curious zoe on Jun 6, 2012 - 15 answers

US Presidents Lining Up (I Think)

I'm looking for a country music song. All I can remember is the artist, male, singing about the presidents of the US. If can remember correctly they were lining up and at a funeral (but, I could be wrong). Any suggestions as to what song it was?
posted by nam3d on Jan 27, 2011 - 7 answers

What funeral songs are you hearing?

What songs have you heard commonly and uncommonly at funerals and were they selected by the deceased or the friends and family? [more inside]
posted by slavlin on Apr 6, 2010 - 41 answers

Music for a good mourning

Copyright issues with memorial DVDs? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Dec 4, 2009 - 9 answers

What tune did the French bloke play at Allingham's funeral?

At Henry Allingham's funeral, what branch of the services did the French bugler or trumpet player represent, and what piece did he play? [more inside]
posted by vogel on Aug 17, 2009 - 13 answers

Offer music at a wake?

I've recently learned that someone I used to know from when we were both much younger, has died. I knew him only in the context of church and we'd pal around on those Sundays, but we hadn't spoken in years. It's been suggested to me, by my parents, who still attend the church (I don't), that I might play some music at the wake, since I'm a violinist. But it seems to me this might be inappropriate for a few reasons. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2009 - 10 answers

Good Modest Mouse songs for a funeral video?

Music Filter - I need some good songs by Modest Mouse and The Bravery for a memorial DVD I'm creating for a funeral service (18 year old male died in a car accident). Hey, Modest Mouse fans, what songs should I use? [more inside]
posted by Detuned Radio on Jun 30, 2009 - 18 answers

I'll be looking at the moon...

I need the best recording of "I'll Be Seeing You" that you can recommend. [more inside]
posted by wafaa on Jun 23, 2009 - 17 answers

Funeral Chants

I'm looking for funeral chants, prayers and songs that are beautiful and mournful. [more inside]
posted by naju on Jun 2, 2008 - 25 answers

comfort tunes

I'm looking for music for a funeral. Something to play quietly in the background. Preferably classical or instrumental. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Mar 19, 2008 - 19 answers

What's good opera music for a funeral?

I'd like some recommendations for opera music to be played at a funeral. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on Apr 26, 2006 - 24 answers

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