Monday, January 24, 2011

Billy Mure

Artist: Billy Mure, His Guitar and Orchestra
LP: Hawaiian Percussion
Song: "Blue Hawaii"
[ listen ]
Song: "Pink Hawaii"
[ listen ]

Here are some his-n-hers Hawaiian hits from a neat Billy Mure record I picked up in Bellingham a few weeks ago. From the notes on the back of the album, I'm guessing Jack Paar must have stayed at the Royal Hawaiian. I ate breakfast at that pink hotel every day during my family's week-long summertime stays at the neighboring Sheraton Waikiki for the Shaklee conventions of 1978 and 1982. You can read about Billy Mure on Wikipedia here, listen to more of his music on his MySpace page here, and watch a video of Billy's 93rd birthday party at Squid Lips here.

[ That's an awfully big guitar you have there, Billy. ]

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