Thrifting for Tunes playlist for 08/16/2009

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Show 92: Music for a Summer Luau

 
More new releases for summer 09!
 
This week: Music for a summer luau with new tunes by Le Maï Taï Orchestra, and a slew of Hawaiian, hapa hoale, steel guitar, and uke music!

The soundtrack of some of my earliest Tiki experiences (before my discovery of exotica)... Vacations at the Hawaiian Isle motel in Miami in the late 60s/early 70s... Dinner at the Kon Tiki in Montreal in the 70s... Music of the Islands by The Mauna Loa Islanders (and others) swiped from my dad's record collection...
 
Also, see below for one of Le Maï Taï Orchestra's favorites: the Aku Aku cocktail...
 
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SET 1:
 
Song : : When You Dream About Hawaï
Album : : I Found My Wahine
Artist : : Le Maï Taï Orchestra
 
Song : : Steel Guitar Hop
Album : : Tempos of Tahiti
Artist : : Catamaran Serenaders
 
Song : : Surfing Girl
Film : : Midnight Luau
Artist : : The Waikikis
 
Song : : Hawaiian Paradise
Album : : Hawaiian Percussion
Artist : : Billy Mure
 
Song : : The Luau Song
Album : : Aloha Moods
Artist : : The Longines Symphonette Society
 
Song : : Paradise Island
Album : : Paradise Island
Artist : : Wout Steenhuis
 
Song : : Hawaii Tattoo
Album : : Hawaii Tattoo
Artist : : Martin Denny
 
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SET 2:
 
Song : : Red Sails In The Sunset
Album : : I Found My Wahine
Artist : : Le Maï Taï Orchestra
 
Song : : Isle of Paradise
Album : : More Hawaii in Hi-Fi
Artist : : Leo Addeo
 
Song : : My Isle of Golden Dreams
Album : : Adventures in Paradise
Artist : : Alfred Apaka
 
Song : : South Sea Island Magic
Album : : Music of the Islands
Artist : : The Mauna Loa Islanders
 
Song : : Kon Tiki
Album : : The Enchanted Sound of the Islanders
Artist : : The Islanders
 
Song : : Adventures in Paradise
Album : : Adventures in Paradise
Artist : : The Islanders
 
Song : : Chant of the Jungle
Album : : Polynesian Percussion
Artist : : George Cates
 
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SET 3:
 
Song : : Pink Hawaï (Aka Pink Cocktail)
Album : : I Found My Wahine
Artist : : Le Maï Taï Orchestra
 
Song : : I'm Carrying A Tiki Torch For You
Album : : Paradise Lost & Found
Artist : : King Kukulele And The Friki Tikis
 
Song : : Hello, Aloha How Are You
Album : : Paradise Regained
Artist : : Leo Addeo
 
Song : : Sophisticated Hula
Album : : Hawaiian Golden Hits
Artist : : The Royal Hawaiian Guitars
 
Song : : On The Beach at Waikiki
Film : : Captivation
Artist : : The Outriggers
 
Song : : Hano Hano
Film : : The Romantic Lure Of Hawaii
Artist : : The Surfmen
 
Song : : My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii [Cha-Cha-Cha]
Film : : Quiet Village
Artist : : Martin Denny
 
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OUTRO:
 
Song : : Blue Hawaï
Album : : I Found My Wahine
Artist : : Le Maï Taï Orchestra
 
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"Aku Aku" Cocktail
(Le Maï Taï Orchestra's favorite cocktail at the Coconut Motel & Bar in Trois-Rivières)
 
    * 3/4 oz lemon juice
    * 1 tsp powdered sugar
    * 1/2 oz falernum
    * 1/2 oz dark rum
    * 1 oz light rum
 
    * Dissolve sugar in lemon juice
    * Pour juice, along with other ingredients, into a shaker over ice cubes
    * Shake and strain into a cocktail glass filled with crushed ice