Tom Marion And His Sweet Hollywaiians | 'O Surdato 'nnammurato

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'O Surdato 'nnammurato

by Tom Marion And His Sweet Hollywaiians

Old time jazz, swing, American, Italian, Hawaiian and Puerto Rican tunes performed by amazing acoustic string band.
Genre: Jazz: Retro Swing
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1. Brown Eyes,Why Are You Blue?
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3:28 album only
2. Idolizing
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3:39 album only
3. Home
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4:49 album only
4. Tarantola
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2:37 album only
5. Honolulu Stomp
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6. Sicilian Shoriche
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2:43 album only
7. Dreaming Of You
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8. Sweet Sue ( Just You)
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2:22 album only
9. Third Man Theme
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2:55 album only
10. At Sundown
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3:08 album only
11. El Choclo
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12. Ecos del Bosque (Wood and Echoes)
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13. Impromptu
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14. 'O Surdato 'Nnammurato
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Tom Marion of Robert Crumb’s 1970’s band “The Cheap Suit Serenaders” is featured with the spirited Japanese Hot Jazz acoustic string band “The Sweet Hollywaiians” performing old time Swing, American, Italian, Hawaiian and Puerto Rican jazz and folk tunes.
The CD has expert playing by Tom and the band who have studied older styles made famous by the Italian’s Eddie Lang (Paul Whiteman Orchestra), Nick Lucas and the famous lap steel player Sol Hoopii. The CD is rich with mandolins, lap steel guitar, ukuleles, acoustic stand up bass, banjo, mandocello, mandola and of course guitars.
As a child Tom (who is Italian) learned traditional songs from his Sicilian grandfather and brings an authentic style to everything he plays. He currently can be heard on 4 of the amazing Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys 5 CDs playing guitar, mandolin and banjo.
The Sweet Hollywaiians (residing in Japan) are young Japanese fellows who have mastered 1920’s – 1940’s Hawaiian swing calypso.

ROBERT CRUMB
“I like it very much!!!”

PERSONNEL;
#Tom Marion
Gibson L-4 Guitar,Mandolin,Mandola,Mandocello,Van Eps Tenor Banjo,Vocal

#Tomotaka Matsui
National Tricone Steel Guitar,Guitar,Ukulele

#Nobumasa Takada
Ukulele,Guitar,Gibson Mandola,Bacon & Day Radio Special Tenor Banjo

#Takashi Nakayama
Guitar,Mandolin

#Kouichi Tsutsumishita
Bass


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TED SMITH

O Surdato nnammurato
Another Wonderful CD from CD Baby with superb musicians and music ! The service from CD baby has been brillaint, would highly recommend them. Are there anymore CD\'s like this ? Many Thanks.

nick powell

'O Surdato 'nnammurato
fab album - love tha hawaiian sound and toms jazz guitar and vocals - come and play in the U.K. !!!

Ellen Ferlazzo

Most excellent!
This just arrived today and it's fantastic. Tom's in great form, as are (is?) the rest of the band. Tom got me playing mandolin many years ago so I'm a bit biased, but it's a great album regardless.

Robin Carpenter


Anyone who has enjoyed Tom Marion's sterling work with such artists as The Cheap Suit Serenaders, Janet Klein and Ian Whitcombe will love this album. His skills on guitar, mandolin and banjo are awesome; His enthusiasm, good taste and affection for the various musical styles on this disc, whether swing, hot jazz, hotter Hawaiian instrumentals or sentimental songs, come through on every track. He is more than ably supported by the wonderful Sweet Hollywaiians band, from Japan, whose own terrific album "Hula Girl", on which Tom also plays, is a companion piece. Get them both and give yourself a treat!

emilia simonelli

Brilliant
This is a beautiful gem. Sweet Hawaiian sounds coupled with traditional melodies and words makes this for truly enjoyable and timeless listening. Unique. I'm with Nick Powell above - Come and play in the UK!!