Luke Leilani and His Hawaiian Rhythm: Hawaiian Holiday (1966)

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Luke Leilani and His Hawaiian Rhythm: Hawaiian Holiday (1966)

Although there is no shortage of albums by Luke Leilani (and his various groups), getting solid information about him is more difficult.

He doesn't rate a mention in the thick Hawaiian Music and Musicians collection edited by George S. Kanahele which makes me think Luke might have been as about authentic a Hawaiian as the Waikikis (from Brussels, see here).

I am happy to be proven wrong.

However when you buy an album of Hawaiian music you could rightly expect . . . hmm, Hawaiian music?

But on this highly unusual piece we might be getting down with some rockabilly before heading into the Mississippi Delta for some of it.

It's a real odd piece -- like nothing else on the album -- and just makes you want to hear more like this from Luke, whoever he might be. 

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