Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Honeymoon in Hawaii ...

It's been a long time between Mai Tai's for me with things very busy here on the Secret Island. Still as things settle down and we edge towards a Southern Hemisphere winter here there will be plenty of time to dust off the keyboard and again bring to you something to wet those Tiki Tastebuds!

Today I thought that I would take a long board and ride the wave of Wedding fervor that seems to have crashed on to the shore this week. As a former inhabitant of the Royal Island I still take quite an interest in the Royals. I'm not the biggest Royalist but Will and Kate (... sorry Catherine!!) do have the potential to reinvent them in the same way that Princess Diana did so successfully.

Anyway enough of all that. While the destination of their Honeymoon might still be a secret I can think of nothing better than a Honeymoon in Hawaii. Will and Kate not convinced? Well sit back and listen to this....

The beautiful poster girl Rosemarie Alvarez.
Enjoy - Hilo Hawaiians Honeymoon in Hawaii. Ono Records. 1960

This album is a treasure that was almost lost, deleted on vinyl the master tapes have only recently been discovered allowing the release of this title on CD. In the Honolulu Magazine feature on the Best 50 Albums of Hawaii; The Hilo Hawaiians, Honeymoon in Hawaii album came in at Number 34, amazing when you consider that the whole thing was recorded in just one session. The album is considered a must have for Hawaiian Music Collectors as it showcases the unique talents of Bunny Brown, Kihei Brown. Arthur Kaua, Mona Kalima, and Buddy Brown at their best.