Thursday, August 03, 2006

A Beachboy Party

Isn't that a great cover? Released in 1963, this album sets the Waikiki Beachboys pictured above in a live party jam session. Laid back, carefree and nostalgic. The definitive Hawaiian record.

A nice little article was posted about this album in Dumb Angel #4, which draws comparisons between this album and The Beach Boys "Party!" LP, released in 1965. The similarites between the two albums, besides their name, are great, and one has to wonder if Brian Wilson was aware of this album.

Note, my record of this has a lot of scuffs and scratches on the first side, so if you're looking for archival quality audio here, get the CD. Enjoy this one!

Side 1:
01 - Okoluna Maluna
02 - I've Travelled All Over The World
03 - Lover
04 - In Spite Of All
05 - Cafe Lights
06 - Bye Bye Blues
07 - Lei Aloha

Side 2:
08 - The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
09 - Waikiki
10 - Ahulili
11 - I Like You Because You Have Such Lovin' Ways
12 - When The Roses Bloom In Winter
13 - Ka Puka Key
14 - Hui Nalu


Blogger Xtabay said...

Thanks for featuring the Duke he just about started the sport of surfing as we know it - great man.

4:44 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Yeah, but even though Duke is a permanent fixture in Surf Culture, it amazes me they haven't made a film about him. He led a pretty amazing life.

4:59 PM  

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