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Here's Hawaii
Trader Woody
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2301
From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2003-01-24 5:07 pm   Permalink

I just got hold of a great old book called 'Here's Hawaii' by Bob Krauss,
published in 1960. I've only just skimmed through it, but there's stuff on glass
float collecting, a date with a hula girl, as well as a piece where the author takes
a couple of zoologists to see Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman at Don the Beachcombers
to see if they can identify any of the birdcalls used. James Michener provides the
foreward. Looks like an interesting read. If I get a little time I'll post some extracts
if anyone's interested.

Trader Woody

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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2003-01-26 11:04 am   Permalink

Woody, I used that very description of Martin Denny live at Don The Beachcomber's for my linernotes for the Rykodisk "Taboo" CD re-issue a while back, because I deemed it the best verbal rendering of the whimsical quality of Exotica music .

Bob Krauss was a columnist in Waikiki in the 60s.

This book also historically confirms that the glassfloat-as-decor started as a fad in Hawaii, from beachcombing the fishnets floats that had drifted over from Japan.

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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 756
From: Grape Town, California
Posted: 2003-01-26 11:10 am   Permalink

I'd sure like to read some excerpts from this volume. Woody, if you come across some especially eloquent passages, please share a paragraph or two with us. Thanks!
-Weird Uncle Tiki

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