Joined: Aug 06, 2003
From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
|Posted: 2009-11-29 12:48 am  Permalink|
This one is actually a bit of a mess of a record cover, however Johnny Sablan's Guam U.S.A. contains a few GREAT treasures. Unlike most of his albums, this one features a very mainland sounding combo and vocal chorus and aside from the title track, Guam U.S.A. contains an AWESOME track called "A Place In Micronesia." It's a total lounge group vocal bosa nova cheese..."There's a place for you & me in Micronesia...where the weather's sunny & food is yummy, etc etc." Someone in the tiki world NEEDS to cover this song. Other tacks include Legends of Guam, On the island of Guam, Do you remember Guam?, Chamorro festive songs, etc. (Hafa Adai RecordsHALP-3311, p1974.)
Real flowers & real fruit in this welcome change from the usual femme fatale. Tropical Fiji by Suva Fijian Drama Group, Salemstereo XPX 5070 p1971, New Zealand.
For your listening & relaxing pleasure, The Reef Lodge Trio offers such varied selections as Steel guitar rag, Hawaiian wedding song, I sailed away to Fiji Islands, Isa buna, Wildwood twist & Deep in the heart of Texas..all in a lilting Polynesian style. Holiday in Fiji: Moments to remember was recorded live at the Reef Lodge in Korotogo, Fiji with a written warning on the back cover that it is NOT for distribution in Fiji. I guess they wouldn't want the workers to get TOO relaxed. Mai tai anyone? Viking VP184, New Zealand)
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