Monday, April 09, 2007

Sweet Hollywaiians

The Japanese group The Sweet Hollywaiians plays music in the rich tradition of the western music of the 1920s and 1930s. hawaiian tunes. swing, calypso and Italian songs. The members of the band are Tomotaka Matsui, Nobumasa Takada, Takashi Nakayama and Kouichi Tsutsumishita. Last year they visited the US and played in Los Angeles with musicians like Janet Klein and Tom Marion, who plays in R. Crumb's Cheap Suit Serenaders. Nobumasa Takada, who plays the guitar, mandolin, ukulele and banjo, pointed me to the fact that they have planned to release their first CD on the first of July 2007 and that it will contain 12 or 13 tunes like Caravan, Hula Girl, Singin' The Blues and Milenberg Joys. He shared with us a video performance of this last tune. I'm anxious to hear their new CD as soon as it is released. It sounds great !! It reminds me to the music of Roy Smeck, a 1930s Hawaiian steel guitar player I like very much.

I posted their version of Milenberg Joys and a short of Roy Smeck to learn where it all came from.


The Sweet Hollywaiians with Milenberg Joys

Roy Smeck and his Aloha Islanders with Park in Paree and Farewell Blues

Keep swinging

Hans Koert

keepswinging@live.nl

To my last contribution


MY TURNTABLE
dizzy gillespie-stan getz/diz and getz = russell malone/playground = milton brown musical brownies/ brownies stomp = jules deelder/deelder blijft draaien = les tresors du city jazz 1952/CD 21 (Jan 1952 - Mar 1952) = jules deelder/deelderhythm = horace silver quintet/you gotta take a little love

Keep Swinging Oscar Aleman Flexible Records Choro Music Hit of the week - Durium

Nederlands ( To the English translation )

De Japanse groep The Sweet Hollywaiians speelt muziek in de rijke westerse traditie van de jaren twintig en dertig van de vorige eeuw, zoals hawaiianaanse liedjes, swing en calypso. De leden van de band zijn Tomotaka Matsui, Nobumasa Takada, Takashi Nakayama and Kouichi Tsutsumishita.

Afgelopen jaar bezochten ze de Verenigde Staten en speelden ze in Los Angeles met muzikanten als Janet Klein en Tom Marion, die ook in R. Crumb's Cheap Suit Serenaders speelt.
Nobumasa Takada, gitarist, mandolinespeler, ukulele en banjospeler van de band wees me op het feit dat ze in juli 2007 hun eerste CD gaan uitbrengen met daarop een 12tal nummers zoals Caravan, Hula Girl, Singin' The Blues en Milenberg Joys. Hij stuurde me een video van dit laatste nummer zodat we alvast kunnen horen hoe dat klinkt en ........ dat klinkt erg goed. Ik ben dan ook heel benieuwd naar hun eerste album. De muziek doet me denken aan de muziek van Roy Smeck. Ik vond nog een korte film waarin Roy Smeck speelt, om te laten zien waar deze Japanse heren hun idee├źn vandaan hebben.

Sweet Hollywaiians met Milenberg Joys

Roy Smeck and his Aloha Islanders met Park In Paree en Farewell Blues
Keep swinging

Hans Koert

Naar mijn laatste bijdrage !

MIJN DRAAITAFEL
dizzy gillespie-stan getz/diz and getz = russell malone/playground = milton brown musical brownies/ brownies stomp = jules deelder/deelder blijft draaien = les tresors du city jazz 1952/CD 21 (Jan 1952 - Mar 1952) = jules deelder/deelderhythm = horace silver quintet/you gotta take a little love

Keep Swinging Oscar Aleman Flexible Records Choro Music Hit of the week - Durium

1 Comments:

Blogger Jo said...

Thanks a lot, Hans, for sharing these great performances - the Japanese group was unknown to me, but a skilled ensemble worth knowing better, I agree. Roy is on top form doing his stuff as good as always, thanks again!
Added news:
A just released cd featuring the first recordings by Sol Hoopii is worth looking for, too, if you like this stuff. Follow this link to learn more, http://www.grassskirt.co.uk/

Jo

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