Joined: May 18, 2004
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
|Posted: 2007-12-15 10:09 am  Permalink|
On 2007-12-14 18:31, ThreeTikis wrote:
On 2007-12-14 17:17, tikiyaki wrote:
NICE...I saw a few others similar to this. His solo reading of this song is just amazing.
I wish he was still alive so I could go see him play.
This is the one I saw
Thanks so much for the link to this video. It's really wonderful. I had not seen this before.
My wife and I were lucky enough to see Arthur many times but always at the New Otani. And even though we could only make it a couple times a year we met several locals who were always there. It was always a fun Friday afternoon. Arthur was always so wonderful and happy to sign albums. He signed my "Taboo" album that I bought when it was first released. We were there once for our anniversary so he always asked us what song we wanted to hear.
We truly miss him.
Michael & Vicky
[ This Message was edited by: threetikis 2007-12-14 20:01 ]
Wow, great story. It sucks to discover these great people after they're gone (which is the case with me)
A few days ago, I actually tracked down Harold Chang, his percussionist on all those albums (some of Martin Denny's too) who is still alive and managing the drum dept of a music store in Honolulu. I talked to him for a few minutes and told him I was sending him my CD (The Tikiyaki Orchestra)
I really wanted to ask him all kinds of questions about the days of playing with lyman and Denny. I guess I'll have to save it for the next time I go to Honolulu and track him down at the store and bug him (which I WILL do)
I also would love to know what happened to Gene Rains...no one seems to know anything about him.