Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Poss Miyazaki - Hawaiian Exotics. King Records Japan.1963 ...

During the war years of World War Two the playing of Hawaiian music was forbidden in Japan but at the end in 1945 steel guitarist Poss Miyazaki was the first to emerge. Today it is said that Hawaiian music is more popular in Japan than any country outside of Hawaii!

This 1963 release on King Records features lots of shimmering lap-steel guitar, some electone organ courtesy of Shiro Michi, a smattering of vibes and those Hawaiian all-stars singing some tasty choruses raise a smile. My personal favourites are his arrangements for Beyond the Reef and Hilawe.

Enjoy Hawaiian Exotics from Poss Miyazaki and the Hawaiian All-Stars.

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