Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Show 35: City Songs - Odds & Ends

We’re bringing our “City Songs” series to an end... for the time being at least. These are leftover city songs that didn’t really fit into any other program in the series...

Song 1 : : My Little Grass Shack
Artist : : The Catamaran Serenaders
Album : : Tempos of Tahiti

A chance to play some Tiki music as part of the City Songs series... This one’s about a little place called Kealakekua. I’m cheating here... Kealakekua is not a city. It is a real place though...
Here is a little info on The Catamaran Serenaders.

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Song 2 : : On the Beach at Waikiki
Artist : : The Outriggers
Album : : Captivation

Waikiki is also a real place... a neighborhood (and beach!) in the city of Honolulu. I’ve played this song before. This is from a great album of “Hawaiian Mood” music...

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Song 3 : : Lisbon Antigua
Artist : : The Three Suns
Album : : On a Magic Carpet

Did you think you’d get away without hearing a Three Suns song today. From Lisbon, Portugal...

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Song 4 : : Rio
Artist : : Manfredo
Album : : Evolucao

... to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. No info about this good LP on the Brazilian RGE label. Cover art here.

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Song 5 : : Copacabana
Artist : : Michel Magne
Album : : Tropical Fantasy

Copacabana is a borough in the southern part of Rio... This is from a record many regard to be an exotica classic. I can’t say I’m all that crazy about it. Some info here.

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Song 6 : : Festa em San Juan
Artist : : Conjunto Sergio Carvalho
Album : : Alta Tensao

This is another Brazilian tune... but I don’t know which “San Juan” the title is referring to. In fact, I don’t think there is a San Juan in Brazil. I love this record... some really great tracks on here.

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Song 7 : : The Moon of Manakoora
Artist : : The Outriggers
Album : : Captivation

The Outriggers again... and me cheating again. There is no city called Manakoora. There is no place called Manakoora... but we can dream, can’t we?

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