There are sometimes records you wish you got to make. It might just be that they sound like they would have been fun to do, or they’re just fun to listen to…maybe both. Last April AJ Adams called me to master his most recent recording which was Kinky Waikiki’s s/t disc and vinyl, and it was just one of those. I had forgotten about it and it crossed my mind as to whether it had been manufactured yet, so I called AJ and last night came home with yet another piece of vinyl.
The cliché that we grow up with and call “Hawaiian Music”, probably because of Elvis Presley movies and TV appearances by Don Ho in the 1970’s might keep you away from what is extraordinary and cool about that style of arrangement – the uke and pedal steel and guitar. You can’t really go wrong there. I think that stuff is great, so as I’m drinking coffee at 5:15 in the morning, I’m listening to it, and I want everyone else to as well.