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Anniversary Adventures Always Include Music!

Today we went record shopping for ourselves, as we always do on our anniversary, birthday, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day! 😂 To our surprise we found two Cal Tjader albums and one Les Baxter! We’re sharing a pic of the reissued Tjader album one we found today, “Solar Heat” in colored vinyl, from Modern Harmonics, here! We had this one already, but couldn’t resist getting the reissue in bright orange-yellow! It sounds great! If you have a chance to get it, do it!

Do The Bossanova, Baby!

So, we went record….and rum hunting….


(Listen to the album here!)

And look what we found! A sophisticated, sexy compilation album of Brazilian gems that gets even the most cynical hipster out there, tapping their toes and swearing they’re really on the balmy shores of Ipanema! Plus, we found a bottle of Lemon Hart 151 for our tiki concoction, lol! WHAT?! 😲 We NEVER find that here! We made a couple of drinks tonight, as you can see, to match the colors in the Brazilian album cover! And we are throwing in Tak Shindo’s Mganga album, tonight, as well, for that extra exotica flavor! Why the pirate skull?! Why not?! Rum always reminds us of adventure! And record, as well as rum hunting IS A DEFINITE ADVENTURE AROUND HERE, 😉 🍹🌴🍸Afterhours in the tiki hut is happening, people! Come on in! Cheers!

Evenings In The Tiki Hut Are Made For Martinis And More Music!!

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!)

Happy Halloween Weekend! Let’s All Do The Limbo!

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!

It’s Friday Happy Hour at “The Enchanted Tiki Hut”!

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!) 😎

Afterhours in the Enchanted Tiki Hut!!!

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!!!

Hey!!! We Got More Albums!!!

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 Got Our Les Baxter “Soul of the Drums” Reissue From Real Gone Records!!

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!