Don Ho's very name has become a veritable punchline. Yet his achievements can not be dismissed as easily as an obvious joke. Few recording artists have been so comfortable in so many genres--Don Ho masterfully handles anything from country to light rock to luau listening. He's almost a Jimmy Buffet from an earlier generation. His version of "Tiny Bubbles" is the standard by which all others are judged. Don Ho is to Honolulu what Wayne Newton is to Vegas.
GREATEST HITS compiles 12 of his most popular recordings. Aside from the expected Hawaiian favorites such as "Beautiful Kauai" and "E Lei ka Lei Lei," the collection presents a rollicking good version of "A Lover's Prayer" and a version of "Ain't No Big Thing" that brings to mind comparisons with Elvis. Don Ho may very well be the voice that launched a million airline reservations, but the tracks compiled on GREATEST HITS remind us that he is a performer of great talent and ability.