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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 09, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

LIFE L-1004 < STEREO > LP!



A great LP to add to your collection. Please visit my other LP listings and @LISTEN@ before you buy!

THE VALUE OF THIS MUSIC : With the new year 2012, there are many challenges ahead. We are happy to offer a variety of

classical and easy listening/jazz/instrumental albums of music that will help relieve stress and prepare you to face each day!

Price: $10.00 for this LP


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Arthur Lyman was a Hawaiian vibraphonist who squawked, rattled, thumped, hooted and cawed his way to the top

of the world of Polynesian mood music in the 1950's and early 1960's, whose signature tune was "Yellow Bird",

which reached No. 4 on the pop charts in 1961, and is a Haitian folk melody. Back when tiki gods walked the

earth, in the golden age of pupu platters, Mr. Lyman was, for a while, king. His musical realm was exotica, a

term taken from the title of a 1959 album by Martin Denny , the genre's other giant, in whose combo Mr. Lyman

played vibes.
Exotica blended cool jazz with primitive percussion instruments, bird calls and other jungle noises to evoke a

steamy tropical mood. Mr. Lyman once told an interviewer that he had hit upon his mixture spontaneously, throwing

out a few squawks during a performance of the "Vera Cruz" movie theme. The audience squawked back, and a formula

was born. Or maybe not. Many others credit Mr. Denny with inventing exotica, although Mr. Lyman pushed it to its

limits, in more than 30 albums and in concerts and club appearances around the world.

A 1962 article in Time magazine captured Mr. Lyman, then 29, at the peak of his fame. "Taboo," his first solo album

after splitting with Mr. Denny, had sold nearly two million copies. "A conch shell wailed, the conga drums thump-thumped,

the bamboo sticks clattered," the magazine wrote. "The four men on stage were constantly on the move -- clacking wooden

blocks, scratching a corrugated gourd, flailing away at Chinese gongs, weaving rhythms that were insistent, sinuous and

hypnotic. Occasionally, when the spirit moved them, they barked like seals or whooped like cranes." The happy audience

at Chicago's Edgewater Beach Hotel rattled the rafters whooping back.

Lyman's love of music lasted nearly his entire life. He began his musical career playing "You Are My Sunshine" on a toy piano when he was 5. At age 8 he made his public debut on
the "Listerine Amateur Hour" on radio station KGMB. He won a bottle of Listerine for his rendition of "Twelfth Street Rag." After graduating from McKinley High School in 1951,
Lyman quit music and went to work as a desk clerk at the Halekulani Hotel. There, he met Martin Denny, who persuaded him to return to music. Denny, Lyman's longtime friend and
colleague, recorded "Quiet Village" in 1959 with Lyman. Lyman formed his own group in 1956 with John Kramer on bass, Allan Soares on piano, Harold Chang on drums and Augie
Colon on bird calls. They played across the coun...