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Friday, February 23, 2018

Hawaii Tattoo - Martin Denny

Beyond The Reef
Hawaii Tatto
Martin Denny
Liberty LRP-3394 (Canada)

From the back cover: There are hits and there are HITS! Some soon disappear, but others become standards. The important difference is actually quite simple: the ones that sustain are the ones with appeal that is universal, both as to geography and to age. "Hawaii Tattoo" has this appeal, and I believe it will become a favorite standard.

As a lover of Hawaiian Music, I'm delighted with this new Martin Denny album, particularly as it contains Martin's remarkable and always welcome treatments of the most popular of all Island-oriented hits. Songs like the recent "Pearly Shells" and the all-time hits "Hawaiian Wedding Song" and "Beyond The Reef" are as fresh as ever in Martin's capable hands. I'm completely enchanted with the entire album; I think you will be, too. – Ira Cook

Ira Cook is one of Southern California's most popular radio personalities as is heard daily over station KMPC as well as throughout the world on the Armed Forces Radio Network. His partiality to Hawaiian music is no secret, and a special feature of each day's show is the playing of a Hawaiian music selection, usually specially requested records. He constantly receives requests for Martin Denny recordings from such far-flung places as Morocco, Japan, Germany and Greenland.

Hawaii Tattoo
Sweet Leilani
Song Of The Island
Beyond The Reef
Analani E
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Pearly Shells
Now Is The Hour
Sweet Someone
Red Sails In The Sunset
Sail Along Silvery Moon

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