Ray Conniff, Ray Conniff’s Hawaiian Album (1967)
I think I first learned about Ray Conniff via a Bacharach compilation or tribute album or something…but it was love at first sound. I dig Ray Conniff and his singers. It’s a sound that transcends cheese to me. Or just wallows in it. Either/or. And I’ve been collecting up Conniff albums whenever I see them, wherever I find them. I bought this one on my recent Hawaiian holiday. Of course. There wasn’t a lot in the way of traditional music in the one record store I got to visit – but I got a couple of Hawaiian-themed records. And this – an album I hadn’t heard previously – was a no-brainer for me. Loving it too. The right shade of cheese.
Sample Track: The Hikilau Song
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