Sunday, November 30, 2008

The 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett Take You To Spain


There seems to be a few themes emerging from the recent postings to Third Island. Exotica - 'cause it's summer down here; light classics, 'cause we're such cultured folk, and European themes (France, Italy and now Spain) 'cause we happen to like 'em.

Tommy and the crew dust off the castanets and settle in for some serious flamenco-flavoured strumming. I must admit the guitar orchestra really does it for me, and the natural drama of Flamenco suits TG down to the ground...

01 - Lady Of Spain
02 - Malaguena
03 - Flamenco
04 - The Lonely Bull
05 - La Violeterra
06 - Adios, Mariquita Linda
07 - Spanish Eyes
08 - Valencia
09 - In A Little Spanish Town
10 - El Relicario
11 - Marchetta
12 - El Choclo

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The 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett Take You To Spain

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The 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett Take You To Spain

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Hawaiian Beach Boys - Bali Hai


Yes, the Hawaiian Beach Boys - because too much exotica is never enough...

01 - Hawaii Sang Me To Sleep
02 - Flower Lei
03 - Song Of Old Hawaii
04 - Bali Haii
05 - Moana Chimes
06 - Pretty Red Hibiscus
07 - Sweet Gardenia Lei
08 - It Happened In Koloha
09 - King Kamehameha
10 - Pidgin English Hula
11 - Lovely Hula Hands
12 - Aloha Beloved

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Hawaiian Beach Boys - Bali Hai

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Hawaiian Beach Boys - Bali Hai

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Robert Delgado - Blue Hawaii


Well, in our usual back-to-front way us southern-hemispherereons are just getting ready for summer, and what could be more refreshing than an ice-cool drink and some languid exotica floating on the hibiscus-scented breeze?

Roberto Delgado, more often known for his gringo latin efforts, dishes up a groovy selection of tunes, a particular fave being the exotica-ragtime blend "Honolulu Ragtime Doll". One can see the shock in the studio when Mr Delgado asks for some honky-tonk piano in the arrangement...

No back cover scan for this one as both sides are identical.


01 - Sweet Leilani
02 - Hawaiian Wedding Song
03 - Pagan Love Song
04 - Hawaii Tattoo
05 - Polynesian Waltz
06 - Blue Hawaii
07 - Sun Of Hawaii
08 - Blume Von Hawaii
09 - Sleepy Lagoon
10 - Wini-Wini, Wana-Wana
11 - My Tane
12 - Hawaiian Blue Beat Baby
13 - Honolulu Ragtime Doll
14 - Maori Farewell Song

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Robert Delgado - Blue Hawaii

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Robert Delgado - Blue Hawaii

Mr Snookles

Monday, November 24, 2008

Stanley Black - Spectacular Dances For Orchestra


More light classics here, this time from the redoubtable Stanley Black. Gorgeous Phase 4 sound, big orchestra - fill your home with sound.

01 - Slavonic Dance
02 - Fledermaus Waltz
03 - Russian Sailors' Dance
04 - Dance Of The Hours
05 - Danse Macabre
06 - Hungarian Dance No 5
07 - Miller's Dance And Finale

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Al Caiola - Solid Gold Guitar Goes Hawaiian


Yep, Third Island stalwart Al Caiola is back, and he and his golden guitar (golden refers to the sound not the ridiculously overpriced yellow stuff) are off to Hawaii.

Al tremolos his way though the standards with the band cooing gently in the background. So waltz your Wahine and sip your mai-tai to Al and the gang...

BTW Edmundo Floss joins the Immortals of Lounge - his fab Lounge Musica site is our latest addition to our blogroll on the right. Lots of tasty goodies, so check it out...

01 - Blue Hawaii
02 - Hawaiian Wedding Song
03 - Song Of Old Hawaii
04 - Sugar Island
05 - On The Beach At Waikiki
06 - Hawaiian Tattoo
07 - Sweet Leilani
08 - To You Sweetheart Aloha
09 - Drifting And Dreaming
10 - Aloha My Tani
11 - Hawaiian War Chant
12 - Aloha Oe

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