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Aloha

LP (Item 935254) Capitol, 1957 — Condition: Very Good

A very groovy little album by the King Sisters – one made up mostly of Hawaiian tunes, but done in a hiply harmonic way that's very much in keeping with the group's other albums from the late 50s! The sisters have a great approach here that's a bit less sleepy than other Hawaiian records from the time – a vocal style that's somewhere between the older mode of female groups, and the groovier styles to come in the 60s. A key part of the record is Alvin Rey – whose great arrangements are capped by his own singing work on electric guitar – used in a way that's never hokey, and which brings a nice new dimension of sound to the set! Titles include "Sand", "My Tane", "Song Of The Islands", "On The Beach At Waikiki", "Beyond The Reef", and "Hawaii Is Calling Me".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has some wear and a center split bottom seam.)

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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