I have to admit, this is a record of Lloyd Green I have never
heard of before. Egil Skjelnes from Norway told me about it just the other day.
Thanks for the info, Egil!
1964, during my first year in recording sessions, I was cutting a number of
low-budget album projects for Bill Beasley. He asked if I would record a "generic"
Hawaiian album for him. Although the pay was quite low, around $200, I quickly
said yes, recognizing that any publicity was better than none.
So one morning we
started recording at 10AM in his small studio in the basement of
the Baker building, adjacent to Music Row. We were finished at 1PM. I had
re-learned all of the tunes from my childhood years of studying music under
the Oahu Chorus system. For the session I purposely disconnected all of my
pedals just so I wouldn't be tempted to use them. I wrote one of the songs,
"Haluka ?" and it become an anonymous, no artist name, Hawaiian
album which was sold under the Spar Records label in low-end record stores for
- Beyond The Reef
- Song Of The Island
- Aloha Oe
- Blue Hawaii
- Huluku Beach
- Hawaiian Sunset
- Hawaiian War Chant
- Hawaiian Wedding Song
- Coconut Grove
- Sweet Leilani
- My Isle Of Golden Dreams
- Little Brown Gal