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The Blue Hawaiians
tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2004-06-18 12:16 pm   Permalink

Anyone here fans of the Blue Hawaiians ? "Sway" is in my opinion, one of the best surf records ever. I used to see them at the Lava Lounge in Hollywood when they were doing Sunday nights. It was always really crowded and uncomfortable, but they always rocked.
Anyone know if they are still doing shows? I know they revisited the Lava a few months ago, but I couldn't make it. I'd love to see them again.
Their steel player was great and I actually hired him to play on a record of mine.



 
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Bamboo Bob
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Joined: Sep 26, 2003
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From: OCEANSIDE, CA
Posted: 2004-06-18 12:37 pm   Permalink

I agree, "Sway" by the Blue Hawaiians is one great album. I pulled it out of my CD pile last week & gave it another listen. I had forgotten how great this CD is.

 
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Cousin Dave
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2004-06-18 11:54 pm   Permalink

I've also been a fan of The Blue Hawaiians--I have both "Sway" and "Savage Nights." I especially have always dug the "Swingin' Hula Girl" tune. I certainly hope that they're still together and will have some new stuff come out for us to enjoy~~CD

 
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TNTiki
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Joined: May 15, 2004
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From: Knoxville, TN
Posted: 2004-06-20 12:09 pm   Permalink



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Tiki Rider
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Joined: Oct 05, 2002
Posts: 497
From: South Orange County, CA
Posted: 2004-06-20 7:15 pm   Permalink

I enjoy drinking blue hawaiians to the music of the blue hawaiians.
Aloha.


 
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Tiki Rider
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From: South Orange County, CA
Posted: 2004-06-20 7:16 pm   Permalink



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Tiki_Bong
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Posted: 2004-06-20 9:17 pm   Permalink

If you like the Blue Hawaiians, then check out the B.H's Gary Brandin and his son Geoff's project The Vanduras. It smokes!


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blackjack
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Joined: Mar 15, 2004
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Posted: 2004-06-22 11:07 pm   Permalink

I think they're still together. Their on the new Surfbands.com Summer Surf 2004 compilation along with the Cocktail Preachers, the Razorblades, the Moon-Rays, ect...

 
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tikilee
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Joined: Sep 17, 2002
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From: The Enchanted Mitten
Posted: 2004-06-28 6:34 pm   Permalink

I've always cherished their christmas Cd "Christmas on Big Island". God Love Bing, Frank, and Dean-o but the Blue Hawaiians make me want to hang starfish and shells on my christmas tree whenever the yuletide season rolls around.

 
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BarkerBird
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Joined: Jul 20, 2004
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Posted: 2004-07-20 6:08 pm   Permalink

The Blue Hawaiians played my wedding.

I too would like to know where they're currently playing.


I once saw them play the W Hollywood House of Blues with some of the members of Tower of Power providing horns. They blew the roof off that place. They opened for the Ventures, IIRC.


 
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Tiki Brad
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Joined: Mar 26, 2004
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Posted: 2004-07-21 12:27 pm   Permalink



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SON OF MOTHRA
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Joined: Jul 20, 2004
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Posted: 2004-07-21 12:28 pm   Permalink

I heard they broke up for the most part, but still play every once in awhile at the Lava Lounge. I saw them play there about 3 weeks ago and it was a great time. Short set, but a good one.

Bong is right about the Vanduras. They're really good. A different sound than the Blue Hawaiians, but still very kick back, lounge type stuff. Lots of steel guitar, which is what I dug so much about the Blue Hawaiians.


 
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TheTikiKing
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Joined: Oct 05, 2004
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From: Kapolei, HI
Posted: 2004-10-28 2:36 pm   Permalink

Mark Sproull of the Blue Hawaiians is a friend of mine. We both played in bands for many years in Laguna Beach, CA. He used to come in and watch our band on nights when he wasn't gigging somewhere. It wasn't until a couple of years ago that I found out he was the guitarist for the Blue Hawaiians. Mark is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Another friend and local musician who occasionally plays with BH is guitarist Phil Gough. Anything Phil is involved in is awesome. Check hard to find CDs of The Gnarly Bras or The Rebel Rockers to hear an example of sheer versatility.
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tweedtone
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Joined: Nov 06, 2002
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From: Temple Terrace, FL
Posted: 2004-10-29 12:46 pm   Permalink

Another Blue Hawaiians fan here! Superb stuff, from the tune selection to the arrangements to the tones and performances. A major source of inspiration for my band without a doubt.
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tikitortured
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Joined: Apr 08, 2004
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From: Huntington Beach Ca.
Posted: 2004-12-05 11:38 am   Permalink

Just got the Blue Hawaiians "Live at the Lava Lounge"......ROCKS!

 
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