Monday, 15 September 2014
Waikiki's Surf West and Kalakaua Boulevard by Kanzaki on the Road... from 1981
These guys did three smooth fusion albums in that very light Japanese style, all of which are relatively average for the genre but I couldn't resist posting this when I saw the first two songs on the second side: Waikiki Surf West, and Kalakaua Shuffle (the name of the main boulevard in Waikiki). This was recorded at "Commercial Recording" of Hawai'i way back in 1981, presumably in Honolulu.
Track A3 called Suite 246 - Aoyama Road is a highway in Japan.
Here's the song about Waikiki Beach's fabulous surf:
Not quite as composed as Jukka Linkola's opus on Hawai'i, but still real nice to hear for those like me who miss those beautiful garden islands...
I'm a bit puzzled by the title since the surf in general is better towards the east, closer to Diamond Head Crater, the west side features the family-friendly lagoon of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, favoured by my wife for maternal reasons.