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What's your favorite tiki album ?
BongoZombi
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Joined: Jun 05, 2003
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Posted: 2003-07-09 12:01 pm   Permalink

My favorite is Bongoland from the Ultra Lounge followed by Martin Dennys Quite Village. What's yours ?

 
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Klas
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Joined: May 04, 2003
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From: Stockholm, Sweden
Posted: 2003-07-09 12:30 pm   Permalink



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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-07-09 2:05 pm   Permalink

1.Eden Ahbez- "Eden's Island". 2.Les Baxter- "The Sacred Idol". 3.Martin Denny- "Exotica" 4.Michel Magne- "Tropical Fantasy"

 
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Kava King
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Joined: Sep 20, 2002
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From: Kensington-on-Avondale
Posted: 2003-07-09 2:59 pm   Permalink

"Voodoo" by Robert Draisnin, followed by Eden Ahbez' "Eden's Island", the hands- down champ for scariest album cover not by Aphex Twin. And let's not overlook the amazing APE from San Francisco- rumored to have a full length CD in the final stages of production. I'm Pau.

 
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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2003-07-09 3:00 pm   Permalink

http://www.bounce.com/review/recommend.php/668/?K=%C2%BC%C8%F8%C2%D9%CF%BA

My brother (who lives in Tokyo) got me this brilliant CD called Frozen Hawaii... it is on heavy rotation at the saucer house!
If you like ambient funkiness and hawaiian good times, the sound of surf mixed with cool samples, you MUST try to get this CD! Don't know if there is any way to order it outside Japan though...


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Kava King
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Joined: Sep 20, 2002
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From: Kensington-on-Avondale
Posted: 2003-07-09 3:02 pm   Permalink

and Jezus Christ, Dave! Over 900 posts! What a monster.

 
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tiki_kiliki
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Joined: Apr 01, 2002
Posts: 1000
From: Hamtown USA
Posted: 2003-07-09 3:22 pm   Permalink

Polynesia! Hands down. This record is truly amazing. It's pictured in the BOT. You can usually find it on ebay for about $7 and I can guarantee you it's one of the best.
Here's the amazing cover:




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modchick65
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Joined: Jun 30, 2003
Posts: 52
From: chez groovara, philadelphia, pa
Posted: 2003-07-09 4:04 pm   Permalink

while i wouldn't label it a "tiki album" by any stretch, "the best of annette" is always a fun listen (especially "pineapple princess"). i also really dig the first tipsy record (trip-tease). and then there are the standards... the first arthur lyman, martin denny... the ultra-lounge comps...

ok, i obviously cannot choose. will stop rambling now.


 
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the75stingray
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 447
From: Dayton, Ohio
Posted: 2003-07-09 9:41 pm   Permalink

I guess it all depends on what you are refering to as "Tiki" Albums.

I mean, I love the many Webley Edwards 'Hawaii Calls' albums.
And although these are Hawaiian / Polynesian sounds, they can be considered very "Tiki" simply by their covers.

Or are we talking about what is refered to as "Exotica", which would include the selections mentioned?

One of my first and favorites was Lawrence Welk and the "Sounds of the Islands" LP. Poor cover, but great tunes.


 
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emspace
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
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From: Vancouver
Posted: 2003-07-09 11:26 pm   Permalink

Sons Of Hawaii "Songs of Old Hawaii" - old Gabby album.

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hanford_lemoore
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Joined: Mar 23, 2002
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From: Tiki Central
Posted: 2003-07-09 11:58 pm   Permalink

Assuming Album can be a CD, too:

Mine is
Eden's Island

I also enjoy Mondo Exotica for the variety.




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Trader Woody
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2003-07-10 1:59 pm   Permalink

Yeah, I got Mondo Exotica after Hanford recommended it a while back. Has all the Tiki greats and is an ideal party album. The liner notes were somewhat dubious, though - Trader Vic is described as being an old fraud, if I recall.

Arthur Lyman's Taboo album was the first exotica album I bought, but still, perhaps the best.

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thejab
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2986
From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2003-07-10 2:23 pm   Permalink

Billy Mure's Hawaiian Percussion is my favorite. Exotica meets space age bachelor pad pop.
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tiki_kiliki
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Joined: Apr 01, 2002
Posts: 1000
From: Hamtown USA
Posted: 2003-07-10 3:04 pm   Permalink

I agree about the Billy Mure record. That's one of my other favorites!
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