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Monday, June 27, 2011

Blowin' In The Wind - Arthur Lyman

He's Gone Away

Blowin' In The Wind
Arthur Lyman
Production: Richard Vaughn
Assistant Production: John Ramsey
Cover Photograph: Werner Stoy, Camera Hawaii
Cover Design: Tac Brahm
Recording and 3D Mono Sound Process: Richard Vaughn
HIFI Records Life Series L 1014

From the back cover: Arthur was born on the beautiful island of Kauai in 1936, the youngest of eight children. When just a small lad his family moved to Honolulu. Here he became interested in the records of Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton; in fact, with a toy marimba he played right along with these great jazz men. By the time he was 14 he was good enough to join a combo in a local jazz cellar. After working with several well-known groups, Arthur Lyman teamed up with Allan Soares, an excellent pianist: John Kramer who plays bass, guitar and flute; and Harold Chang, a multi-talented percussionist.

The new "Arthur Lyman Group caught on immediately, packing listeners nightly in the famous Sell Bar at the Hawaiian Village Hotel on Waikiki Beach. The rest of the Lyman success story can be told buy he simple mention of such Lyman "hits" as Taboo, Yellow Bird, Love For Sale and many others.

Blowin' In The Wind
Eden's Island
Arri Rang
He's Gone Away
Arthur's Line
My Colouring Book
Watermelon Man
Fantasia Mexicana
Sweet Someone
Suzy's Waltz

1 comment:

  1. Well that looks like a lovely early example! I am not familiar with this one!


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