Webley Edwards - Hawaii The Island of Dreams
I'm sure most of you are familiar with the Webley Edwards series. For those who are not, the short story is that for 3-plus decades Mr Edwards hosted a radio show out of Waikiki called "Hawaii Calls" where he showcased the best of Hawaiian music, which was then re-broadcast by hundreds of radio stations around the world. The LPs are compilations of some of the best music from the shows. Each LP was usually at least loosely based around a central theme.
This album's music is more on the ethno-traditional side with the exception of tracks 5 and 10 which are a little more popular sounding. Highlights for me include "Canoe Song," "Thoughts of Love," "Fire Goddess" and "Island of Dreams."
Here it is.
If any of you are curious as to why there's been such a flurry of activity on this site as of late...if you look back at the start of this blog you'll see that I started with a similar burst of uploads because I was sick at home with pneumonia. So guess what...I broke my flippin' right ankle in a freakish accident(!) and where the pneumonia laid me up for about 10 days or so this should keep me somewhat homebound for several farking weeks. My loss is your gain I suppose, as I will probably turbo-plow through most of the rest of my Hawaiian and Exotica collection over the next few weeks.
God bless Trader Vic Bergeron for inventing the mai tai and also whoever it was that invented oxycodone. Cheers!