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"A Night At The Beachcomber" With Adomono LP
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 07, 2008
Posts: 138
From: Woodbridge, NJ
Posted: 2008-03-03 5:58 pm   Permalink

While searching through the Princeton Record Exchange this afternoon, I happened upon two Polynesian LPs that, as far as I know, are out of print on CD: "Music Of The Islands" by The Mauna Loa Islanders and "'A Night At The Beachcomber' With Adomono (Guitarist Fantastique)." The first album looks enticing enough, even going as far as to slap the label "A Hula Party" above the RCA Victor label. However, the second LP is what intrigues me. Judging by the liner notes, "'A Night At The Beachcomber' With Adomono" attempts to replicate the live entertainment dining experience of listening to guitariest John Adomono while visiting the acclaimed Don The Beachcomber's in Hawaii. How cool is that? I've yet to listen to either album but will be sure to post my thoughts when I do.

Has anyone here heard either album mentioned above? I'm surprised with all the world music flooding the market that the Adomono album hasn't found its way to CD. It looks extremely promising!

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5103
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2008-03-03 7:24 pm   Permalink

The Adomono at the Beaqchcomber LP was on a share around here a long time ago. I put it up somewhere.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 28, 2002
Posts: 254
From: Berlin, Germany
Posted: 2008-03-04 01:52 am   Permalink

I have the Adomono album. As I am into guitar LPs from that era and Tiki this is a perfect match. Its like acoustic surf music, I could imagine Dick Dale getting the inspiration for Miserlou from seeing this guy.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1438
From: Volcanic area of France
Posted: 2008-03-04 09:48 am   Permalink

I also have the Adomono.
Did you know his son was also in the music buisness. I had some mail chat with him. He's doing musicians imitations (Prince, Tom Jones, Garth Brooks...).

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 06, 2003
Posts: 474
From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2008-03-05 7:25 pm   Permalink

"Music of the islands" by The Mauna Loa Islanders is one of my absolute favorite steel guitar Hawaiian albums (and I have 3,000). It's also one of my favorite image covers...very haunting. They use not one, not two, but THREE steel guitars and it is just tremendous mood-inspiring music of a tropical island in the late 1950s early 60s...On a similar note, if you run across any LPs by Malekowa & The Trade Winds, grab them as they are similar in their 3 steel guitar approach.
I should say, the Mauna Loa Islanders follow-up LP, "Hawaiian Punch" was a great disappointment. SAme instrumentation but without the heavy reverb giving it that "far away in the sunset" feeling, it just didn't work...producers fault.
Paradise is a state of mind.

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Iokona Ki'i
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Joined: Nov 14, 2008
Posts: 816
From: SoCal
Posted: 2010-08-09 8:35 pm   Permalink

Now that,s a guitar!
Velvets by J. Sallin

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 22, 2013
Posts: 131
From: RinKonTiki, CA
Posted: 2013-03-24 3:25 pm   Permalink

Anybody tried this download for Admono's album?

I can't access it from my iPhone

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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-03-25 03:54 am   Permalink

It's down. Maybe Swanky can re-upload it...

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