Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Johnny Pineapple & His Orchestra
Found this EP the other day in a charity shop for a few pence. Released in 1964 on the cheapo Bravo label. Nothing much to be found out about him sadly - on the sleeve it says -
"Johnny Pineapple is a genuine Hawaiian and played in America's Stork Club for many years. The growing popularity of Hawaiian music can be attributed to the exotic flavour of its rhythms, it's drums, it's split bamboo, and it's gourds."
Unfortunately the music is at the MOR end of the exotica spectrum sounding more like the Mike Sammes Singers and Sing Something Simple version of genuine authentic hawaiian music.
Johnny Pineapple - Hilo March
Johnny Pineapple - Pretty Mermaid Of The Southern Sea
Johnny Pineapple - My Hawaiian Kula La Ni
Johnny Pineapple - Aloha Oe E Kuu Lei