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Randy Oness
1910-2002

Kamehameha School for Boys
Class of 1930

Noted Hawaiian Musician and Composer

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A Guide to The Randy Oness Collection (pdf - 36 pages)

Brief Biography: Randall Kimeona Oness was a prominent professional musician during the big-band era of the 1930s and 1940s. He composed over 200 songs. Henry Berger was a mentor. Randy played with the original Harry Owens Band, the Royal Hawaiians and had his own band that played at Queen's Surf and the Alexander Young Hotel. He was a musician with the famous "Hawaii Calls" radio program and appeared in several Holllywood movies. He was active in the Hawaiian Civic Club and numerous musician's organizations. In 1999, he won the Na Hoku Hanohano Lifetime Achievement award.

More about Randy Oness

2003-1

Contents: Musical instruments, sheet music, song books, reference books and audio tapes. Notable are publications of Randy's compositions and arrangements by Johnny Noble for Randy Oness.

Provenance: Haunani Oness gave her father's collection to Kamehameha Schools in February 2003. Hailama Farden was the facilitator

Bulk Dates: 1940-1960

Location: Room 22, Row 6.

Size: 24 linear feet (5 musical instruments in cases, 12 brown boxes)

Arrangement: Random

Languages: English and Hawaiian

Bibliographic record: A Guide to The Randy Oness Collection by Janet Zisk and Candace W. Lee.

Kamehameha Schools Library Catalog. http://kspolaris.ksbe.edu/polaris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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