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tikiwinebear
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From: Santa Rosa, CA (Sonoma - wine country)
Posted: 2007-05-31 5:09 pm   Permalink

I got my signed copy in the mail today, and have listened to half of it already. FANTASTIC!! Well worth the wait and money, since it was directly to Mr. Drasnin and in the form of a donation for his wonderful project. The signed CD was his return thanks for the donation, not a purchase.

Thanks for the great new CD, Robert!!!

Aloha.
Myke


 
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Thomas
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From: Lake Mojave
Posted: 2007-06-01 09:07 am   Permalink

Wow! An instant favorite. Love how it is so recognizably "of a pair" with Voodoo ("I") despite the passage of time between the two. Really brings the tiki scene to life for me -- maybe only seeing the live performance at Hukilau (which I didn't ) could have done so more.

I love this CD; thanks Robert! And I enthusiastically recommend it to anyone sitting on the fence.


 
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Rum Balls
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Posted: 2007-06-01 4:35 pm   Permalink

The Great Summer of Exotica has begun! Received my autographed copy in the mail today up the Left Coast in Oregon.
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2007-06-01 6:44 pm   Permalink

Well this is a real gift to start the summer lounge season. This is wonderful stuff and
the distinguished percussionists are a real treat. A big big THANK YOU to all the peeps who
made this thing happen.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2007-06-10 12:21 pm   Permalink

I got my CD of VooDoo II yesterday.
Downloaded it to my I POD and then strolled to the beach to watch the sunset and listen to Robert's beautiful music. I gotta tell ya, it was one of the best "tiki" moments ever!
Thanks Robert!
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spy-tiki
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From: glendale, ca
Posted: 2007-06-15 4:44 pm   Permalink

Wow! ...when's Voodoo 3?

 
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PremEx
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From: Houston, Texas
Posted: 2007-06-15 8:23 pm   Permalink

Robert and his orchestra just finished playing the entire album at The Hukilau about an hour ago. Simply incredible!

 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-06-15 9:36 pm   Permalink

How exciting that must have been!!!

I got my signed copy and have had it on continuous play in my car....just wonderfeul. Classic exotica....I love it. I am ready for VoodooIII.

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John in Montreal
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Posted: 2007-06-16 12:15 pm   Permalink

For those who haven't heard it yet, I'm playing a sampling of a few songs from Voodoo II on my show on LuxuriaMusic this Tuesday (June 19)...

More info and a complete playlist on the TUNES! page at
http://www.maitaionline.com

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Thrifting for Tunes with John T.
A short, weekly program of thematically compiled musical content, recorded behind the bar at the exotic Mauna Loa Lounge.

Listen: Tuesdays at 10am pacific/1pm eastern on http://www.LuxuriaMusic.com
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The Mayor Of Exotica
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From: Boston
Posted: 2007-06-17 8:06 pm   Permalink

The Hukilau is now concluded, the batteries are recharged for another year or so. It was a fantastic experience to share the stage with Mr. Drasnin for a second time, and although this is a studio album through and through, I have concluded that the music here is best experienced live. The live performance gives it a life and a vibe that playing a CD does not provide. It is difficult to provide good sound for such a group of musicians, but the company this year was up to the task, and the sound out front was apparently great.

I hope this can happen from time to time!


 
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tikibars
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From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2007-06-18 8:55 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-06-15 16:44, spy-tiki wrote:
Wow! ...when's Voodoo 3?



Ask Formikahini!





 
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Whollycat
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From: Mad Beach, Florida
Posted: 2007-06-19 08:00 am   Permalink

Aloha Tim,

The comment above about the sound company doing a good job with the orchestra was right on. We happen to know Alex (from Coda Sound) and I will pass on the compliment to him. You Cats sounded great ...PERIOD)

Joe/Haole Kats


 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-06-20 11:41 pm   Permalink

Having listened to this a hundred times now...I am especially in love with tract one and eight. Tract 8 is my fave though...and the vibes part is kewl....but basically the beat is so driving and upbeat....I can hear it in my head even as I type.
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sushiman
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From: Kumamoto , Japan
Posted: 2007-08-20 04:42 am   Permalink

Got " Exotic Excursion " and " Voodoo 2 " ( Thanks Jeff ! ) discs in the post today . Deeply digging both , natch . For anybody who hasn't got Voodoo 2 yet , it has , FWIW , my highest recommendation !

Was very pleased to see that drummer Roy Harte played on Voodoo ( EE ) . Roy Harte and Remo ( yes , Remo drum heads ) Belli started Drum City in LA back in the 50's . I , being into vintage drums , knew of Roy , but had never heard him play before . Drum City was one of the hippest drum shops on the planet for many years . Roy and Remo developed the synthetic drum head over 50 years ago ! Cool that Roy played with RD . : )


 
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OnyaBirri
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Posted: 2007-08-20 06:07 am   Permalink

Quote:

... I , being into vintage drums , knew of Roy , but had never heard him play before...



You've probably heard him on dozens of recordings and didn't realize it was him. For example, he plays on some of the earlier Martin Denny albums.

One album you HAVE to find by Roy Harte and Milt Holland is "Percussion Unabridged." It came out on both the World Pacific and Kimberly labels with different cover art. The Montgomery Brothers are all on the album (although Wes is definitely in a support role). It sounds like if Martin Denny made a record on which they all stretched out and included more space for improvising in the arrangements. It's a really top notch and overlooked exotica album.


 
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