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The Jungle-style Thread - Pop Culture Iconography of the Dark Continent
TikiTomD
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Posted: 2011-07-11 2:50 pm   Permalink

Its human spaceflight plans in disarray, NASA is searching to rediscover its mojo. Meanwhile, back in the jungle...

Esquire November 1959


-Tom


 
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TikiTomD
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Posted: 2011-07-17 6:10 pm   Permalink

Never heard of this, but Johnny Weissmuller (aka Tarzan the Ape Man) had plans in Fort Lauderdale for an "Ungawa Cocktail Lounge of the posh Mai-Kai type"...

St. Petersburg Times October 4, 1969













-Tom


 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2011-07-18 3:47 pm   Permalink

A Jungle-style cocktail lounge on the scale of the Mai Kai ?? It boggles the mind.

I also appreciated the ironic use of "Ungawa" outside the context of a Tarzan picture.

Good research Tom !!


 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2011-07-29 7:10 pm   Permalink

Gotta love YouTube…

I've read about Josephine Baker's infamous "Banana Dance" at the Folies Bergère in the 1920's. Footage of it actually exists, albeit in a more conservative version for the American audiences that it was intended for.

For the French, she only wore a skirt of bananas, that's it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmw5eGh888Y



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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2011-07-29 8:00 pm   Permalink

chub factor 10.


Bless you, John O!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cso3CxWJzoM&feature=related

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Bora Boris
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Posted: 2011-08-22 8:07 pm   Permalink

I found this while stumbling around the internet. I think it can go here.




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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2011-09-07 1:24 pm   Permalink

This had been in heavy rotation for me as of late...



I know this might be old hat for the hardcore Exotica collectors out there but for those who rarely leave the Les Baxter/Martin Denny/Arthur Lyman comfort zone, it might be informative. Chaino gets scant attention here on TC.

This out-of-print compilation CD had been on my wish list for quite a while now, I recently picked it up at BigTikiDude's Surf Convention of all places !! The signature sound is jungle percussion, tribal chanting, and jungle grunting and howling.

Some of this stuff is pretty crazy, the song "Jungle Chase" is an unabashed depiction of hot jungle sex. The fact that it came out in the late 1950's boggles the mind !! And "Rockin' Bird Bongo" and "Swinging Congo Bird" take the whole Exotica "bird noises" schtick to another fun level.

And check out this kinky (for the time) S&M jungle imagery...



Here's the revalation for me. I always assumed Chaino was from Africa. His publicized mythology states he was an orphan who was "the only survivor of a lost race of people from the wilds of the jungle in a remote part of central Africa where few white men have ever been."

The real fact is that he was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Chicago !! The guy was as fake Exotic as Korla Pandit was (and which makes his music all the more cooler IMHO).



 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2011-09-07 3:20 pm   Permalink

John-O educating the Ohana!

 
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martian-tiki
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Posted: 2011-09-07 3:36 pm   Permalink

Checking Chaino on youtube a commenter noted Kirby Allen the record producer that discovered Chaino died recently in a house fire after - "The woman who made it out of her home reportedly said Allan woke her up and she was able to make it out of the house."

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_southeast_valley/mesa/firefighters-respond-to-mesa-house-fire,-find-man-dead-in-home



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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2011-09-07 4:33 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-09-07 13:24, JOHN-O wrote:
I know this might be old hat for the hardcore Exotica collectors out there...


Ooops, I just reviewed past posts on this thread and noticed this ground has been covered. (Images only though, no keywords to search on). It took me that long to finally acquire the CD, ha ha.

Never mind...

[ This Message was edited by: JOHN-O 2011-09-07 16:34 ]


 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2011-09-07 11:17 pm   Permalink

3 Chaino cds for sale here
http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/artist/Chaino/a/albums.htm



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Jeff Central
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Posted: 2011-09-08 07:12 am   Permalink

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On 2011-09-07 15:36, martian-tiki wrote:
Checking Chaino on youtube a commenter noted Kirby Allen the record producer that discovered Chaino died recently in a house fire after - "The woman who made it out of her home reportedly said Allan woke her up and she was able to make it out of the house."

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_southeast_valley/mesa/firefighters-respond-to-mesa-house-fire,-find-man-dead-in-home





Wow!! Didn't know about this. So sad. Thanks martian-tiki.

A lot of the Chaino CD's can be found at the Dionysus Records website too!

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff


 
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christiki295
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Posted: 2011-09-08 08:19 am   Permalink

Would PNG Tiki be the blending of South Pacific and African recreations?

 
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