Sunday, July 16, 2006

The Big Sound - Heart of Hawaii

This is a bit of an odd quasi-exotica album. Who are "The Big Sound?" I have no clue. I have two copies of this LP, each with unique covers but with essentially the same liner notes on the back. Regarding "The Big Sound" it says on the backside:

"You will find big pleasure in The "Big" Sound. This album is just one of a series of new recordings released under The "Big" Sound. Be sure to ask for them at your favorite record counter."

This is a collection of Hawaiian and like type tunes done up by an orchestra with some wordless female vocals and the odd tribal drumming here and there. It'll mix in well with your exotica collection. Kind of reminds me of some the Hawaii Calls Orchestra stuff but a little more bombastic. One major clue that this is not true exotica is that there are only ten tracks. As all aficionados are well aware, TRUE exotica albums always have twelve tracks. ;)

Tracks include: "Red Sails in the Sunset," "Moon of Manakoora," "Hawaiian War Chant" and "Beyond the Reef" plus six more.

I'm going to go ahead and publish this post and whenever Rapidshare finally uploads the file then I'll edit.

EDIT 1: The rapidshare bastuhds cut me off at about 90% (and 50 minutes) of the upload. A-holes. I can get a good megabyte a second downloading off of strong servers but uploading to rapidshare is like being on dial up. This LP may or not be posted tonight.

EDIT 2: OK! Here it is finally: The Big Sound


Blogger X Esquire said...

Wow, this is really cool...

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aloha Kono, thanks for the big sound. Just a thought have you considered trying file factory instead of rapidshare. It may be a little faster upload and more stable. Not positive though. Cheers, Mahalo

10:43 AM  
Blogger Kono said...

Thanks brad, I'm going to start "experimenting" with other services behind rapidshare's back. File Factory will be on the list.

7:20 PM  
Blogger RonM said...

I started using sendspace so far so good looks to have no faults I can see so far.

3:22 AM  
Blogger Inkydog said...

You run a terrific blog. Is there any chance that you could repost this one?



1:14 PM  

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