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Here are the reviews for our BRAND NEW "Christmas with Tiki Joe's Ocean Vol 2"
"Cocktail Nation Best Of The Best Product Releases 2016"
Tiki Joes Ocean-Angels We Have Heard On High
Tiki Joes Ocean-Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
"At long last Tiki Joe's Ocean has released another CD of Christmas music. Great stuff as always from these guys - highly recommended."
-DARRELL BROGDON, The Retro Cocktail Hour
"Yesterday I received the "new" Tiki Joes Ocean CD in the mail...An essential mix of lounge, surf and exotica all done up in holiday style! (It) includes special guests Marty Lush and Alika Lyman!!...bursting with joyous creativity!!"
Exotica historian and author
"What a pleasure to hear Tiki Joe’s Ocean’s exploration in sound!
Album opener, Peanut’s Christmas song “Skating” is done pretty straightforward with extra bells and an extended middle including a cool jazz guitar solo. The moody jazz guitar of Kenny Burrell is conjured up by the great Alika Lyman on “We Three Kings” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” has a funky jazz feel.
Nice inclusion of Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (from the Nutcracker)
Overall TJO “Vol. 2” sounds much like Ultra-Lounge “Christmas Cocktails” compilations: “Hark The Herald Angels” is rendered with “Switched On Santa” electronic keyboards; a quirky Ondioline style Samba beat is applied to “Little Drummer Boy”; and “Angels We Have Heard on High” is a Latin explosion with angelic interludes. “Jingle Bells” mixes Surf guitar riffs with a wacky Latin party and a fast beat. Oddly it is sort of a redo of their own version on “Vol. 1” that sounded like Baja Marimba Band meets Spike Jones on speed.
The instrumental “Mele Kalikimaka” sounds a little bit Hulabilly with the steel guitar having a bit of a Western flair. It’s a nice addition to the collection of covers of the Hawaiian Christmas classic.
-OTTO VON STROHEIM,
Founder, Tiki Times and Tiki Oasis
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