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What should a tiki band play?
Tele295
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From: RinKonTiki, CA
Posted: 2013-04-06 2:38 pm   Permalink

I had a dream last night that I was in a tiki bar, listening to Duane Eddy jam with Santo Farina and a conga player. If I were to put together a little trio like that, what tunes should we play? There's a new tiki restaurant in town that might need some entertainment...

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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2013-04-07 2:10 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-04-06 14:38, Tele295 wrote:
I had a dream last night that I was in a tiki bar, listening to Duane Eddy jam with Santo Farina and a conga player. If I were to put together a little trio like that, what tunes should we play? There's a new tiki restaurant in town that might need some entertainment...

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In a nutshell, surf music.
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2013-04-07 3:51 pm   Permalink

Tiki, surf?
No no no!!

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Posted: 2013-04-07 4:22 pm   Permalink

Go old school...Les Baxter, Arthur Lyman, and Martin Denny...JMHO

 
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Tele295
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Posted: 2013-04-07 9:18 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-04-07 16:22, VampiressRN wrote:
Go old school...Les Baxter, Arthur Lyman, and Martin Denny...JMHO



I was thinking along those lines, Vampiress. I used to do Quiet Village and Caravan years ago. Maybe Tangerine, or Blue Hawaiians' Martini 5-0. Any other suggestions?
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Tiki Kaimuki
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Posted: 2013-04-10 08:31 am   Permalink

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On 2013-04-07 16:22, VampiressRN wrote:
Go old school...Les Baxter, Arthur Lyman, and Martin Denny...JMHO



Yes! More straight up exotica in the tiki music scene would be refreshing. It would be interesting to hear a smaller band pull of a large sound.


 
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Tiki Kaimuki
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Posted: 2013-04-10 08:33 am   Permalink

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On 2013-04-07 16:22, VampiressRN wrote:
Go old school...Les Baxter, Arthur Lyman, and Martin Denny...JMHO



Yes! More straight up exotica in the tiki music scene would be refreshing. It would be interesting to hear a smaller band pull off a large sound.


 
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2013-04-10 10:54 am   Permalink

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On 2013-04-10 08:33, Tiki Kaimuki wrote:
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On 2013-04-07 16:22, VampiressRN wrote:
Go old school...Les Baxter, Arthur Lyman, and Martin Denny...JMHO



Yes! More straight up exotica in the tiki music scene would be refreshing. It would be interesting to hear a smaller band pull off a large sound.



The reason you don't hear more of this is because the music is too hard to play. Baxter/lyman/denny just made it sound easy. But to play like those guys did, you must have some skill in jazz or classical. In my opinion, this is why the majority of "tiki" bands are playing surf instead of true exotica.


 
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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2013-04-10 11:15 am   Permalink

And the ones that are are doing a damn fine job of it.

 
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2013-04-10 11:29 am   Permalink

Some are. I personally like the insect surfers and space cossacks, that kind of thing.

But in a nutshell, (and speaking from a musician's perspective) surf music is not hard to play. That's why every time I hear of a new "tiki" band starting, it is invariably a surf band. There are just not that many totally pure exotica bands out there right now. The ones that do exist are also doing a damn fine job. Mr. Ho, waitiki, don tiki, martini kings, stolen idols, and that one swedish or german band whose name I cannot remember or pronounce. That's only a handful, really.

So I agree with vampiress and Kaimuki. I would like to hear more true exotica bands. But somehow I don't think I will. True exotica is too hard to play, and most people (even tiki people) really don't care for it.

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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2013-04-10 11:54 am   Permalink

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On 2013-04-10 11:29, lucas vigor wrote:
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and that one swedish or german band whose name I cannot remember or pronounce.

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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2013-04-10 12:35 pm   Permalink

That's the name.

 
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Tele295
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Posted: 2013-04-10 9:01 pm   Permalink

Is Ixtahuele a band or a song?

I've played in surf bands. It's fun for the first 10 or 15 minutes, and then... Kinda repetitious

We all have classical, jazz, and studio backgrounds. I'm thinking some interesting tiki jazz sounds, something you can slink & drink to

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tikicoma
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Posted: 2013-04-11 12:03 am   Permalink

How about taking a fresh approach? Like combining exoticia/hawaiian with say... gypsy jazz? I think songs like Flamingo, Simboney, Beyond the Reef, Adventure in Paradise and, maybe, Nite in Tunisia (the last not really tiki) would work well in that style. You already know Caravan and I'm sure you've heard Django's Chinatown My Chinatown which I heard Martin Denny play at La Mariana sailing club years ago.
Just some thoughts, by the way, who made your petite bouche?

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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2013-04-11 07:27 am   Permalink

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On 2013-04-11 00:03, tikicoma wrote:
How about taking a fresh approach? Like combining exoticia/hawaiian with say... gypsy jazz?




There was a great band called Exotiki that did just that....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8uNICr5yl4

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