Swank Vinyl Exotica is Free!

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!

10 Replies to “Swank Vinyl Exotica is Free!”

  1. 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…

  2. 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!

  3. 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…



  4. 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.

  5. I was interested downloading the 2 cds listed, but of the 80 or so songs listed only 12 are available for download. Also, the link for both cds goes to the same 12 songs.

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