Sweet Hollywaiians | Hula Girl

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Hula Girl

by Sweet Hollywaiians

1920s, '30s style Hawaiian music, ragtime, swing, calypso, blues and originals. Amazing Japanese string band playing fine arrangements.
Genre: World: Hawaiian
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1. Hula Girl
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2. Honolulu Stomp
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2:42 album only
3. Dardanella
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3:15 album only
4. Singin' the Blues
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2:23 album only
5. Rum And Coca Cola
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3:40 album only
6. Oh! Anita
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3:37 album only
7. Milenberg Joys
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3:01 album only
8. St.Louis Blues
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2:54 album only
9. Sweet Sue (Just You)
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3:30 album only
10. Caravan
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4:37 album only
11. You Go To My Head
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12. Mexicali Echo
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"Sweet Hollywaiians" are amazing Japanese hot string band and play '20s,'30s hawaiian,swing,ragtime,blues,italian and calypso music.... Hollywood style!!

They respect the string virtuosos like Sol Hoopii,Roy Smeck,Eddie Lang,Carl Kress,Giovanni Vicari and play many many instruments......Guitar,Hawaiian Steel Guitar,Ukulele,Mandolin,Mandola,Banjo and Bass.

When you listen to their sound,you will be really very impressed by their level of musicianship, clever arrangements and feel for playing the '20s,'30s music.

These guys are terrific!!

ROBERT CRUMB
"I have listened to "Sweet Hollywaiians" and found the music excellent,exactly to my taste!
I was surprised how good the music was,in fact!!"


JANET KLEIN
"If I was to order my favorite choices from the Victor Record Catalog 1927, that stack of shellac 78 rpms would have sounded like this! Tom Marion and the Sweet Hollywaiians have lovingly and skillfully rendered a choice selection of Hawaiian, Italian, Tinpan Alley and more...
my heartfelt praise and appreciation for making beautiful old music live long."

PERSONNEL;
#Tomotaka Matsui
National Tricone Steel Guitar,Guitar,Vocal

#Nobumasa Takada
B&D Radio Special Tenor Banjo,Weymann Mandolin,Ukulele,Guitar,Vocal

#Takashi Nakayama
Guitar,Ukulele,Vocal

#Kouichi Tsutsumishita
Bass,Vocal

#Tom Marion (on "Dardanella")
Gibson Mandocello


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TED SMITH

Hula Girl
I am Delighted with the CD, Very Refreshing Lovely Music, and would Highly Recommend to anyone considering buying this CD.

teresa wise

Sweet!
Love this CD. Great twist on some classic material. It's one of those CD's that's great to pop in for weekend mornings,pour a cup of coffe and sit back and smile to. I will be enjoying this one over and over again.

Jahira Martir

The Island Sound
I used to live in Hawaii and listening to this CD definitely takes me back. They nailed the sound perfectly! The music's awesome. Plenty of happy/energetic songs and relaxing ones for all to enjoy.

Steve


Great cd. My only complaint was that it was too short! No one else really playing the old vintage Hawaiian guitar driven music tightly and with strong vocals. Give me more!

Tina Sutherland

So Fun!
I just love this and play it over and over again. They play some really intricate stuff, but I laugh every time I hear "working for the yankee dollar"!

Dana Mitchell

What a Delight!
This CD is great fun and baffles my neighbors. Really, its wonderful renditions of familiar favorites and a few surprises.

Brent Swanson

Eruption of Creativity
Happy, fun music with joyous surprises, starting with the sound the recalls Vaughn DeLeath but goes in many directions, including sneaking \"12th Street Rag\" into \"Honolulu Stomp\" and some Bizet into \"St. Louis Blues.\" I\'m hooked!

Brooke Stewart

We LOVE to cruise around playing Hula Girl!
What a fun CD to play! We provide transportation for people at the beach in southern California and when we play this in our cruiser, people FLIP out and always ask about it! The song Hula Girl is MY absolute favorite!

Jesper Deleuran

Robert Crumb is absolutely right!
These guys play extremely well. They bring you back to the 30's. I have several CD's with hawaiian music from the 20's and 30's. The difference between those recordings and the Sweet Hollywaiians is that the Hollywaiians are better produced, and show better musiciansship.
Very, very good listening indeed.

Joseph Sixpack

Like finding gold!
Their musicianship is tight, their harmonies are enthusiastic and their awful English is just part of the charm. (I wonder how these songs would go down if they translated the lyrics and sang in Japanese instead). While driving into Honolulu today I played "Hapa Howry Hura Girl" about eight times in a row full blast and grinned like an idiot the whole time. I am nearly sixty years old and I am usually a bit more subdued. Got the same buzz from the Sweet Hollywaiians as I did from the King Bennie Nawahi CD a few years back. Check these guys out on YouTube. Big, Big Fun!
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