Rene Paulo - Beyond Happiness
Hey, I found a Rene Paulo LP! Beyond Happiness is a very slow, mellow drowsy recording of piano music. The backing bass, guitar and drums are WAAAY in the background. I'll be honest, this one doesn't do too much for me. Its kinda like Liberace on ludes.
This was recorded at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on Waikiki and does include some Hawaiian faves (Akaka Falls and Ke Kali Nei Au (Hawaiian Wedding Song)) but I'm sure Rene was playing in the hoity toity room with all the guests in dinner jackets and evening gowns. If I were there (and I was there, but 40 years later), I would've been hanging out at one of the outside bars with the hula dancers and fire drummers and the uke players and hopefully drinking the handiworks of their legendary bartender Harry Yee.