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Record Bin Roulette
Thu August 9, 2012
A Nice Hawaiian Punch of Songs
Watch the episode in glorious video here:
Hawaii has produced some great music unique to the islands with wonderful instruments like the ukulele, slack-key guitar, and the iconic electric lap steel guitar. Unfortunately this week’s episode doesn’t include any of that—instead, as usual, we veer toward the cheesy, blue-tinted Hollywood version of the music of the 50th state. With that in mind, here’s Elvis Presley with “Hawaiian Wedding Song”:
This is the first song we thought of when “Hawaii” appeared on the Roulette Wheel. The Ventures recorded it for the TV show Hawaii Five-0, and it reached #4 on the Billboard Pop charts. It has a guaranteed long life as a marching band standard: