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Tiki Central and the Room 135 singers present: Songs of ancestor worship to singalong to
bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2002-07-08 6:28 pm   Permalink

I am working on burning a CD for y'all who are interested in actually LEARNING THE WORDS to some of the evergreens we chimed in on in room 135. I hope I will have copies ready for the Magic Tiki Bus on Friday, if not at least a demo.
The playlist includes all those Hapa Haole songs that I was too snobbish to listen to before because they were not EXOTICA!, but to whose enjoyment I have been converted to since room 135:
Alfred Apaka: Princess Poo-Pooly
Poncie Ponce: Keep your eyes on your hands- My Little Grass Shack- Little Brown Gal
Annette: Hukilau- Luau Cha Cha Cha (unknown, but a must!)
...and my personal champion, (a cross between Martin Denny, Johnny Cash and Criswell),
Paul Page: Bali Hai- When Sam Goes Back to Samoa (Oh-yesss!)

...and other unknown ones, like:
Let's have a Luau, by The Island-aires
Hawaiian Vamp, by Pua Almeida and the Sunset Serenaders

...and of course the
Hawaiian Eye theme song
The Disney Tiki Room Song- The Hawaiian War Chant

I am looking for clearly spoken lyrics, and tempo, to strum the ukes to. Some classics like "Beyond The Reef" are to languid.
Still have to dig up:
Tiny Bubbles (I do not own any Don Ho)
Pagan Love Song
Jungle Drums (with lyrics)

I can't burn myself, and my pal Pete has a very simple machine (no mixing possible), so I hope it will come out OK


 
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floratina
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Posted: 2002-07-08 6:49 pm   Permalink

How about "Sweet Leilani", "Lovely Hula Hands", "One Paddle, Two Paddle", "Pearly Shells", and "Blue Hawaii"? Those are fun.

Oh yeah and "Okole Maluna"!!! The Waikiki Beach Boys sing it on their album.

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Traderpup
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Posted: 2002-07-08 7:26 pm   Permalink

I've been playing with some sound clips and various exotica tunes.... I should have some pretty entertaining tunes to enjoy on the bus this Friday!



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Frenchy Polynesia
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Posted: 2002-07-08 7:28 pm   Permalink

Eeeeexxcellent!

I was thinking along the same lines after the sing along. One piece of hardware backordered at the Mac superstore is all that prevents me from burning my Waikiki Records Company library to cd. I know they aren't *exactly* exotica, but I just get a kick out of a guy that sounds like Burl Ives singing tunes like 'Hawaiian Scotsman.' Other hits include such King Kukulele favorites as:

The Cockeyed Mayor of Kaunakakai
Keep Your Eyes on the Hands
Red Opu (What am I gonna do?)
Hawaiian Cowboy
Ana Pau

One more thing - if anybody has the words to the Hawaiian War Chant, can they e-me??

Mahalo!

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Posted: 2002-07-08 10:21 pm   Permalink

What about the "If we knew you were comin we'de have baked a cake, baked a cake!!" or " Sven's in the bathroom and he's takin a poop, takin a poop!" Those have to be on it too!!! Call King Kuku!!!
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Cherry Capri
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Posted: 2002-07-09 5:14 pm   Permalink

I have lots of exotica albums, etc. you could use, including Annette and Don Ho.
You could swing by our shack and we can make a tape together?
BUT - does anyone have a copy of "Every Night is Date Night in Hawaii"?


 
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tikibob
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Posted: 2002-07-10 10:37 am   Permalink

And, of course, if you need back up on an ice-bucket, just let me know.

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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2002-07-11 12:40 am   Permalink

OK, here's the final playlist, I went for clearly audible lyrics and simple instrumentation:

1. Webley Edwards intro
2. Poncie Ponce: "Princess Pupuli has plenty Papaya"
3. Annette Funicello: "Hukilau"
4. Alfred Apaka: "Lovely Hula Hands"
5. Don Ho: "Tiny Bubbles"
6. Poncie Ponce: "Keep your eyes on your hands"
7. Disney Jungle cruise intro
8. Tiki Tiki room song
9. Hawaiian War Chant
10. The Surfers: "Drums of Tahiti"
11. Paul Page: "Bali Hai"
12. Intro Martin Denny at Duke's
13. Don Ho: "Hawaii 5-0" (Vocal version!) "Quiet Village" (Vocal version!) medley
14. Hawaiian Eye theme song
15. Annette: "Luau Cha Cha Cha"
16. Pua Almeida: "Hawaiian Vamp"
17. Poncie Ponce: "The Cockeyed Mayor of Kaunakakai"
18. Paul Page: "When Sam goes back to Samoa"
19. The Island-aires: "Let's have a Luau"
20. Webley Edwards outro

The Don Ho vocal versions of Hawaii 5-0 and Quiet Village are WICKED!

Here is the challenge, friends. Try to find printed lyrics for all of these, the ones we don't find, someone copy them down, then I can make a little singalong song book. No member of Tiki Central should be untrained in the lyrics to BALI HAI!

I will make as many copies as I can til Friday and pass them out in the bus, but from then on I will ask five bucks per disc, people can mail me the note and I send'em the CD. I'll post my address when I am ready.


 
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Trader Woody
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Posted: 2002-07-11 04:15 am   Permalink

What a great sounding CD!
Would it be at all possible to mail a few out of the country? Would 10 clams be enough to mail a copy to Europe?

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Traderpup
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Posted: 2002-07-11 09:58 am   Permalink

Lyrics from 1950 Hawaiian song book

Hawaiian War Chant

Ta-hu-wa-i la-a ta-hu-wa-i wa-i la
e-hu-he-ne la a pi-li-ko-o lu-a la
pu-tu-tu-i lu a i-te to-e la
ha-nu li-po i-ta-pa-a-lai

Ta-hu-wa-i la-a ta-hu-wa-i wa-i la
e-hu-he-ne la a pi-li-ko-o lu-a la
pu-tu-tu-i lu a i-te to-e la
ha-nu li-po i-ta-pa-a-lai

Au we ta hu-a la
Au we ta hu-a-la

Ta-hu-wa-i la-a ta-hu-wa-i wa-i la
e-hu-he-ne la a pi-li-ko-o lu-a la
pu-tu-tu-i lu a i-te to-e la
ha-nu li-po i-ta-pa-a-lai

Au we ta hu-a la
Au we ta hu-a-la


English version:

There's a sunny little funny little melody
That was started by a native down in Waikiki
He would gather a croud down beside the sea
And they'd play his gay Hawaiian chant

Soon the other little natives started singin' it
And the hula hula maidens started swingin' it
Like a tropical storm thats the way it hit
Funny little gay Hawaiian Chant

Ow way tah tua lan
Me big bad fightin' man

Tho it started on an island down Hawai way
It's as popular in Tennessee or Iowa
If you wander into any cabaret
You will hear this gay Hawaiian Chant

Ow way tah tua lan
Me big bad fightin' man

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Atomic Cocktail
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Posted: 2002-07-11 10:20 am   Permalink

Here are the lyrics for Rogers and Hammerstein's Bali Hai from 'South Pacific' (1949):


Most people live on a lonely island,
Lost in the middle of a foggy sea.
Most people long for another island,
One where they know they would like to be.

Bali Ha'i
May call you,
Any night,
Any day.
In your heart
You'll hear it call you:
"Come away,
Come away."

Bali Ha'i
Will whisper
On the wind
Of the sea:
"Here am I,
Your special island!
Come to me,
Come to me."

Your own special hopes,
Your own special dreams,
Bloom on the hillside
And shine in the streams.

If you try,
You'll find me
Where the sky
Meets the sea;
"Here am I,
Your special island!
Come to me,
Come to me!"

Bali Ha'i,
Bali Ha'i,
Bali Ha'i.

"Someday you'll see me,
Floating in the sunshine,
My head sticking out
>From a low-flying cloud;
You'll hear me call you,
Singing through the sunshine,
Sweet and clear as can be,
Come to me,
Here am I,
Come to me!"

Bali Ha'i,
Will whisper
On the wind
Of the sea:
"Here am I,
Your special island!
Come to me,
Come to me."

"Bali Ha'i,
Bali Ha'i,
Bali Ha'i."




 
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Frenchy Polynesia
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Posted: 2002-07-11 11:15 am   Permalink

WOW! Thanks, TraderPup for typing all that out - you rule. We'll have to do a duet!

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Cherry Capri
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Posted: 2002-07-12 03:21 am   Permalink

If you need lyrics, we have a singalong lyrics page at our site - which has many of those lyrics and other silly/fun lyrics...
http://www.cherrycapri.com/lyrics.htm

Also a very thorough list of authentic hula/Hawaiian lyrics are here: http://www.huapala.org/



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Miehana
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From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2002-07-13 09:59 am   Permalink

Aloha all,
I wish I had read this topic a few days ago. Even though this comes too late for the bus trip, I couldn't resist jotting down these lyrics for posterity:

Hawaiian EYE!
Hawaiian EYE!
The soft island breeze
Brings you strange melodies
And they tell of
Exotic mysteries
Under the tropical spell of
the Hawaiian EYE!
Hawaiian EYE!
Hawaiian EYE!!!

Where love and adventure await,
This is your fate
And you cannot stray from,
You can't run away from
The Hawaiian EYE!!!!

-Miehana

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Swanky
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Posted: 2002-07-15 07:10 am   Permalink

Aw, Cherry posted the site I was going to post!

I have made a 32 song CD of stuff compiled from the pile of scratchy old Exotica for Hukilau. I don't know how many I will be able to burn, if any. Time is short. I was hoping to sell a few to try to get a little more revenue. Our expenses keep rising and our income is near zero. But I will make a couple and we can at least trade Big Bro.

Here is my song list:
Great singin songs are "*"ed
1) Sam Makia - Hukilau Song*
2) Alfred Apaka - Aloha Week Hula*
3) Kodak Hula Show - Hoonanea
4) Leo Addeo - Isle of Paradise
5) Polynesia! - Minoi Minoi
6) Sam Makia - Hawaiian Hospitality*
7) Waikiki Boys - Luau Song***
Werner Muller - Aloha Oe
9) Jerry Byrd - Tangi Tahiti
10) Les Brown - Bali Hai
11) Ports of Paradise - My Little Grass Shack*
12) Alfred Apaka - Lovely Hula Hands*
13) Johnny Aluani - Aloha
14) Billy Mure - Hawaiian Paradise
15) Polynesia! - Tanga Tika
16) Kodak Hula Show - Ula Noweo
17) Norman Luboff - Papio
18) Polynesia! - Papio
19) Billy Mure - On The Beach at Waikiki
20) Alfred Apaka - Narcissus Queen
21) Fire Goddess - Canoe Song
22) Norman Luboff - Tamure
23) Marty Robbins - Sweet Leilani*
24) Sam Makia - Hawaiian Hospitality
25) Polynesia! - Vana Vana
26) Waikiki Boys - I'll See You in Hawaii*
27) Billy Mure - Kalua
28) Elvis - Beyond the Reef*
29) Alfred Apaka - Queen's Hula
30) Henri Rene - Mangos
31) Kodak Hula Show - Cockeyed Mayor of Kaunakakai*
32) Alfred Apaka - Hukilau Song*

Damn! I just noticed I have Hawaiian Hospitality on there twice. I need to check that.

Lyrics now firmly stuck in head:
"oh we throw our nets, out into the sea
and all the ama-ama come swimin' to me"

"We'll have some fish and poi,
and a piggy that's cooked all night,
pineapples, pineapples
and we'll hula while the moon is bright."
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