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Please help identify this great Polynesian song from the '70s!
iacasa
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Posted: 2013-01-01 1:25 pm   Permalink

Hello all!

I'm new to the forum, I'm very interested in Polynesian music. My interest was sparked by the cover song in the link below. This cover song is from the '70s, the original maybe be older.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gffUh0vEprM

Can any of you experts please help me identify the name/author of the original song?

Note that the posted version is a cover version. Although it sounds awesome to me, the lyrics are possibly badly sung, because the singers didn't know the language.

Many many thanks!
Martín


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SuperEight
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Posted: 2013-01-01 3:13 pm   Permalink

Does not sound Hawaiian. Hmmm


Anyway welcome to Tiki Central!


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2013-01-01 8:19 pm   Permalink

Any clues for us? Where did it come from? What format is it in? Anything else with it? Anything written on it? How do you know it's from the 70s? Inquiring minds want to know
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iacasa
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Posted: 2013-01-02 6:06 pm   Permalink

A relative of mine travelled to French Polynesia in 1977. He went to film a series of commercials. He heard the music sung by a group of locals for tourists. He liked it so much that he recorded a cover version, which is what I posted. If it doesn't sound Polynesian it's only because it was recorded by foreign musicians, but the original tune is Polynesian.

 
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2013-01-02 8:47 pm   Permalink

Sounds like Te Manu Pukarua.
Written by Eddie Lund.

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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2013-01-03 2:23 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-01-02 20:47, Mr. NoNaMe wrote:
Sounds like Te Manu Pukarua.
Written by Eddie Lund.

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That's not it. We play that song. I do think it is probably either tahitian or even marshal island.


 
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Trailerpark Tiki
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Posted: 2013-01-03 3:28 pm   Permalink

It doesn't sound Hawaiian at all. So you can eliminate Hawaiian origins.

 
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2013-01-03 9:30 pm   Permalink

Quote:


That's not it. We play that song. I do think it is probably either tahitian or even marshal island.



Initially I thought of PNG pidgin. I listened to my Kopykats / Fred Meadola 45 and I do not think it is either. The Kopykats are from PNG and Meadola is from the Solomons. Since Iacasa noted Tahiti I kept the guessing to Tahiti. I have 25 Tahitian LPs and wasn't about to go thru them . Another guess is Gabilou and Les Barefoot Boys. None of their songs sounded similar though.



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virani
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Posted: 2013-01-04 03:09 am   Permalink

it sounds Tahitian, for the rythms, vocal line, melody. I heard for example the tahitian word "Tiare" (flower), but in the same time, there's a lot of intonation that doesn't sound very tahitian.

But then, I don't know this song, sorry...


 
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Kaiwaza
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Posted: 2013-01-07 1:51 pm   Permalink

Sorry that I can't tell you WHAT it is..but I can tell you it isn't Te Manu Pukarua.
It's definately a Tahitian language song. But that's all I can tell.
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The Granite Tiki
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Posted: 2013-01-07 3:56 pm   Permalink

Can hear the Tahitian Ukuleles ringing out.

 
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