Sunday, November 7, 2010

Leroy Holmes - Hawaii with a Bongo Beat. MGM Records 1961...

The first thing that strikes you about this release is the cover, highly original it was created by El Cheapo Covers of Hollywood USA using genuine non Hawaiian fruit and flowers! Their motto is "a class cover in under 15 minutes or your fruit and flowers are free".

In this recording LeRoy Holmes has successfully blends two, individually distinctive types of music: the tropically melodious themes of the Hawaiian Islands, and what became known as the "Nashville" beat! The result is amazing! You hear the well loved Hawaiian melodies with a really modern (at the time of release!) backbeat.

Enjoy - Hawaii with a Bongo Beat.

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