Good Morning! I have decided to start this music blog with a bunch of 45rpms from one of my favorite genres, Guitar Instrumentals. Being a huge fan of Tiki Culture I decided to start with this little Tiki Lounge piece by the Waikikis.
What's interesting here is the tune opens with Taps. Rather odd when you consider how upbeat the tune actually is. Another interesting feature is that the Waikiki's were actually Belgian. Tiki music from Belgium? The tune was recorded in 1961 and was a hit in Europe before it was released in the states in December of 1964 and it spent 9 weeks on the Billboard charts.
In 2004 the Waikikis' song Hawaiian March was used for the Prince Paul's Bubble Party track on the SpongeBob SquarePants film soundtrack!!