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Digitiki
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From: L.A. baby!
Posted: 2007-05-25 1:40 pm   Permalink

Quince and DJ--
You guys are saying exactly what I'm thinking! In this age of legit. internet downloading of tunes via iTunes, Rapsody and the rest, it would be only a matter of dealing with the ASCAP, BMI and the like. No CD duplication required--although, you are correct, CD duplication is so cheap, its almost a non-cost. But going straight to download also eleminates the cost of warehousing, inventory control and shipping. Direct download is a great way for legacy labels like Capitol to get those old tunes working for them again with little investement.
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OnyaBirri
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Posted: 2007-05-26 2:27 pm   Permalink

It's worth noting that the people who produced the original Ultra Lounges are no longer involved in the project. Approach recent and future releases with trepidation...

 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2007-05-26 7:18 pm   Permalink

Oh that is a good thing to know, so they might do poor quality but reap the benefits of the name. Sad:(
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missy_tassles
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Posted: 2007-06-15 02:17 am   Permalink

i managed to get the whole set of (original) ultralounge cds pretty cheap eventually... they definitely whetted my appetite to hunt down more exotica etc starting a good few years back now...

...the festive season wouldn't be the same in our house now without the christmas compilations... Christmas Island by Bob Atcher and the Dinning Sisters is possibly my all time favourite festive tune!
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-06-11 11:32 pm   Permalink

I ran across the "Ultra Lounge - Tiki Sampler" CD and then looked up this thread (I actually used the Search function ) So how does this get to be Tiki music? No, I don't want to start a "that's not tiki argument". Released in 2000, has our perception of what Tiki music is changed in 10 years?

Here's the song list:
1. Munsters Theme - Jack Marshall
2. My Three Sons - Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
3. So Danço Samba [Jazz 'n' Samba] - Wanda de Sah, Wanda Sá
4. Look of Love
5. Boy from Ipanema - Peggy Lee
6. Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody - Louis Prima
7. Theme from the Apartment - Tito Rodriguez
8. Moon River - Henry Jerome
9. Inchworm - Jack Costanzo
10. Brazil - Tino Contreras
11. Oh, Honey - Gloria Wood
12. Guys and Dolls - Terry Snyder
13. Light My Fire - Zacharias
14. Happy Together - Mel Tormé
15. Go Chango - Les Baxter & His Orchestra
16. Cubano Chant - Martin Denny
17. Taste of Honey - Jackie Gleason
18. Come On-A My House [*] - Julie London
19. Wives and Lovers [*] - Lena Horne
20. Wave [*] - Nancy Wilson
21. My Baby Just Cares for Me [*] - June Hutton
22. I Dig Chicks! [*] - Jonah Jones
23. Get Smart/Casino Royale [*] - Agents of Good Roots, Franck Pourcel
24. Bongo Lesson - Jack Costanzo


 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-06-12 07:31 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-06-11 23:32, MadDogMike wrote:
Released in 2000, has our perception of what Tiki music is changed in 10 years?



Now WHY would that be?

What that sampler simply proves is that back then there were (as there always will be) folks in the media that did not have a clear concept of what constitutes "Tiki" as a genre, and who were not aware of my age-old motto of "If it says Tiki on it, it better have Tiki in it!"
The ever so wonderful Tiki packaging here (it really is!) does not make up for the lack of Tiki content. This discrepancy luckily has now been corrected by the "Sound of Tiki" CD, where every song is specifically selected and explained and illustrated in its context to Tiki culture.

In defense of Capitol art direction boss Tommy Steele at the time (author of the 1984 "Hawaiian Shirt Book") and Brad Benedict, who ran the wonderful Ultra Lounge series at Capitol back then, the CD came out in the "Dark Ages" of Tiki, before the Book of Tiki was published --so how were they to know? But -Sigh!-, people never believe me when I say that there virtually was no Tiki "out" before the BOT.

And to the credit of the album, the squishy cover of the CD is what inspired my publisher to give the BOT its unique "pillow cover" .....or let's admit that it is what was left of a much grander, similarly molded cover concept -which unfortunately would have made the book too expensive.


 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-06-12 09:00 am   Permalink

Thank you Sven, I knew I could count on you to enlighten me.

 
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Zeta
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Posted: 2010-06-12 09:03 am   Permalink

Did you know that this Ultra Lounge Collection was edited in Spain as "Musica para solteros"? (Music for bachelors)
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Haole Jim
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Posted: 2010-06-12 09:16 am   Permalink

'Gotta bunch of Ultra Lounge, and the "Tiki Sampler" is lounge but not necessarily Tiki.

Give them credit tho for doing a wee bit to keep the genre alive. And the illustrations on the disk cover are rather hip.


 
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Numatiki
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From: Chicago
Posted: 2010-06-12 10:17 am   Permalink

I routinely spin the Tiki Sampler in my home tiki bar, so it's tiki now!

 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-06-12 11:05 am   Permalink

I don't think so. Of course I would never say that one cannot play Lounge music in ones Tiki bar, in fact:



So you invite your grandmother to your Tiki haunt, and she sits down at the bar -is she TIKI now?

Please play all the Lounge music you want, but it still remains just that: Lounge


 
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Bora Boris
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From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2010-06-12 11:47 am   Permalink

Hmm according to iTunes The Sound of Tiki is categorized as the dreaded "Easy Listening"



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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-06-12 11:59 am   Permalink

So is the Ultra Lounge series. Does the category "Lounge" exist on I-Tunes? Or do they just throw it in with Easy Listening like all the big box electronic stores?

 
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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2010-06-12 12:30 pm   Permalink

the tiki sampler is actually 2 songs from each of the series of cds.
the Martin Denny and Les Baxter songs are taken from the very good Mondo Exotica comp.

there is 2 other samplers.
1 has fuzzy leopard marterial,
and 1 has a Roulette wheel on the cover.

Jeff(btd)



 
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Bora Boris
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From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2010-06-12 12:34 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-06-12 11:59, bigbrotiki wrote:
So is the Ultra Lounge series. Does the category "Lounge" exist on I-Tunes? Or do they just throw it in with Easy Listening like all the big box electronic stores?



The "Lounge" category is there as is "Exotica" and "Exotica Lounge" and you can always add your own categories.



And yeah the "Mondo Exotica" comp is very good.

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