Saturday, May 13, 2006

George Cates - Hawaii


Here's another exotica album that to me has a strong late 60s/early 70s vibe. One of these days I'm gonna divide all my exotica files into "classic exotica" and "late exotica." All of these late exotica LPs fit better with each other on a mix than they do with the older classics. Other examples of this sub-sub-subgenre would be Michel Magne, Fantastic Strings Orchestra, The Kokee Band, Les Baxter's Bora Bora and some others that escape me at the moment.

Having said all of that...this is a very good little LP. A collection of ten instrumentals that are a little punchier (just a little) and not (quite) so laid back as say...Arthur Lyman, but a damn fine listen just the same.

Tracks:
Now Is The Hour
Moon Of Manakoora
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Beyond The Reef
Pagan Love Song
Drifting And Dreaming
Bali Hai
Ka-lu-a
Hawaiian War Chant
Song Of The Islands/Aloha Oe

Not a weak song in the bunch.

George Cates - Hawaii

3 Comments:

Blogger Xtabay said...

I've got a George Cates called Polynesian Percussion with about the same track listing except mine's got 12 tracks but its only 64 kps (still sounds ok tho)so I'm gonna dl this one.Thanks kahuna

10:21 PM  
Blogger Tiki-Tim said...

Another GREAT Album....Thanks...Tiki-Tim

7:11 PM  
Blogger julioxo said...

Wonderful blog that I will often visit
Thanks for the music Kono
Greetings

2:40 PM  

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