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What's playing in your Tiki environment?
FreakBear
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Joined: Apr 15, 2004
Posts: 361
From: Springfield, Ohio
Posted: 2004-12-03 10:41 am   Permalink

For me it's a varietty of Exotica, Hawaiian classics, tribal drums from just about anywhere, IZ, Calypso, Herbie Mann At the Village Gates, and Billy Holiday. It's not all specific to Tiki but fits in nicely. I look for the small club jazz sound as well as various island and tribal styles.


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exotica59
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Joined: Oct 17, 2004
Posts: 481
Posted: 2004-12-11 11:49 pm   Permalink

I am just getting back into buying albums again. I started out just picking out Hawaiian stuff, but have since branched off into differant music. Cha cha cha, Rumba, anything that has cool percussion. I'd like to find something really jungle native sounding, with chanting & drumming. Closest I can come to a discription is the little sound bite that you hear when you click on Jamio.coms web site. Probably his clip is from a movie or something, but along those lines it what I want. Any sugestions?

 
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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 3097
From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2004-12-12 12:21 am   Permalink

Hey Exotica59, yer right, that sound clip at http://www.jamio.com/ is pretty good. Can anyone identify who is responsible for that? I wouldn't mind hearing more of the same.

You might want to check out some Balinese Monkey Chant recordings, but I don't think they qualify as "Tiki". Still good though.

check this for examples (track 2 and 10):
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000005IZB/qid%3D1102835935/sr%3D11-1/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F1/102-3258513-4834537


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Captain Morgan
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Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 33
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2004-12-12 01:03 am   Permalink

"Hawaii" by Santo and Johnny on vinyl.
The opening song, "Adventures In Paradise" is one of my favorites.


 
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tikitortured
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Joined: Apr 08, 2004
Posts: 332
From: Huntington Beach Ca.
Posted: 2004-12-12 09:08 am   Permalink

The "cornerstone" of theme music for my TIKI bar is Jan Davis: Boss Guitar. I always have that playing at some point of the evening. While it's not exactly "TIKI"(except for Watusi Zombie, which is TOTALLY TIKI), it has a great blend of surf, twang, spy, flamenco, percussive, and kitch. Imagine the Ventures as master musicians, that's Jan. Listen to some of it at www.stonetigerrecords.com

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Satan's Sin
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Joined: Jun 13, 2004
Posts: 729
From: Imperial Beach, CA
Posted: 2004-12-12 09:28 am   Permalink



Alfred Apaka is always correct in Satan's Sin's rumpus room, but it must be mentioned that Pink Martini is coming into heavy rotation. Anything by Cole Porter is welcomed with open arms, although one finds that if one plays "What is This Thing Called Love?" too much, one is occasionally accused of being gay. Even by one's mistress.

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Kaiwaza
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Joined: Aug 06, 2003
Posts: 467
From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2004-12-21 11:50 am   Permalink

Right now, as I'm gazing upon my small, but lovely, tiki-themed Christmas tree, I'm enjoying the 6 great Hawaiian steel guitar LPs I just finished recording onto CDs, "Christmas In Hawaii" by The Paradise Islanders, "Hawaiian Christmas" by Wout Steenhuis & The Kon Tikis, "Merry Christmas in Hawaii" by The Waikikis, "A Hawaiian Christmas" by The Sunset Band,"Hawaiian Christmas For Dancing" by Leonard Duquette, and "Blue Christmas" as strangely wonderful old 10-inch made in Japan LP of Hawaiian styled Christmas songs with steel guitar and sung in Japanese. ...doesn't get much merrier than this.

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tikigik
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Joined: Oct 25, 2005
Posts: 119
From: Ann Arbor Michigan
Posted: 2006-04-19 10:01 pm   Permalink

Hakalugi wrote:

> Hey Exotica59, yer right, that sound clip at
http://www.jamio.com/
> is pretty good. Can anyone identify who is responsible for that? I
> wouldn't mind hearing more of the same.

Is this in reference to the current "music box" sounding music? The
current background there is a midi file named "haunting.mid" but I
am unsure of the composer and/or midi artist.


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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 3097
From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2006-04-19 11:22 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-04-19 22:01, tikigik wrote:
Hakalugi wrote:

> Hey Exotica59, yer right, that sound clip at http://www.jamio.com/
> is pretty good. Can anyone identify who is responsible for that? I
> wouldn't mind hearing more of the same.

Is this in reference to the current "music box" sounding music? The
current background there is a midi file named "haunting.mid" but I
am unsure of the composer and/or midi artist.



No. Different music. The music that was there before (over a year ago now)was not a midi file, was much better, and is since gone. But thanks for trying.


 
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Tiki Fink
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Joined: Feb 21, 2006
Posts: 392
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2006-04-21 09:49 am   Permalink

I have all of my music digitized on an external hard drive so I can set up a playlist and literally listen to Surf, Exotica, and Hawiian nonstop for at least 36 hours without a repeat. I Tunes really works great for this. I like the way that the I Tunes program works for customizing your listening experience. You can really fit the mood. As far as music for my bar goes, it has to start with Robert Drasnin. His album entitled " Voodoo " has to be my absolute hands down favorite. Drasnin has all the musicality of Les Baxter with these amazing otherworldly vocal parts. Better yet, if your scene is outdoors, the sound of wind chimes provides an unbelievable compliment to this music.

In the surf category, I really love it all but I have been getting way into The Barracudas of late. Definitely worth a listen.

T.F.


 
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Digitiki
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Joined: Jul 22, 2004
Posts: 754
From: L.A. baby!
Posted: 2006-04-28 3:27 pm   Permalink

Tiki Fink,
Bingo! That's exactly what I do as well. I have an external drive that holds nothing but my iTune library. I've been digitizing my LP library like crazy. I have to pretty much go with the group; the top artists that get the most rotation are: Gene Rains, Robert Drasnin & Arthur Lyman, pretty much in that order.

I really am starting to get more heavily into the surf music sound too, but after a long hard day at work, I really want to listen to something dreamy while I sip a mai tai. Lyman and Rains really do that well.


 
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lanikai
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Joined: May 15, 2004
Posts: 490
From: Hawaii
Posted: 2006-05-29 2:02 pm   Permalink

This is what's playing in the b/g of my tiki lounge...

Good friend of mine who has been in the business for ever and a day whipped up this catchy tune and vid.

dig:

www.tinyurl.com/mnorm






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Vonratnick
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Joined: May 28, 2006
Posts: 88
From: Melbourne Australia
Posted: 2006-05-29 3:50 pm   Permalink

Hey, exotica59, have you tried the album 'Chaino Africana and Beyond'? Percussion/exotica with some chants, grunts and whips (kinky)!

 
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lucas vigor
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Joined: May 12, 2004
Posts: 3985
From: SOCAL
Posted: 2006-05-31 11:04 am   Permalink

recently,

Percy faith
Dean martin
Frank Devol
Henry Mancini
Perry Como
Best of Brookyln doo-wop

Yes, not one of those are Tiki but they fit anyway!


 
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