Saturday, November 20, 2010
Lovers' Luau - Les Paul And Mary Ford
Les Paul And Mary Ford
Columbia CS 8086
This recording is one of the better non-tradition "island" albums that I have heard. The engineering is top-notch (the stereo release is worth looking for) as is the crystal clear guitar work of Paul which is a touch spacey and hip (no surprise there). I read one review that criticized the album for being two-dimensional and a "sleeper". All I can say is that the music reflects the Hawaiian folk tradition and paints a "sleepy" or dream-like tropical picture.