We hope you all have a wonderful one, enjoying some libations, lovely friends, and great music! Here are some gifts that were under the tree for us this Christmas! There’s more, but we’ll share those later!
It’s been a crazy week over here, with three musicians in the house, numerous musical projects we are all dedicated to, plus work, plus school, plus our new venture with the T-shirts! We thought it was finally time to pause and relax for a “martini break” and some new Herbie Mann and Perez Prado we just picked up this week at a local record store! The Prado is in mint condition red vinyl! Blue cheese-stuffed Dirty Martinis and Latin Jazz never tasted….and sounded, so good! Mmmmmm! Cheers, Baby! (If you’re on Facebook, click the image to see the Herbie Mann album!)
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Well, you can tell what we’ve been up to! Haha! One round of the “Kitty’s Mai Tai” and a second of Blue Pineapple Coconut Martinis! After hours entertainment is a record we bought today, called “Limbo!” Nothing like getting straight to the point, right?! Just don’t wreck your sacroiliac going under the limbo pole! Cheers, Baby!
Here’s to Friday AND to getting my first grades back in my UNM grad school course! I got 19.5 out of 20 points today on all my assignments ! Woo hoo! Cheers, y’all! This record, and Mr. C’s prickly pear margaritas, are just great for the occasion! Who doesn’t love a little Prado, Cugat, Esquivel, et al. ?! (See how I kinda snuck that in there? Yeah!) 😎
A couple of Tradewinds tiki cocktails, “The Surfers’ Hit Movie Songs From The Exotic Islands” on the turntable, and instantly Mr. C and I are transported to our own tropical oasis! This rare, hard to find (at least around here) album, is one of our treasured ones by The Surfers, one of our favorite Hawaiian vocal groups! Did you know they first appeared together at a Glendale, California junior college prom?! Here they sing songs from famous Hollywood movies, like the beautiful “Follow Me” from “Mutiny on the Bounty” and so many others! If you love movie themes AND The Surfers, like I do, check it out! Cheers, Friends! We love your hanging out with us each week! Mahalo and Aloooohaaa!!!
We just received an amazing album from a friend and listener in Japan, Hideya Kepani Sato, and we wanted to share it with you all to tonight! It’s “Don Telling’s Island Mysteries”! I imagine a lot of you already have this one, but, if you don’t, you need to get it! It’s lovely! We also had a double of The Golden Gun cocktail tonight to celebrate another album we just received this week, a fabulous album by Roland Shaw, 007, The James Bond Thrillers! Click on our post to see both albums! Cheers, everyone! We love you all and appreciate you following us on our website! Cheers! 🍸🍹😉
We finally got our reissue of Les Baxter’s “Soul of the Drums” album from Real Gone Records! It sounds great! And the colored vinyl is a fun added touch! Of course audiophiles that we are, we try to compare how it stands against the original album, as far as the mix goes, but, all in all, I think Real Gone Records did a great job! Everyone has their preferences, as far as sound goes, but, I think this is a really nice reissue, and if you have an original album that isn’t as clean sounding as you’d like it to be, then this would be a great purchase! We are happy we got it! Overall, we think it does the album justice! Let us know if you got it, too!
“Mambo With Tjader” is one of our favorite albums by Cal Tjader. From the cover to the actual music, it’s just a party album, all the way! You can’t help but dance to it, regardless of whether you know how to do the mambo or not! Mr. C gifted this one to me, in red vinyl, no less! I used to bring my CD of this one to his house when we first met. Do ya think Cal tipped the scales in my favor? I think he did! Thanks, Cal! I’m so glad Cal brought us together! We are such big fans! And, now, we get to share his music with you! How lucky can ya get?! Not much more, I say! Cheers to the wonderful music of Cal! And a pair of dirty martinis is perfect for the occasion!
Hey everybody out there in Tikiland! Have you heard?! It’s “National Offer a Drink to The Tiki Gods Day” today! (Just kidding! But, Mr. C and I will make up any excuse to make a tiki drink! Haha!) We do hope you’ll tune into the show tonight on KUPR.ORG, though, because, as you can see from our show promo, there’s going to be lots of tikis appearing tonight in the tiki hut! Cheers!