Swank Vinyl Exotica is Free!

Saturday 14th August 2010 - 8:16:28 AM
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Back in 2001, I made Swank Vinyl Exotica I to sell at the first Hukilau. It turns out that was the only money made on the first Hukilau! I made a second and sold them both on my website.

I just didn’t feel like putting in the time to make the CDs anymore and they ended.

I decided to resurrect them and share them now. I do not swear by the quality of these recordings, only their mood, which at those times, they reflected.

So, download and enjoy!

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  1. Humu Kon Tiki » Blog Archive » Swank Vinyl Exotica I & II, Now Free

    […] basement getaway was one of my early design targets, and one of my very first Tiki purchases was Swanky’s Swank Vinyl Exotica I album. As the title declares, it is a collection of tracks culled from […]

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  2. Tiki Chick

    Hey Swanky,

    Just downloaded both volumes. I’m pretty new to exotica so I’m excited to hear more. Thanks for making those available!

    Comment left on August 20, 2010 @ 11:50 pm

  3. Swanky

    It was time to do it. However, it must be said these songs are mostly not Exotica, but Hapa Haole and island music of various types. I use the word a bit loosely here as an adjective rather than a genre…

    Comment left on August 21, 2010 @ 7:46 am

  4. Allen's Brain

    As someone who bought vol 2 quite awhile ago, I’ve been craving vol 1. Finally, it is mine! Hee-hee-hee!
    Anyway, nice collection–and it demonstrates how popular this music was in the mainstream with cuts by guys like Les Brown, Werner Muller, and Marty Robbins!
    Vol 2 sent me scurrying for full-length albums by some of the artists featured. Good to see cuts from some of these folks I’m now familiar with.
    Thanks for making it available!

    Comment left on October 28, 2010 @ 7:31 am

  5. Graeme

    Hi,

    Thanks for these amazing compilations.

    Do you have any further information on the Ray Kinney “Waikiki” track please? Anything like which record it’s on, composer, publisher etc would be helpful.. I’m trying to track down the rights…

    Cheers,

    Graeme.

    Comment left on February 22, 2011 @ 9:15 am

  6. Swanky

    I can’t help a lot. The song is from Luau at Waikiki, and RCA record LSP 2885. Recorded at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

    http://www.hakushouse.com/images/TF99/z503023.jpg

    Comment left on February 23, 2011 @ 7:44 am

  7. R Vaughan

    I always like to hear exotic music….especially steel guitar. Many of these items are long-out-of-print and I appreciate what you are doing.

    Comment left on July 8, 2011 @ 11:59 am

  8. Kevin

    Having trouble downloading any of the zipped albums. I am on a Mac. Is that a problem,?

    Comment left on July 18, 2012 @ 2:41 am

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